O’Connell Family Wines in the Adriatic, Oct 2021 aboard Silversea - 7 Days

ITALY    SICILY    GREECE    CROATIA

Overview

Wayne and Gabrielle O'Connell

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 new 596-guest Silver Moon as they know you appreciate luxury, fine dining and uncompromised attention to detail. Silver Moon, to be inaugurated in Fall of 2020 will feature 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 4 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.

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.
  • Co-hosted by Michael Mastrocola, owner of 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 inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • 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)

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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

Itinerary

2021 DATE                 PORT & Exclusive O’Connell Family Events ARRIVE / DEPART

October 3-7: Exclusive Optional Private Tuscany O’Connell Family Wines 4-Night
Pre-Cruise Package presented by MillenniuM, details tba (fee)*

Oct 7, Th ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY  – casual attire Embark from 1pm / 7pm
7:15pm: Welcome reception in ARTS Cafe and dinner in Hot Rocks, under the stars*
Oct 8, F SORRENTO (AMALFI COAST), ITALY 8am / Overnight
9a-6p: Exclusive Optional Private shore excursion to Ravello, Amalfi & Positano (fee)*

8:30pm: O’Connell Family Group dinner in Silver Note Cocktail Jazz Club*

Oct 9, Sa SORRENTO (AMALFI COAST), ITALY – Captain’s formal Sail 4pm
9a-3p: Exclusive Optional Private shore excursion to Capri (private boat for 10- fee)*

8pm: O’Connell Family Group Dinner in Atlantide (jacket required) * 

Oct 10, Su SIRACUSA, SICILY, ITALY 8am / 5pm
7:30pm: Champagne Reception followed by O’Connell Family Wines Gala 4-course Wine Dinner in  La Dame by Relais & Chateaux  (jacket required) *
Oct 11, M CORFU , GREECE 1pm / 8pm
11a: O’Connell Family Wine Tasting open to all guests aboard, followed by group lunch in Atlantide prior to arriving in Corfu*
8pm: O’Connell Family Group Dinner in SALT Kitchen* 
Oct 12, Tu DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 9am / 11pm
10a-3p: Exclusive Optional Private excursion of Dubrovnik with country wine lunch (fee)*
Oct 13, W SPLIT, CROATIA  casual attire 8am / 3pm
7:15p: O’Connell Family Wine Farewell Reception Dinner in La Terrazza* 
Oct 14, Th VENICE, ITALY  Disembark 8am-10am

*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. Additional details on our optional exclusive excursions (fee applies) will be announced to the group at a later date as they are available. Add an unforgettable optional pre-cruise 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 4-5 day  trip.

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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

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 including La Terrazza (All-Italian), SALT; Kaiseki (Japanese), The Grill, Atlantide, Spaccanapoli and Silver Note; entertainment nightly; Butler service; 24-hour room service, and more.  Please note pricing is Silversea’s lowest fare but includes a $200 service fee to 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 as the ship fills.

This is an all suite ship. All suites include  butler service, sitting area; queen-sized or twin beds; marbled bathroom; refrigerator and stocked bar; flat screen television; wardrobe; 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. View the Silver Moon Deck Plan & Suite Descriptions here

Exclusive Offers:

  • Free Airfare: Book by November 30, 2020 and enjoy Free Round Trip Economy Airfare or Business Class Airfare from $699 each way from select US airports*
  • Early Booking Bonus: Book & pay in full by October 31, 2020 and save 10%!
  • Double Bonus: Reserve your voyage by October 31, 2020 with a $1,000 per suite deposit, a $1,000 per suite deposit and receive $1,000 shipboard credit once your booking is paid in full!
  • Single Fares: Solo travelers enjoy single supplements at only 25% (contact us for pricing)!

Vista Suite – 334 ft² with ocean-view windows, Deck 4
Panorama – 334 ft² with ocean-view windows, Deck 9
Generous interior space with large windows. 

Suite Category Fares with Air
& 10% Savings 
Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)
VISTA  $4,250 $3,350
PANORAMA  $4,700 $3,800

Classic Veranda – 387 ft² with Veranda, Decks 5,6
Superior Veranda – 387 ft² with Veranda, Decks 7, 8, 9
Deluxe Veranda – 387 ft² with Veranda, Midship Decks 6,7,8
A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda along the suite. Some accommodate three guests.

