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Epicurean Delights of the Adriatic: The Food & Wine of Italy & Croatia

Venice - Venice

Dates:
16/9/2021
to  23/9/2021

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$5,710
30% Ponant Bonus

Quintessential Collection Included Cruise Programme


Created specially for like-minded travellers. 

We invite you to join us on this very special exploration of the foods and wines of the Adriatic coasts of Italy and Croatia, round-trip from Venice.

To enhance your cruise, you will be joined by renowned wine educators highly recommended by Wine Spectator School – Croatian wine educator and Master of Wine Jo Ahearne, and Italian wine educator Suzanne Branciforte – who will lead a series of talks, tastings, and discussions on board.

Food— its cultivation, preparation, and consumption—has always been central to the Italian way of life. In Croatia, the rich culinary tradition includes influences from myriad neighbouring regions. This one-of-a-kind program is an extraordinary opportunity both to explore and to experience the various roles food and wine play in our lives and its relation to physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Immerse yourself in the bounty of Italy and Croatia’s regional cuisines as we sample local fare during our comprehensive cruise across the Adriatic Sea.

In Croatia, highlights include the white truffles of Istria and the renowned oysters of Mali Ston, taken from the waters along the Dalmatian Coast north of Dubrovnik. While in Italy, we will explore olive oil and burrata from Puglia, and the famed hard cheeses, pastas, and balsamic vinegar of Emilia-Romagna. Taking advantage of the area’s rich soils and a variety of splendid grapes, wonderful reds and whites and sparkling wines characteristic of each region abound. We will taste them all.

A sure highlight of your cruise will be a visit to the Wine Spectator School-recommended Masseria Pizzariello, a 4th generation family wine estate celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, for a gala wine tasting and lunch of traditional Puglia cuisine. After walking through the vineyards, you may enjoy all the foods of the region to your heart’s content, while your sommelier pours the most famous DOC and DOCG wines from Puglia. Traditional, live music played by local musicians provides the perfect backdrop to your lunch. Relax and enjoy a hearty dose of La Dolce Vita!

In addition to these culinary-tailored activities, you will have the opportunity to explore important cultural and historic sites along the way, including the Old City of Dubrovnik, the Historic Center of Urbino, and the Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna – all UNESCO World Heritage sites.


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Wine Spectator School

This is the second year Wine Spectator School and PONANT have joined forces to offer you an unforgettable wine and gastronomic experience in Italy. Embark with Wine Spectator School wine educators and our renowned chefs to discover the rich food and wine culture of the Adriatic through Croatia and Italy.

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Choose your stateroom

Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m²)

From AU$5,710
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

From AU$6,110
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

From AU$6,700
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

From AU$6,990
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

From AU$7,350
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

From AU$9,910
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(36 m²)

From AU$13,130
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilège Suite
 

(36 m²)

From AU$13,760
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite
 

(45 m²)

From AU$15,690
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Privilege Suite
 

(54 m²)

From AU$18,430
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(54 m²)

Fully booked


      

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To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


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Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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1 888 400 1082
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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.