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Coastline to Canals
Dec 3, 2018
Cruising with Poplar Grove - A Poplar Grove Wine Club Members’ Exclusive Offer
According to Tony Holler, our new president, Ingo Grady, …”is one of the most experienced industry veterans and well-acquainted with the international luxury wine community”. Ingo and his wife Patti also have a passion for organizing wine and food-focused cruises in collaboration with Oceania Cruise Lines. They are currently planning an epic 10-day voyage on the Nautica, sailing from Barcelona to Nice from October 28 to November 7, 2019. We would like to extend a special invitation to Friends of the Winery to join them on this exclusive journey.
Ingo says, “Oceania has its finger on a generational pulse. They offer individualized service at a very high level, but in a country club manner. It’s not ostentatious. It’s a comfort niche. And, compared to other cruise lines, Oceania’s adult-only offerings are leaps ahead in terms of service and elegance.”
Oceania truly is the foodie and wine lover’s cruise line, with small ships that can tuck away in ports that others can’t get into. The ship’s culinary centre and signature restaurants are custom-made for guests who wish to live in the moment while embracing life’s greatest pleasures: culture, art, music, food, wine and, most importantly, friendship.
Ingo explains, “Imagine sailing from one destination to another, all without suffering the predictable stresses of a European vacation - following maps, looking after your luggage, wondering if you are being ripped off along the way. Instead we’ll be able to focus on relaxation, on one another.”
In addition to the impressive Coastlines to Canals itinerary (see below), Ingo and ExpediaCruiseShip Centers (Kelowna) have assembled an exclusive cruise package that includes wine education, a Poplar Grove vintner’s dinner onboard the ship, plus a special hosted visit and traditional Tuscan lunch at the new Antinori winery in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico region; experience a part of Tuscany that most will never see!
Here is the program:
DAY PORT ARRIVE DEPART
- Oct 28 Barcelona, Spain 1 pm (Embark) / 6 pm
- Oct 29 Monte Carlo, Monaco Noon 10 pm
- Oct 30 Florence/Pisa/Tuscany, Italy 8 am / 8 pm
- Oct 31 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 8 am / 8 pm
- Nov 01 Naples/Pompeii, Italy 8 am / 6 pm
- Nov 02 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
- Nov 03 Kotor, Montenegro 8 am / 4 pm
- Nov 04 Zadar, Croatia 10 am / 7 pm
- Nov 05 Koper, Slovenia 8 am/ 11 pm
- Nov 06 Venice, Italy 8 am
- Nov 07 Venice, Italy 8 am (Disembark)
From personal experience, here are the top reasons for having chosen Oceania Cruise Lines as our preferred cruise partner:
BEST VALUE IN UPSCALE CRUISING
Award-Winning Mid-Size Nautica catering to just 824 guests
Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays
Exceptional personalized service
Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® Spa
The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ - a variety of distinctive open-seating signature restaurants, all at no additional charge
Country Club casual yet elegant ambiance
Roundtrip Airfare from Vancouver included
FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities and Unlimited Internet Package
Welcome reception with wine and canapés
A Day in Tuscany with Marchesi Antinori – the ultimate shore excursion
FREE welcome bottle of wine on boarding
Perfect Pairings at Toscana - multi-course dinner featuring Poplar Grove wines
Extraordinary Value fares from $ 3,999 Cdn per guest:
- Penthouse 2 $7,599
- Penthouse 3 $7,499
- A1 Concierge Level $6,449
- A2 Concierge Level $6,349
- A3 Concierge Level $6,199
- B1 Veranda $5,949
- B2 Veranda $5,799
- C1 Deluxe Ocean View $4,899
- C2 Deluxe Ocean View $4,799
- E Ocean View $4,399
- F Inside Stateroom $4,299
- G Inside Stateroom $3,999
All it takes to reserve your stateroom is a deposit of $1,000 Cdn per person. Final payment is due July 15, 2019. Prices quoted include cruise, tax, airfare from Vancouver* and are per person based on double-occupancy. *Premium Economy and Business rates available upon request; additional gateways available upon request; round trip transfers $280 per person.
To join the tour: contact Cheryl Rosborough at ExpediaCruiseShip Centers (Kelowna)
1 250 763 2900 or 1 800 463 7447
Email Wine Club to request an emailed package with this information.
Wine Club Members:
Receive 10% off Poplar Grove merchandise in store. Excluding BOGS boots.
Can book a barrel tasting for up to 6 guests complimentary. Must be booked in advance.
Our barrel hall is available for rent to you for a discounted venue fee. Based on availability and some restrictions apply.