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Treasures of Burgundy

An eight day river voyage along the Saone aboard the Amadeus Provence

  • 11 April 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Abbey Church of Cluny

Leave the crowded roads behind and relax on board our elegant river vessel as she cruises through Burgundy on an eight day journey along the River Saone. Travelling by river offers a marvellous opportunity to slowly absorb the villages, towns and passing countryside; the subtle changes of landscape, lifestyles and architecture can be appreciated fully, and nowhere is this more relevant than along the scenic French waterways.

Starting in France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon, this leisurely trip will concentrate on Burgundy and all its wonders. We will visit bucolic villages with well-preserved churches and monuments, discover the heritage of the Dukes of Burgundy, and explore historic castles and Medieval fortresses as well as the wine capital, Beaune, with its Hotel Dieu. Our programme combines excursions ashore as well as time at leisure, so you can truly relax and experience all that Burgundy has to offer.

Come with us and enjoy this enchanting region of France well known for the good things in life: delicious food, fine wine, idyllic scenery and historic towns and villages that all make for an appealing and rewarding journey.

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Amadeus Provence

Amadeus Provence

Full of elegance and charm, the vessel offers plenty of space to unwind and watch the world go by. Spread over four decks, the ship’s public spaces include the stylish restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The Panorama Bar and Lounge is an excellent area for relaxation and socialising with your fellow travellers. The vessel also features a gift shop, massage room, hair salon, fitness room and a lift services the Haydn, Strauss and Mozart Decks. There is a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor plunge pool.

Launched in April 2017, the vessel has been designed for luxury and comfort. The ship is bright, airy and comfortable and the atmosphere on board informal, yet with close attention to detail. The friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Lyon, France.

Fly by scheduled flight to Lyon or travel by train from London St Pancras. Upon arrival transfer to the MS Amadeus Provence and embark. Meet your fellow travellers this evening during Welcome Drinks and Dinner as we sail upstream along the River Saone.

Day 2 - Macon & Cluny.

Today we visit Cluny Abbey, once the most powerful Benedictine Abbey of the West. Built in the Romanesque style, it was founded by William I, Duke of Aquitaine in 910. The Abbey was renowned for its strict adherence to the Rule of St Benedict and is the place where the Benedictine Order was formed. Although most of the great Abbey of Cluny stands in ruins, the ruins still suggest the size and glory of the Abbey at its zenith, and imagining it as it once was is part of the attraction. Return to the ship for lunch and enjoy an afternoon sailing.

Day 3 - Beaune.

From Seurre we travel to the principal town of the Cote d’Or and here we visit the world-famous 15th century Hospices de Beaune, with its remarkably decorated roof, gallery, kitchen and a well-preserved idea of how the beds would have looked in the Grand Salle des Malades. Beaune is a blend of cobbled streets, Medieval half-timbered houses, flowered squares and gardens. After some free time to stroll through the alleys and old streets we return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Sail this evening during dinner.

Day 4 - Dijon.

Today’s excursion will take us to Burgundy’s capital and one of the most attractive French cities. Filled with elegant Medieval and Renaissance buildings, Dijon served as the capital of the Duchy of Burgundy from the 11th to 15th centuries. Visit the old town including the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne with its 18th century Neoclassical façade, and the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, a former Cistercian abbey and now the headquarters of Chevalier du Tastevin brotherhood. Return to our mooring at St. Jean de Losne for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 5 - Tournus.

Today we visit the charming town of Tournus. On a morning walking tour we will visit the Eglise St Philibert; this magnificent Romanesque church has an austere façade dating from the 10th century. Explore the rest of the town with its wealth of old buildings, alleyways, antique shops and cafes. Set sail during lunch and enjoy a lecture on board.

Day 6 - Lyon.

Today begins with a guided tour of the old part of the city, including the amazingly decorated 19th century hilltop Basilica of Notre Dame. Take a walk through the ‘Halles de Lyon’, a famous food market where renowned chefs are often spotted selecting their ingredients. The afternoon is free to wander past the shops and cafes on the banks of the Saone, or perhaps visit the marvellous fabric museum (Musee Historique des Tissus) or the equally fascinating Musee des Beaux-Arts housed in a 17th century Benedictine Abbey. Sail south during dinner to Vienne.

Day 7 - Vienne.

