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Join exclusive journeys hosted by Michael & Terri Klauber to the world's most resplendent food and wine destinations! Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning. We have traveled to South Africa, Italy, Spain, France and so many more great places!

  • Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Journeys will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Klaubers.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Klaubers have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.

October 1 – October 15, 2024

Michael & Terri Klauber of the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club invite you to experience some of Japan’s most intriguing destinations aboard the brand new Silver Nova.
Start with a day at sea to relax, before a day in the bright lights of Osaka beckons you. Enjoy the quiet peace of Hiroshima, before being seduced by the heady cocktail of hot springs, gourmet food, abundant nature & spiritual history in Kyushu Island. Busan, South Korea is next followed by a 2 night stay in Kanazawa. Aomori, Hakodate and then a day at sea completes your cruise.

All-Inclusive Cruise Fares include

  • Economy Air on All Intercontinental Flights with Transfers Between Airport and Ship,
  • Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Unlimited WiFi

Call Lori Ann Marinaccio at 941-951-1801 at extension 104 now to reserve your space on these unique journeys today! You may email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



In August 2023, Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members had a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana and Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Africa has a special spot in the hearts of your hosts, Michael and Terri Klauber. They eagerly wait to return to this land full of exciting safaris, diverse people, and fabulous food and wine. Their love for this beautiful country and it's people started in 2005 during their first visit to Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, joined by their friend, Ryan Hilton of Admiral Travel International. Terri & Michael have been leading guests back thru Admiral Travel every other year since!

In June 2025, Michael & Terri have planned another trip to South Africa! There will be only 20 travelers in each group and the accommodations are 5-star all the way.

The first trip is great for first-time safari guests, or those looking to travel with their families (older children and grandchildren). The second group is dedicated to returning safari guests or those looking to explore more of South Africa and The Cape Winelands. 

June 13 - June 22, 2025
Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club A Taste of South Africa June 2025 

June 21 - July 1, 2025
Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Return to South Africa June 2025