More than 20 different classes are offered, ranging from regional cuisines to secrets of homemade pasta, with each session expanding guests’ knowledge and appreciation of local flavors. The multi-million-dollar, ground-breaking culinary centers feature individual work stations with induction cook tops - a first at sea - and have been a favorite onboard amenity since their debut.
"While many ships offer cooking demonstrations for guests to observe, what has set our culinary centers apart is the opportunity for guests to actually cook themselves, delivering a hands-on experience in a true state of the art classroom," shares Kunal S. Kamlani, the line's president. "The 2014 classes, developed by acclaimed chef Kathryn Kelly and Bon Appétit magazine, promise an interactive and rewarding experience for epicureans."
Each class appeals to a wide range of tastes and incorporates regional cultures and cuisines. Depending on the itinerary, classes can range from 45 minutes to three hours and cater to all levels of aptitude, from beginner to master-chef level. The culinary experience is also often brought ashore with market tours where guests shop for local ingredients with Chef Kelly. Culinary classes can be purchased in advance with onboard bookings based on availability starting from $69 per person.