Calling all wine lovers: Silversea offers 11 unique voyages perfectly paired to your interests

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is rolling out a new Wine Series collection of 11 voyages this year designed for wine enthusiasts.

On each wine cruise, discerning travelers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling great vintages and learning about the tradition and art of winemaking in special tastings and lectures conducted by wine professionals, vineyard owners, and winemakers. Depending on the itinerary, guests may also have the chance to explore some of the world’s most celebrated wine regions on optional guided shore excursions. On board each of Silversea’s luxurious cruise ships, guests also enjoy an extensive complimentary selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner.

“Our wine-themed voyages offer guests the chance to broaden their understanding and appreciation of one of life’s most cherished luxuries — fine wine,” said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas. “We’ve invited top experts from some of the world’s most acclaimed vineyards and wineries to mingle and interact with our guests, guiding them through entertaining tastings and lectures that add a unique and enriching dimension to their travel experience.”

Following is a list of the Wine Series experts and the voyages in 2013 on which they will be hosting an enrichment program devoted to wine appreciation:

Eileen Cranel,founding winemaker and president of Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Lawrence d’Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker

–Voyage 7309, Silver Explorer, April 29 – May 13, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lawrence d’Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker

–Voyage 1329, Silver Cloud, October 16 – 25, Nice to Barcelona
–Voyage 2336, Silver Wind, December 3 – 21, Las Palmas to Cape Town

Brian Davis, wine connoisseur and holder of Wine & Spirit Education Trust diploma 

–Voyage 4308, Silver Whisper, May 1 – 16, Fort Lauderdale to Southampton

Ken & Grace Evenstad, founders, Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, Dundee Hills, Oregon
–Voyage 2316, Silver Wind, May 30 – June 8, Rome to Venice

 Lyn Farmer, wine expert and senior editor of The Wine News magazine

–Voyage 3328, Silver Shadow, September 12 – 29, Vancouver to Tokyo
–Voyage 3329, Silver Shadow, September 29 – October 9, Tokyo to Shanghai
–Voyage 1334, Silver Cloud, December 20 – January 5, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso

 Tor Kenward, founder of Tor Kenward Family Wines, Napa Valley, California

–Voyage 5312, Silver Spirit, May 10 – 18, Venice to Istanbul

Florencia Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California
–Voyage 1333, Silver Cloud, December 11 – 20, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Pam Starr, co-owner and manager, Crocker & Starr Winery, Napa Valley, California
–Voyage 1314, Silver Cloud, May 9 – 16, Barcelona to Monte Carlo

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