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Celebration of Wine River Cruises

Whether you are a wine novice or a self-described oenophile with your own wine cellar, we invite you to indulge in one of our more than 60 exclusive “Celebration of Wine River Cruises” through Europe’s most celebrated wine regions. These thrilling wine-themed European sailings provide a unique and delicious dimension to already enticing itineraries—with enhanced epicurean experiences included in the price of the cruise.

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Choose Your Ideal Wine Experience

Each of our Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through tastings and interactive discussions, accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars, and helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board. Guided by their passion and expertise, you’ll delight in discovering one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine and elegant cuisine.

New! European Wine Immersion Sailings

Now you can join us to learn exclusively about the European wine region you are sailing through. Immerse yourself in local wine culture and enhance your palate while being guided by a European wine expert with in-depth knowledge of the region, our itineraries and excursions. Plus, gain insider tips on local culinary delicacies, hidden hotspots for tastings, and restaurants you won’t want to miss.

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North American Wine Host Sailings

Is there a North American winery whose bottles dominate your dinner parties? If so, you may be able to travel along with their wine club. Guided by the winery’s owner, vintner or certified sommelier, you will enjoy the unique opportunity to compare and contrast a selection of New-World wines prepared by your host with those of the Old World while discovering the history and modern-day culture of the region. Review our extensive choice of Wine Cruises hosted by North American wine experts.

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Epicurean Experiences

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Premier Vineyards and Cellar Tours

One of the most delightful aspects of our Wine Cruises is visiting Europe’s unique vineyards and wineries. Whether you’re strolling through France’s 14th-century Château de Montaigne or visiting Austria’s historic and majestic Burg Clam, you’ll taste history every step of the way among storied vines.

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Authentic Encounters

Connect with artisans and vintners within the same fields in which their ancestors toiled. Learn how best to pair decadent chocolate with wine; discover how olives transform into the Mediterranean’s prized nectar, olive oil; or be tempted by Austria’s famed Wachau Valley apricots.

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Food and Wine Pairing – A Unique Art

Indulge in wine perfectly chosen to meld with the food on your plate and on your palate at an unforgettable dinner designed to heighten the relationship between the two. Rosemary-crusted lamb? A clear match for Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Oysters on the half shell? Try a Loire white.

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