MIAMI, Sept. 17: Once again, the cruise line known for recognizing, indulging and celebrating its guests is teaming up with the magazine known for celebrating the world of great food and sharing it with others. In December of this year, Celebrity Cruises’ new Celebrity Life Savor Series and Bon Appetit will present their second at-sea experience focusing on the joys of cooking and dining: a seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyage on Celebrity Solstice, the stylish and innovative flagship of Celebrity’s newest class of ships.
Building on the success of April’s joint program during which the magazine and the cruise line offered a Mediterranean experience on Celebrity Summit, and playing off Celebrity’s new Celebrity Life program of onboard activities, the Bon Appetit cruise will take place on the 2,850-guest vessel that elevated the cruise industry’s approach to style and design. Celebrity Solstice will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 13, 2009, on a round-trip voyage that includes calls at San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
The featured guest chef will be one of the foremost chefs in the U.S., Chef Marc Murphy, owner and executive chef of three popular New York City restaurants: Landmarc [TriBeca], Landmarc [at the Time Warner Center] and Ditch Plains. Renowned for his mastery of rustic French and Italian dishes, Chef Murphy will offer guests a comprehensive gastronomic experience.
Onboard, Chef Murphy will bring his own flair to the voyage’s culinary, enrichment and entertainment activities, as well as partner with Celebrity’s own team of highly accomplished chefs. Chef Murphy will lead several culinary demonstrations and share his experiences via two enrichment lectures. During the cruise, Celebrity will feature special custom dishes inspired by Chef Murphy in addition to the traditional menu served in the Grand Epernay Dining Room. Celebrity’s most loyal guests, members of the line’s Captain’s Club program, will be offered the opportunity to participate in a shore excursion with Chef Murphy (on a space-available basis). The seven-night sailing will also feature food and wine trivia, a recipe contest, a cooking class and an interactive cooking competition.
Travelers are encouraged to visit www.celebritycruises.com/bonappetit for more details.