Silversea Cruises will offer eleven unique Culinary Arts themed
cruises in 2005, in conjunction with the prestigious association of
boutique hotels and restaurants, Relais & Châteaux - Relais
The program will feature the award-winning artistry of noted
chefs from around the world, including Eyvind Hellstrøm of Oslo’s
Bagatelle, a Michelin Two Star restaurant; Alois Vanlangenaeker ,
the Michelin Star chef of Il San Pietro Hotel in Positano, Italy;
and Rick Tramonto, partner and executive chef of Chicago’s Tru, a
Mobil Four Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant.
“Our guests are sophisticated world travelers with a keen
interest in personal development and continuing education, and our
Culinary Arts cruises are a great way to meld together exciting
travel destinations with cooking events and demonstrations that
entertain and edify, as well as reveal the personalities, skills -
and a few culinary secrets - of the masters of haute cuisine,” said
Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s senior vice president, worldwide
marketing and communications.
The distinguished guest chefs will inform and entertain guests
during cooking demonstrations. Guests will help create (and sample)
signature dishes from master chefs, such as Robert Carter,
executive chef of the Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond
Peninsula Grill at Planters Inn, Charleston, South Carolina; Paul
Wade, executive chef of the Mobil Four Star Montagna restaurant at
The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado; Marc Fosh, the Michelin Star
executive chef of the gourmet restaurant at Read’s Hotel, Santa
María, Mallorca; and Joachim Koerper, the Michelin Two Star
chef/owner of Spain’s famed Girasol restaurant.
The Culinary Arts cruises also feature unique food and wine
pairings, specially prepared regional dishes, and a five-course
grand gourmet dinner. Throughout the voyage, the featured guest
chef and Silversea’s executive chef will share their culinary
expertise and answer guests’ questions.
In addition to the dazzling array of culinary expertise, the
Culinary Arts cruises will offer a taste of some of the world’s
most spectacular scenery. Guests will have the opportunity to
discover the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu on the slopes of the
Andes Mountains; experience the glamour and nightlife of the French
Riviera in Monte Carlo; soak up the sun on a Caribbean beach, or
relax with a leisurely bike ride along Québec’s beautiful St.
Lawrence River. The 2005 Culinary Arts Cruise Schedule
Silver Shadow’s “Pacific Coast Explorer” 12-day cruise from
Acapulco to Callao (Lima, Peru), January 19 - 31, 2005 (Voyage
3503). Guest Chef: Joachim Koerper , Michelin Two Star Girasol ,
Moraira (Alicante), Spain. Early Booking Incentive fares start at
$6,116 per person.
Silver Wind’s “Across a Southern Sea” 15-day cruise from Rio de
Janeiro to Cape Town, February 15 - March 2, 2005, (Voyage 2504).
Guest Chef: Alois Vanlangenaeker ,Il San Pietro Hotel (Michelin
Star restaurant), Positano (Campania), Italy. Early Booking
Incentive fares start at $4,897 per person.
Silver Shadow’s “Grand Transatlantic” 16-day cruise from Rio de
Janeiro to Lisbon, March 7 - 23, 2005 (Voyage 3507). Guest Chef:
Marc Fosh, Read’s Hotel (Michelin Star restaurant) , Santa María,
(Mallorca), Spain. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $5,621
Silver Whisper’s “Tropical Passage” 14-day cruise from Barbados
to Lisbon, April 1 - 15, 2005 (Voyage 4514). Guest Chef: Maxime
Deschamps, Le Gaïac Restaurant at Le Toiny Hotel , St. Barthelemy,
French West Indies. Silver Sailings fares start at $3,957 per
Silver Shadow’s “The Riviera & Tuscany” 10-day cruise from
Monte Carlo to Rome, April 2 - 12, 2005 (Voyage 3509). Guest Chef:
Franz Faeh, Grand Hotel Park , Gstaad, Switzerland. Early Booking
Incentive fares start at $4,926 per person. Silver Shadow’s
“Crossroads of History” 10-day cruise from Rome to Venice, April 12
- 22, 2005 (Voyage 3510). Guest Chef: Paul Wade, Mobil Four Star
Montagna at The Little Nell , Aspen, Colorado. Early Booking
Incentive fares start at $4,926 per person.
Silver Wind’s “Mallorca to the Riviera” 7-day cruise from Palma
de Mallorca to Monte Carlo, July 11 - 18, 2005 (Voyage 2517). Guest
Chef: Rick Tramonto, Mobil Four Star / AAA Five Diamond Tru ,
Chicago, Illinois. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $4,501
Silver Whisper’s “Classic Crossing” 12-day cruise from London
(Southampton) to Boston, August 29 - September 10, 2005 (Voyage
4533). Guest Chef: Robert Carter , Mobil Four Star / AAA Four
Diamond Peninsula Grill at Planters Inn , Charleston, South
Carolina. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $4,057 per
Silver Whisper’s “Colonial Coast & Florida” 12-day cruise
from Montreal to Ft. Lauderdale, October 21 - November 2, 2005
(Voyage 4538). Guest Chef: Marc Latulippe, Kingsbrae Arms , St.
Andrews, New Brunswick. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $6,156
Silver Cloud’s “Amazon Explorer” 12-day cruise from Barbados to
Manaus, October 31 - November 12, 2005 (Voyage 1532). Guest Chef:
Eyvind Hellstrøm , Michelin Two Star Bagatelle , Oslo, Norway.
Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $5,756 per person.
Silver Whisper’s “Caribbean Breezes” 9-day cruise from Barbados
to Ft. Lauderdale, November 11 - 20, 2005 (Voyage 4540). Guest
Chef: Neil Hitchen ,Terrace Restaurant at Cobblers Cove,
Bridgetown, Barbados. Advance Payment Bonus fares start at $3,296