Food- and TV-related cruise options

September 19, 2013

Rose Tours (www.rosetours.com) hasn’t announced whether there will be another “Top Chef: The Cruise.” In the meantime, consider these food- and/or TV-related cruises:

Dancing With the Stars: At Sea

Holland America

877-932-4259

www.hollandamerica.com

On the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, dance lessons, performances, photo ops with pros Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus and star contestant Sabrina Bryan from the hit ABC show.

Jan. 5, seven-day Eastern Caribbean trip: Rates start at $999 per person for ocean-view double-occupancy cabins (interior cabins sold out).

Jan. 12, seven-day Western Caribbean: Rates start at $799 per person double for interior cabins, $869 for ocean view.

Paula Deen Cruise

888-816-0169

www.pauladeencruise.com

Theme cruise operator Alice Travel has added a second cruise for 2014 featuring the otherwise-disgraced celebrity because of demand from Deen’s cruising fans. Cooking demonstrations, Q&A, special autograph sessions, games and more with embattled star Paula and members of her family.

Jan. 18, seven-day Eastern Caribbean, round trip from Miami to St. Maarten on Celebrity’s Reflection: Rates start at $1,748 per person double for inside cabin.

July 19, seven-day Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas: Rates start at $2,214 per person double.

Silversea Culinary Arts Voyages

877-276-6816

www.silversea.com

A raft of (pricey) options that include guest chefs, special menus, cooking demonstrations and classes, grand dinners and, in some cases, escorted provisioning excursions to international markets. Upcoming possibilities:

Oct. 24: Silver Spirit, nine days, Venice to Rome, starting at $4,050 per person double.

Nov. 8: Silver Whisper, seven days, Barbados, starting at $3,450 per person double.

Nov. 25: Silver Shadow, seven days, Hong Kong to Singapore, starting at $3,950 per person double.

Jacques Pepin Cruise

800-531-5619

www.oceaniacruises.com

As executive culinary director of Oceania, the famous French chef with a large PBS viewership (“Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home,” “Fast Food My Way”) leads popular culinary-themed cruises on the line every year. His 10-night cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon is happening right this moment (Sept. 19-29), but check back with Oceania for announcements of future dates.

J.Y.

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