This program is now on a waitlist status. Please contact our Travel Advisors to be added to the waitlist.


Program Highlights
  • Personally hosted by Dan & Katie Kosta, Convene by DK Wine Group and Rich & Amy Aurilia, Red Stitch Wines
  • Private events including a welcome reception, seminar & wine tasting, farewell toast and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines from both Convene & Red Stitch
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails’ 3-night pre-cruise Monte Carlo land program
  • Food & Wine Trails’ private optional wine-themed shore tour options in select cities, curated exclusively for guests of Convene & Red Stitch
  • FREE Roundtrip Airfare plus airport/ship transfers (restrictions apply)
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE Internet package
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom 

OLife Added Benefits.  Your Choice per stateroom of:

FREE Beverage Package
$600 Shipboard Credit
Six (6) FREE Shore Excursions

Food & Wine Trails is extremely excited to welcome Convene and Red Stitch as your wine hosts for their 2nd Wine Cruise. Together these powerhouses will join forces for a 10-day epicurean and wine adventure through the some of Europe’s most iconic cities in Italy and Croatia.

After a very successful South Pacific cruise in January of 2020, Dan and Katie Kosta of Convene, DK Wine Group along with Rich and Amy Aurilia of Red Stitch are thrilled to be your congenial cruise hosts. These two couples are not only great friends, but are also devoted wine enthusiasts.

As you can imagine, traveling with your congenial hosts is a wine/food/sports lover’s dream come true! Food & Wine Trails has put together a robust program that lives up to their talents and passions. Our optional pre-cruise program and optional wine-themed shore tours have been curated exclusively for guests of Convene & Red Stitch.  We  will take you off the beaten path and to some of the most sought after wineries and vineyards for private tours, tastings and wine-paired lunches.  Your cruise ends in Venice, Italy – for the ultimate La Dolce Vita!

While onboard the beautiful Sirena, join your hosts for private events including a welcome reception, seminars & tastings and a winemaker’s dinner featuring hand-selected vintages from Convene and Red Stitch.

Download Convene & Red Stitch Cruise Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Oceania Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Monte Carlo to Venice


Dan & Katie Kosta

President & Founder - Convene, DK Wine Group

Rich & Amy Aurilia

Co-owners, Red Stitch Wines


Convene & Red Stitch Wines 

Destination: Italy & Croatia
To & From: Monte Carlo to Venice
Dates: September 22 – October 2, 2023
Length: 10 Days
Ship: Sirena

September 19 - 22
Monte Carlo

 F&WT Hosted: Optional Monte Carlo 3-night Pre-Cruise Land Program 

September 22
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Embark / Anchor Port
Depart 9:00 PM

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

September 23
Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 8:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Super Tuscan Wines of Italy

September 24
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 8:00 PM
September 25
Salerno, Italy
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Winemaker’s Dinner 6:30 PM in Tuscan Steakhouse

September 26
Messina (Sicily), Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore TourWines of Taormina

September 27
Crotone (Calabria), Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Convene Wine Tasting & Seminar 2:30 – 4:30 PM in Tuscan Steakhouse

September 28
Kotor, Montenegro
Arrive / Anchor Port 10:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM
September 29
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrive 7:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

 F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Discover Croatian Wines 

September 30
Split, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Red Stitch Wine Tasting & Seminar 2:30 – 4:30 PM in Tuscan Steakhouse

October 01
Koper, Slovenia
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Toast 6:00 – 7:00 PM in Sirena Lounge

October 02
Venice, Italy
Disembark AM

Per Person Pricing

G - inside Stateroom$4,074$6,673
F - Inside Stateroom$4,174$6,873
C2 - Ocean View Stateroom$4,574$7,673
C1 - Oceanview Stateroom$4,674$7,873
B2 - Veranda Stateroom$5,674$9,873
B1 - Veranda Stateroom$5,824$10,173
A3 - Concierge Veranda$5,974$10,473
A2 - Concierge Veranda$6,074$10,673
A1 - Concierge Veranda$6,174$10,873
PH3 - Penthouse Suite$7,174$12,873
PH2 - Penthouse Suite$7,374$13,273
PH1 - Penthouse Suite$7,574$13,673

  • *Air Credit for those electing not to use the free air travel included with the price of the cruise is $1,000 per person and subject to change at time of reservation.

    Prices are per person based on cabin double or single occupancy and include shipboard accommodations, round trip air (see Air terms on Registration Form), transfers between the airport and ship on day of embarkation and debarkation only for guests 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. Request Triple prices.

    Ask your Travel Advisor about prices for the Owners, Vista and Oceania suite

About the Ship



The better-than-new Sirena blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance that embodies the most treasured elements of our celebrated ships. Every surface of every suite and stateroom is entirely new, while in the public spaces, a refreshed color palette of soft sea and sky tones surrounds a tasteful renewal of fabrics, furnishings and lighting fixtures that exquisitely encompasses the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania Cruises.


Grand Staircase

Penthouse Suite

Veranda Stateroom

Grand Dining Room

Martinis Bar

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.  Request a registration form from your Travel Advisor or download from the link provided.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to

    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.

    BOOKING INCENTIVES: 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 Choice, Oceania Exclusive and Executive Collection. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions or $400 shipboard credit; 10-12 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.

    Limited time offer maybe withdrawn at anytime or increase in price without notice by Oceania Cruises. Premium Economy air upgrade only available when air is purchased through Oceania Cruises.  It applies to intercontinental flights only and is priced per person, each way on select voyages from select gateways, open to al categories for Europe embark and disembark ports only and based on availability.  Not available on all airlines.

    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.