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.
 
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
pureCru Napa Valley
2019 Legends of Europe Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
04/26/2019 -05/03/2019
Explore the legends of Europe with pureCru Napa Valley aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera.  Beginning in Barcelona on April 26, 2019 you'll sip, swirl and savor along the coasts of Spain, Monaco, France and Italy in luxurious comfort while taking in the magnificent cultures, historical sites and glorious landscapes of the regions visited.  From the modern masterpieces of Barcelona, charming Provence and Tuscany, to the ancient ruins of Rome and so much more!

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit
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.


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 Porto
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
Elizabeth Spencer Winery
2019 Greece & Italy Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
05/29/2019 -06/08/2019
Paumanok & Palmer Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence
Uniworld's SS Catherine
06/02/2019 -06/09/2019
Paumanok Vineyards is back in 2019, along with their new aquisition Palmer Vineyards for an exquisite Rhône River cruise with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, voted #1 River Cruise Line in 2018 by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards.  You're invited to explore the south of France with winery owners and cruise hosts extraordinaire Charles and Ursula Massoud.

Early Booking Bonus $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Hart Family Winery
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
06/16/2019 -06/23/2019
Discover your dream journey to Europe with Hart Family Wines aboard the elegant ship Riviera.  Visit Spain, Monaco, France and Italy - home to the rolling vineyards of Tuscany and the romantic lavender fields of Provence.  Celebrate all the pleasures of the Mediterranean while you sip and savor fine California wines with your hosts Christine Hart and head winemaker, Jim Hart.

OLIFE Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
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' President, David Amadia and 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 Cruisetour
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
06/16/2019 -06/28/2019
Tablas Creek Vineyard announces a 2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruisetour!  This unique 12-night package includes a pre-cruise land program with a tour of Château de Beaucastle and Provence plus a 10-night cruise from Monte Carlo to Barcelone aboard Oceania Cruises SIRENA with Tablas Creek winemaker Neil Collins.  Note: Program is currently on a waitlist.
Hartford Family Winery & La Crema Winery
2019 Rhine River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Antionette
06/23/2019 -06/30/2019
Explore one of Europe's most legendary river - The Rhine - with two of the most elite winery's Hartford and La Crema.  Sail from Switzerland to the Netherlands aboard Uniworld's S.S. Antoinette for 8-days beginning June 23, 2019.  Imagine hillside castles, lush vineyards and storybook villages intertwined with iconic cities in France and Germany for an experience of a lifetime.

$100 Per Person Shipboard Credit Early Booking Bonus
Anderson's Conn Valley
2019 Danube River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Beatrice
06/26/2019 -07/03/2019
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards has selected a delightful Danube River cruise for their 2019 adventure.  Join your experienced winery hosts for a memorable glide through the celebrated Wachau Valley and onto charming villages and captivating medieval cities aboard the beautifully refurbished SS Beatrice.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 shipboard credit per person
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
Still Waters Vineyards
2019 Alaska Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
07/16/2019 -07/26/2019
America's "Last Frontier" awaits your discovery.  Join Still Waters Vineyards for an exceptional 10-day cruise through Alaska's pristine waterways and rugged terrain filled with wildlife.  The easy round-trip Seattle itinerary, makes flying to and from your home city a breeze and airfare is FREE!  

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Tamber Bey Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/21/2019 -07/28/2019
Embark on an exquisite journey through southern France with Tamber Bey Vineyards.  Cruise the Rhône and Sôane rivers, while enjoying incomparable wine and cuisine of the region.  Sail 8-days aboard the magnificent S.S. Catherine, departing July 21, 2019 with your winery hosts Barry & Jennifer Waitte.

Early Booking Bonus $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Chimney Rock
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
07/25/2019 -08/06/2019
Francis Ford Coppola
2019 Inspiring Italy Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
08/06/2019 -08/16/2019
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to travel around the "boot" of Italy with Francis Ford Coppola Winery in 2019.  Departing from Venice, the cruise calls at nine different Italy ports and ends in glitzy Monte Carlo 10-days later.  Lucky for you - Oceania's 680-guest SIRENA will have a fresh new look with new decor in all staterooms, suites and public rooms.  Magnifico!