On our morning walking tour of the town of Vienne, we will learn about its Roman era with a visit to the Temple of Augustus & Livia and the Roman theatre located in the centre of town. Also visit the Romanesque- Gothic Cathedral St Maurice. Relax on board this afternoon, or enjoy some free time in this delightful spot before joining your fellow travellers for the Farewell Dinner this evening. Sail to Lyon and moor overnight.

Day 8 - Lyon to London.

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for the return scheduled flight to London, or travel by train to London St Pancras.

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £200 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
11 to 18 April 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
C Haydn Deck Twin Cabin £2195 £1995
B Strauss Deck Twin cabin £2395 £2195
A Mozart Deck Twin Cabin £2595 £2395
S Mozart Deck Suite £2795 £2595
C Haydn Deck Twin cabin for sole use £2795 £2595

Tour Reference Code: RCAP110419

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air or train travel • Seven nights aboard the MS Amadeus Provence on full board basis • House wine, draught beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board • Shore excursions as described with use of Quietvox headphones • Cruise Director • Tour Manager • Guest Speaker • Transfers • Gratuities • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

  • Deckplan

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Amadeus Provence

Full of elegance and charm, the vessel offers plenty of space to unwind and watch the world go by. Spread over four decks, the ship’s public spaces include the stylish restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The Panorama Bar and Lounge is an excellent area for relaxation and socialising with your fellow travellers. The vessel also features a gift shop, massage room, hair salon, fitness room and a lift services the Haydn, Strauss and Mozart Decks. There is a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor plunge pool.

Launched in April 2017, the vessel has been designed for luxury and comfort. The ship is bright, airy and comfortable and the atmosphere on board informal, yet with close attention to detail. The friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout.

 
  • Amadeus Provence
    Amadeus Provence
  • Amadeus Club
    Amadeus Club
  • Panorama Restaurant
    Panorama Restaurant
  • Infinity Pool
    Infinity Pool
  • Fitness Room
    Fitness Room
  • Category B Cabin
    Category B Cabin
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    The accommodation on board is arranged over three of the vessel’s four decks and all cabins are outside facing. Cabins all feature an en-suite bathroom and are fitted with individual climate control, flat screen television, direct dial telephone, safe, generous closet space and a choice of bed configuration. Cabins measure 17.5m2 and those on the Mozart and Strauss Deck feature floor to ceiling glass doors which have an automatic drop-down system that can be opened half way. Cabins on the Haydn Deck have smaller panoramic windows that cannot be opened. The eight suites measure 26.4m2 and feature a mini-bar and walk out exterior balcony.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Full of elegance and charm, the vessel offers plenty of space to unwind and watch the world go by. Spread over four decks, the ship’s public spaces include the stylish restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The Panorama Bar and Lounge is an excellent area for relaxation and socialising with your fellow travellers. The vessel also features a gift shop, massage room, hair salon, fitness room and a lift services the Haydn, Strauss and Mozart Decks. There is a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the restaurant which seats all passengers in one sitting in an open seating arrangement. Experienced chefs will serve fresh, local ingredients, focusing on both international and local specialties. Mornings feature a full buffet breakfast, including a good choice of continental and hot and cold options. Lunches are a selection of buffet and served items and dinners are a waiter service affair which will include a choice of fresh fish and meats. Vegetarian dishes are of course available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Complimentary wine, draught beers and soft drinks are included at lunch and dinner.

  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    The ship is bright, airy and comfortable and the friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout. You will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English speaking environment and the atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal with a comfortable and casual dress code. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will provide you with information on the next day’s activities and expert English speaking guides will accompany you on the included excursions. In addition you will be accompanied by a Guest Speaker who will provide entertaining and informative talks.

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you have chosen the Amadeus Provence for your upcoming French river voyage.

    Launched in April 2017, the Amadeus Provence accommodates a maximum of 140 passengers and offers modern and spacious public areas and comfortable, well appointed cabins. Full of elegance and charm, the vessel features four decks including a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor plunge pool.

    The atmosphere on board is informal, with attentive service and close attention to detail, and the friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air conditioning. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and our Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest. You will be able to hear these announcements on the ship’s Sun Deck, your cabin and public areas.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout your journey should be settled at the end of your journey. Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your cruise cost.

