Tablas Creek Vineyard
2017 Rhone River Cruise

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-Day Rhône River cruise from Avignon to Lyon hosted by Tablas Creek Winemaker Neil Collins
  • Complimentary excursion to Chateau Beaucastel
  • Upgraded  Tablas Creek wines served with dinner on select nights
  • Cruise onboard 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

 
 

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Jason & Meghan Haas
General Manager, Tablas Creek Vineyard



Neil Collins
Executive Winemaker & Vineyard Manager
Tablas Creek Vineyard

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations on the SS Catherine
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Complimentary tour to Chateau Beaucastel
  • 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 Airfare
  • F&WT's Optional 3-Night Pre-Cruise Program
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tours
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"The Uniworld ship - S.S. Catherine - is a beautiful vessel and the staff and crew were all dedicated to ensuring that we had a memorable experience."
J. & D. Fahey (Blaine, MN)

"Gorgeous scenery, fantastic wines, and terrific food. S.S. Catherine and Uniworld felt very luxurious - staff & facilities were excellent."
T. & T. Fry (Vacaville, CA)

AWARDS and RATINGS



95 - 97 pts
2014 Tablas Creek Panoplie
San Luis Obispo, Central Coast


93 - 96 pts
2014 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas
San Luis Obispo, Central Coast