SEATTLE, December 10, 2013 - Guests aboard Seabourn Sojourn's 116-day world cruise departing Los Angeles on January 4, 2014 will savor both the professional expertise and the sociable companionship of four Michelin-starred chefs during their voyage. Culinary Conversations is one element of the line's diverse Seabourn Conversations onboard enrichment series. As part of the this popular series these renowned chefs will not only conduct cooking demonstrations and supply signature touches for the ship's menus; they will also join in the relaxed, casually elegant social ambiance that adds to Seabourn's reputation as one of the world's most highly rated travel experiences.

"Seabourn guests share an avid interest in food and wine," said Seabourn president Richard D. Meadows. "They like to indulge in new and different flavors when they travel, therefore we are pleased to offer them a variety of cuisines during their voyages. Seabourn's own executive chefs also typically have backgrounds in Michelin-starred restaurants," he continued. "So they are thrilled at the chance to meet and learn from another chef who shares their passion for cooking."

The chefs scheduled to appear during the voyage are:

  • Bernd Siener - Executive chef at Marburger Esszimmer in Marburg, Germany made his reputation at various venues in that town's luxurious Vila Vita Rosenparc spa-resort. (Jan. 21 -31, 2014)
  • Christian Lohse - Executive chef at Fischers Fritz in Berlin, Germany, has garnered multiple Michelin stars and Gault-Millaut points throughout his career. (Jan. 21 - 31, 2014)
  • Andrew Fairlie - Executive chef at his eponymous restaurant in the Gleneagles Hotel, the only two-Michelin star restaurant in Scotland. (Mar. 14 - 25, 2014)
  • Heiko Antoniewicz - A "Magician of Molecular Cuisine", made his reputation with the gourmet catering company Art Manger, and a restaurant by the same name. (Feb. 9 -17, 2014)

Fine dining is one of the pillars of Seabourn's award-winning onboard lifestyle. The company has been honored since its founding for consistently providing exceptional cuisine. Most recently Seabourn was named the Best Culinary Cruise Line by a panel of experts for Saveur magazine's 2013 Culinary Travel Awards, and has frequently topped the ratings for food and dining in readers' polls of publications such as Condé Nast Traveler.