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Alpha Omega & Tolosa in the Med, Oct 2018


Join vintners Robin & Michelle Baggett of Alpha Omega and Tolosa wineries and Brand Ambassador Joe Borelli of Alpha Omega on a delightful 9 night itinerary visiting some of the most beautiful places along the Mediterranean coastline. You’ll begin in the tiny country of Monaco before sailing west towards Cannes in Southern France and onward to Spain and Portugal. The overnight in Barcelona is especially sweet, as you’ll be invited to join Robin and Michelle Baggett at their winery, “Perinet” in nearby Priorat. However you choose to fill your day understated luxury awaits on Silversea’s 382 guest Silver Whisper where you’ll enjoy multiple restaurants, large suites, and divine exclusive Alpha Omega and Tolosa activities paired to fine Alpha Omega and Tolosa vintages.  
To make a reservation please contact MmMmTravel directly at 831.659.0151 or email us at Cruises@MmMmTravel.com.

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Round-trip Air to the Mediterranean: Book by May 31, 2018 and enjoy Free Round-trip Economy Air or Business Class Air Upgrade from just $599 each way from select US airports*!
  • Venetian Society Savings: Past Silversea guests receive an additional 5% Venetian Society Savings. Plus up to 4 of your friends who set sail with you that are ‘new to Silversea’ will enjoy the same 5% savings.

Highlights

Guests of MmMmTravel will:  

  • Enjoy receptions featuring Alpha Omega and Tolosa wines hosted by Robin & Michelle Baggett and Joe Borelli.
  • Participate in multiple Alpha Omega and Tolosa wine dinners lead by Robin & Michelle Baggett and Joe Borelli.
  • Savor an included 6-course Alpha Omega and Tolosa wine paired dinner in Le Champagne by Relais & Châteaux sponsored by MmMmTravel.
  • Receive added shipboard credit for guests paying with unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion cards.

 

All-suite, All-inclusive 9-day Silversea Silver Whisper cruise Includes:

  • Exclusive Wine activities hosted by vintners Robin & Michelle Baggett of Alpha Omega and Tolosa wineries and Brand Ambassador Joe Borelli (MmMmTravel guest Exclusive!)
  • Spacious suites – most with private verandas aboard an intimate vessel with only 382 guests
  • Personalized service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturers, acclaimed chefs and destination consultants
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship (daily limit applies)

 

 

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVE / DEPART
Tu Oct 09 MONTE CARLO, MONACO
Alpha Omega and Tolosa Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner, poolside under the stars*
Embark / Overnight
Depart at 
6:30 AM Oct 10
W Oct 10 CANNES, FRANCE 12:00 N / 11:00 PM
Th Oct 11 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Alpha Omega and Tolosa Wine Tasting open to all guests aboard*
5:00 PM / Overnight
F Oct 12 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Optional Excursion to Robin & Michelle’s Perinet Winery in Priorat, Spain*
10:00 PM 
Sa Oct 13 PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN
Alpha Omega and Tolosa Gala 6-course Wine-paired Dinner in Le Champagne by Relais & Chateaux*
9:00 AM / 5:00 PM
Su Oct 14 CARTAGENA, SPAIN 8:00 AM / 5:00 PM
M Oct 15 MALAGA, SPAIN 8:00 AM / 7:00 PM
Tu Oct 16 CÁDIZ, SPAIN 8:00 AM / 11:00 PM
W Oct 17 PORTIMÃO, PORTUGAL
Alpha Omega and Tolosa Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner*
8:00 AM / 6:00 PM
Th Oct 18 LISBON, PORTUGAL
Optional Extend and Explore Lisbon
Disembark AM

*Events, times, locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship.  All Alpha Omega and Tolosa onboard wine events are included for you as a guest of Alpha Omega, Tolosa and MmMmTravel.  Finalized Guest Itinerary will be mailed with cruise documents. As a reminder, only guests booked through MmMmTravel may participate in all Alpha Omega and Tolosa events. Shore excursions are optional and are offered at an additional fee.

 

Pricing

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Round-trip Air to the Mediterranean: Book by May 31, 2018 and enjoy Free Round-trip Economy Air or Business Class Air Upgrade from just $599 each way from select US airports*!
  • Venetian Society Savings: Past Silversea guests receive an additional 5% Venetian Society Savings. Plus up to 4 of your friends who set sail with you that are ‘new to Silversea’ will enjoy the same 5% savings.


Please Note: This voyage is sold out and is accepting Waitlist Reservations. Contact MmMmTravel at (831) 659-0151 or Cruises@MmMmTravel.com
for today’s most up to date availability or to make a Waitlist Reservation.

