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Domaine Carneros, Western Europe Winelands May 2021

Explore medieval treasures in Sardinia and UNESCO wonders on Ibiza before enjoying an overnight in Lisbon to sample famed port wines and three wine filled days in Bordeaux, gateway to renowned vineyards from St-Emilion to Sauternes. Along the way enjoy wine paired dinners, receptions, tastings and more with Domaine Carneros. Domaine Carneros will be sharing their best vintages exclusively with you as their guest. Sail 7 charming ports, in 6 enchanting countries, over 12 adventurous days and unpack only once while being pampered aboard Crystal Cruises award-winning Crystal Serenity!  Guests wishing to participate in all Domaine Carneros events must book through Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM Travel (MmMmTravel). Anyone making their reservation elsewhere (including directly with Crystal) will not be included.

Cruise Highlights

Why Crystal Cruises by MillenniuM Travel?

Exclusive events hosted onboard by Domaine Carneros include private receptions, food & wine pairings, wine dinners, tastings and more.

MillenniuM Travel Service: A dedicated team of professionals with over 50 years of experience working together to plan your perfect vacation.

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, and Umi Uma & Sushi Bar inspired by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
  • 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

2021 Date Ports Arrive Depart
May 12, Wed ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY Embark PM 6:00 PM
Domaine Carneros Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner*
May 13, Thu ALGHERO, SARDINIA, ITALY 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
May 14, Fri IBIZA, SPAIN    9:00 AM 10:00 PM
May 15, Sat CRUISING THE MEDITERRANEAN
May 16, Sun TANGIER, MOROCCO 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
Champagne Reception followed by Domaine Carneros Gala Wine Paired Dinner*
May 17, Mon LISBON, PORTUGAL    8:00 AM
May 18, Tue LISBON, PORTUGAL    5:00 PM
May 19, Wed CRUISING THE BAY OF BISCAY
Domaine Carneros Wine Tasting*
May 20, Thu BORDEAUX, FRANCE 3:00 PM**
May 21, Fri BORDEAUX, FRANCE
May 22, Sat BORDEAUX, FRANCE 4:00 PM**
May 23, Sun CRUISING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
Domaine Carneros Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner*
May 24, Mon LONDON (DOVER), ENGLAND    6:00 AM** Disembark AM

*Itinerary, events, times & locations are subject  to final confirmation once aboard ship & are dependent on Crystal Crystal’s approval & final number of guests. Invitations will be delivered the evening prior to event to Michael Mastrocola MillenniuM Travel guests and a Guest Itinerary will be mailed with guests Final Cruise Documents.    **Times will depend on tidal restrictions.

 

Pricing

Fares include: all beverages including 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; complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Umi Uma & Sushi Bar (additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee.); 24-hour room service; complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet access; attentive Butler service in all Penthouse categories; enrichment workshop series featuring lectures; fitness programs including yoga, golf instruction and mat Pilates; and much more.

Category MillenniuM
Travel Fare*
C3-Deluxe Stateroom 226 sq. ft with Picture Window, Deck 7 $4,449
C2-Deluxe Stateroom 226 sq. ft with Picture Window, Deck 7 $4,849
C1-Deluxe Stateroom 226 sq. ft with Picture Window, Deck 7 $5,199
B3-Deluxe  Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 8 $6,199
B2-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 8 $6,349
B1-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 8 $6,499
A2-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 9 $6,599
A1-Deluxe Stateroom  269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 9 $6,699
P2-Deluxe PURE Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 10 $6,799
P1-Deluxe Stateroom 269 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 10 $6,899
PH-Penthouse, Deck 10 & 11 403 sq. ft with Verandah, Decks 10 & 11  $10,249
SH-Penthouse, Deck 10 403 sq. ft with Verandah, Decks 10 & 11  $10,249
PS-Penthouse Suite, 538 sq. ft with Verandah, Decks 10 & 11  $13,799
SP-Penthouse Suite,  538 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 10 $13,799
CP-Crystal Penthouse Suite 1,345 sq. ft with Verandah, Deck 11 $27,399

Place a 7-day courtesy hold by calling (831) 659-0151 or emailing us at Office@MmMmTravel.com with passengers names and preferred room category. To receive additional information about this voyage, please fill out the form below. 

