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Flora Springs Med and Adriatic September 2018


Join John & Carrie Komes in prolonging the summer by touring the sun-drenched Mediterranean and Adriatic for 10 days!  The charm and scent of sweet jasmine will enchant you in Sicily – where the cities (and wines) offer bright flavors and dark history. Cherish your time on the Amalfi Coast; lose yourself in the tangled knot of Old Town Dubrovnik…whatever your daytime choice, luxury is redefined on Silversea’s new 596 guest Silver Muse with multiple restaurants, large suites, delightful exclusive Flora Springs activities and more. 

Guests wishing to participate in all Flora Springs events must book through MmMmTravel. Anyone making their reservation elsewhere (including directly with Silversea) will not be included in all Flora Springs events.

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Round-trip Air to the Mediterranean Extended: Book by January 30, 2018 and enjoy Free Round-trip Economy Air or Business Class Air Upgrade from just $599 each way from select US airports*!
  • Early Booking Savings: Guests save 10% if Booked & Paid in Full by December 29, 2017, as reflected in fares below.

Highlights

Cruise Highlights:

  • Enjoy receptions featuring Flora Springs wines hosted by John & Carrie Komes.
  • Participate in multiple Flora Springs wine dinners with John & Carrie Komes.
  • Savor a complimentary 6-course wine paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Châteaux, sponsored by MmMmTravel.
  • Added shipboard credit for guests paying with unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion cards


All-suite Cruise Includes:

  • Spacious suites – most with private verandas
  • 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
  • Onboard gratuities always included in your fare
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship (daily limit applies)

 

Itinerary

2018 DATE PORT ARRIVE / DEPART
W, Sep 12 CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME), ITALY Embark / 7PM

Flora Springs Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner*

Th, Sep 13 AJACCIO, CORSICA, FRANCE 9AM / 10PM
F, Sep 14 OLBIA, ITALY 8AM / 6PM
Sa, Sep 15 SORRENTO, ITALY 12N / Overnight
Su, Sep 16 SORRENTO, ITALY 6PM

Flora Springs Gala 6-course Wine Dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux*

M, Sep 17 PALERMO, SICILY, ITALY 8AM / 8PM
Tu, Sep 18 TAORMINA, SICILY, ITALY 8AM / 11:30PM
W, Sep 19 DAY AT SEA

Flora Springs Wine Tasting followed by casual private lunch*

Th, Sep 20 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 8AM / 11:59PM
F, Sep 21 DAY AT SEA

Flora Springs Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner*  

Sa, Sep 22 VENICE, ITALY Disembark AM

*Events, times, locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship.  All events are complimentary to you as a guest of  Flora Springs & MmMmTravel. Finalized Guest Itinerary will be mailed with cruise documents. Guests must book through MmMmTravel to participate in all Flora Springs events.

 

Pricing

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Round-trip Air to the Mediterranean Extended: Book by January 30, 2018 and enjoy Free Round-trip Economy Air or Business Class Air Upgrade from just $599 each way from select US airports*!
  • Early Booking Savings: Guests save 10% if Booked & Paid in Full by December 29, 2017, as reflected in fares below.

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

 

Suite Category MmMmTravel Fares with 10% savings
if Paid in Full by December 29, 2017!
Owner’s  Waitlist
Grand  $17,110
Royal  $15,310
Silver  $12,430
Deluxe Veranda  $8,650
Superior Veranda  $8,290
Classic Veranda  $8,020
Panorama Picture Window Suite  $7,480
Vista Picture Window Suite  $6,940

