By The Cruise Web, Inc.
Being the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation, Windstar Cruises is selecting world class culinary experts recognized by the foundation to share their knowledge of cuisine on a new collection of cruises for 2019.
Each culinary expert is hand chosen for their knowledge of and love for the culture and cuisine of their given cruise destination, allowing them to bring their passion to the perfect itinerary.
Each cruise will feature the following:
- Hosted dinner with a James Beard Foundation chef and beverage expert, plus wine pairings
- Chef demonstrations of select recipes
- Chef-led shopping excursion at a local market
- Wine, beer and spirit tastings
- Shopping and tours with a sommelier/beverage expert (based on availability)
Windstar’s 2019 James Beard Culinary Cruises:
WINTER ANTILLES ESCAPE (7 Days)
January 5, 2019 | San Juan to Barbados | Star Pride
Reefs, rainforests and refreshing rum tastings. Wave goodbye to winter and hello to a Lesser Antilles cruise that gives you unique culinary encounters, serene and quiet beaches, and beautiful tropical scenery. Set sail from San Juan, with its charming colonial houses, and take in Roseau’s geothermal bubbles. Finish your journey with a drive along Barbados’ scenic Gold Coast.
Featured Culinary Expert: Chef Danielle Leoni
COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL (7 Days)
February 16, 2019 | Puerto Caldera to Colón | Star Breeze
Come seek the natural and man-made sites on this exciting and exotic Costa Rican and Panama Canal itinerary. Learn about the land from a local Naturalist on board, then take a Zodiac and explore the shore. You can hike through Manuel Antonio National Park and discover its beautiful beaches and wildlife, or fly over the Quepos jungle floor and spot monkeys, sloths, and toucans as you zipline through the trees. Plus, take a daytime transit through the impressive Panama Canal, one of the world’s most incredible pieces of engineering, on a ship that lets you see it all.
Featured Culinary Expert: Chef Jamilka Borges
POP CULTURE KINGS OF ASIA (11 Days)
March 16, 2019 | Beijing (Tianjin) to Tokyo | Star Legend
J-pop, Harajuku culture, and Korean dramas are staples of Asian pop culture. Experience the pottery artists of Karatsu and the beauty and grace of the geisha with an overnight in Busan. Cruise the Inland Sea, and see famed art pieces in Uno Port, its equal parts pop culture and cultural heritage throughout your journey.
Featured Culinary Expert: Chef Judi Ni
YACHTSMAN’S HARBORS OF THE RIVIERA (7 Days)
June 22, 2019 | Rome to Barcelona | Wind Surf
Take advantage of Windstar’s intimate small-ship cruising to explore the jewels of the Mediterranean, including Rome, Portoferraio, Portofino, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Sanary-sur-Mer, Port Vendres and Barcelona. From charming seaside villages to glamorous cities, and secluded cliff-sheltered coves to expansive beaches—this voyage highlights the best of the French Riviera and beyond.
Featured Culinary Expert: TBA
WEST COAST EPICUREAN EXTRAVAGANZA (10 Days)
September 24, 2019 | Vancouver to San Diego | Star Legend
Explore the best of the west—sailing to towering cities like San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as smaller gems like Portland and Sausalito. Enjoy some of the best wines the US has to offer while sailing to Sonoma, tour San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, go whale-watching in Monterey Bay and eat your way along the entire West Coast.
Featured Culinary Expert: TBA
CLASSIC ITALY & DALMATIAN COAST (8 Days)
October 14, 2019 | Venice to Rome | Wind Surf
Sail the charming cities and villages along the Dalmatian Coast and Italy, taking in the beauty of history of Croatia, Montenegro and more! From picturesque cobblestone streets to seaside fortresses, Windstar’s small-ship cruising brings you right into the heart of this incredible region. Highlights include Venice, Rovinj, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Sorrento and, of course, Rome.
Featured Culinary Expert: Chef Chris Pandel
For more information about Windstar Cruises and these exciting new itineraries for 2019, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with an expert cruise consultant.
Space is limited and these unique voyages are expected to sell out quickly!
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