A Culinary Journey through Europe and the Mediterranean

An epicurean experience 

Dining on Scenic Eclipse is a sensory delight. With an unrivalled range of up to 10 truly all-inclusive dining experiences inspired by the regions we visit, a culinary adventure awaits. Lumiére combines contemporary French fine dining and a champagne bar. Elements features Italian cuisine. Menu choices will be refreshed throughout your cruise to reflect local dishes and home-grown produce we bring on board – delicacies like cured meats, aromatic basil, fresh figs, garlic, cheese, pine nuts and more. Immerse yourself in the delights of regional gastronomy, as our expert chefs offer dedicated master classes at Scenic Épicure. And when your voyage ends, return home with tastebuds tingling and the skills to create Mediterranean dishes the envy of family and friends.

Local flavours reign supreme

Engage all your senses while exploring Western Europe and the Mediterranean. Breathe in warm breezes redolent with orange groves, basil, pine trees and bread baking in stone ovens. Delight in wine tastings from Europe’s finest vineyards and stir your taste buds with barbecued seafood splashed with tart lemon, sharp sheep’s cheeses, salty mountain ham and fresh salads plucked from local gardens.
Our Journey Designers believe that local cuisine, fine wines and cooking skills on land and back on board are crucial elements for an immersive, enriching cruise. They’ve traversed Western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the Cote d’Azur to the Aegean Sea, to find the most exclusive and unique, local experiences to spice up your Scenic Eclipse voyages.
In Portimao, Portugal, delight in Quinta dos Vales, a superb wine and art estate, in the heart of Western Algarve, with tastings of both Portuguese and French varieties amidst lovely sculptures. In Collioure, in the south of France, visit Terres des Templiers, where vines have been tended since antiquity and in the 1950s, local growers combined skills to protect the soil. After wine-tasting, don an apron and prepare a Catalan meal from fresh vegetables, seafood, grilled lamb and paella featuring pasta, not rice.
Port tasting Portugal
In Rapallo, Italy, join local host Guido on a tour of local markets, an artisanal pasta factory (for panasoto, pasta stuffed with local herbs), and a bakery serving decadent, warm cheese focaccia washed down with vermentino.
On the Aeolian island, Lipari, after exploring pumice stone quarries and obsidian streams enjoy fresh homemade cookies washed down with Malvasian wine. In Kos, travel to the mountain village Zia, where you’ll learn to cook moussaka and tzatziki in a traditional Greek Taverna.  Visit a family-run olive oil factory to learn how it is made, and a lovely vineyard to taste the range of local and international varieties. While on Paros, explore Kamaranthos farm, an organic estate where olive, pomegranate, fig and almond trees are grown. Try local delicacies while tasting souma, a famous spirit produced on the farm.
For our guests joining a cruise along Western Europe, our wine tour from Funchal, Portugal, takes you to Blandy’s Madeira winery, a family-owned business with over 200-years-experience producing the finest Madeira wines. For those with a refined sweet tooth, our Taste of Bruges tour from the Belgium port Zeebruges will enthral. Our expert Discovery guides take you to the heart of this magical city to discover why the local chocolate tastes so divine, why French fries should really be called Belgian fries and why there’s no such thing as a Belgian waffle.
With up to 10 truly all-inclusive dining experiences a voyage of sensory delights awaits on Scenic Eclipse. View the full range of ultra-luxury voyages and journeys here.