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Mediterranean Wine Cruise

Touring & Tasting - Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Europe Wine Cruise, Santorini.

Touring and Tasting, The Premier Guide to Wine Country, invites you to join them July 16th to July 28th, 2013 on a 12-night luxury wine cruise experience aboard the Celebrity Equinox, including three days in Venice at the "Redentore Festival." As you sail the Westeran Mediterranean from Barcelona, experience the award-winning wines of Sonoma's Alexander Valley Vineyards.

Enjoy the rich amenities of the Celebrity Equinox plus, as a special guest of Touring and Tasting, you'll receive these exclusive wine experience inclusions:

  • Welcome aboard wine reception.
  • Two one-hour wine tasting seminars.
  • Four-course wine pairing luncheon.
  • Sommelier-guided tour of the magnificent glass wine tower.
  • Sabering at sea demonstration.
  • Champagne galley tour.

  • As a special bonus, our exclusive onboard tastings will feature the exquisite wines of Alexander Valley Vineyards. The winery owners will be onboard pouring their wines and sharing with you what it's like to be making some of the finest wines in all California.

    Starting price per person, double occupancy: $3,299.00

    Mediterranean Wine Cruise Itinerary and Map

    Mediterranean Wine Cruise, map.


    Date  Port/City  Arrive  Depart  RomeBarcelonaVeniceFlorence
    July 16, 2013  Barcelona, Spain   5:00pm 
    July 17, 2013 At Sea     
    July 18, 2013 Valletta, Malta 7:00am  4:00pm 
    July 19, 2013 At Sea    
    July 20, 2013 Venice, Italy 7:00am  
    July 21, 2013 Venice, Italy    
    July 22, 2013 Venice, Italy   1:00pm
    July 23, 2013 Kotor, Montenegro 10:00am  6:00pm 
    July 24, 2013 At Sea    
    July 25, 2013 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
    July 26, 2013 Florence, Italy 7:00am  7:00pm 
    July 27, 2013 Nice (Villefranche), France 7:00am 3:00pm
    July 28, 2013 Barcelona, Spain 6:00am    
    Experience award-winning wines.

    Featured aboard this cruise are the exquisite, award-winning wines of Alexander Valley Vineyards. Enjoy the unique opportunity to spend time with the owners and winemakers themselves!









    Alexander Valley Vineyards

    Alexander Valley Vineyards is a third generation family owned and operated winery located in the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, California. Focusing on the history of the valley the winery is located on the original homestead of Cyrus Alexander, namesake and founder of the valley. AVV makes over 15 different wines, but is known primarily for Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Chardonnay. Harry H Wetzel, IV, grandson of the founder of AVV, and assistant winemaker will be on the cruise pouring select wines for people to enjoy and will be available to answer any and all wine related questions.









    The Ship - Celebrity Equinox

    Celebrity Equinox

    Celebrity Equinox captures the very essence of premium cruising. Shimmering in sophistication from bow to stern, she'll exceed your expectations as soon as you step aboard. Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Relax in chic and spacious accommodations. Be surprised to feel grass beneath your feet at the Lawn Club as you sail out to sea. With every imaginable comfort, along with Celebrity's unrivaled guest services, you are bound for an unsurpassed experience no matter your destination.


    Murano Restaurant

    Murano restaurant.

    Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine and comfortable sophistication. Experience tableside lobster presentation, an expansive selection of artisanal cheeses from around the world, or the extensive American and French wine list. Charming and timeless, Murano transports you, through palate and décor, to a modern and sophisticated level of dining.

    Blu Restaurant

    Blu restaurant.

    As an AquaClass® guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant" causes you or your significant other to think you'll never see a steak or a rich dessert on the menu, that is definitely not the case. Tender steak is served with a flavorful truffle vinaigrette instead of a heavy béarnaise. Call it "clean cuisine."

    Tuscan Grille

    Tuscan Grille restaurant.

    An outgoing waitstaff ensures tableside service that's personal as well as professional. And the food? Take the traditional style and artisanal flair of Italy, add contemporary influences, and serve the cuisine in abundance. It's all part of the expansive character of Tuscan Grille.

