Cruise created for craft beer lovers

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Crystal Cruises/Handout

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A new luxury cruise package has been created for lovers of craft beer and microbreweries that will set sail with bacon-flavored beer, cooking classes and beer experts along the US East Coast.

As an extension of its wine and food-themed itineraries, Crystal Cruises has announced plans to launch a beer-focused cruise in November that will set sail from New York to Miami via the East Coast and the Caribbean.

The new package rides on the waves of the cult-like passion that artisanal craft beer has been inspiring among its fans over the past few years.

The program will include shore-side excursions to micro and 'nano-breweries' -- ultra-local beer craftsmanship -- in the New York and Charleston area, and special onboard beer expert guests.

All-inclusive fares for the 14-day voyage start at $4,710 a person.

It's not the first beer-themed vacation package to sail the high seas. Last year, Celebrity Cruises took beer lovers on a cruise along the Pacific Coast.

And Avalon Waterways has created suds-based river cruises for Bavarian itineraries that travel from Vienna to Munich.

Prefer cocktails over beer? Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have turned their ships into floating bars this year to host 5,500 of the best mixologists in the world for Diageo's annual best bartender competition.


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