Program Highlights 
  • Cruise hosted by Bennett Lane Winery owners, Lisa & Randy Lynch and General Manager, Stefanie Longton
  • Private onboard events including welcome & farewell receptions, two seminars & wine tastings and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Free Roundtrip Air plus airport/ship transfers (restrictions apply)
  • Pre-paid shipboard gratuities & $100 shipboard credit per stateroom
  • Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night Cape Winelands pre-cruise land program and 4-night post-cruise African Safari
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails wine-themed shore tours in select cities


OLife Added Benefits  – Free Internet Package and your choice per stateroom of:

  • FREE Beverage Package
  • $600 Shipboard Credit
  • Six (6) FREE Oceania Cruises Shore Excursions
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to South Africa & airport/ship transfers (restrictions apply)
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program

Bennett Lane Winery embarks on their 2nd Food & Wine Trails adventure

Guests of Bennett Lane Winery’s 2022 Mediterranean cruise were so enamored with the program that it begged the question “where are we going next”?  We are pleased to offer friends and fans of the winery their next adventure – SOUTH AFRICA!

Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity in 2024 to experience the Big Five on thrilling safaris, imaginative cultural encounters, a taste of South Africa’s wine country in the Cape Winelands and much more.  The vibrant countries along the African coast to Cape Town’s Table Mountain, the many personalities and landscapes of the continent will fill you with wonder.

Exquisite Bennett Lane wines will be flowing during the many exclusive and fun events onboard Oceania Cruises’ recently refurbished Nautica hosted by Lisa, Randy and Stefanie.  And if their 2022 wine cruise is any indication, this once-in-a-lifetime South African adventure is sure to sell-out, so don’t delay, reserve your space today!


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  • Cruise Line

    Oceania Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Roundtrip Cape Town


Lisa and Randy Lynch

Owners, Bennett Lane Winery

Stefanie Longton

General Manager, Bennett Lane Winery


Bennett Lane Winery

Destination: South Africa
From/To: Cape Town to Cape Town
Dates: May 9 – 21, 2024
Length: 12 Days
Ship: Nautica

May 07 - 09
Cape Town, South Africa

 F&WT Optional 2-night Pre-Cruise Land Program: Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch 

May 09
Cape Town, South Africa
Embark Ship
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception in Nautica Lounge 6:00 – 7:00 PM

May 10
At Sea
May 11
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Arrive 10:00 AM

 F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Namibia – Where the Desert Meets the Ocean

May 12
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Depart 2:00 PM
May 13
At Sea

F&WT Onboard Event: Bennett Lane “Horizontal Cabernet” Wine Tasting & Seminar in Polo Grill 2:00 – 4:00 PM

May 14
Cruising The Cape of Good Hope

F&WT Onboard Event: Bennett Lane Winemaker’s Dinner in Toscana 6:30 PM

May 15
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Gqeberha – a Unique City with a Big Personality

May 16
Durban, South Africa
Arrive 5:00 PM
May 17
Durban, South Africa
Depart 10:00 PM

 F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Oyster Box Culinary Arts – A Spice Journey

May 18
Richards Bay, South Africa
Arrive 7:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM
May 19
At Sea

F&WT Onboard Event: Bennett Lane Seminar & Wine Blending “The Art of Blending Maximus” in Toscana 2:00 – 4:00 PM

May 20
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Arrive - Anchor Port 8:00 AM
Depart 2:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception in Horizon’s 6:00 – 7:00 PM

May 21
Cape Town, South Africa
Disembark AM
May 21 - 25
Cape Town

 F&WT Optional 4-night Post-Cruise Land Program: QWABI Private Game Reserve Safari

Per Person Pricing - Waitlist Only

G - Inside Stateroom$5,449
F - Inside Stateroom$5,549
C2 - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom$5,849
C1 - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom$5,949
B2 - Veranda Stateroom$6,949
B1 - Veranda Stateroom$7,099
A3 - Concierge Veranda$7,249
A2 - Concierge Veranda$7,399
A1- Concierge Veranda$7,549
PH3 - Penthouse Suite$9,249
PH2 - Penthouse Suite$9,449
PH1 - Penthouse Suite$9,649

*Air Credit for those electing not to use the free air travel included with the price of the cruise is $1,500 per person and is subject to change.


Prices are per person based on cabin double and include shipboard accommodations, round trip air (see Air terms on Registration Form), airport/ship transfers on day of embarkation and debarkation if participating in Oceania’s air program, onboard meals, all surcharges, government taxes, limited travel management services and private wine program. Prices do not include items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes, fees or fuel surcharges.

Ask your Travel Consultant about prices for the Owners, Vista and Oceania suites

About the Ship


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Recently refurbished in 2022, elegantly charming, Nautica’s lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, residential furnishings and her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of Oceania Cruises stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 333 luxurious suites and chic staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 656 guests to pamper, the 400 professionally trained staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Ship's Lobby

Penthouse Suite

Veranda Stateroom

Grand Dining Room

Martinis Lounge

Pool Deck

Terms & Conditions

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    F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to the registration form.