    Café al Bacio & Gelateria

    Blu restaurant.

    Enjoy your espresso or tea as you watch the world go by. The warm atmosphere, comfortable furniture and the sweet scent of the Gelateria's freshly baked waffle cones create an instant emotional connection. Café al Bacio is a great place to relax, any time of day. There's always something to talk about at Café al Bacio.

    Qsine

    Qsine restaurant.

    Qsine® is a uniquely unordinary experience with elements of surprise and delight. The concept behind Qsine was to give you something you've never experienced before on land or sea. Leave any preconceived notions behind. Dig in and try new things. It's time your palate got a wakeup call.

    The Alcoves

    The Alcoves.

    A cool, cabana-style private retreat on The Lawn Club for two to four guests. By day, filtered sunlight and breathtaking ocean views. By night, ambient lighting for drama and star status. A la carte foods and beverages arrive in picnic baskets. Alcoves are even equipped with Wi-Fi. Rental fee applies.

    Enhanced AquaSpa®

    AquaSpa.

    Hot and cold, wet and dry, peace and tranquility can be enjoyed in any order you like to help restore your balance and serenity. Unique sensory experiences include an Infrared Sauna, Aromatic Steam Room, Cold Room, Sensory Showers, even a modern take on a traditional Hammam. New spa and salon services are also offered.

    Lawn Club Grill

    Lawn Club Grill.

    Fire up your culinary passion. The bright and modern Lawn Club Grill celebrates the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling. The highlight of dining at the Lawn Club Grill is the opportunity to serve as your party's "Grill Master," by being paired with a Celebrity chef to assist in preparing the menu for your table over custom-built, ventilated grills.

    The Art Studio

    The Art Studio.

    Get creative. The Art Studio, our new venue on The Lawn Club, is home to two Master Artists from The ArtCenter South Florida. They'll host interactive classes and hands-on demonstrations in jewelry making, beading, sketching, painting, even drink mixology, culinary lessons, taste tests and chef-prepared dinners.

    Michael's Club

    Michael's Club.

    This intimate atmosphere features inviting leather chairs, perfect for sharing conversation, listening to a live guitarist, or savoring one of up to 50 international craft beer selections including ales, lagers, lambics, ciders, wheat beers, seasonal and beer cocktails. They're a complement to an extensive collection of fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons.

    Cellar Masters

    Cellar Masters.

    Cellar Masters offers you the opportunity to try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world. Featured is a state-of-the-art wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. Sommeliers will guide you and offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection.

    Sky Observation Lounge

    Sky Observation Lounge.

    A quiet refuge by day for gazing over the sea with a cocktail at hand. At night, the space comes to life with live music and dancing. Special interactive theme parties include Live@Sky, with the music, songs and dances of the 40s era with a modern twist, and Motown with funky soul music of Motown.



    This cruise offers your choice of two staterooms.


    Concierge Class | AquaClass®


    Concierge Class Stateroom

    Concierge Class Stateroom

    Spacious accommodations complete with special privileges like:

  • Priority check-in.
  • Welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive artwork from the Art Center/South Florida artists.
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown).
  • Personalized concierge service.
  • Priority seating time preferences in the main dining room and specialty restaurants.
  • Upgraded room service menu.
  • Evening hors d'oeuvres.
  • Plush Frette® bathrobes.
  • Celebrity eXhale bedding featuring custom premiuum mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton.
  • Pillow menu to suit your sleeping preferences.
  • Veranda with lounge seating.

  • Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

    $3,299.00 per person, double occupancy + $112.65 taxes and fees


    AquaClass® Stateroom

    Aqua Class Stateroom

    The AquaClass® staterooms features all that the Concierge Class staterooms offer, plus other amenities and unlimited access to many of the AquaSpa® amenities:

  • Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa® treatments.
  • Daily delivery of bottled water and tea.
  • Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation room.
  • Aromatherapy diffusor.
  • On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga.
  • Exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary breakfast every day.

  • Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

    $3,599.00 per person, double occupancy + $112.65 taxes and fees




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