Williamson Wines

Overview





2017 Wine Cruise
CLOSED TO NEW BOOKINGS


Athens to Barcelona
September 1 - 8, 2017 | 7 Days
Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Stateroom prices start at $2,674 per person
includes FREE roundtrip air to Europe!*
 


For Guests already booked:
 
OLife added benefits include
FREE pre-paid gratuities, FREE unlimited Internet package and
$150 per stateroom shipboard credit, and your choice of:
 
 Six (6) FREE Shore Excursions 
  FREE House Beverage Package 
  $600 additional per stateroom Shipboard Credit
 
OLife amenities are per stateroom



CALL (800) 367-5348 | info@foodandwinetrails.com

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Greetings, members and friends,

I am thrilled to invite you to a seven-night luxurious food and wine journey sailing along the Italian and French Riviera concluding in Barcelona and along the way featuring handpicked wines from our own Williamson portfolio.  Traveling at night we wake each day in a different city, each with its own unique and exciting venues.

Dawn and I will be there as well as Sam and several friends that you have come to know over the years so we’d like you to join us and perhaps bring some of your family and friends.  We have organized a full, round-trip package so you don’t have to shop for travel connections.

Designed with the ultimate epicurean and travel connoisseur in mind, our ship, “Riviera” offers multiple dining venues and with a ratio of two staff members for every three guests, ensures an impeccable level of personalized service while still maintaining a country club casual ambiance.

As you might expect, this experience is centered on the rich food and wine traditions that the region offers. We’ll be adding the California wine country flair to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we’re excited to share it with you.

We’ll be hosting an on-board wine program, including a welcome reception and in-depth tastings along the way highlighting our French inspired California wines and appellation-focused tastings.

We’ll also be hosting a multi-course Epicurean dinner to top it off, featuring the Williamson Reserve Selection wines.  We intend to enjoy some great wines along with fine food combinations.  It’s surely going to be a memorable experience so I look forward to seeing you aboard next summer.

Kind regards,
 
Bill Williamson

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by winery's owners Bill & Dawn Williamson
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker’s dinner featuring Williamson Wines
  • Access to private group shore tours in Tuscany & Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Exclusive, optional 2-night pre-cruise package in Athens & the Nemea wine region
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 7-Night cruise on Oceania Cruises' luxurious ship, Riviera
  • 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 
  • Specialty restaurants including Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill and only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Bill & Dawn Williamson
Owners



Sam Williamson

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 pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS


AWARDS and RATINGS

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
2016 WINE COMPETITION


Total 12 medals won:
2 Gold  
8 Silver 
2 Bronze  

Double Gold Medal Winners:
2007 Clarissa Vin Rouge
2004 Amour Merlot