Crystal AirCruises, Wine Spectator partner on wine tasting itinerary

Crystal AirCruises has formed a partnership with Wine Spectator magazine that will feature enhanced specialized programming for the 16-day “Savoring the Winelands” itinerary, departing on June 1, 2018, the travel company said.

Aboard Crystal´s fully customized Boeing 777, guests will journey to the world´s most celebrated wine regions and be treated to tasting and educational experiences, inspired by Wine Spectator magazine. Expert sommeliers and renowned wine lecturers will conduct special tastings throughout the trip.

Wine connoisseurs from Wine Spectator have also guided the selection of wine estates to be visited in Bordeaux, Champagne/Paris, Tuscany, Mendoza, Santiago, and Cape Town. On board, wine lovers can expand their knowledge with sommelier-guided tasting sessions, as well as through certificate courses by Wine Spectator School. During the journey, Crystal guests will explore the vineyards and surrounding cities of the regions with immersive experiences.

The aircraft is operated for Crystal AirCruises by Comlux Aruba NV.

Crystal Cruises having earned World´s Best Cruise Ship in Condé Nast Traveler´s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted World´s Best Large Ship Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the Best Luxury Cruise Line by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016). The newest and upcoming extensions of the Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal AirCruises, and Crystal Residences.