To obtain a copy of the “Double Your Pleasure Santa Ynez Valley Savings Certificate,” go to www.SantaYnezValleyVisit.com and click on the icon to view and print the savings. “It’s incredible to get two guest rooms or two wine tastings or two food items for the price of only one,” says SYVVA Executive Director Mary Harris, “It’s easy to click and print out the PDF that describes all the savings offered and visitors can print out as many savings certificates as needed to use throughout their stay.”
These SYVVA members are offering “Two-for-One” savings Sunday-Thursday through March 19, 2009.
TWO WINE TASTINGS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
FOLEY ESTATES VINEYARD & WINERY TASTING ROOM www.foleywines.com; LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM www.llwine.com; MANDOLINA TASTING ROOM; www.llwine.com; SANFORD WINERY www.sanfordwinery.com; and WANDERING DOG WINE BAR www.wanderingdogwinebar.com
RANCHO OSO GUEST RANCH & STABLES www.rancho-oso.com (Two nights in a cabin, covered wagon or full-service cabin for the price of one night—valid any night except February 13-15; subject to availability, reservations required); SANTA YNEZ INN www.santaynezinn.com (Two hotel nights for the price of one (subject to availability, not valid for existing reservations); SOLVANG INN & COTTAGES www.solvanginn.com (Two nights for the price of one OR two rooms for the price of one (subject to availability, not valid for existing reservations).
HADSTEN HOUSE RESTAURANT www.hadstenhouse.com Two desserts for the price of one dessert.
OLSEN’S DANISH VILLAGE BAKERY www.olsensdanishvillagebakery.com Two Danish pastries for the price of one pastry of equal or lesser value. RED VIKING RESTAURANT Two entrees for the price of one entrée of equal or lesser value.
PERFORMANCE FITNESS SOLVANG www.PerformanceFitness.biz Two All-Day Fitness Passes for the price of one pass—includes use of 17,000-sq ft premier fitness facility & group exercise classes.
The Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association is a non-profit membership organization formed in 2001 to conduct marketing activities promoting tourism in the communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. For further information: contact Mary Harris, Executive Director at mary@SYVVA.com or call 805-686-0053; toll-free 1-800-742-2843 or www.SantaYnezValleyVisit.com.
Silversea Cruises Sweetens the Pot
$1,000 shipboard credit ain’t hay
Silversea Cruises sweetens the pot with a $1,000 per suite “Onboard Spending Credit” promotion on select voyages in Alaska, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean this summer.
The limited time $500 per person (or maximum $1,000 per suite) Onboard Spending Credit offer is food on bookings made on or before March 31, 2009. The special promotion is available on the following:
ALASKA: Silver Shadow cruises departing May 28 through September 12 (Voyages 3912 – 3923).
NORTHERN EUROPE: Silver Cloud cruises departing May 30 through September 19 (Voyages 1911 – 1923).
MEDITERRANEAN: Silver Wind cruises departing April 15 through June 26 (Voyages 2911 – 2920) and Silver Whisper cruises departing May 19 through June 20 (Voyages 4912 – 4916).
To take advantage of the Onboard Spending Credit offer, the guest or travel agent must request promotional code WWSBC500 at the time of booking.
The promotional offer allows guests to apply the Onboard Spending Credit toward their onboard purchases without limitations; this includes any spa treatments and shore excursions (none are excluded). In addition, the offer can be combined with other available discount promotions, including Early Booking Incentive, Advance Payment Bonus, Silver Sailing, and Free Air programs.
For example, the Onboard Spending Credit is available on Silver Wind’s May 14, 7-day Mediterranean cruise (#2915) sailing from Barcelona to Nice with calls in Valencia, Corsica, Livorno (overnight stay) and Antibes. Promotional cruise fares start at $3,196 per person — a savings of 50% — plus free roundtrip economy air transportation is also available from select U.S. and Canadian gateway cities.
“This new summer promotion is designed to reward travelers with an extra perk that provides added value and flexibility,” said David Morris, Silversea’s executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “With the Onboard Spending Credit they have the freedom to apply the savings toward a rejuvenating spa treatment, a sumptuous gourmet dinner in our Relais & Châteaux Wine Restaurant or an enriching shore experience — the choice is theirs.”
The Onboard Spending Credit is being launched simultaneously with the introduction of new branding and other enhancements to the line’s shore excursions. The changes have been created to emphasize the new flexibility, unique qualities and personalized service that characterize the tours. Under the new umbrella name of “Silver Shore,” the optional tour programs include:
** Silver Shore Excursions — intimate and rewarding small-group touring.
** Silver Shore Collection — unique and exclusive in-depth explorations of local history and culture.
** Silver Shore Expedition — adventurous and educational tours for the active explorer.
** Silver Shore Concierge — during the cruise, the Tour Manager and, on many sailings, the new Destination Specialist (a position created in conjunction with the upgraded Silver Shore programming) are available to assist with knowledgeable suggestions, personalized planning and hassle-free coordination of all private, independent touring, including sightseeing, sporting activities, and securing behind-the-scenes or after-hours access to exclusive designer shops, museums, cathedrals, and more.
Starting in the next few months, the Silver Shore Concierge service will also be available in advance of sailing. The company will announce more details about this enhanced service at a later date.
** Silver Shore Privato — private car service that can be reserved on board or in advance of sailing via Silversea.com/MyVoyage.
Guests might choose to apply their Onboard Spending Credit toward a “Silver Shore Privato” tour of fascinating St. Petersburg. They’ll spend the day exploring the city’s history, opulent palaces, and museums at their own pace, in a private, air-conditioned car with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Or, in Alaska, they might use their credit toward an exhilarating “Silver Shore Collection” air adventure over the spectacular Misty Fjords by private aircraft, or use it to explore Juneau’s glacier-carved fjords at their own leisure aboard a private catamaran with personalized itinerary. These are just a few of the exciting optional Silver Shore adventures that await guests this summer.