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Domaine Carneros Coastal California, January 2019

Embark on a coastal California journey with Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker & CEO of Domaine Carneros, to celebrate the New Year with lots of fun in the sun paired to delicious Domaine Carneros bubbly. Explore San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge for a visit to your favorite wine estate in Napa Valley, Santa Barbara’s renowned wineries, San Diego’s Old Town, Ensenada’s culture, the beauty of Catalina Island, and the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles aboard Crystal’s newly renovated 980 guest Crystal Serenity. Between daytime adventures & luxurious evenings relaxing aboard you will participate in private receptions, wine-paired dinners and events hosted by Eileen Crane of Domaine Carneros. Eileen is bringing some of her favorite wines aboard, to share exclusively with you, an MmMmTravel guest. Guests wishing to participate in all Domaine Carneros events must book through MmMmTravel, reservations elsewhere (including directly with Crystal) will be excluded from winery events.

Cruise Highlights

Why Crystal Cruises by MmMmTravel?

Exclusive events hosted onboard by Eileen Crane of Domaine Carneros include private receptions, food & wine pairings, dinners & more.

Crystal Cruises’ all-inclusive value provides:

  • Complimentary fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water,
    specialty coffees, soft drinks and fresh juices
  • Dining; including specialty venues Prego by Piero Selvaggio of Valentino’s and Umi Umi by Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu
  • Pre-paid gratuities throughout for housekeeping, bar and dining staff
  • 24-hour room service
  • Award-winning Broadway-style entertainment, piano bars and dance clubs
  • Recent-release films in spacious surround-sound theatre
  • A wide range of enrichment classes such as art, music, computer/technology, dance, and foreign language
  • Comfortable shuttles to town in most ports and concierge services for personal arrangements ashore
  • Gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and classes including yoga, Pilates, cycling, Kinesis systems & Tai Chi

 

 

Itinerary

DATE PORTS ARRIVAL DEPART
Jan 06, Sunday Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA Embark 6:00 PM
Domaine Carneros Welcome Reception & Dinner*
Jan 07, Monday Santa Barbara, California, USA 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Jan 08, Tuesday San Francisco, California, USA 9:00 AM 11:59 PM
Jan 09, Wednesday Cruising the West Coast of USA
Afternoon Domaine Carneros Wine Tasting followed by evening Champagne Reception & Domaine Carneros Gala Wine Paired Dinner*
Jan 10, Thursday Ensenada, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Jan 11, Friday San Diego, California, USA 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Jan 12, Saturday Catalina Island, California, USA 7:30 AM 6:00 PM
Domaine Carneros Farewell Reception & Dinner*
Jan 13, Sunday Los Angeles/San Pedro, California, USA Disembark AM

 

*Events, times, locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship.  Invitations will be delivered the evening prior to event to MmMmTravel guests and a Guest Itinerary will be mailed with guests Final Cruise Documents. Guests wishing to participate in all Domaine Carneros events onboard must book through MmMmTravel. Anyone making their reservation elsewhere (including directly with Crystal) will not be included in all Domaine Carneros events.

 

Pricing

MmMmTravel Fares are cruise-only, listed per person, based on double occupancy. Fares are subject to change as the ship fills, and pricing shown does not promise category availability at time of booking.  Fares include all beverages including select fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; a complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in both Prego and Umi Uma (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee); Broadway-style entertainment nightly; 24-hour room service; Penthouse Butler service; enrichment workshop classes and much more.

 

Category MmMmTravel Fares* Past Guest Savings
C3-Deluxe Stateroom 226 sq. ft with Picture Window Waitlist $60
C2-Deluxe Stateroom 226 sq. ft with Picture Window Waitlist $65
C1-Deluxe Stateroom 226 sq. ft with Picture Window Waitlist $70
B3-Deluxe  Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,015 $85
B2-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,120 $90
B1-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,205 $90
A2-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,265 $90
A1-Deluxe Stateroom  269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,330 $90
P2-Deluxe PURE Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,395 $95
P1-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah $3,465 $95
PH-Penthouse 403 sq. ft with Verandah $5,265 $140
PS-Penthouse Suite 538 sq. ft with Verandah $7,240 $190
CP-Crystal Penthouse Suite 1,345 sq. ft with Verandah Waitlist tba

 

Place a 4-day courtesy hold by calling (831) 659-0151 or emailing us at Cruises@MmMmTravel.com with passengers names and preferred room category. To receive additional information about this voyage, please fill out the form below. 

