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Rivers & Vines of Southern France

A cruise of wine discovery aboard the Amadeus Provence

  • 29 August 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Palais des Papes and Pont Saint Benezet, Avignon

A relaxing river cruise awaits at a delightful time of year in Southern France as the Amadeus Provence takes us on a journey through beautiful rolling countryside, savouring fine wine and delicious cuisine along the way. Enjoy wine tastings in some of the region’s most popular winegrowing areas including Beaujolais where we visit the magnificent cellars of Chateau de Montmelas and in Cote Chalonnaise we will taste some wines at Chateau de Chamirey, one of the finest producers of Mercurey. We will also visit the famous Cave de Tain whose growers dominate the Hermitage appellation. Our onboard wine expert will be on hand to help us fully appreciate the flavours and history of France’s glorious wines.

There is of course plenty more to enjoy than just wine including the 15th century Hospices de Beaune and the wonderfully preserved walled town of Viviers first established by the Romans. We will see further evidence of the region’s Roman past in Arles and spend time in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Our days will be full of interest and enchanting scenery all made easily accessible by our wonderfully comfortable floating hotel.

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Amadeus Provence

Amadeus Provence

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

  • Viviers and the Rhone Valley
  • Chateau de la Chaize, Brouilly

Day 1 - London to Lyon, France.

Fly by scheduled flight to Lyon. Upon arrival transfer to the Amadeus Provence and embark. Meet your fellow travellers this evening during Welcome Drinks and Dinner on board. Set sail this evening to Macon.

Day 2 - Beaujolais.

Today we will drive into the charming, rolling countryside of Beaujolais and visit the family owned Chateau de Montmelas. The historic Chateau is located in the heart of the Beaujolais-Villages appellation, overlooking 54 hectares of vineyards, and wine has been produced here since 1566 for the personal consumption of the Marquis and his family. There will be a chance to wander around before tasting some wines. Arrive back to the ship for lunch and enjoy an afternoon sailing north to Chalon-sur-Saone.

Day 3 - Beaune & Cote Chalonnaise.

This morning we will 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 lunch on board we continue to Cote Chalonnaise where some of today’s best value wine in Burgundy can be found. We will taste some wines at Chateau de Chamirey, probably the finest Mercurey producer. Sail this evening to Lyon.

Day 4 - Lyon.

This morning will be spent exploring the gastronomic capital of France. During our guided tour we will travel up Fourviere Hill where we will see Vieux Lyon stretching along the right bank of the Saone, with its districts of St. Jean, St. Paul and St. Georges. St. Jean, with its beautiful houses of the Gothic, Renaissance and late 16th century period, is a splendid example of the glorious era which saw the city become one of the most important centres of trade and banking. Also included in our travels is Les Halles de Lyon, a fabulous gastronomic market. Return to the ship for lunch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Wander past the shops and cafes on the banks of the Saone or perhaps visit one of the city’s fascinating museums. Sail south this evening during dinner.

Day 5 - Tournon and Hermitage.

This morning we will be moored opposite the imposing hill of Hermitage covered with Syrah vines making some of the finest and most expensive red wines in the entire Rhone Valley. We will visit the famous Cave de Tain whose growers dominate the Hermitage appellation. In addition to Hermitage itself, we will also taste fine Crozes Hermitage and St. Joseph.

Day 6 - Viviers.

Spend the morning in the southern Ardeche town of Viviers, a wonderfully preserved walled town first established by the Romans. Visit the Bishop’s Palace, cathedral and La Maison des Chevaliers as well as enjoying the sweeping views over the Rhone valley at the top of the town. Spend the afternoon sailing and enjoy some wine tasting on board.

Day 7 - Chateauneuf du Pape & Grignan.

The rich ruby red wine of Chateauneuf du Pape is one of France’s most renowned, but the white, too, is exquisite. Today we will enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to Grignan. A charming hillside village, Grignan was made famous by Madame de Sevigne in her letters. Here we will visit a truffle farm where we will have the chance to taste some of these local delicacies. Continue to Chateau de Grignan which, originally built in the 11th century, was transformed into a luxurious residence during the Renaissance.

Day 8 - Avignon.

Enclosed by Medieval walls, Avignon, the great City of the Popes boasts a number of splendid museums, churches and palaces. Our guided walking tour will include the Palais des Papes, one of the wonders of Provence and the largest and most important Medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, built in the 14th century as a fortified palace for the pontifical court. We also visit the cathedral and famous Pont Benezet, a bridge that spans the Rhone between Villeneuve les Avignon and Avignon. After lunch on board enjoy an afternoon at leisure in this charming location.