Suite Dimensions MmMmTravel Fares 
OWNERS SUITE 1bdrm: 919 ft² Midship, including veranda Waitlist
GRAND SUITE 1bdrm: 941 ft² FWD, including veranda Waitlist
ROYAL SUITE 1bdrm: 967  ft² FWD, including veranda Waitlist
SILVER SUITE: 653 ft² including veranda Waitlist
MEDALLION SUITE: 521 ft² including veranda Waitlist
V4: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda Waitlist
V3: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda Waitlist
V2: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda Waitlist
V1: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda Waitlist
TERRACE SUITE: 287 ft² shared terrace (no seating) Waitlist
VISTA SUITE: 287 ft² ocean-view windows Waitlist

*Fares above include a $300 per person add-collect over Silversea’s promotional cruise fares to help offset shipping and other expenses associated with getting the wines to the ship for our private events. Fares are per person based on double occupancy in US dollars.  Solo traveler fares and triple rates available upon request. Fares will increase as ship fills.  A 25% deposit secures you the best available pricing and suite locations. Deposit is fully refundable, minus a $200 per suite administrative fee, if cancelled more than 121 days prior to sailing. Fares shown does not guarantee availability.  Promotional Economy Class Air and Business Class Air rate are offered from select U.S. and Canadian gateways and are valid through May 31, 2018. To receive American Express Amenities, guests must use an unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion card for final payment. Other conditions may apply, see Silversea’s Terms & Conditions for more details. CST# 1005871-40

 

Ports

4827 - Monte Carlo to LisbonMonte Carlo, on one of the best stretches of the Mediterranean, is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. Discover its Belle Époque by heading to the town’s great 1864 landmark Hôtel de Paris—still a veritable crossroads of the buffed and befurred Euro-gentry— enjoy a grand bouffe at its famous Louis XV restaurant,  attend the opera, visit the ballrooms of the casino to conjure up Monaco’s elegant past.

With a history of almost 1,000 years Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. It’s also home to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a modern building complete with red carpet and Allée des Étoiles – Cannes’ walk of fame. Pampered with an appealing year-round climate it is  one of the original and most popular resorts in Europe.

The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia and the gateway to the Priorat Wine region is a banquet for the senses with a beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting enotecas, shops, markets & sun-drenched beaches.

If you look north of the cathedral (La Seu, or the seat of the bishopric, to Mallorcans) on a map of the city of Palma, you can see around the Plaça Santa Eulàlia a jumble of tiny streets that made up the earliest settlement. Farther out, a ring of wide boulevards traces the fortifications built by the Moors to defend the larger city that emerged by the 12th century. The zigzags mark the bastions that jutted out at regular intervals.

Cartagena’s Old Town is steeped in history and bustling with life. The Roman ruins here are among some of the best in the country and Cartagena’s tapas are justly famed. Holy Week processions are as moving as those in Seville and Málaga.

Malaga has rapidly emerged as the province’s city of culture with its so-called ‘mile of art’ being compared to Madrid, and its dynamism and fine dining to Barcelona. In its center and eastern suburbs, this city of about 550,000 people is a pleasant port, with ancient streets and lovely villas amid exotic foliage.

With the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, Cádiz is a bustling town that’s been shaped by a variety of cultures, and has the varied architecture to prove it. Founded as Gadir by Phoenician traders in 1100 BC, Cádiz claims to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western world. Hannibal lived in Cádiz for a time, Julius Caesar first held public office here, and Columbus set out from here on his second voyage, after which the city became the home base of the Spanish fleet.

Portimão is a major fishing port, and significant investment has been poured into transforming it into an attractive cruise port as well. The city itself is spacious and has several good shopping streets—though sadly many of the more traditional retailers have closed in the wake of the global economic crisis. There is also a lovely riverside area that just begs to be strolled (lots of the coastal cruises depart from here). Don’t leave without stopping for an alfresco lunch at the Doca da Sardinha (“sardine dock”) between the old bridge and the railway bridge.

Spread over a string of seven hills north of the Rio Tejo (Tagus River) estuary, Lisbon presents an intriguing variety of faces to those who negotiate its switchback streets. In the oldest neighborhoods, stepped alleys whose street pattern dates back to Moorish times are lined with pastel-color houses decked with laundry; here and there, miradouros (vantage points) afford spectacular river or city views. In the grand 18th-century center, calçada à portuguesa (black-and-white mosaic cobblestone) sidewalks border wide boulevards.

 

Pre & Post Cruise

MmMmTravel can help you with more than just your cruise. We are here to assist you with all of your vacation plans including pre & post cruise hotels, transfers, tours and more to ensure you truly experience a “Taste of Life”.  You can search through our luxury partnered hotels, transfer and touring options using the tool below, and by visiting our Pre & Post Cruise Planning Tool. If you need any assistance or have any questions regarding your pre and post cruise travel plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (831) 659-0151 or Cruises@MmMmTravel.com. 

