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7-night Epicurean Delights of Southern Italy & Sicily Cruise

DestinationRome (Civitavecchia)/Valletta

Departure 10/18/2020

Ports Rome (Civitavecchia) | Gaeta | Naples | Agropoli | Lipari | Taormina (Giardini Naxos) | Siracusa | Valletta |


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Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the sixth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Jacques Cartier will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line's hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Theme: Epicurean Delights 
Join New York Times experts Eric Asimov and Arthur Schwartz on this very special exploration of the foods and wines of southern Italy and Sicily. Food—its cultivation, preparation, and consumption—has always been central to the Italian way of life.
This one-of-a-kind program is an extraordinary opportunity both to study and to experience the various roles food and wine play in our lives and its relation to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Immerse yourself in the bounty of Sicily and Southern Italy’s regional cuisines as we sample the pastas of Syracuse and the wines of Mt. Etna, the artisanal meats and cheese of Calabria, mozzarella from Agropoli and pizza from Naples.
Taking advantage of rich volcanic soils and a variety of splendid grapes, wonderful reds and whites and sparkling wines characteristic of each region abound. We will taste them all. In addition to these culinary-tailored activities, we will have the opportunity to see the temples of the ancient Greeks at Syracuse, Taormina, and Paestum; to discover the iconic Roman sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as those in the Eternal City itself; and to discover inviting medieval towns, including Noto and Tropea. Seldom is there such an opportunity to enjoy such a rich feast.*

*Cruise line theme is subject to be cancelled or discontinued at any time without notice.

  • $500 per Couple Shipboard Credit

Departure Date
Number of Nights
7 Nights
Cruise Inclusions
  • Series of lectures and discussions with New York Times experts on food and wine, Eric Asimov and Arthur Schwartz
  • An included exclusive private dinner at the Michelin-starred Palazzo Petrucci in Naples (see details in the “Cruise Package”)
  • Optional excursions to iconic ancient sites: Syracuse, Taormina, Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Optional excursions to agriturismo sites and wineries in every port of call
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