Woodward Canyon
2019 Bordeaux Wine Cruise

About the Ship


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

 

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.
 



The NEW S.S. Bon Voyage

Download: Deck Plan  

Uniworld is excited to welcome their newest Super Ship to the rivers of Bordeaux - the S.S. Bon Voyage (former River Royal)- designed to immerse guests in French culture, art and wine, from its stunning lobby clad in polished wood, subtle brass details and hand-crafted balustrade, to the stylish emerald tones found in bar Le Salon Champage, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's personal abode, Villa Majorelle.

The dining venues also capture the essence of France.  The quintessential La Brasserie, with its natural green and pops of yellow decor inspired by the famous Bouillon Pigalle, serves traditional bistro fare.  Le Grand Fromage offers menus reflective of the local cuisine, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients.  La Cave du Vin is an intimate space where connoisseurs can gather for expert food and wine pairing dinners upon request.

The stunning Soleil Deck, awash in vibrant fabrics, features the only infinity pool on the rivers and spectacular views of the French countryside.  Poolside service at Le Café du Soleil offers casual French cuisine as well as open-air cooking demonstrations from Uniworld chefs.

In addition to the public spaces, the S.S. Bon Voyage features four new spacious suites, and every stateroom has received an exquisite redesign with cool marble bathrooms and unique features.
 


Soleil Deck & Infinity Pool

        

Suites & Staterooms

        
Suite 315                                               Suite 302


     
Deluxe Stateroom                                                                                 

Ship's Interior

     
Reception                                               Corridor


Restaurants & Lounges

 
La Cave du Vin

     
 Le Salon Champagne                          Le Salon Champagne



Le Grand Fromage

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by winery owners Rick Small and Darcey Fugman-Small  
  • Onboard wine program featuring the wines of Woodward Canyon
  • Onboard events including welcome dinner, seminar & tasting, dinner with the winemaker and farewell toast
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed shore excursion  
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 

 

Cruise Highlights

  • 7-night/8-day Bordeaux to Bordeaux cruise aboard Uniworld's newly upgraded S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell reception and dinner 
  • Visit to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Médoc wine tasting
  • Guided World War II Bunker Archaeology tour
  • Wine-paired lunch at Château Royal de Cazeneuve
  • "Village Day" with farmers' market in Libourne
  • Free time to explore La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux wine and cultural museum

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Darcey Fugman-Small & Rick Small
Owners, Woodward Canyon

INCLUDES

  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage
  • 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
  • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Food & Wine Trails did an outstanding job with all aspects of this cruise.  We were extremely impressed and hope to have an opportunity to travel with F&WT again.  Thank you!

L. & D. Fahl (Leesburg, VG)

AWARDS and RATINGS


  

95 pts.
2012 "Artist Series" Cabernet Sauvignon

96 pts. & Editor's Choice
2009 Washington Chardonnay