Uniworld ~ Burgundy & Provence

The scent of lavender. The taste of fine Cotes du Rhone. Sun-glazed fields, ripe tomatoes, rich olive oil, and glowing sunflowers. Cruise the Rhone and Saone rivers to explore two regions of France where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills. Sail through the heart of Burgundy and Provence on a magical journey where sumptuous cuisine, fine wine, world-class art, awe-inspiring scenery, and legendary history provide a treat for all of the senses.

WLC Vacations - S.S. Catherine
On our boutique ships, meals are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavor of each savory dish, these dining experiences have been designed to delight you. We’re committed to going the extra mile to provide our guests with a truly remarkable dining experience, and we were recently acknowledged in ZAGAT* Survey for “Top in Dining”—the only river cruise company recognized with the “best of the best” in the cruise industry.

Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelet station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more. Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients—local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste.

We also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco “under the stars” and light-lunch dining—both on the sun deck; Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, you get the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

Captain's Welcome Gala

Sample Menu


An array of garden greens with smoked duck breast, topped with candied kumquats
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Shrimp cocktail “Marie Louise”
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Beetroot carpaccio with avocado, grapefruit chutney, rocket leaves, and shaved parmesan (V)

Bassermann-Jordan Riesling Qba, Pfalz 2005

Soup of the Day

Veal consommé “Veneziano” with vegetable confetti
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Seafood chowder with paprika and crumbled bacon
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Creamy carrot & ginger soup with sesame stick (V)


Pan-seared filet mignon with cabernet sauce, grilled tomato, baby corn, and baked potato with chives and sour cream
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Grilled Pacific halibut with beurre blanc, zucchini, and buttered tagliatelle
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Fresh porcini mushroom and mascarpone risotto (V)

Domaine Magalane, Côtes du Rhône AOC 2004


Trio of crème brûlée—vanilla, pistachio, and saffron—served with a crisp orange tuille
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Fresh peach cobbler with a dollop of whipped cream
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Selection of farmhouse cheeses and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit

Weingut Gesellmann/Mittelburgenland Scheurebe Beerenauslese 2006

Cappuccino, latte, espresso, and specialty teas
V = vegetarian
At A Glance

  •  Up to 159 passengers, Riverboat Cruise

  • From USD$3,299 per person

  • Region: Burgundy/Provence

  • Access: Paris TGV Station/Airport

  • Start City: Lyon/Avignon

  • End City: Avignon/Lyon

  • Cruise Highlights: Visit Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Climb Rue du Chateau to reach St. Vincent Cathedral. Take a walking tour through the "City of Popes". Visit the Clocktower Square. Discover Van Gogh's Arles as well as a fascinating wealth of Roman monuments.

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