WINE CRUISE VACATIONS & TOURS

WINE CRUISE VACATIONS & TOURS

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Wine Destinations

What is a Wine Cruise

Wine Cruises are a unique way to immerse yourself in a regional or country’s culture by partaking of not only the local cuisine but also the wines produced from grapes grown and harvested there. You still enjoy the customary itinerary highlights of each city or town as you would on a non-wine cruise, but added to these curated excursions, a wine cruise allows you to experience extra options related to the wine industry: visits to vineyards, wine-tastings, special wine pairings, and opportunities to talk with vintners and other wine experts. And the best part? There is usually no extra cost for a wine cruise over a standard cruise. So whether you are an oenophile, someone who enjoys the occasional glass, or one who uncorks a bottle for milestone events, you are sure to enjoy the added “bouquet” of a wine-themed cruise.

Cuisine

Cuisine

On a wine-themed cruise you dine on delicious culinary delights while complementing your meals with fine wines, the varieties of which are tempting and seemingly endless. These special treats can happen both on shore or on board. Guided by the sommelier or wine steward on board, you will open new horizons of taste. Coupled with special events of wine pairings led by the sommelier or a visiting wine expert, you will learn new ways to enhance your culinary experiences. There are also opportunities for wine tastings sometimes aboard but more often on shore as you visit local vineyards, wineries or private cellars. There you learn the history of the winery, see the wine-making process in person, and often meet the vintner. Many of these wineries can be centuries old, housed in historical buildings or immense estates.

Enrichment Experts

Enrichment

Wine Cruises are usually hosted by a wine expert who is often a vintner bringing along the wines produced by his or her winery for tastings or special wine pairing meals on board. These experts are available for wine talks and on smaller ships such as those on river cruises, may mingle with the passengers for impromptu wine discussions – over a glass of course! Other wines such as those from wineries visited along the way or in the area through which one passes may be highlighted and scrutinized by the passengers as well guided by the expertise of the guest wine expert. Of course most cruises also have a wine steward who is happy to share his or her knowledge when asked. To a lover of wine, having a choice of fine wines to sample and to accompany a gourmet meal is the ultimate journey of discovery.

DISCOVER WINE CRUISING

What is a Wine Cruise

Wine Destinations

Wine Cruises are a unique way to immerse yourself in a regional or country’s culture by partaking of not only the local cuisine but also the wines produced from grapes grown and harvested there.

You still enjoy the customary itinerary highlights of each city or town as you would on a non-wine cruise, but added to these curated excursions, a wine cruise allows you to experience extra options related to the wine industry: visits to vineyards, wine-tastings, special wine pairings, and opportunities to talk with vintners and other wine experts. And the best part? There is usually no extra cost for a wine cruise over a standard cruise. So whether you are an oenophile, someone who enjoys the occasional glass, or one who uncorks a bottle for milestone events, you are sure to enjoy the added “bouquet” of a wine-themed cruise.

Cuisine

On a wine-themed cruise you dine on delicious culinary delights while complementing your meals with fine wines, the varieties of which are tempting and seemingly endless.

These special treats can happen both on shore or on board. Guided by the sommelier or wine steward on board, you will open new horizons of taste. Coupled with special events of wine pairings led by the sommelier or a visiting wine expert, you will learn new ways to enhance your culinary experiences. There are also opportunities for wine tastings sometimes aboard but more often on shore as you visit local vineyards, wineries or private cellars. There you learn the history of the winery, see the wine-making process in person, and often meet the vintner. Many of these wineries can be centuries old, housed in historical buildings or immense estates.

Enrichment

Enrichment Experts

Wine Cruises are usually hosted by a wine expert who is often a vintner bringing along the wines produced by his or her winery for tastings or special wine pairing meals on board.

These experts are available for wine talks and on smaller ships such as those on river cruises, may mingle with the passengers for impromptu wine discussions – over a glass of course! Other wines such as those from wineries visited along the way or in the area through which one passes may be highlighted and scrutinized by the passengers as well guided by the expertise of the guest wine expert. Of course most cruises also have a wine steward who is happy to share his or her knowledge when asked. To a lover of wine, having a choice of fine wines to sample and to accompany a gourmet meal is the ultimate journey of discovery.

Featured Wine Cruises

Featured Wine Cruises

Magna on the Danube

Visit:  Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

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Enchanting Rhine Wine Cruise

Visit:  France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

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