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Regent Unveils New Culinary-Focused Shore Excursions in the Med

New experiences expand Regent’s Epicurean Perfection programming in the Mediterranean.

In collaboration with local chefs and culinary experts, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced a new collection of culinary-focused shore excursions in the Mediterranean.

Local guides will lead guests through shore excursions such as wine tastings, cooking classes, and gourmet meals, among others in France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey.

The collection of 128 culinary-focused shore excursions is a part of Regent's Epicurean Perfection program, which aims to highlight flavours from around the world.

"We are delighted to enrich and enhance our array of shore excursion offerings, presenting our guests with even more opportunities to indulge in their passion for travel and culinary delights, all while cruising the Mediterranean aboard The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet," said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. "With its rich history and diverse culture that have undeniably shaped its delectable cuisine, the Mediterranean serves as the perfect backdrop for these tantalizing culinary adventures."

This collection of culinary-focused shore excursions is a part of Regent's Epicurean Perfection programing.

Regent’s European culinary-focused shore excursions include:

  • Minoan Gastronomy Through History in Heraklion (Crete), Greece: Guests can partake in a hands-on cooking class at a restaurant surrounded by ancient olive trees, learning about the Minoan diet and preparing meals with local organic ingredients.
  • Cooking Class with Local Chef in Pergamum (Dikili), Turkey: Participants will have the opportunity to cook traditional Turkish cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, including dishes such as shepherd's salad, yuvalama soup, and adana kebab made with lamb.
  • Farm to Table Amalfi-Style in Amalfi/Positano, Italy: Guests can tour a family-owned organic farm in Scala, learn about organic farming methods, and taste fresh produce. They will also enjoy panoramic views while sharing a lunch made with ingredients from the farm.
  • Porto's Port Wine Cellars in Porto, Portugal: This excursion includes a scenic drive through Porto, followed by a dining experience paired with renowned port wine. Guests will learn about the production of port wine and enjoy a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge.
  • Ultimate Provence Specialties in Toulon, France: After exploring Saint-Tropez, guests will embark on a gastronomical journey in the Provence countryside. They will visit the Ultimate Provence eco-friendly hotel wine estate, take a tour of the vineyards, and share delicacies like fresh oysters, seafood, and French cheeses paired with selected wines.
  • Menorcan-Style Lobster in Mahon (Menorca), Spain: This excursion gives guests the opportunity to savour Menorca's signature dish, lobster stew, at Sa Llagosta restaurant. Guests will also enjoy views of the island's natural areas, including Monte Toro, the highest peak.

More information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Epicurean Perfection program is available on the cruise line's website.

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