Silversea Pre & Post Cruise Hotel Options

Silversea is offering the below hotel options for guests that wish to extend their time in Monte Carlo & Lisbon. If you wish to add one of the below hotels to your booking please call 831.659.0151 or email Cruises@MmMmTravel.com. Pricing below is based on double occupancy, in USD. Please note that pricing is subject to change and rooms are subject to availability. Single supplement pricing available upon request. For guests that have purchased Silversea’s airfare, Silversea will waive the $150 pp air deviation fee for you to extend your time if you book a Silversea pre or post hotel. Please call for more information. 

Silversea’s Pre Cruise Hotels in Monte Carlo:

Grande Hotel: Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo 5-star

  • 1 night: $519 per person
  • 2 nights: $809 per person
  • 3 nights: $1,109 per person
  • As part of the Grande Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes:  Accommodation in a Standard room, Breakfast daily, Private transfer between airport and hotel, a small group transfer between hotel and pier, and all taxes.
Charm and refined elegance characterise this Belle Epoque historic monument. The Hotel Hermitage is only steps from the Casino de Monte-Carlo and directly connected to the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo. Most of the rooms at this finest palace benefits from a breathtaking view on the Monaco’s harbor and the Prince’s Palace. Acclaimed chef Joël Garault invites guests to experience true Mediterranean flavour at his restaurant, Le Vistamar, with its spectacular view.

 

Fairmont Monte CarloSimply Hotel: Fairmont 4-star

  • 1 night: $279 per person
  • 2 nights: $539 per person
  • 3 nights: $809 per person
  • As part of the Simply Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes:  Accommodation in a Standard room, Breakfast daily, and all taxes (transfers not included).
  • Airport to Hotel Transfer: $139 per person
  • Hotel to Pier Transfer: $79 per person

The Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel is a unique four-star luxury convention resort located in the heart of the Principality of Monaco in between the Mediterranean Sea and the legendary Monte-Carlo Casino. In addition to being one of the most prestigious Monte Carlo resorts, the Fairmont Monte Carlo, entirely equipped of WIFI access, is also one of the largest in Europe, boasting 602 guest rooms, residences and suites, three restaurants, a bar, 18 meeting rooms, shopping arcade, in-house casino, and unique wellness facilities: a stunning Fairmont Spa, that lets you rediscover all your energy and its fitness centre & rooftop pool, which offer all guests the opportunity to enjoy a world-class workout while enjoying views of the Riviera. Fairmont Monte Carlo, an island unto itself situated in the most exclusive part of the world. A lavish retreat that puts the entire destination at your doorstep and allows you to immerse yourself in the region’s joie de vivre.

Silversea’s Post Cruise Hotels in Lisbon:

Grande Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Ritz 5-star

  • 1 night: $489 per person
  • 2 nights: $849 per person
  • 3 nights: $1,199 per person
  • As part of the Grande Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes:  Accommodation in a Standard room, Breakfast daily, small group transfer between pier and hotel, private transfer between hotel and airport, and all taxes.

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon rises from one of Lisbon’s seven hills and is one of the most prominent modern landmarks of the city. It is located in the heart of the city within walking distance from the historic “old town”. With its 18th century replica furnishings and museum calibre collection of contemporary Portuguese art, the Hotel reflects historic Portugal’s nobility and charm. The Ritz Spa is located on the garden level of the Hotel and offers relaxing views over the garden and the Eduardo VII Park. It features an indoor lap pool and a pool lounge area; multi-functional treatment rooms with private showers; a relaxation room, with reading light and personal music system; and changing areas, that include Sauna, Steam as well as a refreshing crushed ice fountain. With a unique setting on the rooftop of the Hotel and offering breathtaking views over the city and the Tagus River the Fitness Centre provides its guests with 700m2 of exclusive facilities – including a full Pilates Studio, one to one training studios and a 400 meter outside running track – and state of the art equipment in the exercise room.

