Norwegian Cruise Line reveals line-up for Meet the Winemakers series

Norwegian Cruise Line reveals line-up for Meet the Winemakers series

Wine tastings and meet-and-greets included on nine 2023 sailings

Winemakers and chefs will host seminars on board a collection of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) 2023 sailings as the line prepares for the return of its Meet the Winemakers series.

The programme, which includes nine sailings, offers guests wine tastings, wine-paired dinners, interactive culinary demonstrations and meet-and-greets on board.

Chefs Emma Walker (pictured left) and Ashley Breneman (right) will join the series this year.


Fourth-generation winemaker Miguel Torres will also make his debut to the programme on board Norwegian Encore’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailing departing on 9 April 2023. The lead-in price for the itinerary is US$1,145.

Breneman, an executive chef at Certified Angus Beef will join returning winemaker Antonio Hidalgo for a seven-day sailing departing on 9 July 2023 on board Norwegian Encore to Alaska costing from US$1,280.

Walker, a “master blender” at Johnnie Walker, has spent more than a decade working in whisky production, maturation and blending processes. She will join a departure on 14-day 17 September 2023 sailing to Northern Europe on the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Prima. Prices start at US$3,359.

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Harry Sommer, president and chief executive of NCL, said: “Every year we aim to elevate this exclusive experience and I believe we’ve done that just as we enter the programme’s seventh year and with an impressive guest line-up.

“These unique sailings offer a rare opportunity to get one-on-one exposure to esteemed winemakers and their collection of wines, all while visiting multiple destinations and enjoying an unforgettable vacation.”

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