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 
Gather with your host Dave Guffy and meet your fellow group members for 
a festive welcome aboard event



 
 
 
Seminars & Tastings - July 9 & 14



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



 
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served in one of Sirena's specialty restaurants. 
Each course will be expertly paired to a wine selection from The Hess Collection

View a sample winemaker's dinner menu from past cruises:  
 

HIGHLIGHTS

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

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Dave Guffy 
Director of Winemaking, Hess Collection

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

    REVIEWS

    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.

    AWARDS and RATINGS




    92 pts.
    2013 Estate Grown
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mount Veeder 

    92 pts
    2013 The Lion Estate Grown
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mount Veeder