AmaWaterways’® Celebration of Wine River Cruises add a unique element of epicurean delight in some of the world’s most fabled wine regions at no additional cost. Did you know you’ll be accompanied by a North American Wine Host, who will guide you through the wonderful flavors and tastes of Europe?
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Captivating Rhine Wine Cruise
On an AmaWaterways® Celebration of Wine River Cruise along the Rhine River, unwind on the Sun Deck as your Wine Host, who will join you for the entire duration of your cruise, details the history of the wine you’re enjoying as fairytale castles glide by along the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge.
Rhine and Moselle Wine Cruise
The Moselle River is home to some of the most awe-inspiring wine regions in Europe. On an AmaWaterways® Rhine and Moselle Wine River Cruise, you’ll be captivated by the steep, sweeping vineyards of Cochem and Bernkastel, awestruck by Cologne’s imposing cathedral, and spellbound by 360-degree views of Rüdesheim from your gondola above stunning vineyards.
Bordeaux Wine Cruise
In Bordeaux on AmaWaterways’® Celebration of Wine Cruise, you’ll gain unparalleled access to France’s legendary wine capital. Explore timeless châteaux and centuries-old vineyards in Libourne, Blaye, and Cadillac. No visit through France would be complete without taking advantage of France’s legendary cuisine. On board, your meticulously crafted dinners will be paired with a local wine, hand-selected by your onboard Wine Host.
Douro River Wine Cruise
Portugal’s sensational Port wines come to life on an AmaWaterways® Wine River Cruise along the Douro River. In addition to the country’s fabled Port, you’ll taste Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine in Lamego, and discover the cultural impact of wine in Barca D’Alva at Quinta da Avessada’s interactive museum. Together, your Cruise Manager, Wine Host, and local tour guides will share with you the history of the UNESCO designated Douro Valley.
Paris and Normandy Wine Cruise
It’s no secret that France boasts some of the world’s most pristine vineyards. On an AmaWaterways® Wine River Cruise in France on the Seine River from Paris to Normandy, you’ll gain unparalleled access to the best of French wine, cuisine, and history, including Paris’ Wine Museum and Monet’s Garden in Vernon.
Land Extensions in France
AmaWaterways® invites you to extend your Wine River Cruise with a land program in Paris - The City of Lights on their Paris and Normandy Itinerary, the crystal-clear beaches of San Sebastián before tasting your way through Bordeaux, or any of the wonderful pre or post cruise land programs. Additionally, your dedicated Cruise Manager will join you for the land portion of your vacation!
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Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.