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Derrick Shannon
Cruise & Vacation Consultant

Exclusive Hosted Wine Cruise Adventures

When you join us onboard one of our exclusive wine cruise adventures, you are immersed in a world of engaging wine seminars, personalized wine/food pairing dinners, and expertly-curated wine tasting events in some of the most renowned wine capitals of the world. With top-tier destinations like Lyon, Budapest, Bordeaux, Vienna, Barcelona, Portugal, Alaska, Tahiti, and Germany, these river and luxury cruises promise unique sailings in unparalleled atmospheres of intimacy and luxury all catered for the ultimate wine enthusiast. 

Each Wine Cruise is hosted by a qualified wine expert, wine educator, certified  wine sommeliers,  winemaker, or winery owner who brings hand-selected wines on board from our host wineries that are served during meals and at tastings. The wines come from the expert’s own winery and other varieties are sourced from local wineries located along the cruise itinerary. The wine expert will recommend food and wine pairings, lead discussions and hold tastings during your cruise. They will talk all things wine and provide insight into different varieties, regions, and history.  

Our immersive wine adventures open the many flavors of the region on our exclusive Wine Club Cruises, which lets you add a unique epicurean dimension to one of our custom itineraries. Our guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call and discover old world wines and its history. Our special wine cruise itineraries, also offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings, seminars, and wine blending. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and experience the region you’re visiting. 

Our hosted cruises receive exceptional ratings and feedback from our guests  – Don't miss out! Contact me today to reserve your stateroom for your next spectacular vacation experience!

~Derrick Shannon | 208-870-8066 | dshannon@cruiseshipcenters.com 

2020 Hosted Wine Cruises

Montemar Winery June 6, 2020- Porto Round Trip

Dry Creek Valley June 29, 2020- Venice to Barcelona

Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines July 30, 2020- Basel to Nuremberg

Judd's Hill Winery July 9, 2020- Barcelona to Rome

2020 Mollydooker Wines July 30, 2020- Bordeaux R/T

Laurel Ridge Winery November 13, 2020- Vilshofen to Budapest

Amphora Winery November 13, 20200 Budapest to Vilshofen

2021 Hosted Wine Cruises

South America Wine Cruise January 28, 2021- Buenos Aires to Lima

2021 Mollydooker Wines March 17, 2021- Australia

Gary Farrell March 29, 2021- Vilshofen to Budapest

Judd's Hill April 5, 2021- Budapest to Vilshofen

Girard Napa Valley April 8th, 2021 – Arles to Chalon-Sur-Saône

American Wine Society April 8th, 2021 – Basel to Amsterdam

Abacela Vineyards and Winery April 10th, 2021 – Roundtrip Porto

Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation April 14th, 2021 – Vilshofen to Budapest

L’Ecole N° 41 April 29th, 2021 – Avignon to Lyon

Blue Farm, Lombardi, and Three Sticks May 9th, 2021 – Passau to Budapest

Benovia Winery and Aperture Cellars May 13th, 2021 – Amsterdam to Basel

Santa Barbara on the Rhone May 16th, 2021 – Lyon to Avignon

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards July 17th, 2021 – Porto Roundtrip

Dry Creek Valley July 29th, 2021 – Lyon to Les Baux

Scheid Vineyards October 14th, 2021 – Bordeaux Roundtrip

Texas On the Rhone November 11th, 2021 – Avignon to Lyon

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Derrick Shannon
Cruise & Vacation Consultant
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