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Crocker & Starr in Alaska, July 2018


Pam Starr and Norm Larsen of Crocker & Starr have selected this Alaskan cruise for it’s prismatic beauty and pioneering history. The rugged personality of the region is reflected in the distinctive towns of Ketchikan and Sitka, yet the biggest state in the U.S. is defined by its vast, unfettered wilderness. From the Inside Passage to British Columbia, immerse yourself in the ultimate Alaskan experience. Between daytime adventures and luxurious evenings aboard you will enjoy Crocker & Starr private receptions, wine paired dinners and events featuring vintages hand selected by Pam Starr and Norm Larsen. Guests wishing to participate in all Crocker & Starr events must book through MmMmTravel.

Exclusive Offers:

  • Early Booking Bonus: Guests that book and pay in full by February 28, 2018 save 10% as reflected in the below fares!
  • Reduced Single Supplements: Solo traveler fares from only 25% in select suites!


To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 or Cruises@MmMmTravel.com with names & preferred suite category.

Highlights

SS7290.tifGuests of MmMmTravel will:  

  • Enjoy Crocker & Starr receptions, wine tastings and discussions hosted by Pam Starr & Norm Larsen. 
  • Participate in multiple Crocker & Starr wine dinners led by Pam Starr & Norm Larsen.
  • Savor an included 6-course Crocker & Starr wine paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Châteaux sponsored by MmMmTravel.
  • Receive added shipboard credit for guests paying in full with unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion cards.

 

All-suite, All-inclusive 7-day Silversea Silver Shadow Cruise Includes:

  • Exclusive Culinary and Wine activities hosted by Pam Starr and Norm Larsen of Crocker & Starr (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
  • All meals and a 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
July 5, Th VANCOUVER, CANADA Embark 4PM
Crocker & Starr Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner*
July 6, F CRUISE INSIDE PASSAGE
Casual Crocker & Starr group lunch*
July 7, Sa KETCHIKAN, ALASKA 7AM 2PM
Crocker & Starr Wine Tasting*
July 8, Su JUNEAU, ALASKA 9AM 5:30PM
July 9, M SITKA, ALASKA 8AM 1PM
Champagne Reception, followed by a 6-course wine paired Crocker & Starr dinner
in  La Dame by  Relais & Chateaux sponsored by MmMmTravel*
July 10, Tu DAY AT SEA
July 11, W VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA 1PM 8PM
Crocker & Starr Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner*
July 12, Th VANCOUVER, CANADA Disembark AM

 

*Events, times, locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship.  All Crocker & Starr onboard wine events are included for you as a guest of Crocker & Starr and MmMmTravel.  Finalized Guest Itinerary will be mailed with cruise documents. As a reminder, only guests booked through MmMmTravel may participate in all Crocker & Starr events.

 

Pricing

Exclusive Offers:

  • Early Booking Bonus: Guests that book and pay in full by February 28, 2018 save 10% as reflected in the below fares!
  • Reduced Single Supplements: Solo traveler fares from only 25% in select suites!

    Fares below are per person based on double occupancy. Solo traveler fares and triple rates available upon request.

 

Suite Dimensions MmMmTravel Fares with 10% Savings if Paid in Full by Feb 28*
OWNERS SUITE 2bdrm: 1,264 ft² Midship, including veranda. Bdrm 2 has picture window $14,510
OWNERS SUITE 1bdrm: 919 ft² Midship, including veranda $13,070
GRAND SUITE 2bdrm: 1,286 FWD, including veranda $14,150
GRAND SUITE 1bdrm: 941 ft² FWD, including veranda $11,360
ROYAL SUITE 2bdrm: 1,312 ft² FWD, including veranda $13,610
ROYAL SUITE 1bdrm: 967  ft² FWD, including veranda $10,820
SILVER SUITE 1bdrm: 653 ft² including veranda $9,200
MEDALLION SUITE: 521 ft² including veranda $8,480
V4: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda $4,970
V3: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda $4,880
V2: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda $4,340
V1: VERANDA SUITE: 345 ft² including veranda $4,250
TERRACE SUITE: 287 ft² shared terrace (no seating) Waitlist
VISTA SUITE: 287 ft² ocean-view windows Waitlist

 

*Fares above include a $200 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.  A reservation through MmMmTravel ensures invitations to private Crocker & Starr receptions and dinners, including 6-course wine-paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux. Fares are expected to increase after February 28, 2018.  Guest reservations made elsewhere, including directly with Silversea will not be included in all Crocker & Starr events. Crocker & Starr are not agents for Silversea and do not make reservations directly or indirectly through MillenniuM. Fares shown does not guarantee availability.  Minimum number of guests required for Crocker & Starr to host. Other conditions may apply, see Silversea’s Terms & Conditions for more details. CST# 1005871-40. Silversea ship’s registry: Bahamas

 

Ports

ss7129.tifVancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver’s ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities, and it’s easy for visitors to see why. It’s beautiful, it’s outdoorsy, and there’s a laidback West Coast vibe.

