Halter Ranch Vineyard
2019 Rhone River Wine Cruise

About the Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

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



S.S. Catherine 


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The stunningly sophisticated S.S. Catherine is part of Unworld's 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.
 
 
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
 
 
All staterooms and suites (shown above) 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.
 
 
         
Ship's lobby                                          Bar du Leopard lounge



 
             
 Van Gogh lounge                                      Cézanne Restaurant
          
  

Super Ship S.S. Catherine

Inauguration: 2014 | Length: 443 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 159 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Halter Ranch Wine Club/Events Manager, Kendall Carson
  • Onboard wine education program  
  • Exclusive onboard reception, seminar & tasting and group dinners hosted by Halter Ranch Vineyard
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive optional pre-cruise land program
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Lyon to Avignon cruise on Uniworld's S.S. Catherine
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore tours in every port
  • Shipboard gratuities included
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment and captivating onboard local entertainment

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Kendall Carson  
Wine Club/Events Manager,
Halter Ranch Vineyard

 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld's S.S. Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All onboard gratuities
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions and dinners

DOESN'T INCLUDE

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




 

REVIEWS

We were absolutely delighted with the onboard wine program.  We came, we drank, we learned, we had fun!

C. & D. Crawford (DeWinton, AB.)

AWARDS and RATINGS



92 pts.
2013 Côtes de Paso
Rhône blend

90 pts.
2015 Rosé 

91 pts.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon