If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect vacation to reset, relax, experience beautiful landscapes and treat your tastebuds, we’ve got the journey for you. In June of 2024, you could be sailing along Europe’s Danube River on a luxurious cruise hosted by Emerald Cruises. Not only is this cruise special for the scenic views, location or elegant touches but Emerald has partnered with celebrity chef Dale MacKay of Top Chef Canada and Top Chef World All-Stars for this culinary-themed cruise. Ready to set sail? Read on for the details!
Cruise Along the Danube
Join celebrity chef Dale MacKay on an eight-day culinary cruise along the Danube River beginning on June 21, 2024. The voyage begins in Budapest and calls on ports in Slovakia and Austria before concluding in Regensburg, Germany. Guests can expect top-quality meals, a private cocktail reception hosted by Chef MacKay, regionally-inspired onboard dinners and even a live cooking demonstration. If that doesn’t sound like enough, two guests will be selected to cook with Chef Mackay!
“I am very much looking forward to my first European river cruise with Emerald Cruises,” said Chef MacKay. “I can’t wait to explore the food traditions along the Danube River and infuse the flavors and techniques into my own culinary approach to share with guests.”
According to Emerald, guests who book their cabin by July 31, 2023, and pay in full 10 months prior to departure can take advantage of the Super Earlybird cruise and fly offer, which includes round-trip economy air starting at $5,990 per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise details and pricing including a sales flyer can be found available at www.emeraldcruises.ca/chefdale.
The Cruise Includes:
- 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
- Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship
- The services of an Emerald Cruises cruise director
- Port taxes and charges
- All tipping and gratuities
- Guided tour of Passau
- Guided tour of Göttweig Abbey
- Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum
- Walking tour of Bratislava
- Guided coach tour of Budapest
Chef Dale MacKay
“Chef Dale MacKay was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and knew from an early age that he was destined for the kitchen. He travelled the world, working his way through the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud for a decade before winning the first season of Top Chef Canada. Over the past ten years, he and long-time co-worker and business partner Christopher Cho have opened five award-winning restaurants in Saskatchewan under the Grassroots Restaurant Group. Featuring Japanese, Korean and French influences, the restaurants include Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Little Grouse on the Prairie, Sticks and Stones, and Avenue Restaurant. Always testing his competitive side, Dale has also appeared on Iron Chef Gauntlet, Fire Masters, and Wall of Chefs and competed internationally on Top Chef World All-Stars.”