Ultimate France (2019) : River Royale, S.S. Joie de Vivre, S.S. Catherine

22 Days From Bordeaux To Avignon


The perfect journey for travelers seeking the crème de la crème of France

This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region-Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You'll tour glamorous capital cities in leisure and style, explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life and walk in the footsteps of famous artists such as Monet and Van Gogh. With Uniworld's extraordinary exclusive excursions, you'll visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, taste incomparable wines in Bordeaux, stroll the charming medieval lanes of Viviers and peruse the famed farmers' market in Lyon before seeing the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savor the renowned wines and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Those who want to experience all that France has to offer, from decadent food and wine to breathtaking scenery and world-famous art and architecture.

Ultimate France is a combination of Paris & Normandy, Brilliant Bordeaux, and Burgundy & Provence.



All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 dinners

3 Captain's Welcome and 3 Captain's Farewell Receptions

3 Welcome and 3 Farewell Gala Dinners

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water


18 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Guided "Let's Go," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks


21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale, magical S.S. Joie de Vivre, and striking S.S. Catherine.

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options

Free Internet and Wi-Fi access


1 country: France

7 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

All transfers on arrival and departure days

All gratuities, both onboard and onshore

First class TGV train between Lyon and Paris, and Paris and Bordeaux

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cultural enrichment, including 3 Signature Lectures

Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Program on select summer departures

Call (210) 340-2555 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14002548

Cruise Line
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
22 Days
Cruise Ship
River Royale

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Day 1Bordeaux  
Day 3Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary  
Day 4BLAYE  
Day 7Bordeaux  
Day 8Bordeaux  
Day 9La Roche-Guyon  
Day 10Rouen  
Day 11Caudebec-En-Caux  
Day 12Rouen  
Day 13Mantes-la-Jolie  
Day 14Paris  
Day 15Paris  
Day 16Macon  
Day 17Lyon  
Day 18Tournon  
Day 19Viviers  
Day 20Avignon  
Day 21Tarascon  
Day 22Avignon  

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  • All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $510 per person
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