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Oceania Cruises New Culinary Discovery Tours In The Caribbean

Oceania Cruises has further expanded its popular Culinary Discovery Tours by adding new experiences for the Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Antigua. Both are set to debut during Oceania Riviera’s upcoming Caribbean cruise season.

Already widely recognised as the cruise line for foodies, Culinary Discovery Tours provide Oceania Cruises guests with epicurean interests a unique opportunity to explore local food markets, vineyards, farms and restaurants with a knowledgeable chef from the Bon Appétit Culinary Centre.

St Lucia and Antigua Culinary Tours

St. Lucia - Spices Cooking Studio

Guests begin this tour with a scenic drive through Rodney Bay Village to a magnificent private estate situated on the grounds of a former sugar cane plantation on the Atlantic side of the island. Here, you can explore an expansive herb garden at the estate before heading inside the home for some hands-on cooking instruction. Using fresh, local ingredients, guests will prepare a menu of authentic Saint Lucian cuisine while learning about the subtleties of flavour and historical influences from the chef. Once the cooking process is complete, guests will enjoy their creations while taking in the natural vistas surrounding the property. On the return drive to the pier, guests will stop at the bustling open-air Castries Market, where farmers have brought locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices to market for nearly 100 years.

Antigua – Market Visit & Cooking Demo

Enjoy a short ride to the centre of downtown St. John’s and walk to the local market with your Bon Appétit Culinary Centre chef, who will show you a wide variety of typical local fruits such as breadfruit, mangoes, sour sap and dasheen. Afterwards, there will be a short, but scenic, journey through the city of St. John’s to the charming Villas at Sunset Lane boutique hotel and cooking school owned by renowned Chef Jacquie, who will invite guests into her kitchen to help prepare lunch. Chef Jacquie shops daily from local organic farmers and will share her secrets for shopping and eating seasonally. Following a hands-on cooking demonstration, you can enjoy local, seasonal favourites for lunch while overlooking the beachfront property. After lunch, why not enjoy a stroll on the private beach or relax at the property and perhaps peruse a book from Jacquie’s extensive library.

Oceania Riviera Culinary Discovery Tour Voyages

The new Culinary Discovery Tours will be offered on several of Oceania Riviera’s Caribbean voyages.

Holidays In The Tropics – Departing Miami on 23 December 2014 for 12-nights

Itinerary: Miami | At Sea x2 | Gustavia, St Bart’s | St John’s, Antigua | Fort de France | Bridgetown, Barbados | St John’s, Antigua | Castries, St Lucia | Tortola, BVI | At Sea x2 | Miami

Island Paradise – Departing Miami 24 January 2015 for 10-nights

Itinerary: Miami | Nassau | At Sea | San Juan | Gustavia, St Bart’s | St John’s, Antigua | Castries, St Lucia | Philipsburg, St Maarten | At Sea x2 | Miami

This itinerary also sails on 23 February 2015 for 10-nights.

For more information on the Oceania Cruises Culinary Discovery Tours or to enquire about specific voyages, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.