O’Connell Family Wines in the Med, May 2021

Join Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell, Vintners of O’Connell Family Wines for a luxurious 5-star Silversea Wine Cruise sailing around the “boot” of Italy. Explore the scenery, history, food and wine as we sail  from the ancient city of Rome, on to visit enchanting ports in Sicily, Greece and Croatia before disembarking in Venice. The O’Connells’ selected Silversea Cruises & their 608-guest Silver Spirit as they know you appreciate luxury, fine dining and uncompromised attention to detail. Silver Spirit has 8 different restaurants aboard, Broadway style entertainment, a humidor lounge, fitness center, casino and open -bar throughout. They also offer Spa treatments, and optional half and full-day Shore Excursions in each port, for a fee. You will have the attention you deserve aboard this all-suite, all-inclusive ship complete with a butler assigned to every suite.  A wide selection of O’Connell Family Wines will be served onboard at exclusive gourmet food & wine paired dinners and at private tastings. For those that wish to extend your stay, join Gabrielle & Wayne on an optional wine and food trip to Tuscany designed just for O’Connell Family wine lovers. Here our Taste of Life will indulge in the Italian lifestyle by savoring Tuscany’s top tier wines including the famed Antinori Super Tuscans, paired with local specialties. More details will follow on this as we confirm plans on this 3 day extension (fee). Come celebrate with O’Connell Family Wines to their favorite part of the world and enjoy wonderful memorable moments! Guests wishing to participate in all O’Connell Family Wines events must book through MillenniuM Travel. Anyone making their reservation elsewhere (including directly with Silversea) will not be included in all events with O’Connell Family Wines.

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Airfare: Book by March 31, 2020 and enjoy Free Round Trip Economy Airfare or Business Class Airfare from $699 each way from select US airports*
  • Early Booking Bonus: Book and pay in full by April 30, 2020 & save 10%!
  • Venetian Society Savings: Silversea past guests save an additional 5%!


Cruise Highlights:

  • Enjoy receptions featuring O’Connell Family Wines vintages and participate in multiple O’Connell Family Wines wine paired dinners hosted by Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell, vintners of O’Connell Family Wines.
  • Participate in multiple O’Connell Family Wines Dinners lead by Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell.
  • Savor an included O’Connell Family Wines 5-course wine paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Châteaux, sponsored by MillenniuM Travel.
  • Added shipboard credit for guests paying with unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion cards.

All-suite All-inclusive 7-Day Cruise Includes:

  • Exclusive Culinary & Wine activities hosted by Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell of O’Connell Family Wines (MillenniuM Travel guest Exclusive).
  • Complimentary Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, champagne, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • Onboard gratuities always included in your fare
  • 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 including La Terrazza (All-Italian), The Grill, Seishin (Nekkei cuisine), Indochine (Asian fusion), Atlantide, Spaccanapoli (Italian), La Dame by Relais & Chateaux, and Silver Note.
  • 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
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship (daily limit applies)



May 5, W ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY Embark from 1pm / 7pm
O’Connell Family Wines Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner in Hot Rocks Grill, under the stars*   
May 6, Th SORRENTO (AMALFI COAST), ITALY 8am / Overnight
O’Connell Family Group Dinner in Atlantide* 
8:30pm: O’Connell Family Group dinner in Silver Note Cocktail  Jazz Club * 
May 8, Sa SIRACUSA, SICILY, ITALY 8am / 5pm
Champagne Reception followed by O’Connell Family Wines Gala 4-course Wine Dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux * 
11a: O’Connell Family Wines Tasting*
12:30pm / 8pm
May 10, M DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 9am / 11pm
O’Connell Family Group Dinner in Indochine * 
May 11, Tu SPLIT, CROATIA 8am / 3pm
O’Connell Family Wines Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner in La Terrazza * 
May 12, W VENICE, ITALY Disembark 8am-10am

May 12-15: Exclusive Optional Private Tuscany O’Connell Family Wines 3-Night
Post Cruise Package presented by MillenniuM, details tba (fee)*

*Itinerary, events, times, and locations subject to final confirmation once aboard ship. Invitations will be delivered the evening prior to all O’Connell Family Wines exclusive  events and a Guest Itinerary will be mailed with MillenniuM Travel guests’ cruise documents. Details on our optional exclusive Post Cruise stay in Tuscany & will be made available to guests as they become available. There will be additional fees for the post cruise stay  for guests that wish to participate in this optional program.