Day 9 - Arles.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arles sits on a low hill where the Rhone river branches in two parts to the sea. The town dates back to the 7th century BC, and was a major Gallo- Roman city. The major Roman sites are unique in that they are integrated into the houses and buildings of the town. On this morning’s guided walking tour we will see the huge amphitheatre and the former Cathedral of St Trophime, a Romanesque Basilica constructed in the 12th century. Return to the ship for lunch and sail upstream to Avignon. This evening join your fellow travellers for Farewell Drinks and Dinner.

Day 10 - Avignon to London.

Disembark this morning and transfer to Marseille or Nice airport for your return scheduled flight to London.

  • Lyon
  • Amadeus Provence
  • Town view of Chateauneuf du Pape

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £200 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
29 August 2019 to 7 September 2019
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
C Haydn Deck Twin Cabin £2695 £2495
B Strauss Deck Twin cabin £2795 £2595
A Mozart Deck Twin Cabin £2995 £2795
S Mozart Deck Suite £3195 £2995
C Haydn Deck Twin cabin for sole use £3195 £2995

Tour Reference Code: RCAP290819

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

Not Included: Travel insurance.

NB. The inbound transfer from Avignon to Marseille airport is 1 hour and 15 minutes and from Aix-en-Provence to Nice airport is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Deckplan

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Amadeus Provence

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

  • Simon Field

    Simon Field

    Simon Field, a former Chartered Accountant, is a Master of Wine who most recently bought French and Spanish Wines for the London Wine Merchant Berry Bros and Rudd. It was here - over a period of two decades - that he cultivated his love of the great wines from the Rhône Valley and the Midi. He is a member of the prestigious Gran Orden de Cabelleros for his services to Spanish wine in the UK, and a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including Decanter, Drinks Business and the World of Fine Wine, for whom he also tastes and reviews Champagne. To complete his repertoire, Simon is an expert on fortified wines, with a particular affinity to the great wines of port and sherry. His love of travel is well suited to his peripatetic job and often, when he visits vineyards such as those of the Rhine or around Verona, he is able to indulge his other great love which is opera. 

    Simon Field will be on the following tour dates: 29 August 2019 to 7 September 2019

Tour Extensions

    • 7th to 10th September 2019

      After disembarking the Amadeus Provence in Avignon, we are offering the opportunity to join our three night post-cruise extension in Aix-en-Provence.

      Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence

      Day 1 St Remy-de-Provence & Le Jardin de l’Albertas. Disembark this morning and enjoy a tour of St Remy de Provence. Nestled in the hills of Les Alpilles, the town centre is full of narrow Medieval alleyways, fountains and squares. We will visit Saint Paul de Mausole where Vincent Van Gogh was interned for a year. It was here where he painted 150 canvasses, including “Olive Grove” and “Starry Night”. After lunch in a local restaurant we will visit Le Jardin de l’Albertas. Later transfer to our hotel in Aix-en-Provence. The evening is free to dine independently.

      Day 2 Aix-en-Provence & Sainte Victoire Mountain. During a guided walking tour this morning we will discover Aix-en-Provence with its leafy boulevards and public squares lined with 17th and 18th century mansions. Fountains hold an important place in the architecture here and the city is also known as the ‘city of a thousand fountains’, a name which it more than lives up to with its many beautiful and intricate marble sculpted fountains than can be found in nearly every square. After a visit to the Granet art museum and some free time for lunch, we will drive to Sainte Victoire Mountain, the subject of many of Paul Cezanne’s paintings.

      Day 3 Cassis. We depart this morning for Cassis where we will enjoy a boat trip through the Calanques National Park. Here, long narrow deep fjord like inlets have cut into the limestone cliffs. Return to Aix-en- Provence for an afternoon and evening at leisure.

      Day 4 Aix-en-Provence to London. Transfer to Marseille or Nice for our scheduled flight to London.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £695
      Single £975

      Price includes: Three nights accommodation in Aix-en-Provence on bed and breakfast basis, transfer from ship to hotel and hotel to airport, tours as described, Tour Manager, lunch on day 1, gratuities.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, lunch on days 2 and 3, dinners.

      NB. The transfer from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille airport is 30 minutes and from Aixen- Provence to Nice airport is 2 hours. Please also note that train travel is not available for those taking the post-cruise extension.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Avignon, France
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  • Avignon / Uzes
  • Orange / Viviers
  • Ardeche Gorges
  • St Remy de Provence / Les Baux de Provence
  • Nimes / Arles

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