Fine Food and Wine Cruise to Host “Wine, Dine and Jazz at Sea” in French Polynesia

World Class Musicians Join Atlanta Chef and Washington Winery to Create Customized, Private French Polynesian Cruise for Only 330 Travelers in Sept. 2012

From September 29 through October 6, 2012, Fine Food and Wine Cruise is collaborating with DeLille Cellars, Celebrity Chef Kevin Gillespie of Top Chef fame, and a Grammy nominated jazz ensemble to host the luxury trip of a lifetime to the Polynesian Islands. This party at sea on the m/s Paul Gauguin, created by Fine Food and Wine Cruise Co-Founders Jonathan and Lori Baltuch, features the best in fine food, wine and music.

Richard Smith, Eric Marienthal, Dan Siegel, Sean Holt, Alec Milstein and Land Richard are the artists who will be performing on board, and their musical achievements range from performing with artists such as Elton John to recording 19 solo albums to playing in the house band on TBS’ “Lopez Tonight” show.

Chef Gillespie’s achievements are equally as impressive. As many guests will recall from his time on Bravo’s sixth season of Top Chef, Gillespie’s true passion lies in incorporating organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes. He stood out as one of the season’s final three chef-testants and the “fan favorite.” The executive chef and co-owner of Woodfire Grill in Atlanta is also working on two cookbooks.

Like Gillespie, the winemakers of DeLille Cellars also have an uncompromising philosophy about the quality of their product. DeLille is the leading boutique winery in Washington that produces five Bordeaux-style wines.

The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed to sail the shallow seas of French Polynesia and features staterooms with private balconies, a watersports marina, three open-seating dining venues, a spa and a local Tahitian staff. The full itinerary includes visits to Tahiti, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Moorea.

The Super Inclusive package for this cruise includes airport transfers in Tahiti, all meals aboard the ship, unlimited DeLille Cellars wines, alcohol, wine tasting events, water sports, jazz concerts and live entertainment, and seminars on wine, food and ports of call.

Interested cruisers are encouraged to register at Booking rates for this cruise start at $3,700 pp. For more information, call 800-218-6031 or email

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