Join Chef Michael Bonacini andChef Oscar Bonacini on a 8-day cruise through France
April 5-12, 2025 - Cruise and Fly from $6,340 per person 

8-day itinerary | Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Chef Michael Bonacini and Chef Oscar Bonacini
Nice to Lyon | EFRC050425.2

Embark on a transcendent culinary journey through the heart of France with our exclusive river cruise, personally hosted by the acclaimed Canadian celebrity chef, Michael Bonacini and for the first time with Emerald Cruises, his son, Oscar Bonacini – fellow accomplished chef and restaurateur. Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavours as you gracefully sail through the picturesque waters of southern France, weaving through Lyon, the undisputed gastronomic capital, and the captivating landscapes of Provence. Explore the luscious wine regions of Burgundy and the Rhône Valley, savouring the essence of Provençal cuisine. Join both chefs for an intimate voyage of culinary excellence amidst the beauty of France’s culinary heartland.

Exclusive Culinary Experiences with Chefs Michael and Oscar Bonacini

  • Indulge in Michael and Oscar’s collaborative French-inspired menu at a special dinner on board your cruise
  • Attend a private cocktail reception hosted by both father and son
  • Experience Lyon’s culinary paradise at Les Halles Paul Bocuse – an indoor food market where you’ll tour and taste the city’s best-known delicacies
  • Ask Chefs Michael and Oscar questions during an interactive Q&A session on board
  • Plus, enter to win the chance to dine with our celebrity chefs!

Book online, call us at  1 833 222 6050 or contact your Professional Travel Advisor to secure your preferred cabin.
Best Available Offer: Fly & Cruise from $6,340 per person. See flyer for details.


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About Chef Michael Bonacini

Renowned chef Michael Bonacini, co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, is a key figure in Canada’s culinary scene. Born in Tenby, South Wales, Bonacini’s upbringing in a family-run hotel business shaped his passion for hospitality. After training under Chef Anton Mosimann in London, he immigrated to Canada in 1985. Partnering with Peter Oliver in 1993, Bonacini played a pivotal role in introducing regional Canadian cuisine, notably with his restaurant Canoe. He received the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Award in 1996 and has since contributed to various TV shows, released a cookbook, and served as a judge on MasterChef Canada. His Toronto restaurants and O&B’s diverse portfolio nationwide reflect a commitment to culinary excellence and a strong corporate culture.

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About Chef Oscar Bonacini

Chef Oscar Bonacini, a Toronto native, began his culinary journey at 14 with a dishwashing job, leading him to kitchens across Europe. After studying Hospitality Business Management at George Brown College, he honed his skills under chef Mark Hix in England, working at renowned establishments like St. JOHN and Holborn Dining Room. In 2019, Oscar returned to Canada, contributing his experience to the local culinary scene. Joining Oliver & Bonacini’s Maison Selby in 2022, he expanded his expertise in front-of-house management. Currently, he collaborates with restaurateur Chris White at Restaurant 20 Victoria, which earned a Michelin Star and the Michelin Guide Toronto’s Service Award in 2023.

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Terms & Conditions

Valid for new bookings on April 5, 2025 sailing of Sensations of Lyon and Provence with Chef Michael Bonacini (Journey Code EFRC050425.2). A non–refundable initial deposit of $500 per person at time booking. Promotional offers are strictly limited on selected cabin types on set departures, subject to availability and until sold out. Strictly new bookings only; no retroactivity to any existing booking including engaging the Deposit Protection Plan or Platinum Protection Plan on an existing booking to avail this offer. Offer is combinable with EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty voucher, infosession vouchers and are available to new groups booked and deposited during promotional period, no retroactivity. (Note Mega Group Savings Offer limited to first 2 groups deposited.). Offers are not combinable with any other offer including open offers, exclusive promotions, solo offers, F&F rates, interline, heavily discounted offers, or any other restricted/special/exclusive offers. All offers are inventory controlled, strictly capacity limited, may be extended, cancelled, or withdrawn at any time without notice, and subject to availability until sold out. All prices advertised are in CAD dollars and include all advertised discount savings including early payment discounts. We reserve the right to not honour any published prices that we determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Best Available Offer: Full payment is due 10 months prior to departure. When booking within 10 months of departure, if the Best Available Offer is still available, full payment is due at time of booking. All bookings are subject to our full terms and conditions. Once sold out or if full payment is not received the standard fare will apply. Tax and ticket surcharges may apply. If Best Available Offer promotion includes international airfare flights are economy class and must be booked by Emerald Cruises, and on airline and routing of Emerald Cruises’ choice. Maximum value for flight tickets, including taxes is $1,800 per person. Flights must be booked within 10-6 months to departure. If not booked during this time, Emerald Cruises reserves the right to remove the flight offer and replace it with the Air Credit discount. Any flight surcharges or upgrades must be paid in full at time of flight ticketing. Once the flight is booked, the flight tickets are 100% non-refundable and non-changeable. Economy Air only on Emerald Cruises choice of airlines from 11 specific Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, YYJ. All other gateways will incur a surcharge. Flights must be booked by Emerald Cruises and are based on the brochure tour dates. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges. Any flight upgrades/surcharges must be paid in full at time of ticketing. Flexi Fare: Savings offer value varies based on cruise and cabin category booked. Full payment is required 90 days prior to departure. For full booking terms and conditions, visit emeraldcruises.ca. © EMERALD CRUISES| ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | BC CONSUMER PROTECTION #40178

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