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 at 888-869-7907, or send an email to

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