Ketchikan is famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home. This enchanting city is ruly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world—Ketchikan is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture.

Juneau, Alaska’s capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can’t be reached by road. Juneau is many things: a mountain town, a coastal community and the most scenic capital city in the U.S. A natural wonder, wildlife hotspot and cultural jewel, Juneau is rich in history, art, music and Native heritage. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, a shopper’s trove and a food lover’s dream.

It’s hard not to like Sitka, with its eclectic blend of Alaska Native, Russian, and American history and its dramatic and beautiful open-ocean setting. This is one of the best Inside Passage towns to explore on foot, with such sights as St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Castle Hill, Sitka National Historical Park, and the Alaska Raptor Center topping the town’s must-see list. On the water, experience one of the world’s most incredible assemblies of marine wildlife: humpback whales, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and busy seabird rookeries.  Fish for world-class halibut, lingcod and king salmon. Share the trail with abundant wildlife year round, including coastal brown bears and bald eagles.

Victoria, the capital of a province whose license plates brazenly label it “The Best Place on Earth,” is a walkable, livable seaside city of fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, and beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. In summer, the Inner Harbour—Victoria’s social and cultural center—buzzes with visiting yachts, horse-and-carriage rides, street entertainers, and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales.

 

Your Host: Pam Starr

Pam Starr, Winemaker & Owner

Pam Starr has been the co-owner, manager and winemaker of Crocker & Starr since its inception in 1997 when she helped resurrect the vineyards on the Crocker Estate in St. Helena and established a winery to create world-class wines. After toiling as a winery employee for 18 years, Pam’s transformation at a relatively young age into owner, manager, and winemaker was both rare and remarkable. It required a special mix of skill, passion, and dedication. All of which describe Pam Starr.

Initially headed down a different path, Pam, the daughter of an orthopedic surgeon, was planning to go to dental school, but quickly switched gears while in college at the University of California at Davis. While in school, she worked part time as a flavor technician for a mom & pop spice company in Sacramento, where she honed and perfected her innate proclivity for sensory nuance. She graduated from Davis in 1984 with a degree in Fermentation Science. Pam’s love affair with winemaking began as a post-grad harvest intern for Sonoma Cutrer in Sonoma. Attracted by the fast pace, the pleasures of working the land and the wine itself, Pam knew she’d found her calling. “I was simply smitten – the way one is when falling madly in love. Winemaking is mysterious, it’s sexy, and it’s magical.” And it’s been her life since.

After the internship, Pam worked for Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo stacking barrels for a season. Her dream of becoming a winemaker began to take shape. For the next six years she was an enologist and assistant winemaker for Carmenet Winery in Sonoma, a job that taught her how to run a winery from cellar to bottle. In 1991, she became the winemaker for Spottswoode Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley where she worked until 1997, when she left to build the foundation of Crocker & Starr. At the same time Crocker & Starr opened its doors, Pam began consulting for Adastra Vineyard in the Carneros, Gemstone Vineyard in Yountville, and Garric Cellars of Calistoga, among others.

Known for her ability to translate terroir into wine, Pam ardently believes that great wine must taste of the sun, of the earth it comes from and of the place it grows. Pam is a member of the Napa Valley Vintners, Appellation St. Helena, Concierge Alliance Napa Valley and Wine Entre Femme, an international consortium of women winemakers. She lives in Napa with her husband Norm, and together they embrace mountain biking, scuba diving, water skiing, sailing, gardening and motorcycling wine roads. It comes as no surprise that Pam loves to work with her hands: you can almost always find her dreaming up new projects and either blending them or building them. She is currently fulfilling a life aspiration to design and build her own home, and is living on her ideal property in an Airstream while she and Norm build their dream house. Pam’s dog Griffin, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, is her loyal vineyard companion.

 

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.