 

Simply Hotel: Sofitel 5-star

  • 1 night: $179 per person
  • 2 nights: $349 per person
  • 3 nights: $519 per person
  • As part of the Simply Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes:  Accommodation in a Standard room, Breakfast daily, and all taxes (transfers not included).
  • Pier to Hotel Transfer: $49 per person
  • Hotel to Airport Transfer: $89 per person

Sofitel hotels offer a unique blend of French art de vivre and local refinement. At the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, modern chic meets the exoticism of adventure and splendor of the golden age of the discoveries, on one of Lisbon’s most prestigious avenues. Imagine yourself to sailing down the River Tagus, breathing the fresh air of freedom and arriving at Avenida da Liberdade, overflowing with French glamour. The hotel celebrates this nation of seafarers with epic tales and nods to the spice trade. The hotel’s interior also pays homage to Renaissance style. The country’s traditions and history are reflected in the rich selection of colors: the deep red of Port wine, the bright gold of the treasures won and the warm, dark wood of the Caravels. Always attentive and smart, our staff create a welcoming atmosphere by perfectly combining French refinement and Portuguese hospitality. The AdLib restaurant offers a unique blend of Portuguese and French cuisine.

 

Robin & Michelle Baggett

Robin & Michelle Baggett, Alpha Omega & Tolosa Vintners
Robin and Michelle Baggett moved to Napa Valley in 2006 to found Alpha Omega winery. Robin began his wine career in 1988 as a grape grower, planting more than 750 acres of grapes and in 1998 establishing Tolosa winery in San Luis Obispo. In the late 80s, Michelle began her multifaceted career in the development of hospitality brands before she created the name, brand and vision of their new venture together, Alpha Omega. They also are vintners of Perinet winery in Spain’s Priorat region.

Born and raised in Salinas, California, Robin attended Cal Poly on a baseball scholarship.  His 40-year career as an attorney includes an eight-year stint as General Counsel to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. A Georgia native, Michelle’s career designing five-star hotels landed her in Beverly Hills and then Honolulu as a Senior Designer for two of the world’s leading international hotel architectural firms.

Robin is the sole managing partner of Alpha Omega and Tolosa; Michelle serves as the Executive Director of the Alpha Omega Foundation. Robin sits on the boards of Napa Valley Vintners, Wine Institute, Festival Napa Valley, Future Citizens Foundation of Monterey County and Cal Poly’s Athletic Director’s Council. Michelle is a board member of the Rutherford Dust Society and the St. Helena Hospital Foundation, a Founding Board Member of the Napa Valley Film Festival and Live Auction Lot Chair for Festival Napa Valley 2018. Together, they are active supporters of the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

 

Joe Borelli

Joe Borelli, Alpha Omega Brand Ambassador

Joe Borelli is a Brand Ambassador for Alpha Omega, a boutique winery in the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley. In 2018, he celebrates his sixth anniversary at the winery where he began as a Wine Club member. A love for fine wine lured Joe and Jill, his wife of 39 years, from Burlingame, Calif., to Napa Valley fulltime following his 30-year career as a teamster.

Hired personally by vintner Robin Baggett, who sensed potential in the former truck driver, Joe has exceeded all expectations. Über-popular with guests and often requested by regulars, Joe has made quite a name for himself in the tasting room at the 11-year-old winery because of his honesty and candor. He’s a natural with people, and it didn’t take long for this California native to turn his wine passion into a second profession. Joe and Jill enjoy traveling as much as they do sipping wine, and they try to do both as frequently as possible.

 

About Silversea

About Silversea Cruises

Headquartered in Monte Carlo,  Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites and most  include butler service and private verandas. Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore.   Enjoy the convenience, ease and comfort of an  all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses.

shipIntimate Boutique Ships: Our 9 small luxury ships can show you the world in a far more personal, meaningful way. They can glide into small, secluded harbors or transport you on an expedition to some of the most remote regions of the globe.  In the evening. return to gracious hospitality reflecting our Italian heritage and cherish the relaxed, friendly camaraderie  among guests in the lounges and open bars where faces quickly become familiar and conversation strikes a common chord.

 

polishedPolished to Perfection: Silversea is passionate about service and profoundly committed to maintaining the highest standards. Service is richly personalized, genuine and caring, every wish, every need is discretely anticipated. With the experienced, highly trained personnel of a top luxury cruise line and a staff to guest ratio of nearly one to one, service excellence is guaranteed aboard Silversea ships.

 

flavorGlobal Flavors for Worldly Travelers: Renowned for culinary excellence Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.   Silver Spirit has six restaurants to choose from; rather remarkable for a ship hosting only 540 guests.  Changing daily menus present a wide range of offerings including Continental, vegetarian and healthy selections, as well as regional specialties unique to the destination.

 

sanctuaryYour Suite is Your Sanctuary: Silversea offers one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of our suites feature ocean views, and many, a private teak veranda. That’s why every Silversea suite is indulgently spacious, and beautifully furnished. Freshen up in your Italian marble bathroom with a choice of luxury amenities to suit your personal taste.

 

 
 

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 or email us at Cruises@MmMmTravel.com. For additional information about this enchanting voyage, please fill out the form below and we will respond to your request within 1 business day via email. Please remember that our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder.