Pearl Seas Cruises is pleased to offer an extensive onboard enrichment program designed to complement your cruise perfectly. One of the benefits of a small ship cruise is the ability to carefully build a program that seamlessly matches the itinerary and shore experiences. Enjoy engaging lectures and nightly musical entertainment as you listen to light jazz from local musicians in the lounge or enjoy a culinary demonstration with the head chef in the ship’s galley. Each cruise will have an onboard expert to share the history and ecology of each of our visited regions.
Knowledgeable guides join you on your tour to create a completely authentic experience in your travels. You’ll be joined by authors, photographers, historians, and local experts to provide additional insight into your journey, leading talks and special programs that add that little special extra to the destinations you visit.
Prepare for your tastebuds to be amazed when our Acclaimed Regional Chefs prepare some of the best steak and seafood in the North Atlantic. Trained at the world’s most prestigious culinary institutes, our chefs transform fresh seasonal ingredients into culinary masterpieces. From classic dishes to innovative cuisine, our chefs create delicious feasts to match the adventure of your cruise.
At Pearl Seas Cruises, fine cuisine is an important part of the cruise experience. Every meal is cooked to order and we always accommodate for diet preferences. Our chefs create a delectable array of local flavors and traditional fare for each and every meal. Seating is unassigned, can accommodate all passengers at one time and meals are served in the glass-enclosed dining room where every seat offers a panoramic view. Visit our Fine Dining page for more information.
The Musical Entertainment aboard the Pearl Mist is second to none, since most of our musical acts are local legends in the area we’ll be visiting. Talented piano players, smooth flutists, and sultry jazz saxophones are some of the instruments you’ll hear on our nightly musical entertainment.
One of the evening highlights on all of our cruises is the cocktail hour before dinner. Between our intelligent lecturers and your fellow guests, there will be plenty of liked-minded people to mingle and share the adventures of the day. Take part in camaraderie as you meet new friends and build lasting relationships. All cocktails, as with most other amenities aboard the ship, are complimentary.
John Meffert is a published author, a recognized lecturer and an award-winning photographer. Mr. Meffert travels internationally and domestically as a study tour leader and a lecturer for international travel programs. Mr. Meffert attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cornell University. In 1982, he served as the director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s southern regional office based in Charleston, SC. From 1988 to 1997 he served as the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest community-based preservation organization in the United States. Mr. Meffert has led tour programs in the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence River, the Canadian Maritimes and the Caribbean.