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WINE CRUISE

 

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Z A P
M E M B E R S!

ZAP’s Cruise 2010
August 10 – 24
Mid-Summer Nights’ Dream
14-Day European Cruise Aboard Oceania’s Insignia

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Copenhagen • Amsterdam • Bruges (Zeebrugge) • Paris (Le Havre) • Brest • La Rochelle • Bordeaux • Biarritz (Saint-Jean-de-Luz) • Bilbao • La Coruna (Santiago de Compostela) • Oporto • Lisbon

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Call Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348 for more information and to book your travel!

Cruising with Master Chef Jacques Pepin
Jacques Pepin, Oceania’s Executive Culinary Director, will be traveling with us on this cruise! He has graciously accepted ZAP’s invitation to join us for a glass of Zinfandel and you’re invited too!

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Announcing Our First Shore Excursion
Classically French Food & Wine, with Executive Chef from Chez Panisse (Bordeaux, France)
We’ll leave from the docks in downtown Bordeaux in the morning on our way to Médoc, one of the most famous appellations of the area. We shall be welcome to Chateau Dauzac (cru classé in Margaux) by Christine Bazin de Caix who is part of the Lurton family and runs the property. After a short visit of the winery, we will sit down for a sumptuous lunch, prepared by Jean Pierre Moullé, head chef at the word known restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. The meal will focus on local and seasonal ingredients and will be paired with the Lurton wines. After lunch, we will stop in front of Chateau Margaux for a few minutes (no visit), to enjoy the beautiful building of the 18th century, and then we will head for Chateau Brane-Cantenac where we will enjoy a private visit of the property. Return to Bordeaux at the end of the afternoon, where you will be able to enjoy the charms and beauties of that magnificent city.

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Cruising with ZAP!
A Voyage of Discovery like no other!
Step back in time as you meander along the narrow streets of medieval towns • take in the panoramic vistas • picturesque historic sites • gracious plazas • fascinating shops • fairy-tale castles • charming canals • dutch masters • enjoy a scenic trip through the rolling French countryside •
Wine and Dine
Revel in fine French food and superb wines taste tapas • regional fresh seafood Rioja wines • explore the world of port
Shop
Plan a part of your excursions to shop! Couture clothing • silks lingerie • fine jewelry •perfume • contemporary art glass • ceramics • silver
and so much more!

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Follow the “Masters of Zin” on our mid-summer European adventure to exciting ports of call. Join this passionate group of travelers who share their common zeal for great wine, food and camaraderie. The ZAP program offers an exceptional opportunity to mix and mingle with leading Zinfandel winemakers while sailing in style to wine destinations on a luxurious cruise ship.

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group pix ZAPpers WINE CRUISEOur ZAP cruises are becoming legendary for their warm hospitality. We’ve created a schedule of dynamic onboard ZAP activities designed to enhance your up-close and personal wine-tasting explorations. You will savor top Zinfandels at the University of Zin seminars, indulge your inner-epicurean at our Group Dinner, taste renowned Zinfandels at a Reserve Tasting and intimate Winemaker Dinners, plus enjoy some extra surprises that are exclusive to ZAP members.

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Selected Winery Hosts
ZAP will announce our winery cruise hosts in the coming weeks. The owners and winemakers from these award-winning wineries specialize in Zinfandel and make some of the finest wines produced today. Past hosts have included:
Doug Beckett, Peachy Canyon Winery; Carol Shelton, Carol Shelton Wines; Al Perry, Robert Biale Vineyards; Charles Mara, Mara Winery; Bruce Walker and Wayne Hansen, Starry Night Winery; Justin Boeger, Boeger Winery; Duane Dappen, D-cubed Cellars; Patty Hoffman, Medusa Wines; Bob Marr, Marr Cellars; Miro Tcholacov, Trentadue Winery; Kent Rosenblum, Rosenblum Cellars; Paul Sobon; Sobon Estate; Susan Ridley, Hendry; Nils Venge; Saddleback Cellars; John Ramsey, JR Wines.

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Culinary Artistry
Master Chef Jacques Pepin brings his legendary cuisine and unique culinary artistry to the restaurants of Oceania Cruises. Host of award-winning cooking shows on national public television and author of more than 20 cookbooks, Chef Pepin has served as personal chef to numerous heads of state and currently serves on the faculties of some of the world’s most prestigious culinary institutions.
With his genius for inspiration and his culinary wizardry, using only the finest, fresh ingredients, Chef Pepin consistently pushes cuisine to new heights. You can rest assured that with Chef Pepin on board the team of Insignia chefs will be in top form for our sailing.

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Want More Information About the Itinerary?
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Book Your Travel Today!
Historically, we sell out.
You don’t want to miss this mid-summer European adventure.

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Call Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348 for more information and to book your travel!

For more details click here.

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Here’s What ZAPers Are Saying About Our Cruises
“A very memorable and enjoyable experience for avowed ‘non-cruisers’.” C. Snyder (Los Altos, CA)
“Great Trip!” V. & D.L. DiLoreto (Austin, TX)
“Our two ZAP cruises (so far) have been among the best cruises ever. We’ve made a lot of new friends, learned some new things…and even enjoyed the wines!” L. Cannady (Orinda, CA)
“I didn’t think we would be able to match the original cruise we took from Venice to Barcelona, BUT there were some real surprise destinations…the ZAP events were actually better than the our first cruise— very well organized, informative and fun. The three winemakers on board were a fun group to be around, the Dusi trio a special treat, ZAPers were as social as always, and as always fantastic Zin to taste.”
T. & D. Mendicino (Bay Area, CA)

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Information is subject to change.

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Book Now & Receive
$100 per Cabin Shipboard Credit!

In addition, receive
FREE pre paid gratuities – save $350-$462 per cabin!

Gratuity offer extended!

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ZAP Cruise Highlights

rr Vitale WINE CRUISECheck out these ZAP program features:
▪ZAP activities hosted by renowned winery proprietors
▪Goodie Bag with a bottle of Zinfandel to start your voyage
▪“Meet and Greet” social mixer with fellow ZAP travelers
University of Zin tasting seminars
▪Special Reserve Tasting
▪Onboard Group Dinner
▪Intimate Dinner with the Winemakers
▪Array of Zinfandels from our ZAP member wineries
▪Optional shore excursions to wine country designed exclusively for ZAP members

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ZAP adds Kent Rosenblum of Rosenblum Cellars as one of their wine hosts.

Additional Cruise Hosts
to be announced soon!

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Food, for me, is inseparable from sharing. There is no great meal unless it is shared with family or friends." -Jacques Pépin

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Photos Courtesy of Mike Mamot

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grouppicturethumbnail WINE CRUISEClick here to view the 2006 Cruise picture gallery

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Hulick small WINE CRUISEClick here to view the 2007 Mediterranean Cruise photo submissions.

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ZAP partners with Food & Wine Trails, the educational division of the HMS Travel Group to develop this program. They are a recognized leader in delivering quality and consumer satisfaction for over 25 years.

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