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 if booked by September 29, 2023
  • 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!


Download Bennett Lane Registration Form
  • 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
Depart TBD

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception

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

 SAVE THE DATE! F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Mola Mola Marine Dune Experience & Dinner

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

F&WT Onboard Event: Bennett Lane Seminar & Wine Tasting

May 14
Cruising The Cape of Good Hope

F&WT Onboard Event: Bennett Lane Winemaker’s Dinner

May 15
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM
May 16
Durban, South Africa
Arrive 5:00 PM
May 17
Durban, South Africa
Depart 10:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE! F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Zulu Adventure

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 Tasting

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

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception

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

G - Inside Stateroom$5,449$8,948
F - Inside Stateroom$5,549$9.148
C2 - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom$5,849$9,748
C1 - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom$5,949$9,948
B2 - Veranda Stateroom$6,949$11,948
B1 - Veranda Stateroom$7,099$12,248
A3 - Concierge Veranda$7,249$12,548
A2 - Concierge Veranda$7,399$12,848
A1- Concierge Veranda$7,549$13,148
PH3 - Penthouse Suite$9,249$16,548
PH2 - Penthouse Suite$9,449$16,948
PH1 - Penthouse Suite$9,649$17,348

*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 or single occupancy 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


Click Here for ship’s deck plan

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

  • Click Here for Food & Wine Trails complete Terms & Conditions

    To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com.

    For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

    Include your credit card information on the registration form and FAX to (707) 346-5789.

    Please note that cruise line offered promotions including but not limited to free gratuities, shipboard credits, and internet packages can be cancelled or discontinued by the cruise line without notice at any time. F&WT includes such promotional offers on this web site in good faith and will remove expired, cancelled or discontinued offers within 24 hours of notification. F&WT will not be financially responsible for expired, cancelled, or discontinued cruise line promotions they in good faith advertise on this web site as valid.

    Standard terms apply. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Free Internet is one per stateroom; Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food and Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions or $400 shipboard credit; 10-13 days receive 6 free shore excursions or $600 shipboard credit; 14+ days receive 8 free shore excursions or $800 shipboard credit. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. Food & Wine Trails optional shore tours do not qualify as Oceania’s OLife Choice free shore excursions. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable.

    Please note, Oceania Cruises requires that all guests submit a completed Guest Registration Form before final payment can be processed. You can either request a blank OCI Guest Registration Form from your Travel Consultant or submit the information directly to the cruise line on their web site: OCEANIA CRUISES MY ACCOUNT

    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.