Cruise Pricing: Your Cruise-Only Fares are listed per person, based on double occupancy.  They include all beverages including select fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; multiple dining venues (8 in total);  entertainment nightly; Butler service for every suite; 24-hour room service, and more. Please note pricing is Silversea’s lowest fare but include a $200 per person fee to help offset the wine, shipping, and other expenses for our private wine events. There is a fee for dining in the Relais & Chateaux La Dame restaurant, however, our guests will enjoy a complimentary dinner here at a MillenniuM Travel sponsored O’Connell Family Wines wine paired dinner. Shore Excursions are not included. Fares increase after May 1, 2020.

This is an all suite ship. All suites include  All suites include dedicated butler; seating area; queen-sized or twin beds; Marbled bathroom with vanity, separate wet room with shower seat; Refrigerator and bar setup; Flat screen television; Interactive media library; personal safe; Direct-dial telephone; Premium mattresses with choice of pillows; Plush robes & slippers; Choice of European bath amenities; Vanity table, hair dryer; Writing desk, Personalized stationery; Unlimited WiFi access and more.

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Airfare: Book by March 31, 2020 and enjoy Free Round Trip Economy Airfare or Business Class Airfare from $699 each way from select US airports*
  • Early Booking Bonus: Book and pay in full by April 30, 2020 & save 10%!
  • Venetian Society Savings: Silversea past guests save an additional 5% (not included in fares below)


Suite Dimensions Fares with Air
& 10% Savings

Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)

OWNERS SUITE 2bdrm: 1,668 ft² Midship, including veranda $13,340 $12,440
OWNERS SUITE 1bdrm: 1,292 ft² Midship, including veranda Waitlist Waitlist
GRAND SUITE 2bdrm: 1,772 ft² FWD, including veranda $12,800 $11,900
GRAND SUITE 1bdrm: 1,425 ft² FWD, including veranda $10,100 $9,200
ROYAL SUITE 2bdrm: 1,366  ft² FWD, including veranda $12,080 $11,180
ROYAL SUITE 1bdrm: 990  ft² FWD, including veranda $9,290 $8,390
SILVER SUITE 2bdrm: 1,366 ft² including veranda $10,190 $9,290
SILVER SUITE 1bdrm: 746 ft² including veranda $7,940 $7,040
DELUXE VERANDA SUITE: 376 ft² including veranda $5,510 $4,610
SUPERIOR VERANDA SUITE: 376 ft² including veranda $5,330 $4,430
CLASSIC VERANDA SUITE: 376 ft² including veranda $5,150 $4,250
PANORAMA SUITE: 334 ft² ocean-view windows $4,610 $3,710
VISTA SUITE: 312 ft² ocean-view windows $4,160 $3,260


*MillenniuM Travel Fares are per person based on double occupancy in US dollars. Fares above include a $200 per person add-collect over Silversea’s promotional cruise fares to help  offset the wine, shipping, and other expenses for our private wine events. Solo traveler fares and triple rates available upon request. 2 Bedroom Suites are available in the Silver, Royal, Grand & Owner’s suite categories; contact MillenniuM for quotes. Fares will increase after May 1, 2020. Fares shown does not guarantee availability. 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 MillenniuM Travel ensures invitations to private receptions and dinners, including a 5-course wine-paired dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux. Silversea’s 10% early payment savings is offered through April 30, 2020. Minimum number of guests required for O’Connell Family Wines to host. Free transfers available only for guests utilizing Silversea air offer. Economy Class Air is provided on domestic US/Canada flights and intra-European flights from select US and Canadian gateways. Offer applies to new bookings made by March 31, 2020. Promotional air offer is valid only for guests from the United States and Canada. In the event economy class air is unavailable (determined at Silversea’s sole discretion), a non-use Air credit in the amount of $900 per person may be applied to your booking. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city. 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.  Please call for more information. Other conditions may apply, see Silversea’s Terms & Conditions for more details. Silversea ship’s registry: Bahamas. Please call MillenniuM Travel for more details. CST# 1005871-40.



