Sunset Magazine, Expedia CruiseShipCenters and Oceania Cruises Present the First-Ever Sunset Wine Cruise Mediterranean 2015

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Wine Lovers to Join Sunset Editors on a Wine and Food Adventure from Barcelona to Monte Carlo, August 5-12. Enter to win a free trip for two on the Sunset Wine Cruise’s inaugural voyage.

We’re absolutely delighted to have Sara Schneider and Margo True share their unique food and wine perspectives during this special Sunset Wine Cruise.

This summer, the casual, elegant and adventure-seeking lifestyle of the American West meets the balmy breezes and rich culture of the Mediterranean as the first-ever Sunset Wine Cruise sets sail from Barcelona to Monte Carlo August 5-12. Join Wine Editor Sara Schneider and Food Editor Margo True as they host Sunset enthusiasts and wine lovers for an exclusive onboard lifestyle paired with gold medal-winning selections from the 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition and a host of food and wine-themed activities.

This seven-day cruise, which will explore the food, wine, history and culture of Spain, France, Italy and Monaco, is presented by Sunset magazine, the leading lifestyle brand in the West produced by Time Inc., Expedia CruiseShipCenters Northbay, an award winning travel agency specializing in wine cruises, and Oceania Cruises, an award-winning cruise line offering the finest cuisine at sea. For more information about the Sunset Wine Cruise Mediterranean 2015 and to make reservations go to http://www.winecruisegroup.com/sunset-magazine-wine-cruise/.

“From the wine and food that are the hallmarks of the Sunset experience to the world-class gourmet dining and exceptional service that Oceania Cruises is known for, we are thrilled to offer consumers a new and exciting way to interact with the Sunset brand,” said group publisher Greg Schumann. “Oceania Cruises and Expedia CruiseShipCenters are ideal partners as we embark on this new extension of the Sunset experience.”

The cruise will sail on Oceania Cruises Riviera from Barcelona beginning on August 5, 2015 with visits to Palamos, Spain; Provence and St. Tropez, France; Florence, Pisa, Tuscany, Cinque Terre and Rome, Italy before concluding in Monte Carlo, Monaco on August 12. Wine tastings, a winemaker dinner, cooking demonstrations, and exclusive Sunset wine and food-themed shore excursions will be hosted by Schneider and True.

“This is the perfect partnership because both Sunset and Oceania Cruises value a culinary experience predicated on exceptional cuisine paired with fine wines,” shares Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Oceania Cruises. “We’re always seeking new enrichment opportunities for our epicurean-minded guests and we’re absolutely delighted to have Sara Schneider and Margo True share their unique food and wine perspectives during this special Sunset Wine Cruise.”

“The perfect pairing is our specialty and we are delighted to have brought Oceania Cruises and Sunset together for this exceptional experience,” said Brian Murphy, Owner of Expedia CruiseShipCenters Northbay. “As the exclusive agency for the Sunset Wine Cruise Mediterranean 2015, we recognize the quality and unique experience the Sunset reader is seeking and have great confidence we have paired them perfectly.”

Riviera, which debuted in May of 2012, was built with the ultimate epicurean in mind. Appealing to discerning and sophisticated travelers, Riviera offers world-class cuisine, impeccable personal service and enriching onboard experiences.

From February 18 - April 7, go to Sunset.com/cruisecontest for a chance to win a trip for two on the Sunset Wine Cruise Mediterranean 2015.

For more information on the Sunset Wine Cruise Mediterranean 2015 please call 877-651-7447 or visit: http://www.winecruisegroup.com/sunset-magazine-wine-cruise/

About Sunset
Sunset (http://www.sunset.com) is the leading lifestyle brand in the West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, Sunset covers the West's best flavors, destinations, design trends, and innovations. Sunset engages and inspires an audience of over six million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publication, Sunset showcases the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partners, books and International Wine Competition. Sunset is produced by Time Inc. (TIME), one of the largest media companies in the world.

About Oceania
Oceania Cruises offers the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations and exceptional personalized service, all for an extraordinary value. Known for its unique and destination-rich itineraries that appeal to the seasoned traveler, Oceania Cruises calls on more than 330 ports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas aboard five award-winning mid-size ships: the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, and the 1,250 guest Marina and Riviera.

About Expedia CruiseShipCenters Northbay
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Northbay is an award winning travel agency, part of the #1 brand in travel, located in Petaluma, California. Recognized for excellence in customer service and specializing in wine cruises, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Northbay continues to receive accolades from cruise lines, wine industry partners and customers. With a full team of experienced consultants Expedia CruiseShipCenters Northbay, a full service agency, is prepared to arrange all aspects of the vacation experience.

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