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Regent Seven Seas Explorer is now here in the United States (Miami) and will be sailing the Caribbean.  Seven Seas Explorer will feature all suites, all balcony with a capacity of 750 passengers, and will have a culinary arts center.  Explorer is the only ship in the fleet to have the culinary arts kitchen, and will have Gourmet Explorer Tours (excursions) in select ports.

The Culinary Arts Kitchen will provide guests with all the components necessary to broaden your culinary skills in a friendly environment that reminds one of the most prestigious cooking schools in France for both outline and composition.  There will be eighteen individual cooking stations that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art induction cooktops.  These stations are designed atop three long curved rows with white work surfaces and stainless steel sinks to provide a look that elegantly compliments the complex and richly flavored foods guests will prepare during the classes.

Guests attending classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen will receive highly-personalized instruction, as each guest will prepare dishes from their own personal workstation for authentic, hands-on training.  The culinary arts center features floor-to-ceiling windows.  It is located on deck 11 with breathtaking ocean views that perfectly compliment the epicurean delights being prepared within the center.The Culinary Arts Kitchen will offer more than a dozen unique classes.

EXP Culinary Arts Kitchen

Classes Include:  (Fees apply to classes, and vary by itinerary) – (Cost is $89 per person per class, and classes are 1-1/2 to 2 hours). There are other smaller and shorter classes that are by invitation only, and will span very specific topics.

The new classes for the Caribbean season include:

Fiesta on the High Seas

The class is designed with lovers of Mexican cuisine in mind.  Guests will learn how to make tortillas from scratch, and master the art of grilling the perfect carne asada.  To finish the meal guests will learn to prepare chocolate pepita shortbread, utilizing a recipe developed by Chef Kathryn Kelly, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ director of culinary enrichment.


This class celebrates the spices, ingredients and distinctive flavors of the Caribbean.  Guests will prepare delicious local specialties, such as Bermudian Ginger Beer, that you can replicate at home to bring back fond memories of your journey across the Caribbean.

Who Doesn’t Love Brunch ?

As guests you will learn some new tasty recipes to spice up your brunch repertoire, and master the technique of infusing sugars to create trendy brunch cocktails.

Viva Espana

You will learn how to prepare traditional Spanish tapas and authentic sangria during this class.  The master instructor of the Culinary Arts Kitchen will host a paella demonstration, including how to make aioli from scratch.

Opa! Modern Healthy Greek

Crete is regarded as the birthplace of the Mediterranean diet, and this class explores a variety of dishes that have led to the healthy and long lives enjoyed by residents of that region.

Gourmet Explorer Tours ($109 per person)

For the Caribbean season, these tours will allow you to explore the destinations through its epicurean offerings.  These tours are accompanied by a chef instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen along with a local guide, often a chef, with intimate knowledge of the region’s wine and cuisine, to add an extra layer of authenticity to this immersive culinary experience.  New tours for the Caribbean season include:

St. Lucia Spices Cooking Studio

St. Lucia is one of the most revered spice islands of the Caribbean, and on this exclusive tour you will learn why.  You will taste the subtleties of St. Lucian cuisine with dishes served al fresco on a terrace with stunning views of the sea.  Following lunch, you will visit the bustling open-air Castries Market, where farmers have sold their locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices for nearly 100 years.

Tortola Biodynamic Farm and Island Inspired Beach Lunch

For this tour, you will travel to the biodynamic Good Moon Farm where you will walk amongst the seasonal produce while soaking in the incredible vista views.  You will then transfer to Trellis Bay where the owner of Good Moon Farm, and his culinary team will prepare a delicious beachside lunch featuring Rasta-style fruit smoothies, fish and grilled vegetables, and a dessert dish of mango, guava berries or fig bananas.

St. John’s Market Visit and Cooking Demonstration

Your journey begins with a chef-led tour through the colorful market located in the center of downtown St. John’s.  You will be able to see and taste the island’s local fruits, including the famous Antiguan black pineapple.  After working up an appetite, you will arrive at a charming retreat owned by renowned local chef, Chef Jacquie.  She will teach you how to make the island’s signature dish, a cornmeal dish similar to polenta called fungie.


For more information contact moc.l1512957553evart1512957553yrova1512957553sdnat1512957553eews@1512957553nerak1512957553 or  or call 903-686-0134

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