Aboard three Award-Winning ships: AmaDolce ▪ AmaLyra ▪ AmaCello
Join AmaWaterways as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime 28-day river cruise journey from Bordeaux to Chalon-sur-Saône, France. Experience wine from six distinctive wine regions while cruising along France’s Garonne, Dordogne, Seine, Saône and Rhône rivers as well as Bordeaux’s Gironde Estuary. Plus, be treated to exquisite locally-sourced cuisine, a variety of enriching excursions such as guided hikes and bike rides, and unparalleled service. Internationally acclaimed wine educator Paul Wagner will accompany you throughout your journey, introducing a new world-renowned guest Wine Host each week. Reserve your space for this enhanced epicurean experience that includes 24 specially curated wine seminars and pairing dinners – and the exclusive experiences only an AmaWaterways river cruise provides.
Our Wine Hosts elevate the wine tasting experience with knowledge, insight, and perspective. This exclusive Grand France Wine Cruise is specially curated for the wine enthusiast seeking the ultimate wine cruise experience.
Paul Wagner is a world-renowned wine educator who has spoken at more than eighty international conferences and lectured numerous universities on the history, culture, and marketing of wine. His personable approach and memorable stories make him one of our guests' favorite Wine Hosts.
Joining us in the Bordeaux Region ▪ April 20-27, 2023
Ray Isle is the Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine and the Wine & Spirits Editor for both Travel + Leisure and Departures. He has been nominated twice for a James Beard Award, has twice won the IACP Award for Narrative Beverage Writing, and his work appears in The Best Food Writing 2017. He has appeared on programs such as Today, CNBC’s On the Money & Squawk Box, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and American Public Media’s “Splendid Table.”
Joining us in Paris & Normandy ▪ April 27-May 4, 2023
Sara Schneider is a wine, food, and general lifestyle editor and writer of 25 years, Schneider serves as Robb Report’s consulting wine and spirits editor. Previously, Schneider was Sunset Magazine’s wine editor. She has been nominated for multiple James Beard and IACP journalism awards and holds the Academy of Wine Communication’s Certificate for Excellence in Wine Writing.
Joining us in Burgundy & Provence ▪ May 4-11, 2023
Tim Gaiser, MS, served as the Education Chair and the Education Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, for eight years and is also a former adjunct professor for the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. He has developed wine education programs and taught classes on wine and spirits at every level of education, both domestically and internationally.
Joining us in Burgundy & Provence ▪ May 11-18, 2023
Scott Harper, MS, is a managing partner at the Bristol Grille group, an Executive Bourbon Steward and a Member of the Stave and Thief Society. He is a recipient of the Banfi Award from the Society of Wine Educators. Harper teaches wine and spirit courses through the continuing education program at Bellarmine University, and he has written for Sophisticated Living and Food & Dining.