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Program Highlights 
  • Cruise personally hosted by, Iterum Wines Owners & Winemaker, Joe & Patricia Dobbes
  • Exclusive onboard welcome reception, seminar & tasting, Winemaker’s Dinner and farewell toast
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails Burgundy pre-cruise land program and bespoke shoreside tours curated exclusively for Iterum Wines guests – Coming Soon!
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks onboard ship
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore tours in every port
  • Shipboard gratuities included
  • Visits to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Early Booking Bonus: $150 per person shipboard credit (if booked by July 30, 2024)

After a long and illustrious winemaking career in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, celebrated winemaker Joe Dobbes has turned his attention to Iterum Wines and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Food & Wine Trails family for an inaugural cruise through Burgundy and Provence.

Joe and his lovely wife, Iterum co-founder, Patricia will be your congenial hosts as you sail the the beautiful Rhône River, exploring stunning landscapes, rich history, exquisite cuisine and incredible wines. Trace the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin on this magnificent journey where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

Step aboard Uniworld’s elegant S.S. Catherine in Lyon, considered the gastronomic capital of France for an overnight stay giving you time to enjoy traditional Lyonnaise cuisine.  Explore the Rhône Valley on your journey through charming Beaune and the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage where a hike among the steepest vineyards along the Rhône and tasting the fruit that has been transformed into legendary wine is a “must-do”.  The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and have the chance to visit a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.  Conclude with an overnight stay in Arles known for its well-preserved Roman ruins and Vincent van Gogh’s inspiration for his famous paintings.

The only thing that could possibly top this incredible cruise, is the impeccable Iterum wines that will be flowing during private shipboard events with your hosts, including receptions, tastings and a very special Winemaker’s Dinner.

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  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Lyon to Arles


Joe Dobbes

Owner, Winmaker - Iterum Wines


Iterum Wines

Destination: Rhone River – Burgundy & Provence
To & From:  Lyon to Arles
Dates: April 13 – 20, 2025
Length: 7 Nights
Ship: S.S. Catherine

April 10 - 13

SAVE THE DATES!  F&WT Optional 3-night pre-cruise stay in Burgundy, exploring the cellars and hillsides that first inspired Joe Dobbes career back in the late 80s.

April 13
Embark Ship

F&WT Onboard Event: Iterum Welcome Reception

April 14

Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner

April 15
Macon (Beaune)

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Burgundy Landscapes, Beaune, and the Hospices

April 16
Tain-L'Hermitage (Tournon)

F&WT Onboard Event: Iterum Wine Tasting & Seminar

April 17

Uniworld’s Included Shore Tour: Village Day, Ardèches

April 18

F&WT Onboard Event: Iterum Winemaker’s Dinner

April 19

F&WT Onboard Event: Iterum Farewell Toast

April 20
Disembark AM

F&WT Optional Land Programs - Coming Soon!

Per Person Pricing

Category Description:Double Occupancy:
Classic River View Stateroom$4,154
French Balcony$5,454
Deluxe Balcony$5,954
Grand Suite$12,554


Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom occupancy as indicated above, and include shipboard accommodations, estimated port charges of $230 (subject to change), all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, port taxes, unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, premium wine and spirits, Food & Wine Trails’ optional pre-cruise program and shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.

S.S. CatherineClick here for ship’s deck plan

Uniworld is committed to building a fleet of ships that represents the absolute best in luxury river cruising, combining quality craftsmanship with high-tech innovations and custom-designed interiors. The Super Ship vessel, S.S. Catherine, continues this proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.

Deluxe Balcony staterooms and Suites on the Camargue Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated suites provide triple accommodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at the time of booking.



French Balcony

Cezanne Restaurant

Van Gough Lounge

Bar du Leopard


Terms & Conditions

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    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice.