Monday, April 22, 2013

Silversea Offers Cruises For Wine Enthusiasts

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is rolling out a new Wine Series collection of 11 voyages this year designed for wine enthusiasts. On each wine cruise, travelers 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's luxurious cruise ships, guests also enjoy an extensive complimentary selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner.

"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 Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas. "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
Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker
--Voyage 7309, Silver Explorer, April 29-May 13, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker
--Voyage 1329, Silver Cloud, Oct 16-25, Nice to Barcelona
--Voyage 2336, Silver Wind, Dec 3-21, Las Palmas to Cape Town

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

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

Lyn Farmer, wine expert and senior editor of The Wine News magazine
--Voyage 3328, Silver Shadow, Sept 12-29, Vancouver to Tokyo
--Voyage 3329, Silver Shadow, Sept 29-Oct 9, Tokyo to Shanghai
--Voyage 1334, Silver Cloud, Dec 20-Jan 5, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso

Tor Kenward, founder of Tor Kenward Family Wines
--Voyage 5312, Silver Spirit, May 10-18, Venice to Istanbul

Florencia Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards
--Voyage 1333, Silver Cloud, Dec 11-20, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Pam Starr, co-owner and manager, Crocker & Starr Winery
--Voyage 1314, Silver Cloud, May 9-16, Barcelona to Monte Carlo
For more information on Silversea Cruises, visit

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