SS Bon Voyage

SS Bon Voyage cruise ship
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Cruise line
Uniworld

Current cruise:
7 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
19 Aug, 2018 - 26 Aug, 2018

SS Bon Voyage Review and Specifications

Specifications of SS Bon Voyage

Year built2006  /  Age : 12
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderShipyard De Hoop (Lobith, Holland)
Owner(TravCorp) The Travel Corporation
OperatorUniworld River Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers124
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins65
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2019
Former namesRiver Royale

Review of SS Bon Voyage

Uniworld SS Bon Voyage cruise ship (formerly River Royale) cruises in France (on Dordogne and Garonne rivers) departing from Bordeaux. The UNIWORLD line also offers combined B2B (back-to-back) itineraries with departures from Paris France. They additionally include a Seine river cruise from Paris (roundtrip on the UNIWORLD ship River Baroness). Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company part of The Travel Corporation group.

River Royale had the same design features and amenities are the Uniworld ships Ambassador (1993), Baroness (1994), Countess (2003), Duchess (2003), Empress (2001), Princess (2001), Queen (1999). In July 2018, Uniworld announced that River Royale will be removed from service (October 28, 2018 through April 14, 2019) as the ship enters drydock for refit and refurbishment. Following the 2018-2019 refurb project, the boat was renamed "SS Bon Voyage" - company's 6th "Super Ship" and 2nd transformed (after SS Beatrice / River Beatrice in 2018). In 2019, UNIWORLD intends to transform into Super Ships also River Empress. River Royale was last refurbished in 2014.

River Royale cruise ship

The re-designed riverboat has 2 new dining venues - bow-located Bistro and Blue Fox Cafe.

  • The new Cafe offers direct access to a new swimming pool and serves lighter French food (including ham-and-cheese baguettes, pizzas, salads). In the evenings, this restaurant transforms into bar lounge. During the day here are also held French cooking classes.
  • At its bow, SS Bon Voyage has a new Bistro where cooks serve locally inspired shared plates, such as Beef Bourguignon, escargot, pates.
  • Ship's Dining Room Restaurant was upgraded with a new buffet and live cooking demonstration area.
  • Claret’s is a private dining and wine tasting room.

This boutique hotel-style riverboat offers large staterooms, fine dining and premium hotel amenities. The ship has panoramic bar lounge, large-sized Sun Deck with deckgames (shuffleboard and Giant Chess Board), wellness complex (sauna, fitness room, Jacuzzi, treatment room for massages). The has one elevator, boutique shop, 2 lounges, plenty of public space, full-service bar. On all tours and excursions, passengers receive complimentary Nordic walking sticks and bicycles.

In comparison to River Royale, SS Bon Voyage offers 4 new luxury suites, higher staff-passenger ratio (reduced passenger capacity from 128 to 124 and added more staff). All cruise cabin bathrooms were completely renovated (tiles, new furniture and LED lighting, marble vanity tops). Ship's spa and gym were renovated and upgraded with new equipment. The Sun Deck was also remodelled, adding an outdoor / heated swimming pool and an outdoor bar lounge with banquette seating.

River Royale river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Uniworld France cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Uniworld Dordogne and Garonne river cruise only or cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Uniworld offers air-inclusive cruise deals and pre/post cruise hotel packages as extensions (at additional cost).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

SS Bon Voyage wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 4
  • Total number of cabins: 65 (of which 1 Suite)
  • Restaurants: Le Bordelais Restaurant (Main dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Salon Gascogne with Aquitaine Bar, Claret Room, Blue Fox Café, Blues Cafe.
  • Sun Deck (chessboard, shuffleboard), Serenity Spa, Fitness Center, sauna, 24-hour specialty tea and coffee bar, elevator, free Internet and Wi-Fi access.
  • Uniworld's River Royale was remodeled in 2014. Of the same class are the Uniworld boats AmbassadorBaronessCountessDuchess,EmpressPrincess and Queen.
  • Uniworld Royale is one of the most expensive river ships ever built, and its remodeling has ensured the boat is a study in style. The Royale offers one of the most refined France river cruise travel experiences among the boats leaving from Bordeaux. This vessel has one of the highest ratio staff-to-pax in the Europe's river cruise industry.
  • All riverview suites and standard staterooms are with handcrafted UK-made Savoir beds and top-luxury bedding sets. All the Rhine Deck's cabins are with French balconies. Additional ship amenities include complimentary use of Nordic walking sticks and bicycles on all Uniworld France cruises' shore excursions.

SS Bon Voyage ship related cruise news

SS Bon Voyage Itineraries 2018

The below listed SS Bon Voyage cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Uniworld fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Bordeaux cruise port

29 July 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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29 Jul      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
30 Jul     Cadillac, France   
31 Jul     Garonne River, France   
31 Jul     Gironde Estuary, France   
31 Jul     Pauillac, France   
01 Aug     Blaye, France   
02 Aug     Libourne, France   
03 Aug     Libourne, France   
03 Aug - 04 Aug     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
04 Aug     Bordeaux, France   
05 Aug      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

05 August 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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05 Aug      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
06 Aug     Cadillac, France   
07 Aug     Garonne River, France   
07 Aug     Gironde Estuary, France   
07 Aug     Pauillac, France   
08 Aug     Blaye, France   
09 Aug     Libourne, France   
10 Aug     Libourne, France   
10 Aug - 11 Aug     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
11 Aug     Bordeaux, France   
12 Aug      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

