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Michelin-starred chefs confirmed for Celebrity Cruises’ Jet Set Sail by Great British Chefs programme

Michelin-starred chefs confirmed for Celebrity Cruises’ Jet Set Sail by Great British Chefs programme
Celebrity Cruises announced that Michelin-starred chefs, Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap, Chew Valley, UK) and Gennaro Esposito (Torre del Saracino, Campania, Italy) will host exclusive dining experiences, as part of a new programme with Great British Chefs and subsidiary company Great Italian Chefs. 

Guests will fly from the UK on a luxury charter from London Stansted’s private terminal departing on July 2, 2016, as part of the cruise line’s Jet Set Sail programme, and will join Celebrity Equinox, in Barcelona for the foodie cruise.  
The exclusive Jet Set Sail by Great British Chefs cruise package will feature a tasting menu served in the ship’s Murano restaurant that will be created by Eggleton, known for cooking modern British food with an emphasis on sustainability and seasonality.
As part of the cruise holiday, guests will also be treated to a dining experience at Esposito’s two Michelin star Torre del Saracino restaurant in Campania, southern Italy, when Celebrity Equinox calls at Salerno. The exclusive five-course feast will be paired with local Italian wines and finished off with coffee and petit fours overlooking the Amalfi Coast.
Commenting on the announcement Jo Rzymowska, managing director, Celebrity Cruises UK and Ireland said:  'We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to food and drink and are extremely excited to welcome Josh Eggleton to create an amazing multi-course tasting menu alongside our talented onboard culinary team. The cruise will also feature a once-in-a-lifetime excursion to Gennaro Esposito’s iconic restaurant.'
Chef Eggleton added: 'It’s great to be working so closely with Celebrity Cruises’ experienced food and beverage team on this exciting project. The tasting-menu will focus on seasonal ingredients from both the UK and the Mediterranean destinations that we are visiting during the cruise including Provence, Rome and Genoa.'

The Jet Set Sail itineraries, new for next year,  include a host of VIP services that enable guests to go from the London Stansted private jet terminal to take off in 60 minutes. These include parking at the private jet terminal (50mtr from check-in), access to the departure lounge with complimentary tea and coffee and enhanced luggage allocation of 25kg.