Thursday, July 18, 2013

In Celebration of Wine

What could be more enjoyable than the wind blowing through your hair has you coast downhill on a bicycle through wine country? And what if the vineyards and wineries were along the Danube, Douro, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone, and Seine Rivers?

Wine cruises are quickly becoming a growing passion among the novice and sommeliers. Starting this November, AmaWaterways showcases acclaimed vineyards and wineries on their Wine Cruises. Hosts include:

Bob and Jodi Dickinson, Camillus House, Miami, FL
Michael and Stephanie Honig, Honig Vineyard and Winery, Rutherford, CA
Barry Wiss, Trichero Family Estates, St Helena, CA
Eric Glomski, Page Spring Cellars, Corneville, AZ
Sam Pillsubry, Pillsbury Wine Company, Cottonwood, AZ
Christopher Silva, St Francis Winery and Vineyards, Santa Rosa, CA
Holly Howell, Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, Corning, NY
Mark Johnson, Chateau Chantal Winery, Traverse City, MI
Carissa Chappellet, Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley, CA
Archie McLaren, Central Coast Wine Classic
Len and Marisa Crispino, Foreign Affairs Winery, Vineland Station, ON
Brian Heath, Grape Creek Vineyards, Frericksburg, TX
Jean Marc Epinasse, Domanie Rouge-Blueu, France
Lee Fuqua, Fuqua Winery, Dallas, TX

Hosts will present insightful wine-themed lectures. They may also cover other topics including the history of brewing beer, the uniqueness of Calvados, or the production of sparkling wine.

What else can you expect?
-Wine tasting
-Excursions to historic vineyards and cellars
-Learn about the regions' centuries-old wine traditions
-Sample award-winning vintages

What other features are included?
-Fine dining
-Guided tours
-Bicycles to ride in port
-Internet and Infotainment
-Wine, beer and soft drinks for lunch and dinner
-Wi-Fi and in-room Hollywood movies
Onboard entertainment
-Shore excursions with personal headsets

Wine cruises are in a class of their own and are an epicurean, unforgettable experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about wine from expert onboard hosts, visit historic vineyards and private wine cellars, meet local growers and savor some delicious regional vintages!

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Get in touch with me today so I can connect you with the best wine cruise of your life. Ask about the wine cruise specials for November 2013, including savings per stateroom, onboard credit and complimentary stateroom upgrade.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Carnival Sunshine and Liberty Coming to Port Canaveral

Look out Space Coast! More cruises are coming your way in 2014.

Carnival Sunshine, which recently completed a massive $155 million
transformation, will be repositioned from New Orleans to Port Canaveral beginning in April 2014. This move will allow Carnival to continue to offer attractive new options from Port Canaveral and marks the first time the line will have a ship in Central Florida featuring all of the fantastic Fun Ship 2.0 bar, dining and entertainment innovations.

Carnival will also increase capacity in Port Canaveral by 30 percent when Carnival Liberty launches year-round five- to eight-day Caribbean cruises in May 2014, adding a second Fun Ship 2.0-equipped vessel to the Space Coast. The ship’s many popular features include Guy’s Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network Star Guy Fieri, along with BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Rum Bar, EA Sports Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and the award-winning Alchemy Bar.

Guests will now have the widest variety of cruise vacations available from Port Canaveral including five cruise durations -- from three to eight days -- offering seven different itinerary options and the chance to visit 14 exciting destinations throughout The Bahamas and Caribbean. Carnival will be the only cruise line to offer three year-round ships from Port Canaveral, providing fun and memorable cruise vacations to over 600,000 guests annually.

“These deployment changes will enable us to offer our guests even more exciting Carnival cruise vacation choices from Central Florida and the Gulf region and significantly enhance our leadership positions in the Port Canaveral and New Orleans markets,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.

Contact me today to plan your next Caribbean cruise!

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