As an exclusive to the Taittinger voyage, Clovis Taittinger will be aboard, followed by Maison Louis Jadot showcasing two of France's best qualities, Champagne and the famous Burgundy region.
At the Winemaker's Dinner, SeaDream's executive chef will prepare a menu to complement and enhance the wines of guest winemakers such as Philipp Wittman, Marilisa Allegrini and Francesco Mazzei. The dinner offers a wine-by-the-glass package, for an additional cost.
Exclusive shore excursions take participants to explore the different foods, wines and cultures of the Mediterranean. At each port, passengers can choose from a variety of activities to enhance their shipboard wine experience. For example, they can explore the Sorrentino Winery at the base of Mount Vesuvius, attend a wine tasting and truffle hunt at Castello delle Regine or learn the art of making classic paella and how to pair it with local wines in Cartagena.
The wine voyages range from seven to 11 days. A nine-day Lisbon to Barcelona voyage, for example, sails April 27 and visits Portimao, Gibraltar, Puerto Banus, Malaga, Cartagena, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Menorca. A seven-day round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome) cruise sails June 10 and visits Bonifacio (Corsica) overnight, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Capri.
Other wine cruises sail from Civitavecchia to Venice, Piraeus to Civitavecchia, Civitavecchia to Nice and Nice to Málaga.