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“Meet the Winemaker” on Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise Line“Meet The Winemaker Cruises” are a selection of cruises aboard Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn during which guests will have the opportunity to “wine and dine” with leaders and legends of the winemaking industry.

Guests aboard these select sailings will have several opportunities to engage with the wine makers and experts through seminars and activities. On the second day of each cruise, there’s an open-forum question and answer session held in the Atrium of the ship.

Following the open forum, guests will have the chance to purchase featured wines selected by the wine makers and varietals from the ship’s wine list, meet the expert and have him sign the bottle to take home as a memento. The open forum and personal meet and greet are complimentary and open to all guests.

There also will be wine tastings and wine dinners on board.

The lineup of the 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker series includes:

· November 4, 2017 – Norwegian Escape: Bill Whiting, Director of Wine Education at Banfi Vintners. As the grandson of John F. Mariani Sr., founder of Banfi Vintners, Whiting carries on the tradition of the Castello Banfi estate, founded in 1919 in the Brunello region of Tuscany.

· December 2, 2017 – Norwegian Escape: Aarón Sánchez. TV Chef and James Beard award winner, Aarón Sánchez is the official ambassador and spokesperson for Terrazas de los Andes wines and is considered a leading contemporary Latin chefs.

· February 17, 2018 – Norwegian Escape: Gerard Bertrand, vintner of Languedoc-Roussillon. Bertrand boasts 20 years of experience and a breadth of awards and accolades.

· March 2018, Norwegian Escape: Salvatore Ferragamo, heir of the Italian fashion house and owner at Il Borro Winery in Tuscany, Italy. Salvatore, whose father Ferruccio, bought the Il Borro Estate in 1993, has replanted the family’s vineyard and has been releasing Tuscan wines since 1999.

Norwegian Dawn sails to Canada and New England in September and October from her seasonal homeport in Boston. Norwegian Escape, sailing the Eastern and Western Caribbean from her homeport in Miami, is likely to have some schedule changes due to Hurricane Irma.

Norwegian Cruise Line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the ninth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourth time and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the fifth straight year by the World Travel Awards.

(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

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