Cruises

Why travel with Food & Wine Trails?  

 
A wine cruise offers the conviviality of traveling with a group of like-minded people with a myriad of private events, dinners, and tastings scheduled onboard the ship and on land. Your cruise is two programs in one—exclusive group program PLUS all the fun and features of cruising on a deluxe ship.
 
How we differ:
 
  • Our Onboard Hosts. All hosts are nationally recognized winemakers, winery owners and chefs. 

  • Our programs onshore. We are the only company in the world with its own network of food and wine experts who offer our groups an insider’s view into the region’s culture, cuisine, and wines. Our tours greatly differ from the ship’s normal shore excursions. Each is custom‐designed to take you off the beaten path and to focus on the food, wine, and culture of each region, and provide unique and authentic experiences that you simply cannot do on your own. This is why our customers rate our land and shore tour programs as the best parts of their trips.    
 
 
  • Value. Our programs offer private onboard and onshore events, plus benefits like free gratuities, shipboard credits, and free airfare. 

  • Quality. We personally meet every supplier we work with and travel frequently to keep current. This attention to detail is why the editors of Condé Nast Traveler named Food and Wine Trails as "World’s Top Rated Wine Travel Specialist" for five years. 

  • Experience and connections.  We have over 40 years involvement in food and wine, living in the Sonoma County wine country and handling programs and events for the nation’s top wineries, food and wine publications and enthusiast groups. We travel the world to find the best wine and food guides, wineries, restaurants, hotels and cruise lines. We cook, garden, collect wine and are involved in national and international food and wine issues. This is more than our business…it’s our passion!

  • Original programming. Our tours are specifically designed for the food and wine lover. Moreover, we originated the first wine cruise, the first airline fly/drive program into the wine country, the first winery ski festival, and the first wine-shore tour program.

  • Peace of mind. We are the only US food and wine tour and travel company endorsed by a major travel insurance company (Allianz), your investment is secure.
 
Dragonette Cellars
2019 Burgundy & Provence
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/14/2019 -07/21/2019
Set your sights on Burgundy & Provence in the summer of 2019!  You're invited to join central coast winery, Dragonette Cellars, for a delightful Rhône & Saône River cruise aboard Uniworld's SS Catherine.  Sip, savor and swirl you way through southern France and some of the most picturesque vineyard-covered regions in the world.

Early Booking Bonus $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Still Waters Vineyards
2019 Alaska Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
07/16/2019 -07/26/2019
America's "Last Frontier" awaits your discovery.  Join Still Waters Vineyards for an exceptional 10-day cruise through Alaska's pristine waterways and rugged terrain filled with wildlife.  The easy round-trip Seattle itinerary, makes flying to and from your home city a breeze and airfare is FREE!  

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Tamber Bey Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
07/21/2019 -07/28/2019
Embark on an exquisite journey through southern France with Tamber Bey Vineyards.  Cruise the Rhône and Sôane rivers, while enjoying incomparable wine and cuisine of the region.  Sail 8-days aboard the magnificent S.S. Catherine, departing July 21, 2019 with your winery hosts Barry & Jennifer Waitte.

Early Booking Bonus $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Chimney Rock
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
07/25/2019 -08/06/2019
Francis Ford Coppola
2019 Inspiring Italy Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
08/06/2019 -08/16/2019
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to travel around the "boot" of Italy with Francis Ford Coppola Winery in 2019.  Departing from Venice, the cruise calls at nine different Italy ports and ends in glitzy Monte Carlo 10-days later.  Lucky for you - Oceania's 680-guest SIRENA will have a fresh new look with new decor in all staterooms, suites and public rooms.  Magnifico!

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

Honig Vineyard & Winery
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
08/16/2019 -08/23/2019
O'Brien Estate
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise
Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage
09/08/2019 -09/15/2019
Visit the famed French winemaking region of Bordeaux with O'Brien Estate on Uniworld's newly upgraded Super Ship, 128-passenger vessel, S.S. Bon Voyage (formerly River Royale).  Winery owners, Barb & Bart O'Brien are your hosts on this 7-night Bordeaux river cruise. Enjoy O'Brien Estate wines at night during select dinners and savor the wines of Bordeaux as you visit the winemaking regions along the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.  This program is currently waitlisted.
Halter Ranch Vineyard
2019 Rhone River Wine Cruise
SS Catherine
09/15/2019 -09/22/2019
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region's incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures.  In 2019, join Halter Ranch Vineyard through Burgundy & Provence and savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and superb vintages.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit per person


Rombauer Vineyards
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Marina
09/29/2019 -10/06/2019
Step aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina with Rombauer Vineyards for their 2nd Annual Wine Themed cruise.  Sailing 7-nights from Lisbon you will visit 5 exciting ports in Spain plus France's Provence countryside and glamorous Monte Carlo.  Reagan Rombauer-Blackwood is your host and she looks forward to sharing her family's vintages during exclusive on board wine events.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Williamson Wines
2019 Bordeaux & Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Nautica
10/02/2019 -10/14/2019
Spend 12 glorious days exploring Bordeaux and the Mediterranean with Williamson Wines in 2019.  Bill, Dawn and Sam Williamson are your hosts aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate ship Nautica, through England, France, Portugal and Spain.  

