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 three consecutive 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 - WAITLIST ONLY
Oceania Cruises' Nautica
05/24/2017 -06/01/2017
There is no better way to enjoy wine than at its source, and in Europe you can find some of the world’s most renowned and famous vineyards. Join V. Sattui Winery and President Tom Davies and his wife, Cara, along with Winemaker, Brooks Painter and his wife, Beth in May 2017, on a wine cruise where you will explore the wineries of Spain, Portugal and France.

GROUP IS WAITLIST ONLY
The Three Cellars 2017 Wine Cruise
with Dunham Cellars, Waitsburg Cellars, & Sleight of Hand Cellars Pre-Program
05/24/2017 -06/01/2017
In 2015 there was two, but in May 2017 there will be three superstar Washington wineries joining together as “The Three Cellars Wine Cruise”  Join Dunham Cellars, Waitsburg Cellars and Slight of Hand Cellars from Lisbon to London aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Nautica. You will enjoy hosted parties, tastings, tours, and a wine-paired dinner.

LIMITED GROUP SPACE
August West and Freeman Vineyard & Winery 2017 Wine Cruise
05/28/2017 -06/04/2017
Duckhorn Vineyards'
2017 Rhone River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
06/11/2017 -06/18/2017
Cruise France's Rhone River with Duckhorn's President/CEO, Alex Ryan, and Winemaker Renee Ary and spend 7-nights on Uniworld's SS Catherine visiting charming riverside villages like Viviers and Tain l'Hermitage. Enjoy wines from Duckhorn's portfolio with select dinners and onboard wine tastings. 

Book early for $100 per person shipboard credit!
WillaKenzie Estate
2017 Wine Cruise
06/14/2017 -06/21/2017
Join WillaKenzie Estate and winemaker Thibaud Mandet on their 2nd wine cruise in June 2017 as they sail from Rome to Monte Carlo aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera. Private shore tours for the group in Provence and Palma de Mallorca.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit
Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
2017 Alaskan Wine Cruise
06/20/2017 -06/30/2017
Join the Martinelli family for an unforgettable Alaskan cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta in June 2017! Fun onboard tastings and events will entertain and excite! Make plans to meet Lee, Carolyn & Regina next year in Seattle. 

SOLD OUT
O'Connell Family Wines
Bordeaux River Cruise
Uniworld's River Royale
06/25/2017 -07/02/2017
O'Connell Family Wines is hosting their first F&WT cruise in June 2017! Wayne and Gabrielle and a group of wine lovers on a 8-day Bordeaux wine cruise on Uniworld's River Royale. Explore the famed wine regions of Bordeaux while cruising the Garonne, Dordogne, and the Gironde rivers with Uniworld's all-inclusive experience.

Book early for $100 per person shipboard credit!
Tablas Creek Vineyard 2017
Rhone River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/02/2017 -07/09/2017
Cruise France's Rhône River with Tablas Creek Vineyard's Winemaker Neil Collins. Spend 7-nights on Uniworld's SS Catherine and visit charming riverside villages like Vivers and Tain l'Hermitage. Included with your wine cruise is a tour, tasting and lunch excursion to Tablas Creek's sister winery, Chateau Beaucastel. Enjoy Tablas Creek wines with select dinners, as well as local wines from Châteauneuf du Pape, Cote Rotie and other nearby wine regions.

Book early for $100 per person shipboard credit!
FOXEN Vineyard & Winery's 2017
Rhone River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/16/2017 -07/23/2017
Cruise France's Rhône River with FOXEN Vineyard & Winery owners, Dick & Jenny Doré. Spend 7-nights on Uniworld's SS Catherine and visit charming riverside villages like Vivers and Tain l'Hermitage. Enjoy Foxen wines with select dinners, as well as local wines from Châteauneuf du Pape, Cote Rotie and other nearby wine regions.

Book early for $100 per person shipboard credit!
Chimney Rock Winery 2017
2017 Wine Cruise
07/17/2017 -07/27/2017
Caldwell Vineyard
2017 Wine Cruise
08/05/2017 -08/13/2017
Join Caldwell Vineyard's Smuggler's Wine Cruise cruising August 2017 from Athens all the way to Monte Carlo and gain some life-long 'dutch cousins' (great friends). Director of Hospitality, Bryan Toy, will head the crew for this wine-focus journey, hosting tastings, a reception and group dinner paired with Caldwell wines. Come join the fun!

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit
Williamson Wines
2017 Wine Cruise
09/01/2017 -09/08/2017
Sonoma Magazine's
2017 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
09/08/2017 -09/18/2017
Sonoma Magazine's 2nd wine cruise sets sail in September of 2017. The onboard wine program will feature the wines of Sonoma County's Hartford Court and La Crema. Representing both wineries will be Hartford Court's owner and winemaker, Don Hartford. Spend 10-days on Oceania Cruises' Riviera cruising roundtrip from the beautiful city of Barcelona. Come sip and savor this wine lover's dream vacation.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $800 Shipboard Credit
O'Brien Estate
2017 Baltic Wine Cruise
09/12/2017 -09/24/2017
Join hosts Bart & Barb O'Brien on their fourth club members wine cruise! Cruise the Baltic and see exciting ports of call like Copenhagen, Denmark, St. Petersburg, Russia, Stockholm, Sweden, Oslo, Norway and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Onboard wine program includes a welcome reception, seminars and winetastings, and a special group dinner in one of the specialty restaurants. 

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $800 Shipboard Credit
Armando's 2017 Napa Reds
Wine Cruise from Ideology
Oceania Cruises' Insignia

09/30/2017 -10/10/2017
Ridge Vineyards
2017 Wine Cruise
09/21/2017 -10/02/2017
Davis Family Vineyards
2017 Wine Cruise
10/28/2017 -11/07/2017
Join Davis Family Vineyards on their first F&WT wine cruise with host Guy Davis on a 10-night Mediterranean cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina. Start your adventure in Athens two days early and discover the wines of the Nemea region. Then embark on a fabulous cruise to ports in Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy!

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

Book Early for $100 per person Shipboard Credit
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 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
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
2018 Wine Cruise
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
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!
Hill & Laird Family Estates
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
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
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
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