Vacation.com has launched a Food & Wine Cruise Program called “Culinary Collection.” The program features food & wine themed sailings through participating cruise lines including Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland American Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Silversea Cruises.
Culinary Collection cruises feature cooking classes, wine tastings, demonstrations from world-renowned chefs, and meals based on regional cuisine. An added bonus for Vacation.com members’ clients include value-added amenities at no extra cost, such as onboard credit, the services of a concierge host, an exclusive shore event, and a private cocktail reception, according to Cruise Industry News, www.cruiseindustrynews.com.
According to the official Vacation.com website,
Vacation.com® is a network of thousands of travel agencies across North America working together to provide the travel experiences clients both expect and deserve.
“Powered By Real Travel Agents,” Vacation.com is North America’s largest vacation-selling network. Vacation.com is the product of the 1998 acquisition and consolidation of ten leading travel agency marketing organizations (GEM, GEM Canada, Cruiselink, SPACE, ACTION 6, TIME, Consolidated Travel Services, Crown Travel Group, The Consortium and AURA) and is a stand-alone division of The Travel Leaders Group.
Consumers who use a Vacation.com member agency to arrange their leisure travel:
-Get peace of mind by planning with an experienced travel counselor
-Take advantage of exclusive savings and value-added vacation packages
-Enjoy special benefits from the best travel providers in the world
The Vacation.com head office is in Alexandria, VA, which serves member agents in the United States and Canada.
1650 King Street, Suite 450
Alexandria, VA 22314
About Theme Cruises
Just about any activity, interest, group or desire can lay the foundation for a theme cruise.
There are literally hundreds of theme cruises available today and many popular theme cruises are offered on a regular basis on most cruise ships. While no reasonable theme is out of the question these days, the following are just a few popular theme cruises on the market today.
Art, Epicurean/Food Wine, Broadway/Theater at Sea, Murder Mystery, Solar Eclipse, Holiday, Pearl Harbor, Maya Equinox, Cartoon/Action Figures, Health & Fitness, Gay/Lesbian, Motivational/Self Improvement, Personal Finance, Silver Screen/Hollywood Film Festival, Adventure, Natural History/Ecology, Literary, History/Cultural Heritage, Sports/Olympics, Spiritual/Gospel, Golf, Singles, Latin/Salsa, Couples, Country & Western, Booze Cruises, 50s Sock Hop, Polka/Square Dancing, Christian, Rhythm & Blues, Big Band/Swing, Classical Music/Opera, Contemporary/Dixieland, Jazz, Gambling, Luxury, Glacier, Bridge Tournaments, Family Reunion, and Military.
One of the leaders in theme cruises is Crystal Cruises. Crystal Cruises offers jazz, golf, film festival, health, and food & wine theme cruises, that will take you to the Caribbean, Monte Carlo, London, and Aspen. A typical golf theme cruise aboard the Crystal Serenity departs from Rome to London or a transatlantic cruise could morph into a jazz cruises. Crystal Cruises may also offer a Mediterranean/Black Sea food & wine cruise.
If you are interested in a theme cruise, you can begin searching the Cruise Mates website at www.cruisemates.com. Cruise Mates features a long list of cruise lines along with each cruise line’s list of theme cruises. The list includes all dates and destinations from A-Z.