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Gastronomic delights abound onboard and ashore!


European river cruises featuring exciting food and wine themes are increasingly popular. The key river cruise lines: AmaWaterways, Avalon, Crystal, Tauck and Uniworld, have a bevy of culinary adventures aboard their luxurious river ships that will entice you and excite your taste buds, and the savoring of gourmet offerings continue ashore in michelin-rated restaurants and in the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Food and cooking is a fascinating part of our cultural heritage. What we eat and drink — why and when speaks volumes about where we came from and who we are. Thus, the pairing of fine food and delectable (complimentary) regional wines and beers aboard a luxurious European river cruise ship is the perfect marriage of a rewarding culinary experience and a wonderful experiential river cruise vacation to Europe and our roots. (Take look at the culinary-themed river cruises in the cruisGENIE™ CRUISE CHART below.)

River cruise cuisine is inspired by the season and region you’re visiting. All meals are prepared daily using the finest fresh ingredients, often selected from local farmers the same day you enjoy them. Menus aboard river ships change daily and are designed to offer guests a variety of choices. In addition to the daily menu there’s always fresh fish, western-style steak and freshly grilled chicken available.

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Speaking of “fine pairings,” can you envision a more rewarding dining experience than this? You’re on an intimate river ship floating smoothly along, enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in the world through the dining room’s panoramic view windows, while dining and sipping upon gourmet fare and drink! Oh, yes! The choices are as bountiful as the experience and destinations. For instance, you might enjoy plying France’s beautiful Rhône and Saône rivers through what many believe is the food capital of the world, Provence.

Imagine exploring the quaint villages of southern France such as Arles and Aix-en-Provence, home to the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, Monet and Matisse and then returning to your 5-star ship for a splendid meal comprised of a selection of fresh local ingredients prepared by a European-trained culinary master. And did we mention the courses of your delectable meal are paired with a very nice selection of regional wines? Ah, life can certainly be grand!

If you’re seeking more of a medieval flavor you can indulge all of your travel and culinary senses with a remarkable cruise along the Moselle, Rhine or Danube Rivers with their vine-covered, castle-lined hills that seemingly rising right up out of the river banks. Savor the flavors and aromas while experiencing European history to the fullest from a selection of 7 to 29-day river cruises beginning in Amsterdam and continuing through to Budapest and then on to the Black Sea.


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