Wine experts from across the Continent will join AmaWaterways luxury river cruises this summer for special European Wine Immersion Sailings in 2022.

The four immersive sailings with European Wine Hosts is part of AmaWaterways’ Celebration of Wine River Cruises, which include sailings to renowned wine regions, including in France and Germany.

“We’ve continued to see an increased demand for our wine-themed cruises and are excited to introduce passionate European wine hosts to guide guests through a complete immersion into European wine,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-founder, in a press release. “As part of our Celebration of Wine River Cruises, the European Wine Immersion sailings will feature the popular enhanced tastings, interactive discussions and shore excursions, but will add detailed insights and experiences exclusively catered to the European wine region guests sail through.”

The wine immersion sailings will include onshore tasting events, visits to seasonal wine festivals, wine cellars, chateaux, and other excursions hosted by European wine experts.

Hosts will hand-select wines representing the culture, history and winemaking techniques of each region for guests to enjoy. Dining during the seven-night trips will include paired wine dinners highlighting local wines and food.

Meet the experts

Some of the earliest vineyards were planted on the banks of the rivers explored by AmaWaterways.

European Wine Immersion Sailings onboard wine experts will include:

  • Helene Teboul, a French wine expert from Marseille, France on the Aug. 4 Colors of Provence sailing
  • Fintan Kerr, a European wine expert based in Barcelona, Spain, on the Oct. 27 Taste of Bordeaux sailing
  • Reka Piros, a European wine expert from Hungary, on the Oct. 29 Paris & Normandy sailing
  • Marcia Moricz, a European wine expert based in Koblenz, Germany, on the Nov. 8 Europe’s Rivers & Castles sailing

AmaWaterways is offering special incentives to travel advisors who book cruises in the month of May 22.

For full details on 2022 Celebration of Wine River Cruises, visit amawaterways.com/explore/wine-cruises.