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SeaDream Yacht Club debuted its wine voyages last year. This year the cruise line plans to launch eight wine voyages. These cruises will sail the Mediterranean and will be five to nine days long.
Guests will participate in wine tastings, a wine tasting class led by a reconginzed wine expert and there will be a tasting with a leading winemaker. The chef onboard will create a meal that complements the winemaker’s specific bottles. Additional, more casual, wine tastings will be held throughout the trip.
“Our extensive 2015 Wine Voyages build on this tradition by pairing legendary vineyards with expert instructors and winemakers to develop a truly one-of-a-kind experience on land and sea,” said Bob Lepisto, SeaDream Yacht Club's president.
SeaDream’s ships serve different dishes, including a full raw menu. During the cruise from Rome to Dubrovnik guests will be served wines from the Chaianti region. There will also be smaller tastings from the regions of Sicily, Puglia and Manduria.
Guy de Rivoire, the international export director of the Bollinger champagne house, will host the trip from Rome to Malaga, Spain. There will also be a special tasting menu on this trip, and passengers will visit the 1,500-acre estate of Château de Berne, Sanary-sur-Mer, the Cavas Recaredo winery. The estate is located in in Sant Sardurní d’Anoia, Spain.
Below is the complete list wine cruises from SeaDream this year.
Malaga to Monte Carlo Wine Voyage, departing May 1. Eight days including boutique ports of Ibiza, Valencia, and Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
Monte Carlo round trip Wine Voyage, departing May 9. Seven days including ports of St. Tropez, Calvi (France), and Portofino.
Monte Carlo round trip Wine Voyage, departing May 16. Five days including ports of St. Tropez, Portofino and Portovenere (Italy).
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Dubrovnik Wine Voyage, departing August 8. Seven days including Positano, Sorrento, Crotone and Taormina (Italy)
Dubrovnik to Venice, departing August 29. Seven days calling on Croatian ports of Piran, Pula, Rab, Sibenik, Hvar and Korcula.
Dubrovnik to Civitavecchia (Rome), departing Sept. 12. Seven days calling on Kotor (Montenegro), Saranda, Corfu and Paxos (Greece).
Civitavecchia (Rome) round trip, departing Sept. 26. Seven days calling on Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Costa Smeralda (Italy) and Bonifacio (France).
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Malaga, departing Oct. 23. Nine days calling on Porto Ercole, Portofino, Monte Carlo, Sanary-sur-Mer (France) and Valencia.