Armando's 2017
Napa Reds 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 
September 30, 2017
 
Join your hosts, Bob "Armando" and Joni Williamson, and your fellow group members for an one-hour, open-bar Welcome Reception with passed hors d'oeuvres and wines by Ideology Cellars
 
 
 
Seminar & Tastings
   October 3 & 4, 2017   
 
One of the onboard seminars will be a tasting of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon vintages by Napa Valley wineries Chateau Montelena, Duckhorn Vineyards, Joseph Phelps, Robert Mondavi, and Spottswoode.
 
 
 
Winemakers' Dinner 
October 5, 2017
 
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in either Toscana, Polo, Jacques, or Polo Grill . Each course will be paired with wine from Ideology Cellars.
 
View sample winemaker's dinner menus from past cruises:  

                            
 
TOSCANA MENU                                          POLO MENU

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by Armando himself, Bob Williamson and his wife Joni
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tasting, and winemaker’s dinner featuring the wines of Ideology
  • Special Napa Valley Cabernet tasting (see Onboard Programs section for more details)
  • Access to private group shore tours 
  • Exclusive, optional 2-night pre-cruise package in Montreal
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-Night cruise on Oceania Cruises' intimate deluxe ship, Insignia, catering to just 684 guests
  • 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
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 8 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $800 shipboard credit
  • Country club casual ambiance
  • FREE and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub® treatments and cuisine

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 wine program was fantastic- wines were extremely first class and Bob & Joni were very kind and knowledgeable and loads of fun." M. & K. Mustoe (Scottsdale, AZ)

AWARDS and RATINGS