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MmMmTravel South America Reunion, Nov 17-25, 2017


Join Michael & Bonne Mastrocola on their “MmMmTravel Reunion” cruise! This year, board Silversea Silver Muse and sail from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro.   We are seeing a lot of cruises shortening the number of days at sea, and we love that this itinerary does not.  Our 8 day itinerary features 3 sea-days, plenty of time to enjoy all the amenities of this brand new 596 passenger ultra-luxury cruiseliner as it sails along the coast of Brazil.  Multiple restaurants, large suites, a spacious spa, various evening options will get us refreshed and recharged for the busy holiday season.  Vivacious Itajai, colorful Paraty and the world’s most “Marvellous city, Rio De Janeiro round out the cruise.

Choose from 7, 8, 11, 14 or 19-days!

7 days November 17-24 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
8 days November 17-25 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
11 days November 17-28   Buenos Aires to Salvador de Bahia
14 Days November 17 – December  Buenos Aires to Fortaleza
19 Days November 17 – December 6 Buenos Aires to Bridgetown

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

Highlights

Cruise Highlights:

  • Enjoy receptions hosted by Michael & Bonne Mastrocola of MmMmTravel.
  • Participate in multiple dinners with Michael & Bonne Mastrocola of MmMmTravel.
  • Guests of MmMmTravel will savor a complimentary 6-course wine paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Châteaux.
  • 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
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship (daily limit applies)

 

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART
Friday, Nov 17 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Embark 11:00 PM
MmMmTravel Welcome Reception & Dinner*
Saturday, Nov 18 DAY AT SEA 
  MmMmTravel casual group Lunch*
Sunday, Nov 19 DAY AT SEA    
Monday, Nov 20 ITAJAI, BRAZIL 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 21 DAY AT SEA
MmMmTravel 6-course Wine Dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux*
Wednesday, Nov 22 PARATY, BRAZIL 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 23 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL 8:00 AM Overnight
Friday, Nov 24 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Overnight
MmMmTravel Farewell Reception & Dinner*
Saturday, Nov 25 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Disembark AM

 

*Events, times, locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship.  All MmMmTravel events are complimentary to you as a guest of  Michael & Bonne Mastrocola of MmMmTravel.  Finalized Guest Itinerary will be mailed with cruise documents. 

Extensions Available: Choose from 7, 8, 11, 14 or 19-days! Michael & Bonne will board in Buenos Aires on November 17 for 8-days, ending in Rio de Janeiro on November 25.

Choose from 7, 8, 11, 14 or 19-days!

7 days November 17-24 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
8 days November 17-25 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
11 days November 17-28   Buenos Aires to Salvador de Bahia
14 Days November 17 – December  Buenos Aires to Fortaleza
19 Days November 17 – December 6 Buenos Aires to Bridgetown

Contact MmMmTravel for extension pricing & itineraries.

 

Pricing

MmMmTravel fares are per person based on double occupancy for the 8-day November 17-25, 2017 sailing.  

Suite Category Double
Occupancy
Owner’s Waitlist
Grand Waitlist
Royal Waitlist
Silver Waitlist
Deluxe Veranda $3,300
Superior Veranda $3,100
Classic Veranda $2,900
Panorama Picture Window Suite $2,700
Vista Picture Window Suite $2,500

 

Extensions Available: Choose from 8, 11, 14 or 19-days! Michael & Bonne will board in Buenos Aires on November 17 for 8-days, ending in Rio de Janeiro on November 25. ; or extend your time aboard with 11 days November 17-28; 14 Days November 17 – December 1; or 19 Days November 17 – December 6.  Contact MmMmTravel for extension pricing & itinerary options.

Explore Silver Muse by visiting by visiting www.silvermuse.info. Luxury cruise guests can now explore Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises’ newest ship, which proudly embodies the tagline “Simply Divine.” 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’s elegant, 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.


*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 & ChateauxPlease call for more information.

 

Ports

The Journey: Author Greg Anderson has said to “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it”… but this is a thing every traveller knows. No one plans a vacation just for it to be over.  The process, the planning, the dreaming and scheming are as much a part of the ritual as packing a suitcase.  All could be unpleasant, but we strive to make them enjoyable.

Glamorous and gritty, Buenos Aires is two cities in one. What makes Argentina’s capital so fascinating is its dual heritage—part European, part Latin American. Plaza de Mayo resembles a grand square in Madrid, and the ornate Teatro Colón would not be out of place in Vienna. But you’ll know you’re in South America by the leather shoes for sale on cobbled streets and impromptu parades of triumphant soccer fans. Limited-production wines, juicy steaks, and ice cream in countless flavors are among the old-world imports the city has perfected.

Though founded in the early 18th century, Itajai only started to develop during the mid-19th century when surrounding parts in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina began to see an arrival of European immigrants who generated business for the port. Toward the close of that century, the town itself received a considerable influx of Italian, German and Polish immigrants, whose descendants now make up the bulk of the population. Out in the countryside, neat farms and distinct European architecture are still evidence of these early immigrant settlers.

The Costa Verde’s main attraction, the coastal village of Paraty, is about 180 miles south of Rio de Janeiro. Inhabited since 1660, this small town has remained fundamentally unaltered since its heyday. It was a staging post for 18th-century trade in Brazilian gold from Minas Gerais to Portugal. Raids and pirate attacks necessitated the establishment of a new route linking Minas Gerais directly with Rio de Janeiro. A decline in Parati’s fortunes resulted; being off the beaten track, it remained quietly hidden away. Today, the entire town has been declared a national historic monument by UNESCO.

Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand.

 

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 OUR 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

 

 

Michael Mastrocola

Michael Mastrocola, Owner, MmMmTravel 

One could say that Michael was born into traveling.  His father Mario, born and raised in Rome, Italy, worked for QANTAS Airline, and later owned his own travel agency.  Having first set foot in Italy (and lived there for a year) at the tender age of seven, Michael now leads trips there himself. He cherishes every aspect of traveling and is rooted in his strong Italian heritage. After graduating from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, he circumnavigated the world, being brought face to face with the vast diversity of culture, history, art, food and language, simply by traveling.

He began working in travel in 1975, and in 1997 combined his passion for travel with his love of food and wine, and Millennium’s Tastes of Life Worth Pursuing Collection was developed. This exclusive collection has been a sensation, attracting gourmet savvy guests from all over the world. He quickly adopted a specialized presence, partnering with individuals and organizations sharing a similar passion for excellence and a commitment for creating meaningful experiences. Millennium’s Food & Wine Cruise Collection offers inspiring travel programs with opportunities for personal discovery, cultural activities, culinary treasures and a zest for life. These adventures bring imaginative experiences to those too busy to research and plan, but desire the finest travel service to pair extraordinary arrangements.

Michael is recognized as a knowledgeable resource for his clients, and often develops a strong family-like bond of trust and camaraderie with them, even though they may never meet in person.  Over the years Michael is honored to have partnered with some of the most prestigious vintners, wineries and culinary professionals such as John Shafer, Margaret Duckhorn, Kathleen Heitz and Michel Escoffier.  A longer list of clients can be found on our “the Company We Keep” Page.

Michael is actively involved in the SCU Alumni. He is one of Silversea’s Top 5 Producers in the country, and a wine and food fanatic.

 
 

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 or email us at info@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.