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
2019 Douro River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's Queen Isabel
10/20/2019 -10/27/2019
Explore Portugal and the Duoro River Valley with Foxen Vineyard & Winery. Through Portugal and Spain the UNESCO-designated Duoro River Valley is one of the world’s most historic and scenic of wine regions.  This is where Port wine reigns king and the country's proud legacy of exploration and discovery continues to endure.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit Per Person
Patz & Hall
2019 Rhone River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Catherine
10/20/2019 -10/27/2019
If 2018 was any indication, Patz & Hall's 2019 cruise is sure to be another sold out adventure!   Don't delay in getting your reservations in early for their 2019 Burgundy and Provence river cruise sailing from Avignon to Lyon, France.  Enjoy complimentary Uniworld shore tours, unlimited choice spirits and wines, paid shipboard gratuities and exquisite Patz & Hall vintages during exclusive on board events.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit
Woodward Canyon
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Bon Voyage
10/20/2019 -10/27/2019
Taste some of the best wines in the world in one of the oldest wine regions of Bordeaux during this 8-day river cruise.  Sail along the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers of France with Rick and Darcey, owners of Woodward Canyon Winery in Walla Walla, Washington and enjoy some of their tasty wines during select dinners and exclusive on board events.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit
Ross & Gordon
2019 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Nautica
11/07/2019 -11/17/2019
Take advantage of this fall Mediterranean cruise, when the tourist season has subsided and the long lines at popular points of interest are much more manageable.  Join Eric Ross and William Gordon Wineries for 10-days aboard Oceania Cruises' 684-guest Nautica, visiting Croatia, Albania, Greece and Italy, including an overnight stay in Tuscany!  

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
O'Brien Estate
2020 Mayan Mosaic Caribbean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
01/06/2020 -01/13/2020
Sail roundtrip Miami to Key West & the Western Caribbean with Bart & Barb O'Brien in 2020!   This 7-day itinerary includes calls in Belize, Honduras and Mexico, plus two leisure days at sea to relax and enjoy impeccable O'Brien Estate wines.   

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit
Sonoma Magazine
2020 Australia & New Zealand Wine Cruise
01/06-01/20/20
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
01/06/2020 -01/20/2020
Sonoma Magazine's 3rd Annual Wine Cruise is heading to the South Pacific in 2020!  Join Sonoma Magazine's CEO Steve Falk with featured wine hosts Dan Kosta of AldenAlli and Rich Aurilia of Red Stitch Wines from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand for 14 days aboard the newly refurbished Oceania Cruises' Regatta.

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $800 Shipboard Credit


Wilson Artisan Wines
2020 Tahiti Winemaker Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
03/25/2020 -04/04/2020
Sail with three Wilson Artisan brands for a triple treat to Tahiti in 2020!  Spend 10-days exploring the beautiful South Pacific Marquesas Islands and Tahiti with Ken & Diane Wilson while savoring the impeccable vintages from three of their wineries: Wilson Winery, Matrix Winery and deLorimier Winery.  Airfare and gratuities are included!

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom


Leonetti Cellar
2020 Tahiti Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
04/04/2020 -04/14/2020
Explore the beautiful South Pacific shores of Marquesas Islands and Tahiti with Leonetti Cellar. The round-trip Tahiti 10-day itinerary includes free airfare, shipboard gratuities, shipboard credit for early bookings and your choice one added bonus.  Enjoy impeccable vintages from Leonetti Cellar's award winning collection during hosted shipboard events.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Joseph Swan & Moshin Vineyards
2020 Daunbe River Wine Cruise
SS Maria Theresa
04/19/2020 -04/26/2020
Step aboard Uniworld's opulent river ship - S.S. Maria Theresa for a luxury Danube River cruise with both Joseph Swan Winery & Moshin Vineyards. Find yourself wining and dining between the two picturesque cities, Budapest and Passau as you sip and savor exquisite vintages from two legendary Sonoma County winemakers. 

