Ridge Vineyards
2019 Burgundy & Provence River Cruise


About the Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
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 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

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Ridge President, David Amadia and John Olney, Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker
  • Onboard wine education program featuring world renowned Ridge wines including Monte Bello  
  • Private onboard tastings & wine dinners featuring a full range of Ridge wines, including library selections
  • Exclusive Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Nice 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 Avignon to Lyon cruise on Uniworld's S.S. Catherine
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Reception 
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Vincent Van Gogh's Troubled Destiny"
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


David Amadia
President, Ridge Vineyards



John Olney
Ridge Vineyards' Lytton Springs COO & Winemaker

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the 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 Dinner and Farewell Reception

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Roundtrip Air
  • Food & Wine Trails Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program  
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours  
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"Ridge staff were excellent - superb wine, excellent presentation of wine history and Ridge Vineyards."

J. Byer (North Myrtle Beach, SC)

AWARDS and RATINGS


98 pts - 2014 Monte Bello 



92 pts -  2015 Estate Chardonnay
92 pts. - 2015 Lytton Springs Zinfandel