Ridge Vineyards in the Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic, May 2022 aboard Crystal

ITALY      CROATIA      MONTENEGRO      SICILY   

Overview

Discover the origins of Zinfandel, the Primitivo grape varietal, where legend claims it originated in Croatia. Zinfandel has been a great part of RIDGE Vineyards success. As we sail this enchanting region around the boot of Italy, our highlights include sailing Venice’s Grand Canal; Europe’s southernmost fjord in Montenegro; a visit to Diocletian’s Palace in Croatia, which you may recognize from “Game of Thrones”; Sicily’s Mt. Etna and unforgettable vistas await in the Greek islands and along the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic coastline and isle of Capri, while historical sights will awe you – from the ruins of Pompeii to the great Roman Colosseum. Along the way enjoy RIDGE wine paired dinners, receptions, tastings and more with Ridge Vineyards’ own David Amadia (left) & David Gates (right).

They will be bringing their favorite Ridge Vineyards vintages to share exclusively with you as their guest while being pampered aboard Crystal Cruises award-winning Crystal Symphony!  Guests wishing to participate in all Ridge Vineyards events must book through Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM Travel (MmMmTravel). Anyone making their reservation elsewhere (including directly with Crystal) can not be included.

Why Crystal Cruises by MillenniuM Travel?

  • Exclusive events hosted onboard by Ridge Vineyards’ David Amadia, President and David Gates, Sr. VP of Vineyard Operations 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

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

Itinerary

2022 Date Ports Arrive Depart
May 10, Tue VENICE, ITALY    Embark 1 PM Overnight
  Ridge Vineyards Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner *
May 11, Wed VENICE, ITALY    5 PM
  Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting while sailing along the Grand Canal *
May 12, Thu SPLIT, CROATIA    8AM 6PM
May 13, Fri KOTOR, MONTENEGRO    8AM 6PM
May 14, Sat CORFU, GREECE    8:30AM 4PM
  Champagne  Reception, followed by Ridge Vineyards Gala Wine Paired Dinner*
May 15, Sun TAORMINA/GIARDINI NAXOS, SICILY, ITALY 8AM 6PM
May 16, Mon SORRENTO, ITALY    7:30AM 6 PM
  Ridge Vineyards  Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner*
May 17, Tue ROME  (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY 7AM 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.

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

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. All staterooms include a seating area; queen-sized or twin beds; stocked refrigerator, television and dvd player; dataport for laptop hook-up; security safe; full bathtub/shower combination.  Deck plan, stateroom, suite locations and more can be seen here.

DELUXE STATEROOM WITH PICTURE WINDOW:  207 sq. ft. on Decks 5,  7 , 8.

Room Type & Notes MillenniuM Travel Fare
E2 – fully obstructed view, deck 8 $2,599
E1 – limited view, deck 7 & 8 $2,749
D – forward deck 5 $3,099
C2 – forward deck 7  $3,199
C1–  decks 7 & 8 $3,299

DELUXE STATEROOM WITH VERANDAH: 254  sq. ft. includes Private Veranda on Decks 8 & 9

Room Type & Notes MillenniuM Travel Fare
B2 – forward deck 8  Waitlist
B1 – midship & aft deck 8 $3,699
A3 – forward deck 9 $3,899
A2 – midship deck 9 $4,099
A1 -aft deck 9 $4,199

PENTHOUSE WITH VERANDAH – 368 sq. ft. includes private veranda

  • Walk-in closet & Sizeable living area
  • Stocked bar from set menu on embarkation 
  • Personal butler service
  • Vanity in dressing area
  • PH is on deck 10, SH is on Deck 9
Room Type  & Notes MillenniuM Travel Fare
SEABREEZE PENTHOUSE – Deck 9  $5,849
PENTHOUSE – Decks 10 $6,099

PENTHOUSE SUITE WITH VERANDAH – 527 sq. ft. includes private veranda

  • Personal butler service
  • Separate bedroom area
  • Spacious living area, Dining area
  • Full Jacuzzi bathtub & separate shower
  • Picture window & vanity  in bedroom
  • Walk-in closet
Room Type  & Notes MillenniuM Travel  Fare
SP SUITES – Penthouse Deck 9  $7,999
PS SUITES – Penthouse Deck 10 $8,249

