A river cruise offers guests the opportunity to experience diverse cultures while discovering the cuisine and wines native to the region. Our food and wine cruises introduce guests to culinary specialties and wine varietals in the Mississippi River, the Maine Coast, Puget Sound and the Columbia River.
From lobsters in New England and blue crab in Chesapeake Bay to the Cajun influences of the Mississippi River and the latitude of the Columbia Gorge wine region, these food and wine cruises make your journey even more unique.
|The Puget Sound region is Washington's only official American Viticultural Area (AVA) on the West side of the Cascade Mountain Range sharing a similar latitude and climate with the Loire Valley in France. The Puget Spund produces a number of wines from locally grown grapes including Pinot Noir, Chasselas and Siegerrebe. |
We have pre-selected a host of vineyard visits and wine tastings to enhance your cruise experience. Through guided tours of local wineries and samples of the best wines with carefully selected cuisine, this cruise will increase your wine IQ and make you the center of attention at future dinner parties.
Cruise Highlights: Deception Pass, San Juan Historical Museum, Butchart Gardens, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent
2017 Cruise Date: April 29
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| || ||Cruise the scenic Chesapeake Bay and delight your palate with fresh seafood from the "Blue Crab Capital of the World". This eight-day cruise includes guided shore excursions to famous destinations in American maritime history including Annapolis, Oxford and Baltimore. |
On our Chesapeake Bay Crabfest cruise you will sample tasty blue crab while learning more about the culinary and economic importance of the Callinectes sapidus, or "beautiful swimmer". Through tours of maritime museums and national seaports and guided trips through Crisfield, The "Crab Capital of the World", you'll learn everything you could ever want to know about Atlantic Blue Crab and the industry that made it famous.
Cruise Highlights: Baltimore, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Tangier Island, Crisfield, Cambridge, Oxford, St. Michaels, Annapolis
Cruise Dates: April 30 and May 28, 2016
|Mention New England and one of the first things that comes to mind is lobster. Long known for having the tastiest lobsters in the world, the waters around the Maine Coast and New England Islands are full of amazing seafood that highlight these cruises. |
We offer two intruiging cruises that feature traditional lobsterbakes; the Maine Coast and Harbors cruise and the New England Islands cruise. Both feature guided shore excursions to some of New England's more famous destinations and American Cruise Lines' acclaimed personalized service.
On this cruise, indulge in many flavorful lobster dishes including tenderloin and stuffed lobster tail, Cape Cod lobster pot pie and whole steamed lobsters.
Cruise Highlights: Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Boothbay Harbor, Bar Harbor, Camden, Gloucester
New England Islands Cruise Dates: May 15 and June 25, 2016
Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise Dates: May 29, June 4, and July 9, 2016
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| ||Journey through the flavors of the South from Creole to Cajun on the Mississippi River. During the cruise you will see cooking demonstrations, learn new recipes, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Louisiana Culinary Institute. |
The Lower Mississippi River cruise itinerary is perfect for food lovers who relish the blend of American, French and deep South influences on dishes native to the region. This eight-day cruise travels from New Orleans, one of the country's most famous culinary capitals, to Memphis, long renowned for having some of the best BBQ in the States.
Some of the savory dishes that await you on this special cruise include Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Bourbon Pecan Pie.
Cruise Highlights: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg and Memphis
Cruise Date: July 16, 2016
|The Columbia River provides a beautiful path for your wine tour. In 2015, Travel Channel voted the Columbia River Gorge as one of the Top 10 American vacation destinations. |
Witnessing amazing natural landmarks will help you to better understand the unique topography of the region and how its diversity contributes to the wine varietals.
A distinct transition occurs between the alpine forests of Underwood Mountain to the deserts of the eastern side. The latitude of this region is shared by other renowned wine growing regions including Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley.
Cruise Highlights: Multnomah Falls, Fort Clatsop, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Pendleton Woolen Mill
Cruise Date: October 1, 2016