On special sailings, we offer our guests the enriching opportunity to meet and learn from luminaries in the arts, politics, cooking, literature and television. Always an intimate affair, our Enrichment Program guarantees you’ll have the best seats in the house.
Here you can learn the secrets from the most innovative chefs in the world. Personalities share their experiences in the limelight or fond memories of their fascinating careers. Others share their insights with you about world affairs, technology, society or the arts.
TV Icon Hugh Downs
In 1985, the Guinness Book of World Records certified Downs as the person with the most exposure on network television with a total of over 15,000 hours. Downs received six Emmy Awards and has broadcast from every continent and both poles. He was anchor of ABC’s primetime newsmagazine 20/20 for 21 years and host of PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center for a decade.
Past guests have included:
Walter Cronkite – Broadcast veteran
Hugh Downs – 20/20 co-host
Alex Trebek – Host of Jeopardy
Bernard Kalb – Veteran foreign correspondent
Alan Arkin – Actor
Michelle Phillips – Actress/Singer
Paul Theroux – Author
Mary Sue Milliken – Chef and Food Network personality
Paulette Mitchell, Author of 12 bestselling cookbooks.
Mary Sue Milliken
Mary Sue Milliken, co-founder of Santa Monica-and-Las Vegas’ delightfully Mexican-inspired Border Grills and Los Angeles’ pan-Latin Ciudad, and one half of the Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales.”
Paulette Mitchell, a renowned chef and author of twelve books. Her two most recent books include "A Beautiful Bowl of Soup" and "The Spirited Vegetarian", the first vegetarian cookbook to use wine or spirits in every recipe.
Representing the burgeoning Pacific Northwest food scene is Rob Feenie, whose Relais Gourmands flagship Lumière in Vancouver is unanimously cited on both sides of the border as one of Canada’s finest restaurants.