Luxury Cruise Specialist Announces Innovative New Personal Enrichment Cruises

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TravelStore unveils "Food and Wine at Sea" cruises featuring on-board culinary classes, discussions and events

Tres Delicious: Food and Wine in Film from Babette's Feast to Bottle Shock

Specialists in creating unique cruise vacations, CruiseLocators, a TravelStore brand, has announced its new Food and Wine at Sea cruises in the Mediterranean. These unique personal enrichment cruises will take travelers along European rivers, through the Caribbean or around Southeast Asia accompanied by Master Sommeliers, celebrated chefs de cuisine and other culinary connoisseurs as guides at private culinary events. Exclusive onboard gatherings will include wine tastings and pairing dinners, hands-on cooking classes and discussions about rare vintages and culinary creations indigenous to the areas traveled.

Our luxury travel guests have the option to further customize their cruise with Optional Vacation Enhancements such as Thai Cooking on the Beach in Phuket or the ultimate two-night post cruise extension at Dubai's world famous Burj Al Arab. Here, Food and Wine at Sea guests will enjoy exclusive Rolls Royce transfers from pier to hotel, massages in the spa and a wine pairing dinner in the private dining room of the Al Mahara restaurant hosted by the Burj Al Arab's Sommelier.

The following are some of the special Food and Wine at Sea sailings that have been compiled by TravelStore's cruise specialists:

Windstar Cruises South of France 8-night itinerary: Nice, St-Tropez, Cannes, San Remo, Monte Carlo, Nice, departing May 17, 2009. Gilles de Chambure, Master Sommelier (one of only 170 in the world) and Director of Wine Education at the luxurious Meadowood Resort in Napa Valley, will conduct exclusive tastings of wines from famed local French regions. Gilles will also share his knowledge of how each wine-growing area offers subtle nuances in the vintages. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise also combines the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival with the excitement of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix.

Holland America Line Mediterranean 12-night itinerary: Venice, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Argostoli, Santorini, Catania, Naples, Rome, Barcelona, departing June 24, 2009. Personal Enrichment Series guests will enjoy private cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes conducted by Lee Hillson, Executive Chef of the Royal Palms Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. Chef Hillson has gained international notoriety for his elegant and rustic interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises All-Inclusive Mediterranean 11-night itinerary: London, Le Verdon, Bilbao, Lisbon, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Valencia, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, departing September 7, 2009. Master Sommelier Eric Zwiebel will be on board exclusively for Personal Enrichment Series guests to enjoy private interactive sessions of comparison wine tastings, pairings, judging panels and blind tastings. The 2007 winner of Best European Sommelier, Zwiebel will also share his experiences and insights into the many rich wine-growing regions en route from London to Monte Carlo.

Uniworld Burgundy and Provence River Cruise 7-night itinerary: Arles, Avignon, Viviers, Tournon, Tain L'Hermitage, Lyon, Chalon-Sur-Saone, departing September 19, 2009. Uniworld's Epicurean Adventurer Program includes private wine tastings, culinary demonstrations and a special food and wine pairing. Personal Enrichment Series participants will also enjoy exclusive events with film historian and critic, Jan Wahl. In her presentation, "Tres Delicious: Food and Wine in Film from Babette's Feast to Bottle Shock," she will share trivia and insight into the many movie classics that have been filmed in the areas visited on the cruise.

Crystal Cruises Caribbean 12-night itinerary: New York City, Bermuda, St. Maarten, Antigua, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Miami, departing November 10, 2009. In addition to Crystal's Wine & Food Festival, which may include celebrity chefs and distinguished wine experts, Personal Enrichment Series guests will enjoy private events with Adam Chase, Associate Dean of Wine Studies at prestigious COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts located in the heart of Napa Valley. Adam brings 10 years experience as an educator and his passion for wine to this Food and Wine at Sea cruise. Events feature unique Burgundy tastings of red and white varietals from Crystal Cruises' extensive list, along with the unique opportunity to taste some new and rare wines.

Complete details and prices for these and numerous other unique luxury cruise deals are listed on TravelStore's website. Once on the website, enter CVE001 in the Offer ID search box. All participants in Food and Wine at Sea receive exclusive amenities and are invited to private hosted events on board.

About TravelStore
TravelStore is one of California's largest cruise and honeymoon travel companies. The company was established in 1975, is employee owned and part of the Signature Travel Network. Collectively, Signature members generate $4 billion in annual travel sales.

For more information, call a luxury cruise specialist at 1-800-821-4271, or visit TravelStore's website: http://www.tscruises.com.

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