Cruises

Why travel with Food & Wine Trails?  

 
A wine cruise offers the conviviality of traveling with a group of like-minded people with a myriad of private events, dinners, and tastings scheduled onboard the ship and on land. Your cruise is two programs in one—exclusive group program PLUS all the fun and features of cruising on a deluxe ship.
 
How we differ:
 
  • Our Onboard Hosts. All hosts are nationally recognized winemakers, winery owners and chefs. 

  • Our programs onshore. We are the only company in the world with its own network of food and wine experts who offer our groups an insider’s view into the region’s culture, cuisine, and wines. Our tours greatly differ from the ship’s normal shore excursions. Each is custom‐designed to take you off the beaten path and to focus on the food, wine, and culture of each region and we keep our groups small to encourage intimacy. This is why our customers rate our land and shore tour programs as the best parts of their trips.    
 
 
  • Value. Our programs offer private onboard and onshore events, plus benefits like free gratuities, shipboard credits, and free airfare. 

  • Quality. We personally meet every supplier we work with and travel frequently to keep current. This attention to detail is why the editors of Condé Nast Traveler named Food and Wine Trails as "World’s Top Rated Wine Travel Specialist" for five years. 

  • Experience and connections.  We have over 40 years involvement in food and wine, living in the Sonoma County wine country and handling programs and events for the nation’s top wineries, food and wine publications and enthusiast groups. We travel the world to find the best wine and food guides, wineries, restaurants, hotels and cruise lines. We cook, garden, collect wine and are involved in national and international food and wine issues. This is more than our business…it’s our passion!

  • Original programming. Our tours are specifically designed for the food and wine lover. Moreover, we originated the first wine cruise, the first airline fly/drive program into the wine country, the first winery ski festival, and the first wine-shore tour program.

  • Peace of mind. We are the only US food and wine tour and travel company endorsed by a major travel insurance company (Allianz), your investment is secure.
 
Founders Cruise 2017 Tahiti
ms Paul Gauguin
12/30/2017 -01/06/2018
A New Year, a New Horizon! Ring in 2018 with Bill and Brenda Murphy of Clos LaChance Winery and Food & Wine Trails Founders, Larry & Laura Martin on a 7-night Polynesian cruise to paradise aboard m/s Paul Gauguin! Private beaches, powder-white sand and crystal-clear blue lagoons of French Polynesia - a dream destination.

Added Bonus: $100 per person Shipboard Credit
Elizabeth Spencer
2018 Mediterranean Magnum Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
05/03/2018 -05/10/2018
Napa Valley's Elizabeth Spencer Winery and Food & Wine Trails have partnered for a 7-night adventure from Barcelona to Monte Carlo. Departing May 3, 2018 aboard Oceania Cruises' stunning Riviera, you'll enjoy private on board wine-themed events including tastings with Elizabeth Spencer magnums! Airfare, gratuities and shipboard credits are also included.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 shipboard credit per stateroom



ZAP 2018 Danube River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Maria Theresa
05/06/2018 -05/13/2018
Food & Wine Trails is happy to announce our friends at Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) are going on a Danube river cruise in 2018 and you are invited! Join Executive Director Rebecca Robinson and host winemakers on a seven-day cruise from Budapest to Passau on Uniworld's SS Maria Theresa.

Book Early for $100 per person Shipboard Credit
James Family Cellars
2018 Baltic Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises Marina
06/02/2018 -06/12/2018
A unique Northern Europe & Baltic wine cruise awaits your discovery.  Join Jeff & Judy James of James Family Cellars for a 10-day luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina from London to Stockholm June 2 - 12, 2018.  In just ten days, you visit eight countries: United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Russia, Estonia & Sweden and cruise fares start at just $2,774!

