The Hess Collection 2018

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 - July 8
Horizons Lounge 7:00 - 8:00 PM 
Gather with your host Dave Guffy and meet your fellow group members for 
a festive welcome aboard event

Seminars & Tastings - Tuscan Steak
July 9 2:00 - 4:00 PM &  July 14 10:00 Am - 12:00 PM

Your onboard host will lead guests through a tasting of wines from hand-picked selections of The Hess Collection
Special Winemaker's Dinner  
July 13 Tuscan Steak 6:30 PM

A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in Sirena's specialty restaurant, Tuscan Steak 
Each course will be expertly paired to a wine selection from The Hess Collection

Farewell Get-Together 
July 17 Horizons Lounge 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Join Dave Guffy in the Horizons Lounge for a toast to new found friends and memories



Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails exclusive 2-night pre-cruise Lisbon program
  • Private shore tour options in Seville and Palma de Mallorca
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate and newest ship, Sirena
  • 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
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger, Tuscan Steak and Jacques Bistro
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit


Dave Guffy 
Director of Winemaking, Hess Collection


  • 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 Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise program and shore tours
    • All items of a personal nature


    The tour far exceeded our expectations, Dave & Tamara did an outstanding job of presenting the Hess Wines onboard in an interesting, fun & educational manner.  The bonus was that the Hess Food & Wine Trails tour brought together a group of people with whom we totally enjoyed!

    N. & K. Wood | Lincoln, CA.


    92 pts.
    2013 Estate Grown
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mount Veeder 

    92 pts
    2013 The Lion Estate Grown
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mount Veeder