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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.  

You will immerse yourself in the many flavors of the region on one of 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 


2019 Hosted Wine Cruises

Gary Farrell Vineyards Colors of Provence March 21st, 2019 – Lyon – Arles

Judd’s Hill Paris and Normandy March 28th, 2019 – Paris – Vernon

American Wine Society April 4th, 2019 – Lyon – Arles

Abacela Romantic Danube April 5th, 2019 – Vilshofen – Budapest

Sbragia Melodies of the Danube April 5th, 2019 – Budapest – Vilshofen

Dry Creek Valley Douro River April 9th, 2019 – Vega Terrón – Porto

Steven Kent Mirassou – April 27th, 209 – Tahiti & Society Islands

Dry Creek Vineyard Enchanting Rhine April 29, 2019 - Amsterdam to Basel SOLD OUT WAITLIST

Balletto Melodies of the Danube – May 24th, 2019 – Budapest to Vilshofen

Dry Creek Valley Passport to Bordeaux June 6th, 2019 – Bordeaux – St. Emilion SOLD OUT WAITLIST

The Rotary Foundation 2019 Cruise Europe's Rivers & Castles June 6, 2019

Dry Creek Valley Passport to Bordeaux June 13th, 2019 – Bordeaux – St. Emilion

Salvestrin Winery and Whitehall Lane July 10th, 2019 – Tahiti & Society Islands

Lombardi Wines and Coursey Graves – July 13th, 2019 – Amsterdam – Basel

B.R. Cohn Flavors of Portugal & Spain July 16th, 2019 – Vega Terrón – Porto

Scheid Family Wines Captivating Rhine July 21st, 2019 – Amsterdam – Basel

Toogood Estate Colors of Provence August 22, 2019 – Lyon – Arles

Stars of South Africa September 27th, 2019 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Robert Sinskey Vineyards & Hudson Vineyards – October 28th, 2019 – Venice to Rome

Chris Silva Tribute Cruise – October 31st, 2019 – Paris and Normandy

Rotaplast November 1st, 2019 – Vilshofen to Budapest

Alma Rosa Winery – November 3rd, 2019 – Budapest to Giurgiu

Sonoma-Cutrer Colors of Provence November 7th, 2019 – Arles – Lyon

Rocky and the Rollers November 9, 2019 Concerts at Sea

Keller Estate Romantic Danube November 10th, 2019 – Vilshofen – Budapest

2020 Hosted Wine Cruises

15-Night New Zealand & Australia Wine Adventure February 8-23, 2020

Abacela Winery March 22, 2020- Budapest to Giurgiu

Oak Knoll District March 26, 2020- Bordeaux to Cadillac

Russian River Valley Wineries March 30, 2020- Basel to Amsterdam

Petaluma GAP April 6, 2020- Budapest to Vilshofen

Vancouver International Wine Festival Cruise April 9, 2020- Bordeaux to Cadillac

L'Ecole No.41April 16, 2020- Lyon to Arles

American Wine Society May 3, 2020- Monte Carlo to Venice

Ehlers Estate Taste of Bordeaux May 14, 2020

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

Laurel Ridge Winery November 13, 2020- Vilshofen to Budapest

Amphora Winery November 13, 20200 Budapest to Vilshofen

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Derrick Shannon
Cruise & Vacation Consultant