James Beard Foundation – West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
San Diego, CA, United States to Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dates: 05 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
05 May 2020
San Diego, CA, United States
5:00 PM
DAY 2
06 May 2020
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3
07 May 2020
Monterey, CA, United States
12:00 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 4
08 May 2020
San Francisco, CA, United States
9:00 AM
DAY 5
09 May 2020
San Francisco, CA, United States
5:00 PM
DAY 6
10 May 2020
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
11 May 2020
Day-at-Sea
DAY 8
12 May 2020
Portland, OR, United States
8:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 9
13 May 2020
Day-at-Sea
DAY 10
14 May 2020
Seattle, WA, United States
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 11
15 May 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada
8:00 AM
James Beard Foundation – West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

05 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

To Be Assigned

Guests may select one of the following benefits.

Please consult your Virtuoso travel advisor for restrictions and fees that apply to 3rd and 4th passengers in the cabin.

$175 USD Personalized Experience Credit Per Person

This option is complimentary if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 20 Mar 2020. Registrations made or changed between 21 Mar 2020 and 21 Apr 2020 will incur a $75 fee per person. No registrations or changes will be allowed after 21 Apr 2020.

The Personalized Experience Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is complimentary if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor by 20 Mar 2020. Registrations made or changed between 21 Mar 2020 and 21 Apr 2020 will incur a $75 fee per person. No registrations or changes will be allowed after 21 Apr 2020.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

Guests may also enjoy these benefits. Restrictions may apply.

Welcome Reception

Planned specifically for you and fellow Virtuoso Voyages travelers, this private reception offers a chance to meet fellow cruisers and get to know your onboard host.

About the Ship

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Star Breeze

With only 212 guests, a Star Breeze cruise will make you feel like you're on board your own private small ship almost as soon as you step aboard and large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

What's Included

Included

  • Ocean transportation in all-suite accommodations

  • All meals in all venues at all times, including 24-hour room service

  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks

  • Welcome cocktails at reception

  • All onboard entertainment

  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center

  • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment

  • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

Not Included

  • Not included, are alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise disembarkation or optional programs or activities.

About Us

Any ship lets you see the world. Windstar brings it close enough so you can fully live it. See, hear, smell, taste, and feel what it’s like to sail on a lovely ship into a small port, explore a hidden beach, see Moroccan goats standing in trees, taste a spicy Norwegian bacalao stew, and altogether lose yourself in a strange and wondrous culture. Our elegant, 148 to 310-guest ships open up captivating new worlds and leave indelible, lifetime memories. This is 180 degrees from ordinary, where all your senses are indulged and your sense of wonder is awakened.

Insider Tip

Enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon on the high seas with Windstar. Exquisite sunsets, romantic breakfast in bed, a relaxing massage, all while sailing to some of the most romantic places in the world.

Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Final Payment Requirements:

An immediate deposit of 15% of booking total is required within three days of booking to secure a reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the departure date. Your documents are usually received 30 days prior to departure. Travel documents, however, are only issued after final payment has been received by Windstar. Send all payments to Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121 U.S.A. Payment is also welcome by American Express®, Discover Card®, Visa®, or MasterCard®. For faster processing, please include a confirmation number on your check. All charges are in USD. Windstar is not liable for any currency exchange rate or foreign exchange fee imposed by the account holder & bank or credit card company. Payment of the cruise deposit and Travel Protection Plan (if applicable) constitutes a binding of the Terms & Conditions as attached.

Late Booking Policy:

On bookings within 45 days of departure, Windstar Cruises requires final payment before we can initiate the process of requesting hotel and/or air space; on bookings within 14 days of departure, we are unable to make air or hotel transfers or arrangements. Windstar Cruises will advise you of the status of the request within five (5) working days of receipt of final payment. If your request is confirmed, electronic tickets will be sent via email. If we are unable to confirm your late booking all monies paid will be refunded in full. Please note, changes or additions to the cruise package (i.e. transfers, special services, gifts, or onboard packages) cannot be made within seven (7) days of departure and should be arranged once you are on board the yacht.

Singles:

Single occupancy of a stateroom is 175% of the published per-person stateroom cruise fare (200% of suites) and is subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund (except for the amounts paid for Cancellation Protection Plan and the $50 per person fee) will be made for written cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 121 days prior to the date on which you are to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land).

