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Cruising On By: Cruises and Culinary Go Hand In Hand

Cruising On By: Cruises and Culinary Go Hand In Hand

Looking for a culinary adventure? Try going on a Celebrity cruise

Jane Bruce

The delicious Beer and Cheddar cheese soup with smoked bacon, jalapeño, and pumpernickle crouton served.

"When people think of cruises, they tend to think of buffet lines," John Suley, the Culinary Director for Celebrity Cruises.

To change that image, Suley and the creative team of Celebrity Cruises is expanding their reach and began with with the 50 Yard Lounge, a Super Bowl charged extravaganza that is bringing more than just a game to foot ball fans. Over the weekend, the menu includes:

  • Beer and Cheddar cheese soup with smoked bacon, jalapeño, and pumpernickle crouton
  • Smoked sausage chili wtih caramelized onion and aged Cheddar panini
  • Spicy shrimp roll with miso, sambal, and masago
  • Kobe beef hot dog with a poppy seed bun, togarashi, kewpie mayonnaise, and nori flakes

"We went for a theme with game-day comfort food," confirms Suley. It isn't a concept that Celebrity Cruises is foreign too, as they try to create that experience aboard as well. They work with a number of local ports and docks dealers to have fresh, flavorful food available to the masses.

"If we are on smooth sailing water, with the ambiance and the beauty of our dining experience, you'd have no idea that you were aboard a cruise ship."

Suley helped perfect the process by making consistency key in a very unstable environment, as supplies can be tricky to come by if ports are closed due to ill weather conditions.

"Sometimes ports are closed and things happen. But we have it down to such a science that anyone aboard our chip can meld and mesh with each other to make it happen."

No matter what cruise spot your bound for, one thing is for certain: you are in for the experience of a lifetime.

Alaska is out, but the Caribbean is full speed ahead: What we know about cruising in 2021

More than a year after Covid-19 brought cruise ships to a standstill, there are clear signs that cruising could be making a comeback.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signaled this month that cruises may resume by mid-summer — with restrictions — in a move cheered by operators and cruise lovers.

That follows months of mounting pressure from the industry, which claims it's been unfairly treated due to coronavirus restrictions, prompting Carnival to consider relocating ships and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to sue.

Still, with government regulation and vaccination rollouts varying across the globe, seafarers have a lot to navigate. CNBC's Global Traveler took a look at what to expect from cruises in 2021.

“Königsberger Klopse” German Meatballs

&ldquoKönigsberger Klopse is a traditional German dish that originated in the city of Königsberg. Today, it is known and loved throughout Europe, and it’s particularly famous onboard the Uniworld fleet, where it often makes an appearance at lunchtime.&rdquo

&ndashMirko Peters
Uniworld Procurement & Food Manager


  • 2 small, day-old rolls or 2 slices of bread
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) butter or margarine, divided into 1 Tbsp
  • (15 ml) and 2 Tbsp (30 ml) parts
  • 2 small onions, 1 finely chopped, 1 quartered
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) ground pork
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 or 2 egg yolks
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 4 juniper berries (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 g) flour
  • 24 capers, drained
  • 2–4 oz (60–120 ml) white wine (may substitute more broth)
  • 1–2 Tbsp (15–30 ml) lemon juice
  • 2–4 Tbsp (30–60 ml) sour cream
  • Pinch sugar (optional)
  • 4 cups (950 ml) vegetable or beef broth


  1. Soak the day-old rolls in water and squeeze almost dry. Break rolls into pieces.
  2. Melt 1 Tbsp (15 ml) butter in a saucepan and add 1 finely chopped onion, cooking until translucent. Cool slightly.
    Place the ground meats in a bowl. Add the cooked onion and the rolls along with salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp [3 g] salt and 1/4 tsp [1 g] pepper). Add 1 egg yolk. Mix everything well by hand or with a spoon until mixture can be formed into round meatballs (add a few tablespoons of broth if necessary). Form 10–12 meatballs.
  3. Add the cracked spices and second (quartered) onion to the broth and bring it to just under a boil. Add the meatballs carefully. Cook until done (about 12 minutes). Remove meatballs and keep warm.
  4. Melt 2 Tbsp (30 ml) butter in a pan and add the flour, making a roux. Little by little, stir about 1 1/2 cups (350 ml) of the meatball broth, strained, into the roux, stirring to keep the sauce smooth. Add the capers. Add the white wine and season the sauce to taste with lemon juice, sour cream and pinch of sugar. Add the meatballs to the sauce and serve.
  5. If you wish, add the second egg yolk to bind the sauce further. Warm the sauce after adding, but do not boil, or the egg yolk will curdle, making the sauce look less appetizing.

Changes to Cruises that Will be a &ldquoNew Normal&rdquo

Now let&rsquos talk about the changes that will likely be permanent. Cruise lines are investing money on certain new technologies, that are actually improvements to cruise ships, so these are likely to stick around.

5. Changes to the Muster Drill

Have you been wondering about how cruise lines are going to manage the muster drill?

Let&rsquos face it, during the safety drill we&rsquore all packed together at our muster station and it would be and it would seem impossible to actually socially distance. So we knew cruise lines would have to make a change here.

However this change will likely be permanent &ndash for good reason.

Royal Caribbean has come out with a new technology called Muster 2.0. which will be implemented on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara cruise ships.

This this is a new tech and you can either review the safety information on your phone or mobile device, or on your stateroom TV. After going through the information, passengers will go to the assembly station we are a crew member will verify that all the steps have been completed.

This was actually tested out in January 2020 on the Symphony of the Seas and guests and crew were very satisfied.

So while this new technology was patented before this situation ever happened, it does alleviate a problem that cruises would have faced when they resumed.

Interestingly, Royal Caribbean has offered this technology to other cruise lines and are waiving the patent licensing fee. So far. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has taken up Royal Caribbean on their offer and they will be using this technology on their cruise ships.

I don&rsquot think passengers will mind saying good bye to the least pleasant part of embarkation day, the dreaded muster drill!

6. New cleaning technologies

Cruise lines have always been vigilant with cleaning and sanitizing, however they will now be implementing new technologies and going even further.

After investing in these new technologies, cruise lines are definitely going to keep this. When we get through this season, the cruise ship environment will be even cleaner than it already was.

7. Air filtration systems

In the past, cruise ships used an air circulation system where the inside air was partially &ldquorecycled&rdquo. In other words, the air circulating on a cruise ship, may have been 50% inside air (old air) and 50% fresh air.

While this has never proven to be unsafe, everyone is learning more about how to be as safe and healthy as possible. Some cruise ships have opted to change or adapt their air filtration systems.

Virgin Voyages and Norwegian Cruise Line have confirmed that they will be using new air filtration systems on all cruise ships.

Norwegian Cruise line has said that they will be installing H13 HEPA filters across the fleet, which removes 99.5% of pathogens in the air.

Other cruise lines have agreed at a minimum to use only 100% fresh air versus the old system of recirculating fresh air with inside air.

We suspect that other cruise lines will also announce changes to their air filtration systems once they have more information and recommendations from experts, like the Healthy Sail Panel.

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8. Hand sanitizers everywhere

This is probably on of the most obvious changes to cruising. Even before cruises shutdown in March, cruise ships placed hand sanitizers everywhere and really encouraged using this, along with frequent hand washing.

Cruise ships will continue this practice and strongly encourage passengers to use hand sanitizer before entering the cruise ship, before going into dining venues, and many other places on board.

This is good practice at any time, and not just when we&rsquore dealing with a specific illness. It&rsquos actually one of the easy ways, we, as cruisers can keep healthy and avoid getting sick at any time.

11 Best Cruise Cocktails

Cocktails and cruises go hand in hand part of the enjoyment of any cruise vacation for many people is sitting back on a pool lounger or at the aft bar with a fruity concoction in hand.

All cruise ships have the standard umbrella drinks such as margaritas, daiquiris, pina coladas, mai tais, mojitos, blue Hawaiians, caipirinhas, planter's punch and more. In addition, cruise ship bars serve classic pre-dinner cocktails, including martinis, highballs and Manhattans, as well as after-dinner aperitifs and liqueur.

