Due to the Corona virus global situation, the Williamson Wine Cruise has been postponed to September 12, 2021. Complete details coming soon!

Program Highlights:
  • Cruise personally hosted by the Williamson Wines Family – Bill, Dawn & Sam
  • Exclusive onboard welcome toast & dinner, seminar & tasting and wine-paired dinner served with impeccable Williamson Wines
  • Food & Wine Trails optional 2-night pre-cruise and shore tours curated exclusively for Williamson Wines guests
  • Uniworld unlimited wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Uniworld shore tours in every port
  • Shipboard gratuities included
  • Visits to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • $100 shipboard credit per person

In 2020 the Williamson Wines family have traded in their ocean sea legs for a more tranquil and picturesque journey through Burgundy & Provence.

Join Bill, Dawn & Sam and the many fans of Williamson Wines for a river cruise along France’s Rhône & Sôane rivers.  See picturesque villages up close as you slowly cruise by aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Catherine.  Selected by Travel + Leisure as the #1 River Cruise Line for two consecutive years in 2018 & 2019, Uniworld offers an all-inclusive experience that includes complimentary beverages and shoe excursions.

Explore the regions that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin, learn traditional French winemaking techniques, discover incomparable modern French cuisine and taste the region’s famous Côtes de Rhone, Saint-Joseph and Croze-Hermitage wines. Together with your fellow Williamson Wine enthusiasts, you will visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hike the Hermitage terraced vineyards, tour the engineering marvel Pont du Guard Roman Aqueduct – all this is possible with Uniworld’s shore tours.  While onboard ship, enjoy hand-selected Williamson Wines during group gatherings, seminar & tasting and group dinners.

Kick this river cruise up a notch and delve deeper into France’s countryside with Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise land program and shore tours that have been curated exclusively for Williamson Wines guests.

Be sure to book early to reserve your stateroom and receive $100 shipboard credit per person.

For reservations contact Food & Wine Trails at 800-367-5348 or download the registration from below.

Download Williamson Wines Registration Form
  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Avignon to Lyon

Experts

Bill & Dawn Williamson

Owners, Williamson Wines

Sam Williamson

Brand Ambassador, Williamson Wines

Itinerary

Williamson Wines 2020

Destination: Burgundy & Provence
To & From: Avignon to Lyon, France
Dates: September 13 – 20, 2020
Length: 8 Days
Ship: Uniworld’s S.S. Catherine

Sept. 10-13
2020
Pre-Cruise

F&WT Optional 3-night Pre-Cruise Land Program – In Development:
A Journey Through Burgundy’s Cote d’Or 

 

Sept. 13
2020
Avignon
Embark
Overnight

Transfer from Marseille International Airport to the ship

F&WT Onboard Events: Welcome toast & reserved seating dinner in restaurant with Williamson Wines

Sept. 14
2020
Avignon
Depart 6:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours Choice of: A – Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes (AM) OR B – Pont du Gard Roman aquaduct visit or C – “Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon river (PM) – May – September

Uniworld’s Captain Welcome Dinner

Sept. 14
2020
Tarascon
Arrive 10:00 PM
Overnight
Sept. 15
2020
Tarascon (Arles)
Depart 6:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours: Arles walking tour (AM)

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

Sept. 16
2020
Viviers
Arrive 2:30 AM
Depart 1:00 PM

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

Sept. 16
2020
Tain l'Hermitage
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight

 

Sept. 17
2020
Tain l'Hermitage
Depart 12:30 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tours Choice of: A – Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting (AM) OR B – “Let’s Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event :Williamson Wines Tasting/Seminar in the restaurant

 

Sept. 17
2020
Lyon
Arrive 9:30 PM
Overnight
Sept. 18
2020
Lyon
Depart 8:30 PM

Uniworld Shore Tours: Choice of  A  – Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour (AM) OR B – Silk weavers walking tour (AM) OR C – “Let’s Go” Lyon Peninsula bike tour (AM)

F&WT Onboard Event: Williamson Wine Paired Dinner

Sept. 19
2020
Mâcon (Beaune)
Arrive 3:30 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

Uniworld Included Shore Tour Choice of: A – Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices (no lunch) (AM) B – Mâcon walking discover tour (no lunch) (AM)

F&WT Optional Shore Tour: Maconnais Meets Beaujolais

Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Dinner

F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception

Sept. 20
2020
Lyon
Arrive 1:30 AM
Disembark

Transfer from the ship to Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport

Per Person Prices

CATEGORYDOUBLE OCCUPANCY PER PERSON PRICESINGLE OCCUPANCY PRICE
Suite$8,314$16,414
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom$5,814$10,234
French Balcony Stateroom$5,314$9,364
Classic Riverview Stateroom$4,414$7,784

Grand Suite Pricing Available Upon Request

Prices:
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include shipboard accommodations, 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.

 

About The Ship

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

S.S. Catherine 

DOWNLOAD DECK PLAN

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 (shown above) 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: $925 per person is due at time of booking

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE: May 6, 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.

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