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

Venice - Venice

Dates:
9/16/2021
to  9/23/2021

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
$4,440
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 $4,440
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m²)

From $4,740
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m²)

From $5,180
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m²)

From $5,390
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m²)

From $5,670
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m²)

From $7,590
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(36 m²)

From $10,000
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilège Suite
 

(36 m²)

From $10,480
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Privilege Suite
 

(54 m²)

From $13,980
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(54 m²)

Fully booked


      

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For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


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Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects flights and takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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