One of the best aspects of cruising is the chance to indulge a little in the things you love – especially if you’re partial to your favourite tipple! Luckily for all you wine lovers out there, many cruise lines dedicate entire bars towards the pure pleasure of sipping a variety of white, red and rosé.
Whether you like your wine, crisp, dry, sweet, light or heavy – you’ll have some of the world’s best flavours right at your disposal on the high seas. If you know the difference between your Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio you’ll be right at home with a cruise holiday, with specially tailored experiences to ensure your taste buds only sample the best of the best. Here’s everything you need to know about enjoying a glass of the finest at sea…
Surrounded by the tree-lined neighbourhood Central Park® is the exclusive wine bar Vintages. It’s the perfect place to escape, with inside and outside seating available too – the warm atmosphere will have you feeling like you’re sipping away in one of your destinations! Indulge in a selection of tapas whilst learning from wine masters, all whilst sampling a glass of your favourite liquid. You’ll taste blends from the most famous vineyards – and some of the wines offered are exclusive only to Royal Caribbean – meaning you can’t find them anywhere else! Expand your wine knowledge or simply enjoy an intimate, romantic evening with a loved one – Vintages is the perfect setting for a sophisticated experience like no other.
P&O Cruises are experts in culinary treats – and with wine enthusiast and expert Olly Smith onboard some sailings, you’ll get a real feel for succulent, rich flavours. Taste over 32 varieties from all over the world, on the extensive wine list from the superb Glass House – created by the master himself. You can even indulge in a wine tasting experience, or learn how to pair amazing dishes with your favourite glass. It’s so much more than just a wine bar when you sail with P&O Cruises.
Celebrity Cruises know how to wine and dine in style – with fantastic bottles of red, white or rosé from their Cellar Maters. Wine tasting has never been easier – serving up three tasting sizes of 28ml, 70ml and 142ml, all measured through Celebrity Cruises state-of-the-art Enomatic dispensing system – impressive! There’ll also be a wine steward on hand to guide you through each sip, and with the comfort of the Cellar Master lounge to relax in, you’ll be in your element. As well as the onboard bar, you can head off on a wine cruise, heading to the likes of Le Havre/Paris, La Rochelle, Bilbao and Porto – giving you plenty of chance to sample the delights of the local produce.
Going all out to make your wine experience one to remember is Princess Cruises, with their million-dollar cellars which hold 25 of the world’s 29 Super Tuscans, as well as the largest collection of Opus One. There’s a wide range onboard to suit many taste buds – from Bordeaux merlots to medium-bodied Pinot Grigios. There’ll be exclusive wine tasting events for all you wine enthusiasts, and not forgetting the Wine Maker’s Dinners, where Princess Cruises teams up with some of the finest wine makers around the globe to enjoy flavorful parings of food and wine – tasty!
As well as a luxury cruise experience at your fingertips, you’ll have an amazing wine experience to match when you sail away with Cunard. Receive inspiring talks from wine lecturers and leading international winemakers – it’s nothing but the best for Cunard, and your taste buds will go wild with special Wine Dinners where guest winemakers and executive chefs team up to present you with the most amazing pairings. If that wasn’t enough, Cunard offers a dedicated ‘Wine Line’ – a direct phone connection to an onboard expert who can reserve wines for you or simply give you advice. Now that’s what we call a wine sensation!
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