Day 6 was the first sea-day of our 2014 South America Cruise. Sea-days are a great way to relax and enjoy a wine tasting and the facilities of the Mariner at a leisurely pace!!
What a beautiful day to be at sea, sailing the Pacific Ocean down the Chilean Coast, and people wonder why I like the sea!
Breakfast was in Compass Rose, had to try the Banana Pancakes, they were excellent. The food on-board was great, although a bit more chili would not hurt.
The idea behind this tasting is to showcase the wines available as a part of the overall package and to introduce the premium wines on the Connoisseurs List that are available for a price. They usually discount a few of the wines to try to entice a purchase or three, the prices are ok, considering we are on-board a ship.
A few of the wines on the Connoisseurs List, the Screaming Eagle and Grange are missing.
Tasted a few good wines, but nothing to rave about.
My only complaint is that the Sommeliers were a bit light on the pour, which is not a big deal when you can grab a drink 24 hours a day on-board.
The wines that were tasted. My favourite white was the Frascati, none of the reds stood out as that better than the others, but they were all of a good standard.
This cruise was Gerri’s first cruise as the Head Sommelier. Gerri knows her stuff and loves to teach people about wine! Her husband, Anatoli, is also working on-board, he was promoted from Head Sommelier to Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, which makes him her boss.
Re-post from my 2014 Cruise due to corruption that occurred during the migration of my blog.