Francis Ford Coppola
2019 Inspiring Italy Wine Cruise

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 
August 6
Meet your host, Tondi Bolkan, and get to know your fellow group travelers
during a festive Welcome Reception 


Seminar & Tasting 
August 8
Enjoy the fine wines of Francis Ford Coppola Winery
during our exclusive-to-the-group seminar & tasting

Casual Wine Hour
August 10

Gather with Tondi and fellow Coppola enthusiasts for a glass, or two 



Winemakers' Dinner 
August 12
A gourmet, multi-course, wine-paired meal will be served onboard Sirena
in one of the specialty restaurants.  Each course will be paired with Coppola wines

Farewell Toast
August 15

Raise your glass to new found friends and memories to last a lifetime



Wine Program Highlights:
  • Cruise personally hosted by Francis Ford Coppola Winemaker, Tondi Bolkan
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tasting & seminar, winemaker’s dinner featuring Coppola wines and more!
  • Food & Wine Trail's optional 2-night pre-cruise Verona land program
  • Private optional Food & Wine Trails' wine-themed shore tours in select ports
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' freshly refurbished 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 and Tuscan Steak
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit


Tondi Bolkan
Winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola Winery


  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • 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 & shore tours
    • Travel insurance
    • All items of a personal nature


    We were absolutely delighted with the onboard wine program.  We came, we drank, we learned, we had fun!

    C. & D. Crawford (DeWinton, AB.)


    2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Alexander Valley

    90 pts.
    2013 Eleanor Red Blend
    Sonoma & Napa County