*MmMmTravel Fares are per person based on double occupancy in US dollars.  Single and triple rates available upon request. Guests wishing to participate in all Domaine Carneros events aboard must book through MmMmTravel. Guests booking elsewhere, including directly with Crystal,  will be not be included in all Domaine Carneros events.  Cruise-Only Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges of $315 per person. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes. All offers may not be combined with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Click here for complete terms & conditions. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programs at any time with or without notice.

 

Ports

Spectacular natural surroundings combined with the vitality of a creative and artistic community make Los Angeles one-of-a-kind. Sunshine, majestic palm trees and the sandy beaches of the Pacific share the spotlight with L.A.’s glamorous movie industry and its world-famous celebrities. Formally founded in 1781, it is now one of the world’s largest metropolitan centers.

Fair Mediterranean-style weather coupled with beautiful Mediterranean-style scenery make Santa Barbara a prime vacationer’s destination. This jewel of the Pacific, often called the American Riviera, is also a cultural and educational center, with an array of museums and several schools and universities, including University of California, Santa Barbara, and Brooks Institute of Photography drawing students here from around the world.   Sunny days can be spent strolling through the Santa Barbara Zoo, exploring boutique- and restaurant-lined State Street, dining on Stearns Wharf or experiencing the wineries of nearby Santa Ynez Valley, producer of world-class vintages and home to photogenic landscapes of golden hills and venerable oak trees.

Sailing under the famed Golden Gate Bridge is an unforgettable experience and is naturally a highlight of your visit to San Francisco. Upon arrival you will discover why this metropolis is one of the most diverse, dynamic and beautiful cities in the world. San Francisco is a melting pot of cultures and an important financial center of the world. Hellenic in its setting and climate, European in its intellectual and cultural scope, American in its vigor and informality and Asian in its tranquility, San Francisco is indeed one of the most exciting cities of the world. Opportunities for discovery abound. Stroll through Chinatown, shop at Union Square or browse through Fisherman’s Wharf. Or perhaps, the attractions of North Beach will beckon. Sip cappuccino at a sidewalk café, feast on Italian food or browse through tempting specialty stores. Across the Golden Gate Bridge hide giant redwoods and artistic Sausalito which provide the perfect getaway from the city. Whatever your choice, San Francisco’s distinctive charm engenders a special affection in the hearts of all who visit.

Ensenada, the third-largest city in the state of Baja, and its environs are famed for many things. One is the sunny and mild weather, which helps yield fine wines considered to be the best in Mexico. Another is the surf. Ensenada boasts several celebrated surfing spots, including San Miguel Beach and Three Ms, or Tres Emes. A third lure is off-road racing, with the Baja 1000 being held every year in November and the Baja 500 taking place in June. Rivaling Carnival in Rio and Mardi Gras in New Orleans is Ensenada’s Carnaval, bringing thousands of revelers to the streets for six fun-filled days. Migrating gray whales draw their fair share of travelers as well. Certainly, this is only a partial list of Ensenada’s seasonal and perennial attractions. During your visit, you are sure to discover additional reasons Ensenada is called the “Cinderella of the Pacific.

From the old Gas Lamp Quarter to the Horton Plaza, named after the former owner of the present city area, San Diego combines history with progress. Bordered on one side by the graceful Pacific Ocean lapping its shores and the hot desert plains on the other, this magical city is a festive and colorful attraction for tourists and locals. Close by lies graceful La Jolla, Spanish for the jewel, and Solana Beach, a beach community located near charming Del Mar. Whether you venture into Old Town, the original site of this city, or one of its gorgeous parks, you’ll come to understand why San Diego has established itself as one of the most popular destinations in the United States.

Los Angeles famously loves its cars, but on Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, automobiles are a rare sight. Golf carts and the old-fashioned and leisurely way of travel—walking—are the preferred and officially encouraged modes of transportation. Spy the beautiful Casino on your approach to the pretty little town of Avalon, and you will begin to experience a place that takes you back in time. William Wrigley, Jr. of Wrigley chewing gum fame bought the island in 1919, providing a place for his Chicago Cubs to train and developing a small resort for generations of day-trippers and honeymooners to enjoy. About 88% of the island’s acreage is protected by the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, making Catalina’s rugged landscape a haven for wildlife. Hike the trails, go ziplining, visit the botanic gardens, try for a hole-in-one at the charming garden-style miniature golf course or simply find a spot on a bay-facing patio for a drink and you will be in a haven of your own.

