Seabourn Quest World Cruise to Host World-Renowned Chefs and Sommelier

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SEATTLE, November 5, 2012 - Guests aboard Seabourn Quest's 2013 world cruise will mingle with a stellar line-up of highly acclaimed culinary talents coming on board during their 116-day voyage. They include James Beard award-winning chef, television personality and author Michelle Bernstein; Food Network star chef Robert Irvine; Enrico Wahl, executive chef at the Oberoi Hotel in Bali, and Catherine Fallis, one of only a handful of female master sommeliers in the world.

These luminaries will socialize with the guests and participate in culinary events, such as cooking demonstrations and wine tasting parties on board, as well as in ports of call along the way. They are among a full complement of prominent guest entertainers and speakers who will be joining the guests during their world cruise.

"We are very excited to welcome these very talented personalities aboard Seabourn Quest's world cruise," said John Delaney, Seabourn's senior vice president, marketing and sales. "Their superior skills and fascinating career experiences will certainly add flavor and color to our guests' conversations during their worldly experience."

Seabourn Quest's 2013 lineup of guest culinary experts include:

  • Michelle Bernstein - James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur and author. Jan. 12 - 16, 2013.
  • Robert Irvine - World-renowned chef and host of the Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible." Jan. 30 - Feb. 8, 2013.
  • Catherine Fallis - Master Sommelier. Feb. 16 - 23, 2013.
  • Enrico Wahl - Executive Chef of the Oberoi Hotel Bali. March 1 - 9, 2013.

The guest chefs and master sommelier will have the privilege of working with Seabourn Quest's highly-skilled onboard culinary team. During the 116-day cruise, the team will prepare an extensive menu of creative and delicious dishes from all over the world, share their culinary wisdom in several cooking demonstrations and organize "Shopping with the Chef" excursions for guests to experience.

These culinary luminaries are only one portion of the stellar lineup of onboard enrichment and entertainment planned for guests sailing on the voyage, including Grammy-winning singer/composer Patti Austin, acclaimed comedienne Rita Rudner and political satirist and author Christopher Buckley.

Introduced on June 20, 2011, Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the sleek and widely admired design that has been hailed as "a game-changer for the luxury segment." Seabourn Quest's wealth of luxurious amenities and features make it the ideal ship for extended voyages such as a world cruise.

Seabourn Quest's 116-day world cruise sails from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice, visiting an array of exotic destinations in the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Rates for the full world cruise begin at $52,012 per person, based on double occupancy, including round trip air and a host of other complimentary amenities. For guests who cannot sail the entire voyage, shorter segments are available from 21 days, with rates starting at $12,599 per person including air, based on double occupancy.

For more information, contact a travel professional, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

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Notes to Editors:
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world’s top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:

  • Six intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
  • Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
  • Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
  • Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with verandas
  • Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  • Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner

Seabourn is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment.