You can now take a eight-day chocolate cruise around Europe

Love chocolate? Love holidays? How about combining the two? Yes, chocoholics, all of your Christmases just came at once, because an eight-day chocolate cruise now exists and it’s the stuff of truly delicious dreams.

Costa Cruises has teamed up with Eurochocolate, Puglia’s annual celebration of all things cocoa, to offer guests a unique opportunity to travel to several major ports on a super sweet adventure.

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Sign up to join the fun, and from the moment you board the ship and glimpse the edible sculpture carved by a Eurochocolate master, it’ll be non-stop chocolate galore. Throughout the stay, travellers will enjoy everything from cookery classes and workshops to guided tastings, and even chocolate and wine-pairing masterclasses too.

The cruise will operate on Costa Cruises’ Costa Pacifica ship, and it will leave from Civitavecchia on 16 April 2020, docking in Genoa, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malta and Catania along the way. There will also be daily themed stops – such as a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Barcelona – in each of the locations.

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‘We try to offer unique experiences to our guests […] and this is possible also thanks to prestigious partnerships like the one with Eurochocolate,’ Carlo Schiavon, Costa Cruises’ Italy Country Manager Carlo Schiavon told Lonely Planet.

‘[It] will allow us to have for the first time aboard a cruise ship the vibe, the fun and the tastes of the greatest international festival dedicated to chocolate.’

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Want to get involved? Well, frankly, who wouldn’t – so we imagine there’ll be rather a lot of competition to reserve your space.

Prices start from €998 based on two adults sharing, and you can either book a basic cabin, or opt for an all-inclusive rate that includes drinks, package and service fees. Head to the Costa Cruises website to find out more (although be warned, it’s in Italian, so you may need Google Translate handy to decipher the deals!)