As a cruise can provide an intoxicating getaway – so can a bottle of wine. Celebrity Cruises, provider of wine-focused voyages, is expanding its wine program on nine ships in its fleet. Introducing more than 100 new selections of wines by the bottle with 20 additional half-bottle selections and 13 new wines by the glass, Celebrity Cruises now boasts a total offering of over 300 different wines.
The program now places an emphasis on wines from South America, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Portugal and South Africa and the wines will be listed by flavor profile to focus on taste instead of geographic variation. Celebrity’s in-house sommelier, Chanelle Duarte, developed the enhancements to the wine list. All of Celebrity’s sommeliers, restaurant staff, and bar staff attend a wine education program which focuses on wine fundamentals, regional knowledge, tasting skills, and future trends.