The Hess Collection
2020 Mediterranean Wine Cruise

Overview



2020 MEDITERRANEAN WINE CRUISE




Barcelona to Rome
July 9 - 16, 2020 | 7-Nights
Aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera


Fares From: $3,424 per person
Includes Round-trip Air Fare!


 


 

EARLY BOOKING BONUSES if booked by June 28, 2019
FREE pre-paid gratuities plus $100 Shipboard Credit per stateroom 

PLUS

OLife Added Benefits.  FREE Internet Package and your Choice per stateroom of:

FREE Beverage Package
~
$400 Shipboard Credit
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Four (4) FREE Shore Excursions

 


 


For reservations and information,
contact Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348

 

 



We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome back Dave Guffy as your gracious and experienced host for The Hess Collection's fourth wine cruise with Food & Wine Trails. 

If a picture paints a thousand words, you'll need them all to describe the colors of the Mediterranean.  Each bend in the coastline reveals a new contrast, from the lavender fields of Provence to the red, yellow and orange houses of Cinque Terre.  You're invited to come celebrate the regions beautiful landscapes, taste the fine wines and delicious olive oils that are the fruits of this fertile land while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Riviera from Barcelona to Rome.  This seven-night cruise visits ports in four countries, Spain, France, Monaco and Italy where you will uncover the rich cultures and cuisines of Europe like never before.

Your onboard host, Dave Guffy, one of only two winemakers The Hess Collection has had since its' founding, Dave looks forward to sharing tales and tips from his extensive winemaking career during private receptions, a seminar & tasting , and the winemaker's dinner featuring the wines from The Hess Collection.

Before the cruise, guests can attend Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise program and participate in optional wine-themed shore tours in select ports that have been curated exclusively for Hess guests.


 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Dave Guffy, The Hess Collection Director of Winemaking
  • Private events including welcome reception, farewell toast, wine seminar & tasting, winemaker’s dinner featuring wines from the Hess Collection
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise Barcelona 3-night land program
  • Food & Wine Trails optional wine-themed shore tours in select port cities
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom 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 in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill, and the only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve
  • Free and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Dave Guffy 
Director of Winemaking, Hess Collection

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • Paid shipboard gratuities
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Airport Transfers
  • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

David Guffy is the most approachable winemaker I have ever met.  The rest of the team was fantastic as well.  They were always so friendly and sociable even when we met up with them at venues that had nothing in particular to do with Hess or the tours.

L. Rutkowski (Allendale, NJ.)