    BICYCLES

    There are bicycles on board for guest use.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    Mozart Suites measure 26.4m2 and include a walk out exterior balcony. Standard cabins measure 17.5m2 and those on the Mozart and Strauss Decks include floor to ceiling glass windows with an automatic drop-down system that can be opened half way. Cabins on the Haydn Deck have smaller panoramic windows that cannot be opened.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    Cabin inclusions are as follows:- toiletries, bathrobes are provided in the Suites, towels, hairdryer, flat screen TV (satellite-linked ‘infotainment’ system), walk-in wardrobe, safe, telephone, individually controlled climate control system.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club cards. The ship also accepts cash payments. An itemised bill in Euros will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress is required only for Welcome and Captain’s dinner (black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220v, 50 Hertz, with 2-pin power outlets. We recommend you take an adaptor with you.

    ELEVATOR

    An elevator is available for use on board and operates on all floors other than the ship’s Sun Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. During the night, the access doors to the corridors are closed. You can open these doors with a code. Please ask reception for this code.

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. Please note there is no Doctor on board the vessel.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID & MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception. Should you have medications that require cooling, please ask at the ship’s reception to store in one of the ship’s fridges.

    FITNESS ROOM

    A fitness room is available for you to use on board the vessel.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve a special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items is available by reception.

    HAIRDRESSER

    A hair salon is provided on board. Please make an appointment with the ship’s reception should you wish to use this facility.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided on board at an additional cost. Ironing of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available on board.

    LIBRARY AND GAMES

    A small selection of books and games are available for your use. Please return all books to the library before the end of the cruise.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MASSAGE

    A massage parlour is available for passenger use on board. Please contact reception for current prices and to arrange an appointment.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served on board. Breakfast and afternoon tea are buffet-style, lunch is both served and buffet style and dinner is a served, four course affair.

    Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOSQUITOS

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    An online newspaper will be available every day. Several samples are available in the Panorama Bar.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle. 

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop may sell postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details will be provided to you following your embarkation.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions and a safety video are available to you in your cabin.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. Facilities include a plunge pool/chairs/seating. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a small plunge pool on the Sun Deck.

    TELEPHONE

    To make an internal call please dial the corresponding cabin number. To make an external call, please contact the reception desk.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this is sometimes possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water can be purchased at an additional cost on board. Water in your cabin is drinkable, however as this is stored in tanks, we recommend you purchase water from the ship’s bar.

    Wi-Fi

    Wireless internet connection is available for all guests throughout the duration of the journey. Please note that wifi reception may not always be available at all times.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    The accommodation on board is arranged over three of the vessel’s four decks and all cabins are outside facing. Cabins all feature an en-suite bathroom and are fitted with individual climate control, flat screen television, direct dial telephone, safe, generous closet space and a choice of bed configuration. Cabins measure 17.5m2 and those on the Mozart and Strauss Deck feature floor to ceiling glass doors which have an automatic drop-down system that can be opened half way. Cabins on the Haydn Deck have smaller panoramic windows that cannot be opened. The eight suites measure 26.4m2 and feature a mini-bar and walk out exterior balcony.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Full of elegance and charm, the vessel offers plenty of space to unwind and watch the world go by. Spread over four decks, the ship’s public spaces include the stylish restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The Panorama Bar and Lounge is an excellent area for relaxation and socialising with your fellow travellers. The vessel also features a gift shop, massage room, hair salon, fitness room and a lift services the Haydn, Strauss and Mozart Decks. There is a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the restaurant which seats all passengers in one sitting in an open seating arrangement. Experienced chefs will serve fresh, local ingredients, focusing on both international and local specialties. Mornings feature a full buffet breakfast, including a good choice of continental and hot and cold options. Lunches are a selection of buffet and served items and dinners are a waiter service affair which will include a choice of fresh fish and meats. Vegetarian dishes are of course available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Complimentary wine, draught beers and soft drinks are included at lunch and dinner.

  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    The ship is bright, airy and comfortable and the friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout. You will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English speaking environment and the atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal with a comfortable and casual dress code. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will provide you with information on the next day’s activities and expert English speaking guides will accompany you on the included excursions. In addition you will be accompanied by a Guest Speaker who will provide entertaining and informative talks.

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you have chosen the Amadeus Provence for your upcoming French river voyage.

    Launched in April 2017, the Amadeus Provence accommodates a maximum of 140 passengers and offers modern and spacious public areas and comfortable, well appointed cabins. Full of elegance and charm, the vessel features four decks including a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor plunge pool.

