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Costa Cruises presents ChocoCruise - Explore the World of Chocolate


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About this Cruise

In partnership with Barry Callebaut, Costa Toscana will host five of the world's best master pastry chefs from Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland and Belgium. Together with Costa Cruises’ Corporate Pastry Chef & Baker, Riccardo Bellaera, they will be the protagonists of an extraordinary Mediterranean cruise dedicated to chocolate in all its forms.

Costa Cruises and Barry Callebaut, a world leader in the production of high-quality chocolate and cocoa, renew their partnership in the name of excellence for “ChocoCruise – Explore the World of Chocolate”: an entire cruise dedicated to chocolate, designed to give to pastry lovers a week of sweetness and relaxation aboard Costa Cruises’ flagship, Costa Toscana.

During this themed cruise, five of the world’s greatestmaster pastry chefs from Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Belgium, all members of the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy and Ambassadors of Barry Callebaut, along with Riccardo Bellaera, Corporate PastryChef & Baker of Costa, will offer a real journey within the journey, discovering the refined art of chocolate-related pastry. The five pastry masters who will aboard the ChocoCruise 2023 are Alberto Simionato (Italy), Joël Perriard (Switzerland), Philippe Bertrand (France), Ramon Morató (Spain), and Alexandre Bourdeaux (Belgium).

The program includes a rich proposal of experiences, all featuring chocolate as the protagonist. Guests will be able to experience chocolate dishes from breakfast to dinner, including savory dishes, tasting this food in all its variations and combinations, depending on the destination visited by the ship.

Sail Date(s):

Friday, Nov 17, 2023




Mediterranean: Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Cagliari, Naples, and Civitavecchia/Rome

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