11 New Wine Cruises Let You Mingle with Top Winemakers & Sample Great Vintages

Do you love to travel? Do you love wine? Then you'll love our new Wine Series collection.

Our wine-themed voyages offer guests the chance to broaden their understanding and appreciation of one of life's most cherished luxuries -- fine wine. 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.

On each wine cruise, discerning travellers 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.

Here's a recap of the Wine Series experts* and the voyages in 2013 on which they will be hosting an enrichment programme devoted to wine appreciation:

Eileen Crane, founding winemaker and president of Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley, California, and Lawrence d'Almeida, Silversea Wine Ambassador & former winemaker, will host:

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

Lawrence d'Almeida is also slated to host:

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

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

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

Ken & Grace Evenstad, founders, Domaine Serene Vineyards & Winery, Dundee Hills, Oregon, will host:

--Voyage 2316, Silver Wind, 30 May - 8 June, Rome to Venice

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

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

Tor Kenward, founder of Tor Kenward Family Wines, Napa Valley, California, will host:

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

Florencia Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, will host:

--Voyage 1333, Silver Cloud, 11 - 20 December, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Pam Starr, co-owner and manager, Crocker & Starr Winery, Napa Valley, California, will host:

--Voyage 1314, Silver Cloud, 9 - 16 May, Barcelona to Monte Carlo



*Wine Series experts are subject to change.

Apr 18, 2013