Overview

    

Program Highlights
  • Personally hosted by winery owners, Eric Luse and Bill Pesonen
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Includes Roundtrip air to Europe
  • Food & Wine Trail’s optional pre-cruise Verona land program
  • Private optional wine-themed shore tours in select ports
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Includes All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per couple if booked by October 31, 2019
Plus

OLife added benefits:

FREE Unlimited Internet package and your choice per stateroom of:

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


Food & Wine Tails is ecstatic to partner with winery owners Eric Luse of Eric Ross Winery and Bill Pesonen of William Gordon Winery for a 10-day cruise in the Mediterranean during the Fall of 2019.

Anyone can take a summer cruise to the Mediterranean, in fact many people do!  However if the thought of long lines to get into popular sights, crowded squares, packed restaurants and not to mention the sweltering heat have kept you away, your ship has finally come in!  This unique Fall wine-themed cruise avoids all the downsides to summer cruising and offers a lower price point that includes round-trip air.  For these reasons, Eric & Bill  have selected a November 2019 sailing from Venice to Rome, visiting 4 countries including Italy, Croatia, Albania & Greece.

Begin your journey with Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night land program in Italy’s Verona, where you will enjoy sommelier-led wine tours in the beautiful Valpolicella wine region.  After a fabulous pre-program, it’s time to embark Oceania Cruises’ mid-sized 684-guest Nautica and meet your fellow “Ross & Gordon” cruisers.  With each day and each new port of call you will encounter new and exciting discoveries, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the walled city of Dubrovnik, the ruins of Pompei and the Corfu’s old town where you can opt for a guided chef tour and cooking class with Oceania Cruises’ shore tour program.  And speaking of shore tour programs, you don’t want to miss the  tours that Food & Wine Trails has put together specifically for this group.  Our guided optional tours take you off the beaten path, giving you exclusive access to hidden gems for private tastings, tours, wine-paired lunches and more!

While onboard the ship, enjoy Food & Wine Trails wine-education program that includes private-to-the-group receptions, wine tastings and the ever popular winemaker’s dinner served with  exceptional hand-selected wines from the libraries of Eric Ross and William Gordon wineries.

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

Download Eric Ross & William Gordon Wineries Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Oceania Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Venice to Rome

Experts

ERIC LUSE

Owner & Winemaker, Eric Ross Winery

BILL PESONEN

Owner, William Gordon Winery

Itinerary

Eric Ross & William Gordon Wineries 2019

Destination: The Mediterranean
To & From: Venice to Rome
Dates: November 7 – 17, 2019
Length: 10 Days
Ship: Nautica

Nov 05 - 07
2019
Venice/Verona, Italy

F&WT Optional 2-night Pre-Cruise Land Program: Wines from the Land of Romeo & Juliet

Nov 07
2019
Venice, Italy
Embark Ship 1:00 PM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event:
Welcome Reception, Nautica Lounge 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Nov 08
2019
Umbria (Ancona), Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM
Nov 09
2019
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Discover Croatian Wines & the City of Dubrovnik 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Nov 10
2019
Tirana (Durres), Albania
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting, Toscana 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Nov 11
2019
Corfu, Greece
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 4:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Winemaker’s Dinner, Polo Grill 6:30 PM

Nov 12
2019
Messina (Sicily), Italy
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 7:00 PM
Nov 13
2019
Naples/Pompeii, Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour:
Naples Urban Food Tour  10:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Nov 14
2019
Gaeta, Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting, Toscana 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Nov 15
2019
Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (LIvorno), Italy
Arrive 8:00 AM
Overnight

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: 
The Super Tuscans of Italy – Ornellaia 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Nov 16
2019
Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: 
Casual Wine Hour, Horizon’s Lounge 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Nov 17
2019
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Disembark AM

Per Person Pricing

CATEGORY  DOUBLE OCCUPANCY SINGLE OCCUPANCY
G – Inside Stateroom $3,074 $4,973
F – Inside Stateroom $3,274 $5,373
E – Outside Obstructed Stateroom $3,374 $5,573
D – Outside Porthole Stateroom $3,474 $5,773
C2 – Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom $3,674 $6,173
C1 – Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom $3,774 $6,373
B2 – Veranda Stateroom $4,474 $7,773
B1 – Veranda Stateroom $4,574 $7,973
A3 – Concierge Veranda $4,774 $8,373
A2 – Concierge Veranda $4,874 $8,573
A1 – Concierge Veranda $4,974 $8,773
PH3 – Penthouse Suite $5,774 $10,373
PH2 – Penthouse Suite $5,874 $10,573
PH1 – Penthouse Suite $5,974 $10,773

Air Credit for those electing not to use the free air travel included with the price of the cruise is $800 per person. Ask your Travel Advisor about prices for the Owners & Vista Suites

“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 $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. 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 above are per person based on cabin double or single occupancy and include shipboard accommodations, round trip air (see Air terms on Registration Form), onboard meals, all surcharges, government taxes, limited travel management services and private wine program. Prices do not include airport transfers, 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. Request Triple prices.

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.

Click Here to view complete terms and conditions of the Free Airfare Promotion.

About the Ship

Nautica

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 furnishing. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of Oceania’s stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness center and spa, 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, Oceania’s 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Download Deck Plan


NAUTICA SPECIFICATIONS

Year Built: 2000 | Year Refurbished: 2014 | 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 |

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.

    DEPOSIT
    $1,125 per person is due at time of booking for all stateroom categories except Owners, Vista and Oceania suites. Please contact a Food & Wine Trails Travel Consultant for deposit amount for suite categories.

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: July 23, 2019

    PAYMENT METHODS
    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle,Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. 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 page 2 of the registration form.

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