Early Booking Bonus: $100 shipboard credit per person
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP)
2020 Bordeaux Wine Cruise
Uniworld's SS Bon Voyage
04/26/2020 -05/03/2020
Indulge your taste buds in France's famed winemaking regions of Bordeaux with ZAP in 2020!  Enjoy exquisite wine tasting onboard and ashore during this exploration along three stunning rivers, the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde.  Join legendary Zinfandel winemakers and personalities for an 8-day showcase of the best Southwest France has to offer.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit Per Person
Harmony Cellars
2020 Croatia Intensive Wine Cruise
Azamara Quest
05/09/2020 -05/19/2020
Sail with Harmony Cellars to one of Europe's hottest travel destinations, Croatia!  This Venice to Nice, ten day adventure calls in five Croatian ports of call, including Split, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You'll appreciate Azamara Quest's intimate size of 690-guests as you sail along the picturesque Croatian Inside Passage, were larger ships cannot go.
 
FREE Shipboard Gratuities plus wine, beers, spirits & beverages
Ideology Cellars
2020 Rhone River Cruise
SS Catherine
05/24/2020 -05/31/2020
Set your sights on Burgundy & Provence in 2020 with vintners Bob & Joni Williamson!  You're invited to join Ideology Cellars, for a delightful Rhône & Saône River cruise aboard Uniworld's SS Catherine.  Sip, savor and swirl you way through southern France and some of the most picturesque vineyard-covered regions in the world.

Early Booking Bonus $100 Shipboard Credit per person
Paumanok & Palmer Vineyards
2020 Rhine River Wine Cruise
Uniworld's S.S. Antionette
05/24/2020 -05/31/2020
Explore one of Europe's most legendary river - The Rhine - with Paumanok & Palmer Vineyards. Sail from Switzerland to the Netherlands aboard Uniworld's S.S. Antoinette for 8-days beginning May 24, 2020. Imagine hillside castles, lush vineyards and storybook villages intertwined with iconic cities in France and Germany for an experience of a lifetime.

$100 Per Person Shipboard Credit Early Booking Bonus
Food & Wine Trails
2020 Sommelier's Insider Series Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Marina
05/25/2020 -06/04/2020
You're invited to join Food & Wine Trails inaugural Sommelier's Insider Series Wine Cruise with American-born Sommelier and French wine expert - Kelly McAuliffe!  Sail round-trip London for 10-days aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina, visiting six different French ports, including two full days in Bordeaux plus a full day in Bilbao, Spain - gateway to Basque country and home to the Guggenheim Museum.  Look forward to a new and extraordinary onboard wine program and private shore tours curated exclusively for this very special voyage.

Includes F&WT Bespoke Shore Tour PLUS OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
Papapietro Perry
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Rivieria
06/07/2020 -06/19/2020
Discover some of the most fascinating corners of the world in Spain, Monaco, Italy, Greece and Turkey with Papapietro Perry owners Ben & Yolanda Papapietro and Bruce & Renae Perry on a 12-day Mediterranean wine cruise Barcelona to Athens.  Oceania Cruises' elegant RIVIERA is your home-away-from-home June 7 - 19, 2020.  

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
Ramey Wine Cellars
2020 Rhone River Wine Cruise
SS Catherine
06/14/2020 -06/21/2020
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers with award-wining Ramey Wine Cellars in the summer of 2020.  Enjoy the region's incomparable wine and cuisine and discover its many treasures during an 8-day adventure through France's beautiful countryside.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Per Person Shipboard Credit

 
August West & Jeff Cohn Cellars
2020 Rhone River Wine Cruise
S.S. Catherine
06/21/2020 -06/28/2020
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers with August West & Jeff Cohn Cellars in the summer of 2020. Enjoy a journey of exquisite pleasures such as the region's incomparable wine and cuisine. Discover many treasures during an 8-day adventure through France's beautiful countryside.

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit Per Person

Palmaz Vineyards
2020 Northern Europe Wine Cruise
Regent Seven Seas Explorer
06/23/2020 -06/30/2020
Join Florencia Palmaz of Palmaz Vineyards for their 2nd Annual Regent Seven Seas Cruises wine voyage!  Sailing from Sweden to Denmark, this Northern Europe route includes two full days to explore St. Petersburg, Russia.  Book your all-suite, all-balcony, all-inclusive cruise today!

Early Booking Bonus: $400 Shipboard Credit per suite
James Family Cellars
2020 Alaska Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Regatta
06/25/2020 -07/06/2020
Join the James family for an unforgettable Alaskan cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' newly refurbished Regatta.   Fun onboard tastings and events will entertain and excite! Make plans to meet James Family Cellars owners, Jeff & Judy in Seattle in June of 2020 and begin an 11-day journey to "The Last Frontier".

