Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises feature FOOD & WINE tours
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 14, 2018 —
The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE has
delivered immersive culinary experiences for more than a dozen years. The
collaboration is expanding with a collection of exciting culinary-themed EXC
Tours (shore excursions), that explore food, wine and culture in some of
the world's hottest gastronomic locales.
"Holland America Line continues to develop deeply immersive experiences
in the ports we visit, and through our partnership with FOOD & WINE we've
been able to craft exceptional new excursions that show the culinary side of
these destinations in some very special ways," said Orlando Ashford, president
of Holland America Line. "We want to do more than simply take our guests to a
local restaurant. We want them to cook with the restaurant chefs, visit hidden
hotspots only the locals know about, and combine food and culture with fun and
Twenty-three new shore excursions are now available for booking on select 2018
cruises to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. FOOD & WINE EXC
Tours on Mediterranean cruises are offered in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kerkira,
Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), and Thira (Santorini), Greece; Livorno (Florence),
Naples and Venice, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Kotor, Montenegro; and Cádiz
(Seville), Barcelona and Málaga (Granada), Spain.
Guests on Northern Europe cruises will find FOOD & WINE EXC Tours in
Copenhagen, Denmark; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Kiel (Hamburg),
Germany; Reykjavik, Iceland; Bergen, Norway; St. Petersburg, Russia; and
Guests have the opportunity to take hands-on cooking classes, go on culinary
walking tours, visit wineries, sample street food, explore local hideaways and
more. Noteworthy FOOD & WINE EXC Tours include "La Boqueria Market
Cooking Experience" in Barcelona that includes a hands-on culinary workshop led
by chef Txema Aroca; "Ino & the Uffizi Gallery" in Livorno, combining the
finest art with the best local street food; Copenhagen's "Smorrebrod: The Art
of Sandwich Making," where participants learn everything including how to bake
bread and create authentic toppings; "Nordic Food Walk" in Stockholm that is a
delicious gastronomic journey through the old Haymarket — now the Hötorgshallen
Food Market; and a hands-on cooking class in the kitchen of the renowned Selene
restaurant in Santorini.
Over the next year, FOOD & WINE EXC Tours will be available in an
expanding array of destinations, including additional European ports, Alaska,
Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Mexico, South
America and more.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit the FOOD & WINE
EXC Tours webpage here. All of the FOOD & WINE EXC
Tours are noted with "in partnership with FOOD & WINE" in the tour
name so they are clearly identifiable. FOOD & WINE is a registered
trademark of Time Inc. Affluent Media Group and is used with permission.
Photos are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/w8abdykl.
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than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world.
From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all
seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South
America circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and
Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal.
The line welcomed ms
Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in
2021, recently was announced.
The company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its
position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature
innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on
destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their
knowledge through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during
an America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York
Times; and by taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding
entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage,
Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be
savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from
Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.