Cruise Specialists Invites Craft Beer Fans to Sail up the Pacific Coast for first California Beer Festival at Sea

By Cruise Specialists

For the first time, beer aficionados can taste the best craft beer served up at the legendary California Beer Festivals on a special theme cruise sailing up the Pacific Coast.  The inaugural 9-night “California Beer Festival at Sea” will take place on the Celebrity Solstice departing Ensenada, Mexico, on May 6, 2013, and will visit San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Astoria, Vancouver, and Seattle.

Hosted by a skilled California Brew Master, the Beer Festival at Sea will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy great craft beer, mouth-watering food, live music, special tours and tasting events.  Highlights include a home brewing lesson, craft beer heaven tasting parties, a four-course craft beer pairing luncheon, behind-the-scenes tours on the Celebrity Solstice, and optional brewery tours in port.

“We are excited to partner with Celebrity Cruises and the California Beer Festival to offer the first California Beer Festival at Sea,” noted Greg Nacco, vice president of Cruise Specialists.  “Celebrity Cruises is a leader in the art of culinary experiences at sea, and in fact, this Beer Festival at Sea also features an onboard ‘wine’ theme as well.  It was a natural choice to hold a beer festival on one of their newest ships featuring 10 impressive gourmet restaurants.  Beer may be the new wine in terms of methodology in brewing and diversity of flavors.  If you consider all the different styles of beer in the world and how they are made, it is going to be a fabulously fun time aboard the Solstice spending time with true Craft Beer brewers.”

Cruise Specialists offers a number of distinct luxury theme cruises throughout the year featuring culinary and wine, dance, bridge, fitness, golf, art appreciation and more.  For more information on the 2013 California Beer Festival at Sea, visit or call 800-544-2469.  

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