Guests who cancel after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation schedule:

  • 120-90 days before commencing travel - 15% of gross fare (deposit);
  • 89-60 days before commencing travel - 35% of gross fare;
  • 59-30 days before commencing travel-50% of gross fare;
  • 29-0 days before commencing travel - 100% of gross fare.

Fees are due regardless of resale.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Ship's Registry: Bahamas

All terms and conditions stated on the Windstar website apply. Cruise is provided subject to the terms and conditions of the Passage Contract.



Fares are US$ per person, double occupancy, unless otherwise specified. | Cruise itinerary and pricing is subject to change and availability. | Savings apply to select stateroom categories and could decrease or be closed for specific categories or entire voyages without prior notice. | Savings are not applicable to port charges or taxes. | Select promotional offers may not be combinable with Virtuoso benefits. | The Virtuoso shore event, shore excursion, or shipboard credit is non-transferable and non-refundable. | Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. | Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. | Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. | Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. | Virtuoso events and benefits are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. | A minimum group size is required for the host to travel. | The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the main Virtuoso event. | Other restrictions and limitations may apply. | See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. | All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso. | Ship's Registry: Bahamas

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Santa Barbara, CA, United States - 06 May 2020

Offered by: Visit Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA United States
Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Meals: None
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

Welcome aboard Santa Barbara Trolley Tours. With over 30 years in service, we know Santa Barbara! Let our experienced Santa Barbara native drivers guide you through Santa Barbara’s hot spots! We offer fully-narrated tours packed with well-researched historical information, as well as pop culture facts that will delight and entertain guest of all ages.

All of our stops in Santa Barbara are convenient to shopping, dining and attractions.

Trolleys come by each of the stops every 60 minutes. Your ticket is good for 2 consecutive days!

Trolley tours are the best way to see Santa Barbara. One fare takes you to special spots throughout Santa Barbara all day. Board the trolley anytime, stop off for hours, then catch the next one that comes along!

Travel and explore at your own pace…-Butterfly Beach: Where the rich and famous sun bathe.-Moreton Bay Fig Tree: The largest of its kind in North America.-Stearns Wharf: The oldest operating wharf on the West Coast.-Mission Santa Barbara: The “Queen of the Missions” established in 1786.-Santa Barbara County Courthouse: Most photographed building in all of the country, after the White House.-Andrea Clark Bird Refuge: Host to a wide variety of water birds and gardens.

Tour runs every day of the week. You may board the Trolley at any of our designated 12 stops!

Charter a trolley for your wedding or special event! This is a unique service – nothing else compares to the beauty & scenery like a wedding tour. Travel in luxury!

Ask about our Private Trolley Tours!

Adults $22.00, Kids are FREE with a paying adult. Additional children $8.00

Offered by: Visit Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA United States
Length: 2 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Cruises & Water Tours • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Islands & Beaches • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Wildlife & Nature
Santa Barbara Sunset & Coastal Cruises

Ready to cast off? Santa Barbara Sailing Center is a whole community on and off the water, and Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter, and bareboat event center. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat, rent a variety of small sail or power boats or escape on award-winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing Vacations to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park. Choose from a wide variety of public cruises, including whale watching cruises, and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views. Workout or just float around with kayak rentals and stand up paddle board rentals, or book a private guided tour. Since 1967, the crew has been sharing the sailing love and lifestyle with guests of all levels of experience. Just come down to the dock and join in our 50th Anniversary Celebration. The boats are ready to go!

Reservations are required.

Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to check in for your cruise.

SUNSET & COASTAL CRUISE RATES

ADULTS: $40

CHILDREN AND INFANTS: $40

COLLEGE STUDENTS UNDER 25 WITH VALID ID: $25

Offered by: Visit Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA United States
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Lunch, Snack
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Easy • Wheelchair Acceesible
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking
Eat This Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Santa Barbara Food Tours in The Funk Zone

This food & photo tour starts on lower State Street and will walk you through the Funk Zone neighborhood where you will taste what Santa Barbara is known for from bites of fresh seafood, gastropub creations, and Mexican or Spanish foods to artisan beer, locally grown wines, & hand-crafted spirits. Along the way, you’ll get immersed in the local culture and hear interesting stories about each place you’ll visit.

You’ll also learn easy-to-shoot photo tips from your pro tour guide and take your food photo skills to the next level using your smartphone’s camera app. By the end of your 3 hour tour, you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!

