|Oceania Cruises' Marina will be host to several cooking packages hosted by CookingVacations.com. // (c) 2011 Oceania Cruises.|
On Jul 12, CookingVacations.com launched a series of epicurean cruises in partnership with Oceania Cruises aboard the new ship, the Marina.
CookingVacations.com is offering the “Cooking along the Mediterranean: Athens to Rome” package, a ten-day cruise providing private cooking lessons both on board the ship and at cooking schools in destinations the ship stops at. The cruise departs November 14.
The 1,250-guest Marina boasts 24 cooking stations, and features the Bon Appetit Culinary Center, as well as six open-seating gourmet restaurants and two private dining venues: La Reserve by Wine Spectator, and Privee.
The offer is available for $3,998 per person, and includes economy airfare from 21 U.S. destinations, lodging in stateroom suites, cooking lessons and a seven-course food and wine pairing at La Reserve by Wine Spectator, as well as a hands-on cooking class in St. Agata, Italy where guests will receive a signed copy of the cookbook, “Mama Agata: Simple and Genuine.”
The cruise also stops in Ephesus, Turkey; Nauplion and Katakolon, Greece; Sicily and Florence, Italy; Porto Cervo, Sardinia; Monte Carlo, Monaco and Rome.
Additional 10-day culinary cruise packages aboard the Marina will also be offered by CookingVacations.com throughout 2012, including “Tuscan Artistry,” “Azure Coast” and “Pyramids and Palaces.”
For more information, visit www.cookingvacations.com.