Wine Cruise-Holland America Westerdam
From January 6-13 2013, the Holland America Cruise line’s Westerdam will be sailing the Caribbean. This exclusive cruise will be a wine tasting event fit for the connoisseur and enthusiast alike. Of course, if relaxing in luxury is truly what you wish for, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity as this wine tasting cruise event is not open to the public and available accommodations are very few in order to maintain the upmost convenience and luxury for those on board. Advise your corporate concierge to contact Doris Siegel at Cruise Planners, as she is the person exclusively booking rooms for this private cruise.
The Holland America’s Westerdam is departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and takes you on the most scenic of routes to the final destination of Half Moon Cay in Aruba, Curacao. Like with any cruise the journey is the destination, featuring various stops along the way in the beautiful white, sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Event staff and managers do not want to give away many details as to the schedule of the cruise so feel rest assured that they are planning on the best event scheduling and island hopping available in the Caribbean. As everyone knows who has been on a cruise (surely you have), daily schedules are created that are jam-packed with activities, seminars, and events; so much that it might be difficult to attend every event on every day. Consult with your concierge beforehand to produce the best possible schedule for yourself, that way you do not feel overstretched or strapped for time. Your personal concierge will be able to coordinate with the event and cruise staff to ensure the best accommodations available.
As this private cruise is primarily a wine tasting event, much of the activities while on board and off are centered on wine. Many of these events are targeted towards being educational like wine-paring and sensory evaluations of wine. The staff will teach you how to fully enjoy your wine utilizing all five senses. Of course wine sampling is available with varieties of wine ranging across the world. You will learn how to judge where the grapes were grown, simply by taste and smell. For the connoisseur, cocktail parties are offered every night of the cruise where general conversations revolve around wine culture and future opportunities. As per usual, gourmet buffet and dining experiences are offered for all meals of the day.