Book early for paid shipboard gratuities and onboard spending credit

Papapietro Perry
2018 Mississippi River Cruise
American Cruise Lines' America
06/02/2018 -06/09/2018
Experience an authentic paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River with Papapietro Perry in 2018! Exquisite regional cuisine, gracious hospitality and southern charm await on this historical seven night round trip New Orleans cruise aboard the 185-guest America with award-winning American Cruise Lines.  Ben, Yolanda, Bruce and Renae invite you to join them for a discovery of the true American spirit.

Book Early for Special Reduced Fares
Arista Winery & Mauritson
2018 Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
06/06/2018 -06/16/2018
We are pleased to welcome back Russian River Valley's Arista Winery for their 2nd hosted wine cruise plus a new partnership with Mauritson Family Wines.  These two magnificent wineries have teamed up for a Western Europe cruise adventure! Departing June 6, 2018 from Barcelona to Lisbon, with stops in Saint-Tropez, Livorno, Rome, Malaga and more.  All-in-all, nine ports in 10 days - your cup will certainly runneth over or in this case your wine glass! 

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
2018 Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
06/16/2018 -06/26/2018
Join Zaca Mesa Winemaker Kristin Bryden and Brand Ambassador Dane Campbell in June 2018 for a 10-night cruise sailing Lisbon to Rome aboard the exquisite Oceania Cruises Riviera. Onboard wine program events will feature a selection of Zaca Mesa wines during special tastings and a private group winemaker's dinner. Extend your cruise by adding on Food & Wine Trails exclusive 2-night pre-cruise Lisbon and Alenquer Wines land program.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Paumanok Vineyards
2018 Danube River Wine Cruise
SS Maria Theresa
06/17/2018 -06/26/2018
Join Paumanok Vineyards in 2018 for their fifth Food & Wine Trails wine cruise!  This time around they're swapping ocean travel for a luxury Danube River cruise from Budapest to Prague June 17 - 26, 2018 aboard Uniworld's S.S. Maria Theresa.

Book Early and receive $100 Shipboard Credit per person!
Pahlmeyer
2018 Wine on the Rhine River Cruise
Crystal DeBussy
06/23/2018 -06/30/2018
Come discover the legendary Rhine River with Pahlmeyer and the World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line - Crystal Cruises.  Sail from Basel to Amsterdam, departing June 23, 2018 aboard the NEW 106-guest Crystal Debussy river ship featuring all-suite accommodations.  

Pay in Full by 12/15/17 and save!
Beauregard Vineyards
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
06/26/2018 -07/04/2018
Travel through the relics of history with this comprehensive 8-day voyage from Rome to Venice, departing June 26, 2018.  Ryan and Rachel Beauregard of Beauregard Vineyards are your hosts aboard Oceania Cruises' luxurious RIVIERA.  This intriguing route invites you to discover the beauty of fascinating ports in five countries: Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit
Hill & Laird Family Estates
2018 Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
07/04/2018 -07/12/2018
Hill Family Estate and Laird Family Estate are back in 2018!  After a successful 2016 program, the two wine estates have come together again to bring you an 8-day journey from Venice to Athens aboard the exquisite Riviera with Oceania Cruises.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
The Hess Collection
2018 Western Mediterranean
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
07/08/2018 -07/18/2018
Food & Wine Trails welcomes back The Hess Collection for their third F&WT wine cruise!  In 2018 they are departing from Lisbon and headed to Spain to explore the wine region and port cities of Seville, Almeria, Valencia, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Minorca and Barcelona. Enjoy private parties, exclusive wine tastings, and a special winemaker's dinner. 

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
07/22/2018 -08/01/2018
Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards are back!  On the heels of a sold out 2016 wine cruise, we are pleased to announce a fabulous 10-day cruise from Athens to Barcelona in 2018 aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera.    

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Palmaz Vineyards
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Regent Seven Seas Voyager
07/23/2018 -08/04/2018
Pièce de Résistance - no other words can best describe this ultimate journey! Food & Wine Trails is please to announce a very special partnership with Palmaz Vineyards and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  Sail aboard Regent's all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager with Palmaz cofounder Florencia Palmaz from Barcelona to Venice for 12-nights of all-inclusive luxury.  

EARLY BOOKING BONUS - $400 Shipboard Credit per suite
2018 Chris Carpenter Wine Cruise
Mt. Brave & La Jota Vineyards
Oceania Cruises Sirena
07/30/2018 -08/09/2018
Join 100 point winemaker Chris Carpenter along with Napa Valley's La Jota Vineyards & Mt. Brave on spectacular 10-day Mediterranean Wine Cruise from Rome to Venice aboard Oceania Cruises' luxurious 684-guest Sirena.  

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
O'Brien Estate
2018 Alaska
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
08/09/2018 -08/16/2018
O'Brien Estate invites you to discover America's Last Frontier.  Sail with Bart and Barb, round trip Seattle aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate and luxurious Regatta.  Consider extending your vacation with our very special pre-cruise Seattle land program featuring an insider's view with Washington wine expert, Paul Gregutt.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Williamson Wines
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises Riviera
08/13/2018 -08/23/2018
Discover the Adriatic Coast with Williamson Wines in 2018.  Oceania Cruises' magnificent Riviera is your home-away-from-home for 10 days from Venice to Rome, August 13 - 23, 2018 with stops in Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Italy.  Enjoy Food & Wine Trails' exclusive on board wine education program and fine selections from the Williamson Wines library, plus FREE airfare, paid shipboard gratuities and shipboard credits.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit
Patz & Hall Winery
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
09/06/2018 -09/14/2018
Food & Wine Trails is delighted to announce a new partnership with Sonoma, Ca. vintners Patz & Hall.  Join founder Heather Patz for 8 days aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Riviera from Barcelona to Lisbon departing September 6, 2018.  Enjoy award-wining Patz & Hall wines with our private onboard wine education program, welcome reception and winemaker's dinner.   

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit
Corner 103
2018 Daunbe River Wine Cruise
SS Maria Theresa
09/09/2018 -09/18/2018
After a successful 2016 ocean cruise, Lloyd Davis - President of Corner 103 is heading to the Danube River and you're invited to join him.  Glide along the picturesque Wachau Valley between two of our favorite cities, Budapest and Passau in the fall of 2018 aboard Uniworld's SS Maria Theresa.  A 2-nights post-cruise Prague land program is also included!

Book Early for $100 per person Shipboard Credit
Rombauer Vineyards
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' RIviera
09/24/2018 -10/04/2018
Succumb to the cultural allure of Italy, France, Monaco and Spain during a 10-day voyage with Rombauer Vineyards.  Sailing between Rome and Barcelona the essence of Europe shines through with a perfect blend of classic favorites such as Tuscany, Cinque Terre and Provence combined with stunning Antibes, Monte Carlo, Valencia and more. Each day of the journey will unfold a new port, a new adventure and memories to last a lifetime.  The stunning 1250-guest Riviera departs September 24, 2018 - will you be on board?

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit  
Tamber Bey Vineyards
2018 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Marina
10/16/2018 -10/26/2018
Join Tamber Bey Vineyards in the Mediterranean during the Fall of 2018, when the tourists crowds have thinned and temperature is much cooler.  Departing from Barcelona, you'll discover six countries - Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia - in just ten days, including an on board overnight in Venice.  Oceania Cruises' luxurious Marina will be your home-away-from-home October 16 - 26, 2018.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit
V.Sattui Winery President's Cruise
2019 Australia & New Zealand
Oceania Cruises Regatta
01/16/2019 -01/30/2019
V. Sattui Winery is kicking off 2019 with a cruise to Australia and New Zealand.  Escape the cold winter in the states and join Tom Davies and the crew for a summer in The Land Down Under!
Sailing 14 days,  January 16 - 30, 2019 from Sydney to Auckland aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta, this is sure to be yet another SOLD-OUT V. Sattui wine cruise, so act quickly!

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $800 Shipboard Credit