AmaWaterways Bordeaux Wine Cruise Hosted by Messina Hof Winery

Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo from the Messina Hof Winery are hosting a Bordeaux wine cruise aboard AmaDolce.  Messina Hof is the most awarded and renowned Texas wine in national and international competitions. In a community steeped in tradition, Messina Hof Winery & Resort holds its own

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with a 200- year history of award winning wines. Although the winery itself was officially established when with the first vintage release in 1983, the rich wine heritage of Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo dates back six generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill Bonarrigo’s family originates from Hof, Germany. Together they have pioneered the Texas wine industry in creating premium wines of distinction and a landmark wine country destination.

“In addition to the $250 per person discount off the cruise, Europeanbarging is offering each cabin a $50 on board credit.” Jan Baumgartner, Europeanbarging

Ama cabin with French Balcony

Ama cabin with French Balcony

 

The AmaDolce was built in 2009 and spans 360 feet long and 38 feet wide. There are 73 Staterooms aboard the ship and could accommodate a total of 199 people – 144 passengers and 45 crew members. The ship guarantees a comfortable cruise with plenty of room to socialize and enjoy the time aboard.

 

AmaWaterways 7 night Bordeaux Wine Cruise starts at $3,049 per person. (This includes the $250 per person discount). This fare is good for 7 nights’ stay in an river view stateroom. Those who will opt to join the cruise will enjoy the following: Fine dining at The Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant, and Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour. Experience and socialize at a Captain’s Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception Unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board A variety of tours, guided shore excursions, wine tastings, and discussions. Free use of helmets and bicycles are also provided during shore tours and excursions while the ship is in port.

The AmaWaterways Cruise departs on March 28th and will disembark on April 1st, 2021. The 7- day cruise promises a great time aboard the ship and on land during each scheduled porting. There’s no more fitting starting point for this sailing along the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers than Bordeaux, an undisputed wine capital. Enjoy exquisite tastings just as unforgettable as the wines you’ll sip. Visit the renowned vineyards of Saint-Émilion, Pauillac and Libourne, discovering timeless wine-making traditions, and visit the Bordeaux Wine Museum, a spectacular sensory experience with the power to turn even the most hesitant wine drinkers into connoisseurs. Various cities and sights are part of the AmaWaterways Wine Cruise destinations that includes: Bordeaux, Libourne, Saint-Emilion, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. Each day promises a new experience that should not be missed.

The following Multi-Choice excursions are available: in Saint-Emilion, choose from a tour of Saint-Emilion and Grand Cru Classe wine tasting OR Saint Émilion bike tour and wine tasting OR Château de Vayres; in Libourne choose from a Walking Tour OR Bastide town and market visit OR Château Boutinet hike with wine & tapas tasting OR Bike tour; in Blaye, a visit to the Citadel OR Blaye bike tour towards Les Etauliers Blaye to Bourg bike tour. Bourg offers a walking tour, Carriage Museum and WWII Petrol Cistern, as well as an Exclusive wine festival. In Pauillac Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting and scenic vineyard tour; Cadillac features the Roquetaillade Castle with Sauternes wine tasting and in Bordeaux a Illuminations cruise in the evening and Bordeaux UNESCO city tour and Wine Museum OR Bordeaux bike tour.

The wine cruise promotes a wide range of activities throughout the whole trip to appreciate wine heritage more through a series of tastings, discussions, and tours around each port. Also included in the cruise are special tours and tastings at local wineries and private cellars where passengers can get to appreciate and learn more about wine making in renowned vineyards. There are also on board wine pairings with award-winning cuisine, and a wine expert who will be leading the tastings and discussions.

Uncork local traditions, savor intense flavors and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures during AmaWaterways Wine Cruises. The cruise promotes a great way to meet new people and fellow wine aficionados as they enjoy a 7-day cruise from Bordeaux along the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. Book Now – as these wine cruises sell out.

For more information on the cruise and its activities, contact Jan Baumgartner of Europeanbarging.com at 888-869-7907, or send an email to jan@europeanbarging.com.

Messina Hof Winery Hosts AmaWaterways Wine Cruise

Uncork local traditions, savor intense flavors and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures during an AmaWaterways Wine Cruise. Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of the Messina Hof Winery hosts the March 2019 wine cruise aboard AmaLyra. The cruise promotes a wide range of activities throughout the whole trip in order to appreciate wine heritage more through a series of tastings, discussions, and tours around each port.

The AmaWaterways Seine Wine Cruise sets sail on March 21st, 2019 and will last for 7 nights. The cruise is set for the following cities and sights: Paris, Les Andelys, Le Havre, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy Landing Beaches, Rouen, and Vernon. Each destination has been preprogrammed with activities for all the cruise attendees to enjoy. Itinerary are as follows:

March 21st Paris – Embarkation and welcome aboard wine toast.
March 22nd Les Andelys – Château Gaillard tour, or Les Andelys bike tour, or Château Gaillard hike, and Scenic cruising.
March 23rd Le Havre – choices of Full-day Honfleur excursion, or Half-day Honfleur excursion, or Routes des Abbayes tour, Afternoon Le Havre city tour, or Fécamp Monastery visit with Benedictine tasting, or Le Havre bike tour.
March 24th Caudebec-en-Caux – choose from a Full-day excursion to American or Canadian & British Normandy Landing Beaches, or Normandy countryside excursion.
March 25th Rouen – Morning walking tour, or Rouen bike tour, or Rouen hike, Jewish Heritage Rouen, or Tastes of Normandy tour.
March 26th Vernon – Scenic cruising, Château de Bizy tour with cider and Calvados tasting, or Bike tour.
March 27th Paris – Wine Museum and Onboard Champagne tasting.
March 28th Paris – Disembarkation

To get on the cruise, rates start from $2,249 per person. (This includes the $750 per person disount). This is good for 7 nights’ deluxe accommodation in river view stateroom. Upgrades in stateroom category assignments are allowed but should be prearranged before the cruise embarks. Europeanbarging is also offering a $50 per cabin on board credit.

The fare also covers for unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Passengers will enjoy fine dining at The Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant, and Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour. Passengers will also get to experience and mingle at a Captain’s Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception. And for creature comforts, there is complimentary Wi-Fi access on board. When docked, they can get to choose from a variety of guided shore excursions as well as complimentary bicycles and helmets.

The AmaWaterways Cruise is not only a great way to appreciate wine more, it is also a great opportunity to meet and socialize with people that share the same passion and delight for wine and more.

For more information on the cruise and its activities, contact Jan Baumgartner of Europeanbarging.com at 888-869-7907, or send an email to jan@europeanbarging.com.

Jan Baumgartner is an expert when it comes to Wine Cruise, Seine River Cruise, AmaWaterways . To find out about River Cruises, AmaWaterways, visit their website at Europeanbarging.com.