Exclusive Wine Cruise Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise) Aug 13 - 20, 2024

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Hosted by Regina Gaines, Owner, House of Pure Vin, Detroit, MI

Regina Gaines is a native of Detroit and an accomplished brand developer who is widely recognized for her business acumen and expertise. After completing her studies at Clark Atlanta University, a prominent historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia, Gaines worked for Moet & Chandon, where she was involved in an induction campaign. Gaines further solidified her position in the industry by serving as an agent for Jack Daniels and Remy Martin. She co-owned Madison and Vine, an agency, before launching her own line of tequila, Tequila Distinguido.

In 2014, Gaines attended Michigan State University College of Law, where she earned a degree in intellectual property, information, and communications. It was during her daily commute to and from school that she conceived the idea for the House of Pure Vin, a wine shop in downtown Detroit. In 2015, Gaines brought her vision to life and opened the House of Pure Vin on Woodward Ave.

Gaines is actively involved in several community organizations, including the Downtown Detroit Partnership, where she serves on the board of directors, MichBusiness, where she is a member of the advisory board, and the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance, where she is a founding member. She is also a board member of the Michigan Wine Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion.

While Gaines has achieved many professional milestones, her proudest accomplishment is her daughter, Sarai Ware.

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Douro

Land near a river, and naturally protected by mountain ranges, inspired winemakers to plant vineyards along the Douro, but wild landscapes and nutrient-poor soil made this an extremely difficult task. The birthplace of port wine would simply not exist today if it hadn’t been for the centuries of determined winegrowers who laboriously carved rows of vines into the steep, dramatic terrain.

Their efforts proved worthwhile. Angled, rocky terrain just so happens to be ideal for the growth of grapes. Over the years, the magnitude of the Douro Valley wine region has grown remarkably and it is now divided into three parts. Our Enticing Douro itinerary cruises through all three sub-regions, giving you a taste of Northern Portugal’s famous ports and table wines.

Overview Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise)


7- Night Cruise

CRUISE FROM : Vega Terrón to Porto

Begin your journey in beautiful Madrid, renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage. Travel to the Spanish border where you will embark upon your Douro River cruise. Traverse through one of Europe’s wildest and unexplored regions, filled with vineyards, dramatic gorges and steeply terraced hillsides. Visit the small town of Pinhão, a Mecca for wine lovers, then on to the beautiful region of Tras-os-Montes and the village of Entre-Os-Rios. You will also visit Porto and conclude your journey in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon.

COUNTRIES: Portugal, Spain

RIVERS: Douro

Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise) At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
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Itinerary is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule provided with your final documents.

Included Features Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise)


7- Night Cruise

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck and pool
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes
  • Local Flavors tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Dates & Prices Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise)

EMBARK August 13
7-NIGHT CRUISEPortoVega de Terrón
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 3 NIGHTS LISBON PRE-CRUISE AND 3 NIGHTS MADRID POST-CRUISE
Category E
Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Douro Deck
Category D
Panoramic Window
Douro Deck
161 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$380 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Douro Deck
Category B
Balcony
Lisbon Deck
215 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$2,413 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Lisbon Deck
Category A
Balcony
Porto Deck
215 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$2,794 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck
Suite
Balcony
Porto Deck
323 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL C$4,954 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Porto Deck

Notes:

ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise price)C$285 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person for cruise only, include port fees and are based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offers are valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, optional land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.

Ships Flavors of Portugal & Spain (Wine Cruise)

AmaVida

The AmaVida brings AmaWaterways’ distinctive standard of excellence to the Douro River in Portugal. This grand 106-passenger vessel features balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 323 sq. ft.Learn more

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