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Cruise With Kurt

Join Chef Kurt Grasing on a sojourn on the enticing Douro River.  

July 18-25, 2017                                                                                                 amavida_cruising_douroriver

Choose from 7 or 11 days with the option to begin your journey with three nights in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, before boarding the AMAVida to sail the Douro River, with its dramatic gorges, lush vineyards and tranquil fishing villages. Embark in Porto and continue on to the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego, known for its historic charm. Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the beautiful inland countryside and the palace and gardens of Mateus – before concluding your cruise in Porto. Each day is filled with action packed included shore excursions, and beer and wine with each meal.

Guests wishing to participate in all Grasing’s events must make their reservation through MmMmTravel.

AMAWaterways Wine Cruise Highlights:

Only guests who make their reservations through MmMmTravel will experience a private Wine-Paired CHAINE des ROTISSEURS dinner with Chef Kurt Grasing.
Enjoy receptions, tastings & discussions hosted by Chef Kurt Grasing.
7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom – most staterooms with balconies
Fine dining including complimentary local wine, port wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
Complimentary Internet access in all staterooms & complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
Sail Away Mimosa and Sun Deck BBQ
Services of professional Cruise Manager
Optional 3 nights hotel accommodation in Lisbon at the InterContinental Lisbon (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast (with optional pre-cruise program)
Transfer from the hotel to Lisbon to the ship in Porto (with optional pre-cruise program)
Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways.


Past Event – Leaf-Peeping with Chef Kurt Grasing

aboard the Crystal Symphony: September 27 – October 4, 2015

Dear Friends,

Summer in California, winter in the Rockies, autumn in New England! As much as the place is important, the time of year and season really plays into why we love these destinations. Colors, temperatures (and the changing of temperature), and seasonal delights all play a part to the phenomena.  The tastes and flavors are just as important for me, if not more important than other sensory hints to the change of season.  Chestnuts roasting on the corner of a street in New York City, oysters in a quaint café in Boston, lobster rolls in Maine, Johnny Cakes in Rhode Island all add to the adventure of the New England culinary scene that have grown to be household ideals across America.  Last year, Christine and I sampled a brief tour of the East Coast with Crystal Cruises.  It was a great trip with delicious food on a luxurious ship that offered very nice all-inclusive amenities.  Please join us next Fall for “leaf-peeping” aboard Crystal, rated the “World’s Best Mid-Size Cruise Line” for 21 consecutive years!  Limited space is available, so please call MmMmTravel today to take advantage of the Grasing’s added savings, just for us!

Christine and I look forward to staying close to home next year and sharing this beautiful part of North America with you.

Chef Kurt Grasing


Exclusive MmMmTravel Events Hosted by Chef Kurt Grasing:

Cooking demonstrations

Private receptions

Wine paired dinner

Access to optional culinary shore excursions

In order to participate in all Chef Grasing’s private cruise activities, your reservation must be made through MmMmTravel.  For reservations, contact:

Michael Mastrocola’s Millennium

(831) 659-0151

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