Monday, 22 April 2013

Calling All Wine Lovers: Silversea Offers 11 Unique Voyages Perfectly Paired To Your Interests

On each wine cruise, discerning travellers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling great vintages and learning about the tradition and art of winemaking in special tastings and lectures conducted by wine professionals, vineyard owners, and winemakers.
Depending on the itinerary, guests may also have the chance to explore some of the world's most celebrated wine regions on optional guided shore excursions. On board each of Silversea'sluxurious cruise ships, guests also enjoy an extensive complimentary selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner. 

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"Our wine-themed voyages offer guests the chance to broaden their understanding and appreciation of one of life's most cherished luxuries -- fine wine," said Karen Christensen, General Manager and Director Sales and Marketing Australasia for Silversea. "We've invited top experts from some of the world's most acclaimed vineyards and wineries to mingle and interact with our guests, guiding them through entertaining tastings and lectures that add a unique and enriching dimension to their travel experience."

Following is a list of the Wine Series experts and the voyages in 2013 on which they will be hosting an enrichment program devoted to wine appreciation:

Eileen Crane, founding winemaker and president of Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley, California and Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker
--Voyage 7309, Silver Explorer, 29 April–13 May, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker
--Voyage 1329Silver Cloud16–25 October, Nice to Barcelona
--Voyage 2336, Silver Wind, 3-21 December, Las Palmas to Cape Town

Brian Davis, wine connoisseur and holder of Wine & Spirit Education Trust diploma 
--Voyage 4308, Silver Whisper, 1-16 May, Fort Lauderdale to Southampton 

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Ken & Grace Evenstad, founders, Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, Dundee Hills, Oregon
--Voyage 2316, Silver Wind, 30 May-8 June, Rome to Venice

Lyn Farmer, wine expert and senior editor of The Wine News magazine
--Voyage 3328, Silver Shadow12-29 September, Vancouver to Tokyo
--Voyage 3329, Silver Shadow, 29 September-9 October, Tokyo to Shanghai
--Voyage 1334Silver Cloud, 20 December-5 January, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso

Tor Kenward, founder of Tor Kenward Family Wines, Napa Valley, California
--Voyage 5312, Silver Spirit10-18 May, Venice to Istanbul

Florencia Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
--Voyage 1333Silver Cloud11-20 December, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Pam Starr, co-owner and manager, Crocker & Starr Winery, Napa Valley, California--Voyage 1314Silver Cloud, 9-16 May, Barcelona to Monte Carlo

For more information and a brochure contact your preferred Travel Professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 (Australia) or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand) or visit www.silversea.com