Posted by Ruth Miller on Wed 23rd July 2008 at 11:33 AM, Filed in Cruises

Crystal Cruises’ have announced a trip that will incorporate $5,000 per bottle 1989 Petrus and an increasingly rare 2000 Chateau Hosanna as part of their ultimate wine
experience on Crystal Serenity’s August 24 Mediterranean cruise. Great for wine connoisseurs with an expensive palate…

Decanter magazine’s 2008 “Man of the Year” Christian Moueix is bringing these and other impressive vintages from his private collection for the $1,300 per person event, available for just 14 discriminating guests.

Throughout the evening, Moueix, who oversees his family’s French estates in Saint Emilion and Pomerol and owns the Dominus Estate in Napa Valley, will guide connoisseurs on the fine nuances of each selection.

“To enjoy these extremely rare wines and to have the personal guidance of an expert such as Mr. Moueix is an amazing treat for one’s senses,” says Toni Neumeister, vice president, food & beverage. “For even the most discerning palates, this is a once in a lifetime experience.”

Three Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck of Rome’s acclaimed La Pergola is collaborating to prepare a menu that perfectly pairs food with the wine.
Among the multiple courses are Beck’s signature Fagottelli “La Pergola,” Carpaccio of Scallops on Amaranth Grain and Black Corn with Ginger Oil and Crepinette of Lamb.



Posted by Ruth Miller on Tue 8th April 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in CruisesTravel News

If you’re a fan of opera then then you might want to take a look at Princess Cruises, who will become the first cruise vessels ever to broadcast a live performance from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Broadcast live on the High Seas presentation of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ will be held on Saturday, April 5 as part of the Met’s series of eight opera performances that are transmitted live via satellite to movie theaters around the world.

This unique experience will be offered across Princess’ 16-ship fleet.

If this doesn’t take your fancy, take a look at our most luxurious cruise review.


Posted by Ruth Miller on Fri 14th March 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Cruises

If you’re looking for a seriously luxurious, European cruise - you might want to consider Crystal Cruises.

Their new “extreme luxury tours” package caters for just about every whim and fancy you could possibly imagine:

• Drive a Maserati through Monanco or a Ferrari through Umbria.

• Navigate the Greek Islands in a 50 foot yacht.

• Soar over the Cote d’Azur.

Tour prices range from $1000 per person to as much as $19,500 per couple for the Ferrari and five star spa in Italy.

Crystal Cruises say:


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