Food for thought at sea

AmaWaterways takes its cruisers on hosted culinary tours where foodies and wine connoisseurs can delve into the local flavours amidst serene landscapes.

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AmaWaterways has partnered with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and Master Chef Jonne Weir for its special sailing, ‘Taste of Bordeaux – Culinary Cruise Hosted by Joanne Weir’. The seven-night cruise will embark on July 26, 2018, travelling through the Bordeaux region along the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers.

Fans of Weir will have the opportunity to engage with the celebrated chef both on board and during shore excursions exploring local culinary and viticulture highlights. “Food and wine have become such critical parts of the way travellers expect to experience a country or city that it is important that we continue to propose a diversity of culinary experiences on our ships and during our excursions,” says Rudi Schreiner, President and Co-owner, AmaWaterways.

To enhance the AmaWaterways experience the cruise line has sales offices in Mumbai and New Delhi as well for its guests and patrons. AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 19 ships that sail Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhone, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, South East Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.

The company is renowned for its award-winning dining including ‘The Chef’s Table’ specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. The 2018 Culinary Cruise will take guests through the Bordeaux region of France, one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals, and will be punctuated by a comprehensive choice of complimentary shore excursions highlighting French culture, food, and wine, including visits to vineyards and a wine festival exclusive to AmaWaterways’ guests. Led by knowledgeable local guides, guests will make their way through the renowned vineyards of Saint-Émilion, Pauillac, Pomerol and Libourne, discovering timeless traditions from the winemakers themselves.

They will also visit iconic chateaux for wine tastings, including a tasting at the 14th century Château de Montaigne, once the former residence of French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Optional pre-cruise stays in Paris or a post-cruise tour of the Loire Valley are also available.

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