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Cruises explore Mediterranean wines

This fall, MSC Cruises will operate three new cruises spotlighting the wines of the Mediterranean.

Sep 04, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Wine on a ship

This fall,  will operate three new cruises spotlighting the wines of the Mediterranean.

While sailing around Southern Europe, passengers of the “On the Wine Routes” cruises will be invited to hone their palettes and expand their expertise when it comes to fine wine. Each cruise will include tasting sessions and seminars led by Masters of Wine, or “leading experts on the art, science and business of wine,” according to the cruise operator.

Held on the MSC Splendida, the eight-day and seven-night cruises will depart from Marseille, France (November 1, November 8) and from Genoa, Italy (November 2, November 9 and December 13).


MSC Splendida in Valletta

The November cruises will drop anchor in Naples and Messina, Italy; Tunis, Tunisia; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille. The Italian stops for the December cruise will be in Civitavecchia, near Rome, and Palermo, Sicily.

On each trip, travelers will have the opportunity to visit a winery or cellar in France, Spain or Italy depending on their cruise’s ports of call.

Reservations are now open, and cruise packages are available from €459 per passenger. The price includes room and board, an excursion to a winery or cellar and a beverage package with high-quality wines served with meals.

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