Food Network stars participated in Signature’s inaugural Food Network at Sea Cruise. // © 2010 Ralph Grizzle
Signature Travel Network’s inaugural Food Network at Sea onboard the Celebrity Solstice took place on Aug. 22. This was the first branded voyage of the new partnership between Signature and the Food Network. The sailing marks the first of these exclusive culinary land-and-sea itineraries available to travelers with a passion for food and travel.
The seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise sailed roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to San Juan, Puerto Rico; and to St. Thomas and St. Maarten in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Onboard the ship, Food Network guests enjoyed exclusive access to mingle with Food Network chefs such as Iron Chef Cat Cora of “Iron Chef America” and Chef Aaron Sanchez of “Chefs vs. City.”Food Network at Sea guests enjoyed invitation-only amenities such as a food-and-wine pairing dine-around, a VIP champagne galley tour hosted by Celebrity’s executive chef and two separate, interactive cooking demonstrations led by Cora and Sanchez.Plans are under way to offer a range of additional exclusive Food Network collaborations in 2011. These experiences will include other cruises with Food Network stars, and trips tied to specific Food Network culinary trends or topics.