Celebrity Cruises – Transatlantic Voyage!

Get ready for another fantastic … Celebrity Cruises – Transatlantic Voyage!

I am honored to say that on April 22, 2011, I will be the on-board Guest Chef on Celebrity Cruise Line’s ship,  “Silhouette”.

This is a totally sold-out “transatlantic voyage” leaving a stones-throw away from New York City, from the “Cape Liberty Cruise Port” in Bayonne, NJ and heading straight  across the Atlantic Ocean to Lisbon, Portugal and beyond. 

“The Silhouette, once she reaches Lisbon, will then head south into the Mediterranean Sea and visit various ports of call in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.”

This World Cruise will ultimately end in  Civitavecchia, the port of Rome,  Italy.
Transatlantic cruises, as one could guess, consist of many days at sea. 

As the Guest Chef during a sea crossing, I will be giving: live cooking  demonstrations, several cooking classes, wine tasting menus, chef competitions and judging cooking competitions as well.

Cooking Classes

These are action-packed days full of “cooking fun” to help the guests enjoy their experience of a lifetime “World Cruise” as  much as possible!

 Once the ship completes it’s journey, the traveling doesn’t stop.  I, then, will be Scandinavia-bound and continue further into Europe.

This “World Voyage” will be completely documented on my Facebook and Twitter pages, highlighting the movement of the trip with recipes, photos and video all along the way.

If you haven’t joined my pages yet, here is your chance to “catch the wave” before it rolls out to sea! 

Also, please check the Celebrity Cruise Line website for all their wonderful cruise offerings

Information on the major cruise lines that set sail from “Cape Liberty” and all other information pertaining to the Cape can be found here.


  • Kady & Jose Hinojosa

    Hi Chef Franco!
    We were on the Silhouette for the transatlantic and really enjoyed your cooking demos. The food was FABULOUS and we can’t wait to try some of the recipes now that we’re home. Best of luck on your show!

  • Franco Lania

    Hello Kady & Jose!

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. I am very glad you enjoyed my demonstrations! It was an incredible trip and it turned out to be a wonderful Transatlantic crossing. Even though we sailed off into rough seas!

    Glad you’re home safe and sound. By the way… where is home for you?

    Keep in touch. Hope to see you on another cruise with Celebrity soon!


  • Liz and Tom Anderson

    We really enjoyed your cooking shows and wine pairing dinner!!!! Celebrity should bring you back for many more culinary adventures!!! We flew back frm Venice yesterday and will make it home tomorrow. Hi to Jo and we will follow your cooking adventures on your website!!!

    Liz and Tom Anderson

  • http://cheffrancolania.com franco2

    Hello Liz and Tom …Land HO!

    It was a pleasure meeting you both as well. Sounds like you kept the travel momentum going once we hit Italy. I’m sure you had a FANTASTIC time in Italy. What a nice way to end the “transatlantic voyage” we all took on Celebrity Cruise Line.

    Thank you for letting me know that you liked my shows and special dinners!

    Hopefully we will meet up again on another Celebrity Cruise.

    Keep in touch & welcome home!


  • Regina rachael

    I was on that voyage and enjoyed seeing you! After I left the ship, I stayed in Tuscany for a while and then I took a cooking class with Chef Sandra Lotti of Toscana Saporita cooking school in Massarossa.

  • http://cheffrancolania.com franco2

    Hello Regina,

    Thanks for seeking out my website and letting me know you enjoyed my part in that very memorable transatlantic Cruise on Celebrity cruise Line. I love the fact that you kept going even after the sailing had stopped! As far as I know, Chef Lotti is definitely an expert on the cuisine of Toscana.

    You did your research and I’m sure it payed off with another memorable experience!

    Keep cooking!