Duckhorn Vineyards

About the Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
SS Catherine 


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Uniworld proudly welcomes the stunningly sophisticated S.S. Catherine to its award-winning collection of boutique river cruise ships, a vessel fittingly named in honor of the beautiful and legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve. Designed with the unique signature touches for which Uniworld is known, this ultra-luxurious Super Ship marks the debut of an entirely new category of river cruising.
 
The magnificent 443-foot, 159-passenger S.S. Catherine was many years in the making, meticulously engineered and lavishly decorated with exquisitely crafted furnishings, hand-selected antiques, original paintings, and an indoor swimming pool with an intricate mosaic tile backsplash. The S.S. Catherine also showcases an extensive art collection and many other opulent touches, including a hand blown Murano glass chandelier and life-size glass horse that were specially commissioned for the ship.
 
Please visit the Media Articles section of this website to read about S.S. Catherine's star-studded christening ceremony with the ship's honorary godmother, French actress Catherine Deneuve, and her inaugural 2014 cruise.
 
Public Areas & Amenities
  • Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar
  • Bar du Leopard with full-service bar
  • Cézanne Restaurant
  • Gordes Terrace
  • Matisse Terrace 
  • Heated swimming pool 
  • Fitness center 
  • Serenity River Spa
  • Guest laundry
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
 
Staterooms & Suites
 
Category 1 staterooms and suites have open-air balconies, and Category 2 staterooms have French balconies on the Camargue Deck. Staterooms on the Avignon Deck feature French balconies.
 
All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and a choice of pillows. Other amenities include built-in closets, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, bottled water, and a safe.? Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmers, heated mirrors, and bathrobes and slippers.
 
All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including in-suite special butler service, packing and unpacking assistance, full breakfast menu, daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, robes and slippers, iPod® docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, fully stocked mini bar, free laundry and shoe shine service, bottle of wine upon arrival, Hermés bath products, one-per-person in-suite well-being treatment, and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard.
 
The Royal Suite offers additional benefits, including a separate and spacious living room, and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, as well as a secluded toilet and bidet area.


Super Ship Catherine

Inauguration: 2014 | Length: 443 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 159 | Royal Suite: 1 (410 sq ft) | Suites: 5 (305 sq ft) | Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 61 (194 sq ft) | Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms: 13 (162 sq ft) 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7-Night Rhône River cruise from Lyon to Avignon hosted by Duckhorn President Alex Ryan and Winemaker Renee Ary
  • Upgraded Duckhorn wines served with select dinners
  • Informative and Fun Wine Pairing Seminar
  • Private cocktail party on onboard wine tasting
  • Cruise onboard new SS Catherine
  • Uniworld's all-inclusive six-star experience
  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms
  • Complimentary shore excursions and optional group tours to top wineries
  • Optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package




 
 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • Airport transfers from Marseille and Lyon airports on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Paris Program
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Past Duckhorn Cruisers:

"Once again Duckhorn and F&WT have helped create beautiful memories."
B. & R. Tooker (North Myrtle Beach, SC)
 

"The wine program was excellent, with delicious wines, plus the Duckhorn staff were very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable."
K. Roberts (Folsom, CA)

AWARDS and RATINGS


94 Pts.
2007 The Discussion Red Wine



"The Best California Merlot Ever!"
Forbes - Nick Passmore
Napa Valley Merlot
Three Palms Vineyard