Choosing from the endless menu of cruises is never easy. Add a dash of mouthwatering food and wine, and you could be there for years! So to help you choose, here’s our pick of some truly scrumptious food and wine cruise experiences. They’ve got all the ingredients of high sea adventure seasoned with great Australian and New Zealand food and wines.
Food and Wine Sea Breaks, P&O Cruises
So you think you’re a foodie or a wine connoisseur? P&O’s delicious Food and Wine Breaks will take your palette to places you’ve only dreamt of! Chefs, winemakers and providers from some of Australia's most famous food and wine regions have inspired the menu of cruise adventures.
Dip into wine tasting and master classes with Bruce Tyrell from Tyrell’s Wines and Scott McWilliam from McWilliam’s Wines, and live culinary demonstrations with world-renowned chefs. Save room for Kim McCosker, author and presenter of “4 Ingredients”, and the intoxicating cheese tasting and pairing sessions with Tania Prasad from Meredith Dairy.
Need to know: To experience an amazing menu of events, join P&O’s Pacific Dawn, Pacific Pearl or Pacific Jewel on a 3-night sailing from Brisbane or Sydney.
Celebrity’s Wine Experience
Suffering from novinophobia? No need to worry about running out of wine on a Celebrity cruise! From Wine Appreciation 101 to the Riedel Comparative Wine Crystal Workshop, Celebrity’s wine-enriched program has something to suit every taste. And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, Celebrity Cruises has the largest team of certified sommeliers in the world ready to help you select from the long list of international wines.
Need to know: Celebrity’s Wine Experience is available on selected ships.
Culinary Arts and Wine Series Voyages, Silversea
Calling all gourmands and oenophiles! Silversea has whipped together a program of culinary and wine inspired delights. Think innovative menus designed by world-renowned chefs. Exclusive wine tastings hosted in world-famous regions. And the pièce de résistance – an immersive onboard gastronomic journey presented by Relais & Châteaux. This unique cooking school concept, L’Ecole des Chefs, features cooking demonstrations, competitions, knife workshops and intimate ‘lunch and learn' events. Your chef will demonstrate the preparation of your appetiser, main course and dessert – before you devour every morsel!
Need to know: Silversea’s Culinary Arts and Wine Series Voyages are available on selected ships.
Holland America’s Culinary Arts Centre
Inspired by MasterChef? Book yourself into the Culinary Arts Centre on Holland America Line’s cruises. There are plenty of opportunities to chop, whip, whisk, and perfect your “plating up” in hands-on cooking classes. Or you can sit back in the auditorium and watch the masters at work on the giant plasma screens. Be sure to take notes as guest chefs reveal the tricks of the trade. There are also wine tasting and mixology classes, as well as cooking classes for kids.
Need to know: The activity program for Holland America Line’s Culinary Arts Centre varies depending on the cruise and region.
Check out the details of these and many more mouthwatering culinary cruise experiences on our website.