Due to the coronavirus global situation and Silversea's cancellation of this cruise. the program is postponed until October 20, 2021. Complete details for 2021 coming soon!



  • Cruise personally hosted by O’Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb O’Brien
  • Free Roundtrip Airfare (economy class)
  • Business Class Air Upgrade only $699* per person, each way if booked by March 31, 2020 (Intercontinental flights only)
  • All Suite Accommodations with Butler Service aboard the new Silver Moon
  • Exclusive Onboard Wine Program featuring the impeccable wines of O’Brien Estate
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise Athens land program and wine-themed shore excursions in select ports
  • Complimentary shipboard select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water
  • Paid shipboard gratuities & complimentary WiFi
  • Fine dining and culinary excellence in an array of open-seating restaurants

Your dream destinations: Greece, Turkey, Italy & Croatia.  Your luxurious ship: the NEW Silver Moon.  Your congenial host: O’Brien Estate.   What a combination! 

O’Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb, look forward to having you join on their next adventure. Each year, they select different destinations and itineraries to satisfy your palate through local wine and food. They look forward to making new discoveries together with their members, many of whom have joined them on multiple cruises.

Of the two exciting adventures offered in 2020 (each already sold out), the Mediterranean cruise is aboard the brand new Silversea ship Silver Moon, departing Athens, Greece on September 23.  This 9-day cruise visits eight ports in four different countries (Greece, Turkey, Italy and Croatia) to some of the most historic places in Europe, with the tales of Socrates and Plato in your midst.  Must see Ephesus and Rhodes’ colossus are obvious choices for historians, while the bougainvillea strewn streets of Mykonos and unparalleled beauty of Dubrovnik will soothe even the most agitated of minds.  End your journey in Venice’s magnificent collection of tiny islands connected by bridges across 150 different canals, and be transported back in time with a magical gondola ride.

The O’Brien’s have created a truly wonderful travel experience for their members and wine lovers, by offering a hand-selection of their finest O”Brien Estate wines during private receptions, a seminar and tasting, and the ever-popular food and wine paired Winemakers Dinner.  Together you’ll experience new places, learn about different cultures, sample the local cuisine and regional wines.

For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.

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  • Cruise Line

    Silversea's Silver Moon

  • Ports of Call

    Athens to Venice


Barb & Bart O'Brien

Owners and winemaker, O'Brien Estate


O’Brien Estate 2020

Destination: The Mediterranean
From/To: Athens to Venice
Dates: September 23 – October 2, 2020
Length: 9 Days
Ship: Silver Moon

Sept 21-23
Athens, Greece

F&WT Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program: Athens & the Renaissance of Greek Wine

Sept 23
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Embark Ship
Depart 7:00 PM

Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Welcome Reception

Sept 24
Kusadasi, Turkey
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 11:00 PM
Sept 25
Rhodes, Greece
Arrive 9:00 AM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Wines from the Island of Sun

Sept 26
Rhodes, Greece
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Winemakers Dinner

Sept 27
Mykonos, Greece
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM


Sept 28
At sea

Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Seminar & Tasting

Sept 29
Bari, Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: The Wines & Wheat of Puglia

Sept 30
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 11:00 PM
Oct 01
Hvar, Croatia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 4:00 PM

Onboard Event: O’Brien Estate Farewell Reception

Oct 02
Venice, Italy
Disembark AM

Per Person Pricing

CV - Classic Veranda Suite$7,700 $11,350
SV - Superior Veranda Suite$8,000$11,800
DX - Deluxe Veranda Suite$8,300$12,250

Please ask for rates and availability of categories not listed

Prices quoted are per person based on cabin double or single occupancy, subject to change after October 31, 2019 and include shipboard accommodations with butler service, round trip air (see Air terms on Registration Form), ground transfers, most onboard meals, all surcharges, government taxes, limited travel management services and private wine program. Prices do not include Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise package or optional shore tours or all 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.

Booking Incentives
Please note that cruise line offered promotions including but not limited to free gratuities, internet packages, pay-in-full booking bonuses and air upgrades 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.

About the Ship

Silver Muse, Sea trials
Introducing: Silver Moon
Coming August 2020

There is something uniquely satisfying about a smaller ship. The intimacy. The friendly camaraderie. The excitement of exploring secluded harbors where others cannot go. Silversea ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. The new Silver Moon – to be delivered August 2020 – will be the epitome of 21st century luxury travel and establish a new era of Silversea. At 40,700 gross tons with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers, she will mirror her sister ship Silver Muse and maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations which are the hallmarks of the Silversea Experience.

Click here for ship’s deck plan

(Below images are intended as a general reference.  Final features, materials, finishes and layout may be different than shown)

Silver Suite

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Pool Deck

The Grill

Panorama Lounge

Kaiseki Japanese restaurant

Beauty Spa

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.

    Per person is due at time of booking for all stateroom categories. Deposit amount varies by stateroom category, see page 1 of the Registration form for details.

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: May 14, 2020

    Promotional Business Class Air rate of USD $699 is each-way based on trans-atlantic travel from select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Economy Class Air is provided on domestic US/Canada flights and intra-European flights. Promotional air offered is valid only for guests from the United States and Canada. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city. The promotion Business Class Air rate is only available to the first and second full-fare guests in a suite. Airline baggage fees are not included. Offer applies to new bookings made after December 1, 2018 and may be withdrawn at anytime without notice.

    Please note, Silversea requires that all guests submit a completed Guest Registration Form before final payment can be processed. You can either request a blank Guest Registration Form from your Travel Consultant or submit the information directly to the cruise line on their web site: www.mysilversea.com

    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 page 2 of the registration form.