Celebrity Cruises’ Jet Set Sail by Great British Chefs

Michelin-starred chefs confirmed for programme

Josh Eggleton

Josh Eggleton

Gennaro Esposito

Gennaro Esposito

Luxury cruise company Celebrity Cruises today announced that Michelin-starred chefs, Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap, Chew Valley, UK) and Gennaro Esposito (Torre del Saracino, Campania, Italy) will host exclusive dining experiences, as part of a new programme with Great British Chefs and subsidiary company Great Italian Chefs.

Guests will fly from the UK on a luxury charter from London Stansted’s private terminal departing on 2 July 2016, as part of the cruise line’s Jet Set Sail programme, and will join the ship, Celebrity Equinox, in Barcelona for the foodie cruise.

The exclusive Jet Set Sail by Great British Chefs cruise package will feature a tasting menu served in the ship’s Murano restaurant that will be created by Michelin talent, Josh Eggleton, known for cooking modern British food with an emphasis on sustainability and seasonality.

As part of the cruise holiday, guests will also be treated to a dining experience at Gennaro Esposito’s two Michelin star Torre del Saracino restaurant in Campania, southern Italy, when Celebrity Equinox calls at Salerno on the Amalfi Coast. The exclusive five-course feast will be paired with local Italian wines and finished off with coffee and petit fours overlooking the Amalfi Coast’s spectacular scenery.

Commenting on the announcement Jo Rzymowska, managing director, Celebrity Cruises UK and Ireland said: “We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to food and drink and are extremely excited to welcome Josh Eggleton to create an amazing multi-course tasting menu alongside our talented onboard culinary team. The cruise will also feature a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to Gennaro Esposito’s iconic restaurant. As our relationship with Great British Chefs develops, we know that this incredible foodie experience from a combination of two of the world’s top chefs and Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning culinary talent will be very popular.”

Chef Josh Eggleton added: “It’s great to be working so closely with Celebrity Cruises’ experienced food and beverage team on this exciting project. The tasting-menu will focus on seasonal ingredients from both the UK and the Mediterranean destinations that we are visiting during the cruise including Provence, Rome and Genoa.”

Guests onboard Jet Set Sail by Great British Chefs will also experience a taste of modern luxury even before they leave London, with all the benefits of the existing Jet Set Sail itineraries including a host of VIP services that enable guests to go from the London Stansted private jet terminal to take off in just 60 minutes. These include parking at London Stansted private jet terminal (just 50m from check-in), access to the luxury departure lounge with complimentary tea and coffee and enhanced luggage allocation of 25kg.

Celebrity Cruises is known for its award-winning cuisine and globally inspired culinary experiences which features one of the largest and rarest wine collections at sea of over 500 wines from every major wine-producing region in the world. Celebrity Cruises’ beautifully designed ships offer holidays to the world’s seven continents, delivering a modern luxury experience with its stylish design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity Cruises can provide.

Great British Chefs, the fastest growing UK food website (source: Experian) is a premium media brand that provides food lovers with great recipes, tips and how-to videos from the very best chefs in Britain. Josh Eggleton is among the 100 plus chefs boasting 120 Michelin Stars across the Great British Chefs portfolio.

For more information on Celebrity Cruises visit www.celebritycruises.co.uk and to see more from Great British Chefs visit www.greatbritishchefs.com