Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Staglin Family Vineyard and Chef Cindy Pawlcyn Aboard Silversea Cruise Line

Staglin Family Vineyard of Napa Valley, California has announced that Garen and Shari Staglin and guest Chef Cindy Pawlcyn (Founder of Mustard’s Grill, Go Fish and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen) will be onboard Silversea voyage v1912 from June 10 - 20, 2009. This 10-day journey on the Silver Cloud travels from London, England to Germany, Russia, Estonia, Sweden and Finland. The other ports of call include Rostock, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm.

The travel industry is hard hit with the current economic downturn, making it a buyer’s market and the perfect time to sample luxury at moderate pricing. Fares to be a part of the Staglin Family Vineyard and Chef Cindy Pawlcyn group start at $6,599, 40% off of regular fares, and includes a donation to IMHRO, The International Mental Health Research Organization. In addition to these never before seen prices, the Staglin package includes added priceless elements.

The Staglins and Chef Pawlcyn will be offering a number of private complimentary activities for their onboard guests, including food and wine pairings, cooking demonstrations, tastings, lectures, and a winemaker dinner. They have selected Silversea not only because it is the exclusive cruise member of Relais & Chateaux, but also for the ambience created through their 6-star, ultra-luxe ships, all-suite and all-inclusive nature, intimate size, service ratio, and added amenities. The Staglin Family Vineyard and Cindy Pawlcyn group is limited to just 30 fortunate individuals.

Silversea will be donating a portion of each guest’s cruise fare to IMHRO.. This not for profit group is dedicated to bringing the public and scientists together to find ways to ease the suffering of people with mental illness, and ultimately to find cures for schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.

Silversea has been ranked the “Best Small Ship Cruise Line in the World” by readers of Condè Nast for nine years. Guests will have all the privacy they desire in their ocean-view suites (80% of which have private balconies) and all the entertainment of a large ship without the size and hordes of people. These smaller ships are also able to visit remote ports that large ships must forgo.

"Our Wine & Culinary Series cruises are a great way for guests to broaden their understanding and appreciation for one of life's most cherished luxuries – gourmet dining and fine wines," said David Morris, Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "We've invited top experts from some of the world's most acclaimed vineyards, restaurants and wineries to visit and interact with our guests, guiding them through entertaining tastings and lectures that add a unique and enriching dimension to their cruise experience."

Garen and Shari Staglin add, “We are delighted to showcase our Staglin Family Vineyard wines aboard Silversea and are thrilled to be able to pair them with Chef Pawlcyn’s cooking. Silversea’s affluent international clientele are the perfect compliment to our existing market. Our guests will enjoy the unique opportunity and benefit of sampling our favorite wines while exploring exotic coasts and ports aboard the finest cruise line afloat.”

This particular wine and culinary cruise pairing was arranged by Michael Mastrocola of Millennium Travel, a 30 year travel veteran. Wine and Culinary extensions can be arranged by request. For more information and to be included in all exclusive wine and culinary events with added amenities at the lowest prices it is essential to contact Michael Mastrocola, www.mmtravel.net, msmastrocola@sbcglobal.net or at (831) 659-0151.

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