Cruise with Oceania on their 1200 passenger Marina for 12 days from Amsterdam to Lisbon. This September voyage starts at only $5,199 for a veranda cabin with airfare from $1,100 per person.

by Michele Hoey

For Smart Travelers who plan European vacations with cuisine in mind, September is arguably their high season.

This is peak time for the ingredients that chefs transform into memorable dishes you can’t obtain at home.

In our view, one of the most comfortable, engaging ways to indulge this culinary yearning is during Oceania Cruises’ “Amsterdam to Lisbon: Vineyards & Castles” sailing.

This September 2019 voyage combines the 1,252-passenger Marina’s kitchen excellence with ports where good food and wine are de rigueur.

The Marina’s daily ship life emphasizes relaxation, from its open seating dining policy to soothing Canyon Ranch Spa treatments. Mingle with new friends while playing bridge. And you can upgrade your skills participating in the ship’s hands-on cooking school.

Dovetailing Oceania’s culinary experiences are opportunities to dine as a European would.

The ship’s calls along France’s coastline optimize your chances for outstanding seafood. The ship’s two days in Bordeaux offers time for exciting vineyard tours. And your call in Bilbao means you can double down with a visit to the architectural wonder that is the Guggenheim Museum and time to sample Basque cooking at its most imaginative.

Call Pennsylvania Travel today to book your next Oceania Cruises getaway!