Suite Category Fares with Air
& 10% Savings 
Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)
CLASSIC VERANDA  $5,240 $4,340
SUPERIOR VERANDA  $5,420 $4,520
DELUXE VERANDA  $5,600 $4,700

 

Silver Suite – 786 ft² with Veranda, Deck 9,10,11
Step onto your terrace and bask in the calm feeling of the ocean breeze. Dissolve into the comfort of your king size bed in a separate bedroom. The upper deck location gives the most spectacular sea views. Available as 1 & 2 bedrooms.

Suite Category Fares with Air
& 10% Savings 
Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)
SILVER 1-Bedroom $8,120 $7,220

 

Royal Suite – 1130 ft² with Veranda, Forward Deck 7
The Royal Suite is commanding and majestic, boasting s a lavish living area perfect for entertaining, plush interior furnishings and sweeping seascapes from the terrace.

Suite Category Fares with Air
& 10% Savings 
Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)
ROYAL 1-Bedroom $12,350 $11,450

Grand Suite – 1475 ft² with Veranda, Forward Deck 8,9
Indulge in the epitome of ultra-luxury cruising. Ample interior and exterior space makes this the perfect choice for serious travellers. With the biggest verandas on board, enjoy entertaining new friends or simply sharing intimate meals while contemplating spectacular sunsets. Available as 1 & 2 bedrooms.

Suite Category Fares with Air
& 10% Savings 
Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)
GRAND 1-Bedroom $10,280 $9,380

Owner’s Suite – 1281 ft² with Veranda, Deck 9
Prestigious, classic and sophisticated, this stylish apartment suite offers the ultimate in finest accommodation on board. Set aside for those who seek a superlative level of comfort and service, the Owner’s Suite has it all. The adjoining bedroom, with its en-suite bathroom, offers its own spectacular sea views. Available as 1 & 2 bedrooms.

Suite Category Fares with Air
& 10% Savings 
Cruise Only with
10% Savings (no air)
OWNER’S 1-Bedroom $11,720 $10,820

 

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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

Terms & Conditions

Silversea:
Fares will increase as the ship fills. Fares shown do not guarantee availability. At the moment take advantage of Silversea’s $1,000 limited time promotional offer that replaces the 25% deposit (subject to change anytime). Your deposit secures you the best available pricing and suite locations at the time received. Silversea’s 10% early payment savings is offered through October 31, 2020. Early Booking Bonus & Bonus Day Savings are combinable. Silversea offers a $1,000 reduced deposit per suite, plus receive $1,000 to spend onboard once your booking is paid in full. Offer ends October 31, 2020. To receive American Express Amenities, guests must use an unbranded American Express Platinum or Centurion card for final payment. Two Bedroom Suites are available in the Silver, Royal, Grand & Owner’s suite categories for up to 6 guests; contact MillenniuM for quotes. Free airport to ship transfers available only for guests utilizing Silversea air offer on embark and debark days. 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 November 30, 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 apply, see Silversea’s Terms & Conditions for more details. Silversea ship’s registry: Bahamas. Please call MillenniuM Travel for more details.

MillenniuM Travel:
*Guests wishing to participate in all O’Connell Family Wines events aboard must book through MillenniuM Travel. Guests booking elsewhere, including directly with the cruise line will not be included in all O’Connell Family Wines  events.  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. MillenniuM Travel fares are per person & based on double occupancy in US Dollars.  Fares will increase as the ship fills. Fares include a $200 per person add-collect over the Silversea’s promotional cruise fares to help  offset the wine, overseas shipping, and other expenses for our private wine events. Solo traveler fares and triple rates available upon request. Pricing shown does not promise category availability at time of booking. O’Connell Family Wines, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell are not agents for the cruise line or Millennium Travel and are not responsible for reservations, services or activities provided to the cruise/tour participant. Minimum number of guests required for O’Connell Family Wines, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell  to host. MillenniuM Travel reserves the right to cancel the program before final cruise payment if such minimum is not achieved by the host.  Should cancellation occur, MillenniuM Travel will issue you a refund, less any applicable administrative fees from the cruise line as agreed to in your Passenger Contract by the cruise line. Guests are encouraged to wait to make airline reservations until after final cruise payment to avoid any cancellation penalties. O’Connell Family Wines, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell may choose to withdraw from hosting the cruise and any applicable activities surrounding the voyage such as excursions or pre and post cruise programs at any time without notice due to unforeseen circumstances (this is extremely rare & usually only due to emergencies). While MillenniuM Travel facilitates your reservation, guests are subject to all terms and conditions of the cruise line including but not limited to non-refundable administrative fees, cancellation penalties, and the passenger contract of the cruise line. For additional details about the Cruise Line’s Terms & Conditions, please click here. MillenniuM Travel & the cruise line reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and change any and all fares, fees, promotions and programs at any time without notice including substitution of hosts.  All arrangements for transport, accommodations and services are made upon the condition that MillenniuM Travel shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, injury, loss, delay or omission beyond their control, including without limitation any act of negligence, unforeseeable occurrence, or breach of contract by the host or any third party such as airlines, cruise lines, hotels, restaurants, ground handlers, etc. who supply any goods or services for the program.  Travel Insurance is highly recommended for your cruise & all portions of your travel including air, transfers, touring & more;  please contact our team for quotes.  CST# 1005871-40.