12 August 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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12 Aug      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
13 Aug     Cadillac, France   
14 Aug     Garonne River, France   
14 Aug     Gironde Estuary, France   
14 Aug     Pauillac, France   
15 Aug     Blaye, France   
16 Aug     Libourne, France   
17 Aug     Libourne, France   
17 Aug - 18 Aug     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
18 Aug     Bordeaux, France   
19 Aug      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

19 August 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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19 Aug      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
20 Aug     Cadillac, France   
21 Aug     Garonne River, France   
21 Aug     Gironde Estuary, France   
21 Aug     Pauillac, France   
22 Aug     Blaye, France   
23 Aug     Libourne, France   
24 Aug     Libourne, France   
24 Aug - 25 Aug     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
25 Aug     Bordeaux, France   
26 Aug      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

26 August 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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26 Aug      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
27 Aug     Cadillac, France   
28 Aug     Garonne River, France   
28 Aug     Gironde Estuary, France   
28 Aug     Pauillac, France   
29 Aug     Blaye, France   
30 Aug     Libourne, France   
31 Aug     Libourne, France   
31 Aug - 01 Sep     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
01 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
02 Sep      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

02 September 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4798
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02 Sep      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
03 Sep     Cadillac, France   
04 Sep     Garonne River, France   
04 Sep     Gironde Estuary, France   
04 Sep     Pauillac, France   
05 Sep     Blaye, France   
06 Sep     Libourne, France   
07 Sep     Libourne, France   
07 Sep - 08 Sep     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
08 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
09 Sep      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

09 September 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4798
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09 Sep      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
10 Sep     Cadillac, France   
11 Sep     Garonne River, France   
11 Sep     Gironde Estuary, France   
11 Sep     Pauillac, France   
12 Sep     Blaye, France   
13 Sep     Libourne, France   
14 Sep     Libourne, France   
14 Sep - 15 Sep     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
15 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
16 Sep      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

16 September 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4798
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16 Sep      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
17 Sep     Cadillac, France   
18 Sep     Garonne River, France   
18 Sep     Gironde Estuary, France   
18 Sep     Pauillac, France   
19 Sep     Blaye, France   
20 Sep     Libourne, France   
21 Sep     Libourne, France   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
22 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
23 Sep      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

23 September 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4798
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23 Sep      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
24 Sep     Cadillac, France   
25 Sep     Garonne River, France   
25 Sep     Gironde Estuary, France   
25 Sep     Pauillac, France   
26 Sep     Blaye, France   
27 Sep     Libourne, France   
28 Sep     Libourne, France   
28 Sep - 29 Sep     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
29 Sep     Bordeaux, France   
30 Sep      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

30 September 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4798
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30 Sep      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
01 Oct     Cadillac, France   
02 Oct     Garonne River, France   
02 Oct     Gironde Estuary, France   
02 Oct     Pauillac, France   
03 Oct     Blaye, France   
04 Oct     Libourne, France   
05 Oct     Libourne, France   
05 Oct - 06 Oct     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
06 Oct     Bordeaux, France   
07 Oct      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

07 October 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4798
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07 Oct      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
08 Oct     Cadillac, France   
09 Oct     Garonne River, France   
09 Oct     Gironde Estuary, France   
09 Oct     Pauillac, France   
10 Oct     Blaye, France   
11 Oct     Libourne, France   
12 Oct     Libourne, France   
12 Oct - 13 Oct     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
13 Oct     Bordeaux, France   
14 Oct      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

14 October 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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14 Oct      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
15 Oct     Cadillac, France   
16 Oct     Garonne River, France   
16 Oct     Gironde Estuary, France   
16 Oct     Pauillac, France   
17 Oct     Blaye, France   
18 Oct     Libourne, France   
19 Oct     Libourne, France   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
20 Oct     Bordeaux, France   
21 Oct      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

21 October 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $4498
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21 Oct      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
22 Oct     Cadillac, France   
23 Oct     Garonne River, France   
23 Oct     Gironde Estuary, France   
23 Oct     Pauillac, France   
24 Oct     Blaye, France   
25 Oct     Libourne, France   
26 Oct     Libourne, France   
26 Oct - 27 Oct     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
27 Oct     Bordeaux, France   
28 Oct      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

28 October 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $3898
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28 Oct      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
29 Oct     Cadillac, France   
30 Oct     Garonne River, France   
30 Oct     Gironde Estuary, France   
30 Oct     Pauillac, France   
31 Oct     Blaye, France   
01 Nov     Libourne, France   
02 Nov     Libourne, France   
02 Nov - 03 Nov     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
03 Nov     Bordeaux, France   
04 Nov      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

04 November 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $3448
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04 Nov      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
05 Nov     Cadillac, France   
06 Nov     Garonne River, France   
06 Nov     Gironde Estuary, France   
06 Nov     Pauillac, France   
07 Nov     Blaye, France   
08 Nov     Libourne, France   
09 Nov     Libourne, France   
09 Nov - 10 Nov     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
10 Nov     Bordeaux, France   
11 Nov      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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Bordeaux cruise port

11 November 20187 days, round-trip Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux
Prices starting
from $3448
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11 Nov      Departing from Bordeaux, France   
12 Nov     Cadillac, France   
13 Nov     Garonne River, France   
13 Nov     Gironde Estuary, France   
13 Nov     Pauillac, France   
14 Nov     Blaye, France   
15 Nov     Libourne, France   
16 Nov     Libourne, France   
16 Nov - 17 Nov     Bordeaux, France(Overnight)   
17 Nov     Bordeaux, France   
18 Nov      Arriving in Bordeaux, France   

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