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A Culinary Program Led By Cooking Teacher & Author Giuliano Hazan
The Idyllic Islands and Majestic Shores of Croatia & Montenegro with Giuliano Hazan

The Idyllic Islands and Majestic Shores of Croatia & Montenegro with Giuliano Hazan

For this unique voyage to Croatia and Montenegro, we have combined the cultural with the culinary. We will explore great cities such as Dubrovnik, where there is an architectural masterpiece on every street corner, and we will dine in local restaurants and visit vineyards to savor the food and wine that Croatians love. And just as gourmets pair the right wine with each course of a meal, we’ve paired wonderful cultural sites with the great culinary regions of Croatia.

Split, for example, is home to the Palace of Diocletian, the Roman emperor who stepped down early in the fourth century and retired to this magnificent palace near the sea. Naturally, seafood dishes are popular in Split, and pair up well with Croatian white wines such as Bogdanusa or Postup. When we travel inland to Mostar in Bosnia to see the town’s historic Ottoman architecture—particularly the graceful Stari Most, or Old Bridge—you’ll also have an opportunity to sample a local specialty, burek, a flaky pastry stuffed with tangy cheese.

Guiding us on this culinary adventure is Chef Giuliano Hazan, who learned the art of Italian cooking from his mother, the legendary Marcella Hazan. Chef Giuliano is an accomplished Italian chef in his own right, and he will bring us his insights into Croatian cuisine, which was strongly influenced by Italian cuisine—especially northern Italian cuisine—during the centuries when the old towns we will explore on this fabled coast were part of the Venetian Empire. He will also lead a shipboard cooking demonstration and accompany us through bountiful local markets, as we sample local wines in the villages where grapes are grown, and as we try delicacies in local restaurants.

In addition to the gastronomic component of our voyage, we will also be accompanied by expert speakers who will enhance our understanding and enjoyment of both the natural history and art history of the Adriatic coast. Patricia L. Reilly, Associate Professor of Art History at Swarthmore College, will illuminate the masterpieces we will encounter in various places, and Bosiljka Glumac, Professor of Geosciences at Smith College, who was born and raised in Croatia and has done extensive fieldwork in the region, will speak about the region’s evolution and origins as well as its resources. 

After your cruise, we recommend a program offered by Giuliano Hazan: a hands-on cooking class with Giuliano Hazan and lodging in Marilisa Allegrini’s newly renovated stunning Villa della Torre. Click here to learn more.

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Cabin Code Cabin Description Regular Rate
E Deluxe suites on Ariadne and Leto Decks with windows and sitting area. 215 sq. ft. Suites *342-*345,*428, *429 *Partially obstructed view $4,890
D Deluxe suites on Ariadne and Leto Decks with windows and sitting area. 215 sq. ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433 $5,290
C Deluxe suites on Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area. 275 sq. ft. Suites 246 - 252 $5,890
B Deluxe suites on Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area. 225 sq. ft. Suites 336 - 341 $6,790
A Deluxe suites on Leto Deck with windows and sitting area. 235 sq. ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431 $7,290
AA Deluxe suites on Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area. 285 sq. ft. Suites 505 - 506 $7,890
VS Deluxe Veranda Suites on Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 245 sq. ft. Suites 507 - 518 $8,690
PHS Deluxe Penthouse Suites on Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window and sitting area. 260 sq. ft. Suites 601 - 604 $9,290

NOTE: All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Third person sharing a suite: $1,990

SINGLES: Single accommodations are available in select categories at a supplement to the per person, double occupancy rates as follows:

Category E: $1,790; Category C: $2,090; Category A: $2,490; Category VS: $4,390.

Port taxes and charges: $310 per person

The Corinthian

After extensive refurbishment in 2009, the all-suite Corinthian offers the finest in small-ship cruise travel. This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites, each of which affords ocean views, measures 215 square feet or more and is appointed with a sitting area or separate living room, twin or queen-size beds, spacious closets, air conditioning.


• 7-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian

• All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship

• All tours and excursions

• Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders, including a culinary program with Chef Giuliano Hazan

• Comprehensive pre-departure materials

• Transfers and baggage handling abroad on the designated arrival and departure dates

• Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers

• Professional Travel Dynamics International tour staff

Travel With A Team Of Experts

Giuliano Hazan, an award winning cooking teacher and cookbook author, is one of the foremost authorities on Italian cooking. His style is accessible and authentic, without pretense or fanfare. A TODAY show regular, his cookbooks have earned him a James Beard Award nomination and the World Cookbook Award for Best Italian Cookbook in the English Language. In 2007 the International Association of Culinary Professionals named him Cooking Teacher of the Year. Together with his wife, Lael, he runs an acclaimed cooking school in northern Italy, Cooking with Giuliano Hazan, at Villa Giona. During this voyage, Chef Giuliano will talk about how Italian food and its history have influenced the cuisines of Croatia and the greater Mediterranean region, and he will give a demonstration or two of how to prepare simple yet authentic meals. Chef Giuliano is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

Patricia L. Reilly is Associate Professor of Art History at Swarthmore College. She earned a Ph.D., Rhetoric, at University of California, Berkeley, an M.A., History of Art, at Bryn Mawr College and a B.A., History of Art, at University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Reilly’s work investigates the intimate connection between the practical and theoretical activities of Renaissance artists, and considers these in light of the larger intellectual and cultural environments of which they were a part. Patricia looks forward to traveling with Alumni and friends next June as we explore the art, culture, history of Croatia and Montenegro.

Bosiljka Glumac is a Professor of Geosciences at Smith College, specializing in sedimentary geology. Born and raised on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia, she and colleagues has done extensive fieldwork in the areas we will travel. Her lectures will focus on the origin and evolution of the Adriatic Sea, landscapes and landforms of the Adriatic coast, and the historical use of local limestone as building and decorative stone.