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Imagine taking a cooking class by gourmet chefs or visiting wineries with experts while cruising Caribbean islands,  the rivers of France or the coast of California. That’s what culinary and wine cruises are all about. Here are some of the most popular culinary and wine cruises.

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AMERICAN CRUISE LINES  - There are Alaska King Crab cruises in Alaska, lobster cruises in Maine, crab cruises in Chesapeake Bay, southern cooking cruises on the Mississippi, and wine cruises on Queen of the West on the US West Coast in the fall.

PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES -- Culinary cruise Tahiti and the Society Islands.

SEA DREAM YACHTS -- Sea Dream has combined golf cruises and gourmet wine/culinary cruises in the Mediterranean.

SILVERSEA CRUISES -- Wine and/or culinary cruises on Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Alaska, Africa & Indian Ocean, Far East, South Pacific, Central & South America, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Greek Islands, and transatlantic cruises. Culinary cruises are with instruction by Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute.

WINDSTAR CRUISES -- Cruises on gourmet cooking and wine, including a wine cruise in Greece in the spring and a cruise on light-and-healthy cooking.

AMERICAN SAFARI CRUISES -- Wine cruises along the U.S. west coast.

CRYSTAL CRUISES -- Wine and food cruises on cruises of Alaska, Australia, Panama Canal,  Mediterranean and Australia.

WINE RIVER CRUISES IN EUROPE -- Many river boats have wine and culinary cruises, for example, Princesse de Provence has wine cruises on the Rhône and Saône rivers in October. and River Cloud has food and wine cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS -- Wine Seminars held on Mediterranean cruises and South Pacific cruises.

CUNARD -- There are wine cruises on Mediterranean cruises.

ITALIANA CROCIERE -- Cruises on Italian specialties of food and wine to islands of Italy.

ARABELLA -- Wine-tasting cruises on luxury sailboat from Newport to Long Island.

BARGES -- Most canal barges in France and Germany have wine-oriented cruises.

Some upcoming wine & culinary opportunities:

Insignia from Athens to Barcelona. Features seven California wineries and a private 5-course lunch at Italy's Ornellaia winery, one of the few wineries in the world to receive a perfect 100 score from Wine Spectator.

On Oceania's ship Marina from Rome to Venice. A tasting tour of the Paso Robles wine appellation, of the Plavic Mali varietal with Croatian winemakers in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, and a tasting of Tuscan wines in the Bolgheri wine region of Italy.

Paul Gauguin Cruises  in the South Pacific will have a culinary cruise with Paris chef Jean-Pierre Vigato who will  prepare gourmet dishes and offer demonstrations of his culinary techniques.

Going to the Caribbean? With Caribbean Vacations at AppleVacations.com you may stay before or after your cruise to sample international and local foods at one of their island resorts.

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