CRYSTAL PENTHOUSE WITH VERANDAH – 1,019 sq. ft. includes private veranda

  • Spacious living room
  • Dining area
  • Personal butler service
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Multiple televisions
  • Cordless phone
  • Guest bathroom
  • Pantry
  • Large bedroom with queen-size bed 
  • Master bath with Jacuzzi & ocean view
Room Type  & Notes MillenniuM Travel  Fare
Crystal Penthouse  – Penthouse Deck 10 Waitlist

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

Terms & Conditions

Guests wishing to participate in all Ridge Vineyards events aboard must book through MillenniuM Travel. Guests booking elsewhere, including directly with the cruise line will not be included in all Ridge Vineyards events.  MillenniuM Travel fares are per person & based on double occupancy in US Dollars and do not include taxes, fees, and port charges of $315 per person.  Fares will increase as the ship fills. Fares include a $150 per person add-collect over the Crystal Cruise’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. Crystal Cruises’ Optional Personal Select Air Program is available to purchase for full-fare, full-cruise guests whose travel originates from a U.S. or Canadian airport and includes all government taxes and fees. Note: Early Full Payment savings do not apply to Personal select Air. All promotions, offers and discounts including but not limited to Crystal Society savings and Onboard Booking discounts apply to first two full-fare guests only in stateroom or suite, are not combinable with other promotions, capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. For complete Crystal Cruise Terms & Conditions and Promotional Information click here: Legal.  By making a reservation you agree to Crystal Cruises’ Terms and Conditions. Pricing shown does not promise category availability at time of booking.  Ridge Vineyards is not an agent for the cruise line or Millennium Travel and is not responsible for reservations, service or activities provided to the cruise/tour participant. Minimum number of guests required for Ridge Vineyards, David Amadia & David Gates Jr. 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.  Ridge Vineyards, David Amadia & David Gates Jr. 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 and any aspects surrounding your travel, 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, Ridge Vineyards, David Amadia & David Gates Jr. 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.https://www.crystalcruises.com/ships/crystal-symphony-19#deck-plans

Itinerary

Day 1
May 10: VENICE, ITALY Embark from 1 PM & Overnight

One of the world’s most enchanting cities, Venice comprises more than 100 separate islands and a labyrinthine of canals laced together by a string of 400 intricate bridges. A whimsical stroll through the city leads to a hidden world of ornately decorated piazzas and a legacy of Baroque architecture. Admire the richness of St. Mark’s Basilica and the lavishness of the Palazzo Ducale.

Evening Ridge Vineyards Welcome Reception & Wine Dinner*

Day 2
May 11: VENICE, ITALY Sail at 5pm

One of the world’s most enchanting cities, Venice comprises more than 100 separate islands and a labyrinthine of canals laced together by a string of 400 intricate bridges. A whimsical stroll through the city leads to a hidden world of ornately decorated piazzas and a legacy of Baroque architecture. Admire the richness of St. Mark’s Basilica and the lavishness of the Palazzo Ducale.

Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting while sailing away from Venice*

Day 3
May 12: SPLIT, CROATIA 8AM - 6PM

Travel beyond the walls of one of the most majestic cities on the Croatian Adriatic Coast. Spilt has a prestigious reputation for impressive architecture, famous museums and cultural constructs that should not be missed. The heart of Split lies within the walls of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD.

Day 4
May 13: KOTOR, MONTENEGRO 8AM - 6PM

Few places in the world boast such clear architectural accounts of their full histories as does UNESCO-listed Kotor and its bay. Roam the city squares and enjoy sweeping ocean views as you follow footsteps through time, including fortifications dating from the 9th century, significant churches and cathedrals from the 12th-15th centuries, the 17th-century Prince’s Palace and the 19th-century Napoleon’s Theatre.

Day 5
May 14: CORFU, GREECE 8:30AM - 4PM

Immerse yourself in this immaculately preserved island covered in cypress and olive trees. Corfu is considered one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets and its elegant downtown area, serene beaches and warm breezes will leave you truly captivated.

