Windstar Cruises’ Concierge Collection shore excursion ‘Dubrovnik Dinner at a local family village estate’ has been awarded a top prize at the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards.
Developed and delivered with its partner by destination management company, Adriatic DMC, the half day excursion was awarded silver in the cruise liner expedition and shore excursion category at the travel industry award ceremony.
Dinner at a local village family home offers Windstar Cruises’ passengers the opportunity to see how people once lived in the Konavle valley just outside of Dubrovnik, the chance to learn about local cuisine and of course, sample delicious local specialties in the warm surroundings of the traditional Novakovic family home.
“When developing shore excursions in the Dubrovnik region for Windstar Cruises, we strive to deliver one thing above all; a bespoke, quality and authentic local experience.
“Dinner at the Novakovic family home ticks all those boxes thanks to the family’s long history of working on the land and their in-depth local knowledge. The fresh local ingredients used in the dishes and of course, the opportunity to explore the gardens where they are produced, make the specialties they sample at dinner even more delicious. The wonderful host takes the time to explain each dish, its origins and associated traditions, all of which makes the meal not just a gastronomic experience but a cultural one too,” says Srdjan Kristic, Managing Director of Adriatic DMC.
The annual Magellan Awards, organized by trade title, Travel Weekly, recognize the best in travel and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.
Croatia, and Dubrovnik in particular, is a highly popular Mediterranean cruise destination. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, the walled town is regularly named one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
“Our Concierge Collection of excursions are limited in group size and offer an even more intimate experience. Adriatic DMC is the ideal partner for us to deliver this type of excursion in Dubrovnik thanks to their expert local knowledge, professionalism and commitment to local communities.
“We have received such great feedback from our passengers that it was an easy decision to make to submit it for the Magellan Awards. Hopefully this will be the first of many for Windstar Cruises’ excursions in Dubrovnik,” said Windstar Cruises’ Product Manager Melissa Witsoe.