Overview

 

       

Program Highlights
  • Personally hosted by Steve Falk of Sonoma Media Investments; Dan Kosta, AldenAlli Winery and Rich Aurilia, Red Stitch Wines
  • Private events including a welcome and farewell reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinners featuring host wines
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails’ pre-cruise Sydney land program including the Hunter Valley
  • Food & Wine Trails’ private optional wine-themed shore tour options in select cities
  • FREE Roundtrip Airfare
  • 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 for guests already booked
Plus

OLife Added Benefits.  Your Choice per stateroom of:

FREE Beverage Package
~
$800 Shipboard Credit
~
Eight (8) FREE Shore Excursions


In one of the most intriguing unions in the history of Food & Wine Trails, we are extremely excited to welcome AldenAlli and Red Stitch as your wine hosts for our 3rd Annual Sonoma Magazine Wine Cruise. Together these powerhouses will join forces for a 14-day epicurean and wine adventure through Australia and New Zealand in January of 2020.

Hitting the South Pacific seas are Sonoma Magazine’s CEO, Steve Falk along with wine extraordinaire, Dan Kosta (formerly of Kosta Browne) who has partnered at AldenAlli winery with the, Lagasse family. The creating of AldenAlli wine began with the convergence of Kosta and Lagasse’s friendship, families, culinary passions and love of Pinot Noir! Both the Kosta and Lagasse families have a long history with one another and AldenAlli Pinot Noir tells the story of these two families’ talent for combining world class wine with great food.

Rich Aurilia (yes, the San Francisco Giants’ former All-Star short stop and member of the SF Giants Hall of Fame) and his wife Amy are also hosting the Oceania Regatta cruise with their winery Red Stitch. Aptly named after the red stitches on a baseball, Rich is partners with MLB’s David Roberts (yes, the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers). Both are devoted wine enthusiasts and in 2008, they ventured together into the wine business and are intimately involved in the winemaking process.

As you can imagine, traveling with Steve Falk, Dan Kosta and Rich Aurilia is a wine/food/sports lover’s dream come true! Food & Wine Trails has put together a robust program that lives up to the talents and passions of these three gentlemen. Our optional pre-cruise program explores Hunter Valley, home to some of the oldest and best-known wine producers in Australia. You’ll enjoy a full day and night in Hunter’s Valley plus two nights in Sydney with visits to all the iconic sights. No less than four optional wine-themed shore tours are planned throughout the cruise, where 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.

While onboard the newly refurbished and gorgeous Regatta, join your hosts for private events including a welcome reception, seminars & tastings and winemaker’s dinners featuring hand-selected vintages from AldenAlli and Red Stitch.

This cruise is destined to be the talk of 2020 and if previous Sonoma Magazine Wine Cruises are any indication, it will sell out quickly! Don’t miss out, contact Food & Wine Trails today to reserve your space.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION UPDATE: For entry into New Zealand, all guests on this cruise will need to complete a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) form.  Please see terms & conditions for more information or contact your Travel Advisor for assistance.


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

Download AldenAlli & Red Stitch Wineries Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Oceania Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand

Experts

Dan Kosta

Proprietor, AldenAlli Winery

Rich and Amy Aurilia

Co-owners, Red Stitch Wines

Steve Falk

CEO, Sonoma Media Investments

Itinerary

Sonoma Magazine featuring AldenAlli & Red Stich 2020

Destination: Australia & New Zealand
To & From: Sydney to Auckland
Dates: January 6 – 20, 2020
Length: 14 Days
Ship: REGATTA

Jan. 03 - 06
2020
Sydney & Hunter Valley

F&WT Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Sydney & Hunter Valley Land Program:  Cellar Doors of Australia’s Hunter Valley

Jan. 06
2020
Sydney, Australia
Embark Ship
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Reception – Horizon’s Lounge 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Jan. 07
2020
Eden, Australia
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 3:00 PM

 

Jan. 08
2020
Melbourne, Australia
Arrive 2:00 PM
Overnight
Jan. 09
2020
Melbourne, Australia
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Australia’s “Cool” Yarra Valley

Jan. 10
2020
Burnie (Tasmania), Australia
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

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

Jan. 11
2020
Cruising the Tasman Sea

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

Jan. 12
2020
Cruising the Tasman Sea

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

Jan. 13
2020
Cruising the Fjords of Milford Sound

 

Jan. 14
2020
Dunedin, New Zealand
Arrive 11:00 AM
Depart 8:00 PM

F&WT Optioanl Shore Tour: Discover Dunedin

Jan. 15
2020
Akaroa, New Zealand
Arrive 7:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

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

Jan. 16
2020
Wellington, New Zealand
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Kiwi Lunch with Winemakers of Martinbourough

Jan. 17
2020
Napier, New Zealand
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 8:00 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: The Giants of Hawkes Bay

Jan. 18
2020
Gisborne, New Zealand
Arrive 7:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Winemaker’s Dinner – Red Stitch & AldenAlli
Polo Grill – 6:30PM

