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CULINARY AND WINE THEMED RIVER CRUISES
A Collection of River Cruise Line Recipes from Around the World.

FEATURED RECIPE — Viking River Cruises' Main Course, 3-Alarm Firecracker Chicken

Dining out and enjoying a fine meal has become ingrained in the fabric of our society. The endless desire to find that still “undiscovered” new restaurant with that still unknown, but creative chef has become a quest for many of us who enjoy great food at a reasonable price.

For those of us who live in the “big city,” the choices are bountiful. There’s Wolfgang, Bobby Flay, Emerald, and a myriad of extraordinary chefs, most formally trained in Europe. For those who are fortunate enough to go on a river cruise, the availability of exceptional, European-trained culinary masters are plentiful as well.

Travel and food are forever aligned. For many, cuisine is an integral part of any great vacation: discovering new restaurants and enjoying wonderful local or regionally inspired cuisines. That’s exactly what you’ll be able to do aboard today’s modern, luxurious river cruise ships.

Food and a river cruise is the perfect pairing: destination and culinary heights — the best of both worlds.
Because river cruise ships carry so few passengers, meals are individually prepared by culinary masters then offered to guests in unmatched ambiance as the ships gently float down the world’s greatest rivers. We thought you might enjoy learning more about river cruise cuisine and the chefs who prepare these epicurean delights. Within this section, we’ll offer some of the more exotic, but easy-to-fix recipes available, complete with the “how to” steps needed to make it perfectly. From time to time, we’ll also do a brief biography on some of the more interesting river cruise chefs. Our featured recipe — 3-Alarm Firecracker Chicken — is from Viking River Cruises. While this recipe will be a delightful addition to your recipe file, the best way to sample the extraordinary cuisine offered aboard Viking and the world’s other fine river cruise ships is to be on one to experience and savor the cuisine first-hand! (READ MORE about Viking).

Most European river cruise lines now offer discerning guests venues with an epicurean and wine theme.
These river cruise itineraries are plentiful along the Rhine and Danube, and on the Rhône, Saône and Seine in the food capital of the world, France. How do you find one of these culinary or wine-themed cruises? It’s EASY! Just go to our Themed River Cruise section and select “culinary” or “wine” from the theme cruise selector in the cruisGENIE™ cruise locator, and click “GO!”. You’ll get all the culinary results in the cruise chart. After finding the perfect itinerary that matches your interests, just call one of our expert Personal Travel Planners. Premier’s river cruise experts will ensure you are booked on just the right cruise at a great price — we guarantee it! The next step? Pack your bags and get ready for the best and most tasty vacation of your life!

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