Jeff’s ship arrives in Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, for an epic adventure exploring Spanish culture and history. Jeff learns an ancient whistling language, and then he crafts artisanal goat cheese. Plus, Jeff encounters critically-endangered angel sharks, park of the region’s rare sea life. Finally, Jeff gets face to face with 2,000-year-old mummies as he unwraps the island’s mysterious past.
Jeff sails into the bustling port of Hong Kong where he visits the famed Big Buddha and takes a tour of the city’s iconic street food. Then, Jeff heads out on the bay to experience Hong Kong’s humble fishing village roots. Finally, Jeff savors the time-honored culture of Chinese tea.
Jeff arrives to the historic port of Cochin, India where he experiences the ancient performance art of Kathakali in full costume. Then, he treks through a tiger preserve and discovers India’s incredible native wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger. Finally, Jeff visits the famous spice market and washes down his adventure with a taste of the region’s specialty, masala chai.
Jeff cruises to Livorno, Italy where he explores Tuscany and saddles up with the region’s famous butteri cowboys. Then, he teams up with a local chef to forage for wild porcini mushrooms and cook an Italian masterpiece in the “cucina.” Jeff wraps up his adventure wandering the ancient Roman amphitheater of Volterra with its lead archaeologist.
Jeff’s ship docks in Le Havre and he explores the coast of France beginning with the ancient, towering icon of Mont St. Michel. Next, Jeff experiences escargot, a French favorite culinary tradition, and visits Utah Beach, the site of World War II’s D-Day.