Last updated: 11:30 AM ET, Tue September 15 2015

Legendary Chef Jacques Pepin Gets His Own Oceania Cruise

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Oceania Cruises | Donald Wood | September 15, 2015

Legendary Chef Jacques Pepin Gets His Own Oceania Cruise

Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises

Culinary travel is one of the hottest trends in travel right now, and Oceania Cruises is tapping into that white-hot market with a new itinerary specially prepared for the foodie traveler.

Oceania Cruises announced that its 1,250-passenger Marina cruise ship would host a Mediterranean itinerary featuring world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin, which is scheduled to set sail on Nov. 1, 2016.

Pepin is a legendary master chef and longtime executive culinary director for Oceania Cruises, and he has been tapped to host the Jacques Pepin Cruise. The 10-day voyage will take passengers from Venice through the Mediterranean before finally returning to Rome.

Guests onboard the Marina cruise ship will be treated to book signings, meet-and-greets and a special culinary demonstration hosted by Pepin himself. Add in specially designed menus in the restaurants, epicurean-infused shore excursions and hands-on culinary instruction taking place in the Culinary Center on board, and passengers will be immersed in Pepin’s signature style.

Pepin released a statement about the Oceania Cruises journey next year, saying, “It’s such a joy sailing aboard Marina with guests who share the same passion for food, wine and overall enjoyment of life. This Mediterranean itinerary is a beautiful mix of long-established culinary destinations and some burgeoning epicurean hotspots.”

As for how much a journey like this will cost, fares for the Jacques Pepin Cruise start at $3,899 per person. Passengers can also purchase a ticket for Oceania Cruises’ Reunion Cruise that departs November 11, making it a 20-day voyage. A ticket for both cruises starts at $6,599 per person.

For more information about the Jacques Pepin Cruise, check out the Oceania Cruises' official website.


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