Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have. Please contact us directly at (831) 659-0151 or Office@MmMmTravel.com. We look forward to working with you!
How do I make a booking?
Contact us via phone at (831) 659-0151 or via email at Office@MmMmTravel.com. We will make you a tentative reservation and you’ll have 4 business days before a deposit is due.
What will my deposit be?
Your deposit depends on the cruise line. For example, Silversea’s deposit is 25%, Paul Gauguin’s is 20%, while Crystal’s is 20%. This is based on voyage and suite type. If you decide to add Travel protection, some of these policies are paid with deposit.
Is my cruise refundable?
Refunds are based on the individual cruise line policy, and subject to change. You will be notified in writing on your cruise confirmation statement. Some cruise lines offer full refund if cancelled before final payment deadline (121 days prior); others like Silversea retains a $100 per person Administrative fee that is fully transferable to your next Silversea cruise within 2 years. Crystal Cruises charges a $500 per person Administrative fee only on their ESPRIT & ENDEAVOR Yachts; they do not on their Ocean or River ships. Within 121 days of sailing or cruise air flight departure, cancellation fees increase closer to departure. After the final payment date, Crystal, Silversea and other cruise lines strictly enforce cancellation penalties. MillenniuM Travel highly recommends Travel Insurance. We are happy to provide you with customized quotes through our Travel Insurance Partners to protect your vacation investment.
Do I have to be a wine club member to participate in a winery hosted cruise? Can I invite friends?
For most of our Taste of Life Voyages , you do not have to be a wine club member. However, some wineries will stipulate that only wine club members can participate. If this is the case, it will be identified on our website. We encourage you to invite friends and family to join you on the cruise. Please note, in order to participate in group activities, they will need to book the cruise through MmMmTravel.
Is the entire ship part of the group? Can anyone aboard participate in the activities?
Participants in our group activities are offered only to guests who book through MmMmTravel. We feel that the small group format offers an exceptional experience and is more rewarding. Guests that book directly through the cruiseline or elsewhere will not have access to our host’s group activities. Occasionally, our hosts will offer one tasting that is open to the entire ship.
How large is the group?
Our groups range in size from 15-100 guests.
What kinds of activities will be offered?
Activities are determined by the number of days at sea, the ports that are being visited and specialty of the host. You can view the activities planned under your itinerary from MmMmTravel. Aboard the ship, events may include receptions, wine dinners, food and wine pairings, tastings, lectures and cooking demonstrations. In certain ports, we have connections that allow us to offer special lunches, winery visits and tastings through our exclusive excursions. Whenever possible, our chef hosts will offer market walks.
What is the cost to participate in the group?
For the most part, there are no additional costs to participate in our onboard activities. There can be additional costs involved with exclusive optional shore excursions due to transportation and other expenses. On occasion, wineries will choose to do an add-collect (usually around $100+ per person) over the cruise lines’ promotional cruise fares to help offset the wine, shipping, and other expenses for our private wine events. These will be advised.
Is there a minimum?
We do have a minimum number of guests required for the cruise host to attend. Typically that number is 18 guests, but it varies by cruise line.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Travel insurance is always a good idea and is highly recommended. Most of our guests choose to protect their vacation investment in this way, however it is optional. Many guests take travel protection not because of their own health, but because they are worried about the health of a family member. Give us a call, or email your questions, we’re happy to help you determine which insurance is right for you based on your concerns.
Can MillenniuM Travel assist me in my other travel plans?
We are happy to assist you with all your travel plans surrounding your cruise. We can help you with all arrangements including your airfare, private transfers, pre and post cruise hotels, private tours and more.
Are there benefits for paying with my American Express through Silversea?
We have a partnership with American Express to offer American Express Platinum & Centurion card members special amenities onboard Silversea. American Express Platinum members will receive a bottle of Dom Perignon and a $150 per person (max $300 per suite) shipboard credit. Centurion Members receive a $250 per person shipboard credit (Max $500 per suite) and bottle of Dom Perignon. To receive these amenities, the card must be non-branded and must be used for the cruise deposit and final payment. (Note: Costco and Delta American Express Platinum Cards are branded, and therefore are excluded from these benefits).
Is airfare included in the cruise fare?
This depends on the cruise line. For example, sometimes Silversea runs promos offering included Economy Class air to & from the cruise. Here at MmMmTravel, we are happy to assist you with your airfare arrangements.
I booked this cruise directly through the cruiseline, and then found out you have a group onboard. Can I participate in your activities?
If you have not yet made your Deposit, you can call the cruise line and ask them to release the booking to Michael Mastrocola’s Millennium Travel (831) 659-0151. Once the booking has been released to us, we can add you to our group, and you can participate in our activities. Email us for assistance.
I’m a travel agent, how do I book my clients into your group?
Please contact us for our policies.
What are your Terms & Conditions?
Terms & Conditions vary for each A Taste of Life trips & sailings and are subject to the cruise line or land program operator terms. However, you can view our General Terms & Conditions here: https://mmmmtravel.com/terms-and-conditions/
I attended a seminar and want to use my vouchers, what do I need to do?
Please contact us. Unfortunately, you’ve got the wrong company. Based on research the company you are possibly looking for is Millennium Travel and Promotions out of Florida. We don’t sell timeshares, or offer free airline tickets, etc for attending a seminar. In fact, we don’t offer seminars, unless they are food and wine based, at sea as a part of our cruise collection. Our research shows that the voucher you received probably came from:
Millennium Travel & Promotions
424 Luna Bella Ln Ste 115
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Phone: (888) 440-5778