In addition to a series of complimentary food and wine activities onboard the ship, they will be offering an assortment of optional, exclusive luxury experiences. In Monte Carlo, St. Tropez, Mallorca and Barcelona.
(PRWEB) March 02, 2015
MmMmTravel is thrilled to announce that new space has opened up on the previously sold out DAOU Winery cruise from Monte Carlo, Monaco to Barcelona, Spain. This program was previously only available to DAOU Winery club members but is now available for general booking through MmMmTravel. This cruise is on Crystal Cruises award-winning Serenity starting June 28 and ending July 4, 2015. Space is extremely limited.
DAOU Winery Founders and Owners, Georges and Daniel DAOU were raised in the south of France, and return for an annual visit. This is the first time they are inviting guests to join them and share some of their favorite places. In addition to a series of complimentary food and wine activities onboard the ship, they will be offering an assortment of optional, exclusive luxury experiences. In Monte Carlo, St. Tropez, Mallorca and Barcelona.
Facilitating the Daou brothers’ travel plans is Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM (online presence is MmMmTravel) as part of their 2015 Taste of Life travel collection. MmMmTravel has a great deal in common with a glass of world-class wine. The finished product is the culmination of years of work and one precise moment. It can never be recreated exactly, but one understands that good vines, knowledge and craftsmanship are indicative that the next vintage will be stellar. A travel artisan, Michael Mastrocola has extensive international travel experience and over 30 years in the industry.
As participants in A Taste of Life, guests become members of a social club that offers fine dining, delicious wines and added exclusive activities and amenities. Led by wine and culinary professionals, guests are encouraged to expand their experience via small group discussions, tastings and demonstrations, elevating their vacation enjoyment while taking the journey at their leisure and shunning the traditional tour group feel.
MmMmTravel’s renown hosts - vintners, restaurateurs, chefs and winery owners, bring their wines and skills onboard to share with not a thousand or even one hundred, but your intimate group of 18 to 100 A Taste of Life members. These luminaries of the culinary and wine world may lead receptions, vertical wine tastings, winemaker dinners, cooking demonstrations and optional shore excursions, all exclusively for MmMmTravel clients. For luxury travelers, this translates into unparalleled culinary and wine experiences at no extra cost.
About Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM
Michael Mastrocola has developed worldwide contacts in the luxury travel industry for over three decades, working with many high-end hotels, restaurants and tour operators. Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM Travel (online presence MmmmTravel.com) are experts in creating theme cruises. His tours specialize in Culinary and Wine exploration while shunning the traditional tour group feel. Guests are encouraged to expand their experiences via discussions, tastings and demonstrations and to take their journey at their own leisure.
Michael has worked with many prominent wineries, restaurants and organizations, pairing them with the finest cruise lines in the world to stimulate the senses and the mind and offer a rewarding bonus to a well deserved vacation for the savviest of international travelers. Customers include Heitz Cellars, the Escoffier Family, Domaine Carneros, Hall Winery, Frank Family Vineyards, Shafer Vineyards, and PlumpJack Winery. He is also a past member of the AIWF Board of Directors, Monterey Bay Chapter and is Director Emeritus of American Musical Theater of San Jose. http://www.mmmmtravel.com
About DAOU Winery
In the golden, oak-studded hills of Paso Robles’ acclaimed west side, not far from William Randolph Hearst’s magnificent castle, there is a man with a Homeric vision. His name is Daniel Daou and he is devoting his life and every imaginable resource to creating, first and foremost, a Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals the very best in the world.
Gracefully perched atop a stunning promontory at 2,200 feet, the DAOU Spanish Colonial style winery is embraced by a tangible serenity. Hawks wheel and bank while the all-day sun caresses close planted rows of lush, emerald green vines. The 100 percent calcareous soil makes no sound as it parses out nourishment and only a gentle breeze flows up through the Templeton Gap from the Pacific Ocean. The quiet is bewitching; you want to lay down roots here, just as the seven-year-old vines have done. But the sense of peace belies the serious industry at work on this 212 acre estate. No effort is spared to create the luscious varietals and blends that flow from this limited production winery.
This kind of synergy happens rarely: superlative climate and terroir, super intensive vineyard culture, and cutting edge viticultural practice. You’re more likely to find it in Bordeaux than Central California. Coupled with the infectious passion and gracious, family style hospitality of the Daou brothers, Georges and Daniel, the result is pure magic. The kind of magic that comes in a bottle.
About Crystal Cruise Line
When parent company NYK entered the luxury cruise business in 1988, with the launch of Crystal Cruises the ‘Crystal Difference’ was but a distant concept. Today, Crystal stands at the top of the industry. For 20 consecutive years and 21 years, respectively, discriminating readers of such prestigious publications as Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler have awarded Crystal Cruises the industry’s most coveted “World’s Best” rankings. The company’s first ship, Crystal Harmony, entered service in 1990, and left the fleet in November of 2005 to join Crystal Cruises’ parent company, Japan’s NYK’s cruise division. Crystal Symphony, Crystal Harmony’s sister ship, was launched in 1995. A third ship, Crystal Serenity, was introduced in July 2003.
How did this relative newcomer propel itself to the top of an established and competitive industry? What sets its fleet well above the rest? Its absolute commitment to the company’s simple but all-encompassing goal: To provide its guests with the finest travel experience available in the luxury service business, not just the luxury cruise industry. The success of the ‘Crystal Difference’ is best illustrated by the company’s number of repeat guests. It is the highest in the industry.
This commitment is apparent in every aspect of the Crystal experience, where attention to detail and an availability of choices are unsurpassed in the world of travel. It is reflected in a feeling of spaciousness and the highest quality furnishings, including Riedel leaded crystal wine glasses, Royal Doulton bone china tea service, Frette or Garnier Thiebaut table linens, and Brown Jordan Mission teak deck furniture. Most importantly, it is reflected in the utmost care, attention, and warm hospitality.
The company’s modern standard of luxury is often compared to the world’s finest land-based hotels such as the Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton. First and foremost, however, luxury Crystal-style is neither stuffy nor intimidating. It represents the very best personal experience a cruise can deliver, from experienced captains, officers, and staff to crew and shoreside personnel who genuinely look forward to welcoming guests into the Crystal family.
Through its uncompromising focus on classic service, abundant space, extensive choices and quality, Crystal Cruises has redefined the luxury vacation. As a result, it has become the benchmark against which guests and travel agents now measure all other cruise lines. (For fleet details, see the ship profiles with specifications, venues and detailed amenities.)
Los Angeles-based Crystal Cruises is headed by President and Chief Operating Officer Edie Rodriguez, who joined the line in fall 2013 boasting more than 30 years in the global cruise, travel and technology industries. Senior management, with decades of combined experience in the luxury travel market, includes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nobuyoshi Kuzuya; Vice Chairman Jack Anderson; and Executive Vice President Thomas Mazloum.
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For more information please contact:
Michael Mastrocola’s MillenniuM
Phone: (831) 659-0151