Join Ross Wise and Jesse Collins of Black Hills Estate Winery and Sandy Kollenz of Maritime Travel for an amazing Mediterranean Voyage full of wonder, excitement and exclusive events centered around culinary masterpieces and incredible wines!


Ross Wise MW is the General Manager & Director of Winemaking at Black Hills Estate Winery. A New Zealand native, he has held many Winemaking and Viticulture roles across New Zealand and Canada. In 2020, Ross became Canada’s seventh Master of Wine, achieving this credential with a paper focused on the potential impacts of climate change on viticulture in the Okanagan Valley. Outside of the wine industry, Ross’s interests include making sourdough bread, fermenting anything food and beverage related, growing tomatoes, hiking and biking in the BC mountains, and sailing.

Jesse has been in the wine industry for 15 years, a decade of which at Black Hills Estate Winery. A true lover of hospitality, Jesse feels most at home in the Wine Experience Center, where she has hosted thousands of visitors from around the world since joining the team in 2012. She considers herself a lifelong student and has studied every aspect of the wine and hospitality industry, from attending several Direct-to-Consumer symposiums, to completing the WSET 3 & French Wine Professional courses, to even learning how to butcher and break down a whole lamb. When she isn’t in the tasting room hosting clients, or in the kitchen experimenting with new cuisines,  Jesse can be found in her garden with her husband Wade and new addition to the family, one-year-old Olive.

For more information or to book, contact:

Sandy Kollenz
Phone: 604- 921-5977

November 3 – 14, 2024

Sail from Rome to Barcelona

From: $5,649 per person* – Verandah stateroom (per person, based on double occupancy)
Travel: 11 Nights (10 Night Cruise + Pre-Cruise Hotel)
Bonus: $1,000 USD shipboard credit per stateroom – limited time offer!*


Verandah – price starting at $5,649

Concierge Verandah – price starting at – $6,179

Penthouse Suite – price starting at -$ 7,869

Per person, based on double occupancy


  • 10 Night ‘Renaissance Triumphs’ Cruise aboard Oceania’s Riviera
  • 1 Night Pre-Cruise Hotel stay at the Hoxton Rome
  • Welcome Cocktail Party in Rome
  • Transfers from the Hoxton to the Riviera
  • Bottle of Sparkling Brut in Cabin upon arrival
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Private Black Hills Wine Tasting
  • Exclusive Shore Excursion – choice of Tuscany or Provence
  • Wine Maker’s Private Dinner in the Polo Grill
  • Prestige Beverage Package
  • Prepaid Gratuities, WIFI
  • Port Charges
  • $400 USD per person Shore Excursion Credit
  • Farewell Cocktail Party
  • Airport Transfers in Barcelona to airport
  • $1,000 USD per cabin shipboard credit per stateroom is still available for a limited time!*
  • Maritime Travel Host, Sandy Kollenz will be onboard to ensure you have a fabulous adventure!


Depart Canada for Rome and meet Ross, Jesse & Sandy at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa for a Welcome Cocktail Reception! A Maritime Travel Advisor will be happy to assist you in booking your flight and any pre-cruise adventure you wish to embark on!

Prior to boarding the beautiful Oceania Riviera in Rome, revel in the magnificent monuments, from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica with Michelangelo’s Pietà and his breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely medieval Castelgandolfo.

Day on your own to explore fascinating Naples, exploring Pompeii or Herculaneum, visit charming Sorrento or take a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri. In the evening, enjoy the special Captain’s Cocktail party!

Day on your own to visit beautiful Taormina and marvel at its famous Greek theater and the stunning view of Mount Etna. Explore lovely medieval Messina with its historic churches and the cathedral where it is rumored Richard the Lionheart worshipped in 1190. Or discover ancient Tyndaris, founded in 396 B.C., with its fine  mosaics, Roman baths and impressive theater overlooking the sea. In the evening, enjoy a ‘1st Timer’s Cocktail Party’ for those cruising on Oceania for the first time!

