DWWA Global Tastings 2012 - a word from Cellar Masters Celebrity Cruises
We caught up with Chanelle Duarte at Cellar Masters Celebrity Cruises, to find out what she thinks about this year's Global Tastings event, and why she is so keen to get involved in this series of DWWA tastings.
What made you want to get involved with Decanter’s Global Tastings programme this year?
Chanelle: Celebrity Cruises places great emphasis on our Wine Program. We initiated our partnership with Enomatic in the design our Wine Bar concept for the new Solstice Class. We were the first cruise line to bring this type of experience onboard a ship and we wanted our story to be told. Decanter Magazine obviously represents a well respected international publication in wine and we thought it seems like a natural fit.
What do you think Decanter’s Global Tastings programme offers consumers?
C: The Decanter Tastings programme offers guests the opportunity to try wines that of a guaranteed quality given by an expert opinion. It inspires guests to be more adventurous, try new wines that they may not know and experience something new.
Can you explain a bit about yourselves, in terms of what you offer and where you’re based around the world?
C: Celebrity Cruises is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only be found on Celebrity, all providing an unmatchable vacation experience. In addition to offering vacations visiting all continents, Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. One of the fastest-growing major lines, with a fleet of 11 ships, Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Celebrity Cruises is committed to delivering an exceptional food and wine experience, that can complete with any landbased resort.
How did you promote the Global Tastings fortnight, did you host any special events?
C: Ships are hosting daily tastings in Cellar Master's featuring the Decanter awarded wines
To find out more about the Cella Masters Celebrity Cruises visit www.celebritycruises.com