Irrespective of how many numbers come before the decimal point in the price tag of your preferred bottle of wine at your local bottle shop or wine retailer, you will most likely be able to find a blend which suits your tastes during your next cruise.

Cruise ships are always well equipped with hundreds or even thousands of bottles of wine ranging from the basic house white, red or rosé through to the aspirational selection some might buy for a special occasion and all the way up to those rare bottles which could easily double as a museum exhibit and which carry price tags equivalent to a major personal asset.

Whether these bottles of wine are purely for display purposes or if the cruise lines invite you to sample its contents, wine is often a focal ingredient in some of the most unique and innovative onboard activities at sea. Carefully designed, these activities allow passengers to mingle with their friends or make new ones, all while sharing a common passion for wine.