Crystal Cruises have a great approach to luxury – they want luxury to be personal, effortless, relaxed and as you like it. This is demonstrated by their industry-leading staff-to-guest service ratios and compelling voyages, whether it be on an ocean or river cruise. What we also love is the all inclusive element of Crystal Cruises that includes champagnes, fine wines and specialty dining including Umi Uma by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Lucky guests aboard Crystal Endeavor’s ‘Indonesian Immersive & Great Barrier Reef’ remote expedition in October 2020 will also enjoy some of the world’s most celebrated cuisine, created and prepared by Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself, when he joins the 16-night voyage to host an array of special events and dining experiences. With restaurants all over the world and a luxury hotel chain, Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa is one of the world’s most celebrated celebrity chefs.
On the menu for Crystal Endeavor guests will be three limited-availability omakase, or chef’s choice dinners (not included in the all inclusive price). Two events for 30 guests will feature a menu of Nobu’s specialties selected and prepared by him and include a signed cookbook by the much-admired chef. Another Omakase Sushi Bar & Ultimate Vintage Connoisseur Wine Dinner hosted by Chef Nobu will be limited to just 9 guests in the expedition yacht’s Vintage Room, will offer a multicourse feast with each dish paired with selected sake and wines.
There will also be a cooking demo and a book signing photo session during the cruise. As well as great food, the very underrated liquid that is sake will also take centre stage with Sake Master Hazu complements the programming with a sake tasting. You can also learn a unique style of floral design that incorporates western and Japanese design concepts with Nicolai Bergmann, a renowned floral artist. These fun activities are part of the all inclusive nature of Crystal Cruises.
If you cant make this special sailing in 2020, Chef Nobu’s signature Japanese-Peruvian fusion food is served as part of the all-inclusive Crystal Experience aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and will debut aboard Crystal Endeavor when the German-built expedition yacht launches in August 2020. All Umi Uma & Sushi Bar chefs are personally trained by Chef Nobu himself in his restaurants around the world.
As well as this exciting culinary offering, there are four cruising options at Crystal Cruises which suits all tastes and ages:
Crystal Cruises – Ocean cruises with a boutique feel on what is currently the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line.
Crystal River Cruises – Genteel river cruising through Europe’s finest locations.
Crystal Yacht Cruises – Luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbours.
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises – Exploring the farthest reaches of the world from extreme polar regions to remote tropical isles.
The hosted omakase dinners in Umi Uma will cost $200 per guest.
Omakase Ultimate Vintage Room experience will cost $1,000 per guest.
For more information and reservations call Crystal Expedition Cruises on 020 7399 7603 or visit www.crystalcruises.co.uk