Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has revealed the lineup for the brand’s 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker Cruises, a selection of cruises aboard Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn during which guests will have the opportunity to wine and dine with leaders and legends of the winemaking industry.
In 2015, the Michael Mondavi Family partnered with Norwegian to introduce the line’s first branded wine bar aboard Norwegian Escape – The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar – boasting a curated wine list and service provided by a Court of Master Sommeliers certified Sommelier. The venue invites guests to participate in a variety of interactive, fun and educational wine activities including seminars, tastings, pairings and workshops. This partnership was further expanded upon when The Cellars opened aboard Norwegian Dawn in 2016.
Tastings feature wines hand-picked by experts and brought on board for seminars, with pricing starting at US$19.95 per person. Guests seeking a more gourmet experience can attend an exclusive wine dinner, hosted by the vintner or industry expert. The cost is US$59.95 per person. Seating is limited for both the tasting seminars and wine pairing dinner and reservations are only available on board the ship.