O'Connell Family Wines

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 winetastings.


June 25, 2017
Welcome Dinner | 7:00 PM*
Join your hosts in the restaurant for a welcome dinner featuring O'Connell Family Wines.
June 26, 2017 & June 30, 2017
Wine with Dinner
Guests of O'Connell Family Wines will enjoy a selection of their wines poured during dinner on two additional evenings.
June 28, 2017
Seminar & Wine Tasting
Gabrielle Collection Cabernets meet Bordeaux Reds! | 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Enjoy a tasting of Gabrielle Collection Cabernets and local Bordeaux vintages to compare and contrast the presentation of each wine with your host
June 30, 2017
Cognac After Dinner
Taste a selection of regional Cognacs with your hosts after dinner. 
July 1, 2017
Private Group Cocktail Party | 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Say farewell to your hosts and fellow group members at a one hour cocktail party and sample some of the chef's personally selected hors d'oreuvres.



Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Wayne and Gabrielle O'Connell
  • Wine Program featuring the wines of O'Connell Family Wines
  • O'Connell Family Wines served with three dinners
  • Private onboard cocktail party, after-dinner cognac tasting, and wine tasting
  • Exclusive optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package with tour of Champagne
  • Exclusive optional 3-night Loire Valley post-cruise package
  • Private optional shore excursions to the Left & Right Banks of Bordeaux
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings! 


Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise on Uniworld's River Royale
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Medoc wine tasting
  • Visit cellars of Premier Grand Cru estate in Saint-Emilion
  • Study Sauternes and meet the winemakers, & lunch at Chateau de Cazeneuve 



  • Accommodations on the River Royale
  • Government taxes
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore


  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Package
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Post-Loire Package
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


"Fabulous experience. The whole trip exceeded our expectations. This was truly a trip of a lifetime."

T. Downey (Butte, MT)