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

Continuing an enviable winemaking record that stretches across more than 160 years, our 19th Chief Winemaker – Paul Lapsley – is committed to continued innovation in the great Australian blending tradition pioneered by Thomas Hardy.

Paul has been involved in winemaking for more than 35 years, and in that time he has demonstrated a passion for his craft in many of Australia’s premium winegrowing regions.He started in the Hunter Valley, “best place in the world for semillon, medium bodied shiraz and coal dust, and it’s close to Sydney where I grew up, (though my place of birth is Hong Kong, I’m sure my entry into wine was the conditioning I experienced by smelling the ‘fragrant harbour’). My journey continued across Australia taking in the Swan Valley at Houghton, dabbling in the aromatic whites of Western Australia, and wonderfully complex reds of Margaret River and Frankland.”

During vintage you’ll find Paul spending most of the time in the vineyard.

“I am, above all, a grape man. It’s the vineyard that gives wine its greatness, the winemaker then combines their vision, innovation and courage as an extra layer, producing compelling wines of finesse, flavour and complexity. We are only as good as our next wine, there’s too much competition for back patting and self-reflection. We need to keep delivering wines of great value and interest, be they commercial or premium offerings.”

 

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]