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PACIFIC COAST WINE CRUISE
APRIL 11 TO 18, 2019
VANCOUVER TO LOS ANGELES
ON THE EMERALD PRINCESS

LOVE WINE? PLAN A CRUISE ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST TO TASTE AND LEARN

by Marcia Frost


When you think of wineries outside of Europe, there's a good chance you think about Napa Valley. But Napa's not the only place to taste amazing wine. Today, many parts of California, Oregon, Washington, and Canada boast outstanding vineyards. If you're looking to explore some of the renowned wineries on the west coast, it's time to plan a cruise.

 

The Wine Regions

When you plan a cruise along the Pacific coast, you'll be able to learn and taste on the water as well as on land. Onboard the Emerald Princess, you'll have the opportunity to taste wines and participate in activities tailored to wine enthusiasts. Maitre D's, who are themselves oenophiles, will be available to explain more about the wines and help you pick your favorites — a step that will aid in deciding which wineries you should visit when you dock. Take time to experience different wines anywhere you stop:

 

Santa Barbara is home to masterful vintners and beautiful vistas. Enjoy wine tastings in Santa Ynez Valley and experiences such as picnicking in the vineyards.


From the port of San Francisco, you can visit two world-renowned wine regions: Napa and Sonoma. Or stay in San Francisco to learn about the city's wine history and taste the local fare.


If you spend some time in the Oregon city of Astoria, you can take a drive to Willamette Valley and explore the wineries famous for their pinot noir, or take a trip to The Cellar on 10th, a wine shop which specializes in Pacific Northwest wines.


From the cruise port in Seattle, you can visit Woodinville, which has over 117 tasting rooms and wineries for you to enjoy.


In Victoria, BC, you can take a trip to the Butchart Gardens, then enjoy delicious wine paired with tapas and chocolates at the Blue Poppy Restaurant.


From Vancouver, BC, you can head to Fraser Valley, which is home to almost 30 vineyards and around 15 wineries.


Onboard Advantages

Along with onboard tastings, another remarkable feature of going on a wine cruise is getting to know fellow wine lovers. Interacting with your fellow travelers on a wine cruise can lead to lively and enlightening discussions about your common interests that will further enrich your travel experience


THESE EXCURSIONS ARE OPTIONAL SUGGESTIONS AND ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE.

PER PERSON RATES INCLUDE CRUISE  ACCOMMODATIONS, TAXES & PORT CHARGES, AIRPORT TRANSFERS, AIRFARE FROM BWI ESTIMATE  OF $654. **          PRICES DO NOT  INCLUDE GRATUITIES, SHORE EXCURSIONS, TRIP INSURANCE.

** air will be available in October 2018 and the price will be adjusted up or down at that time.

BALCONY BD
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $2,205
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $3,500

Located aft on decks 10, 11 & 12

OCEANVIEW 
OC   DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $1,925
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $2,940
Located mid-forward deck 5

OF   DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $1,905
SINGLE OCCUPANCY $2,900
Located forward on deck 5 & deck 8
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