 

 

Pre & Post Cruise

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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 hotel options using the link above. 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

 

 

 

Eileen Crane

Eileen Crane: CEO & Founding Winemaker, Domaine Carneros by Taittinger
Eileen Crane, often referred to as America’s Doyenne of Sparkling Wine, has spent 38 years in the wine industry. This makes her the most experienced Sparkling Winemaker in the United States. Eileen is equally at home in the world of food and wine having both a culinary and science background.

In 1978, Eileen made the decision to turn her passion for wine into a profession, headed west, and began her career at Chandon. Six years later, she was hired as winemaker and vice president of Gloria Ferrer Caves, she was entrusted with the responsibilities of overseeing the design and construction of the facility, developing the company and the line of sparkling wines.

It turned out to be an experience that served her well. Eileen was selected by the President of Champagne Taittinger, for the position of CEO/Winemaker of Domaine Carneros. Once again, she oversaw the planning and development of a major winery this time the beautiful Carneros landmark chateau.  Today Domaine Carneros consistently produces top-rated Sparkling and Pinot Noir wines. Under Eileen’s direction, Domaine Carneros has been a leader in the Wine Industry’s Green Movement.  In 2003, Domaine Carneros housed the largest solar collection system of any winery in the world. Eileen is one of a handful of women who are now in the forefront of the wine industry in California. Recently recognized by Forbes as the most powerful woman in Napa Valley, Eileen is actively involved in numerous wine and civic organizations.

 

 

About Crystal

All-inclusive cruises include complimentary fine wines and premium spirits throughout both ships as well as gratuities for housekeeping, bar, dining and Penthouse butler staff. In addition to our Taste of Life amenities, Crystal’s all-inclusive value provides:

Fine Dining

  • Up to eight evening dining venues
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagne and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego, and Silk Road & The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Open-bar service throughout the ship
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
  • The Bistro, a European-style sidewalk café, now with extended hours into the late evening
  • All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service
  • Early embarkation luncheon
  • Welcome champagne
  • 24-hour room service

 

Enrichment & Entertainment

  • Computer University@Sea® classes with software instruction
  • Technology Concierge “how to” tips on latest high-tech gadgets and apps
  • Digital USC School of Cinematic Arts Filmmaking classes
  • Experiences of Discovery® theme cruises with focused programming on music, film & theatre, wellness, golf and more
  • Crystal Visions® lecture series featuring renowned speakers, authors, celebrities and destination experts
  • Interactive Ocean Views™ , and new Local Insights on select voyages where native experts come on board to share their unique, niche knowledge about the destination’s art, politics, archaeology or history
  • Award-winning Broadway-style entertainment including new productions Rocket Man!: a tribute to Elton John and Divas, plus piano bars and chic nightclubs
  • Magic Castle® at Sea offering intimate performances and educational classes
  • Recent-release films in spacious surround-sound Hollywood Theatre
  • Dance lessons
  • Art classes with Odyssey Art At Sea
  • Dedicated Junior Cruiser facilities and programs
  • Comfortable shuttles to town
  • Concierge services for personal arrangements ashore

 

Fitness

  • Gym with state-of-the art fitness equipment
  • Well-appointed separate men’s and women’s steam, saunas and whirlpools in the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea
  • Fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, “Tour de Spin” cycling, cutting-edge Kinesis™ systems and Tai Chi courses
  • Golf lessons with PGA pros
  • Walk-on-Water® weighted vests and Nordic Pole walking equipment
  • Paddle tennis
  • Exclusive 360° (wraparound) teak Promenade Deck for uninterrupted walks, jogs and sweeping ocean views
  • Ambassador Hosts, cultured and well-traveled gentlemen, are available on every cruise to socialize and dance the night away

 

Ship Specifications

Crystal Serenity
Crew: 655
Guests: 980
Length: 820 ft
Width: 105.6 ft
Speed: 20 Knots
Tonnage: 68.870

 
 

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. Please remember that email responses to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder.