Your Complete Guide To The Seabourn Food & Wine Cruise

Hitting the ground running in 2016, I’m sailing aboard Seabourn Sojourn for 14 nights from Hong Kong to Singapore on the 3rd annual Seabourn Food And Wine Cruise .  Along the way, look for details of over 90 onboard culinary events, as they happen.  Through daily posts right here at and a variety of engaging social ways outlined below, we hope you will follow along on our journey as you have the last two events of the same name.

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Chris Cruises In Progress takes readers directly to a list of all Seabourn Food And Wine Cruise posts.

ChrisCruises Daily Posts – 


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Facebook Photo Albums


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Flickr Event Photos-  

  1. Hong Kong– a brief look from what we could see on the way to Seabourn Sojourn and from her decks.
  2. Hong Kong Local Performers– A nice detail, for those of us flying in the day of the cruise without time to explore Hong Kong, Seabourn brought aboard local performers to kick off the Taste of Asia Food and Wine Cruise
  3. Dim Sum Lunch
  4. Tai Tak Cruise Terminal– Once an airport, this new cavernous facility can take two Oasis-class size ships.  Interestingly, the new port is a place I first wrote about in a Gadling article.   See: Recycled Hong Kong Airport Opens As Cruise Terminal for more
  5. Wines Of Asia Lecture
  6. Cruising The South China Sea– shots from the balcony of my suite on Seabourn Sojourn
  7. Seabourn Sojourn Ship Shots– random shots from around the ship at the features of Seabourn Sojourn
  8. Dr Richard Turnbull – guest lecturer
  9. Colonade Dining– Seabourn Sojourn’s indoor/outdoor dining venue and a personal favorite
  10. Molecular Cocktail Demonstration– a fun time in the Observation lounge with sommelier Sebastian
  11. Seabourn Patio Grill– Dining on deck for lunch or dinner most nights.
  12. Seabourn Guests– random photos of our fellow travelers
  13. Captain’s Welcome Event– Captain
  14. Chef Bernd Seiner brought Michelin star quality to street level
  15. Behind The Scenes- Random shots of what happens before and after passengers attend Food and Wine cruise events.
  16. Seabourn Crew– The ladies and gentlemen that work on Seabourn Sojourn.
  17. Tea Time With Chinese Pastries- 
  18. Sailing To Halong Bay, Vietnam-  a lovely day of cruising at sea
  19. Halong Bay, Vietnam– Perhaps my favorite port on the entire itinerary
  20. Champagne Afternoons – a series of presentations by sommelier Sebastian Pacheco
  21. Asian Hot Pot Dinner served in Seabourn Sojourn’s indoor/outdoor Colonnade Restaurant
  22. Dim Sum Cooking Demonstration featuring chefs from the Peninsula Hong Kong  (@PeninsulaHongKong)
  23. Dim Sum Lunch– prepared by chefs from the Peninsula Hong Kong  (@PeninsulaHongKong)
  24. Shopping With The Chefs In Vietnam
  25. DaNang Port– Overlooking the port from the balcony of my suite, I capture some interesting moments on the dock below.
  26. Bordeaux Wine Seminar– on of a number of wine-oriented informational talks
  27. Seabourn Room Service– an afterthought, I enjoyed Seabourn room service every morning with coffee at 3AM
  28. Touring DaNang, Vietnam– I hired a driver for an efficient “just take me to the places, s
  29. Food And Wine Pairing Seminar- new to the third edition of the Seabourn Food And Wine Cruise
  30. Officers On Deck– a pre-dinner event on deck chatting with officers
  31. The South China Sea
  32. The Saigon River– Going where big ships can’t we drive Seabourn Sojourn up the Saigon River


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NEW: YouTube Video- (my first attempt with video, be kind please)


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Also see

  • Instagram lovers will see one post a day that summarizes much of what we saw and did in the last 24 hours.
  • Pinterest boards for each port of call are already set up, ready to be filled with photos as time permits, subject to bandwidth limitations we may encounter along the way.  Also to be created and published perhaps with a bit higher priority, food and wine photos.
  • Twitter has been populated with prescheduled tweets throughout the day that will be updated with events and happenings around the ship and ashore as the occur.  Follow @OrlandoChris, @SeabournCruise and the tag #SeabournFoodAndWineCruise.
  • Tumblr will be all about food and wine with multiple posts throughout each day.
  • Google+ posts will recap the day at its end
  • Exposure Photo Storybooks will no doubt come after sailing and be more reflective of the entire experience, as usual.  Different this time, multiple storybooks focusing on culinary events as well as destinations visited along the way.