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Cruises — Queen Mary 2 Chef Klaus Kremer Cooks Around The World

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2’s Executive Chef Klaus Kremer chats with Paul and Elizabeth in the kitchen aboard the ship as she sails the South China Sea. Chef Kremer overseas the production of thousands of meals each day as the ship sails around the world. He creates meals to satisfy the demanding tastes of Chinese guests and other nationalities that join the ship on her voyage. The overall quality of the food onboard exceeds that of the great liner Queen Mary. Guests can sample world class dishes worthy of a star in The Verandah Restaurant or have a pint and fish and chips in an English pub.

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Cruises — New Celebrity Edge Will Have Innovative Dining Options

Brian Abel

Paul chats with Brian Abel of Celebrity Cruises about the new and extremely innovative dining concepts being rolled out for the new Celebrity Edge due out later this year. Not only is the food cutting edge and very innovative but the presentations elevate dining aboard to new heights.

Here are just a few highlights of our talk taken from a column written for WESTWAYSDine in a garden on your next cruise? You can, when the Celebrity edge sets sail later this year. That garden setting is the Rooftop Garden Grill, tucked into a corner of the Rooftop Garden, a horticultural oasis on the top deck. The menu will feature barbecue specialities. 

Another unique feature on the Edge is the Magic Carpet, a moving platform on the side of the ship. When it rises to deck five can become an alfresco experience for the seafood bar, Raw on 5. When it rises to Deck 16 it will provide outdoor dining for ‘Dinner on the Edge’ featuring dishes created by the chefs from local market shopping in different ports. On board you will be able to choose from among 29 places to wine and dine on board including four main dining rooms.

Our main dining rooms, Cosmopolitan, Cyprus, Normandie and Tuscan speak to the history of Celebrity,” says Brian Abel, VP, hotel operations. “For Normandie, we took the original Normandie’s wooden panels that were on the Celebrity Summit and installed them here. Cyprus is a tribute to our Greek heritage and Tuscan is inspired by Italian design. You enter Cosmopolitan through an entrance of fine wines, in large glass displays.” 

As it has always done, Celebrity is cearly rocking the culinary scene at sea with the new Edge.

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Cruises — Josh Leibowitz of Cunard Talks WWII Crossing On Queen Mary 2

Josh Leibowitz

On this episode of Traveling, Josh Leibowitz joins to talk about Cunard teaming up again for another transatlantic voyage with The Greatest Generations Foundation. It remains a once in a lifetime transatlantic cruise from Southampton to New York, and pays tribute to the heroes of World War II. Cruising aboard the Queen Mary 2, this trip will relive the days of the original Queen Mary being a troop transport and honor our nation’s veterans with a unique enrichment program. 

 

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People — Art Sbarsky Talks About Cruising Legend Art Rodney

Art Sbarsky, joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about how Crystal Cruises was created and about the amazing role of it’s first CEO, Art Rodney in creating what became the world’s leading luxury cruise line for many years.

They also discuss the pivotal role Rodney played in generating the modern demand for cruising with the television show the Love Boat at Princess Cruises and later how he was pivotal in creating Disney Cruise Lines. They discuss how few cruise executives have had a greater role in cruising as it exists today.