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Uniworld River Cruise

KTBB Avignon to Lyon, France aboard the SS Catherine

October 9 – 17, 2021

Starting at $3799 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

SS Catherine

 

Uniworld is committed to building a fleet of ships that represents the absolute best in luxury river cruising, combining quality craftsmanship with high-tech innovations and custom-designed interiors. Our second Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, continues this proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.

Category 1 staterooms and suites on the Camargue Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated suites provide triple accommodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at the time of booking.

Staterooms

CLASSIC

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162 sq ft – 15 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom includes: Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

 

FRENCH BALCONY

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft – 18 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom includes: Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

 

DELUXE BALCONY

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft – 18 sq m) with open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom includes: Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

 

SUITE

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (305 sq ft – 28.3 sq m) with an open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Triple accommodation option available. The sofa converts into a comfortable bed to accommodate a third person
  • Marble bathroom includes Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Uniquely decorated and additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard

 

GRAND SUITE

  • Lavishly appointed riverview Grand Suite (410 sq ft – 38 sq m) with an open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment center, safe, separate spacious living room and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area
  • Marble bathroom includes Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard

Prices =These discount prices are based on DOUBLE occupancy & includes $200 pp Port Charges

$3799 per person double occupancy – Classic Cabin Retail – $4399

$4799 per person double occupancy – French Balcony Retail – $5599  

$5299 per person double occupancy – Deluxe Balcony Retail – $6099      

$7699 per person double occupancy – Suite Retail – $8299 

$9799 per person double occupancy – Grand Suite Retail – $10,399

Price Includes:

  • 7 night cruise on the RIVERSHIP S.S. CATHERINE
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and
    bottled water.  Some premium liquors are additional.
  • All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by Uniworld chefs, using the finest and freshest ingredients from local markets
  • Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours, Gentle Walking, and “Go Active” options
  • Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
  • A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
  • All entertainment and Signature Lectures onboard
  • Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
  • Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
  • Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
  • The finest river view staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
  • Award-winning service from professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry.

 

Price Does Not Include: Airfare and items of a personal nature and alcoholic beverages other than specified.

We will obtain airfare pricing as soon as it becomes available which is approximately 330 days in advance of return  date.

A journey of exquisite pleasures.

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.

Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively river banks. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.

Connoisseur Collection (select sailings)

Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, truffle farms, quaint villages and other culinary hot spots, including a tasting of premium Valrhona French chocolate and wine.

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

DAY 1: Avignon (Embark)

Arrive at Marseille International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.

DAY 2: Tarascon (Arles)

Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain.

DAY 3: Avignon

The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 4: Viviers

An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.

DAY 5: Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)

If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you’ll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France.

DAY 6: Lyon

As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights.

DAY 7: Mâcon (Beaune)

The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune.
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 8: Lyon (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your adventure with an extension to Paris.

PAYMENTS:                     

A $1200 per person deposit is due with booking.  Final payment is due June 1, 2021.  The advertised price represents a 5% discount for payments made by cash or check.  The price is 5% higher for a credit card payment and requires an authorized signature.  We accept MC, VISA, and AX & DISCOVER.

CancellationsIf cancelled before June 1, 2021 , a $900 per person fee is assessed.  If cancelled on or after June 1, 2021, – package is fully non-refundable.  Name changes are allowed up to 100 days prior to departure at $200 per name change.   Within 100 days, no changes are allowed for any reason.   

FULL LEGAL NAMES must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport . IMPORTANT    INFORMATION:  YOUR REQUIRED PASSPORT MUST BE VALID 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RETURN OF YOUR CRUISE.  “PASSPORT CARDS” ARE NOT VALID FOR OVERSEAS TRAVEL. If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible to have proper documentation to enter any of the ports of call.  Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding.   If you reside outside of the US or Canada, please check with your consulate to see if you need a visa.  If you do not have proper paperwork, you could be denied boarding.

INSURANCE: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance must be purchased before final payment is made.  If you wish to purchase “cancel anytime” insurance, it must be done when deposit is received.  Insurance does not cover a pandemic.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL/KTBB Radio ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.  Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

 

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.  Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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