Program Highlights 
  • Cruise personally hosted by Dan Fishman, Winemaker for Donum Estate
  • Onboard wine education program
  • Exclusive onboard welcome dinner, seminar & tasting, casual wine hour and wine-paired dinner featuring wines from Donum Estate
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails private wine-themed shore excursions in select cities
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks onboard ship
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore tours in every port
  • Shipboard gratuities included
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Early Booking Bonus: $100 per person shipboard credit 

Food & Wine Trails welcomes The Donum Estate to our wine cruising family.  Known for their award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Donum’s approach to wine-making is simply to work proactively with nature, not against it, so it was no surprise when they chose the pristine French wine region of Burgundy & Provence as their inaugural wine cruise.

Join Donum Estate winemaker, Dan Fishman for 8-days of exploration along the Rhône and Sôane rivers  through medieval treasures, historic vineyards and the extraordinary French countryside while enjoying the regions incomparable wine and cuisine as well as hand-selected Donum Estate vintages during onboard events.  With their wines consistently rated 90+ from top wine publications and critics such as their 2016 Russian River Reserve Pinto Noir that garnered a 95 pt. rating from Wine Spectator, you’re in for a tasty treat!

From the epicenter of gastromony of Lyon to the the walled city of Avignon you will experience tradition that is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the surrounding hills.

Download The Donum Estate Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Lyon to Avignon


Dan Fishman

Winemaker, Donum Estate


Donum Estate 2021

Destination: Rhône River
To & From: Lyon to Avignon, France
Dates: June 13 – 20, 2021
Length: 8 Days
Ship: S.S. Catherine

June 13
Depart 6:00 PM

Transfer from Lyon airport to ship (approx. 30 min.)

F&WT Onboard Event: Welcome Dinner featuring Donum Estate Wines

June 14
Macon (Beaune)
Arrive 1:30 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Burgundy wine landscapes (AM) OR Macon walking discovery tour (AM)

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Maconnais Meets Beaujolias

Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner

June 15
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 peninsula bike tour (PM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Casual Wine Hour featuring Donum Estate Wines

June 16
Tournon (Tain-l-Hermitage)
Arrive 6:00 AM
Depart 2:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage Twin Villages stroll with wine tasting (AM) OR “Let’s Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Seminar & Wine Tasting

June 16
Arrive 9:00 PM
June 17
Depart 1:30 PM

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

June 17
Arrive 6:00 PM
Depart 6:30 PM
June 17
Arrive 9:30 PM
June 18

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Avignon walking discover tour with Palace of the Popes (AM) OR Pont du Gard Roman Aquaduct visit (AM)

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Chateauneuf-du-Pape & The Southern Rhône

Captains Farewell Dinner

June 19
Depart 5:30 AM
June 19
Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)
Arrive 8:30 AM
Depart 7:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours, Choice of: Arles walking discovery tour (AM) AND Tarascon Walking discovery tour (PM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Wine-Paired Dinner

June 19
Arrive 9:30 PM
June 20
Disembark AM

Transfer from ship in Avignon to Marseilles airport (1 hr 30 min)

Per Person Prices

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom$5,724$10,148
French Balcony Stateroom$5,224$9,273
Classic River Stateroom$4,024$7,173

  • 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

    The itinerary port and shore tour schedule as provided by Uniworld Cruises is based on their 2019 itinerary – please note it is likely this will change and be updated a few months prior to departure.  Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other 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

    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: $925 per person is due at time of booking

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: February 3, 2021

    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‐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.