Crystal Cruise Offers Food and Wine Festival Tours

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Why not satisfy your love of food and cruising for a perfect luxury getaway with Crystal Cruises‘ Wine and Food Festival?

This new and exciting themed cruise is available across a number of Crystal’s 2012/13 tours:  Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, North Cape, Trans-Atlantic and South America.  The festival will be linked to the region you’re traveling to, giving you the chance to taste new things and learn about the customs and cultures of the regions.

And not just food of the eating kind: you can feed your mind at the same time with guest presentations from talented chefs such as Orjan Johannessen, Norwegian Chef of the Year.

Michelin starred chefs:

Learn from those with solid experience and renonowned awards, like LA’s Christophe Emé, Hawaii’s Alan Wong, New York’s Danny Meyer, Iron Chef America Beau MacMilllan and recently knighted Master Chef Anton Mosimann.

Master the art of wine:

Renowned wine educators, including as Master Sommelier Fred Dame, Napa Valley winemakers Beau and Heidi Barrett, and Gaia Gaja of Peidmont, Italy will be joining Crystal ships to share their insight.  On some cruises, Eugenio Jardim, Wine Director of Jardiniere in San Francisco will share his knowledge of the grape too.    You can learn about the delicate nuances of wine from the experts!

“The caliber of our program and the top-name chefs and wine experts it continues to draw are a reflection of Crystal’s culinary philosophy and execution.”

– Toni Neumeister, Vice President, Food & Beverage Operations

Learn the skill of mixology:

If cocktails are your thing, maybe a hint or two from Simon Ford of Pernod Ricard, to perfect your shaken or stirred?

And if you’ve over-indulged…

After all that eating and drinking, you might be pleased to read that Crystal Cruises offer enrichment instruction and activities such as Pilates and Nordic Walking to make the most of your time onboard.

There are also a number of exciting enrichment courses available on Photoshop, Digital Film Making, Bridge instruction and even PGA golf instruction.

Sit back and relax…

After all of that activity don’t forget to take some time off to relax, enjoy the view and spend some valuable quiet time to recharge the batteries and refocus the mind.

Crystal Cruises’ Food:

After reviewing a ‘normal’ non-food festival cruising holiday, Fodors.com, the online travel magazine, wrote that “food alone is reason enough to book a Crystal cruise” – imagine what they would have written after experiencing one of Crystal’s sumptuous food festivals!

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Charles Bond

Charles lives in Glencoe, WA. He is in his late 40’s and has 2 children aged 6 and 11. His next cruise booking will be a Carnival cruise around Australia.

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