Sailing on the open ocean in a gin-filled cruise liner may seem like the stuff of dreams but it has been made into a reality by one Australian cruise company.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) are offering a seven-night Boutique Gin and Culinary Cruise, departing from Adelaide aboard the Vasco da Gama, a mid-sized ship with room on board for 1,220 guests.
The gins available on board will primarily be traditional London dry styles, brought to life with native Australian botanicals.
This provides a fitting connection to CMV, as the cruise line offers a traditional British style of cruising, sailing to a range of exciting Australian ports.
Giniversity Botanical Gin and Adelaide Gin will be the two key gins stocked on board. The brands will provide fascinating lectures from gin experts and master distillers.
Alongside gin there will be cooking demonstrations from Masterchef runner-up Callum Hann. Also offered are optional culinary shore excursions and optional hosted dinners.
Dean Brazier, Managing Director of CMV Australia said: “We’re always looking to add value for our guests so we’re excited to be introducing a concept that we consider a first in cruising”.
Gin has increased in popularity in Australia recently, paving the way for the world-first gin cruise to emerge. Five years ago, there were less than ten gin distilleries in the country but that’s now increased to over 100, thanks to rising demand.
To find out more and to book visit the Cruise & Maritime Voyages website.
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