O'Brien Estate

Onboard Programs

 

A F&WT river wine cruise is the perfect opportunity to cruise the rivers through some of Europe's premier wine regions on the top rated ships sailing each river. Onboard the ship, your host will enhance the experience with upgraded wines at meals, cocktail parties, seminars and wine tastings.



 
Welcome Reception | September 12
7:00 - 8:00 PM in Horizon's Bar
 
Join your hosts Bart & Barb and your fellow group members for an one-hour, open-bar Welcome Reception with passed hors d'oeuvres and the wines of O'Brien Estate. 

 
 
Seminar & Tastings 
September 13, 2:00 - 4:00 PM in Toscana
September 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Toscana
 
Explore the award-winning wines of O'Brien Estate during two onboard tasting events led by Bart O'Brien. 


 
Winemakers' Dinner | September 19
6:30PM in Polo Grill

 
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in the Polog Grill specialty restaurant. Each course will be paired with O'Brien Estate wines.
 
View sample winemaker's dinner menus from past cruises:  
 
         
 
               POLO MENU




C
ASUAL WINE HOUR | September 28
5:00 - 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by Bart & Barb O’Brien
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker’s dinner featuring the wines of O’Brien Estate
  • Optional 2-night pre-cruise hotel program in Copenhagen
  • Access to private group shore tours in Stockholm and Oslo
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
Cruise Highlights:
  • 12-Day Baltic cruise on luxurious ship, Marina
  • 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 8 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $800 shipboard credit

  


ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Bart & Barb O'Brien
 

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 program and shore tours 
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"I have had reservations about 'cruising' but they have been abated by this first experience….Bart & Barb O'Brien were gracious, generous, amazing hosts." 

B. Wilkinson (Philadelphia, PA)

AWARDS and RATINGS




95 Pts.
2013 Reserve Chardonnay
Napa Valley 

93 Pts.
2014 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

 







94 Pts.
2012 Unrestrained Reserve
Napa Valley