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A Week in Provence

Discover the cultural & natural splendours of the Rhone aboard the Amadeus Provence

  • 7 September 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Ardeche Gorges

Fly south for late summer in Provence, one of the loveliest corners of France. The light is magical, the colours vibrant and the landscape as beautiful and mesmerising as it appeared to the great impressionist artists. Few places in France stir the emotions as much as Provence and our programme combines excursions ashore as well as time at leisure, so you can truly relax and experience all that this wonderful region has to offer.

On our week long river journey there will be the opportunity to visit the exquisite town of Avignon, the historic city of Nimes and discover some of the impressive Roman sites in Arles and Orange. But, no trip to Provence would be complete without some time spent in the surrounding countryside and we will visit Aigues Mortes and take in the wild and beautiful landscape of the Camargue. In considerable comfort and style we will explore the River Rhone and take excursions to nearby towns and sights and sail through an ever-changing countryside dotted with cypress, umbrella pine and vines.

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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
  • Pont du Gard

Day 1 - London to Avignon, France.

Fly by scheduled flight to Marseille. Upon arrival transfer to the MS Amadeus Provence in Avignon and embark. Meet your fellow travellers this evening during Welcome Drinks and Dinner on board. Sail tonight to Arles.

Day 2 - Aigues Mortes.

Today we will enjoy a morning excursion to explore the charming village of Aigues Mortes. Encircled by walls, it was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX to give the French crown a Mediterranean port under its direct control. Take a scenic drive back through the Camargue to the ship — the region is best known for its incredibly varied wildlife and white horses. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on board sailing upstream.

Day 3 - Avignon, Pont du Gard & Uzes.

Our walking tour this morning will concentrate on the Palais des Papes, the huge Gothic Palace of the Popes which was built in the 14th century as a fortified palace for the pontifical court. Sail during lunch and this afternoon drive to the nearby Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct built in the first century as part of a system to bring water to Uzes and Nimes. Later, continue to historic Uzes, a gem of a town with a captivating history and some imposing and very beautiful buildings including the castle of the Ducs d’Uzes.

Day 4 - Orange & Viviers.

This morning we have a half day tour to visit Orange, site of the greatest of all Roman theatres to survive in the West. The magnificent, semicircular Theatre Antique, situated in the centre of town, was built just before the birth of Christ. Accommodating 7000 spectators, its acoustics are superb. This is also the only Roman theatre still possessing its original Imperial statue of Caesar Augustus, which, at 12 feet in height, is one of the tallest in existence. Sail this evening for Viviers. Perhaps enjoy an evening stroll in this charming village.

Day 5 - Ardeche Gorges.

From our mooring at Viviers, we will visit the Ardeche Gorges with its magnificent scenery, most notably the spectacular limestone cliffs and the Pont d’Arc, the largest natural arch in Europe. Return to the ship for lunch. Enjoy a lecture on board as we sail to Avignon.

Day 6 - St Remy de Provence & Les Baux de Provence.

This morning enjoy a half day tour to St Remy de Provence, proud possessor of one of the truly great funerary memorials of the Roman world, the cenotaph erected in honour of the grandsons of Augustus, Gaius and Lucius – also the Romanesque cloister of St-Paul-de-Mausole at Egalieres. Return to the ship for lunch before enjoying an afternoon excursion to Les Baux de Provence. Located on a rocky plateau in the hilly Alpilles, the town provides a breathtaking panoramic view over Arles and the Camargue. It has been patiently restored and now boasts a historical and architectural heritage consisting of 22 listed buildings.

Day 7 - Nimes & Arles.

This morning there will be a tour to the city of Nimes, one of the finest examples of prosperous Gallo-Roman settlements in southern France. Originally named Nemausus (for the local god of spring), the city served as a regional Celtic capital. Though succumbing to Roman control in 121 BC, the city’s continued importance was assured by its location on the Via Domitia, the main Roman road between northern Italy and Spain. The best-known monument of Nimes is the Maison Carree, a remarkably well-preserved oblong Roman temple built during the 1st century AD, featuring exquisite carvings along the cornice and on the Corinthian capitals. Today, the building is a museum and contains an imposing statue of Apollo. Return to the ship, which will have sailed to Arles to meet us, for lunch on board. Our final afternoon will be spent exploring Arles. See the huge amphitheatre and the former Cathedral of St Trophime, a Romanesque Basilica constructed in the 12th century. Join your fellow travellers for the Farewell Dinner this evening as we moor overnight.

Day 8 - Arles to London.

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

  • Arles
  • Les Baux de Provence
  • The fortified town of Aigues Mortes

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
7 to 14 September 2019
Category Price
C Haydn Deck Twin Cabin £2295
B Strauss Deck Twin cabin £2395
A Mozart Deck Twin Cabin £2495
S Mozart Deck Suite £2695
C Haydn Deck Twin cabin for sole use £2895

Tour Reference Code: RCAPV070919

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air 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 • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

NB. The outbound transfer time from Marseille airport to Avignon is 1 hour 15 minutes and from Nice airport to Avignon is 2 hours and 45 minutes. The inbound transfer from Arles to Marseille airport is 1 hour and from Arles to Nice airport is 2 hours 30 minutes.

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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 Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor plunge 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 On Board

    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 Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture and an outdoor plunge 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 On Board

    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

  • Nicholas Merchant

    Nicholas Merchant’s career has mirrored his abiding interest in antiques. He has worked for some of the major auction houses in London as well as running his own book business devoted to the decorative and fine arts. While his particular interest is English 18th century furniture and Country Houses, he has broad interests and likes to discuss many objects, not just for themselves but in their historical context.

    Nicholas is much in demand as a lecturer which has taken him recently to the United States, South Africa, Europe and all over the United Kingdom, including the V&A in London. Since joining NADFAS he has given over 500 lectures all around the world. Nicholas is the West Yorkshire representative of the ArtFund. He is the proprietor of Aspect Events, a company which arranges cultural breaks and short trips for collectors and art lovers. 

    Nicholas Merchant will be on the following tour dates: 7 to 14 September 2019

Tour Extensions

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

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      The Itinerary

      Day 1 Marseille.

      Disembark this morning and drive to Marseille where we will visit the Mucem Museum. This unique museum, dedicated to European and Mediterranean civilisations, opened in June 2013 and houses more than 350,000 objects, as well as a large assortment of documents and works of art. This afternoon we will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and later we will transfer to our hotel in Aix-en- Provence. The evening is free to dine independently.

      Day 2 Aix-en-Provence & Sainte Victoire Mountain.

      On 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
      14 to 17 September 2019
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £695
      Single £975

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

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

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

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