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Culinary and Wine Cruise for 2016: See Portugal, Spain and Bordeaux

windstar_culinary_and_wine_cruisesWindstar Cruises is offering two culinary and wine themed cruises next year that take you to some of the best regions in Europe for food and wine. During this wine cruise you will be able to sample:

  • Europe’s finest seafood in Spain’s Galicia region
  • Sweet port in Porto
  • Cognac in La Rochell
  • World-famous wines in Bordeaux

The itinerary includes daily wine tastings and lectures to enrich your understanding of the cultural traditions behind the wines and food of these rich regions.

Available Sailing Dates: June 10, 2016 and August 9, 2016 on Windstar's Star Legend


  • Day 1 Lisbon, Portual
  • Day 2 Porto, Portugal
  • Day 3 El Ferrol, Spain
  • Day 4 Gijon, Spain
  • Days 5/6 Bordeaux, France (overnight)
  • Day 7 La Rochelle, France
  • Day 8 At Sea
  • Day 9 St.-Malo, France
  • Day 10 At Sea
  • Day 11 Dublin, Ireland

What's Included?

  • Complimentary Wine Event in Bordeaux exclusively for Windstar Guest
  • Three complimentary regional wines each day
  • Complimentary pre-dinner wine tastings with cheese and tapas daily
  • Hosted dinner featuring regional specialties
  • Commemorative gift
  • Two FREE food & wine-themed shore excursions of your choosing
  • Onboard fado performance in Porto 
  • Expert wine specialist who lectures on board throughout the voyage

Why Windstar?

Windstar was recently voted the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line by Conde Nast Travelers prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards. Their small ships are exactly the right size -- large enough to offer you entertainment and amenities, yet small enough visit smaller harbors that larger cruise ships can't reach. Cruising with Windstar feels like you are on your own private yacht.

The atmosphere is casual elegance. No crowds or formal nights. You can leave your coat and tie at home.

The Star Legend is newly refurbished and hosts 212 guests in 106 suites, including two deluxe Owners' Suites, four beautiful Classic Suites, and 100 Balcony and Ocean View suites.

Your Windstar voyage will include the following amenities:

  • All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome cocktails at reception
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center
  • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
  • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

You can download the brochure by clicking here.

Want to learn more or check pricing and availability? Give us a call at 888-251-3096 or submit a request for a travel consultation.

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Topics: European Wine Cruises, Wine

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