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Small Ship Culinary & Wine Cruises

 

CRUISE WITH A CULINARY SUPERSTAR

Imagine learning firsthand how your favorite chef turns the freshest local ingredients into mouthwatering Sicilian cannoli or mushroom polpettine. Imagine going on market tours, tasting local specialties, dining on perfectly wine-paired meals, and asking all those epicurean questions you’ve been dying to ask. On a culinary-themed Windstar cruise, you’ll have the chance to do all this and more in the company of an esteemed James Beard Foundation Chef. Each James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise features: Hosted dinner with a James Beard Foundation Chef, including wine pairings and demonstrations by the Chef.

Windstar Knows the Way to Cruising with a Culinary Superstar
Imagine learning firsthand how your favorite chef turns the freshest local ingredients into mouthwatering Sicilian cannoli or mushroom polpettine. Imagine going on market tours, tasting local specialties, dining on perfectly wine-paired meals, and asking all those epicurean questions you’ve been dying to ask. On a culinary-themed Windstar cruise, you’ll have the chance to do all this and more in the company of an esteemed James Beard Foundation Chef.
Curated Wine Cruises
As part of our commitment to unique epicurean experiences around the world, guests can enjoy a variety of curated wines on some of our most special itineraries. It’s just one more way we help you fully savor the journey and whet your appetite for travel. Each Wine Cruise features: two exclusive wine-tasting workshops with the vintners on each voyage.
Wine & Dine
Each James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise features: Hosted dinner with a James Beard Foundation Chef, including wine pairings and demonstrations by the Chef.
Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is an organization committed to celebrating, nurturing and honoring chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone. This partnership also extends beyond the dining room to a wide range of culinary events and activities that help guests connect more intimately with local cultures. The James Beard Foundation nominates and chooses winners of the James Beard Awards, referred to as the “Oscars” of the restaurant industry.
All-Star Roster
Our past James Beard Foundation affiliated chef have included: Hugh Acheson, Renee Erickson, Duskie Estes, Judy Ni, Andy Ricker, and more.
Can't Make These Dates?
Every year, Windstar features three James Beard Foundation Culinary Collection cruises, but if you can't make the date with your favorite chef, you'll still be able to find the recipes they created served in Amphora on every cruise. Look for them on the dinner menu nightly and try them all to see if you have a favorite.
WINDSTAR'S CULINARY & WINE CRUISES
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Wine Cruise: Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands

Port to port
Papeete to Papeete
Duration
11 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$5,799
Cruise Only From?
$5,799

James Beard Foundation: Adriatic Archipelagos & Greek Goddesses

Port to port
Venice to Athens, Greece
Duration
9 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$4,400
Cruise Only From?
$3,599
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Wine Cruise: Sicilian Splendors

Port to port
Rome to Rome
Duration
10 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$5,699
Cruise Only From?
$5,699
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

Tahiti & Moorea Culture Through Cuisine Cruise Tour

Port to port
Papeete to Papeete
Duration
7 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$4,899
Cruise Only From?
$4,699
SPECIAL AVAILABLE

James Beard Foundation & Wine Cruise: Adriatic Archipelagos & Greek Goddesses

Port to port
Venice to Athens, Greece
Duration
8 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$4,199
Cruise Only From?
$4,199

James Beard Foundation: Baltic Beauty

Port to port
Stockholm to Copenhagen
Duration
11 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$9,078
Cruise Only From?
$8,099

James Beard Foundation: Southeast Canadian Explorations

Port to port
Montreal to New York City
Duration
12 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$6,067
Cruise Only From?
$4,999

James Beard Foundation: Spanish Symphony

Port to port
Lisbon to Barcelona
Duration
8 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$5,111
Cruise Only From?
$4,399

James Beard Foundation: Windward Ways & Tobago Cays

Port to port
Oranjestad to Bridgetown
Duration
7 Days
All-Inclusive From?
$3,222
Cruise Only From?
$2,599