Terms & Conditions: Fares above include a $100 per person fee to help offset the wine, shipping, and other expenses for our private wine events. A 20% deposit secures you the best available rate & location. Your deposit is refundable less a $100 administrative fee if cancelled 121 days prior to sailing. MillenniuM Travel Fares are per person based on double occupancy in US dollars.  Single and triple rates available upon request. Guests wishing to participate in Domaine Carneros events aboard must book through Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM Travel (MmMmTravel). Guests booking elsewhere, including directly with Crystal, will be not be included in all of the 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 $540  per person. Minimum number of guests required for Domaine Carneros to host. Fares shown does not guarantee availability. 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.  Book Now Savings are subject to availability at time of booking. Book Now Fares and Low Solo Fares include Crystal Savings and do not include Crystal Society or Early Full Payment savings.  Early Full Payment saving is based on the fare after all other discounts are applied.  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 and Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM Travel reserve 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. CST# 1005871-40

 

Ports

Venture through Civitavecchia, noted for its fine seafood and beautiful monuments. Then, travel to the Eternal City of Rome, with more than 2,500 years of history and ancient landmarks that will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

Alghero, a lovely medieval town with cobbled walkways and Gothic palazzi and piazzas dotted with cafés and eateries, discover the gems of its Catalan history – the Cattedrale di Santa Maria and its striking bell tower, Palazzo Guillot and Chiesa di San Francesco. Venturing from the heart of town, walk along the centuries-old seawalls to beaches punctuated by the blue and white umbrellas iconic in the Mediterranean.

Flower power was once as prevalent on this “White Isle” as are today’s glitzy nightclubs, for Ibiza was a hub of hippie culture in the 1960s. But dig deeper and you’ll find a heritage more suitable for an island gem in the Mediterranean. Ibiza Town’s UNESCO-listed Dalt Vita chronicles much of this history, with monuments and architectural vestiges of nearly 1,000 years.

Founded by Carthaginian colonists in the 5th century BC, Tangiers later fell under Roman rule, the Byzantine Empire, Arab control and eventually found itself at the center of a tug of war between Portugal and Spain. Numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites feature ancient ruins and archaeological sites attesting to its layers of history.

Discover the world’s last colonial empire, turned bustling cosmopolitan city. Lisbon has dozens of Moorish castles, pastel buildings, and white sand beaches to explore. This Atlantic-coast city perfectly encapsulates Mediterranean charm with its wine, food, and architecture.

This UNESCO-designated city known as Port of the Moon due the natural shape of its harbor is celebrated for its glorious chateaux, its mouth-watering cuisine and its incomparable world class wines – Bordeaux is surrounded by the world’s most famous vineyards including Medoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes. One time the richest community and largest port in France, Bordeaux today is second only to Paris as the country’s most densely populated city.

For centuries, Dover has been a symbol of England’s royal fortitude. The port’s legendary White Cliffs have long been a welcomed landmark for seafaring travelers. The solid Dover Castle has faced invasions by Roman, French and even English troops. London’s legendary sights, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Whitehall and the fashionable West End, lie just 80 miles from historic Dover.

 

Pre & Post Cruise

london-dover-englandMillenniuM Travel 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  links below. 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 Office@MmMmTravel.com

 

 

Domaine Carneros

Domaine Carneros is a singular winery best known as a small grower-producer of methóde traditionnelle sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, estate vineyards, and a breathtakingly beautiful château.

Founded by the noble family behind Champagne Taittinger, Claude Taittinger’s search for a worthy U.S. counterpart began in the late 1970s. In 1987 he selected a 138-acre parcel in the heart of Carneros, Napa Valley. Wisely selecting Eileen Crane to oversee the development of the winery and vineyards, the team created the quintessential California expression of the Taittinger style in Carneros.

The heart of Domaine Carneros has always been sparkling wines, with distinctive styles ranging from the classic vintage-dated Brut cuvée to our luxury Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs. In 1992 we added rich, complex Pinot Noir to our portfolio and our passion for sparkling and still wines continues to grow.

All of our wines proudly hail from the Carneros appellation, and 95% of our fruit comes from our estate vineyards. As anyone who has driven between Napa and Sonoma can tell you, the Domaine Carneros château is a stunning regional landmark.

 

Crystal Cruises

Commanding the world’s great oceans with grace, Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. In November, 2018 the 68,000-ton Crystal Serenity under went her own multi-million-dollar transformation to welcome just 980 guests with more suites and penthouses, exciting new culinary options with open seating, and expanded technologies including free, unlimited Wi-Fi. Crystal Serenity shares the international spotlight with Crystal Symphony as the world’s two most awarded luxury ships. 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 Umi Uma & Sushi Bar inspired by Chef 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
  • Beginning November 10, 2018 aboard Crystal Serenity, the Lido Café will be transformed into two unique dining experiences for breakfast and lunch, and one for dinner, complemented with open seating; no reservations required!
    • Marketplace: A fresh and friendly venue for breakfast and lunch with an open-kitchen preparing made-to-order favorites including handmade pastas, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and more.
    • Churrascaria: For dinner, we “travel” to South America with a feast of succulent cuts of meat and ceviches as Marketplace transforms into a Brazilian steakhouse each evening, with tapas and seafood too.

 

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 Office@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 the email response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder.