Always wanted to meet celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa? Here's your chance: The famed restaurateur will be headlining a foodie cruise in June aboard the 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity.
Luxury line Crystal says Matsuhisa will lead cooking demonstrations and mingle with passengers starting on June 19 as Serenity sails a 12-night Baltic itinerary. He'll also be making appearances at the ship's Silk Road restaurant and Sushi Bar, which he designed in partnership with the line.
The sailing will include two extra-charge, Matsuhisa-led "Omakase" dinners with sake pairings chosen by sake master Fumio Hazu. Hazu is the creator of an exclusive sake served at Matsuhisa's Nobu eateries around the globe.
Matsuhisa's trademark Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine has been served complimentary at restaurants on Crystal's two main ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, since 2003 and 2008, respectively. Matsuhisa personally trains the chefs and designs the menus for the eateries.
The 12-night "Baltic Bliss" sailing kicks off in Stockholm, Sweden and includes calls in Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Warnemunde, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark. The trip ends in London.
Fares for the voyage start at $4,785 per person, based on double occupancy.