What's changed in the last decade is the breadth and sophistication of cruise cocktails. Mainstream cruise lines have added craft cocktail bars, where bartenders use herbs, bitters, unusual flavors of infused liquor and even raw vegetables and egg whites, to forge new creations.

We can't possibly choose all of our favorite drinks, but here are 11 of the best cruise cocktails for you to try the next time you get onboard. Cheers!

Best Special Dinners

Some lines offer one-off special dinners or intimate group dining in private rooms. These meals might focus on wine or special themes and come with price tags so high that only devoted foodies and oenophiles will find them an amazing value. VIP treatment goes with the territory.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania's Dom Perignon Experience at La Reserve pairs six courses with six vintages of Dom Perignon Champagne. Only available on cruise ships Marina and Riviera, the decadent dinner might feature dishes such as Brittany blue lobster in yellow curry broth, black truffle risotto and seared Wagyu beef sashimi style. The pairings are perfect, pours are not stingy and each portion is planned so you can try it all and still have room for dessert. The event feels celebratory -- even if you're not cruising for a special occasion. Dom Perignon dinners are limited to 24 passengers, and cost upwards of $300.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal is famed for its Vintage Room dinners, where unique meals pair the finest ingredients with premium-list wines. Passengers can book into an open dinner for $250 per person, or create a private event with up to 12 guests for a $2,500 flat fee. The occasional lunch event comes with a lower price tag, while the Ultimate Vintage Dinners -- often featuring big-name chefs or the best bottles in the ship's collection -- cost $1,000 per person.

Non-Stop Education, Activities and Adventure – All Included

From morning until night, we have every moment programed. We offer unique land excursions, fabulous entertainment, and informative education lectures from world-class historians, speakers and special guests. Our cruises have something for everyone.

  • Land tours: Every cruise includes our famous land tours. Vegan Culinary Cruises has spent years preparing and perfecting each destination we travel, searching for hidden and off-the-beaten-path places, points of interest and peoples not found in any guide book or on standard tours.
    • Not only do we explore each region’s history and heritage, but we immerse ourselves in it. Over the years we have cultivated our access to local communities and their leaders along the rivers and destinations we travel. This provides our guests with unique insight and a connection to the people we meet from across the globe, making for a memorable and once-in-a-life-time travel experience.

    S.A.L.T.—Silversea Cruises Launches A Culinary Immersion Program

    A writer for Australian food and travel magazines who recently completed a television series about Balinese home cooking, Maya Kerthyasa grew up absorbing cooking and life lessons from her grandmother who comes from an Ubud royal family.

    And some of those lessons soon can all be yours too when chefs and culinary experts such as Maya will be on board the brand new Silver Moon, Silversea Cruise line’s first ship to incorporate their equally brand new S.A.L.T., or Sea and Land Taste, culinary program. (The ship departs May 4 from Athens on its seven-day, round trip maiden voyage.)

    A handful of Bali's rich spices, herbs and plants that Maya Kerthyasa uses in her culinary lessons.

    Credit: LUCIA GRIGGI/Silversea Cruises

    A vital component of the program, the S.A.L.T. Lab will host hands-on demonstrations and workshops on culinary exploration and was designed not for lectures per se, but rather toward informal talks using audio-visual aids. From food experts with similar credentials as Maya’s, guests will soak up knowledge and discover the uses and properties of regional ingredients.

    On unique land-based S.A.L.T. excursions, guests will delve further into food cultures through interaction with local chefs, growers and public market vendors. Dining ventures will lead them into both well-established and out-of-the-way restaurants (more to come on the excursions in a follow-up post).

    Located on Deck 4, and holding some 160 guests, the S.A.L.T. Kitchen is the third largest dining venue onboard the Silver Moon. Given the program’s mission to educate guests on local foods in ports of call, the menu, unlike in most cruise ship restaurants, will change as per destination.

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    Sure, now it all seems such an obviously appropriate idea for the cruise industry to pursue food immersion as a leading theme, but the program—which is curated by former Saveur editor-in-chief Adam Sachs, who is known as a mean chef in his own right—is the first of its kind.

