Oceania Luxury Culinary Cruise

  • When: Aug. 3 to 13
  • Cost: from $3,799 per person (airfare is just $199 from St. Louis)
  • More Info/Reservations: 314.968.9600 or altairtravelinc.com

This trip is a foodie's dream!

Join publisher Catherine Neville on a 10-day luxury cruise from Istanbul to Venice with ports of call ranging from Mykonos to Dubrovnik. Share the experience and fabulous ports of call with Cat leading the way.

You'll spend the 10 days sailing on Oceania's Riviera, a brand-new ship that has designer touches everywhere. From the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, it showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings.

As the first ships designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Oceania's Marina and Riviera offer guests a total of 10 dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge.

Master Chef Jacques Pepin is the ship's executive culinary director and holds each of the on-board restaurant to the highest standards. From the Grand Dining Room to the casual Terrace Cafe, each of the  restaurants onboard is designed to cater to peole who know and understand great food.

La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

You'll be seduced by the sights, sounds and flavors of each port city's culture and find a rejuvenating, sophisticated retreat every night while aboard the ship. Book now and you'll receive a free one night pre-cruise hotel stay in Istanbul.

Receive a free hotel night in Istanbul before the cruise plus $199 airfare from St. Louis.

For more information, see the Altair website or call them directly at 314.968.9600 or 800.264.1116.

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