Evening Champagne Reception, followed by Ridge Vineyards Gala Wine Paired Dinner*

Day 6
May 15: TAORMINA/GIARDINI NAXOS, SICILY, ITALY 8AM - 6PM

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily was for centuries the center of the known world. Its unique geographic position made the island vulnerable to attacks, while also making it a meeting place of Mediterranean civilizations, a bridge between the East & West. Situated at the foot of Mt. Etna, Taormina is the essence of Sicily.

Day 7
May 16: SORRENTO, ITALY 7:30AM - 6 PM

Dramatic bluffs and craggy cliffs draped with flowing pink blossoms are the welcoming vision to this romantic port renowned for its serene way of life. The perfect base for exploring this Italian corner of outstanding natural beauty, venture to the curvaceous roads of the Amalfi coast, venture to the ruins of Pompeii, 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.

Evening Ridge Vineyards Farewell Reception & Wine Dinner*

Day 8
May 17: ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY Arrive in Port at 7AM, Disembark mid morning

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. Rome is a city of historical landmarks, which will take you on an exhilarating journey through the ages.

*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 the event to MillenniuM Travel guests and a Guest Itinerary will be mailed with guests Final Cruise Documents.

Ridge Vineyards’ David Amadia & David S. Gates

David Amadia: President of Ridge Vineyards David is in his 15th year at Ridge, having joined in 2005.  He has worked as a member of the Executive Team for his entire tenure and was promoted to President in 2016. David has worked diligently over his tenure at Ridge to cement the winery’s international reputation as one of the world’s highest quality producers of traditionally made, single vineyard wines. David leads all of Ridge Vineyards’ sales and marketing efforts including International, Direct-to-Consumer sales, and the U.S. market.  He also leads the company’s Finance, IT, HR and Logistics functions. Over the last 29 years in the wine business, David has been fortunate to work at some of the world’s most iconic wineries and with many remarkable winemakers. Prior to Ridge, David worked successfully in small and large wineries, including Sutter Home (1990-1995), Penfolds (1995-2001), and Bonny Doon (2001-2005). At Ridge, David is energized to be part of a team uniquely committed to making the highest quality single vineyard wines utilizing only traditional winemaking techniques. Ridge remains committed to the original philosophies of the founders that were carried forward by Paul Draper for nearly 50 years and have been passed to the next generation to maintain unbuoyed by outside trends and fads. A graduate of the University of California at Davis with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics, he went on to earn his MBA at The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Arizona. David is native of northern California born in San Francisco, and raised in Mill Valley just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Today he resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains above the town of Scotts Valley with his wife and his teenage twins.   ‘

David S. Gates Jr.: Senior Vice President of Ridge Vineyards David S. Gates, Jr. is the Senior Vice President of Ridge Vineyards. David grew up on a hundred and-sixty-acre farm in central Minnesota, and decided to escape the cold winters by coming to California for school. His love of plants and agriculture led him to UC Davis, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Viticulture, and met and married his wife, Donna. After an obligatory stint in Napa Valley he made his way to Ridge in 1989. David’s duties include managing the historic Monte Bello vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Whitton Ranch at Geyserville, and the Lytton Estate vineyards at Healdsburg, as well as monitoring and helping all Ridge growers in the Sonoma, Napa, Santa Clara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email 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”.   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 ext 110 or Cruises@MmMmTravel.com. 

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!

A sanctuary of refined style, Crystal Symphony is the standard bearer of The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. Enjoy exceptional enrichment, sun-soaked verandahs, and the most gracious hospitality at sea. Indulge in cuisine of Michelin-level envy, crafted by Crystal’s own award-winning chefs showcasing Vintage Room wine dinners, fine Italian fare, and ever-evolving dishes from around the world in the Symphony’s 10 unique dining venues. With one of cruising’s highest staff-to-guest ratios, your wishes are attended to with gracious hospitality. 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.  Tour Crystal Symphony & view the deck plan here.

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
  • 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, plus piano bars and chic nightclubs Magic Castle® at Sea offering intimate performances and educational classes (when available)
  • 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
  • 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

View more information about Crystal Cruises on our website here!

To make a reservation please contact us directly at 831.659.0151 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email 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 ext 110 or email us at Cruises@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. Please remember that our response to your email query may accidentally be directed to your junk mail folder. We look forward to working with you!