Papapietro Perry

Shore Tours

Food & Wine Trails' (F&WT) private shore tours differ significantly from the typical group tours sold on cruise ships. Our tours are designed specifically for food and wine lovers, focusing on the wine, culture, and cuisine of a region. We take our guests to unique venues, often not accessible to the public and therefore not crowded with tourists. Our guides have been hand selected for their expertise and knowledge of the region, and bring as much to the experience as the destination itself.

The size of our tours are kept relatively small to allow for a more intimate and authentic experience. As a result, shore tour participation cannot be guaranteed to all group members.

A brochure with tour descriptions and registration form will be sent by email and USPA to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months prior to the cruise. Once released, we recommend acting quickly as they tend to sell out quickly. In the event one or all tour(s) become sold out, your F&WT Travel Consultant can offer you other options.

Please note that before tours are released, all descriptions and included elements are subject to change.


  • FREE Airfare
  • Intimate, luxurious ship catering to just 684 guests
  • FREE dining at all specialty restaurants
  • Finest cuisine at sea curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pèpin
  • FREE unlimited Internet*
  • FREE shore tours, beverage package, or shipboard credits with OLife Choice

F&WT Wine Cruise Highlights
  • Personally hosted by winery owners Ben & Yolanda Papapietro and Bruce and Renae Perry
  • Special guests winegrowners Randy & Robin Peters (Mukaida and Peters Vineyard)
  • Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker's dinner
  • Optional 3-night pre-cruise Hunter Valley land package
  • Optional wine focused shore tours exclusive to the group


Bruce & Renae Perry and
Yolanda & Ben Papapietro

Robin & Randy Peters
Special Guest Growers


  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air 
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program


  • Airport transfers
  • Optional pre-cruise program
  • Optional shore tours
  • All items of a personal nature


"Everything was amazing and an over-the-top experience. Can't wait for the next cruise."
J. Greenberg (Napa, CA)

"Food & Wine Trails / HMS Travel and its team did a thoroughly outstanding job in creating a very special vacation package, and we cannot wait to participate again! We loved the many tour options provided, which were very thoughtfully diverse and interesting; similarly, we were pleased with the courtesy and professionalism of our tour guides and cherish the fun and amazing memories created. Kudos !"
B. & E. Turner (Glendale, CA)


94 Pts.
2009 Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Mukaida Vineyard

94 Pts.
2009 Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley