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TWO EXCLUSIVE CULINARY GROUP CRUISES WITH CELEBRITY CRUISES
THE 2016 MEDITERRANEAN CULINARY CRUISE HOSTED BY CHEF DAVE MACLENNAN
If you love fine wine, sumptuous dining and luxurious vacations, join executive chef Dave MacLennan of the celebrated Los Angeles' JAMES REPUBLIC Restaurant, on an 11-night round trip cruise from Rome, sailing to Greece, Turkey and Italy, on board "Celebrity Reflection", onSeptember 19, 2016. Incredible Mediterranean itinerary. Contact us now, very limited availability.
THE 2017 CARIBBEAN CULINARY CRUISE HOSTED BY CHEF MARK DOMMEN
After years of classical training with some of the world's most eminent Culinary Masters, Mark Dommen is at the helm of San Francisco's ONE MARKET Restaurant, a consistent presence on the Chronicles "Top 100" restaurant list. Mark will host this one-of-a kind, 7-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary cruise on board "Celebrity Reflection", round trip from Miami on February 4, 2017.
Subject to availability, call us at 719 593-1591 to avoid disappointment.
Enjoy these exclusive culinary events on both cruises:
Two Culinary Demonstrations
Four Course Luncheon with each Chef
Behind the Scenes Tour of Celebrity's Culinary Operations
Sommelier Guided Tour of the Tihany designed two-story wine tower.
To request more information on these exclusive culinary cruises try our Travel Planner.
FROM RICK'S DESK - MY RECENT KAUAI FAMILIARIZATION TRIP WITH FUNJET VACATIONS.
Kauai, also known as the "Garden Isle," is an incredibly beautiful destination, draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rain forests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air with dramatic and beautiful views.
The island offers a variety of outdoor activities for visitors and is the least commercialized of the Hawaiian islands. I took hundreds of pictures of my Kauai visit and i invite you to view some I picked out for this newsletter.
Our trip began at the Kaua'i Beach Resort. We went on a Kaua'i Backcountry Adventure to the Līhu'e Sugar Plantation and through some of the most beautiful and remote land on the island with spectacular views of the ocean, coastline, mountains and valleys.
We were taken to the Kilohana Plantation for the Lu'au Kalamaku where hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers, traditional fire knife dancing, a lavish buffet of local delicacies and vivid storytelling, all come together for an authentic cultural experience.
At Smith's Fern Grotto in Wailua, we were treated to songs and stories of ancient Hawai'i and enjoyed hula dancing. A short nature walk through a rain forest took us to the lush Fern Grotto, a geological wonder where ferns grow upside down from the roof of the grotto.
We visited the Opaeka'a Falls and Anaina Hou Kaua'i Mini Golf and Botanical Gardens which is an amazing 18-hole putting green style course, set among beautiful botanical gardens with water hazards and other obstacles to make for a fun and challenging mini golf experience.
On Capt. Andy's Nāpali Snorkel Tour, we experienced spectacular sea cliffs, enchanting waterfalls and timeless lava tubes. We anchored at a tropical reef to snorkel and explore it's underwater ecosystem. Did some incredible sightseeing at the Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
The Kauai ATV Waterfall Tour was 23 miles of diverse off-road trails including amazing panoramic views, famous movie sites (Jurassic Park), lush jungle, a remarkable hidden tunnel and the beaches of Kahili Ridge, the waterfall and historic WWII bunkers. Had a refreshing dip at the waterfall and re-fueled with a deli lunch. The Museum in Līhu'e was filled with the essence of true Aloha, from the people who greet you, to the historical galleries that include fascinating artifacts and culture.
We did resort site inspections at the Kauai Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Kauai Wailua Bay, St. Regis at Princeville, the Waimea Plantation Cottages and also stayed at the Sheraton Kaua'i Resort at Po'ipu, where we inspected accommodations and amenities to better advise our clients.
We saw and learned a lot in our short visit to Kauai. If interested in being surrounded by Hawaiian beauty, adventure and culture, do not miss Kauai! I am ready to assist you planning your trip, just email me or complete our Travel Planner.
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YOUR JUNE TRAVEL QUOTE
"Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes"
Robin Leach - English entertainment reporter and writer, best-known for hosting his TV show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, which focused on profiling well-known celebrities and their lavish homes, super cars and other materialistic information.
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