Early Booking Bonus: Pre-paid gratuities & shipboard credit

 
Hill Family Estates
2020 Baltic Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Marina
06/26/2020 -07/06/2020
Visit nine countries in 10 days with Hill Family Estate's 2020 Baltic Wine Cruise.  Denmark, Germany, Russia, Finland and Sweden are just a few of the fascinating lands you will explore June 26 - July 6 aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

Beauregard Vineyards
2020 Mediterranean Cruise
Celebrity Cruise's Celebrity Apex
06/27/2020 -07/04/2020
Sail to Italy, Monaco, France & Spain with Beauregard Vineyards!  Owners Ryan & Rachel are your congenial hosts for their 2nd Food & Wine Trails adventure.   Departing from Rome for 7-nights aboard the brand NEW Celebrity Apex, you'll have the pleasure of enjoying tasty wines from Beauregard Vineyards' collection during exclusive onboard wine events while exploring iconic Mediterranean ports.
The Hess Collection
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
07/09/2020 -07/16/2020
Set your sights on this epic cruise in 2020 through Spain, France, Monaco and Italy with Dave Guffy of The Hess Collection.  The seven-night cruise from Barcelona to Rome aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera includes round-trip airfare, paid gratuities, your choice of O'Life bonuses and of course, Hess Collection wines hand selected and shared with you during private onboard events. 

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
The Vineyard House
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Sirena
07/10/2020 -07/20/2020
This 10-night Mediterranean cruise is chocked full of inspiring destinations in Italy and Greece and also includes a call in the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Your onboard wine hosts from The Vineyard House look forward to sharing their impeccable vintages during private onboard events.  Join Jeremy, Craig & Amy from Venice to Rome in July of 2020!

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
Schamsberg & Davies Vineyards
2020 Northern Europe Wine Cruise
Crystal Symphony
07/14/2020 -07/25/2020
Join Schramsberg & Davies aboard the "World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line", Crystal Cruises for an adventure to fabled cities of Northern Europe.  Sailing 11-nights from Stockholm to London, the itinerary includes an overnight in Stockholm, Sweden and three full days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  

Early Booking Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Christopher Creek, Fritz Underground & Ketcham Estate
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises Riviera
07/16/2020 -07/26/2020
Explore five magical Mediterranean countries in 10-days with owners from three of Sonoma County's famed Russian River Valley wineries!  Christopher Creek, Fritz Underground and Ketcham Estate look forward to sailing aboard Oceania's elegant RIVERIA from Rome to Monte Carlo and hosting fun and informative onboard wine events, including tastings and exclusive dinners.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
Aridus Wine Company
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Riviera
07/26/2020 -08/02/2020
Sail four countries in seven days with award-winning Aridus Wine Company.  From Monte Carlo to Barcelona, Oceania Cruises exquisite Riviera reveals a new contrast with each bend in the coastline.  Join Aridus Tasting Room Manager, Brennan Sanders from July 26 - August 2, 2020 through Monaco, Italy, Spain and France.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $400 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
O'Brien Estate
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise
Silver Moon
09/23/2020 -10/02/2020
Your dream destinations: Greece, Turkey, Italy & Croatia.  Your luxurious ship: the NEW Silver Moon.  Your congenial host: O'Brien Estate.   What a combination!   Sail aboard Silversea's brand new all-suite Silver Moon in the Mediterranean with Bart & Barb O'Brien in 2020.  Airfare is included and book early for added bonuses!

New All-Suite Ship, Airfare Included!
Tamber Bey Vineyards
2020 Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises' Nautica
10/08/2020 -10/18/2020
Spend 10 fun-filled and exciting days exploring Bordeaux and the Mediterranean with Tamber Bey Vineyards in 2020. Winery owners Berry & Jennifer Waitte are your hosts aboard Oceania Cruises' intimate ship Nautica, through Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.  

OLife Choice of FREE Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
Duckhorn Portfolio
2021 South America Wine Cruise
Oceania Cruises Marina
01/08/2021 -01/18/2021
The spotlight is on Brazil and Duckhorn Portfolio during this 10-day South American adventure!  From Uruguayan red wines to the samba rythyms of Brazil, South America's scenic eastern shores are a symphony for the senses.  Sail aboard Oceania Cruises' luxurious Marina from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro and enjoy free airfare!

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 
Corner 103
2021 South Africa Wine Cruise
Azamara Journey
01/18/2021 -01/30/2021
You've been asking and we listened...here it is - Food & Wine Trail's first South African Wine Cruise!  Your consummate host is Lloyd Davis, owner of Corner 103.  Sail round-trip Cape Town for 12-nights aboard Azamara'Journey.  Extend this dream cruise with optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise land programs visiting Victoria Falls and a Mala Mala Game Reserve Safari.  
V.Sattui Winery
2021 South American President's Cruise
Oceania Cruises Marina
03/09/2021 -03/19/2021
Always looking for new adventures and discoveries, Tom Davies invites you to join the V. Sattui family in 2021 for their first-ever South American President's Wine Cruise!  Sail 10-days aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina from Argentina to Brazil, departing March 9. 2021.  Consider extending your vacation with optional Food & Wine Trails' NEW optional pre-cruise land programs in Mendoza and Buenos Aires, curated exclusively for V. Sattui guests.

OLife Choice of Free Shore Tours, Beverage Package or $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom