O'Connell Family Wines

About the Ship

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.



River Royale
 

The River Royale was remodeled in 2014 to capture the essence of the Bordeaux region, with a timeless style that emphasizes elegance and comfort as you sail through southwestern France. Carrying no more than 130 passengers, this intimate ship is a wonderful place to savor the scenery, dine on exquisite cuisine, and relax with friends over drinks in the Salon Gascogne’s Aquitaine Bar and other richly appointed public areas.  

Suite Features and Amenities
 
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and the suite have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options. The suite and staterooms on the La Gironde Deck have French balconies.
 
Other amenities include generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, bottled mineral water, and a safe. Bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, and bathrobes and slippers.
 
The ship's suite has additional amenities and services, including one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment, daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, iPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, fully stocked minibar, bottle of wine upon arrival, in-suite morning coffee and tea service, full breakfast menu, free shoe shine and laundry service, and Hermès bath products.





RIVERS: Garonne River,Dordogne River | GUESTS: 130 | STAFF: 41 | SUITES: 1 (217 sq ft) | CAT. 1 STATEROOMS: 26 (140 sq ft) | CAT. 2 - 5 STATEROOMS: 38 (151 sq ft) | LENGTH: 361 ft | WIDTH: 37.5 ft



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Inauguration: 2006 | Remodeled: 2014 Length: 361 ft | Width: 37.5 ft | Voltage: 110/220 volts | Guests: 130 | Suites: 1 (217 sq ft) | Categories 1 Staterooms: 26 (140 sq ft) | Categories 2 – 3 Staterooms: 38 (151 sq ft) 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Wayne and Gabrielle O'Connell
  • Wine Program featuring the wines of O'Connell Family Wines
  • O'Connell Family Wines served with three dinners
  • Private onboard cocktail party, after-dinner cognac tasting, and wine tasting
  • Exclusive optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris package with tour of Champagne
  • Exclusive optional 3-night Loire Valley post-cruise package
  • Private optional shore excursions to the Left & Right Banks of Bordeaux
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings! 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 8-Day Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise on Uniworld's River Royale
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Medoc wine tasting
  • Visit cellars of Premier Grand Cru estate in Saint-Emilion
  • Study Sauternes and meet the winemakers, & lunch at Chateau de Cazeneuve 

  
 

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the River Royale
  • 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
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Package
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Post-Loire Package
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"Fabulous experience. The whole trip exceeded our expectations. This was truly a trip of a lifetime."

T. Downey (Butte, MT)

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