    In a handful of smart and lively episodes of the new S.A.L.T. Lab Radio podcast (also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify), Sachs is joined in conversation with top chefs in Slovenia, Albania, Lisbon and Sicily, with more talks in the works.

    Maya Kerthyasa (kneeling right) selecting spices at the market

    From Maya Kerthyasa’s perspective, travelers don't typically know much about traditional Balinese food, even though the island is a top destination. You could journey around Bali in one day, yet find Balinese foods hard to define as everyone on the island has their own take, from the love of chilis along the coasts to a preference for fragrant flavors in Ubud.

    And with food in Bali deeply tied to religion and culture, cooking can be a super complex affair. Harmony is the goal, and to honor oneself, nature and the gods. People ask the gods via priests for recipes that are handed down in oral tradition. Maya’s grandmother learned from her father who for his part often meditated for three days before cooking.

    Produced in the ancient Subak terraced irrigation system, rice is a divine food crop and worship begins in the field by an altar. Ceremonies around foods based on local gods are conducted in temples as well. The energy put into offerings brings good karma and rice on a banana leaf is also placed around corners of the home where spirits dwell.

    Balinese foods are known for their medicinal properties, such as papaya leaves boiled for dengue, or local oils used for skin and internal health. Many Balinese eat duck, a creature which itself is a selective eater, whereas high castes might not eat chicken as it can be considered a bad meat.

    Food must look good too. Rice in a conical shape, such as seen in the center of the shared dish called megibung, represents the sacred Mount Agung. The important ritual dish of lawar, a mix of minced meats, vegetables, coconut and spices, can consist of different colors that represent different deities. For the fire god Brahma, red might come from duck blood, with raw meat added. For Vishnu, green lawar contains star fruit and coconut among its ingredients, while white lawar coconut with chicken. A lawar ceremony is prepped by men with cleavers who drink arak and palm wine.

    A Balinese rice field shrine to rice goddess Dewi Sri.

    The Balinese kitchen, which faces the sea and not the mountains as important household rooms do, is actually not deemed a clean place. But even if it is not clean, the hearth is also an altar for offerings. To pay proper respect to the gods, chefs may cook things two or three times before getting it right.

    Rather than sit for set meals, people come and eat as they please in Balinese homes. They eat in silence as well. Of course, cooking is dying a bit with modern times. Yet, Maya, who grew up with plenty of wild vegetables in her diet, says that many young people are also rediscovering their traditional spices and roots, the latter in both senses.

    Typically, a chef might leave for the market at 5 a.m. for fern tips, cassava leaves and more. Spices are acquired as per availability and their use based on intuition.

    In Balinese food preparation, things are finely chopped. And just as guests did over several days during an earlier trial run presentation that Maya gave on the Silver Muse, you too will put all your energy and soul on a S.A.L.T. immersion cruise into the physical work of grating and crushing, shredding coconut, chopping shallots for a sambal chili paste and grinding spices such as the ginger-looking galangal and candlenuts. You’ll learn too that cooks don't taste, but rather just smell their hands as they go.

    Maya Kerthyasa demonstrating Balinese cooking techniques on the Silver Muse.

    Credit: LUCIA GRIGGI/Silversea Cruises

    Perhaps after your lessons, it will be time to retire to the S.A.L.T. Bar on Deck 4 for cocktails and spirits, served by specially trained bartenders who will explain the local context of each drink.

    And then, as you sail on to another destination, you’ll have the privilege of starting all over again with a new land, a new culinary guru and new grand tastes.

    Princess Cruise Line Already Looking Ahead to Cruising to Canada and New England in 2023

    Princess Cruises’ 2023 fall cruises are already available to book. And they look spectacular.

    With Canada putting the kibosh on all cruises calling into the country’s ports until 2022, fjord cruisers were upset to lose their summer season in Alaska. But leaf peepers were more upset about losing the New England and Maritime season in the fall.

    Canada, though, is standing strong on the cruise ban, no matter what the CDC decides, keeping their boarders safe so they can rebound for a strong 22/23 season.

    Princess has jumped on that reopening and in 2023 will offer 16 departures from three home ports – Fort Lauderdale, New York, Québec City on two different ships- the 3560 passenger Regal Princess and the 3150 passenger Caribbean Princess.

