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Scenic - Tastes of Discovery

Scenic invites gastronomy enthusiasts to discover the “Tastes of Discovery” along the coasts of Kimberley (Australia) and South America.The Tastes of Discovery series offers a selection of interactive cooking demonstrations, meetings with resident chefs and dining experiences using local ingredients and respecting local traditions. Special events on board include a welcome cocktail party, cooking challenges and pop-up restaurants. Chef Tom Goetter of the Scenic Group is also the visionary behind this new story. He is joined by chefs Dale MacKay and Gabri Rodriguez, who are known for their achievements and contributions to the culinary arts.

Chef Dale has had the privilege of working with masters like Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud, most notably his triumph on the first season of Top Chef Canada. Known for winning Top Chef Mexico, Chef Gabri is a revelation in his own right. He has risen from a dishwasher in Pujol's case to the force he is today. Together they curate exclusive menus and an immersive experience that leaves guests engrossed but hungry for more.

Currently, the Tastes of Discovery series is available on the following routes: The 11-day "Tastes of Discovery: Uncover the Kimberley Coastline", aboard the Scenic Eclipse II, departing May 20, 2024 to explore the wilderness of Australia.

The 12-day "Tastes of Discovery: Rhythms of the Brazilian Coastline", aboard the Scenic Eclipse, departing November 16, 2024 to discover the flavors of the Brazilian coast. This trip starts in Rio de Janeiro, sails along the coast of Brazil and Uruguay and explores pristine beaches and rainforests. Top chef Gabri Rodriguez, finalist of Top Chef Mexico, will treat guests to traditional flavors combined with contemporary techniques. The journey continues to the rainforests of Ilha Grande and ends in Buenos Aires.

Silver Ray floats out

On Sunday 25 February, Silversea Cruises celebrated the departure of its newest ship, the Silver Ray, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The shipping company's second Nova Class ship will now join its sister ship, the Silver Nova, as the two largest ships in the Silversea fleet.

A special and festive moment so at the shipyard, the ship's construction dock was filled with water so it could be moved out of dry dock and into a wet dock where the final finishes will be completed.

The Silver Ray will spend her first cruise season in Europe this summer with itineraries to destinations such as Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia, as well as Monaco, Livorno (Florence/Pisa) and St Tropez.

How about the 8-day Lisbon-Barcelona on 15/06/2024 from €5,650 pp (door-to-door, so the price includes flights and all transfers from your doorstep to the ship and back).

Or 13 days Lisbon-Rome on 15/06/2024 from €9,200 pp (door-to-door).

The trans Atlantic crossing happens on 04/12/2024 from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale, 16 days from €6,600 pp (door-to-door). Also nice, the 8-day Lima (Callao/Peru) to Fuerte Amador (Panama City/ Panama), departing on 04/01/2025 from €3,600 pp (door-to-door).

The Silver Ray inherits the revolutionary aspects of her sister ship, the Silver Nova, such as the innovative asymmetrical design and retains the typical Silversea features in terms of design, interpretation of the luxurious experience and refined gastronomy. With room for 728 passengers, the Silver Ray is instantly one of the largest ships in the fleet.

Princess Cruises announces second Love Boat themed cruise

Just as Valentine's Day arrives, Princess Cruises, following the success of the inaugural Love Boat cruise in 2022, is unveiling a second themed cruise, reuniting cast members from the original show.

The 7-day Love Boat cruise aboard the Enchanted Princess will sail between 31 August and 7 September 2024, departing from New York City. Guests will sail with Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing and visit Newport, Boston, Rockland, Saint John (Canada) and and Halifax (Canada).

Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador Jill Whelan (she played the role of Vicki Stubing in the TV series) will join members of the Love Boat cast, including Bernie Kopell (Doc), Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac), along with other surprise guests.

Love Boat activities include:

  • Sailaway party with introduction of the cast
  • Meet-and-greet photo and autograph opportunities
  • Love Boat-inspired guest activities with prizes
  • Cocktail demonstration organised by Ezra Freeman and Ted Lange
  • Symbolic renewal of vows ceremony, performed by the cast, with a commemorative certificate
  • Questions and answers from the cast
  • Episodes of The Love Boat aired on Movies Under the Stars and in the staterooms
  • Love Boat trivia with the Cruise Director
  • The Love Boat-inspired menus and special cocktails

The Enchanted Princess was added to the Princess fleet in 2020, a ship with a capacity of 3,660 passengers and 1,346 crew offers more al fresco dining options than ever before at Princess Cruises.

