O'Brien Estate
2020 Voyage to Key West & Cuba

Ports of Call











Miami, Florida, United States

People-watchers will enjoy South Beach's Ocean Drive, while architecture buffs will love the Art Deco District. If you're looking for something a bit different, there are world-class museums and shopping venues too. In Miami, there really is something for everyone.



Key West, Florida, United States 

Visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, which houses an impressive collection of flowering plants, cascading waterfalls and 50 different species of butterflies from around the world. Continue to the aquarium, Key West's oldest attraction, dating back to 1935 and home to hundreds of different species of local sea life. Don't miss the historic home of author Ernest Hemingway.
 












Havana, Cuba
The door to Cuba’s soul, Havana captivates with its larger-than-life culture, sultry rhythms and weathered beauty. Take a relaxing stroll along the evocative Malecón, the quintessentially Cuban thoroughfare and get lost among the Baroque facades and colonial cobblestone alleys of Old Havana. Visit the grandiose Capitolio Nacional and explore the world-class Cuban art collection at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, which showcases everything from colonial-era paintings to countless masterpieces from Cuba’s famed Vanguard Period. Enjoy memorable explorations such as touring one of Havana’s venerable old cigar factories for an inside look at the birthplace of these world-famous cigars and the centuries-old process of how they are made. Sip a daiquiri at Hemingway’s favorite haunt, El Floridita, happen upon a live jazz group and simply savor an unforgettable moment in this unique corner of the world.



Cienfuegos, Cuba
Situated in a beautiful bay in the heart of Cuba’s fertile agricultural region on the southern coast, Cienfuegos will quietly charm you with its French spirit, tranquil seaside setting and neoclassical architecture. Known as La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos was originally founded by French settlers and its city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rich in educationally engaging diversions, its historic center features well-preserved 19th-century structures, gorgeous plazas and a layout inspired by the Spanish Enlightenment. Discover the ornate and eclectic Palacio de Valle and take in the stunning views as you explore Punta Gorda, the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. Step back in time at Teatro Terry with a performance by local artists or discover nearby Trinidad, a remarkably well-preserved colonial town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and anchored by its impressive Plaza Mayor, an open-air museum of Spanish colonial architecture.



Santiago de Cuba, Cuba 
A tropical and energetic cultural epicenter, Santiago de Cuba is the country’s second largest city and has played an instrumental role in the evolution of Cuban music, literature and architecture. Wedged between the looming Sierra Maestra mountain range and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions amidst a dramatic backdrop. Discover the city’s fascinating history at Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, where Cuban hero José Martí and Emilio Bacardí Moreau of the famed rum dynasty are both buried. Countless musicians have emerged from Santiago de Cuba including Miguel Matamoros of Trío Matamoros and Sindo Garay, and many say the heart of this thriving city lives in its music scene.


 


 


HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Cruise personally hosted by Barb & Bart O'Brien, owners of O'Brien Estate
  • Private events including welcome & farewell receptions, wine tastings & seminar, winemaker’s dinner featuring O'Brien Estate wines.
  • Food & Wine Trail's optional 1-night pre-cruise Miami land program 
  • Private optional Food & Wine Trails' wine-themed shore tours in Key West & Havana 
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 7-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' freshly refurbished Sirena
  • Finest Cuisine at Sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger and Tuscan Steak
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 4 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $400 shipboard credit


ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Barb & Bart O'Brien
Owners and winemaker, O'Brien Estate

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Miami
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE Unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard wine education program
  • DOESN'T INCLUDE

    • Airport transfers
    • Optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise & shore tours
    • Travel insurance
    • All items of a personal nature

    REVIEWS

    Bart & Barb outdid themselves with superb knowledge on wine and with excellent wines! The experience with O'Brien Estate surpassed my expectations. We had a wonderful trip and will go on an O'Brien trip again!

    C. & T. Fabian (Port Charlotte, FL)

    AWARDS and RATINGS



    96 pts.
    2012 Proprietary Red Blend 
    Unrestrained Reserve

    94 pts.
    2012 Chardonnay Reserve