Celebrity Cruises announces two Michelin-starred chefs set to join Celebrity Eclipse for Mediterranean sailing this summer

Leading luxury cruise company Celebrity Cruises has announced that two Michelin-starred chefs, Adam Simmonds and Robert Thompson will return to Celebrity Eclipse this summer to cook together. Both chefs will be onboard a 14 night Mediterranean sailing following their participation in the ‘Taste of Modern Luxury’ two night sailing to Paris.  

Celebrity Cruises has partnered with Great British Chefs, the leading culinary website, to highlight the diverse range of upscale dining experiences that Celebrity Cruises offers.  As part of this partnership guests will be able to enjoy demonstrations and exclusive tasting menus specially prepared by Adam Simmonds, winner of Great British Menu 2014, and Robert Thompson, one of the youngest chefs in the UK to receive a Michelin star.

Commenting on the announcement, Jo Rzymowska, managing director Celebrity Cruises UK & Ireland said: “We have enjoyed a hugely positive response from guests since announcing that Adam and Robert would join us for the Celebrity Eclipse ‘Taste of Modern Luxury’ sailing this month and look forward to their return in August. We are continually looking at ways to invest in and enhance our dining offer and we look forward to offering our guests a truly memorable experience as they have the opportunity to see two of the UK’s most celebrated chefs at work this summer.”  

Adam and Robert will be onboard the 14 night Mediterranean sailing departing from Southampton on 30 August and calling at Gibraltar, Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy), Nice (Villefranche, France), Genoa (Italy), Florence / Pisa (Livorno, Italy), Malaga (Spain) and Lisbon (Portugal) before returning to Southampton. Price starts from £1,199 per person for two people sharing an interior stateroom. Price includes meals and entertainment onboard the ship and all relevant cruise taxes/fees. Celebrity Eclipse returned to Southampton today for its sixth consecutive summer with a host of new features following its recent refurbishment. New additions include Gastrobar, a new craft beer venue featuring a choice of over 40 boutique beers, cocktails and gastropub-style food choices; the first ever World Class Bar at sea celebrating the best in innovative mixology culture; a poolside bar – Slush – offering frozen handmade cocktails; Luminae, an exclusive restaurant for those staying in Suite Class accommodation; and an improved portrait studio for holidaymakers looking for highly personal souvenirs.

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