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Escape With MiNDFOOD and Crystal Cruises

Escape With MiNDFOOD and Crystal Cruises

Celebrate MiNDFOOD’s 10th birthday with the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises, and this unique Mediterranean cruise itinerary. Six-star service, luxurious suites and European adventures await!

Escape With MiNDFOOD and Crystal Cruises

This inspiring journey from the sun-drenched shores of France’s Côte d’Azur to the legendary islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Mallorca departs from Marseille after a welcome dinner at an 18th-century private chateau in Provence. The journey, hosted by MiNDFOOD’s editor-in-chief Michael McHugh and Crystal Cruises Australia New Zealand managing director Karen Christensen, includes six-star service onboard Crystal Serenity, where you will enjoy luxuriously appointed suites and Michelin-inspired cuisine. While ashore the possibilities are endless. A special MiNDFOOD cooking class in Sestri Levante, Italy, with lunch and matching local wines is sure to be one of many highlights. The package also includes two nights’ accommodation at the InterContinental Marseille in a Deluxe Harbour View Room.


Package Inclusion

The seven-day Marseille to Barcelona cruise aboard Crystal Serenity includes gourmet dining, select wines, champagne and spirits, and unlimited wi-fi. Enjoy two nights’ accommodation at InterContinental Marseille in a Deluxe Harbour View Room and a welcome dinner at a private chateau in Provence, including transfers and beverages. Transfer between the hotel and ship is also included. The Ligurian cooking class in Sestri Levante includes lunch and matching local wines.


The Onboard Crystal Experience

Features include: complimentary select fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages; complimentary gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; exquisite Italian menu at Prego and innovative Japanese cuisine from Nobu Matsuhisa; and complimentary wi-fi and internet.



Nine-night package in a Pure stateroom with verandah (P2) from NZ$8,660 per person twin share. Nine-night tour package in a Penthouse with verandah (PH) from NZ$10,620 per person twin share. Book by February 28 and receive US$250 shipboard credit per stateroom (double occupancy).


Exclusive MiNDFOOD Events

Experience an exclusive dinner in an 18th-century private chateau in Provence, bordered by roses, olive groves and vineyards.

Learn the art of Ligurian cooking with a local Sestri Levante cook, followed by lunch paired with local wines.






Friday, September 28

Marseille, France

Overnight at InterContinental Marseille.


Saturday, September 29

Marseille, France

Welcome dinner at private chateau in Provence. Overnight at InterContinental Marseille.


Sunday, September 30

Marseille, France

Embark on Crystal Serenity.


Monday, October 1

Antibes, France

Discover the picture-postcard Mediterranean town.


Tuesday, October 2

Genoa, Italy

Ligurian cooking class in Sestri Levante, including lunch and matching local wines.


Wednesday, October 3

Porto Venere, Italy

Take in the natural beauty of the idyllic medieval town.


Thursday, October 4

Olbia, Sardinia, Italy

The historic port city offers sandy beaches, forests and secluded coves to explore.


Friday, October 5

Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Visit the small town founded in 1492.


Saturday, October 6

Palma, Mallorca, Spain

See the island’s Gothic cathedral and quaint villages.


Sunday, October 7

Barcelona, Spain

Arrive in the capital of Catalonia, home to many artistic and architectural treasures.



Subject to availability on booking.

Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, taxes, levies and exchange rates at the time of publication. In the event that such fluctuations affect the price to be paid for services, Premium Cruise Holidays and Voyage Affaires reserves the right to adjust the price as necessary at any time.

Prices are subject to minimum numbers to operate this tour as per brochure. Should this not be met Premium Cruise Holidays and Voyage Affaires reserve the right to alter or cancel arrangements.

Travelling Alone: We do not wish to disadvantage individuals travelling without a companion. However a single supplement will apply.

Passport: You must have a valid passport with 6 months validity from date of return.

Deposits – 20% non-refundable within 5 days of booking.

Final Payment due by 23rd May 2018.



Your Exclusive Fares are cruise-only, per person, based on double occupancy, apply to new bookings only, and include taxes, fees and port charges. Fares quoted applies to categories P2 and PH on voyage OCY180930-07. Solo Traveller Fares available on request. †Crystal Cruises offers each guest the opportunity to dine at least once on a complimentary basis in Prego and Nobu Matsuhisa’s sea-going restaurant. Additional reservations including “walk-in” visits are subject to a US$30 per person fee, subject to availability. Optional dining in the Vintage Room attracts an additional fee. Cruise-only fare does not include land programs. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares, itineraries, programs, policies and shore excursions are subject to change and correct at time of printing. Restrictions apply. For complete Terms & Conditions, visit ©2017 Crystal Cruises, LLC. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas.

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