2019 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2019
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots


One (1) couple will enjoy a cruise aboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in luxurious Terrace Mid-Suite accommodations

  • Couple is able to choose one (1) of the following 2020 itinerary options:
  • Itinerary One:
    • Cruise from Castries, St. Lucia to Bridgetown, Barbados from March 19–March 28, 2020
    • Board yacht in Castries, St. Lucia and cruise to Bequia and Mayreau in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Carriacou and St. Georges in Grenada; Fort-de-France in Martinique; Roseau in Dominica; Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe and end in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Itinerary Two:
    • Cruise from Bridgetown, Barbados to Lisbon, Portugal from March 28–April 9, 2020
    • Board yacht in Bridgetown, Barbados and cruise across the Atlantic Ocean to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain; Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and end in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Itinerary Three:
    • Cruise from Hamburg, Germany to Copenhagen, Denmark from July 23–July 30, 2020
      Board yacht in Hamburg, Germany and cruise the Kiel Canal; to Rostock (Warnemünde) in Germany; Bornholm in Denmark and end in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Itinerary Four:
    • Cruise from Boston, Massachusetts to Nassau, Bahamas from October 27–November 5, 2020
    • Board yacht in Boston, Massachusetts and cruise the Cape Cod Canal; to Newport, Rhode Island; New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina and end in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival:
    • One (1) Jeroboam package for the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival, being held January 23–January 26, 2020, including access to the Thursday Grand Crew Party, Meet the Kids Day, Vintner Dinner, Auction, Wine Down and Sunday Celebration Brunch for two (2) couples
    • Three (3) nights’ accommodations in Resort View rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples for two (2) couples
    • Roundtrip car service to the Vintner Dinner of your choice
    • Front and center seats at the Auction


This lot promises smooth sailing – and that’s hardly hyperbole, not when you consider what’s waiting for the winning bidder!

To start, one lucky couple will be among the first to experience the intimate yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, where they’ll discover a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere that combines the legendary service and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton with uniquely curated experiences ashore. And next, this lot is also a “See You Next Year” offering, giving two happy couples a chance to win a highly desired Jeroboam package for the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival. Smooth sailing for sure!

The winner of this lot will have the opportunity to pick their itinerary from among four fabulous cruising destinations. One takes you from Castries, St. Lucia to Bridgetown, Barbados, with stops in Grenada, Martinique and Dominica along the way. Another begins in Bridgetown and carries you all the way to Lisbon, Portugal, taking in the exquisite Canary Islands along the way.

Another option will take the lucky couple on a journey north to Hamburg, Germany and all the way to Copenhagen, Denmark, via the Kiel Canal, while the final itinerary embarks from Boston and travels south to Nassau, Bahamas, with stops along the East Coast along the way. Your only worry will be how to decide on which fabulous cruise to choose!

While cruising, you’ll enjoy luxurious Terrace Mid-Suite accommodations with a private terrace overlooking the ocean, as well as a dedicated personal assistant. Multiple dining venues will satisfy your every culinary desire, as will 24-hour in-suite dining and in-suite beverages. You’ll also enjoy onboard entertainment and enrichment, as well as access to a marina-style platform with watersports.

Finally, it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival. But with one flick of the paddle, you’re all set – your plans are complete, and you will be spending three luxurious nights at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, next January. Return for the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival with a highly desirable Jeroboam package for two couples, and in addition to your Ritz-Carlton stay, you’ll take home four VIP tickets to all of the 2020 events, starting with Thursday’s exclusive Grand Crew Party and lasting all the way through to Sunday’s Celebration Brunch.

Paddles and sailing – these things just go together, wouldn’t you agree?

Insider's Info

Airfare to Naples, Florida is not included. Resort View room accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples must be used during the 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival being held from Thursday, January 23–Sunday, January 26, 2020. Ground transportation in Naples, other than to Friday’s Meet the Kids Tour and Luncheon and Friday evening’s Vintner Dinner, is not included. Airfare to the yacht and ground transportation to and from the yacht is not included. Optional shore excursions and personal onboard expenses are not included. Taxes, fees and port expenses per passenger are additional and will be the responsibility of the winning bidders. Cruise includes a dedicated personal assistant attending to each Suite; onboard gratuities; access to multiple dining venues; 24-hour in-suite dining; all beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht; onboard entertainment and enrichment activities; a marina-style platform with access to watersports and Wi-Fi throughout the yacht.


The Trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

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