Jan. 19
2020
Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand
Arrive 9:00 AM
Depart 8:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Toast – Horizon’s Lounge 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Jan. 20
2020
Auckland, New Zealand
Disembark AM

Per Person Pricing

CATEGORYDOUBLE OCCUPANYSINGLE OCCUPANCY 
G – Inside Stateroom$7,724$13,123
F – Inside Stateroom$7,924$13,523
E – Outside Obstructed Stateroom$8,124$13,923
D – Outside Porthole Stateroom$8,324$14,323
C2 – Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom$8,624$14,923
C1 – Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom$8,824$15,323
B2 – Veranda Stateroom$10,524$18,723
B1 – Veranda Stateroom$10,824$19,323
A3 – Concierge Veranda$11,124$19,923
A2 – Concierge Veranda$11,324$20,323
A1 – Concierge Veranda$11,524$20,723
PH3 – Penthouse Suite$13,224$24,123
PH2 – Penthouse Suite$13,524$24,723
PH1 – Penthouse Suite$13,824$24,498

*Air Credit for those electing not to use the free air travel included with the price of the cruise is $1,500 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 $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, canceled, 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


NEWLY REFURBISHED in the Fall of 2019

Click here for deck plan

The Next Chapter
Oceania cruises is excited to announce their new program OceaniaNEXT, which includes a sweeping array of dramatic enhancements so transformational, they are inspirational. This ambitious initiative will elevate virtually every facet of the Oceania Cruises guest experience to new levels. From thoughtfully crafted new dining experiences and reimagined menus to the dramatic re-inspiration of the icon Regatta-class ships, Oceania is enhancing every aspect of the Oceania Cruises experience.

In the fall of 2019 REGATTA essentially will become a new ship in a re-inspiration process without peer. Every surface of every suite and stateroom will be entirely new, while in the public space, a refreshed color palette of soft sea and sky tones will surround a tasteful renewal of fabrics, furnishings and lighting fixtures that exquisitely encompasses the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania Cruises. From the bejeweled new chandeliers in the gracious Grand Dining Room and beckoning Reception Hall to the sleek and calming Canyon Ranch Spa, REGATTA will celebrate a rejuvenation so sweeping, you will find it positively unimaginable to resist.

Regatta offers even more ways to savor “The Finest Cuisine at Sea”. Specialty restaurants Polo Grill offers all the elements of a classic steakhouse and Toscana features Tuscan cuisine evolved from rich Italian family traditions. The Grand Dining Room offers a surprise transformation into The Bistro during lunch, which serves classic French fare inspired by Executive Culinary Director, Jacques Pépin. Also menu items from the beloved restaurant Red Ginger will be available to enjoy bold Asian cuisine in a fresh new way.

With Regatta, Oceania Cruises’ diverse and destination-rich itineraries continues to grow, appealing to both seasoned world travelers and passionate cruisers. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work. Regatta offers every luxury you may expect on board one of their mid-sized ships. She features 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, their 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Suites & Staterooms
Lighter, brighter and even more spacious, every suite and stateroom on board will positively glow from a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling re-inspiration. Custom crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes, designer accessories and an air of elegance and sophistication will be the hallmarks for Oceania’s completely transformed guest accommodations. Every square inch will be new, enhanced by nuanced shades of the sea and sky, creating a harmonious celebration of style and comfort.

Luxurious New Bathrooms
Every suite and stateroom will feature a gloriously metamorphosed bathroom. Every fixture and surface will be new, with designer fixtures, perfect lighting, lavish vanities and sleek glass shower enclosures gently vying for your attention. Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suite bathrooms will feature even more space and will be true luxury retreats bejeweled with Carrara marble, polished granite and sleep onyx.

PLEASE NOTE: The following images are artist renderings and subject to change:

         
Lobby                                                                      Martinis Lounge

       
Grand Dining Room                                                      Penthouse Suite

Concierge Level Stateroom

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


Year Built: 1998 | Year Refurbished: 2019 | 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
    $1,575 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: August 29, 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

    NEW DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO NEW ZEALAND:  New Zealand to implement new entry requirements by October 1, 2019.  Citizens of all 60 vis waiver countries (including USA) and all cruise passengers planning to visit New Zealand starting October 1, 2019, will need to complete a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) for entry.  Previously, Americans, as well as citizens of other countries, simply needed a passport to visit New Zealand as a short-term tourist.

    The new requirement applies to all travelers arriving by plane or cruise ship and is valid for stays no longer than three months.  Travelers transiting through New Zealand must also complete the NZeTA.  The form along with additional information is available on the New Zealand ETA website at https://www.etanewzealand.com/.  The NZeTA will be valid for multiple visits for up to two years and a nominal fee will be assessed.  The form should take about five minutes to complete, but applicants should allow at least 72 hours for processing.  Applicants who are declined will need to apply for a visitor visa.

     

    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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