Due to the coronavirus global situation this wine cruise program is postponed until June 27, 2021. Complete details coming soon.

Program Highlights 
  • Cruise personally hosted by Ramey Wine Cellars owner’s, David and Carla Ramey
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Exclusive onboard group dinners, seminar & wine tasting
  • Food & Wine Trails’ optional 3-night pre-cruise Paris land program
  • Optional private Food & Wine Trails’ wine-themed shore excursions in select cities
  • Uniworld’s All Inclusive Experience
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny”
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Plus

Bonus: $100 Shipboard Credit per person 

Includes: 
  • Accommodations on the 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

We are delighted to welcome back our valued partners at Ramey Wine Cellars in 2020.

One of the industry’s most respected winemaker’s – David Ramey, with his wife Carla will guide you along the Rhône and Saône rivers through picturesque Provence and southern France.  Enjoy the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine while discovering its many treasures.  Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh and visit the majestic Palace of the Popes.  From Lyon’s lively river banks to the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon, you will explore peaceful rolling hills, narrow alleyways, open-air markets and rustic villages where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

Your home-away-from-home for 8 days is aboard Uniworld’s opulent S.S. Catherine, where you will enjoy an all-inclusive experience including: paid gratuities, beverages, wines and beers, internet and Wi-Fi access, superb shore excursions and impeccable prepared meals.  As guests of Ramey Wine Cellars, exclusive wine-themed onboard events are planned that include wine tasting and hosted dinners served with hand-selected wines from the Ramey library.  Adding to your exclusive experience are Food & Wine Trail’s optional pre-cruise “Meet Me In Paris” land program and shore tours curated specifically for Ramey Wine Cellars.

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

Download Ramey Wine Cellars Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Lyon to Avignon

Experts

DAVID & CARLA RAMEY

Owners and winemaker, Ramey Wine Cellars

Itinerary

Ramey Wine Cellars 2020

Destination: Rhône River
To & From: Lyon to Avignon
Dates: June 14 – 21, 2020
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Catherine

June 11-14
2020
Paris, France

F&WT Optional 3-night Pre-Cruise Shore Tour: Meet Me In Paris

June 14
2020
Lyon
Embark Ship
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Dinner with the Rameys

June 15
2020
Mâcon (Beaune)
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours – Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes (AM) OR Macon walking discovery tour (AM) Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Mâconnais: Pouilly-Fuissé – In Development

June 16
2020
Lyon
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 11:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours – Choice of: Lyon capital of Gastronomy tour (AM) OR “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon Silk weavers (AM) AND “Let’s Go” Lyon Peinsula bike tour (PM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Ramey Wine-Pairing Dinner

June 17
2020
Tournon (Tain l'Hermitage)
Arrive 6:00 AM
Depart 2:30 PM

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Hermitage Hill

Uniworld Included Shore Tours – Choice of: Exclusive Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage twin village sstroll with wine tasting (AM) OR Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage terrance vineyards hike with wine tasting (AM)

June 17
2020
Viviers
Arrive 9:00 PM
Overnight
June 18
2020
Viviers
Depart 1:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day” (AM)
F&WT Onboard Event: David Ramey Leads Wine Tasting & Seminar

June 18
2020
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Arrive 6:00 PM
Depart 6:30 PM
June 18
2020
Avignon
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight
June 19
2020
Avignon
Overnight

Uniworld Included Shore Tours – Choice of: Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes (AM) OR Pont du Gard Roman Aquaduct visit (AM)
F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Gems of the Rhone – In Development

June 20
2020
Avignon
Depart 5:30 AM
June 20
2020
Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)
Arrive 8:30 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours – Choice of:  Mediterranean Arles walking discovery tour (AM) OR Tarascon walking discovery tour (PM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Toast with Ramey Wines

Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner

June 20
2020
Avignon
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight
June 21
2020
Avignon
Disembark AM

Per Person Cruise Pricing

CATEGORYDOUBLE OCCUPANCY SINGLE
OCCUPANCY
Grand Suite$ 9,939$19,839
Suite$ 7,839$15,639
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom$ 5,639$ 8,544
French Balcony Stateroom$ 5,139$ 7,757
Classic Riverview Stateroom$ 4,239$ 6,339
Classic Riverview Single StateroomN/A$ 4,239

Prices:
Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom or single occupancy as stated above, and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, port taxes (subject to change), 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.

About the Ship

Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure 2018 & 2019 World’s Best Awards

S.S. Catherine 
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.

  Ship’s lobby

Bar du Leopard Lounge

Van Gogh Lounge

Cézanne Restaurant

Terms & Conditions

  • REGISTRATION FORM
    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.

    PAYMENT METHODS
    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
    Deposit: $950 per person is due at time of booking

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: February 5, 2020

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
    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.

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

    FAQs


    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.

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