Thursday, April 16, 2009

Meadowood Resort, Cade and PlumpJack Wineries aboard Silversea Cruises

PlumpJack & CADE Wineries and Meadowood Resort of Napa, California have announced that John Conover, General Manager and Partner and Chef Vincent Nattress will be a guest experts onboard Silversea voyage v2922 from July 18 - 28, 2009. This 10 day journey on the Silver Wind travels to Monaco, Italy, and France. The 8 ports of call include Monte Carlo, Taormina, Palermo, Sorrento, Rome, Portofino, Toulon and Antibes.

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 PlumpJack, CADE Wineries and Meadowood Resort group start at $6,177 per person, a 40% saving. In addition to these never before seen prices, this culinary and wine package includes added priceless elements.

John Conover and Chef Nattress will be offering a number of private complimentary activities for his onboard guests, including food and wine pairings, cooking demonstrations, tastings, lectures and a winemaker dinner. They’ve selected Silversea not only because it is the exclusive cruise member of Relais & Chateaux, but also for the ambience created through these 6-star, ultra-luxe ships, all-suite and all-inclusive nature, intimate size, service ratio, and added amenities. This group is limited to just 35 lucky individuals.

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. The smaller ships are also able to visit remote ports that large ships must pass up.

"Our Culinary and Wine Series cruises are a great way for guests to broaden their understanding and appreciation for some of life's most cherished luxuries – fine wine and food," 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 restaurants, vineyards 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."

John Conover adds, “We are delighted to showcase our PlumpJack & CADE wines aboard Silversea. Their 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 paired with the Relais and Chateaux cooking of Chef Nattress while exploring exotic coasts and ports aboard the finest cruise line afloat.”

This particular wine 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 about this cruise please go to or contact Michael Mastrocola, or at (831) 659-0151.

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