Rivers, Wine & Song

With the increasing popularity of special-interest river cruising, wine-themed river cruises offer a new twist on a beloved classic. These increasingly popular epicurean itineraries are taking the market by storm, according to our counsellors, who have been boldly venturing forth to experience them first-hand.

Here are two recommended vacations from the experts at Maritime Travel – the first is a flavorful foray through the vineyards and culinary centers of Paris and Normandy and the second is a wine-lovers sailing along the stunning Danube River, with port stops in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Paris and Normandy Wine Cruise with AMA Waterways
Recommended for you by Tracey MacDonald, Joe Howe Drive, Halifax

“A wine-themed river cruise offers the perfect pairing of locally sourced wine and specialty dining with the thrill of travel. I should know because I just experienced it for myself with AMA Waterways! It’s such a relaxing way to see some of the most beautiful corners of Europe in five-star comfort.”

From the glamour of Paris to the stunning coastline and incredible food of Normandy, the 7-day Paris and Normandy Wine Cruise with AMA Waterways offers a cornucopia of culinary delights and sensory experiences.

Agent Insider Tip
AMA wine cruises also offer a range of exciting epicurean tours and excursions; you’ll also be treated to unlimited, specially selected local wines during lunch and dinner. These change daily and are paired with locally-inspired menus.

Ask Tracey

The Blue Danube for Wine Lovers with Avalon Waterways (12 days)
Recommended for you by Marian Cameron, Kentville, NS

“As though a dream river cruise from Budapest to Prague weren’t enough, adding in a foodie theme just brings the experience to the next level! With the Avalon culinary-themed cruise, you’re accompanied by a Master of Wine, ready to share all the requisite expertise at lectures and wine and food tastings throughout. Bon Appetite!”

Agent Insider Tip

Since this is a cruise with a foodie theme, there’ll be culinary treats and tastings throughout, including an exclusive onboard food and wine-pairing dinner hosted by a Master of Wine, while docked in Passau, Germany.

Ask Marian