Food & Wine Trails has released 12 new food and wine cruises for next year, said to be “filled with opportunities to drink the best wines, experience great meals and travel with top wine and food personalities”.
One of the 2013 season offerings is the June 13-20, 2013 Lisbon to London Oceania Nautica cruise, which features a multi-course, wine-paired dinner at Chateau Smith Haut-Lafite in Bordeaux hosted by star Napa winemaker David Ramey who has previously worked in Bordeaux. The June 26 to July 3 Azamara Journey cruise from Rome to Monte Carlo features a vertical library tasting of Duckhorn's acclaimed Merlot, with founder Margaret Duckhorn. Meanwhile, the July 3 to 11 Azamara Journey cruise from Monte Carlo to Barcelona features a private wine-maker hosted luncheon at a top Chateauneuf-du-Pape winery served by a Michelin starred chef.
The Food & Wine Trails cruise includes the cruise cost with transportation to and within Europe, all meals and entertainment, plus an exclusive to the group wine experience with winemaker dinners, parties, receptions and educational wine tastings.