Something a little different for you today, in fact this is only the second time I have covered Saga on my blog, but I thought some of you would be interested in the mentioned cruise, which sails from Dover on July 1st 2014. Plus you have to admit the Saga Sapphire is a beautiful ship!
Calling all French wine lovers (and I know there are a few of you! 😉 ) Saga Sapphire’s week-long Spirit of France cruise this summer will include tours to the wine regions of Bordeaux and Muscadet.
Master of Wine Conal Gregory will be on board to host tastings, talks and wine clinics, as well as leading excursions to world-famous vineyards. Conal’s enthusiasm for French wine is contagious and passengers will also be invited to join his lively food and wine matching sessions.
This no-fly cruise giving guests the perfect opportunity to bring home a case or two of wine (pack the euros!) and who will be able to resist a Saint-Émilion vintage after touring the pristine vineyard?
The chic Saga Sapphire boasts a competitively-priced fine wine list to accompany quality dishes of game, meat and fish. During this themed cruise the executive chef will also be creating special menus so guests can further immerse themselves in French gastronomy.
As well as visiting the wine-growing areas, passengers can get a taste of French history in medieval Guérande, in the western Loire. This medieval town, complete with ramparts and soaring turrets, is surrounded by miles of salt marshes where the prized fleur de sel is panned.
After all the activity, recline with a glass in hand on the Verandah Deck as Saga Sapphire sails along the verdant Atlantic coast in the sunshine! Perfect!
Wine themed cruises are becoming more and more popular, so popular in fact I can barely keep up with them all. This looks like a great cruise and if any of you decide to give it a try I would love to get your feedback, ideally before you open a bottle of French wine! 😉