Passport to Alaska

7-DAY CRUISE FROM

VANCOUVER TO ANCHORAGE

FEATURING 4 DRY CREEK VALLEY WINERIES

 

JUNE 3-10, 2018

 

 


Join Four Dry Creek Valley Wineries as you Experience the Adventure of Alaska on the Luxurious Crystal Symphony! Set sail on June 3, 2018 for seven days of glaciers, whales, wildlife and majestic scenery. Cruise the Inside Passage through the world’s tallest coastal mountains, fly over Misty Fjords National Monument, hike Mendenhall Glacier and witness the UNESCO-designated grandeur of Glacier Bay known as the ‘Mountain Kingdom’ of North America. Indulge in exceptional cuisine and included wines and spirits, and relax in your delightfully appointed suite to awaken refreshed for a new day of adventure in Alaska.

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To reserve your cabin call 877-651-7447 or email [email protected]

 


An Exceptional Wine Experience

  • Welcome Reception featuring Dry Creek Valley wines
  • Four Exclusive Winemaker Dinners
  • Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner
  • Cocktail Party Every Evening
  • Exclusive Wine Seminars and Tastings

Crystal Symphony All Inclusive Amenities

  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the ship
  • Complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining in Prego and at least once in Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road or The Sushi Bar
  • Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
  • All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service
  • Extensive enrichment classes and entertainment

 

Featured Wineries:

Cast Wines

Hosted by Jack & Ann Seifrick, Founding Partners

About the Winery: Cast Wines is tucked into the forest on a tranquil bench above their Grey Palm Estate vineyard in bucolic Dry Creek Valley. Cast Wines grows and produces handmade wines in limited quantities using old-world techniques highlighting the best of Sonoma County. Cast celebrated their inaugural vintage in 2012, crafted by legendary Sonoma County winemaker Mikael Gulyash. Cast will serve wines from their estate collections, including their signature Petite Sirah and Estate Zinfandel.

DaVero Farms & Winery

Hosted by Ridgely Evers and Colleen McGlynn, Founding Owners

Thirty-plus years ago, Ridge imported the first olive trees to the US in the 20th century and helped launch the California olive oil industry.  The oil was a revelation, winning countless awards all over the world.  The oil succeeded because of the similarity of the wine country to the climate of the Mediterranean, a fact which led Ridge and Colleen to focus exclusively on Italian varietals when they decided, in 2000, to make wine.  Produced solely via traditional, natural, Old World methods, DaVero’s eighteen delicious wines are distinctly European in style, making them especially food-friendly as well as age-worthy.  Their farms, based on the premise that one should “grow what belongs here and be patient,” are deeply and deliberately diverse, with chickens, pigs, sheep, produce, and fruit trees in addition to olive groves and vineyards.  Ridge, who had a long career in Silicon Valley in parallel with farming, and Colleen, a professional chef, are looking forward to sharing their very best on this cruise as they teach you all about olive oil as well as the benefits of Biodynamic farming and natural winemaking.

Geyser Peak Winery

Winemaker Ondine Chattan has been with Geyser Peak for seventeen years during which time she has honed and refined the style of our wines and introduced innovative production techniques.

A native of Marin County, Ondine spent a great deal of time in Sonoma Wine Country during her childhood where she fell in love with the wine industry at an early age.  Unlike many who discover winemaking careers after pursing another profession Ondine knew she wished to become a winemaker while attending University and never wavered from this path.  After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Viticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Master’s Degree in Enology (Winemaking) from Fresno State University her love of Zinfandel and Rhone varietals led her to positions at Cline Cellars in Sonoma Valley and Ridge Vineyards in Cupertino before settling down to her ‘winemaking home’ at Geyser Peak in Dry Creek Valley.

Joining Geyser Peak was a dream come true for Ondine as the diversity of varietals, vineyards and wine styles with which she works satisfies her creativity and passion for producing exciting, accessible, unique wines.  In addition to the winery’s hallmark Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings, Ondine applies her winemaking skills to other varietals as well including: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and most recently Pinot Noir. Ondine also puts her Zinfandel experience to good use as winemaker for XYZin, also produced at the Geyser Peak winery. Across the portfolio her sights remain squarely fixed on crafting wines with a sense of place, balancing science and artistry.

“I feel very fortunate for the great opportunities that Geyser Peak has provided me over the last many years.  I look forward to building upon my passion for focused wines, and to continue exploring and enhancing the potential of our extraordinary vineyard sources,” says Chattan.

Ondine resides in Healdsburg with her husband David and three young sons.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Humberto Berlanga has had over 18 years of Winemaking history in the Napa and Sonoma counties in California.  Born and raised in the bustling downtown area of Mexico City, Humberto Berlanga spent his first two years after college graduation working in the biomedical industry and then decided that it was time for a change of scenery and moved to Northern California to pursue a career in the wine industry.

Humberto started his winemaking career at Sebastiani Vineyards in the Sonoma Valley and led him to positions in William Hill Winery in Napa and Simi Winery in Healdsburg, before joining Geyser Peak Winery in the same facilities that now are home of Virginia Dare Winery in Geyserville, California.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery acquired these facilities in 2014 and Humberto was retained as Associate Winemaker currently focused on producing fine wines with premium grapes sourced from the most coveted viticultural areas in Sonoma County.

To reserve your cabin call 877-651-7447 or email [email protected]