A brand new immersive cruise experience has just been unveiled that sees passengers sailing through Bordeaux sampling delicious delicacies in style.
Launched by Uniworld, the S.S. Bon Voyage has been designed specifically to immerse guests in the gastronomic and cultural journey through France’s famous food and wine region. Three itineraries are available along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers, with eight-, 15- and 22-day trips available. Guests can also take part in an on-board wellness programme, as well as offshore excursions that include a walking tour and wine tasting at Saint-Émilion (a key wine town in Bordeaux), exploring Libourne’s local farmer’s market to choose the freshest vegetables, fruits and cheeses, an artisanal wine tasting at Château de Cazeneuve, and a bike ride tour through Médoc vineyards.
“Guests can expect five-star service on board, and will be accompanied by an expert host during shore excursions that will introduce them to local markets, people and cuisines,” a representative of Uniworld told Lonely Planet Travel News.
The ship has been relaunched with a new design following an eight-month renovation in The Netherlands, and now includes four new suites and four dining and drinking venues. The interior includes antiques and original art, referencing the ship’s French heritage throughout. Guest rooms and suites have also been redesigned to include marble bathrooms.
The upper deck has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, an infinity pool and Le Café du Soleil, which offers local fare and open-air cooking classes. La Brasserie serves a traditional French bistro menu, Le Grand Fromage offers food reflective of the local cuisine, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients. La Cave du Vin is an intimate space where connoisseurs can gather for expert food and wine-pairing dinners upon request.
More information on the S.S Bon Voyage is available at the official Uniworld website.
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