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If a Caribbean Culinary Journey with a celebrity chef is on the top of your travel list, get ready to book the trip of a lifetime. Emerald Cruises wants to help travellers plan ahead their winter escape to the Caribbean with an eight-day Caribbean Culinary Journey aboard the newly launched, 100-passenger luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara and celebrated Canadian celebrity chef Michael Bonacini.

Sailing round trip out of San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 30, 2024, this itinerary will call on small ports like Culebra, known for its active reef, and Vieques with its famed Bioluminscent Bay, in Puerto Rico; Gustavia in St. Barths with its French “joie de vivre” and historic wooden homes that dot the island; and tiny Jost Van Dyke in the BVI, with its ideal white sandy beaches. 

During the sailing, guests will be treated to exclusive culinary experiences with Chef Bonacini, including a private onboard cocktail reception hosted by the celebrity chef; Caribbean inspired dishes created by Chef Bonacini and served during a special dinner in La Cucina dining room; a cooking demonstration and Q&A where guests can get up close and personal with the chef; and the opportunity to see the sights alongside the Chef Bonacini on select island excursions. A few lucky guests will have the opportunity to dine exclusively with Chef Bonacini. 

Celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini Emerald Cruises

Celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini Emerald Cruises

On the upcoming voyage, Chef Bonacini said

I cannot wait to embark on this enchanting adventure in paradise, and I look forward to savouring exquisite Caribbean cuisine in the company of fellow globetrotters

In addition to the slate of culinary programming on offer, guests who book this sailing will enjoy being one of less than 100 guests onboard the luxury yacht with Chef Bonacini. 

Guests who pay in full within 30 days of booking their cabin on this special sailing will receive free, round-trip air to the Caribbean* and a Platinum Drinks Package, which includes unlimited access to cocktails, mocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Emerald Cruises urges guests who are interested to move quickly—with just 36 cabins left on the intimate Emerald Sakara, this special itinerary will sell out.

 Emerald Sakara is a 100-guest luxury yachts featuring just 50 modern, luxe suites and staterooms range from 185 to 1,185 square feet—all but six of which feature large balconies. The open-air infinity pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and day beds ideal for relaxing and enjoying a cocktail from the nearby Aqua Café. A wellness deck complete with spa, infrared sauna and gym allows guests to keep focused on their health goals, while the top deck Sky Bar offers the ideal spot to watch the sun set over the Caribbean Sea.

Located at the yacht’s stern, a marina platform boasts water toys galore—kayaks, standup paddleboards, snorkel equipment, SEABOBs and a giant trampoline are available to guests when the platform is deployed. The extra-spacious La Cucina dining room specializes in fresh, seasonal cuisine with seating indoors as well as on the adjacent terrace, while the warm and welcoming Amici Lounge is a friendly place to gather and enjoy live music in the evenings. Finally, with 76 crew members onboard, guests can count on receiving attentive, personalized service. 

Celebrity chef Michael Bonacini is the co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, one of Canada’s leading restaurant and event groups. Since 2014, Michael has served as a judge on CTV’S MasterChef Canada.

  • Exclusive Offer: Included Economy airfare (or air credit $1,000 per person in lieu)

Call Emerald Cruises at 844-434-7885 or contact your travel professional to book and secure your preferred suite.

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