Silversea Cruises has announced that artist Alexandre Renoir and two Relais & Châteaux chefs, Erik Arnecke and Fabio Pisani, will host a special enrichment program aboard Silver Spirit's November 2 Mediterranean cruise, a seven-day sailing from Rome to Barcelona.
During the "Farewell Mediterranean" voyage, contemporary impressionist painter Alexandre Renoir, great-grandson of French impressionist painter Pierre-August Renoir, will be on board to present lectures about his famous ancestor's life and demonstrate his own artistic talents. This voyage includes an overnight stay in Livorno, gateway to the artistic treasures of Florence, as well as calls in Monte Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca. During the visit to Monte Carlo, Renoir will host an exclusive optional shore excursion to his estate at Cagnes-sur-Mer, where Pierre-August Renoir spent the last years of his life.
Also on board will be Erik Arnecke, chef of the Michelin-starred Philipp Soldan restaurant, located at Germany's Die Sonne Frankenberg Hotel, a Relais & Châteaux member property, and Fabio Pisani, chef of the two Michelin-starred Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, a Relais & Châteaux restaurant in Milan, Italy. They will combine their culinary talents to present a program of cooking demonstrations and gourmet dinners.
Other highlights include a culinary demonstration program with specialized workshops and cooking competitions hosted by culinary trainer David Bilsland, who oversees Silversea's L'École des Chefs program.
Additionally, a wine enrichment program will spotlight a collection of Italian vintages selected by Comitato Grandi Cru d'Italia, an association of top Italian winemakers. Gennaro Buono, award-winning sommelier of the two Michelin-starred Il Pagliaccio, a Relais & Châteaux restaurant in Rome, Italy, will lead guests.
Fares start from $3,850 per person, based on double occupancy.