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11/10/2005

Silversea Cruise Lines October 3 to 13, 2006 Lisbon to Monte Carlo

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Silver Sea Cruises

"Accent on Spain" Culinary & Wine Series

Aboard the "Silver Cloud"

October 3 - 13, 2006

Lisbon, Portugal to Monte Carlo, Monaco
Gerry Dawes will host a private group of passengers aboard the "Silver Cloud" for a ten night cruise of the Portugese, Spanish, French and Monaco Coasts highlighting Spanish wines, gastronomy, culture and art. Silversea Cruises specializes in luxurious cruising with impeccable service and cuisine.
This enhanced cruise is part of the lines Culinary Arts Series where in addition to the extra events for our private group, Gerry Dawes will also host Culinary events for the ship.
Silversea Cruise Lines "Accent on Spain" cruise will make port calls in:
Lisbon, Portugal * Cádiz, Spain * Málaga, Spain *
Valencia, Spain * Barcelona, Spain * Palma de Mallorca, Spain
St. Tropez, France * Monte Carlo, Monaco
Gerry Dawes as the celebrity culinary personality for this sailing is a widely-published, nationally recognized writer, photographer and lecturer who is specializes in Spanish gastronomy, wine, culture and travel. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Spanish National Gastronomy Prize. He has presented gastronomic and wine programs on Spain at The Smithsonian Institution, Culinary Institute of America, James Beard Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Food Network.
As celebrity culinary and wine expert, Gerry will conduct several presentations and tastings on board while the ship is sailing in Spanish waters and making stops in Spanish ports. In addition, Gerry will host a shore excursion to a Sherry Bodega which is available to any guest as an option excursion. Utilizing Silversea’s "Culinary Arts Center" on board the Silver Cloud, Gerry will offer the following presentations:
  • Conduct a Power Point presentation on Andalucian cuisine followed by a Sherry and Spanish Cheese tasting in preparation for the following morning shore excursion into Sherry bodega country.

  • Conduct a colorful Power Point presentation on Valencian cuisine, wines, culture and fiestas followed by a special ships dinner of coordinated cuisine and matched wines.
  • An optional shore excursion, available to all ship passengers, will take the group from Cadiz and a tour of the Market, city and sea views to Jerez de la Frontera to visit a Sherry bodega. Lunch on this excursion is included in Sanlucar de Barrameda for sea food and manzanella sherry tasting at a beachfront restaurant. In El Puerto de Santa Maria the group will visit the colorful concederos de Mariscos and then take a ferry back to the ship.
  • In addition, for participants in our select group, Gerry will act as host and tour leader for a full day shore excursions in Málaga (including a trip to Ronda), Valencia, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Our private group will also be treated to a private dinner aboard the Silver Cloud featuring Spanish cuisine and matched wines selected by our host, Gerry Dawes. The costs of all of the above excursions and activities are included in the special group cruise prices quoted.
Of course, Gerry will be available during the entire cruise to speak with our group casually about all elements of Spanish wine, gastronomy, culture, art and travel.

Gerry will also host a five day, four night pre-cruise extension beginning with two (2) nights in Madrid, a stop in historic Trujillo, home of Pizarro and a day in spectacular Roman Merida. Additional stops along the way to Lisbon will also be included prior to the cruise departure from Lisbon. The focus of the pre-cruise extension is on the wine and culinary treats of Spain in the western region of the country. Many private meals with specialty wines will be included in the tour cost.
The cost of the pre-cruise extension is $2,299.00 pp, double occupancy. Hotels for the extension will be Spanish four & five star accommodations and paradores.
This exciting trip is offered exclusively through Cry of the Loon Travel, Inc. For additional details contact:
Cry of the Loon Travel, Inc.
868 Lancaster Avenue
Devon, PA 19333
800-223-9880

tbush@cryoftheloontravel.com

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