Covid-19:
Due to Covid-19 the cruise line’s general cancellation policy shall serve for reference purposes only. Actual penalty amount will be assessed at the time of the cancellation and may differ from the general policy. In response to ongoing health concerns, the cruise line has undertaken enhanced health and safety measures in an effort to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID19 and protect both our guests and crew members. Please carefully review and follow all posted instructions while boarding, onboard, and during your off ship excursions. Despite these measures, you should be aware that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID19 and other contagious diseases in any public place where people are in close proximity. As a result, MillenniuM Travel, O’Connell Family Wines, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell, Wayne O’Connell and the cruise line cannot guarantee that you will not become exposed to or infected with COVID19 or any other contagious disease at any stage of your trip including but not limited to air, transfers, while aboard ship, or any other portion during your travel. By choosing to travel, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID 19 or any other contagious disease.

Itinerary

Day 1
Oct 7: ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY - Embark ship from 1pm

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.

10a-3p: Exclusive Optional Private excursion from your Rome Hotel to our family farm & vineyard for slow food, farm-to-table wine lunch poolside, & transfer to the ship (fee)*

7:15pm: O’Connell Family Wines Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner in Hot Rocks Grill*

Day 2
Oct 8: SORRENTO (AMALFI COAST), ITALY - Overnight

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.

9a-6p: Exclusive Optional Private shore excursion to Ravello, Amalfi & Positano (fee)*
8:30pm: O’Connell Family Group dinner in Silver Note Cocktail Jazz Club*

Day 3
Oct 9: SORRENTO (AMALFI COAST), ITALY - Captain’s formal

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.

9a-3p: Exclusive Optional Private shore excursion to Capri (private boat for 10- fee)*
8pm: O’Connell Family Group Dinner in Atlantide (jacket required) *

Day 4
Oct 10: SIRACUSA, SICILY, ITALY

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.

7:30pm: Champagne Reception followed by O’Connell Family Wines Gala 4-course Wine Dinner in La Dame by Relais & Chateaux (jacket required) *

Day 5
Oct 11: CORFU , GREECE

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.

11a: O’Connell Family Wine Tasting open to all guests aboard, followed by group lunch in Atlantide prior to arriving in Corfu*

Day 6
Oct 12: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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.

10a-3p: Exclusive Optional Private excursion of Dubrovnik with country wine lunch (fee)*
8pm: O’Connell Family Group Dinner in SALT Kitchen*

Day 7
Oct 13: SPLIT, CROATIA

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.

7:15p: O’Connell Family Wine Farewell Reception Dinner in La Terrazza*

Day 8
Oct 14: VENICE, ITALY - Disembark ship from 8am to 10am

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. 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.

Your Hosts: Vintners Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell & Wayne O’Connell of O’Connell Family Wines

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.

 

CO-Host, Michael Mastrocola – Owner of MillenniuM Travel

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 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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

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 Office@MmMmTravel.com.

O’Connell Family Wines Exclusive Pre Cruise Stay in Tuscany – October 3-7, 2021 (Details TBA)

We will be offering an exclusive optional Pre-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 pre cruise 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 4-5 day trip.

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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you soon!

Presenting Silver MOON
Built by cruise lovers, for cruise lovers, Silver Moon will be the epitome of 21st century luxury travel. Building on the phenomenal success of Silver Muse, Silver Moon – to be delivered in Fall, 2020 – will mirror her sister ship and will establish a new era of Silversea. At 40,700 gross tons and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, Silver Moon will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation which are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. Silver Moon will also feature the all-new Sea And Land Taste (.S.A.L.T.) programme – an immersive culinary concept that will enable guests to travel deeper through a range of destination based gastronomic experiences. Get ready – a new moon is coming. 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.

Intimate 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.

Polished 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.

Global 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.

Your 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.

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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

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 our response to your query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!