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Orient Express Is Launching a Luxury Cruise on the World’s Largest Sailing Ship

The sailing yacht will set sail in 2026.

Courtesy of Orient Express
Courtesy of Orient Express
Courtesy of Orient Express

Editor’s Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.Orient Express is expanding from land to sea, with the unveiling of the world’s largest sailing ship for luxury cruises in 2026. The Orient Express Silenseas “will echo the glorious era when writers, artists, painters, princesses and movie stars spent time between Monte-Carlo, the beaches of Saint-Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Cannes and its famous Croisette and discovered a refinement tinged with exquisite insouciance and joie de vivre, inviting them to extreme escapades,” according to a release from the company.

The ship is 220 meters long and will have 54 suites, two swimming pools, two restaurants, and a speakeasy bar.

“With Orient Express Silenseas, we are beginning a new chapter in our history, taking the experience and excellence of luxury travel and transposing it onto the world’s most beautiful seas,” said Sebastien Bazin, the Chairman and CEO of Accor, the company that owns Orient Express in a press release. “This exceptional sailing yacht, with roots in Orient Express’ history, will offer unparalleled service and refined design spaces, reminiscent of the golden age of mythical cruises.”

In addition to the amenities listed above, there will also be an Amphitheatre-Cabaret and a private recording studio. Spa treatments, meditation sessions, and stops at ports throughout the French Riviera.

Pricing hasn’t been shared yet, but I imagine these cruises will be a once and a lifetime experience for more than one reason.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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