All roads lead to Rome, and with good reason – this city is one of the world’s most thrilling, offering unmatched history along every street. An evocative, inspiring and utterly artistic capital of unrivalled cultural impact, Rome is a city of back-to-back landmarks, which will take you on an exhilarating journey through the ages. This may be one of the world’s oldest cities, but it’s well and truly lived in. The ruins are punctuated with murmuring cafes, and the outdoor seating of restaurants sprawls out across piazzas, enticing you to sample tangles of creamy pasta and crispy pizzas. Rome’s incredible Roman Forum is littered with the ruins of its ancient administrations, which have stood firm for 2,000 years, since the times when the area was the centre of the Western world. Few sites are more simultaneously beautiful and haunting than that of the storied Colosseum, which looms deep into Rome’s rich blue sky.

Sorrento’s colourful, sun-faded facades cascade down from green hills and cliffs to the Bay of Naples’ gently lapping waters. The perfect base for exploring this Italian corner of outstanding natural beauty, venture to the curvaceous roads of the Amalfi coast – or enjoy leisurely jaunts across the shimmering waves to Capri’s gem of an island. While it makes for a fantastic jumping-off point, Sorrento itself has oodles of rustic fishing town charm, so don’t rush off too quickly. Piazza Tasso is the locals’ main meeting spot and a starting point for a wander through the picturesque streets. Throw back a quick espresso caffeine kick at a standing cafe, before strolling through Corso Italia – Sorrento’s spine – which is lined with boutiques, museums, bars and restaurants. The historic Church of San Francesco blossoms with colourful celebrations of weddings, which spill out into its gorgeous ivy-tangled cloisters.

Honey-coloured Siracusa is a staggering UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an extraordinary Sicilian city of immense ancient history. The modern population is a fraction of what it was at the city’s heyday around 400 BC, when Athens’ might was successfully challenged and faced down, reinforcing the city’s incredible power and status. Siracusa’s historical nucleus waits to be discovered on the compact islet of Ortygia. The city was founded here, but grew over time, spreading across to the mainland. A small channel separates the two, which is now spanned by twin bridges. Wander the atmospheric streets of this time warp, to reach the shining elegance of Piazza Duomo. The Baroque cathedral rises like a giant sandcastle, and you can settle opposite to cradle a glass of wine and enjoy the view over the immaculate square – people watching before the glorious baroque façade. Dig deep into its history at the mainland’s archaeological park.

This sickle-shaped island of Mediterranean bliss flaunts its sun-kissed sophistication with effortless grace – having cherry-picked the best influences from Venetian, French and British occupiers. With over 3,000 years of history, The Grand Lady of the Ionian has played a starring role in Greek history and mythology, and legendary tales swirl around you, as you explore sparkling beaches, mountains splashed with wildflowers, and historical, perched fortresses. The soft hues of Corfu’s UNESCO World Heritage List Old Town brings together Corfu’s mesh of European influences, with its romantic stone floors and vine-clad cafes. Find somewhere to settle in for a morning coffee ritual like a true Corfiat, and sip at the laid-back pace of the locals – allowing the thick bitter concoction to settle before indulging.

