Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled a new immersive epicurean program called Epicurean Perfection, designed to inspire culinary exploration and experiences for Regent’s guests.
The new Epicurean Perfection program – consisting of Unrivaled Cuisine, Epicurean Explorations and Epicurean Enrichment – is an integral part of the luxury line’s all-inclusive amenities that guests can enjoy onboard and onshore.
To launch Epicurean Perfection, Regent has unveiled 11 new Epicurean Spotlight Voyages that will set sail in 2023, 2024, and 2025. All 11 unique cruises provide travelers with incomparable experiences with some of the world’s most talented and successful culinary figures.
“Nothing enhances travel like cuisine. That is why we are unveiling our new Epicurean Perfection programming, so our guests have an unrivaled culinary experience onboard and ashore with our collection of world class restaurants, immersive shore excursions, tours, classes, and tastings,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“We’re incredibly excited to launch our new Epicurean Spotlight Voyages with world-renowned chefs, vintners and sommeliers who will provide fascinating insights and unforgettable moments for our guests,” said DeMarco.
Regent’s onboard culinary experiences go well beyond the inclusion of most specialty restaurants on any luxury or premium cruise brand. Special tastings, deck-top regional barbecues and enriching cooking classes are just a few of the unrivaled culinary experiences.
Signature restaurants include Compass Rose, Regent’s largest specialty restaurant featuring exquisite selections and the ability for guests to customize their meal:
- Chartreuse, offering classic French fare with a modern twist
- Prime 7, an intimate and elegant steakhouse exuding class and glamour while elevating classic American fare
- Pacific Rim, a dramatic specialty restaurant boasting a diverse array of delightfully prepared Pan-Asian dishes
- La Veranda, offering stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck
- Sette Mari at La Veranda, featuring a delicious dinner menu of authentic Italian specialties and fine wines – the new culinary experiences will be unveiled on Seven Seas Grandeur’s 2023-2024 inaugural season.
When it comes to immersing in a culture, there may be no better way than with Epicurean Explorations. Ranging across every region, Regent’s shoreside culinary experiences invite luxury travelers to explore historic markets, sample famed beverages, witness traditional cooking methods and taste local specialties.
Epicurean Explorer Tours: Step ashore to taste and discover the beauty of an ancient market, world-class restaurants and more before returning to the ship to incorporate new learnings in the Culinary Arts Kitchen.
Wine & Spirits Tours: Experience the most delectable beverages produced in the region being visited, from famed vineyards in Bordeaux to a distillery in Ireland.
Food & Wine Tours: Led by knowledgeable culinary professionals and in partnership with Food & Wine Trails, these curated tours include various delectable food and wine experiences.
Local Flavors Tours: Dine in the spots most adored by discerning locals for a culinary experience that is both authentic and unique.
Epicurean Land Programs: These unique Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Programs invite guests to savor time ashore by taking an immersive exploration of a particular destination, centered around its unique and amazing flavors and culinary heritage.
Guests can glean wisdom from masters in the culinary arts. They can sharpen their skills in a hands-on cooking class in the Culinary Arts Kitchen. engage in the beauty of a foreign culture and be immersed in a particular culinary love on an Epicurean Spotlight Voyage. The sundry of enriching opportunities on Regent Seven Seas fleet are sure to satisfy anyone’s inner gourmand.
Epicurean Spotlight Voyages: These Spotlight Voyages specially curated and are crafted around particular culinary interests and special guests like masterful vintners and chefs.
Culinary Arts Kitchen Experience: Expanding on the success of Regent’s world-class Culinary Arts Kitchen – a professional-grade culinary teaching facility aboard Seven Seas Grandeur, Seven Seas Splendor, and Seven Seas Explorer—the Culinary Arts Kitchen Experiences offer hands-on classes, special demonstrations, tours and more.
Epicurean Engagements: Part of the luxury cruise line’s enriching Speaker Series, these enlightening talks and presentations offer insights from a variety of culinary experts.
Epicurean Tastings: Guests may expand their palate and explore new wines, spirits and more with the masterful guidance of the ship’s sommeliers, mixologists, and chefs.
Epicurean Spotlight Voyages
Regent’s Epicurean Enrichment includes a collection of 11 immersive Epicurean Spotlight Voyages featuring world-class chefs and masterful vintners specially curated for select voyages onboard Seven Seas Grandeur™, Seven Seas Splendor®, Seven Seas Explorer®, Seven Seas Mariner® and Seven Seas Voyager®.
Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Mark Bittman and Executive Culinary Director Wolfgang Maier
Seven Seas Explorer – June 21, 2023
Seward to Vancouver
Join Regent on a culinary journey through the wilds of Alaska. Discover local cuisine and traditions through specially hosted tours and cooking demonstrations and insights into how the onboard culinary team procures local ingredients to enhance the epicurean offerings on board.
Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Alain Roux & Chef Michael Nizzero
Seven Seas Mariner – August 14, 2023
Rome to Venice
Chef Alain Roux’ family cooking dynasty – The Waterside Inn – has held three Michelin stars for 38 years, the longest of any restaurant in the world outside France. Chef Roux will offer cooking demonstrations and special dishes, while Chef Michael Nizzero, shares insights into the daily operations of running a Michelin Star restaurant.
Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Vincent
Seven Seas Explorer – August 30, 2023
Seward to Vancouver
Decorated chef and James Beard winner Vincent Guerithault shares his expertise in French cooking and secrets and recipes from his award-winning restaurant Vincent on Camelback, located in Phoenix, Arizona, through exciting presentations, cooking demonstrations and more.
Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with Doug Frost, Master Sommelier
Seven Seas Splendor – October 8, 2023
Barcelona to Venice
Guests will have the rare opportunity to learn from a true expert in wine. Doug Frost is one of four individuals in the world to simultaneously hold the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles, making him an authentic connoisseur of the wines of the world. Guests will enjoy wine tastings as well as a tasting class, informative presentations, and escorted tours.
Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Fearing
Seven Seas Splendor – October 30, 2023
Athens to Athens
Take a culinary journey through Greece and Turkey Chef Dean Fearing. His namesake restaurant, located in Dallas, Texas has won many awards, including “#1 in Hotel Dining” by the prestigious Zagat Survey. Chef Fearing will showcase his distinctive “taste of Texas” flare as he hosts cooking demonstrations, presentations and shoreside tours.
Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with Honig Wineries
Seven Seas Splendor – November 6, 2023
Athens to Rome
Renowned wine makers Stephanie and Michael Honig will share their knowledge and insights into their successful family owned and operated winery, Honig Vineyard, while hosting cocktail parties, wine tastings and more. During shore excursions, guests will experience the viticulture of Greece, Italy and Spain.
Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with Caldwell Vineyard
Seven Seas Voyager – March 9, 2024
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
Innovative New World winemaker Joe Caldwell has built Napa Valley-based Caldwell Vineyard into one of the greatest and most unique wine estates. He will share his secrets to making great wine through special tastings, pairings and onboard presentations, and during shore excursions he will discuss the terroir and viticulture of South America.
Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with CAST Wines
Seven Seas Splendor – April 14, 2024
Barcelona to Rome
Winemakers and proprietors Jack and Ann Seifrick of CAST Wines in Sonoma will share their winemaking secrets and innovative sustainable practices through presentations, tastings and more. Guests will discover exceptional wineries throughout Spain, France and Italy.
Epicurean Spotlight on Wine with Sbragia Family Vineyards
Seven Seas Voyager – May 8, 2024
Istanbul to Athens
Ed and Adam Sbragia share their family secrets of making wine in Sonoma County, California using their family’s Old-World traditions from Tuscany. Guests will experience the ultimate pairing of wine with ancient history.
Epicurean Spotlight with Chef Tommaso and Celebrity John O’Hurley
Seven Seas Grandeur – August 14, 2024
Athens to Barcelona
Known for award-winning, fine Italian restaurants, Los Angeles-based Chef Tommaso Barletta and actor John O’Hurley will host a variety of activities ranging from engaging cooking demonstrations to escorted tours, with a special performance of John’s one-man show, “A Man with Standards.”
Epicurean Spotlight with ZAP: Zinfandel Advocates and Producers
Seven Seas Explorer – March 31, 2025
Tokyo to Tokyo
California based Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) is an organization made up of winemakers, preservationists and enthusiasts. ZAP winemakers will host special tastings and educational master classes.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises continues to further elevate and refresh its culinary offerings by marrying time-honored culinary traditions with the evolving tastes and preferences of global travelers. Reservations are available for Regent’s Epicurean Perfection voyages, sailing through 2025.