Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Unleash Your Inner Epicurean With Celebrity Cruises' Excite the Senses Cruises

Foodies aren't your average cruisers. They want to get up close and personal with the culinary experts on board and learn to create the dishes they've enjoyed during their cruise. On a Celebrity Cruises Excite the Senses Cruise they can don a chef hat and apron and depart on a culinary journey that teaches cooking technique and beverage secrets as part of the program.

Celebrity Cruises' Excite the Senses lifestyle book was the inspiration for this year's theme cruises. Featuring over 260 recipes from the most popular restaurants and bars on board, the book also has sections detailing how to host parties at home in true Celebrity style.

Each Excite the Senses voyage will be lead by a member of the Celebrity Culinary Team and a beverage partner. Enjoy a Meet and Greet event, a book signing, two demonstrations of recipes from the book, two hands-on classes, and a Food and Wine Pairing Dinner. Each expert will also incorporate elements of the sailing's ports of call.

2012 Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruise dates and hosts are:

• June 29: 7-night Alaska cruise on Celebrity Infinity®, roundtrip from Seattle and hosted by Celebrity Cruises Director of Culinary Operations, John Suley, and Celebrity's wine expert and certified sommelier, Chanelle Duarte. Activities will focus on local ingredients, food and wine pairing, and more.
• July 10: 12-night Mediterranean cruise on Celebrity Solstice®, sailing roundtrip from Barcelona and hosted by Corporate Executive Chef Rufino Rengifo. Activities will celebrate Mediterranean cooking.
• August 12: 12-night Baltic cruise on Celebrity Constellation®, the first of Celebrity's Millennium Class ships to be Solsticized, sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam and hosted by Lorenzo Davidoiu, Celebrity's Restaurant Operations Manager, who will focus on easy, modern entertaining tips.
• Sept 14: 8-night wine cruise on Celebrity Millennium®, sailing from Vancouver to San Diego and hosted by Celebrity's Traveling Restaurant Manager and former star maitre d' Dominique Gamba, who will focus on specialty cheeses from around the world, the art of tea service, table settings, and entertaining tips.
Video Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

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