Wine Cruises

Wine Cruises

Cruise guests can learn about wine in a variety of ways

Vintage Room on Crystal Serenity. Photo by Mindy Lee Tarry.
  Wine 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.  
Vines Wine Bar on select Princess Cruises Ships
  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
AMA Waterways
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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