O'Brien Estate
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise


About the Ship


Voted #1 River Cruise Line in 2018
by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

 

Award-winning Uniworld—the world's ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, and Asia. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.
 
Uniworld elevates all-inclusive river cruising in Europe to an entirely new level. As we see it, our guests deserve the absolute best of everything and the difference is truly in the details. Included with all Uniworld cruises: all gratuities, airport transfers, in-suite butler service, all dining onboard and unlimited beverages, complimentary excursions, ship-wide Internet and Wi-Fi access, and onboard entertainment and signature lectures.



The NEW S.S. Bon Voyage
 

The River Royale will undergo an upgrade to Super Ship status with her unveiling in spring of 2019.  After extensive upgrades and a design renovation, she'll re-emerge as one of the two newest Super Ships in the Uniworld fleet, S.S. Bon Voyage, with a dazzling new look.

With her transformation, the S.S. Bon Voyage will debut a completely different look - including a redesigned top deck with an added swimming pool and lounge area, with an adjacent casual dining venue featuring lighter fare with a local spin and chef-led cooking classes.  Inside, four new gorgeously-appointed suites will be introduced, as well as marble bathrooms throughout the ship, an enhanced dining room with an added chef demonstration area, and a new bistro inspired by Bouillon Pigalle in Paris.  All finished perfectly in the unique and beautiful design aesthetic that Uniworld is known for, and paired with the addition of more crew members for a higher crew-to-guest ratio.  

 
Please check back for exciting updates as they are announced by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises



Download: Deck Plan  

 


Inauguration: 2006 | Remodeled: 2019 Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 128 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by O'Brien Estate owners, Bart & Barb O'Brien
  • Wine Program featuring the wines of O'Brien Estate 
  • Onboard events including O'Brien welcome dinner, seminar & tasting, dinner with the winemaker and farewell toast
  • Exclusive optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise land program
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed Bordeaux shore excursion  
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 7-night Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise aboard Uniworld's newly upgraded S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell reception and dinner 
  • Visit to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Médoc wine tasting
  • Guided World War II Bunker Archaeology tour
  • Wine-paired lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve
  • "Village Day" with farmers' market in Libourne
  • Free time to explore La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux wine and cultural museum

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Barb & Bart O'Brien
Owners and winemaker, O'Brien Estate

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Government taxes
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise program 
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Bart and Barb were fabulous hosts and the wine was wonderful!

M. Gaffney (Los Altos, CA)

AWARDS and RATINGS




96 pts.
2012 Proprietary Red Blend 
Unrestrained Reserve

94 pts.
2012 Chardonnay Reserve