Following an extremely successful first season of European wine cruises in 2012, Celebrity Cruises has announced that world leading wine connoisseur Oz Clarke will continue his partnership with the cruise line in 2013.
Oz will host a second season of wine travel experiences, taking in renowned vineyards throughout France, Spain and Portugal during the annual grape harvest. The 12-night immersive holiday will allow guests to take advantage of the first-class restaurants and wine programmes onboard Celebrity Cruises’ ship Celebrity Infinity whilst travelling between Europe’s top wine producing regions.
Guests on the 12 October sailing will, once again, have the chance to get up close and personal to some of Europe’s best vintages, enjoy exclusive wine masterclasses with Oz Clarke and learn about the range of wine styles and grape varieties in the regions visited.
Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy onboard activities such as champagne brunches, Bordeaux samplings, lessons in how to pair wine and food, as well as a range of dedicated shore excursions visiting renowned chateaux and vineyards with the opportunity to experience grape harvesting first hand.
The European Immersive Wine Cruise departs during the 2013 harvest season from Harwich (UK) on 12 October 2013 and will call at Paris (Le Havre, France), Bordeaux (Le Verdon, France), La Rochelle (France), Bilbao (Spain), Vigo (Spain) and Porto (Leixoes, Portugal) before returning to Harwich.