MIAMI, January 17, 2018 – Chef Ben Robinson of Bravo TV’s popular Below Deck series, will bring his culinary expertise and lively personality to the galleys and dining venues of Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ Crystal Esprit, as he hosts two of the yacht’s spring West Indies sailings in 2018. During the weeklong sailings on March 18, 2018 and April 1, 2018, Robinson will lead cooking demonstrations and host question & answer sessions, cocktail receptions and shore-side visits to local markets. Guests can also enjoy a multi-course dinner specially prepared by the chef and Crystal Esprit’s culinary team.
No stranger to the region or yachting lifestyle, Robinson stars on Bravo TV’s Below Deck, a reality program that highlights private yachting in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, and chronicles the crew’s experiences. In addition to his decade-long tenure as an executive chef aboard international yachts, Robinson operates a global catering business serving clients all over the world.
“Chef Robinson’s flair for the culinary arts and engaging personality are truly a treat for our guests who relish Crystal’s world-class cuisine,” says Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “The intimate size of Crystal Esprit presents an ideal setting for Robinson to become part of the onboard experience, while providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy a unique voyage.”
A hallmark of the Crystal Esprit experience has long been the superior level of cuisine served in the yacht’s chic dining venues. Crystal’s expert culinary team will work alongside Robinson to prepare dishes that highlight the specialties and flavors of the region. Guests aboard the two sailings will also receive a complimentary Chef Ben branded Nakiri kitchen knife and signed apron.
By sea, river, land or air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years.
Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 24 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA.
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About Chef Ben Robinson
Chef Ben Robinson is accomplished on both land and sea. He is a master chef that has worked under Italian chefs in Florence and earned an apprenticeship at three Michelin Star restaurant, The Fat Duck, based in the United Kingdom.
Robinson has been featured on several seasons of Bravo’s hit series, Below Deck. The reality series profiles a group who work aboard mega yachts that sail in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Robinson’s culinary skills have been featured as he serves as the Executive Chef aboard the vessels, navigating not only the open water, but also unique and demanding requests. He has a successful catering business for which he travels all over the world creating culinary masterpieces.