Highlights of Southern Italy with Chef Michael Bonacini

8 Days
Rome to Dubrovnik
From (CAD)
$ 8,350
Dates & Pricing

Dreaming of a Culinary Adventure?

Join Celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini in Sumptuous Southern Italy
Nourish your palate and soul on an exclusive culinary trip with renowned Canadian culinary personality and MasterChef Canada’s Michael Bonacini. With only 100 guests on board, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Chef Bonacini on an intimate, luxurious superyacht cruise. Hear, see and taste firsthand his passion for Italian cooking as you sail the sun-kissed Italian coastlines and explore the charming villages of southern Italy.

Exclusive Culinary Experiences with Chef Bonacini

  • Indulge in Chef Bonacini’s southern Italian inspired menu at a special dinner on board
  • Attend a private cocktail reception hosted by Michael Bonacini
  • Visit a market in Minori with a stop at Salde Riso’s award-winning pastry shop to taste the famous Amalfi lemon dessert, Delizia al Limone
  • Visit a local Masseria, a rustic fortified farmhouse where you’ll join Chef Bonacini for a tour of the olive grove and taste the local extra virgin olive oil
  • Watch Chef Bonacini during a live pasta making session on board
“I look forward to sharing the rich tradition of authentic Southern Italian cuisine with our guests on this very special cruise.” Michael Bonacini, Celebrity Chef

Book by June 30, 2022 to Enjoy Free Airfare

Fly for free

Deposit of $750* per person required to secure your spot.

It's All Included! Our Exceptional EmeraldVALUE:

  • All airport transfers to and from your Superyacht
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board 
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
  • Complimentary water, restocked daily
  • Included excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges and taxes 
  • First-class service from an Englishspeaking crew 
  • PLUS ALL TIPS & GRATUITIES INCLUDED
Book today – with very limited space, this cruise will sell out. Don’t miss your chance to experience this delectable sailing.To book, call us at 1 8446264303, contact your travel professional or book online.

2023 Rome > Dubrovnik

Tour Map
Tour Code:
E02M
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Rome
Return City:
Dubrovnik

Selected Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

    Upon your arrival in Civitavecchia, you’ll board your spectacular superyacht to commence your cruise.

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    City tour of Rome (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Please book your flight to arrive into Rome prior to 03:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Sorrento

    A quaint resort credited with inspiring the works of Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy, Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, and its maze of cobbled streets is punctuated with cosy cafes.

    On Board Reception with Chef Michael Bonacini – Canapes & Drinks

    EmeraldPLUS

    Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting

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    Guided tour of Pompeii (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Walking tour of Capri (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Amalfi

    Sitting in the foothills of Mount Cerreto, the ambient setting of Amalfi is a pleasant collection of piazzas and waterfront restaurants. Despite its diminutive size, this town was once a maritime powerhouse. 

    Special Culinary Visit with Cheb Michael Bonacini:
    Weekly market in Minori with stop at Sal de Riso’s pastry shop (featured in Stanley Tucci’s ‘Searching for Italy’ TV series) to taste famous Amalfi lemon dessert (in Italian: “Delizia al Limone”).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Giardini Naxos

    Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants.   

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Taormina

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    ‘The Godfather’ Tour (extra expense)

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    Alcantara River Tubing (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Crotone

    At the very tip of Southern Italy is the Calabrian city of Crotone. Legend has it that it owes its name to Greek half-god Hercules, and there are Aegean influences at every turn, including the remnants of Apollo’s temple.

    Live pasta cooking demonstration by Chef Michael Bonacini

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    Visit Santa Severina Village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Otranto

    Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea and was a key port for trade and conquest during Roman times. Today, you’ll find a picturesque town of fortifications, mouthwatering seafood restaurants and a pleasant beach.

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    Guided tour of Lecce (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Monopoli

    Tracing its origins back to 545 AD, Monopoli is a melting pot of Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish influence. Its charming harbour is surrounded by medieval stone walls, while the Church of the Purgatory features a Baroque chapel of mummified citizens that passed on.

    Special Culinary Visit with Chef Michael Bonacini:
    Visit to a local “ Masseria” ( stroll around the farmhouse, visit the olive grove and extra virgin olive oil tasting) & tour of the lovely city of Ostuni

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, where you’ll disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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    City tour of Dubrovnik (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Please book your flight to depart out of Dubrovnik after 11:00 AM.

    *This DiscoverMORE is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • A walking tour of Taormina

SPECIAL CULINARY VISITS WITH CHEF MICHAEL BONACINI
  • Weekly market in Minori with stop at Sal de Riso’s pastry shop (featured in Stanley Tucci’s ‘Searching for Italy’ TV series) to taste famous Amalfi lemon dessert (in Italian: “Delizia al Limone”).
  • Visit to a local “ Masseria” (stroll around the farmhouse, visit the olive grove and extra virgin olive oil tasting) & tour of the lovely city of Ostuni

EmeraldPLUS
  • Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability