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 provide unique and authentic experiences that you simply cannot do on your own. 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.
 
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.  This popular program is now sold out.

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.  This program is now sold out.

$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 offer a fabulous 10-day cruise from Athens to Barcelona in 2018 aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera.    This program is now waitlist only!

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 Food and 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 a Washington wine expert.
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
Christopher Creek & Fritz Underground Winery
2018 Mediterranean Cruise
Oceania Cruises Riviera
08/23/2018 -08/30/2018
Discover the best of the Med: Italy, France and Monaco with Dominic Foppoli and Clayton Fritz.  The owners of Christopher Creek Winery and Fritz Underground Winery are your host for seven fun-filled days August 23 - 30, 2018 aboard the luxurious 1250-guest Oceania Cruises' Riviera.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 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.   Program is sold out, waitlist only.
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.  
OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $800 Shipboard Credit
Petroni Vineyards
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
04/26/2019 -05/03/2019
Petroni Vineyards sets sail for their inaugural Food & Wine Trails voyage in 2019!  Depart Barcelona on April 26th with Petroni winemaker Martin Mackenzie for 7 days of in-depth experiences, cultures and awe-inspiring landscapes aboard the intimate and luxurious Oceania Cruises' Riviera.    

OLIFE Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Robert Biale Vineyards
2019 Po River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's River Countess
04/28/2019 -05/05/2019
Robert Biale Vineyards announces its 2019 wine cruise along Italy's Po River and Venice Lagoon!  Explore all that Italy has to offer, with incredible food and wine, an art scene that gave birth to Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and a mix of bustling old-world cities and rolling hills of flowers and greenery.  Experience it all up close, first hand with fellow Biale enthusiasts on the luxurious River Countess.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit Per Person
Davis Family Vineyards
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Marina
05/03/2019 -05/17/2019
Join Davis Family Vineyards for a 14-day cruise through the Mediterranean with a new port and new adventure each day.  Guy Davis looks forward to welcoming you to your home-away-from-home aboard Oceania Cruises' exquisite Marina, departing May 3, 2019 from Barcelona to Rome.

OLIFE Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $800 shipboard credit per stateroom

Duckhorn Portfolio
2019 Mediterranean Wine & Golf Cruise
Azamara Journey
05/03/2019 -05/11/2019
If sipping superb Duckhorn Portfolio wines along the sun-kissed coasts of Portugal & Spain sound marvelous, wait until you experience it with Azamara Club Cruises.  Amazara's focus is Destination Immersion® - allowing you to stay longer and experience more in every port of call.  Likewise - if golf is in your blood, you won't want to miss the optional PerryGolfTM program featuring some of the most beautiful and top rated courses on the Iberian Peninsula.


pureCru Napa Valley
2019 Legends of Europe Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
05/08/2019 -05/15/2019
Explore the legends of Europe with pureCru Napa Valley aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera.  Beginning in Monte Carlo on May 8, 2019 you'll sip, swirl and savor along the coasts of France, Spain and Italy in luxurious comfort while taking in the magnificent cultures, historical sites and glorious landscapes of the regions visited.  From charming Provence and Tuscany, to the modern masterpieces of Barcelona, the ancient ruins of Rome and so much more!

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit
Trentadue Winery
2019 Rhone River Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
05/12/2019 -05/19/2019
From romantic cities to foodie havens, Burgundy & Provence enlivens all your senses.  In 2019, join Trentadue Winery's owner and winemaker on the Rhone River of France and savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and superb vintages.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit per person
ZAP Douro River 2019
Uniworld's Queen Isabel
05/12-05/19/2019
Roundtrip Oporto
05/12/2019 -05/19/2019
Explore  Portugal and the Duoro River Valley with Zinfandel Advocates & Producers a.k.a. ZAP. The Duoro River Valley is one of the world’s most historic and scenic of wine regions that winds it's way through Portugal.  This is where Port wine reigns king and the country's proud legacy of exploration and discovery continues to endure.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit Per Person
Gamble Family Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
05/26/2019 -06/02/2019
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers with Gamble Family Vineyards.  Explore unforgettable Burgundy & Provence, where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.  Join Tom Gamble aboard Uniworld's beautiful SS Catherine for 7 nights, sailing from Lyon to Avignon.
$100 Per Person Shipboard Credit Early Booking Bonus
Newsome Harlow Wines
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
06/16/2019 -06/23/2019
Newsome Harlow Wines heads to the Med in 2019 with their first Food & Wine Trails' wine education voyage!  Depart Barcelona on June 16 with winery owners, Scott and Melanie Klann for 7 days of discovery, cultures and awe-inspiring landscapes aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises' Riviera.    

OLIFE Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Ridge Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence River Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
06/16/2019 -06/23/2019
Join Ridge Vineyards' Lytton Springs COO and Winemaker, John Olney, on an 8-day Burgundy & Provence wine cruise from Avignon to Lyon aboard Uniworld's exquisite river ship SS Catherine. While cruising along the scenic Rhône River, enjoy wine selections from Ridge Vineyards during private onboard events, tastings and wine-paired dinners.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit Per Person
Tablas Creek Vineyard
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
06/18/2019 -06/28/2019
SNEAK PEEK - Tablas Creek Vineyard announces a 2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise!  Sail with Jason Hass aboard Oceania Cruises Sirena for 10-days next summer from Monte Carlo to Barcelona.   Pricing and details to be announced soon.
O'Connell Family Wines
2019 Burgundy & Provence
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/07/2019 -07/14/2019
Cruise through France's legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône with O'Connell Family Winery.  The 8-day cruise aboard Uniworld's SS Catherine will show you all the highlights and much more!

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Dragonette Cellars
2019 Burgundy & Provence
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/14/2019 -07/21/2019
Set your sights on Burgundy & Provence in the summer of 2019!  You're invited to join central coast winery, Dragonette Cellars, for a delightful Rhône & Saône River cruise aboard Uniworld's SS Catherine.  Sip, savor and swirl you way through southern France and some of the most picturesque vineyard-covered regions in the world.

Early Booking Bonus $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Chimney Rock
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
07/25/2019 -08/06/2019