Croatia’s crowning glory rears up vertically from the tranquil waters of the Adriatic, and Dubrovnik’s daunting fortresses town is a truly imposing sight to behold. Encircled by chunky stone walls so thick and dramatic they could have been purpose-built as a film set, this city’s unmatched old town is the setting for countless films and shows – from Star Wars to Robin Hood, Game of Thrones and every production in-between seeking a truly authentic medieval flavour. This fantasy fortress’s walls – which are no less than 12-metres thick at places – are certainly not just for show, however. They kept Dubrovnik safe when it was a maritime republic and they were besieged as recently as 1991, when Serbian and Montenegrin forces attacked, as Yugoslavia broke apart. Fully restored now, the stone streets of the city take you through a beautiful mosaic of architectural splendour, baroque churches and splashing fountains.

Bathing in the Dalmatian Coast’s generous sunshine, and overlooking sparkling, island-studded waters, Split is a city of romantic beauty, built around an extraordinary – still beating – historical heart. The setting may be spectacular, but it’s the Diocletian’s Palace – a Roman remain of incredible scale and detail that is truly bewitching. While immensely historic, Split hasn’t been afraid to move with the times, and the stone walls encasing the streets are alive with buzzy bars and quiet nooks, where bottles of red wine are uncorked and delicious meals devoured. With a natural backdrop of dramatic limestone mountains, and Croatia’s trademark scenic wonders all around, Split is a true heavyweight of the Adriatic. To enter Split’s Diocletian’s Palace is to step into a beautiful time warp. Head first to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, where a hollow bell tower rockets up, puncturing the sky.

Losing none of its allure over the years, this floating city of canals, bridges and masks is a place of eternal beauty and enduring elegance. The lagoon of more than 100 islands is a heavenly sight, transporting visitors on a journey through time – from its Roman inception, through centuries of trade to the modern face we see today. Navigate Venice’s sparkling waterways by romantic gondola, or on cruises along wide canal boulevards. Span the Grand Canal over its iconic original crossing, the Rialto Bridge, which – with its parade of tiny shops – gives some of the city’s most endearing views. If the crowds unsettle you at any point, take two turns away from the main thoroughfares to find peace alone, amid the city’s labyrinth of tiny streets. Hurry to Piazza San Marco to be immersed in Venice’s elegant glory. Basilica San Marco transports you back to the wealthy days of the Doges, who ruled for over 1,000 years


Pre & Post Cruise

MillenniuM 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 


O’Connell Family Wines Exclusive Post-Cruise Stay in Tuscany – DETAILS TBA

We will be offering an exclusive optional Post-Cruise stay in Tuscany for O’Connell Family Wines guests. This program is exclusive to O’Connell Family Wines guests & must be reserved through MillenniuM Travel.  Add an unforgettable optional post trip savoring the wines and food of Tuscany to the trip. This program is personally designed by Gabrielle to visit top wineries and taste wines including some of the worlds highly regarded wines including Super Tuscan,  Chianti and Montepulciano regions. Plus a cooking class and farm experiences. Details and pricing to follow on the 3-4 day trip.



Gabrielle & Wayne O’Connell

Wayne and Gabrielle O'Connell

Vintners Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell

Single Vineyard Estate O’Connell Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

“The family estate vineyard is the result of our lifelong dream to produce world-class wine. We traveled to Napa Valley for decades to enjoy the wine country lifestyle and now we live it and honor it. Our goal is to coax the personality of our soil, climate and farming practices into marvelous glasses of wine that will be raised for many joyful toasts.“


Gabrielle O’Connell’s Bio: Vintner & Director of Winemaking O’Connell Family Wines

Gabrielle has another passion: Olive Oil. She has completed the certification curriculum at UC Davis to be an Olive Oil Taster; is founder of the Olive Oil Culinary Guild- a training program for chefs on olive oil sensory evaluation and quality; and of MOPREP- an organization to preserve the historic olive trees in California. She is currently authoring a The Ultimate Guide of American Olive Oil and grows historic Mission olives to produce GC Napa Valley Certified Organic Estate Extra Virgin Oil.

Ms. Leonhard O’Connell is active in the wine industry including: National Board President of Women for WineSense, judging wine competitions, and honored as a leader in Sustainable Farming by Napa Valley Grape Growers.

Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, is vintner and Director of Winemaking of O’Connell Family Wines, which produces Gabrielle Collection, Pietro Family Cellars and O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. The family portfolio of wines is known for boutique, handcrafted, gold metal Cabernet Sauvignons from the O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley and their elegant Chardonnay and sumptuous Sauvignon Blanc. Gabrielle specializes in distinctive, small production Cabernet Sauvignons that show a sense of place and her style of artful blending. The Gabrielle Collection has a loyal following of fine wine collectors worldwide.

As a forward thinking vintner, Gabrielle believes in bio-diversity, purity of the growing environment and sharing the bounty that a vineyard based lifestyle produces. She established the CCOF Organic Certified estate vineyard and gardens as a diverse eco-system to ensure overall vineyard health- one of few Napa Valley estates that is 100% organic. She believes this complex environment sustains healthy organisms that maintain a naturally robust vineyard, which creates beautifully complex wines. The olive grove, orchard, lavender field, herb and vegetable garden produce culinary and lifestyle enhancing products, that embody the natural luxury of wine country living. These products and innovative food & wine pairings are featured for all to enjoy at Gabrielle Collection taste+, the winery’s Tasting Boutique in downtown Napa.

Gabrielle has another passion: Olive Oil. She has completed the certification curriculum at UC Davis to be an Olive Oil Taster; is founder of the Olive Oil Culinary Guild- a training program for chefs on olive oil sensory evaluation and quality; and of MOPREP- an organization to preserve the historic olive trees in California. She is currently authoring a The Ultimate Guide of American Olive Oil and grows historic Mission olives to produce GC Napa Valley Certified Organic Estate Extra Virgin Oil.

Ms. Leonhard O’Connell is active in the wine industry including: National Board President of Women for WineSense, judging wine competitions, and honored as a leader in Sustainable Farming by Napa Valley Grape Growers.


About Silversea

A ship of unprecedented standards, Silver Spirit maintains the sophistication that Silveresa is famous for with a  club-like environment cosmopolitan guests appreciate. With some of the largest suites at sea, and a guest to staff ratio of almost 1 to 1, Silversea prides itself on their unswerving dedication to their guests. Silversea’s Silver Spirit captures the essence of Silversea Cruises, with spacious suites, an intimate number of guests (only 608), 8 different theme restaurants,  superior service paired with a lively sophisticated atmosphere and enhanced amenities. These intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off-shore. Silver Spirit offers a lively, convivial atmosphere for cosmopolitan travelers who enjoy a greater variety of shipboard diversions, yet crave the personalized service,  authentic and “up-close” experiences for which Silversea is known.

shipIntimate Boutique Ships: Our 9 small luxury ships can show you the world in a far more personal, meaningful way. They can glide into small, secluded harbors or transport you on an expedition to some of the most remote regions of the globe.  In the evening. return to gracious hospitality reflecting our Italian heritage and cherish the relaxed, friendly camaraderie  among guests in the lounges and open bars where faces quickly become familiar and conversation strikes a common chord.


polishedPolished to Perfection: Silversea is passionate about service and profoundly committed to maintaining the highest standards. Service is richly personalized, genuine and caring, every wish, every need is discretely anticipated. With the experienced, highly trained personnel of a top luxury cruise line and a staff to guest ratio of nearly one to one, service excellence is guaranteed aboard Silversea ships.


flavorGlobal Flavors for Worldly Travelers: Renowned for culinary excellence Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.   Silver Spirit has six restaurants to choose from; rather remarkable for a ship hosting only 540 guests.  Changing daily menus present a wide range of offerings including Continental, vegetarian and healthy selections, as well as regional specialties unique to the destination.


sanctuaryYour Suite is Your Sanctuary: Silversea offers one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of our suites feature ocean views, and many, a private teak veranda. That’s why every Silversea suite is indulgently spacious, and beautifully furnished. Freshen up in your Italian marble bathroom with a choice of luxury amenities to suit your personal taste.

Headquartered in Monte Carlo, Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites and most  include butler service and private verandas. Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore.   Enjoy the convenience, ease and comfort of an  all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses.


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