2023 President’s Wine Cruise

Thursday, JUNE 1 – Sunday, JUNE 11, 2023


Please join Cara and I on our most exotic, luxurious, historical and mythological cruise to date, as we set sail from Athens, Greece; the birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine.  In Greek mythology, the city of Athens was considered the most powerful and magnificent city in of all Ancient Greece and has contributed immensely to mankind and civilization.  Arrive a few days earlier and join our three-day, two-night optional pre-cruise as we discover what makes Athens a food and wine lover’s top destination and tour the famous Nemea wine region capped with a tour and tasting and lunch at a fourth-generation wine estate.

The ports of call on this cruise are truly magical.  Our second day, we discover the breathless beauty and the wines of Santorini with vineyards that are over 100 years old.  The cruise features new and equally amazing ports every day, including the islands of Crete, Cyprus, and Rhodes.

The cruise continues to perhaps the most beautiful cities on the Turkish Riviera, Bodrum and Antalya.  Also known as the Turquoise Coast, these beautiful resorts are compared to European hotspots St. Tropez on the French Rivera and Mykonos in Greece.  In 2019, Conde Nast Traveler and Bloomberg named Bodrum as one of the best places to travel in the world!

Our final destination is Istanbul, the city of four ancient empires: Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman. This city has it all; 2,500 years of history, culture, art, vibrant night life, and Turkish hospitality.  On our last evening, we get to enjoy all that Istanbul can provide with the convenience of returning for one last night aboard ship before we disembark the following morning.

All these fabulous destinations are only the backdrop to the fun you will have on this cruise.  I am not exaggerating when I say we ship a pallet of wine to be enjoyed on board at our welcome reception, casual wine hour, Big Bottle party, and a private multiple course dinner featuring the top wines of V. Sattui Winery.

This 10-day cruise is made even more spectacular as this cruise will be aboard Oceania’s newest ship, VISTA!  The ship is being built in Italy for nearly 700 million dollars and this will be only its fifth sailing following its inaugural voyage in April 2023.

I hope you can join Cara and I for this special cruise in early summer of 2023.  I expect this cruise to be in high demand, so please get your reservation in early.

Tom C. Davies

To be added to the Wait List, please contact our exclusive travel partner, Food & Wine Trails, at (800) 367-5348.


  • Personally hosted by V.Sattui Winery President, Tom Davies
  • Private onboard wine-themed events and Winemaker’s Dinner featuring impeccable V. Sattui wines
  • FREE Roundtrip airfare PLUS airport/ship transfers on embark/debark days
  • Limited Time Offer – $149 Premium Economy Air Upgrade ( per person, each way, intercontinental flights only, restrictions apply)
  • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Athens land program and wine-themed shore tours in select cities
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom if booked by Nov. 30, 2021

This once-in-a-lifetime cruise will sell out fast.  Please act quickly if you are interested.   We look forward to this amazing cruise and sharing an abundance of V. Sattui wines, fun and memorable adventures.

Bon Voyage!