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S.S. Bon Voyage (formerly River Royale), one of Uniworld's most luxurious cruise ships, sails through a historic villa in the south of France.

Courtesy of Uniworld River Cruises

S.S. Bon Voyage (formerly River Royale), one of Uniworld's most luxurious cruise ships, sails through a historic villa in the south of France.

Hosted cruise: 8-Night Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

Sail France's famed wine country aboard Uniworld's River Royale

Hosted Cruise Special

Savor the unique heritage of southwest France with this epicurean adventure, which features samplings of regional delights and exclusive tastings at acclaimed wine estates.

Cruiseable is able to offer readers a special hosted cruise to the Bordeaux region of France aboard one of the top river cruise ships in the world, Uniworld's River Royale. Prices begin at $4,449 per person, all inclusive.

Join a select group of individuals treated to a special wine tasting at Rémy Martin Cognac Distillery.
Join a select group of individuals treated to a special wine tasting at Rémy Martin Cognac Distillery.

Details of this sailing

If you've ever wanted to "do Bordeaux," here's your chance. Cruise the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, stopping in charming French villas and towns, with stops in Cadillac, Blaye and Libourne before returning to Bordeaux. Along the way you'll take in riverside chateaux and be treated to a wonderful visit to Rémy Martin Cognac Distillery to learn about the centuries-old art of producing fine cognacs. 

You'll return home rejuvenated and full of stories of one-of-a-kind experiences. A little bragging to friends never hurts.

Cruise shipRiver Royale, one of the top luxury ships from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, one of the premier river cruise lines in the world

Departure port: Bordeaux

Ports of call: Bordeaux • Cadillac • Pauillac • Blaye • Libourne

Final destination port: Bordeaux

Length: 8 nights

Departure date: September 4, 2016, returning September 12

Rates

Fares start at $4,499 per person (based on double occupancy), plus $175 in taxes and fees. Available to U.S. residents only. 

Bonus: Cruiseable will also award you $200 in shipboard credit — the equivalent of spending money — per stateroom for booking with us. 

Included: All transfers on arrival and departure days; all meals on board; unlimited beverages, including wines, beers, and spirits; all gratuities; hosted excursions; complimentary Internet and wi-fi.

Highlights

  • Salon Gascogne with Aquitaine Bar
  • Blue Fox Café
  • Claret Room
  • Le Bordelais Restaurant
  • Serenity River Spa
  • Sun Deck, library, fitness center, sauna, 24-hour coffee and tea station

Exclusive Shore Event

What: Rémy Martin Cognac Distillery

Where: Gognac, France

When: September 4, 2016 • Departs 10 am • Returns 4 pm

Rémy Martin was a French winemaker who started producing cognac in 1724.  Today a French firm by that name primarily produces and sells cognac, which is a brandy from the Cognac region of France. They specialize in Cognac Fine Champagne.

Copyright 2016 by Rémy Martin

To be called cognac, the brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Cognac matures in the same way as whiskies and wine when aged in barrels, and most cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.

Rémy Martin Cognac uses wine produced in the two best cognac regions. It is the only cognac maker to blend these two premier wines, which are then distilled and aged from 10 to 37 years. Since the standard aging for other brands is six years, Rémy Martin Cognac is of a superior quality and smoother taste.

The aged cognac is bottled and labeled with Rémy Martin’s distinctive Centaur logo. Using the best wines, aged the longest and packaged in distinctive and elegant style is the hallmark of Rémy Martin.

On your Ensemble Experience, accompanied by your host, you’ll tour the Rémy Martin distillery, learn how this elixir is created, then taste three different cognacs with complementary nibbles.

Following the tasting you’ll return to the ship, educated in the sophisticated and elegant taste of Rémy Martin.

Ready to book?

Remember, by booking with Cruiseable you'll get this special hosted cruise at an attractive price, plus $200 in onboard credit.

Questions? Considering a pre- or post-stay where you'll need hotel and air reservations? Call me toll-free at 1-877-322-3773 or direct at (415) 457-7186, or email me at [email protected] for more information. 

Here's why it's more advantageous to book now through Cruiseable.

 

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, which makes well-regarded Bordeaux reds, in Bordeaux, France.
Megan Cole / Creative Commons BYChateau Smith Haut Lafitte, which makes well-regarded Bordeaux reds, in Bordeaux, France.

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