I do love wine but I’m no expert. However, many of my friends like to consider themselves sommeliers. Now, I thought that a sommelier was a person from Somalia so that gives you a sense of where I’m coming from. If I can drink more than a glass, I myself, rate it a very good wine.
Well for you wine connoisseurs, cruises can provide the best selection, in complexity, color, smell, and taste. There is wine for every palate sophisticated or not. Many cruise lines offer wine tasting, wine tours, and wine classes. It’s a place to discover new wines and cruises offer a variety of international wines for your tastes and preferences. What I particularly enjoyed is at dinner they serve white or red wine with your meal. Most people don’t know this but you can request both and I did, “two glasses please!”
On the Celebrity Solstice Class ships boast a remarkably 2-Story Glass Wine Tower, created by renowned designer, Adam Tihany. Each holds 1800 bottles of wine-so many choices. They are spectacular to look at and experience.
On Royal Caribbean cruises, they pride themselves in having a great wine experience together with Robert Mondavi, Beringer®Blass Wine Estates and Niebaum-Coppola, they’ve created a first-rate wine bar everyone can enjoy. The menu includes a range of options from some of the best wine-producing regions in the world – order an old favorite or find a new one with their sampling menus. They also offer wine tastings and classes.
With the popularity of touring wineries growing, cruise lines are developing a wine cruise to accommodate wine enthusiasts all over the world. The most common itineraries combine all the luxuries of an ocean cruise with visits to wineries and vineyards all over the world. Most cruise lines offer personalized itineraries, to meet the needs of the individual person or group of people with similar interest levels. There are personal guides available for wine tours at each port. Transportation is often included, to enable everybody to participate in the wine tasting.
You can have a great wine experience while you’re on a luxury ship and wine is great way to bring people together whether you are a novice or a sommelier.