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Seattle, WA—Coffee Fest, American Barista & Coffee School (ABC) and Fresh Cup Magazine are proud to present “Coffee Cruise II”. The seven-day coffee cruise, which will depart from New Orleans aboard the Norwegian Sun, one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s top luxury liners, offers a rich itinerary, including educational sessions, networking opportunities and stops in coffee-growing countries in Central America.
“Coffee Cruise II” will kick-off with a pre-cruise party in New Orleans (exact location to be determined) on March 10, the evening before departure. Once on the ship, participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational sessions including cuppings, retailer roundtables and more to fill their “at sea” days. There will also be a breakfast bar and coffee tasting area, where cruisers can meet up and taste different coffees each morning. Following is the cruise itinerary:
|Coffee Cruise Schedule|
|Sunday March 11||New Orleans, USA||5:30 pm|
|Monday March 12||At Sea||10:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Tuesday March 13||Costa Maya, Mexico||10:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Wednesday March 14||Puerto Santo Tomas, Guatemala||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Thursday March 15||Belize City, Belize||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Friday March 16||Cozumel, Mexico||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Saturday March 17||At Sea|
|Sunday March 18||New Orleans, USA||7:00 am|
All of this is offered to coffee industry newcomers and professionals alike. Inside cabins cost $796.26 per person; ocean view cabins cost $911.26 per person; and balcony cabins cost $1046.26 per person. These prices include all port charges, taxes and fees. To make reservations, please contact the “Coffee Cruise II” coordinator, Marita, at Advantage Cruising, at 800.487.6451.
Also offered will be a bonus visit to Fincas Dos Marias in Guatemala. This will be a special excursion trip, with an extra fee required and will include transfers from the boat to a chartered airplane, to fly over the country and see volcanoes and many of Guatemala's coffee growing regions, to the Dos Marias farm where lunch will be served and a tour of the farm as well as a guided hike will be offered.
Sponsorships for “Coffee Cruise II” are available. For more information, please contact Tamara Smith at 425.283.5058, Bruce Milletto at 800-655-3955 or Ward Barbee at 800.868.5866. More information on “Coffee Cruise II” may also be obtained at www.coffeecruises.com.
Coffee Fest is dedicated to the growth and proliferation of the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industries. For more information on Coffee Fest, please visit Coffee Fest’s website at www.coffeefest.com or call 425.283.5058.