    The atmosphere on board is informal, with attentive service and close attention to detail, and the friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air conditioning. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and our Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest. You will be able to hear these announcements on the ship’s Sun Deck, your cabin and public areas.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout your journey should be settled at the end of your journey. Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your cruise cost.

    BICYCLES

    There are bicycles on board for guest use.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    Mozart Suites measure 26.4m2 and include a walk out exterior balcony. Standard cabins measure 17.5m2 and those on the Mozart and Strauss Decks include floor to ceiling glass windows with an automatic drop-down system that can be opened half way. Cabins on the Haydn Deck have smaller panoramic windows that cannot be opened.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    Cabin inclusions are as follows:- toiletries, bathrobes are provided in the Suites, towels, hairdryer, flat screen TV (satellite-linked ‘infotainment’ system), walk-in wardrobe, safe, telephone, individually controlled climate control system.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club cards. The ship also accepts cash payments. An itemised bill in Euros will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress is required only for Welcome and Captain’s dinner (black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220v, 50 Hertz, with 2-pin power outlets. We recommend you take an adaptor with you.

    ELEVATOR

    An elevator is available for use on board and operates on all floors other than the ship’s Sun Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. During the night, the access doors to the corridors are closed. You can open these doors with a code. Please ask reception for this code.

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. Please note there is no Doctor on board the vessel.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID & MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception. Should you have medications that require cooling, please ask at the ship’s reception to store in one of the ship’s fridges.

    FITNESS ROOM

    A fitness room is available for you to use on board the vessel.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve a special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items is available by reception.

    HAIRDRESSER

    A hair salon is provided on board. Please make an appointment with the ship’s reception should you wish to use this facility.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided on board at an additional cost. Ironing of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available on board.

    LIBRARY AND GAMES

    A small selection of books and games are available for your use. Please return all books to the library before the end of the cruise.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MASSAGE

    A massage parlour is available for passenger use on board. Please contact reception for current prices and to arrange an appointment.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served on board. Breakfast and afternoon tea are buffet-style, lunch is both served and buffet style and dinner is a served, four course affair.

    Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOSQUITOS

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    An online newspaper will be available every day. Several samples are available in the Panorama Bar.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle. 

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop may sell postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details will be provided to you following your embarkation.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions and a safety video are available to you in your cabin.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. Facilities include a plunge pool/chairs/seating. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    SWIMMING POOL

    There is a small plunge pool on the Sun Deck.

    TELEPHONE

    To make an internal call please dial the corresponding cabin number. To make an external call, please contact the reception desk.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this is sometimes possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water can be purchased at an additional cost on board. Water in your cabin is drinkable, however as this is stored in tanks, we recommend you purchase water from the ship’s bar.

    Wi-Fi

    Wireless internet connection is available for all guests throughout the duration of the journey. Please note that wifi reception may not always be available at all times.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Travelling with You

  • Dr Alan Borg

    Dr Alan Borg

    Alan began his career teaching history of art at Indiana and Princeton Universities. Returning to Britain in 1970, he became Assistant Keeper in the Royal Armouries in the Tower of London.  In 1982 he became Director General of the Imperial War Museum, where he was responsible for the complete refurbishment and reinterpretation of the Museum, the opening of the Cabinet War Rooms, the preservation of HMS Belfast and the development of Duxford Airfield as a major aviation museum.  Appointed Director of the V&A in 1996, he  undertook the redisplay of the entire sequence of British Galleries.  He retired in 2001 and is currently Vice President of the Foundling Museum, and Librarian of the Priory of England and the Islands, the Venerable Order of St John.  Awarded the CBE in 1991, he is also a Knight of the Order of St John. 

    His publications include books on Romanesque art, the history of Arms and Armour, War Memorials and A History of Vauxhall Gardens.

    Dr Alan Borg will be on the following tour dates: 11 to 18 April 2019

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Rivers & Vines of Southern France 2018

A cruise of wine discovery aboard the Amadeus Provence

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Amadeus Provence

Itinerary at a glance

  • Lyon, France
  • Beaujolais / Cluny Abbey
  • Beaune / Cote Chalonnaise
  • Lyon
  • Avignon / Pont du Gard / Uzes
  • Arles/ The Camargue
  • Chateauneuf du Pape / Grignan / Viviers
  • Ardeche Gorges
  • Tournon / Hermitage
  • Vienne
  • Lyon

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