Day at Port on your own to discover the myriad of cultural layers of Malta, from its amazing prehistoric temples at Tarxien to beautiful walled medieval Mdina, nearby Rabat, and Marsaxlokk, a colorful fishing village. Admire the stunning scenery and wander through imposing churches and down the streets of fortified towns where the Knights of St. John once held sway.

Relax and enjoy the ship today! Join Ross & Jesse in Toscana for a Private Black Hills Estate Winery ‘Wine Tasting Party’ from 2-4pm

Choice – Exclusive Shore Excursion in Tuscany with Ross & Jesse – limited availability… let us know your choice when you book your cruise! Or, day on your own to spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of this Renaissance city. See the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s dome, the famous baptistry, Michelangelo’s magnificent David, the bridge over the Arno and the astonishing Uffizi Gallery. Visit Pisa’s superb Campo dei Miracoli and its beautiful cathedral and famed campanile. Or enjoy the Tuscan  countryside, Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers. Shopping: Find leather goods, lingerie, gold jewelry, Florentine mosaic, lace, marbled paper items, antiques and fine art. Dining: Savor the prosciutto, pecorino cheese and infinite variety of breads, cakes and salamis.

Day on your own to discover the history and beautiful architecture of this ancient seaport in the lovely pink stone Palazzo Tursi, where letters of Christopher Columbus and Paganini’s famed Guarnieri violin are on display. Visit the magnificent Palazzo Bianco and stroll past old master paintings. Or explore the gemlike villages of the Cinque Terre, clinging to the coastal cliffs, and Portofino, the picturesque and elegant resort. This evening, enjoy the Oceania Party for past guests! Join Ross & Jesse for a  private dinner for Black Hills guests in the Polo Grill!

Day on your own to embrace Nice and the picturesque village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the bay of Villefranche is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
In the heart of the Côte d’Azur, Villefranche invites you to uncover its old-fashioned charms among the lanes of its 14th-century old town and seaside cafés. Nice also enchants with its superb medieval ambiance, particularly at the Cours Saleya markets in the old quarter, where the scents of the bustling flower stalls waft through the streets. The hilltop village of Eze, another nearby French Riviera gem, offers mesmerizing views from its location on a rocky peak above the Mediterranean.

Choice – Exclusive Shore Excursion in Provence with Ross & Jesse – limited availability… let us know your choice when you book your cruise! Or, day on your
own to see the sights and enjoy the views of historic old Marseille and visit the charming fishing port of Cassis. Or venture into the celebrated Provençal countryside with its fields of lavender and sunflowers. Explore lovely Aix or stroll through Avignon and its Papal Palace and the hilltop village of Les Baux.

Day on your own to explore this beautiful island beginning with the magnificent Seo Cathedral and Bellver Castle. See the windmills and impressive manor house in the verdant countryside. Discover the amazing natural wonders in the Drach Caves. And for romance, visit the former Carthusian monastery in Valldemosa, where George  and and Chopin spent a winter.

All good things don’t have to come to an end! Why not extend your stay in Barcelona for a few days! A Maritime Travel Advisor can assist you with a longer say in Rome, Italy and/or a post cruise hotel stay in Barcelona, Spain!

*Terms and Conditions:

*Prices indicated are per person in Canadian dollars based on two people sharing a cabin. Government Fees of $310 CAD per person extra. $1000 USD shipboard credit per stateroom is still available and is subject to be withdrawn at any time. Airfare and additional hotel stays not included, and a Maritime Travel Advisor would be happy to assist you with all of your travel plans. Tour Host subject to minimum group size. Oceania reserves the right to alter the itinerary due to any unforeseen reasons, but will do their best to minimize any disruptions. Non-Refundable deposit of $1,200 CAD per person (Cat. PH-G) due at time of booking and Final Payment due May 15, 2024. Cancellation & Medical insurance is strongly recommended.

For your security and peace of mind, we recommend you purchase Travel Insurance.


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