Arista & Mauritson 2018 Wine Cruise

Onboard Programs

A F&WT wine cruise is two programs rolled into one. You have all the onboard entertainment and creature-comforts of a deluxe cruise, plus a private-to-the-group,
educational wine program with private parties, tastings, seminars and a winemaker's dinner.




Welcome Reception - June 6 
Gather with your hosts and meet your fellow group members for 
a festive welcome aboard event
 
                                                                          

                                                   

 
 
 
Seminars & Tastings - June 11 & 15



Your onboard hosts will lead guests through a tasting of wines from hand-picked selections from Arista and Mauritson
 
 
 
 
 
Special Winemaker's Dinner - June 12



 
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in one of Sirena's specialty restaurants. 
Each course will be expertly paired to a wine selection from our host wineries.

View a sample winemaker's dinner menu from past cruises:  
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Mark McWilliams of Arista Winery and Clay & Carrie Mauritson of Maruritson Family Wines 
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails exclusive 2-night pre-cruise Barcelona program
  • Private wine-themed shore tour options in Toulon, Livorno and Cadiz
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant, Riviera
  • 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, Polo Grill, Toscana and Jacques  
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Mark & Jennifer McWilliams
Arista Winery



Clay & Carrie Mauritson
Mauritson Wines

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • Ocean transportation
  • 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 program and shore tours
    • All items of a personal nature

    REVIEWS

    "Seminar tastings world class & pairing Polo menu with Arista wines superb!"

    J. & L. Pohlmann (Seal Beach, CA)

    AWARDS and RATINGS



    97 pts.
    Arista Pinot Noir
    2014 Two Birds Estate Vineyard

    95 pts.
    Arista Chardonnay
    2014 Banfield Vineyard





    94+ pts.
    Mauritson Zinfandel
    2015 Rockpile BLACK SHEEP

    94 pts.
    Mauritson Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013 LOAM "Positas"