*Fares above include a $100 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. MmMmTravel 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. To receive American Express Amenities, guests must use an unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion card for final payment. A reservation through MmMmTravel ensures invitations to private receptions and dinners, including 6-course wine-paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux. Fares are expected to increase after December 29, 2017. Promotional Business Class Air rate of US $599 is each-way based on trans-Atlantic travel from select U.S. and Canadian gateways; Economy Class Air is provided on domestic US/Canada flights and intra-European flights. Offer applies to new bookings made between 1 August 2017 and 30 January 2018. Promotional air offer is valid only for guests from the United States and Canada. In the event neither business class nor economy class air is available (determined at Silversea’s sole discretion), a non-use Air credit in the amount of $1,000 per person may be applied to your booking. Guests from the Caribbean, Central & South America and those guests from the United States and Canada not utilizing the Silversea promotional air offer will receive a non-use credit of $1,000 per guest. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city. The Promotional Business Class Air rate is only available to the first and second full-fare guests in a suite. Airline baggage fees are not included. Deviations to air travel dates are accepted at a charge of $150 per request plus all additional air costs. Due to flight schedules, some voyages may require an overnight hotel stay pre or post-cruise. This will be available for booking at an additional charge. Offer is NOT combinable with the Latin America offer (NASVGS167) and Silver Select. Additional restrictions may apply. Other restrictions may apply. Please call for more information.

 

Ports

Italy’s vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark on Rome. Archaeological remains, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of  Vatican City will all vie for your attention, but it is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de’ Fiori or strolling in a piazza.

Ajaccio, Corsica is situated on the west coast of the island, approximately 400 miles southeast of Marseille, France. Founded in 1492, vestiges of ancient Corsica in this ville impériale revolve around the city’s most famous son, Napoléon Bonaparte, whose family home—now the national museum Maison Bonaparte—pays tribute to the emperor’s historical influence. Remnants from what was originally a 12th-century Genoese colony are still visible around the Old Town near the imposing citadel.

Olbia, a town in Sardinia, is a lively little seaport and port of call for mainland ferries at the head of a long, wide bay. San Simplicio, Olbia’s little Catholic basilica, a short walk behind the main Corso Umberto and past the train station, is worth searching out, the structure dates from the 11th century, using pillars and columns recycled from Roman buildings.

Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth. The tuff cliff on which the town rests is spread over the bay, absorbing sunlight, while orange and lemon trees waft their perfume. Winding along a cliff above a small beach and two harbors, the town is split in two by a narrow ravine formed by a prior mountain stream.

Once the intellectual capital of southern Europe, Palermo has always been at the crossroads of civilization. Favorably situated on a crescent-shaped bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, it has attracted almost every culture touching the Mediterranean world. To Palermo’s credit, it has absorbed these diverse cultures into a unique personality that is at once Arab and Christian, Byzantine and Roman, Norman and Italian.

The medieval cliff-hanging town of Taormina’s natural beauty is hard to compare. The view of the sea and Mt. Etna from its jagged cactus-covered cliffs is as close to perfection as a panorama can get—especially on clear days, when the snowcapped volcano’s white puffs of smoke rise against the blue sky. Writers have extolled Taormina’s beauty almost since it was founded in the 6th century BC by Greeks.

Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and splendid fortress towers curve around a tiny harbor, enclosing graduated ridges of sun-bleached orange-tiled roofs, copper domes, and elegant bell towers.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also famous as the setting of King’s Landing on the series “Game of Thrones”.

Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you’ve seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of  exploring Venice, but at some point you’ll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

 

About Silversea

About Silversea Cruises

Presenting Silver Muse
Silversea Cruises is happy to present our new flagship, Silver Muse, delivered in the spring of 2017. The new ultra-luxury ship is being built by Fincantieri and at 40,700 grt accommodates 596 guests, representing an exciting evolution of Silver Spirit that will redefine ultra-luxury ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.The addition of Silver Muse expands Silversea’s fleet to nine ships, and will once again significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world’s most discerning travellers.
 EXPLORE SILVER MUSE ON SILVERSEA’S GROUND-BREAKING DEDICATED WEBSITE: Luxury cruise guests can now explore Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises’ newest ship, which proudly embodies the tagline “Simply Divine.,” by visiting www.silvermuse.info. The new dedicated website currently provides access to detailed suite renderings and the latest information on the ship destined to be the highest expression of Silversea excellence. Visitors to the site are greeted by an interactive discovery of Silver Muse with a ground-breaking 360-degree virtual tour, which provides a variety of viewing options, including day and night renderings of the ship at sea. The site showcases Silver Muse’selegant, all-veranda suite accommodations with artist’s renderings of contemporary interior furnishings dressed in warm earth tones of cream, saffron, green, and sienna. By simply clicking on the interactive ship diagram, a range of gracefully appointed suites, all featuring a furnished private veranda, is available to explore.
KEY FACTS
  • Crew: 411
  • Officers: European
  • Guests: 596
  • Tonnage: 40,700
  • Length: 698 Feet/212.8 Meters
  • Width: 86 Feet/27 Metres
  • Speed: 19.8 Knots
  • Passenger Decks: 8
  • Built: 2017
  • Registry: Bahamas