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

Honig Vineyard & Winery
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
08/16/2019 -08/23/2019
O'Brien Estate
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise
Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage
09/08/2019 -09/15/2019
Visit the famed French winemaking region of Bordeaux with O'Brien Estate on Uniworld's newly upgraded Super Ship, 128-passenger vessel, S.S. Bon Voyage (formerly River Royale).  Winery owners, Barb & Bart O'Brien are your hosts on this 7-night Bordeaux river cruise. Enjoy O'Brien Estate wines at night during select dinners and savor the wines of Bordeaux as you visit the winemaking regions along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.  This program is currently waitlisted.
Halter Ranch Vineyard
2019 Rhone River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's S.S. Catherine
09/15/2019 -09/22/2019
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region's incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures.  In 2019, join Halter Ranch Vineyard through Burgundy & Provence and savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and superb vintages.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit per person


Rombauer Vineyards
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Marina
09/29/2019 -10/06/2019
Step aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina with Rombauer Vineyards for their 2nd Annual Wine Themed cruise.  Sailing 7-nights from Lisbon you will visit 5 exciting ports in Spain plus France's Provence countryside and glamorous Monte Carlo.  Reagan Rombauer-Blackwood is your host and she looks forward to sharing her family's vintages during exclusive on board wine events.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Williamson Wines
2019 Bordeaux & Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Nautica
10/02/2019 -10/14/2019
Spend 12 glorious days exploring Bordeaux and the Mediterranean with Williamson Wines in 2019.  Bill, Dawn and Sam Williamson are your hosts aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate ship Nautica, through England, France, Portugal and Spain.  

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
2019 Douro River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's Queen Isabel
10/20/2019 -10/27/2019
Explore Portugal and the Duoro River Valley with Foxen Vineyard & Winery. Through Portugal and Spain the UNESCO-designated Duoro River Valley is one of the world’s most historic and scenic of wine regions.  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
Patz & Hall
2019 Rhone River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
10/20/2019 -10/27/2019
If 2018 was any indication, Patz & Hall's 2019 cruise is sure to be another sold out adventure!   Don't delay in getting your reservations in early for their 2019 Burgundy and Provence river cruise sailing from Avignon to Lyon, France.  Enjoy complimentary Uniworld shore tours, unlimited choice spirits and wines, paid shipboard gratuities and exquisite Patz & Hall vintages during exclusive on board events.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit
Woodward Canyon
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Bon Voyage
10/20/2019 -10/27/2019
Taste some of the best wines in the world in one of the oldest wine regions of Bordeaux during this 8-day river cruise.  Sail along the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers of France with Rick and Darcey, owners of Woodward Canyon Winery in Walla Walla, Washington and enjoy some of their tasty wines during select dinners and exclusive on board events.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit
Ross & Gordon
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Nautica
11/07/2019 -11/17/2019
Take advantage of this fall Mediterranean cruise, when the tourist season has subsided and the long lines at popular points of interest are much more manageable.  Join Eric Ross and William Gordon Wineries for 10-days aboard Oceania Cruises' 684-guest Nautica, visiting Croatia, Albania, Greece and Italy, including an overnight stay in Tuscany!  

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Sonoma Magazine
2020 Australia & New Zealand Wine Cruise
01/06-01/20/20
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
01/06/2020 -01/20/2020
Sonoma Magazine's 3rd Annual Wine Cruise is heading to the South Pacific in 2020!  Join Sonoma Magazine's CEO Steve Falk and President, Michael Zivyak with featured wine hosts Dan Kosta of AldenAlli and Rich Aurilia of Red Stitch Wines from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand for 14 days aboard the newly refurbished Oceania Cruises' Regatta.

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


Ideology Cellars
2020 Rhone River Cruise
SS Catherine
05/24/2020 -05/31/2020
Set your sights on Burgundy & Provence in 2020 with vintners Bob & Joni Williamson!  You're invited to join Ideology 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
Ramey Wine Cellars
2020 Rhone River Wine Cruise
SS Catherine
06/14/2020 -06/21/2020
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers with award-wining Ramey Wine Cellars in the summer of 2020.  Enjoy the region's incomparable wine and cuisine and discover its many treasures during an 8-day adventure through France's beautiful countryside.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Per Person Shipboard Credit