Here at Jaunt we think one of two ways. ‘Only the best’ or ‘Only the most authentic.’ When we find something that marries the two together (and involves five-star culinary fare), we get hungry to share with the masses. Yes, Silversea is the best cruise line in the world and we say, “If it’s good enough for Isabella Rossellini, it’s good enough for the jauntiest of the jaunty.” Voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, Silversea is offering a foodie lover’s wetdream (get it?), a collection of the world’s most flavorful destinations expertly paired with the culinary world’s hottest talents.
These moveable feasts are perfect for sophisticated travelers who enjoy high-end dining as much as the adventure of luxury travel. In case you’ve never hit the high seas aboard their ultra-luxury liners, Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities in an intimate setting. The best part? All-suite vessels! The Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, and recently launched in December, the Silver Spirit. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, the company’s itineraries encompass all seven continents.
Silver Shadow Room
The enlightening café lifestyle of Paris in the 1920s (immortalized in A Moveable Feast) stayed with American writer Ernest Hemingway throughout his life … wherever he traveled … and for Silversea guests, this year’s 11 Culinary Arts voyages promise similar opportunities for personally enriching experiences that will linger after the journey ends. These unique culinary theme cruises showcase the artistry of award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world, including the internationally acclaimed chefs of Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of 480of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries.
Dining on the Silver Whisper
Established in France in 1954, the family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world share a passion for exceptional quality. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations.
On the culinary sailings, celebrity chefs will display their talents during dynamic and informative cooking demonstrations where guests can taste and learn firsthand the secrets of enticing signature dishes. Chefs include the likes of Rick Tramonto, partner and executive chef of Chicago’s Tru, a Mobil Four Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant; Eyvind Hellstrøm, owner and chef of Michelin Two Star Bagatelle in Oslo; and Anne Desjardins, the chef/co-owner of CAA Four Diamond L’Eau à La Bouche in Ste-Adèle, Québec. The Culinary Arts enrichment voyages also feature escorted provisioning trips to international markets, food and wine pairings, creative regional dishes, and a five-course grand gourmet dinner. Throughout these special voyages, the featured guest chef and Silversea’s executive chef are on hand to share their culinary expertise and answer any questions.
Below, with the handy help of Silversea’s excellent staff, we’ve put together a list of the Culinary Arts voyages around the world.
Now hit the high seas and relish the good (foodie) life!
ALASKA & PACIFIC COAST
Voyage 3912: Silver Shadow, May 28 – June 7, Seward to Vancouver, 10 days. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $7,050. Jonathan Lindenauer — Bon Appétit magazine’s chef de cuisine will be in residence to bring the Bon Appétit Supper Club to life and offer guests a taste of his signature recipes. This avant-garde concept of a stylish, limited-time dining experience will transform La Terrazza into a New York-inspired restaurant.
Voyage 3917: Silver Shadow, July 20 – August 1, San Francisco (roundtrip), 12 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $4,747. Gregory Short — Executive chef of Masas, San Francisco.
Voyage 1926: Silver Cloud, October 19 – 29, New York to Barbados, 10 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $3,397. Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Anne Desjardins — Co-owner of L’Eau à La Bouche Ste-Adèle, Québec, Canada.
Voyage 3929: Silver Shadow, November 13 – 22, Barbados to Fort Lauderdale, 9 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $3,047. Relais & Châteaux Chef Stéphane Mazières — Executive chef of Le Gaïac restaurant at Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Bart’s.
FAR EAST & SOUTH PACIFIC
Voyage 3909: Silver Shadow, April 11 – 29, Sydney to Singapore, 18 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $10,496. Relais & Châteaux Chef Mathew Macartney — Executive chef of Chateau Yering, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Voyage 2915: Silver Wind, May 14 – 21, Barcelona to Nice, 7 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $3,197. Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Rick Tramonto — Executive chef/partner of Tru, Chicago.
Voyage 2922: Silver Wind, July 18 – 28, Monte Carlo (roundtrip), 10 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $6,177. Relais & Châteaux Chef Vincent Nattress — Executive chef of Meadowood Resort, St. Helena, California.
Voyage 4931: Silver Whisper, October 3 – 10, Venice to Rome, 7 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $4,616. Lidia Bastianich — Author, TV chef and co-owner of Felidia and Becco restaurants, New York City.
Voyage 4933: Silver Whisper, October 17 – 24, Monte Carlo to Athens, 7 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $3,297. “World of Relais & Châteaux” — Over seven days, these five Relais & Châteaux chefs are set to take part in what is sure to be the ultimate culinary festival at sea:
Jacques Thorel, Auberge Bretonne (La Roche-Bernard, Britanny, France)
Eyvind Hellstrøm, Bagatelle (Oslo, Norway)
Julien Lahire, Auberge du Moulin Hideux (Noirefontaine, Belgium)
Christian Gölles, Gasthof Post (Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Austria)
Erwan Louaisil, El Castell de Ciutat (La Seu d’Urgell, Lleida, Spain)
Voyage 2933: Silver Wind, October 18 – 30, Istanbul to Rome, 12 days. Silver Sailing fares start at $5,847. Anton Mosimann — Chef/owner of Mosimann’s, London.
Voyage 1916: Silver Cloud, July 11 – 26, Copenhagen (roundtrip), 15 days. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $11,396. Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Eyvind Hellstrøm — Chef/owner of Bagatelle, Oslo.
Fares listed are per person based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite and do not include port charges and handling fees that range from $100 to $500 per person, depending on the itinerary.
For information on Relais & Châteaux:
Tel: (800) 735-2478 (U.S./Canada)
TeL 00 800 2000 00 02 (U.K.)