Fifty Cruise Specialists guests with a thirst for new adventures, good wine, and giving back recently set sail on the 2011 California Winemasters Association cruise which helped raise $10,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (the association’s official charity). Cruise Specialists donated a portion of each guest’s reservation to the worthy cause. This year’s cruise is hosted by Justin Baldwin of JUSTIN Vineyards and is sailing on the new Celebrity Eclipse to the Eastern Caribbean. Guests are enjoying private wine tasting events, exclusive winemaker luncheons and much more.
2012 Cruise Specialists Featured Mediterranean Wine Cruise
If you are sad you missed the boat this year, Cruise Specialists has just announced the details of their next Winemasters Mediterranean cruise taking place in the fall of 2012. The 12 night wine themed cruise on the Celebrity Solstice will sail roundtrip Barcelona departing October 14, 2012 and will visit a number of enchanting cities along the Mediterranean Sea.
Cruise Specialists will again donate a portion of each cruise reservation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 2012 Winemasters Mediterranean cruise is hosted by Allen Balik, a noted wine educator, author, collector and recognized authority on California and European wines. Guests onboard this special cruise will enjoy a unique wine-pairing luncheon, exclusive tasting seminars and events, a guided tour of the Solstice’s two-story glass wine tower, and a private behind-the-scenes tour of Celebrity’s culinary operations.
The Celebrity Solstice caters to wine enthusiasts with one of the most extensive wine lists at sea (500 selections), a stocked wine cellar (10,000 bottles), and experts trained to serve it (23 certified Sommeliers). Additionally, the ship features other unique amenities such as its ½ acre Lawn Club, a popular hot glass blowing show, and its renowned AquaSpa.
Travelers on this incredible journey will have the opportunity to visit extraordinary sights in Spain, France and Italy, taste exquisite wines from around the world, and help those in need affected by Cystic Fibrosis.