Member Trips & Cruises
As expected, our Baltic Sea cruise with 46 members was absolutely epic. The incredible beauty of Copenhagen, the intensely interesting St. Petersburg, and the entertainment of Amsterdam made for a wonderful backdrop to the real adventure of friendship aboard the ship.
We hope you will join our 7-day wine cruise August 9-16, 2018 aboard Oceania's intimate 684-guest Regatta to ALASKA – The Last Frontier! The cruise sails through the pristine Inside Passage, breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord and stops in Ketchikan, Sitka and Prince Rupert where unspoiled wilderness and untamed wildlife abound. Washington’s foremost wine expert Paul Gregutt will join our exclusive 2-night optional pre-cruise Seattle land package. No one knows Washington’s viticulture scene better than Paul. You’ll enjoy tours and tastings at some of the leading boutique and family-owned urban wineries with Paul as your guide. Program details are being finalized and complete details will be announced soon.
We are also announding an exciting 2018 journey through Ireland, organized by the non-profit O'Brien Clan and being led by former CNN Anchor, Miles O'Brien. Join Barb & Bart on this 9-day adventure traversing the Brian Boru Trail from Killaloe in western Ireland, where Brian was born and became King of the Munsters, to Cashel, where he was crowned High King, to Clontarf, where he was killed, to Armagh in Northern Ireland, where he was buried. The beauty of the country is breathtaking, the history is invigorating, and the pub experiences are outstanding!
We are excited to announce our 2019 cruise through the vineyards and châteaux of Bordeaux! This 8-day river cruise sails Sept 8-15 round-trip from Bordeaux, aboard Uniworld’s newly refurbished SS Royale. Bordeaux is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveler’s dream, from its noble châteaux to its breathtaking estuary. Savor the unique heritage of southwest France, from delightful Pauillac, the gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, to elegant Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine,” as the region is also known. Come discover the proud legacy of one of the world’s most acclaimed wine regions on this culinary focused cruise. Details to follow.
These member trips are the most fun vacations we have had. The excitement of being in a foreign country, while becoming friends with our members, is truly a wonderful experience! Look for brochures in your next wine club shipments.
Be sure to book early, as spaces are limited, and you will want to take advantage of early booking discounts.
Barb & Bart O'Brien