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Culinary & Wine Delights II

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Discover the jewels of southern Spain one
mouthwatering bite and sip at a time.
Travel the south coast of Spain, exploring its rich culinary and wine traditions hosted by America’s most respected importers of fine Spanish wines, Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguno, founders of Classical Wines. Involved with key players from their formative stages, Classical Wines is recognized as an international pioneer in the category – featuring a portfolio of the best wines of Spain such as Tinto Pesquera.
Enjoy over 40 special themed events & activities
  • Experts of Spanish wines, Stephen Metzler and Almudena de Llaguno and sommelier host two wine paired dinners and wine lectures
  • Complimentary local wines served throughout the voyage
  • Complimentary daily pre-dinner wine tasting and tapas
  • Choice of two complimentary culinary and wine themed excursions
BARCELONA, SPAIN
Enjoy a special bon voyage party and meet your hosts in this old meets new Catalon metropolis. Attend a pre-dinner wine tasting and celebrate your first evening of this extraordinary itinerary.
SÓLLER, SPAIN
Bypass the busy harbor at Palma and anchor in quaint Port de Sóller, with its calm, sheltered waters and surrounding Tramuntana mountain range. Discover Sóller’s wealth of Art Deco architecture, listen to classical music in a medieval monastery, or take advantage of one of your complimentary shore excursions to explore: "Olive and Orange World" or "Mallorca Uncorked." Today’s onboard culinary demonstration by a local chef gives you insights into Mallorcan cuisine. Cap off your day with a wine tasting and wine themed farewell deck party. Cheers!
VALENCIA, SPAIN
Valencia’s religious architecture is remarkable, and the Lonja, one of Europe’s most elegant buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be tempted to use one of your complimentary shore excursions here. "Valencia and Requena Wine Cellars" will awaken your palate for the wine and cheese tasting before dinner and the special wine dinner and wine pairings presented by your guest chef and sommelier.
CARTAGENA, SPAIN
Founded by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C., this historically rich city is home to the medieval Castille de la Concepcion and the endlessly fascinating National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Use one of your two complimentary shore excursions to visit Jamilla Cellars, if you like. Afterwards, learn more about Spanish wines during a guest lecture and during your evening wine tasting. Don’t be surprised if a thoughtful turn-down gift appears on your pillow before you retire.
AlmerÍa (Granada), Spain
Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within its walls) and see the Theatro Cervantes, a beautiful theater devoted exclusively to the works of the great Spanish writer. Or opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent Moorish Palace of the Alhambra. Built in the 14th century, it’s a breathtaking example of Muslim architecture. Put what you learn in today’s wine lecture to the test during your daily wine tasting. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious barbecue complemented by select wines. The evening’s highlight: A private flamenco performance. 
Málaga, Spain
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives in everything from Picasso’s works to the beautiful village of Mijas, known for creating some of the world’s best wines. If you like, embark on one of your complimentary shore excursions—"A Wine Experience in Málaga."
Cádiz (Seville), Spain
Walk in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake and Horatio Nelson as you explore the ancient city of Cádiz. If you like, use “Cadiz Overview and Sherry Cellar Tour and Tasting” as one of your two complimentary shore excursions. Or enjoy an optional visit to Seville, where you’ll find one of the world’s largest, and most beautiful, cathedrals, as well as artisan shops, quaint cafés, and the impressive Plaza de España. After your wine and cheese tasting, savor a special wine dinner with wine pairings by your guest sommelier.
AT SEA
Sail along the rugged Algarve coastline toward the tranquil Bay of Cádiz and the sun-drenched shores of Spain. Get some background on Spanish wines during an informative guest lecture, then attend a daily wine tasting before the Captain’s cocktail party and welcome dinner. At evening’s end, a special turn-down gift welcomes you back to your spacious stateroom.
LISBON, PORTUGAL
Extend your cruise with extra time to explore Lisbon and enjoy a stay at one of Windstar’s beautiful hand-picked hotels, the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa situated in the heart of the city.
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