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Adventures by Disney Launches Food and Wine River Cruise

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Janeen Christoff | September 30, 2016

Adventures by Disney Launches Food and Wine River Cruise

PHOTO: Adventures by Disney will set sail in its first adults-only river cruise in 2017 (Photo courtesy Adventures by Disney) 

After a successful first season of river cruising, Adventures by Disney is already adding to an already expanded list of sailings in 2017. 

ABD has just announced that they will add an adults-only food and wine-themed river cruise to their offerings for next year. 

“At Adventures by Disney we’ve had an incredibly successful first season of European river cruise vacations,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “For 2017 we dreamt even bigger, expanding our offerings to include not only our already popular Danube sailings, but also exciting new experiences along the Rhine River. By adding this new food and wine themed sailing we’re able to give our adult guests an even more customized way to travel with us, and the line-up of experiences we’ve planned for this epicurean adventure allow us to showcase the rich culinary stories of this region in a luxuriously delicious way.”

Disney Culinary Director John State and master sommelier Brian Koziol crafted the itinerary, a new eight-day, seven-night journey through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. State and Koziol have a solid track record of successful culinary curations for Disney, including foodie fave Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. 

The cruise will set sail from Basel, Switzerland and include vineyard tours and wine seminars led by Koziol, gourmet food demonstrations and workshops with State, guided walking tours in Riquewihr, France, to sample local delights such as sausages and macaroons, learn how to make a tart flambe in Strasbourg, roam the vineyards and pubs of Germany and more. 

Once again, Adventures by Disney is partnering with AmaWaterways and this cruise will take place on the brand-new AmaKristina. 

 READ MORE: Why You Should Consider a River Cruise  

“AmaWaterways is thrilled to expand our relationship with Adventures by Disney and present additional options for family and adult travelers that are looking for a unique way to explore Europe,” said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “Sailing aboard the exquisite AmaKristina, guests will enjoy flavorful dishes, perfectly paired wines and beautiful ports of call, while completely immersing themselves in the culture of a destination. October is also a fascinating time to cruise, as fall colors appear and the vineyards turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. The food and wine sailing will truly be a magical experience for all!”

Bookings for this unique sailing are open now. 


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