When the ship enters service next April, Holland America Line’s Koningsdam will feature a venue where passengers can blend their own bottle of wine to take to dinner.
The venue, called Blend by Chateau Ste. Michelle, is an expansion of the cruise line’s partnership with the winery.
The two Seattle-area companies announced the partnership at a luncheon on Monday at the Chateau Set Michelle headquarters in Woodinville, Wash.
Guests will choose to blend their wines from five vintages: two cabernet sauvignons, two merlots and a cabernet franc.
I found this concept by Holland America to be very intriguing. I do not drink very often but do enjoy a nice glass of merlot with a special meal (almost always while cruising). My wife and I like to attend wine tasting events on cruises and this looks like the next step to enjoying and learning more about wine.