Darioush 2019 Italian Wine Cruise
Aboard Crystal Esprit Yacht


2019 Italian Wine Cruise

Program In Progress

June 9 - 16, 2019 | 7-Nights
Rome to Dubrovnik
Aboard Crystal Esprit

Dear Friends,

Exquisite wine and cuisine, the company of fine friends and a genuine zest for adventure are just a few of the passions Shahpar and I hold dearly, which is why it's our distinct pleasure to invite you for an unforgettable voyage around Italy next June.

Join us as we board Crystal Cruises' 31-cabin yacht, the Esprit on June 9th, 2019 sailing from Rome to Dubrovnik for seven unforgettable nights rooted in our shared appreciation for all things culinary.  As the standard bearer for excellence in luxury travel, Crystal Cruises experiences are designed to showcase the world and its wonders in the most remarkable ways.  This private charter boasts a host of amenities as well as exclusive access to Italy's most stunning and intimate ports of call, inaccessible to larger vessels.

At sea - breathtaking views, culture and hospitality await.  Bespoke excursions will have us explore Sicily's historical cities Taormina and Siracusa, enjoy private experiences at estates like Planeta Winery's La Baronia, and stroll through the Aeolian Island of Lipari and charming villages of Puglia.  Along the way, we'll indulge in meals inspired by regional fare paired with limited offerings both from our Napa Valley estate and celebrated local producers.

We hope to have your company for this once-in-a-lifetime excursion.



Wine Program Highlights
  • Charter yacht cruise personally hosted by Proprietor, Darioush Khaledi and President, Dan de Polo
  • On board wine program including receptions and Italian cocktail demonstration, Darioush Grand Wine Dinner and more!
  • Winemakers Dinner plus Darioush wine tastings and seminar
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night pre-cruise Coastal Tuscany land program  
  • Custom arranged wine-themed shore tours


Cruise Highlights

  • 7-Day Rome (Civitavecchia) to Dubrovnik cruise oboard Crystal Cruises' luxury yacht Crystal Esprit
  • Choice of complimentary Food & Wine Trails and Crystal inspired collaborative shore tours
  • All gratuities on board ship
  • Butler service for all suites 
  • In-suite fully stocked bar
  • All soft drinks, bottled water plus select beer wine & spirits included
  • WiFi service & Internet access included


Darioush Khaledi, Proprietor


  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Transfers to/from airport on embarkation and debarkation
  • Onboard meals and restaurants
  • All shore tours and events
  • Onboard wine program
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail parties, Darioush tastings, wine maker's dinner and more
  • Shipboard gratuities
  • Butler service for all suites
  • WiFi service and satellite Internet access


  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Food & Wine Trails 2-night pre-cruise Rome program
  • Water sport "toys" (subject to weather and local permits)
  • Onboard spa treatments
  • All items of personal nature


"Shahpar and Darioush Khaledi, Julie and Dan de Polo were very gracious, informative and entertaining hosts.  Please call us to be the first to sign up when they plan to lead another wine cruise!"

H. & O. Gerad (Lima, OH)


94 pts.
2014 Darius II Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley