Cruise guests can learn about wine in a variety of waysWine themed cruises are making a big slash on the ships. Cruise enthusiasts can learn about wine while meeting other like minds onboard the ships. Some cruise lines offer wine tastings as part of their entertainment programming while other cruise lines have devoted entire voyages, which include a relevant itinerary, onboard lectures, wine pairing menus, shore excursion options, and time to sample the product. Princess Cruises ‘Sholarship@Sea‘ program and The Society of Wine Educators who are on board every Crystal cruise are two good examples of onboard programs that offer wine education to cruise guests in an informal setting. Beginners to advanced wine aficionados will learn while sipping-at-sea (good name, right?).
Some cruise lines dedicate an entire cruise to food and wine enrichment
Wine-makers dinner on Crystal Cruises and more
Silversea Cruises offers the Relais & Châteaux L’Ecole des Chefs voyages and Crystal Cruises offers the Crystal Wine & Food Festival voyages that pair world-renowned chefs and wine experts together to enhance the guest experience.
Oceania Cruises’ offers a Signature Sailing dedicated to wine. On these sailings (there are not enough in my opinion) guests will enjoy lectures, tastings and special Wine Bars, where special musical performers create the perfect vibe to experience great wines.
Roundup of 2012 Wine-themed cruises
Consult a travel professional to find out more about these unique voyages.
|AMA Waterways||In Celebration of Wine on the Rhine|
|AMA Waterways||Provence and Spain Wine Themed Cruises|
|Wine Cruise through the Provence|
|American Cruise Line||Columbia & Snake River Wine Theme Cruise|
|American Safari Cruises||“Napa Valley Reds— Wine and Culinary” with Blakesley Chappelle|
|Avalon Waterways||Burgundy & Provence Wine River Cruise|
|Avalon Waterways||The Blue Danube Discovery Wine River Cruise|
|Avalon Waterways||The Legendary Danube Wine River Cruises|
|Avalon Waterways||Windmills, Vineyards & Paris Wine River Cruise|
|Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Cruises Wine Immersion Cruise|
|Celebrity Cruises||Chateau Chantal Wine Cruise with Winemaker Mark Johnson|
|Celebrity Cruises||Excite the Senses Culinary Journey|
|Crystal Cruises||Crystal Wine & Food Festival|
|Crystal Cruises||Wine & Food Festival|
|Fred. Olsen Cruise Line||Wine Tasting|
|Holland America Line||Leslie Sbrocco An award-winning author, wine consultant and tv host.|
|Oceania Cruises||Bon Appétit Wine & Food Festival|
|Oceania Cruises||Gold Medal wines of Girard Winery, Cosentino Winery and Kunde Family Estate|
|Oceania Cruises||Oceania Italian Wine Immersion Cruise|
|Oceania Cruises||Paumanok Vineyards & Black Ankle Vineyards|
|Oceania Cruises||V. Sattui Winery Oceania Cruises|
|Oceania Cruises||Viansa Winery & Vineyards|
|Paul Gauguin||2013 Tobin James Cruise 07 Paul Gauguin Cruises|
|Paul Gauguin||DeLille Cellars: Wine, Dine & Jazz at Sea|
|Regent Seven Seas Cruises||Spotlight on Food, Wine and Spirits|
|Regent Seven Seas Cruises||WHITE OAK WINE VOYAGE|
|Silversea Cruises||Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs|
|Silversea Cruises||Culinary Arts Voyage|
|Silversea Cruises||JUSTIN Winery Mediterranean Cruise|
Breaking Wine Cruise News…..
Paul Gauguin Cruises adds special cruise with Far Niente winery
Larry Maguire of Napa Valley’s Far Niente Winery will share his knowledge about wine with guests aboard Paul Gauguin. Founded in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente winery is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
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