Taste of the Seafaring Nations
For thousands of years, the Atlantic Ocean has held sway over the cuisines of Portugal, the Scilly Isles, and Ireland – its waters offering a boundless larder of fresh seafood, and its climate shaping fertile lands laden with home-grown produce. Our Taste of the Seafaring Nations cruise introduces the culinary identities of these proud lands, offering the chance to sample unique regional fare along Europe’s charming Atlantic seaboard.
Begin your culinary journey in Porto, Portugal’s ancient second city. Here, sample world-famous port wines at historic cellar doors, savouring the rich, spicy aroma synonymous with the Douro Valley’s favourite tipple. Porto has long been the world capital of port wine, so a measure of this satisfying spirit is a must before you step on board Scenic Eclipse to begin your captivating journey north.
In the windswept Scilly Isles, our Discovery Team will introduce the beautiful Tresco Abbey Garden, home to an incredible array of native species. You can also take a tour of St Mary’s, and enjoy stories of folklore and intrigue from a local resident. Back on board the Discovery Yacht, join our knowledgeable chefs in the Scenic Epicure cooking emporium, where you can learn to cook satisfying dishes inspired by the unique culture and heritage of the Scilly Isles. Using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and guidance from our chefs, you’ll prepare authentic regional dishes that evoke fond memories of your time on this inspiring archipelago.