Last updated: 11:42 AM ET, Fri October 14 2016

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  • Art Kramer | October 14, 2016 11:42 AM ET

    AmaWaterways Has Expanded Wine Cruise Itineraries

    AmaWaterways Has Expanded Wine Cruise Itineraries

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    AmaWaterways has undergone an expansion of themed cruise itineraries in 2016, most significantly with wine offerings. For example, does the name “Bordeaux” ring a bell? This renowned French wine region now has its own dedicated itinerary, part of 40 vino-specific departures this year.

    Regarding the popularity of such themed cruises, Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner of AmaWaterways stated, “it’s because of the comprehensive curriculum we offer… There is a certain educational component within wine tasting that allows you to fully appreciate in the experience.” To that end, a wine expert sails on each cruise of this type.

    READ MORE: 6 Amazing Things To See on AmaWaterways’ Mekong River Tour

    Not neglecting the cuisine/pairing aspect of wine, the distinguished chefs of AmaWaterways put a lot of thought into pairings, combining regional wines with local produce, meat and cheeses. AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line to be part of La Chaine des Rotisseur, an elite gastronomic society, to boot.

    Karst’s favorite is the Saint Emilion excursion and wine tasting in Libourne, France, saying, “I truly cannot express how wonderful it is to delight myself in some of the world’s best wines, all while learning the rich history of the vineyards and surrounding villages from the winemakers themselves.”

    To find out more about AmaWaterways’ wine-related itineraries, visit Kristin Karst’s blog.


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Art Kramer On the River with Kristin Karst

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