From ship to shore, there is so much more to tickle your cruise fancies…

The finest of fine dining, cooking classes by star chefs and super-fun culinary-themed shore excursions – these cruises will cater to everything your inner foodie longs for. After all, what could be better than feeding your food fancies while you voyage port-to-port?

Get ready to experience culinary cruising with these ultimate cruise lines:

Holland America Line

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This one’s a British/American-owned cruise liner which has been taking travellers to the world’s greatest destinations with more than 425 ports of call since 1873. As a guest you can experience the best of both worlds –feeding yourself at fancy buffets thoughtfully put together by celebrity chefs and eating like a very earthy locavore. And for the serious home chefs who’d love to feed their cooking show obsession, Holland America lets you have a hands-on chance to watch and partake in America's Test Kitchen; all this, while you take in spectacularly scenic views of the sea.

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Plan a Grand World Voyage this coming March and experience the remarkable Food & Wine shore excursions at the world’s most renowned gastronomic hot spots. To name a few: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Canada, New England and Asia, among others.

Celebrity X Cruises

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Celebrity X Cruises is a premium set of cruiseliners that make your travel appetent with their fantastic array of services. Board this coolly sophisticated and warmly luxurious cruise liner and relish your palate with select global cuisines, all designed by a Michelin-star chef. To add to the fun, you can be actively involved in the process as the chefs take you shopping for local ingredients, which they later use to cook you a private dinner. The cruise also offers a unique seven-night Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking show where innovative local chefs, artisans, and purveyors come together to create a feast of authentic regional dishes.We recommend sailing on their newly launched ship ‘Celebrity Edge’ and seafare from France to Fort Lauderdale – bookings are now open.

Avalon Waterways

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Avalon Waterways takes you places in Europe, Asia and South America with delectable dining options. With continental four-course buffets amidst window-to-window views, luxury dining will take on a whole new dimension; and if health food is your way of life, you’d go gaga over their special ‘Avalon Fresh’ healthy dining options. In addition, they serve a huge selection of exotic beverages to spoil you, owing to several beer and wine focussed shore excursions.

Oceania Cruises

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Ignite your food and travel passion with Oceania’s fantastic itinerary choices around the world – be it glamorous cities or idyllic remote locations. And in either case, immerse in the authentic culinary and cultural traditions of your chosen shores. Choose Riviera and Marina for their enriching activities at The Culinary Center: hands-on cooking classes, expert demonstrations by master chefs, shoreside events and culinary-discovery tours.

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There are a number of reasons to travel the world, and if your reason be food, these culinary cruise liners will keep you coming back for more. Bon Appétit!

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