Overview

Program Highlights 
  • Cruise personally hosted by O’Brien Estate Vintners, Bart & Barb O’Brien
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Private events including welcome and farewell receptions, wine seminars & tastings,  winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • FREE Roundtrip Air to Cape Town plus airport/ship transfers (restrictions apply)
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails 3-night pre-cruise land program from Cape Town
  • Food & Wine Trails optional wine-themed shore tours in select port cities
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Specialty restaurants including Toscana and Polo Grill
  • FREE and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices

EARLY BOOKING BONUSES:

FREE pre-paid gratuities plus $100 Shipboard Credit per stateroom if booked by November 30, 2021.

PLUS

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

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

From river to ocean cruises, and from the Mediterranean to North America, O’Brien Estate Vintners, Bart & Barb O’Brien, are always seeking new and unique adventures.

Bart & Barb couldn’t be more thrilled to invite you to join them on a 12-day Oceania Cruises voyage to South Africa where you’ll visit vibrant ports, golden beaches, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Departing from Cape Town, we begin with a day at sea before arriving in Walvis Bay, Namibia for an overnight stay aboard the beautiful Nautica. Then, it’s on to Port Elizabeth, home to the densest population of elephants in the world.  Enjoy an overnight stay in Durban, where you can join an optional a once-in-a-lifetime game reserve visit in search of Africa’s “big five” or a somber tour of the site where Nelson Mandela was captured.  In Richards Bay, delve into an authentic Zulu cultural experiences of basket-weaving, beadwork or weapon crafting at a traditional village.

Enjoy four luxurious days at sea during the 12-day itinerary  — where you can unwind in the spa and take in a show — and mingle with fellow O’Brien Estate enthusiasts and say cheers in the world-renowned Cape Winelands.

Download O'Brien Estate South Africa Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Oceania Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Roundtrip Cape Town

Experts

Bart & Barb O'Brien

Vintners. O'Brien Estate

Itinerary

O’Brien Estate 2023

Destination: South Africa
From/To: Cape Town to Cape Town
Dates: January 6 – 18, 2023
Length: 12 Days
Ship: Oceania Cruises’ newly refurbished Nautica

January 3 - 6
2023
Cape Town, South Africa

F&WT Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Land Program: In Development

January 6
2023
Cape Town, South Africa
Embark
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception

January 7
2023
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
January 8
2023
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Arrive 10:00 am
Overnight

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: In Development

January 9
2023
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Depart 2:00 PM
January 10
2023
Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting

January 11
2023
Cruising the Cape of Good Hope

F&WT Onboard Event: Winemaker’s Dinner

January 12
2023
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM
January 13
2023
Durban, South Africa
Arrive 5:00 PM
Overnight
January 14
2023
Durban, South Africa
Depart 10:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: In Development

January 15
2023
Richards Bay, South Africa
Arrive 7:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM
January 16
2023
Cruising the Indian Ocean

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting

January 17
2023
Mossell Bay, South Africa
Anchor 8:00 AM
Depart 2:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception

January 18
2023
Cape Town, South Africa
Debark AM

Per Person Pricing

CATEGORYDOUBLE OCCUPANCYSINGLE OCCUPANCY
G - Inside Stateroom$5,299$8,598
F - Inside Stateroom$5,449$8,898
E - Outside Stateroom (obstructed)$5,549$9,098
D - Outside Stateroom (porthole)$5,649$9,298
C2 - Deluxe Outside$5,749$9,498
C1 - Deluxe Outside$5,849$9,698
B2 - Veranda Stateroom$6,799$11,598
B1 - Veranda Stateroom$6,949$11,898
A3 - Concierge Veranda$7,099$12,198
A2 - Concierge Veranda$7,249$12,498
A1 - Concierge Veranda$7,349$12,698
PH3 - Penthouse Suite$8,999$15,998
PH2 - Penthouse Suite$9,149$16,298
PH1 - Penthouse Suite$9,299$16,598

*Air Credit for those electing not to use the free air travel included with the price of the cruise is $1,550 per person.

“OLife” Promotion
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 $ 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. 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.

Prices:
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 airport and the ship on day of embarkation and debarkation only when participating in Oceania Cruises’ air program, onboard meals, all surcharges, government taxes, limited travel management services and private wine program. Prices do not include 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. Request Triple prices.

Booking Incentives:
Please note that cruise line offered promotions including but not limited to free gratuities, free shore excursions, 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.

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

About the Ship

Nautica 

Nautica is scheduled for drydock in early 2022 and will undergo a complete refurbishment to be completed in April of 2022.  Look forward to a dramatic Re-Inspiration of staterooms and public rooms! More details to come.

Elegantly Charming

Sleek and elegantly charming, Nautica’s decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests to pamper, our 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.
Suite & Stateroom Amenities
•Prestige or Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens
•Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily
•Bulgari amenities
•Twice-daily maid service
•Full-size bathtub+
•Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service
•Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming
•DVD player with extensive media library
•Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu
•Wireless Internet access and cellular service
•Writing desk and stationery
•Security safe
•Handheld hair dryer
•Thick cotton robes and slippers
•Plush cotton towels

Download Deck Plan


NAUTICA SPECIFICATIONS

Year Built: 2000 | Refurbishment: 2022 | Gross Tonnage: 30,277 | Length: 593.7 feet | Beam: 83.5 feet | Maximum Draught: 19.5 feet | Stabilizers: Yes | Cruising Speed: 18 knots | Guest Decks: 9 | Total Decks: 11 | Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC | Guest Capacity: 684 (Double Occupancy) | Staff Size: 400 | Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1 | Nationality of Officers: European | Nationality of Staff: International | Country of Registry: Marshall Islands |

NOTE: The below images are artist renderings of the ship’s refurbishment, décor and finishes may not reflect the final product.

 

Concierge Veranda

Pool Deck

Terrace Cafe

Lobby

Grand Dining Room

Toscana

Terms & Conditions

  • Terms & Conditions

    Click here for Food & Wine Trails complete Terms & Conditions


    REGISTRATION FORM
    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.

    PAYMENT METHODS
    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Adelman Travel/Food & Wine Trails, 6980 N. Port Washington Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217 . If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.

    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.

    OLIFE PROMOTION
    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.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
    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

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

    FAQs


    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. 

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