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 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM | Horizons Lounge
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  | 2:00 - 4:00 PM | Toscana
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 | 6:30 PM | Polo Grill
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in the Polo Grill.  Each course will be paired with wine from Ideology Cellars.
View sample winemaker's dinner menus from past cruises:  

        POLO MENU


Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by Armando himself, Bob Williamson and his wife Joni
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, 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


  • 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


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


"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)