St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Famed Chef and Restaurateur Richard Sandoval takes the helm of the next sailing in Sun, Sand and Sea Travel’s one-of-a-kind “Cruising with the Chefs Luxury Cruise Series”.
Long a part of the cruising experience, gourmet cuisine has drawn dedicated foodies to the high seas for years. Capitalizing on that established tradition – and doing it better than ever before – Sun, Sand and Sea Travel, LLC is proud to announce the next sailing in its “Cruising with the Chefs Luxury Cruise Series”.
Setting sail aboard Oceania Cruises’ luxury ship, Riviera, from Venice, Italy, on the “Paths of the Byzantines” itinerary beginning July 13, 2013, this sailing will be hosted by the amazingly talented and wildly successful Chef Richard Sandova l. Chef Sandoval is a graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America and is Chef and Owner of Richard Sandoval Restaurants, the highly celebrated collection of more than thirty restaurants across the globe. A true proponent of cross-cultural cuisine, Chef Sandoval is dedicated to the incorporation of fresh, authentic ingredients in an expressive cuisine that leaves true foodies swooning.
“Talk about a coup,” exclaims Rodney George of Sun, Sand and Sea Travel. “When my wife, Lisa, and I first explored the possibility of bringing Chef Sandoval on-board for our Cruising with the Chefs Luxury Cruise Series, we were just giddy at the idea. We love to travel and we adore great food. Combining the two has been a real personal and professional treat for us. We can’t wait to see what culinary magic Richard will bring to this experience!”
During the 12 days aboard Riviera, this unique culinary adventure will take travelers from romantic Venice, Italy, to exotic Istanbul, Turkey, with stops at no less than eight of the Adriatic and Mediterranean’s most incredible ports. Along the way, Chef Sandoval will help guide the group through the diversity and energy of New Latin and cross-cultural cuisine.
At each port, the group will journey with Chef Sandoval to the local markets to select the finest regional and local ingredients to prepare – either on-shore or on-ship – an unforgettable meal filled with the flavors that have made Chef Sandoval a distinguished culinary superstar. From Ancona to Ephesus, Dubrovnik to Santorini, these shore excursions are sure to take even the most well-traveled foodies to new culinary destinations that will delight, amaze, enlighten…and satisfy.
“No other travel opportunity can rival the unprecedented access that foodies will have to our internationally acclaimed chef, Richard Sandoval, during this sailing of the Cruising with the Chefs Luxury Cruise Series,” continues Rodney George. “Combined with the unmatched dining options on-board, not a single taste bud will remain untingled by the time we disembark in Istanbul.”
Oceania Cruises’ Riviera, like all of her sister ship, Marina, features open-seating dining in no less than five award-worthy, on-board restaurants, plus the luxurious main dining room. Renowned as the foodies’ cruise line, Oceania also offers a highly unique enrichment program that allows travelers to embark on their own cooking adventure while on-board. The Bon Appetit Culinary Centers offer a variety of hands-on cooking instruction in a wide array of culinary traditions, the only on-board experience of its kind in the cruising industry.
George concludes, “This trip is an absolute must for foodies and travelers who crave taste-filled experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. The limited number of spaces available for this sailing are filling up fast and we don’t want anyone to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share an incredible cruise vacation with a chef like Richard Sandoval as their host. Don’t wait to secure your spot on this sailing of the Cruising with the Chefs Luxury Cruise Series.”
Sun, Sand and Sea Travel is currently taking bookings for this limited-availability experience. Contact them immediately at http://www.cruisingwiththechefs.com or 1-877-776-4300 to book travel, review the itinerary and with any further questions. A variety of travel and accommodation options are still available, but space is VERY limited. Contact Sun, Sand and Sea Travel today.