Imagine taking cooking classes and attending culinary demonstrations by gourmet chefs while on a cruise and shopping with the chef and visiting local eateries while in ports. That's what culinary cruises are all about. Here are some of the most popular culinary cruises.
CRYSTAL CRUISES -- Wine and food cruises are held on cruises of Alaska, Australia, Panama Canal, Mediterranean and Australia.
HOLLAND AMERICA -- Many of their cruise ships have a culinary theatre onboard featuring a demonstration kitchen and hands-on cooking demonstrations.
ITALIANA CROCIERE -- They have cruises on Italian specialties of food and wine to islands of Italy.
PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES -- Several culinary cruises are held on their cruises from Tahiti to various South Pacific islands.
SEA DREAM YACHTS -- Sea Dream has combined golf cruises and gourmet wine/culinary cruises in the Mediterranean.
SILVERSEA CRUISES -- Wine and culinary cruises are frequently scheduled on their Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Alaska, Africa & Indian Ocean, Far East, South Pacific, Central & South America, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Greek Islands, and transatlantic cruises. Culinary cruises are with instruction by Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute.
WINDSTAR CRUISES -- There are cruises on gourmet cooking and wine, including a wine cruise in Greece in the spring and a cruise on light-and-healthy cooking.
RIVER CRUISES IN EUROPE -- Many river boats have wine and culinary cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers.
REGENT SEVEN SEAS -- They are known for their Le Cordon Bleu cruise workshops and their chocolate cruises set sail to fulfill a chocolate lover's dreams.
BARGES -- Most canal barges in France and Germany have wine or gourmet-oriented cruises.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CULINARY CRUISES -- Freedom of the Seas has celebrity chefs on 12 voyages out of Port Canaveral to the Caribbean. The cruises will go to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and CocoCay or to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico and Labadee, Haiti.