Spotlight Voyages Part I: Wine and Cuisine

For the avid adventurer who is also a gastronome and oenophile, experiencing wine and great food on the high seas does not get any better. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Spotlight Voyages offer a variety of themed experiences tailored to everything from cuisine and music to the professional bridge for all levels.


Spotlight on Cuisine features a variety of culinary events that cater to every taste bud. From memorable locales in Europe to Alaska, travelers will be treated to food and wine pairings and hosted dinners coupled with how-to demonstrations.

The first voyage in this exclusive spotlight collection will include events such as a specially designed Royal Dinner menu and Royal Afternoon Tea complete with white-glove tea service. Foodies can savor fine Mediterranean cuisine with guest chef Darren McGrady while sailing roundtrip Barcelona aboard Seven Seas Voyager®, with stops in Valencia, Sardinia, Rome, Monte Carlo and Saint-Tropez. Personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, the late Diana Princess of Wales and five U.S. Presidents ranging from Gerald Ford to George W. Bush, Chef McGrady is also an author and culinary consultant whose royal recipes and penchant for seasonal entertaining will no doubt educate and entertain.  Chef McGrady dishes (no pun intended) on recollections of his fifteen years in the royal household along with up close and personal recipes, anecdotes and stories from his book Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen.


Foodies will also enjoy Bravo TV Top Chef Ryan Scott’s take on California and American regional cuisines aboard Seven Seas Mariner® on the August 15th voyage; or guests  may choose to sail with award-winning Los Angeles chef Tomasso Barletta aboard Seven Seas Voyager on September 20th for themed events such as Italian Cuisine and Health Cuisine.

The wine connoisseur (or those who simply enjoy exquisite wine tastings) will not want to miss the Spotlight on Wine voyages featuring calls to Rome, Venice, Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Passengers aboard Seven Seas Voyager’s June 1st voyage from Rome to Venice will be joined by multi-award winning wine expert and international speaker Tyson Stelzer. As a regular contributor to Wine Spectator magazine and author of 15 books on the subject, he will host a seminar for the beginner to connoisseur accompanied by two specialty wine tastings from his book Champagne Guide 2018-2019.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ has also paired with the renowned Castello Banfi wines for a variety of activities aboard select Seven Seas Voyager sailings. Shore excursions to the Italian-American brothers state-of-the-art Banfi Estate winery in Tuscany (a region that produces some of the best wines of the world) and a locally sourced lunch, Banfi premium wine-paired dinners, legendary wine tastings and educational seminars are just a few of the memorable experiences available.

Check back next week for part two of our series as we explore Spotlight Voyages focusing on Music and Craft Beers & Spirits.

View all featured programs available in the exclusive Spotlight Voyages collection.


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