Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by John & Mitchi Dragonette of Dragonette Cellars
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Onboard welcome toast, dinners with host wines, seminar & tasting, wine hour
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine tour shore excursions in select cities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings 
  • Uniworld’s All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Vincent Van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny”
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Accommodations aboard SS 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 Gala Dinners

Food & Wine Trails is delighted to welcome Dragonette Cellars, a California central coast winery producing world-class vintages with a hands-on attitude!  Co-owner John Dragonette and his wife, Mitchi are your hosts for a 2019 summer adventure through Burgundy and Provence and would love to share their wines with you during the 8-day journey.

Step aboard Uniworld’s super ship Catherine for a glide through southern France along the Rhône and Saône rivers while enjoying the incomparable wine and cuisine of the regions visited.  You’ll discover vineyard-covered plains, as well as numerous Romanesque chapels, medieval sites, picturesque villages and some of the finest wines anywhere, plus the fine vintages of hand-selected wines from Dragonette Cellars during onboard ship tastings and dinners.

For reservations call Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the Registration Form below.


Download Dragonette Cellars Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld's Boutique River Cruises'

  • Ports of Call

    Avignon to Lyon, France


John & Mitchi Dragonette

Co-owners, Dragonette Cellars


Dragonette Cellars 2019

Destination: France
To & From: Avignon to Lyon, France
Dates: July 14 – 21, 2019
Length: 8 Days
Ship: SS Catherine

July 14
Depart 7:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Toast Dinner with your Dragonette hosts
Transfer from Marseille International Airport to ship

July 14
Arrive 10:00 PM
July 15
Depart 6:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Mediterranean Arles walking discover tour OR Tarascon walking discovery tour (PM)
Uniworld’s Captain Welcome Reception & Dinner

July 15
Arrive 9:30 PM
July 16
Depart 6:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of Popes (AM) or Pont du Gard Roman Aquaduct visit (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Parker’s Passion for Chateauneuf-du-Pape

July 17
Arrive 2:00 AM
Depart 1:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day” (AM)

July 17
Le Pouzin
Arrive 5:30 PM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Tasting

July 17
Tournon / Tain L'Hermitage
Arrive 9:30 PM
July 18
Tournon / Tain L'Hermitage
Depart 12:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l-Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting (AM) OR exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Dragonette Wine Paired Dinner

July 18
Arrive 9:30 PM
July 19
Depart 8:15 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour (AM) OR “Do as the locals do” Lyon silk weavers (AM) and exclusive guide “Lets Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour (PM)
F&WT Onboard Event: Wine Hour

July 20
Mâcon (Beaune)
Arrive 3:30 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes (AM) OR Macon walking discovery tour (AM).
Uniworld Captains’ Farewell Reception and Dinner
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Maconnais Meets Beaujolais
F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Wine Hour

July 21

Transfer from the ship to Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport (approx. 30 min.)

About the Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

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

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
SS 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
•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 Grand 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.


Ship’s lobby                                                                  Bar du Leopard lounge

Van Gogh lounge                                                            Cézanne Restaurant

Super Ship Catherine

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

Terms & Conditions

    To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

    For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to receptionist@foodandwinetrails.com

    For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

    If you are paying for the deposit by check, mail to: Food & Wine Trails, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 260, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    If you are paying for the deposit with a credit card, include your card information on page two of the registration form and FAX to (707) 526-9147.

    Deposit: $875 per person is due at time of booking for all standard stateroom categories. Deposit amount varies by suite categories, see page 1 of the Registration form for details.

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: March 6, 2019

    All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed. Check‐in online at www.uniworld.com/before‐you‐go/expresscheckin. Please complete Express Check‐in as soon as possible after making your booking.

    F&WT strongly recommends the purchase of (Allianz) travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form.