    Between the two ships they will call into 17 different ports across 11 U.S states and Canadian provinces and 3 countries!

    One of the most exciting itineraries Princess is offering in the fall of 2023 is the 16 day Greenland & Canada itinerary aboard the Caribbean Princess. The round trip from New York City on August 14 will visit Halifax and Sydney in Nova Scotia, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik in Greenland before sailing back to New York via St. John’s in Newfoundland.

    If you are looking for a little bit of a longer getaway in ‘23 and have a few months up your sleeve then hop aboard the Coral Princess for 34 days, leaving New York City on August 16, sailing through the Panama Canal to call into into Manta, Ecuador, Lima and Pisco, Peru, Easter Island, Chile, sailing around Pitcairn Island then stopping in Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia before crossing the International Date Line and stopping at both Auckland and the Bay of Islands, New Zealand and calling into Sydney, Australia.

    The Coral Princess will then immediately launch into another 35 day cruise, this time through Brisbane, Australia, Suva, Fiji, Pago Pago in Samoa then onto Hawaii calling into Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Hilo and Kona. Heading back to Sydney the Coral Princess will visit Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, French Polynesia back through Auckland and the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

    Sooo, who’s sharing a cabin with me?


    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of his Fat Gay Vegan blog, Sean O’Callaghan and VCC Lite are proud to present an exciting holiday celebration cruise along one of Europe’s most-famous rivers.

    Joining Sean, we are pleased to present a unique line up of special guests (coming soon) .

    Commencing in historic Nuremburg on December 20, 2021​, our unforgettable week-long celebration takes in picturesque towns and cities scattered along the beloved Danube including Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and the World UNESCO Heritage Wachau Valley ( Durnstein , Melk, Linz, and Passau ) .

    This unforgettable trip has been personally curated by Sean O’Callaghan and will include:

    • Welcome night gala dinner and holiday celebration party
    • Karaoke party, disco nights, pub-style quiz, and socializing in the lounge
    • Up close interviews and panel discussions with extra special guests
    • Sumptuous cuisine crafted by our Vegan Culinary Cruises chef
    • Morning yoga classes
    • Gorgeous views of famous European landmarks from luxurious cabins, the on-board restaurant, and the lounge
    • 100% vegan toiletries in each cabin
    • Optional shore excursions, vegan food tours, and all-inclusive drink packages available at extra cost

    This journey with VCC Lite along the Danube is more than just a cruise. It is set to be an unforgettable celebration of everything vegan. Think of it as your very own vegan festival on water.


    A journey through Europe’s history and cultural evolution

    From the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube cuts a dramatic course through Europe, taking in 10 countries and countless cities, towns, villages and settlements. From opulent cities to unspoiled countryside, the Danube travels through some of the continent’s most wonderful sights, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Iron Gates.

    A Danube river cruise with Vegan Culinary Cruises will take you to the heart of the continent’s most beautiful and influential cities. Our guests are invited to explore Vienna’s rich musical heritage or the religious significance of Melk during a Danube river cruise, experience local life in Bratislava and revel in Austria’s World UNESCO Wachau Valley – no two days on a Danube river cruise are ever alike.

    Explore the Danube in absolute luxury

    Our luxury 5* riverboat will navigate the beautiful Danube, providing a luxurious base for guests looking to explore the beauty of the river. Elegantly appointed suites and staterooms offer a relaxing retreat after another enriching day exploring this amazing waterway.

    Every detail aboard our s hip has been carefully crafted. Each Starship boasts an open-air Sun Deck, Reflections Restaurant and The Terrace which is the perfect spot for enjoying a light bite or drinks with friends as you enjoy the beautiful views along the Danube.

    Our attentive on-board team will attend to your every need and our skilled team of accomplished chefs will take you on a journey of their own, through the tastes and culinary experiences of modern Europe.


    Vegan Culinary Cruises bring you luxury on the river!

    Boasting i nnovat ion in design and technology for luxury river cruising vessels, our ship will be your gracious floating hotel as you cruise the waterways of Europe.

