Hill & Laird Family Estates

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 on July 4th
Gather with your hosts and meet your fellow group members for 
a festive welcome aboard event

 
 
 
Seminars & Tastings July 5th &  7th

Your onboard hosts will lead guests through a tasting of wines from hand-picked selections of Hill Family Estate and Laird Family Estate.  
 
 
 
 
 
Special Winemaker's Dinner on July 11th 
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in either Toscana or Jacques specialty restaurant. Each course will be expertly paired to a wine selection from Hill Family Estate and Laird Family Estate.

View a sample winemaker's dinner menu from past cruises:  
 
SAMPLE TOSCANA MENU                      SAMPLE JACQUES MENU
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Rebecca Laird and Ryan Hill
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Exclusive, optional 2-night pre-cruise package  
  • Private shore tour options in Dubrovnik & Santorini
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 8-Night cruise on Oceania Cruises' luxurious ship, 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
  • Espicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill, and the only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 4 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $400 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Rebecca Laird
General Manager Laird Family Estate





Ryan Hill
Proprietor, Hill Family Estate

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 pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"The team from both Hill and Laird wineries were great.  Personable and fun.  The wine dinner was quite amazing.  Staff was superb and the food was too!"
N. McElvain & E. Wittig (El Segundo, CA.)

AWARDS and RATINGS



Hill Family Estate
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Barrel
90 pts.



Laird Family Estate
2013 Cabernet Savignon Mast Ranch
92 pts.