Details: This June, American Cruise Lines is offering three seven-night Crabfest Chesapeake Bay cruises aboard American Star (June 1) and American Glory (both dates). As you cruise the blue crab capital of the world on these small ships, you'll get to sample a variety of crab dishes both onboard and in port and learn about the rich history of crabbing. You can also tour some of the nation's most historic cities including Baltimore, Annapolis and Williamsburg. Rates start at $3,750 per person for an outside cabin.
Details: Cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel… whichever you prefer, you'll be able to test your knowledge and taste buds on Oceania Marina's Wine Connoisseur Cruise to Northern Europe. Italian master winemaker Armando Fumanelli will be onboard sharing his expertise through lectures, tastings and pairings. Departing September 3, Marina will sail 10 nights from Denmark to Sweden, spending three days in historic St. Petersburg, Russia. Onboard entertainment will include performances by Verona's drama academy during Fumanelli's wine dinners. Passengers may also choose from tours on land, one of which includes sampling Finnish delicacies in a market known for its cured moose meats and reindeer sausage. Fares start at $5,599 for a balcony cabin, or you can be added to a waitlist for lower-category cabins.
Details: Culinary legend Jacques Pepin will be leading Oceania's "Mosaic Masterpiece" cruise aboard Riviera. One this 10-night cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon (with an overnight in the embarkation city), passengers will have the opportunity to explore the Western Mediterranean's culture, art and culinary diversity while partaking in classes and demonstrations held by the master chef himself. Also offered on the cruise are a number of land excursions, which include a tour of Barcelona's colorful markets, an inside look at Seville's seafood industry and a variety of local food and wine samplings. Fares start at $5,799 for a balcony cabin, or you can be added to a waitlist for lower-category cabins.
Details: What could be better than a night of indulging in top-notch food and wine and taking in a performance by one of your favorite musicians? Perhaps seven nights of that as you sail the Western Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas? This fall, the Wine, Dine & Music cruise will not only give you access to meals created by renowned chef John Ash, but you'll also get to take in nightly performances by Kenny Loggins, Nestor Torres, World Classic Rockers and more. Plus, you'll get a complimentary bottle of wine from one of seven hand-selected wineries in your cabin every night, and you'll have the opportunity to attend tastings and seminars hosted by those very wineries. Rates start at $1,099 per person for an inside cabin and discounted rates are available for third and fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full-paying passengers.
The Dates: November 8 - 15 and November 25 - December 4, 2013
Details: Amateur chefs and foodies interested in exotic cuisine and learning the secrets of Michelin Star chefs may want to check out Silversea Cruises' Culinary Arts voyages this fall. Choose between seven nights in the Caribbean and nine nights in Asia. Both cruises will be hosted by celebrity chefs and feature interactive demonstrations, escorted trips to international markets, food and wine pairings, a variety of excursions and one five-course grand gourmet dinner. Join renowned chocolatier Chantal Coady on Silver Whisper, sailing roundtrip from Barbados on November 8. Or, explore Asia from Hong Kong to Singapore with Michelin Star chef Jason Atherton aboard Silver Shadow, departing November 25. Fares for Asia's tour start at $3,950, while the Caribbean tour -- booking quickly, with waitlist options -- is currently offering fares as low as $3,750.