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Uniworld

Joie de Vivre & Bon Voyage, Ultimate France

21 NIGHTS
13 Sep 2020
S.S. Catherine cruises
Cruiseline
Uniworld River Cruises
Ship
S.S. Catherine
Departs
Avignon
Returns
Bordeaux
Departure Date
13 Sep 2020
Duration
21 nights
Riverview Balcony Suite

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Sun 13 Sep 2020 Avignon, France Embark Cat
2 Mon 14 Sep 2020 Tarascon, France
3 Tue 15 Sep 2020 Avignon, France
4 Wed 16 Sep 2020 Viviers, France
5 Thu 17 Sep 2020 Tournon, France
6 Fri 18 Sep 2020 Lyon, France
7 Sat 19 Sep 2020 Macon, France
8 Sun 20 Sep 2020 Lyon, France Disembark Transfer t
8 Sun 20 Sep 2020 Paris, France Embark Joi
9 Mon 21 Sep 2020 Vernon, France
10 Tue 22 Sep 2020 Rouen, France
11 Wed 23 Sep 2020 Caudebec, France
12 Thu 24 Sep 2020 Rouen, France
13 Fri 25 Sep 2020 At Sea
14 Sat 26 Sep 2020 Paris, France
15 Sun 27 Sep 2020 Paris, France Disembark Transfer t
15 Sun 27 Sep 2020 Bordeaux, France Embark Bon
16 Mon 28 Sep 2020 Blaye, France
17 Tue 29 Sep 2020 Pauillac, France
18 Wed 30 Sep 2020 Cadillac, France
18 Wed 30 Sep 2020 Libourne, France
19 Thu 1 Oct 2020 Libourne, France
20 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Libourne, France
20 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Bordeaux, France
21 Sat 3 Oct 2020 Bordeaux, France
22 Sun 4 Oct 2020 Bordeaux, France Disembark

Take a break onboard the S.S. Catherine experiencing 21 relaxing nights aboard the Joie de Vivre & Bon Voyage, Ultimate France cruise to Europe - Rivers. Your ship embarks from Avignon with an itinerary that includes 15 ports in 1 countries before finishing at Bordeaux. Your 4 star voyage from Uniworld River Cruises has 10 forward departures. Our exclusive specials start as low as $0 per person/day, twin share. Don't miss out - reserve your cabin today!

S.S. Catherine Overview

From March to November Uniworld's S.S. (Super Ship) Catherine provides 7-night Rhône-Saône River cruises, either way between Avignon (coach from Marseille Airport) and Lyon, stopping at four ports on the way. Southern France is the home of wines, culinary arts, cathedrals, Roman ruins, and the fields that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. This cruise can be joined with other river trips in France. Link with S.S.Joie de Vivre on the Seine from Paris to the English Chanel and rail Paris-Lyon (a total of 14 nights). A 21-night triple cruise links the Seine River trip by rail with River Royale in the ‘Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux’ region of France, and then a flight to Lyon and ending in Marseille.

Accommodation

All cabins are outside, comfortable, and maintained by twice-a-day service. All have premium bedding, controllable AC, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, storage, built-in safe, vanity, hair dryer, bathrobes, and marble bathroom fitted out with Hermès bath products. Lower deck cabins have a head-height wide window, and the middle and upper deck staterooms have twin full-height sliding glass doors. An elevator services all accommodation decks. There is one single stateroom on the lowest deck.

Food and Dining

The Cézanne Restaurant is on the middle deck, with excellent views to accompany your French-classic dining and provides open seating. Dining is acclaimed as “best-of-the-best” by observers of the river cruise industry. Breakfasts and lunches are full buffet with an extensive array of hot and cold items, and individually prepared items are available. Menu items change daily, follow the region and season, and include Continental and American preparations. Local and regional specialities are featured. Dinner is open-seating with four courses. Accompanying dinner are fine wines and a selection of beers and soft drinks.

Entertainment

The cruise focus is on exploration and walking tours with local guides. Tour variations continue to expand to meet the requests of guests: you have a choice of five ways to explore, according to your wishes. Travel lectures expand your knowledge of the regions visited. Visiting entertainers come on board along the route. A Family-Friendly program is offered during school holiday times.

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What's included?

  • Land accommodation & travel as specified
  • Gratuities on board and ashore, and local guides for included shore exccursions in Europe & Russia
  • All main meals on-board
  • Unlimited beverages on board
  • Bottled water in stateroom
  • Specialty coffee, tea, bottled water, juices & snacks 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell dinners
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Family programs on selected cruises
  • Cruise manager & all English speaking staff
  • Butler service (Antoinette, Beatrice, Catherine, Maria Theresa)
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Fully hosted shore excursions, wireless headsets
  • Use of bicycles, walking sticks ashore
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi (public areas)


What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Bar expenses & snacks not on regular menu
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry charges (unless self-serve)
  • Phone/facsimile charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Taxes
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Gratuities in Egypt, China and Vietnam


What's onboard?

  • Cruise Manager, English speaking
  • Themed cruises (enquire)
  • Open-air & French balconies
  • Triple & adjoining cabins
  • Boutique
  • In-suite butler service
  • Gratuities, beverages, tours, scheduled airport transfers in fare
  • DINING
  • Main Restaurant
  • Open seating, casual
  • Progressive dining (multiple locations)
  • ‘Farm to Ship’ cuisine
  • Room service 24/7
  • Bistro all day
  • Bar du Leopard next to pool
  • All unlimited beverages on board complimentary
  • Coffee & tea bar all day
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Main Lounge: dance performances, music. lectures
  • Sky lounge
  • Bars
  • Cinema 22 seats
  • In-cabin infotainment
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Heated pool
  • Sun deck, shades
  • Deck chess, shuffleboard
  • Fitness centre
  • Exercises, wellness classes
  • Spa services (pay)
  • On shore program at 3 levels of activity
  • Bicycles, walking sticks, audio headsets free
  • Internet, WiFi ship wide
  • UNDER 18
  • Discounts for 4 – 17 y
  • Kid-friendly menus
  • Hosts for 4-12y, 13-17y.
  • OTHER
  • Elevator all decks
  • Internet, Wi-Fi access free
  • Laundry room
  • Cabin power 220/110 V


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DEPARTURE DATES RIVERVIEW BALCONY SUITE
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Prices are twin share per person in AUD, include all taxes and are subject to change.
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