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Celebration of Wine River Cruises

We celebrate wine and treat our guests to a wonderful selection of regional wines across all of our river cruise itineraries – however, many guests wish to take their passion for wine a bit further. Is there a winery whose bottles dominate your dinner parties? If so, you may be able to travel along with their wine club on one of our exclusive Celebration of Wine River Cruises.

Sip, Savor, and Enjoy

We are proud to offer more than 70 annual Wine Cruises through Europe’s most iconic winemaking regions – more departures than ever before! Each sailing is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who brings their “New World” bottles on board for you to enjoy. During these immersive river cruise journeys, you will be treated to specially curated wine tastings, visit historic cellars and vineyards, and compare your Wine Host’s varietals with those from “Old World” Europe.

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See what waits for you on our Celebration of Wine River Cruises

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 blends: travel, wine and elegant cuisine.

North American Wine Host Sailings

The majority of our Wine Cruises offer the unique opportunity to sample European wines in the region you are sailing through, as well as those brought on board from a North American winery. On these sailings, you will have the unique opportunity to compare and contrast a selection of New World wines (selected by your Wine Host) with those of the Old World while discovering the history and modern-day culture of the region.

European Wine Immersion Sailings

Join us for an exclusive immersion in the European wine region you are sailing through. Take a deep dive into the local wine culture and enhance your palate while being guided by an expert in European wines who has in-depth knowledge of the region, its history, and the varietals that have made it famous. On select European Wine Immersion sailings, you may even gain insider tips on local culinary delicacies, hidden hotspots for tasting, and restaurants you won’t want to miss.

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.

Regional Wines

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