2012 Mediterranean Food & Wine Cruise

2012 Mediterranean Food & Wine Cruise

Romancing the Riviera with The Wine Coach

Lisbon to Rome, July 25 to August 6, 2012

12 Day All Inclusive Cruise starting at $5410 per person

(see below for all that’s included…yes wine is included!)

As we enter 2012, I want to personally invite you to experience a trip of a lifetime with me in 2012. In partnership with Crystal Cruises and French Wine Explorers, Michael and I will be hosting a group during the Romancing the Riviera Cruise July 25-August 6, 2012 on board the breathtaking Crystal Serenity. We’ll sail our way from Lisbon to Rome with stops in Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona Palomos, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Florence and Rome.

Along the way we’ll have exclusive activities for our group that center on our shared love of food and wine. Crystal Cruises is now an all inclusive cruise ship which means your fare includes everything–food, wine, cabin and YES, wine and alcohol are included!! Scroll down to see all that is included because it is extensive. I am thrilled to offer this experience to you because the quality of what Crystal has to offer.

I had the pleasure of touring one of their ships (see pictures on Facebook Page) in the Manhattan port and it is spectacular. All cabins have windows and most have their own verandas–no inside cabins. It is a smaller ship so this is a cruise for select travelers like you.

Join us for this trip of a lifetime in 2012 dedicated to discovering delicious food, wine and some of the best destinations in the Mediterranean and for the events reserved exclusively for our group. For more information or to register, call me at 410-820-4212 or email me at laurie@thewinecoach.com.

Here are some of the wonderful features included in your cruise.

In addition to Book Now Fares, Crystal’s All Inclusive value provides:

Fine Dining

  • Free fine wines and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego by Piero Selvaggio, and Silk Road and The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa

  • Open-bar service throughout the ship

  • 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

  • Acclaimed Crystal Wine & Food Festival® cruises featuring famous chefs and wine authorities on select voyages

  • Early embarkation luncheon

  • Welcome champagne

  • 24-hour room service

Enrichment & Entertainment

  • Yamaha Passport to Music® keyboard lessons

  • Berlitz foreign language classes

  • Computer University@Sea® classes with software instruction

  • Technology Concierge “how to” tips on latest high-tech gadgets and apps

  • Experiences of Discovery® theme cruises with focused programming on music, fashion, wellness, golf and more

  • Crystal Visions® lecture series featuring renowned speakers, authors, celebrities and destination experts

  • Award-winning Broadway-style entertainment, piano bars and dance clubs

  • Recent-release films in spacious surround-sound Hollywood Theatre

  • Dance lessons

  • Art classes

  • Dedicated Junior Cruiser facilities and programs

  • Comfortable shuttles to town

  • Concierge services for personal arrangements ashore


  • 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 Reformer, “Tour de Spin” cycling, cutting-edge Kinesis™ systems and Tai Chi courses

  • Golf lessons with PGA pros

  • Walk-on-Water weighted vests and Nordic Pole walking equipment

  • Paddle tennis

Stateroom Services & Amenities

  • In-stateroom satellite TV and movie/DVD rentals

  • Twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service

  • Kimonos, Frette bathrobes, 100% Egyptian cotton linens and pillow menu

  • Self-service laundries

Penthouse Services & Amenities

  • Personal butler service

  • Unpacking and packing upon request

  • Pressing and shoe shine

  • Afternoon tea service and nightly hors d’oeuvres

  • Stocked bar and afternoon canapés

  • Order “in” from specialty restaurants

  • Private car transfers (category CP only)

Remember, for more information or to register, call me at 410-820-4212 or email me at laurie@thewinecoach.com