Do you have a hobby that you adore or an interest in something that keeps you excited?
Well, why not experience it in a different way by taking it to the sea or river.
This week we are highlighting some specialty/themed cruises that may just pique your interest. These cruise lines have taken care to curate voyages for enthusiasts from all walks of life. Food, wine, culture, wellness, sports, music are just some of the many options. So if you just want to be around like-minded people while cruising or if you belong to a special interest club or organization that is looking for a different meeting place or conference then let us know and we can arrange an amazing specialized voyage for you. It’s one of our favorite things for us travel tailors to do.
1. AmaWaterways – Wine Cruises
AmaWaterways’ Celebration of Wine River Cruises allow you to discover the world’s most fabled wine regions. On your journey, you’ll be accompanied by a North American Wine Host, who will
guide you through the wonderful vineyards and wines of Europe.
2. Azamara – Golf Cruises
Azamara is a leader in the cruise industry for offering golf themed cruises worldwide. They have a partnership with PerryGolf to deliver highly refined and fully hosted voyages that are very impressive. You get the chance to travel to glorious golf destinations around the world and play on some of the best courses including 20 of the top 100 courses.
Every detail is thought of to provide the best golfing experience. Upon disembarkation, dedicated transportations takes you to the course where clubs await each guest at their respective caddies or golf carts, lunch is provided, and post round drinks and social events are expertly coordinated. There are even casual tournaments arranged for friendly competition. Pair all of this with sailing on a luxury Azamara ship with all their impressive amenities and you have a golf lover’s dream realized. Where will your clubs go on vacation next?
3. AmaWaterways or Avalon – Floriade
Floriade is a once in a decade horticultural event that explores gardening, landscaping and green and sustainable technology. You will sail on the luxurious AmaPrima for 7 days in late May and early June with a special pre-cruise extension in Amsterdam and will get the chance to experience some of Europe’s finest gardens. Even though the beautiful flowers are the main event, you will also have the opportunity to go beyond the gardens and enjoy excursions such as biking, chocolate tasting and visiting castles. If you are a true garden enthusiast then this opportunity is one that you don’t want to pass up.
4. Avalon Beer Cruise
Many great things have been accomplished over a beer. Benjamin Franklin attributed the existence of beer to God’s desire for men (and women!) to be happy, and many celebrations are made better with the raising of a stein. Cruise with a beer expert on board who delivers lectures on beer drinking that you’ll actually want to hear. Through Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, we complement special onboard tastings with exclusive onshore experiences, leading you to the famous breweries, emerging microbreweries, and the beer halls, gardens, and pubs where Europe’s love affair with beer was born.
5. SeaDream Yacht Club – Wellness Cruises
SeaDream remains one of our favorite yacht cruise lines due to their commitment to excellence and service. One of the areas where they shine is in their wellness programs. Their intimate yachts house just 126 guests so you can really relax without the noise and hustle of larger ships. They have the only Thai certified spa at sea that includes services from highly trained Thai therapists. Facials, detox treatments, Thai and traditional massages are all part of the services offered and some options are even available in their open air area. Imagine getting a relaxing massage while experiencing a gentle ocean breeze. SeaDream also takes in pride in offering a complete Raw and Living menu that features raw, organic, and vegan options in a gourmet way. SeaDream also offers daily complimentary sunrise Yoga and Tai Chi sessions. If your passion is health, wellness and mindfulness then SeaDream is the way to go.
6. Avalon Waterways Culinary Cruises
You can learn a lot about a place through its people, and you can learn a lot about people through their food. Discovering local cuisine is the perfect recipe for starting a conversation. From fondue to fromage, from croissants to crepes, France is home to food lovers who love to share famous dishes and to dish over the stories behind authentic recipes. You’ll savor an adventure in haute cuisine and family favorites on a culinary cruise through Burgundy and Provence. Be treated to both world-class cuisine and simple fare, while in the company of a Master of Wine. Learn to perfectly pair wines with cuisine, cheese, or chocolate. Taste local products, traditional delicacies, and regional specialties for a true taste of France. C’est si bon!
7. Avalon Waterways Photography Cruises
Sailing through the Rhine and Moselle Rivers in October promises a special glow of color and light that begs to be photographed. Cruise on the canals of Amsterdam and through the vineyards of Germany to capture remarkable architecture, stunning nature, and friendly faces along the way. Cruise with award-winning photographer Brenda Tharp. With 33 years as a professional photographer, Brenda is an accomplished author, speaker, and instructor, whose images taken around the world have appeared widely in photographic publications, print media, and private collections.
Don’t see your interest no worries. Connect with us and we can either help you either find your perfect match or help you create it!
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