In addition to the included tours, Atlas features a roster of more than 500 optional excursions.
'These new food- and wine-focused tours have been designed so guests can immerse themselves in the tastes, smells and flavors of the region,' said James Rodriguez, Atlas president and CEO.
From tapas in Barcelona to pastel de nata in Lisbon
Depending on the itinerary, passengers might sample tapas in Barcelona, venture to hilltop Gassin for a wine tasting overlooking Saint-Tropez, learn to make pesto on the island of Elba, sip Madeira in Madeira, sample Spanish cheeses in La Coruña and paella in Valencia, sip Bandol wines in Provence and learn to make the beloved Portuguese pastry, pastel de nata, in Lisbon.
All Epicurean Expeditions also include onboard enrichment. A visiting vintner may explain the differences between an aged Nebbiolo and a Beaujolais nouveau.
Passengers can also attend interactive cooking classes or demonstrations led by the gastronomic guest, who might be a local chef or a TV culinary personality. The gastronomic guest will also participate, along with the ship’s executive chef, in the Yachtsman Cookoff, a fun version of a culinary 'Ironman' competition. They also accompany culinary Cultural Immersion tours.
Savings for bookings before June 30
For a limited time, passengers booking suites can save up to $500 and get a $500 excursion credit. Those booking staterooms will receive $300 savings and a $300 excursion credit. The promotion applies to new bookings on all 2023 Epicurean Expeditions to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and British Isles made before June 30.