Claudine Pépin will serve as godmother for the newest ship from Oceania Cruises, Sirena, at the ship’s christening ceremony in Barcelona on April 27, 2016.
Claudine’s father, legendary chef Jacques Pépin, has been Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director since the line’s inception. Claudine has joined him on Oceania Cruises’ annual Jacques Pépin Cruise to co-host special culinary events and cooking demonstrations.
A cookbook author and regular co-host on Jacques’ PBS show “Heart and Soul in the Kitchen,” Claudine will officially christen Sirena by breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull during a pier-side celebration in Barcelona. Following the ceremony, she will sail on Sirena’s maiden voyage with her father, mother, husband and 12-year-old daughter, Shorey.
During the maiden voyage, Claudine will interact with guests at cooking demonstrations and book signing events which will take place throughout the cruise. All guests booked on the maiden voyage will receive a complimentary copy of Claudine’s cookbook, Let’s Cook French, which was published earlier this year and pays homage to French-style family home cooking.