 

 

John Komes

John Komes, Flora Springs President & Proprietor

While John Komes will say that hard work and a stellar team are the keys to the longtime success of Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, first-hand interaction with John hints that the secret ingredient to Flora Springs’ success is John’s charisma. He’s a laugh-out-loud kind of guy, who when he smiles, his eyes dance. He teases, he jokes, he holds court in any group situation, and makes everyone in his midst feel like a member of the Flora Springs family. Underneath his convivial exterior lives a hardworking tenacity and an enduring passion for wine.

Growing up in San Francisco in the mid 1950s, John was the son of the President of construction giant Bechtel Corporation. John graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Business Administration and followed in his father’s footsteps as a businessman, building a thriving construction business of his own based in the East Bay of San Francisco. John’s entrepreneurial drive can be traced to his father Jerry Komes, legendary for being self-taught in everything from swimming to engineering by reading.

John’s interest in wine began as a hobby in the early 70’s when his wife Carrie sent him to a wine appreciation class near their home in Pleasant Hill, CA as a gift. From there it became an obsession, and he attended more and more classes. It wasn’t long before he was making his own wine at home as a hobby.

In 1977, his father Jerry Komes retired to the Napa Valley, purchasing a home that included an abandoned winery and vineyards. With his growing interest in wine, the potential of the property piqued John’s interest and the thought of making premium wine in the beautiful Napa Valley led him to found Flora Springs in 1978 with his parents, his sister Julie Garvey and his brother-in-law Pat Garvey.

John eventually moved his construction business to the Napa Valley, using his enterprising ingenuity to specialize in building and renovating wineries. When the demands of Flora Springs grew to be too much, John gave up doing any construction that didn’t involve the winery. Instead, he painstakingly renovated each winery building on the property, eventually turning the two abandoned cellars into separate winery facilities and supervising the construction of 1,000 linear feet of wine caves.

As President, John oversees all aspects of the winery’s production, sales and marketing. John credits his family’s drive, determination and unquenchable thirst for knowledge as one of the main contributors to the success of the winery for the last 30 years.

John sees a bright future for Flora Springs as he gears up to let his son Nat Komes, Flora Springs’ General Manager, and nephew Sean Garvey, Flora Springs’ Communications and Production Director, take the lead. “This is more than a business, it’s an art. Both Nat and Sean are the type of creative thinkers we need for the future of Flora Springs as one of the premier family-owned wineries of Napa Valley,” he smiles.

 

Flora Springs

It’s hard to imagine now, but the majestic stone cellar of Flora Springs was once an abandoned “ghost” winery. It was Flora who saw the magic hidden behind decades of neglect, over-grown ivy, and shifting rock walls. The property’s winemaking roots date back to the 19th century, but it’s been the work of Jerry and Flora’s children, John Komes and his wife Carrie, and Julie Garvey and her husband Pat Garvey, that has written the history.

Located at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the far Northwest corner of the Rutherford appellation, the Flora Springs estate is in the heart of the Napa Valley. Founded in 1978, Flora Springs has been a family affair for over three decades. As both artisan winemakers and growers, the family is committed to the traditions of fine winemaking and responsible stewardship of its 650 acres of vineyard land for future generations to savor and uphold. Today, ninety percent of Flora Springs’ red wines are sourced from its organically-farmed estate vineyards, and all of these wines are crafted in our solar-powered 19th-century stone winery and caves.

 Logo, Flora SpringsNamed after our mother and grandmother, Flora, and for the natural springs on the winery property that have flowed uninterrupted even through periods of drought, Flora Springs is both our life’s work and our home. Third-generation vintners Nat Komes and Sean Garvey, both of whom grew up at the winery, are now poised to take the helm guiding the winery into a new era of artisanal winemaking in the spirit of tradition, innovation, and community values epitomized by their grandparents, Flora and Jerry.

 
 

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