Scenic Luxury Cruise & Tours launches new “Tastes of Discovery” culinary voyages


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours beckons culinary connoisseurs and globe-trotters alike to embark on the Tastes of Discovery Series, an unrivaled journey setting sail along the pristine Kimberley coastline of Australia and the vibrant east coast of South America. This exclusive series serves as a passport to a world of flavor, offering a unique blend of exploration and epicurean delight.

The Tastes of Discovery series is a feast for the senses, offering a curated selection of interactive cooking demonstrations, intimate meet and greets with renowned chefs and bespoke dining experiences highlighting local ingredients and traditions. Special events onboard include a welcome cocktail party, cooking challenges, and immersive pop-up restaurants, all crafted to provide an immersive and memorable culinary exploration.

World-renowned chefs are set to grace the Tastes of Discovery Series, each infusing their own unique cultural flair into the program. Scenic Group’s own Chef Tom Goetter, VP Oceans Hotel Operations and the creative force behind the esteemed culinary program aboard the Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yachts, is also the visionary behind the series. He is known for his innovative approach to fusing age-old traditions with contemporary trends. Joining him are chefs Dale MacKay and Gabri Rodriguez, who are celebrated far and wide for their achievements and pioneering contributions to the culinary arts.

“I am honored to kick off this Tastes of Discovery Series with incredible chefs that I am lucky to call friends,” said Chef Tom Goetter. “Chef Dale has had the privilege of working with masters like Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud, culminating in his triumph on the first season of Top Chef Canada. Known for his victory on Top Chef Mexico, Chef Gabri is an inspiration, having ascended from a dishwasher at the acclaimed Pujol to the force he is now. Together, we will curate exclusive menus and an immersive experience that will leave guests satiated, yet hungry for more.”


Currently, the Tastes of Discovery Series is available via the following itineraries, with more delicious collaborations to come:

  • The 11-day “Tastes of Discovery: Uncover the Kimberley Coastline”voyage on Scenic Eclipse II sets sail on May 20, 2024, promising an adventure where the rugged beauty of the Kimberley meets the art of fine dining. The breathtaking voyage invites guests to explore Australia’s last true wilderness. From the dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches to the rich Aboriginal culture and diverse wildlife, this journey offers an unparalleled adventure. Travelers will be able to indulge in exquisite dishes that blend local flavors with innovative techniques, mirroring Kimberley’s raw beauty. Chef Dale MacKay’s expertise further enriches this culinary journey, promising unforgettable, tasteful moments that provide a deep, personal connection with one of the planet’s most remote and breathtaking regions.


  • The 12-day “Tastes of Discovery: Rhythms of the Brazilian Coastline”on Scenic Eclipse departs on November 16, 2024, inviting guests to savor the vibrant flavors and rhythms of Brazil’s coast. Beginning in Rio de Janeiro, the cruise sails down the coast of Brazil and Uruguay, showcasing the stunning natural beauty and tropical bliss of untouched beaches and rainforests. During this Tastes of Discovery Series sailing, Top Chef Mexico finalist Chef Gabri Rodriguez will treat guests to a harmony of traditional flavors with contemporary techniques, resulting in elevated dishes that are as comforting as they are cutting-edge. The journey continues to the rainforests of Ilha Grande before ending in Buenos Aires.

As the world’s first Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II redefine luxury exploration, taking guests from polar to tropical destinations with their state-of-the-art design and technology. Each yacht is equipped with custom-built submarines, helicopters, and the highest ice class rating for passenger ships, allowing for adventure beyond the horizon. With luxurious amenities, including spacious suites and multiple dining options, they provide an intimate and immersive journey into the heart of the world’s most pristine and remote locations.






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