Details: Seville, Malaga and Granada are just a few of the ports Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf will be visiting on its eight-night Culinary Wine and Delights of Spain cruise departing April 19. Hosted by a chef from Saveur magazine, the cruise will allow passengers to choose two complimentary local vineyard or culinary excursions while also including two onboard wine dinners, complimentary wines daily, two onboard wine lectures and tastings, cooking demonstrations, local cuisine served throughout the cruise and a performance by local Flamenco dancers. Fares start at $2,999. Passengers booked by August 31 will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Saveur magazine.
Details: Celebrity Chef Paula Deen will be stirring up some fun aboard her annual theme cruise -- this time, with two dates in 2014. Following the first cruise in January 2014, the second (July 19 - 25) will be onboard Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas, sailing from Fort Lauderdale roundtrip to Labadee, Jamaica and Cozumel. Even more family-oriented than the first, it will include a family poolside barbeque, dessert pajama party, Deen Family Beach Olympics, singing session, special events for kids and more. Both also will feature photos with Paula and a Paula Deen cruise bag. Fares for the January sailing start at $1,748 for an inside cabin, while fares for the July sailing start at $2,214 for an inside cabin.
The Dates: Various dates in 2014, beginning July 27
Details: To kick off a new partnership with Bravo's Emmy award-winning television show, "Top Chef," Celebrity Cruises will be hosting four theme cruises in 2014. Onboard, passengers and fans of the show will cruise with the show's 'cheftestants' while sampling their creations; attending chef demonstrations, private cooking classes and special dinners with a new "Top Chef" menu also available on select regular sailings; participating in Quickfire challenges; and dining with the chefs themselves for one night. The four theme cruises include seven nights to Bermuda on Celebrity Summit from July 27, seven nights in Alaska on Celebrity Solstice from August 15, 12 nights in Europe on Celebrity Infinity from September 19 and seven nights in the Caribbean on Celebrity Reflection from November 15.