    Intimate and friendly, with every amenity you could wish for, our Scenic Space s hip w as designed with you in mind. From the moment you step on board you’ll be spoilt for choice.

    From our delicious buffets, tour options, right down to your vegan bedding, and vegan bath products you’ll enjoy the ultimate in luxury, every moment of the day.

    From Owners Suites to Balcony Suites all boast large private balconies, 32-inch Samsung HD TVs, complimentary internet access enhanced by an upgraded Wi-Fi system. Spectacular dining and lounge areas with stunning views from floor to ceiling panoramic windows, and all public areas featuring modern artwork, soft furnishings and designer furniture

    O n board you’ll have full access to a wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon (for a fee) , a gym, our special on-board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, electric bicycles and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day.

    Your Vegan Culinary Cruise s Directors, as well as every member of the hospitable on-board team, are on hand to make sure you make the most of every minute of y our time on board this luxury vegan adventure .

    Day 1 December 20 (Mo) Nuremberg

    · Embarkation
    · Welcome reception
    · Dinner
    · Orientation
    · Party

    Day 2 December 21 (Tu) Nuremberg

    Welcome to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Explore Nuremberg on your own or enjoy an optional guided tour of the city sights with a guided walking tour. Alternatively, you may choose to get into the holiday spirit and try a vegan gingerbread baking class.

    · Yoga
    · Optional City Tour
    · VCC on-board programming
    · Evening port talk
    · Evening Entertainment

    Day 3 December 22 (We) Regensbur

    · Yoga
    · Optional City Tour
    · VCC on-board programming
    · Evening port talk
    · Evening Entertainment

    Day 4 December 23 (Th) Passau - Linz

    Passau: Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. Stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes.

    Linz: The European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city center with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz.

    On your own you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties.

    Optional tour to Salzburg: Journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the movie ‘The Sound of Music’, followed by free time to visit Salzburg’s Holiday Markets which date back to the 15th century. Alternatively, stay on board your Scenic Space-Ship for a cooking demonstration of local vegan recipes as you cruise between Passau and Linz.

    · Yoga
    · Optional Tour
    · VCC on-board programming
    · Evening port talk
    · Evening Entertainment

    Day 5 December 24 (Fr) Villages of the Wachau Valley – Melk - Dürnstein

    The Wachau is one of the most beautiful and famous regions in Austria and designated a World UNESCO Heritage Site. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the picturesque landscape and the cultural heritage. Situated in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley, on the banks of the Danube (Donau in German), we will pass by charming towns amidst breathtaking scenery, that offer glimpses of traditional architecture, and places of significant historic interest.

    In the morning explore on your own or partake on an optional tour of the famous 900–year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture.

    In the afternoon we continue cruising through the valley, soaking in its stunning bucolic scenery and hilltop castles on our way to the picturesque wine town of Durnstein. Those more adventurous have the opportunity to hike to Richard the Lionheart’s castle for some stunning views.

    · Yoga
    · Optional Tour
    · VCC on-board programming
    · Evening port talk
    · Christmas Eve / holiday celebration
    · Evening Entertainment

    Day 6 December 25 (Sa) Vienna

    Today, a full day is spent exploring the magical, musical city of Austria a capital that offers a unique blend of the traditional and the modern. Famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and a charm that is quintessentially Viennese, the city is as old as it is new. Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings exist side by side with the latest architectural styles over 100 museums are there for you to enjoy. From the Imperial Palace to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Viennese Secession movement, to the magnificence of Baroque Schönbrunn palace to the Museum of Fine Arts to the latest architecture in the Museum Quarter, Vienna has more museums than anywhere else in the world and it includes some 27 castles and more than 150 palaces.

    · Yoga
    · Optional Tour & VCC Vegan Food Exploration
    · VCC on-board programming
    · Evening port talk
    · Evening Entertainment

    Day 7 December 26 (Su) Budapest

    · Yoga
    · Optional Tours & VCC Vegan Food Exploration
    · VCC on-board programming
    · Evening port talk
    · Farwell dinner
    · Evening dance party Entertainment

    Day 8 December 27 (Mo) Budapest: Depart

    This morning we say farewell and hope to see everyone on the next Vegan Culinary Cruise!