A Most Delicious Pairing

Fine dining has always been a pillar of the Windstar Experience.

Our secret recipe is respect and adoration for the places we sail, tastefully reflected in the meals our guests enjoy. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often selected by the yacht’s Chef on a trip to the local market, go into each dish. It’s just one way we help guests fully savor local life and community and whet your appetite for travel.

Market Tour with the Chef

What better way to explore a new place than to shop with the chef in a local market for fresh produce, herbs and spices, and seafood to include in meals aboard the ship.

As the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, we’re able to work with some of the best chefs to create the extraordinary dishes on our nightly menu and in our culinary demos. So, our guests dine on dishes created by not just one celebrity chef, but by a list of all-stars recognized by the Foundation. And this partnership extends beyond the dining room to a wide range of culinary events and activities that help you connect more intimately with local cultures.

Nearly three dozen chefs have sailed with us on our designated culinary-themed cruises. Sail with Culinary Superstar on one of these voyages.

James Beard Foundation sailings include plenty of time to personally interact with the Chef. You will enjoy a Chef-hosted dinner and wine pairing, two onboard cooking demonstrations with takeaway recipes, and a shoreside market tour with the Chef.

James Beard Foundation: Spanish Treasures via the Panama Canal
Chef Jerome Grant — Dacha Restaurant Group, Mahal, Washington, D.C.
March 4, 2023 | 7 days | Star legend | Balboa to Oranjestad

James Beard Foundation: Adriatic Archipelagos & Greek Goddesses
Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja — Shuka, Shukette, New York, NY
June 17, 2023 | 9 days | Wind Surf | Venice to Athens

James Beard Foundation: Grand Japan
Chef Tracy Chang — PAGU, Cambridge, MA
September 21, 2023 | 9 days | Star Breeze | Yokohama to Osaka

Windstar Cruises & the James Beard Foundation are committed to celebrating, nurturing, and honoring chefs and other leaders who make America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Find your way to Windstar in Alaska, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Costa Rica & Panama Canal, Greece, the Holy Lands, the Mediterranean & Tahiti. Cruise tours available in most destinations. And only Windstar offers guests the individual choice to sail Cruise Only or All-Inclusive.

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