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Chefs Oscar & Michael Bonacini to host Emerald Lyon & Provence cruise in 2025

  • Cruises
  •   04-04-2024  9:00 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Chefs Oscar & Michael Bonacini to host Emerald Lyon & Provence cruise in 2025
Chefs Oscar and Michael Bonacini. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Emerald Cruises has announced a culinary voyage through France's Lyon and Provence regions with Canadian chefs Michael and Oscar Bonacini.

The eight-day Sensations of Lyon & Provence cruise, set to sail on April 5, 2025, promises an immersive exploration of France's epicurean delights, from the heart of its gastronomic capital to the charming landscapes of Provence.

Pricing includes free or reduced airfare offers and cruise fares starting at CAD $6,045 per person. Further cruise information and a flyer is available here

"Embarking on this culinary journey through France's heartland with my son, Oscar, is a unique opportunity,” said Chef Michael in a statement. “We aim to showcase the richness of French cuisine, blending tradition with our own culinary stories, inviting our guests into a world of exquisite flavours and unforgettable experiences."

“We're eager to share our passion for food, drawing inspiration from the regions we explore,” added Chef Oscar. “Join us for a culinary adventure that promises to delight your senses and deepen your appreciation for French cuisine.”

Culinary excellence & river cruising combined

130 lucky guests aboard the elegant Emerald Liberté Star-Ship will experience exclusive culinary events, including:

A collaborative French-inspired menu presented by Chefs Michael and Oscar Bonacini at a special onboard dinner.

  • An intimate cocktail reception with the duo.
  • An interactive Q&A session, providing insights into their culinary philosophies and techniques.
  • The chance to win a private dining experience with the celebrity chefs.
  • A culinary exploration of Les Halles Paul Bocuse – an indoor food market - in Lyon, offering tastings of the city's famed delicacies. 

The heart of French gastronomy

The Sensations of Lyon & Provence cruise invites guests to delve into the essence of French cuisine and culture.

From the historic beauty and culinary prowess of Lyon to the vineyards of Tournon and the ancient streets of Arles, every stop is a testament to France's enduring love affair with food and wine.

Unique itinerary highlights include cheese and olive tasting onboard, guided bike tours of Lyon, and canoeing excursions in Avignon, ensuring a diverse and enriching travel experience.

"We are blending the enchantment of France's most picturesque riverscapes with the unparalleled culinary artistry of Chefs Michael and Oscar Bonacini,” said Patricia Wu, brand director river, Emerald Cruises Canada, in a press release. 

“This exclusive journey through the heartland of French cuisine, offers our Canadian guests not just a cruise, but a voyage into the soul of gastronomy. With Emerald Cruises' signature inclusive luxury, each moment has been curated to ensure our guests travel in comfort and elegance, allowing the flavours and stories of France to take center stage. We're thrilled to offer an experience that marries the scenic beauty of the Rhône and Saône with the Bonacinis' culinary genius, promising memories that will last a lifetime." 

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