Extraordinary Seabourn Epicurean Cruise Announced


The ships of Seabourn offer award-winning cuisine and gourmet dining experiences on each and every voyage, sailing to exotic ports around the world.  We saw the result of those efforts first hand, sailing Seabourn Quest where featured culinary events include a beach barbecue like no other, Seabourn’s signature Champagne in the Surf event and more.  To showcase their culinary ability, Seabourn today announced their first-ever epicurean themed sailing.

Just looking at the individual features of the Seabourn epicurean cruise,  its obvious that considerable thought went into the planning and execution of what might end up being a defining moment for culinary at-sea efforts, industry wide.

“Seabourn is synonymous with fine dining and superb cuisine that delights guests on every voyage,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “It only made sense to create this special epicurean cruise to showcase our culinary strengths in one of the most popular and revered food and wine regions in the world.”

We will be on board Seabourn Sojourn for the 11-day “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise” that will visit some of Europe’s most appealing food and wine regions, sailing October 30, 2014 from Monte Carlo, through the French and Italian Rivieras to Rome.

Celebrity Guest Chefs from the region will be along on the voyage as well as Seabourn’s award-winning team of corporate executive chefs and wine experts

French Chef Patrice Olivon brought the skills he learned in Southern France to Washington D. C., where he cooked at the French Embassy, the White House and at Camp David for special occasions. He is program director of Culinary Arts at the prestigious L’Academie de Cuisine and a popular instructor and presenter.

Italian Chef Alfio Longo has traveled the world learning and practicing his craft at fine dining restaurants and in private service in New York, as well as the Dominican Republic, China and Turkey. He is currently the Executive Chef at Osteria del Circo in New York operated by Sirio Maccioni’s Le Cirque International group.

Other features of Seabourn’s Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise include:

  • “Shopping with the Chef” trips in local markets in Marseille, France; Livorno and Messina, Italy;
  • Festive epicurean deck events and gala luncheons;
  • Local specialties and regional flavors featured on menus throughout the voyage.
  • Daily tastings of local foods and wines on board

Special Food And Wine Excursions
Seabourn has also created optional custom food and wine excursions at each of the Mediterranean ports of call: Marseille, St. Tropez and Ajaccio on Corsica in France; Santa Margherita Ligure, Messina (Taormina) and Sorrento in Italy and Valletta, Malta.

An overnight stay at Livorno and two full days to explore Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the culinary delights of Tuscany.

The Complete Seabourn Epicurean Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Marseille:

  • Optional “Sipping with the Sommelier” tour to Chateau Dupont winery
  • Tasting of local wines and cheeses on board
  • Dinner menus featuring Bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise –directed by celebrity chef Patrice Olivon
  • Dessert Under the Stars on deck

Day 2: St-Tropez: 

  • Local market lunches in the Colonnade and Patio Grill
  • Cooking demonstration by Chef Patrice Olivon
  • Chef Patrice Olivon dinner menus in The Restaurant and Colonnade with local wine pairings

Day 3: Santa Margherita Ligure: 

  • Local specialties including focaccia and pesto served on board
  • Optional tours to the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre
  • Optional tour to Santa Margherita winery
  • Local specialties for lunches at The Colonnade and Patio Grill

Day 4 and 5: Livorno: 

  • Optional Winery tour in Tuscany
  • Tuscan dinner menus in all venues
  • Special deck event
  • Multiple Shopping with the Chef tours to Tuscan markets
  • Local market lunch in The Colonnade

Day 6: Ajaccio: 

  • Corsican market lunch on board
  • Tastings of local wines and cheeses

Day 7: Cruising the Tyrrhenian Sea: 

  • Cooking demonstration by Italian celebrity chef Alfio Longo
  • Mediterranean Galley Market luncheon
  • Dinner menus featuring creations by Chef Alfio Longo

Day 8: Valletta: 

  • Gala Epicurean Sailaway event on deck
  • Special Maltese themed dinner in the Colonnade
  • Maltese specialties on The Restaurant dinner menu

Day 9: Messina: 

  • Multiple Shopping with the Chef tours to Sicilian markets
  • Local specialties on luncheon menus at the Patio Grill and the Colonnade
  • Special Sicilian themed dinner at the Colonnade
  • Sicilian specialties on The Restaurant menu

Day 10: Sorrento: 

  • Neopolitan pizza and calzone event on deck
  • Celebration of limoncello with local makers
  • Grand Finale Dinner featuring signature dishes by Seabourn’s culinary masters

Book It Now
To join us and see additional details about the “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise,” click here. For more information or reservations on Seabourn’s “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise,” contact a professional travel advisor, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.