Joseph Phelps Vineyards


Discover Down Under
Sydney to Auckland
16-Night Cruise

Oceania Cruises' Marina
February 12 - 28, 2015

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(800) 367-5348 |

Join Joseph Phelps Vineyards on Oceania Cruises’ luxurious mid-size ship Marina for a trip “Down Under”.  Imagine the amazing possibilities as we take Joseph Phelps Vineyards to some of the most exciting New World wine destinations in both Australia and New Zealand on the beautiful ship Marina, whose sole purpose is to pamper its guests with outstanding service and a focus on food and wine.  
This trip “Down Under” includes visits to the Australian ports of:
Hobart (Tasmania)
We then cross the Tasman Sea to New Zealand and the Fjords of Milford Sound and the ports of:
Bay of Islands
Many exclusive opportunities will be offered to the Joseph Phelps wine group including:

Onboard welcome reception with open bar passed hors d’oeuvres
Three onboard technical tastings led by Damian Parker, Director of Winemaking at Joseph Phelps Vineyards, including a multi-decade vertical tasting of rare large format Auction Reserve Insignia bottlings
Two Five-course winemakers dinners
Five Exclusive Wine Destination Shore Tours sponsored by Food & Wine Trails and in New Zealand, hosted by Yvonne Lorkin (optional)
A 3-Night Pre-Cruise opportunity that includes Sydney and the Hunter Valley Wine Region (optional)

This sixteen-day adventure features amenities and restaurants onboard Marina that rival the best 5 star hotels on land, including specialty restaurants created by Jacques Pépin, a Bon Appétit Culinary Center with the first hands-on cooking school at sea along with fitness and spa programs run by Canyon Ranch Spa.
Join us as we discover “Down Under” and the sailing adventure of a life time!
Joseph Phelps Vineyards


  • Personally hosted by Joseph Phelps' VP of Winemaking, Damian Parker
  • 16-Night cruise onboard one of the most elegant ships to debut in past 50 years
  • Private parties, (2) winemaker dinners, and (3) wine tastings 
  • Multiple open-seating gourmet dining venues, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE
  • Culinary program created by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Exclusive 3-Day pre-cruise Sydney package (optional)
  • Private shore excursions exploring the wine regions of Australia & New Zealand (optional)


Damian Parker
VP of Winemaking
Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Stephen Pavy
Director of Hospitality & 
Wine Education


  • FREE AIRFARE* guaranteed regardless of airfare price increases
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals/entertainment on ship
  • Phelps Onboard Wine Education Program


  • Airport transfers
  • Optional F&WT Pre-cruise Sydney package
  • Optional F&WT Shore Tours
  • All items of a personal nature


Praise from 2012 Joseph Phelps
wine cruisers...

“It was the best cruise experience I’ve had...F&WT/HMS…to Joseph Phelps crew…to the Oceania cruise line.  Can’t wait for the next one!”
M. Deffner (Eaton, OH)

“Damian Parker was an absolute delight & a very good and knowledgeable speaker.  We would book another Phelps cruise if available.”  
S. Lewis & M. Hart (Nashville, TN)