Riverside Art Museum (RAM) & Coyote Oaks Winery Pacific Coastal Cruise
Paint, Enjoy Wine & Cruise. Join Gregory Adamson & Karen Sherman for this unforgettable unique cruise where you will have the opportunity to paint your own masterpiece with instruction by Gregory Adamson while Karen Sherman shares a taste or two of her award winning Coyote Oaks Wine. An added bonus and included is a trip to the beautiful Butchart Gardens where Gregory will lead a fun filled art class.
Connection To Cruise is proud to present a Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of The Seas sailing experience with Gregory Adamson and Karen Sherman. Adamson is a renowned Southern California artist who has gained domestic and international acclaim for his mesmerizing, fast-paced performance art and Sherman is a Southern California Vintner who will be sharing her enthusiasm and history about the art of growing and making her award winning Coyote Oaks Wine!
“When enjoying a work of art or wine it’s likely because it evokes a sense of place or atmosphere. When you experience an amazing destination, you want to bottle that same feeling into your own art. Travel unquestionably helps people be creative!”
Itinerary – Explorer of the Seas
September 21, 2018 (Friday) Seattle, Washington: Stroll through history in Seattle’s old town, Pioneer Square. Snap a panoramic photo of the mountains and Seattle’s skyline off the pier. Feed a seagull and down a cup of clam chowder at the iconic Ivar’s Fish Bar. Walk Seattle’s beautiful Waterfront and let the enticing ferries convince you to take a ride. Learn about the best Happy Hour specials in town. Don’t just come to Seattle, Experience Seattle! Schedule a walking tours, savour Pike Place Market or explore Seattle’s world renown museums.
The Road to the Market: Andrew E. Larsen on Visualhunt / CC BY-ND
September 22, 2018 (Saturday) Astoria Oregon: Discover this diamond in the rough on the north Oregon coast! Historic Downtown Astoria will surprise you with its marriage of metropolitan dining, lodging and entertainment, and the raw grace of a town that has survived at the edge of the continent for more than 200 years. The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is an annual beer festival held the last full weekend in September in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. The festival features northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors, and activities for the kiddos.
Astoria, Oregon: Ian Sane on Visualhunt / CC BY
September 23, 2018 (Sunday) Cruising: Explore you inner artist! Gregory Adamson will be hosting a workshop for our group. He is a renowned So Cal artist who has gained domestic and international acclaim for his mesmerizing, fast paced art performances where he paints to music or bare hands, creating huge masterpieces in just minutes. Gregory Adamson will lead our group with the goal to enhance what you already know and/or leap to that next plateau. Step out of your comfort zone and learn something completely new!
September 24 - 25, 2018 (Monday - Tuesday) San Francisco, California: A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, and its Chinatown district. San Francisco is also the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Fitbit, Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Reddit, Square, Inc., Dolby, Airbnb, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, Craigslist and Weather Underground. It is home to number of educational and cultural institutions, such as the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco State University (SFSU), the De Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the California Academy of Sciences.
September 26, 2018 (Wednesday) Cruising You love wine? Join Karen Sherman, a So Cal Vintner will be sharing her enthusiasm and history about the art of growing and making her award winning Coyote Oaks Wine! Karen
planted her vineyard in 2006 and started making wine as an amateur winemaker
with purchased grapes. The first wine produced from the vineyards was in 2009.
In 2010 Coyote Oaks Vineyards became an award winning bonded
winery. This wine tasting workshop is perfect for anyone who’s even remotely interested in wine and is great for both novice and expert wine tasters. As guest of our group, Karen Sherman will give you an opportunity to try her wines first hand and get familiar with all the different tastes. You also will be invited to a post cruise private afternoon party at her Vineyard in Fallbrook, California. Bonus – Connection To Cruise will be giving a gift certificate for a bottle of Coyote Oaks Wine to be picked up at the Post Cruise Party!
Karen Sherman of Coyote Oaks Wine
September 27, 2018 (Thursday) Victoria, British Columbia: Easily explorable. Endlessly entertaining. Few places are as full of life as Victoria. Strongly tied to the land and sea, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest proudly offers everything a friendly, exciting and welcoming destination should. Escape your everyday with scenic Inner Harbour strolls, centuries-old historical sites, superb local coastal cuisine, and a thriving arts and cultural scene. Victoria is the ideal year-round playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, and a warm, welcoming and multicultural city.
Photo credit: houseofthailand.com on Visual Hunt / CC BY-SA
September 28, 2018 (Friday) Seattle, Washington
What Makes Connection To Cruise Different?
We’re travel experts. We love travel, and have many years of experience in creating and running tours. We know what makes a great holiday, and will match every person with their perfect experience. While finding moment to be inspired is our mission, we also ensure that our tours include a healthy amount of exploring, fun, and relaxation.