Adult tickets: $99Child (under 21 or non-drinkers): $89Prices include all tastings, which are usually enough for lunch.

To get a taste of what we’re all about, check out our teaser video!

Santa Barbara Wine Tours in The Historic Downtown Presidio Neighborhood

This downtown Santa Barbara urban wine & photo tour starts in De La Guerra Plaza, just off State Street, where your local guide will walk you through the historic Presidio neighborhood to taste top-shelf wines sourced from the Santa Ynez Valley and a couple small bites from nearby restaurants (enough to cleanse your palate and keep the good wines flowing!).

Let your tour guide act as your personal wine concierge as you explore the world of wine in a whole new way. During the tour you will taste your way through all of Santa Barbara’s French-style wines -Burgundian, Rhone, and Bordeaux- while your local guide/wine expert helps you find the type of wine that suits your palate best!

As you stroll along the cobblestone pathways, you’ll learn a few travel photo tips from your pro tour guide and take your story telling photo skills to the next level using your smartphone’s camera app. You’ll also hear about the city’s early history and interesting stories about the winemakers and local wine industry. By the end of your half-day tour, you’ll be dubbed a true “cork dork” and shooting like a pro!

Tickets: $99 (must be 21 or older)Prices include all food and wine tastings.

Get a sneak preview of our wine tours here!

Offered by: Visit Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA United States
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Easy • Wheelchair Acceesible
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking • Wildlife & Nature
Wine Country Tour
Santa Barbara wine tours offer a personalized wine country experience, all based on your budget, timing and expectations. Discover a variety of fun and fascinating tasting room and winery tours to choose from throughout the city and in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.WINE TOUR OPTIONS

With more than 200 local wine producers to choose from, dozens and dozens of tour companies specializing in guided day trips and countless restaurants hosting winemaker dinners on the regular, our wine-infused adventures run the gamut from immersive and offbeat to adrenaline-fueled and ultra-luxe. If you’re looking to elevate your sniff, swirl and sip experience to a new standard of memorable, here are a dozen anything-but-ordinary ways to wine when you’re on The American Riviera®.

SIP & SAIL

Take your sipping to the sea on a customized Sip & Sail tour with Coastal Concierge. The six-hour experience starts with wine tasting along the Urban Wine Trail in downtown Santa Barbara. Then you set sail on a private Catalina yacht where a gourmet lunch is served with a bottle of local bubbly. You’ll even have the option to play deck hand if you want to learn how to sail—otherwise, you can kick back and enjoy the views of The American Riviera® while your captain charts the course.

SIP & CYCLE

Burning calories never tasted so good! Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours offers a full-day wine country bike tour with round trip transportation to the heart of wine country and all cycling gear provided. Your guides will lead you on a scenic 10 to 15 mile ride through vineyards and ranch lands with two tasting stops and a picnic lunch. Don’t worry about tiring out or getting stranded—the van follows as a support vehicle the whole time!

HOT [GREEN] WHEELS

Ride in sustainable style and get down to earth with Sustainable Vine Wine Tours who offer a deluxe experience in their all-electric Tesla Model X SUV that can accommodate up to five guests. The private tours via Tesla grant exclusive access to by-appointment-only, private wineries and biodynamically-farmed vineyards. You’ll feel really good about your investment because every aspect of the experience takes the health of the planet and community into consideration. Not to mention you can learn the ins and outs of what goes into eco-conscious wines.

GIDDY UP

Horses and wine? Yee-haw, we do. In fact, several Santa Barbara outfitters offer horseback riding and wine tasting tour combinations, each with its own unique twist. Captain Jack’s Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting Tour keeps the two activities separate with a trail ride on a privately owned ranch followed by lunch and a wine tour in the Sta. Rita Hills. Vino Vaqueros leads private horseback rides through Estelle Vineyards followed by a tasting in their barn. For horse lovers who may not want to ride but want to see, learn and taste, Wine & Horses offers “A Day of Wine & Horses” that includes a guided tour of two equestrian facilities and two wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley.

GET YOUR OM ON

Yoga and wine are another unexpected match made in wine pairing heaven. Vineyard Yoga Santa Ynez Valley hosts a monthly class in different vineyards throughout the valley. The morning yoga classes are followed by a well-earned tasting flight of wines made by the host winery.

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