Embark on a grand journey of discovery, exploring the cultures, cuisine and wine of the Mediterranean, Holy Land and Egypt aboard an intimate yacht with fewer than 200 like-minded explorers. Enjoy culinary demonstrations and tastings on board led by esteemed sommeliers and acclaimed chefs. Then head ashore with a local guide to explore farmers’ markets, sample regional cuisine, and discover the simple pleasures of each destination firsthand.
EPICUREAN: HAVING AN APPRECIATION FOR LIFE’S FINER PLEASURES
The Greek philosopher Epicurus believed that happiness is found in simple pleasures. The modern term “epicurean” has come to describe an appreciation for fine food and wine, while the ancient philosophy of Epicurus promoted the pursuit of learning and meaningful conversations with friends. Atlas Ocean Voyages now offers you an epicurean experience in every sense of the word.
EXPEDITION: A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION
An expedition sets forth with a purpose, exploring a corner of the world in depth. Expedition teams return time and again to far-flung destinations, making new discoveries and gaining new perspectives with each voyage. These life-changing experiences inevitably inspire a deep sense of camaraderie when shared with a small group of fellow explorers.
Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of a destination with a complimentary excursion that may include sampling specialty cheeses or chocolates, attending a demonstration at a cooking school, or tasting regional wines, spirits or coffees. Enjoy the opportunity to fill your souvenir backpack with local delicacies.
Enrich your knowledge of regional specialties when a noteworthy chef comes aboard to share a live demonstration, illustrated lecture or interactive cooking class.
Enhance your knowledge of European wines, from an aged Nebbiolo to a Beaujolais nouveau, when a local winemaker or sommelier leads a tasting aboard the yacht.
A culinary “ironman” competition is even more fun when held poolside on a yacht. Join one of our chefs for a cooking challenge as they take on the Gastronomic Guest or one of your fellow explorers.
FREE JOSPER GRILL DINING EXPERIENCE AT 7-AFT GRILL
After serving a casual lunch poolside by day, 7-AFT Grill transforms into an alfresco chophouse by night. Here the finest cuts of steak and fresh seafood are seared to perfection on a legendary Josper grill. Founded in Spain in 1969, Josper has become the world leader in charcoal gastronomy. Their revolutionary design allows our chefs to perfect the age-old art of grilling over charcoal — and the results are yours to savor on our Epicurean Expeditions.
- FREE cultural immersion includes culinary experience ashore such as local market visits, specialty tastings and more
- FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7-AFT Grill
- FREE culinary presentations and wine tastings
- FREE cooking demonstrations and cuisine tastings
- FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select expeditions
- FREE Atlas Ocean expeditions backpack
- FREE use of water toys on select expeditions