If you are a sports fanatic and love trying new things, then this ship is a perfect choice. The Enchanted Princess offers its guests a wide range of activities, such as a sports field, fitness centre, outdoor track or jogging track. This new Royal-class ship has multiple swimming and whirlpool pools. Besides the Princess Theatre, an open-air cinema and the Princess Live TV Studio, you can also find another gadget: The Escape Room.

The Sky Princess, the latest ship, accommodates 3,660 passengers and excels with contemporary design, a superbly crafted entertainment programme and a host of options for culinary escapades.

This year, the shipping company welcomes its 16th ship, the Sun Princess, immediately the first ship that will be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

Princess Cruises is also strong in land programmes that allow you to extend your cruise before or after. A shining example is Princess Cruises' own lodges, buses and panorama train in Alaska, Australia and South America.

LGBTQ+ cruise to the Seychelles with Variety Cruises

Variety Cruises has launched an exclusive LGBTQ+ 2024 cruise to the paradisiacal Seychelles. Departing from Mahe on 24 August 2024, this exclusive 8-day cruise experience offers a unique opportunity for everyone from the LGBTQ+ community and friends to enjoy an unforgettable journey together. This cruise promises to be an ode to diversity with unforgettable experiences and yacht fun.

There are not many places on earth where hawksbill turtles feel so unthreatened that they come ashore in broad daylight to lay their eggs. These exotic Gallic outposts are made for exploring by sea, with BBQ breaks on deserted islands, daily swimming stops and fantastic hikes through the lush interior.

This is the itinerary: Mahe - Praslin - Cousin - Curieuse - Aride - La Digue - St Pierre - Moyenne - Mahe.


This yacht has capacity for 44 passengers and 18 crew members. The staterooms are located on the Sun Deck, Upper Deck and main Deck, they have large windows, bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Furthermore, a minibar, individually controlled air conditioning and a safe. They are spacious and comfortably furnished with soft colours.

During the day, life on board concentrates around the indoor and outdoor lounge and the associated American bar on the upper deck. You can also have breakfast or dinner outside. The spacious Sun Deck is the ideal place to sunbathe, read a good book or just watch the landscape and the sea. Relax in the Zen mini-spa on the lower deck, but massages can also be given on the upper deck.

The main lounge, with comfortable sofas, has a full-service bar and is the hub of social activities, such as daily briefings on the destinations visited. This space is ideal for enjoying the company of your fellow travellers.

The indoor and outdoor dining area is used for breakfast, lunch and dinner with table service or buffet style. There is also an "à la minute cooking" section. You can sample international dishes as well as local specialities.

The sun deck is truly royal with comfortable deck chairs, at the back of the yacht is a small marina for swimming and snorkelling when weather and anchorage conditions permit.


The price includes the 8-day cruise in full board, welcome cocktail, local theme night and Captain's Dinner, coffee, tea and drinking water all day, fishing and snorkelling equipment and an English-speaking cruise guide. Not included: international flights, transfers to and from the airport, drinks (except those mentioned above), island excursions or other land arrangements (best booked in advance due to limited availability and providers), crew gratuities, Wi-Fi and environmental tax (payable on board). From €2,690 per person based on double cabin (cat. C), port charges €395 pp. Single supplement: 50%.

We also strongly recommend booking a pre-cruise package of at least 1 night. Flight times don't always allow you to get on board the cruise yacht in time and it's a way to start your cruise nice and relaxed.


Your ideal resort to start your yacht cruise along the islands of the Seychelles. Once you land on Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles and the departure point of most yacht cruises along this beautiful archipelago, it is advisable to spend one or more nights ashore first. This will allow you to unwind and you will be hassle-free in time to check in for your yacht cruise.

To make this stay as unforgettable as your cruise experience itself, we recommend Constance Hotels & Resorts, present on Mahe with Constance Ephelia. Of course, you can also opt to end your yacht cruise along the Seychelles by spending a few more days here to enjoy the island and the many facilities of this hotel at your disposal.