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The Flavours of Burgundy and Provence with International Wine Experts

The perfect choice for wine-lovers...

We are delighted to be welcoming some esteemed names from the world of wine on-board, joining us as we sail through the renowned wine-producing region of Provence from Nice to Lyon on-board the luxurious Emerald Liberte July 27, 2019. Witness the stunning vineyard-laden vistas, with plenty of opportunity to sample the local wines, while enjoying the company of our special guests, all of whom will bring favourite wines from their mothering countries.

You’ll be joined by Canadian celebrated Sommelier instructor - DJ Kearney, British Master of Wine Tim Atkin, American wine expert and talk show host, Robin Stark, and Australian Master of Wine, Andrea Pritzker.

This exclusive river cruise is the perfect choice for wine-lovers looking to learn more about wine, as we open the doors of world-renowned wine estates like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Château de Meursault for private tastings. Enjoy Q&A sessions and masterclasses with the experts as you sail from Arles to Lyon, as well as excursions in their company through the breath-taking vineyards of Tournon and informal chats over a glass in the on-board lounge.

Book today to receive reduced airfare with additional savings! Prices now from $3,795 per person - hurry, availability is limited. 

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Meet your experts

Enjoy some fascinating insight from some of world's foremost wine experts.

Tim Atkin

One of Britain’s leading wine writers and a certified Master of Wine (MW), Tim Atkin was recently named the fifth most influential wine expert in the world. Thirty-three years’ experience and with many awards to his name, he now makes up one third of the ‘Three Wine Men’, hosting engaging wine events around the UK. 

Andrea Pritzker

Wine consultant, writer and highly regarded speaker, Andrea Pritzker MW has had a varied career within the wine trade. Born and raised in Toronto, Andrea obtained her diploma in Wine Commerce in Bordeaux, before moving to Sydney in 2003 and founding her very own wine education and events business, Wine inTuition. 

DJ Kearney

Vancouver based, celebrated Sommelier instructor, DJ Kearney has trained hundreds of professional Sommeliers for the Sommelier Guild throughout North America. With her diverse background in geology, classical chef training and discovery of the world’s wine regions, she has an extensive understanding of terroir, the sharpening of palates and the chemistry of food and wine in perfect harmony.

Robin Stark

Starkland Cellar Services provides wine cellar management consultations to restaurants and collectors countrywide, while Starkland Tours organises group wine-tasting bicycle tours in Tuscany, Provence and Burgundy. Robin’s past experience of public speaking means she’s well-equipped to hold her insightful wine-tastings in Southern California, and is praised for her energetic style.

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Enjoy our fantastic inclusions

  • 7 nights in boutique hotel-like spacious cabins with our open air balcony system in all suites
  • Innovative on-board features like a heated pool with retractable roof and cinema
  • All on-board meals and a collection of highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant
  • Provencal dinner hosted by local chef Fabien Morreale
  • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Extra special included excursions courtesy of EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE
  • Enjoy each port with an included shore excursion or walking tour
  • 5 star service from a English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides at each destination
  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for daily use
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Transfers to and from the airport to your Star-Ship
  • Port charges, taxes, and gratuities included
  • Plus so much more

Special Itinerary Highlights

Dining Highlights

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drink to accompany lunch and dinner onboard
  • Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

You're Invited to Join Our Hosted Wine & 'Uncorked' Events

  • Chateau visit and Cheese and olive wine pairing on-board with Canadian celebrated Sommelier instructor DJ Kearney
  • Provençal dinner hosted by Chef Fabien Morreale complete with wine pairing
  • Wine masterclass, Q&A sessions and tastings hosted by international wine experts
  • Visit and wine tasting at the Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine cellars with Master of Wine Tim Atkin
  • Guided walking tour of local vineyards with US wine expert Robin Stark
  • Dessert wine pairing with Australian wine expert Andrea Pritzker


Discover the Emerald Liberté

Specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône as part of our Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Star-Ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017.

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Terms and Conditions: Valid for New 2019 bookings made October 23, 2018 through February 28, 2019 or until sold out. Offer applies to 2019 France Special Wine themed Cruise with international Wine experts on EFRW July 27, 2019 only. Offer applies to all cabin categories. Save $500 off per person plus Fly for $699 roundtrip per person  or Receive $500 CAD air credit in lieu of flights. Includes taxes up to $680 with a max flight cap of $1,250 per person. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required within 48hrs of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due prior to air ticketing. Emerald reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines.  Fly from 12 major Canadian gateways: YHZ Halifax, YYZ Toronto, YOW Ottawa, YUL Montreal, YWG Winnipeg, YQR Regina, YXE Saskatoon, YEG Edmonton, YYC Calgary, YVR Vancouver, YYJ Victoria, YLW Kelowna. All other gateways receive air credit savings. Prices listed are in CAD, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Discount of $500 per person is included in above listed price and subject to change based on availability. For full booking terms and conditions, Visit here. Emerald Waterways, Suite 1025, 401 Georgia Street, Vancouver BC, V5B 5A1. © EMERALD WATERWAYS | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | BC CONSUMER PROTECTION #40178


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