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Viv & Jill cruised the Rhone & Saone Rivers aboard Uniworld’s luxury river cruise ship, River Royale, during a 2009 visit to France.
Ship Atmosphere ~ an introduction to river cruising:
Uniworld’s River Royale exudes “joie de vivre” as it cruises through Burgundy and Provence on the Saone and Rhone Rivers. Inaugurated in 2006, River Royale, at 361 ft. in length and 37.5 ft. in width, has a 132-passenger capacity creating a most-intimate setting for travelling in comfort and style.
There are 66 staterooms, each with an approximate size of 151 sq. ft., and one suite available with approximately 217 sq. ft. On the Azure Deck of this three-tiered beauty, the cabins are completed with a French balcony. The sun deck affords not only an ideal place to lounge and take in the vistas of the scenic countryside, but also has an over-sized chess board, as well as, a shuffleboard court.
River Royale, much like a boutique hotel except that it floats through French history, presents world-class dining in the stylishly-appointed restaurant. And like any fine boutique hotel, River Royale’s full-service bar, opening into the panoramic main lounge, is the place to gather over cocktails or a game of cards. A quiet nook can be secured by cozying up in the library or by hunkering down over the keyboard of one the two computers provided for complimentary internet access. And if there is still shopping on the to-do list after touring villages and markets, the well-stocked boutique gift shop on River Royale will certainly fill-the-bill with regional goods and souvenirs.
Gastronomes and wine connoisseurs will be equally pleased with the discoveries aboard River Royale. Fantastic food and wine are delivered daily by seasoned professionals with fresh faces and ready answers to any and all questions. Adventures abound at each and every town and village visited… all steeped in history, art and architecture. From vineyards to medieval cities to market places, excursions from River Royale delight the senses and pique the curiosity. You’ll want to come back for more!
If You Go:
Contact Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
17323 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91316
Toll Free Tel: 800-733-7820
Toll Free Tel: 800-555-8333
Website: Click here.