Ep 8 – Cruising the Society Islands of French Polynesia with a James Beard Award Winning Chef Dean Fearing


Welcome to the Luxury Travelers Podcast! In this episode, Rodney is thrilled to talk with his good friend, Dean Fearing, a James Beard Award-Winning Chef. Rodney is excited to discuss a cruise planned for March 2025 on the luxurious Silversea ship, the luxury brand under Royal Caribbean. This cruise promises an extraordinary experience, with each suite offering the personalized service of its own butler. During the voyage, guests will have the unique opportunity to learn how to make Dean’s famous margarita. Additionally, there will be exclusive wine tastings and parties onboard, ensuring a delightful journey. Rodney is eager to share the itinerary for this unforgettable trip to the stunningly beautiful and pristine South Pacific Society Islands. For those interested in securing a place on this luxury voyage, Rodney invites you to contact him for reservations. Take advantage of this extraordinary travel experience! 



  • [:39] Rodney introduces Dean Fearing, and they both share a 17-year milestone
  • [2:37] Discussion about the Society Islands, Bora Bora and an incredible cruise scheduled for March 13th – 26th, 2025
  • [5:43] There is Discussion about going on to Tahiti and a visit to Bloody Mary’s; Dean talks about cooking classes on board the last cruise, and Rodney outlines the agenda for the upcoming trip
  • [11:07] The color of the water and the beauty of the South Pacific Islands 
  • [14:55] Dean wins the James Beard Award, and his restaurant is named number one in hotel dining
  • [16:55] The Silversea ship is a Royal Caribbean luxury brand, and they have a butler for every suite. 
  • [21:02] Contact Rodney for more information – (844) 547-2763



  • Rodney feels that the most beautiful untouched place on the planet is the Society Islands
  • In addition to the cruise next year, there will be a three or 4-day optional pre-cruise stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora.
  • Every stateroom on the Silversea ship has a butler, and the airfare offers the option to upgrade to business class.

Contact Rodney for more information about the March 2025 Silversea Cruise! – (844) 547-2763



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Creator of Fearing’s Restaurant and author of The Texas Food Bible, Chef Dean Fearing is long known as the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine.” His legendary cooking and infectious charisma have long captured the attention of a worldwide audience. An accomplished James Beard award winner, cookbook author, and successful restaurateur, Dean’s namesake Fearing’s has become one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in Texas, recognized as “Restaurant of the Year” and “Table of the Year” by Esquire Magazine, as well as #1 in Hotel Dining in the U.S. by the prestigious Zagat Survey. Each night, guests worldwide are dazzled with many flavors described as a genuine “taste of Texas.” Most days, he can be spotted in Fearing’s wearing a signature crisp white chef’s coat with colorful boot embroidery, blue jeans and brightly-hued, custom-tooled Lucchese cowboy boots. When not in the kitchen, he is often found strumming a guitar or consulting current and new restaurant owners on everything from Kitchen Design to Event Planning and Food Trends.

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