Luxury travel operator APT congratulated US partner AmaWaterways as it yesterday celebrated the debut of its first-ever ‘Taste of Bordeaux’ sailing aboard the MS AmaDolce.
APT’s Australian, New Zealand and British guests will also shortly set sail aboard its own first cruise in the region aboard the same vessel.
The AmaDolce offers an array of signature design features and amenities, including French balconies, spacious marble-appointed bathrooms, a fitness room with sauna, walking track, hair and nail services, and nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge. Suites are equipped with Entertainment on Demand systems, offering travellers complimentary internet access, the latest movies, music libraries and more.
Debra Fox, APT Executive General Manager Global Sales and Marketing said, “We are thrilled for our partner AmaWaterways as they embark on their inaugural sailing to the region.
“Bordeaux has been increasing in popularity as a destination amongst our own guests and we are delighted to be able to offer our all inclusive tailored APT itineraries aboard the beautiful AmaDolce in this region. It’s the perfect compliment to our extensive portfolio of luxury journeys and river cruises across France,” she added.
APT’s new Bordeaux river cruises start operating on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers from 22 April 2016.
One of five new itineraries available in the Bordeaux region in 2016, APT’s 18-Day Wonders of Bordeaux & Rhône will play host to the inaugural sailing.
Specifically designed for guests from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the fully inclusive cruise is priced from $13,395 per person twin share and commences with a two night luxury city stay in Paris. Sightseeing includes all the iconic landmarks as well as a special dinner and evening at the Moulin Rouge.
Guests then set sail aboard their luxurious rivership to visit Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Cognac, Libourne, Saint Émilion and Cadillac before travelling to Arles for a seven night Rhône river cruise.
Featuring a range of exceptional gourmet experiences designed to showcase the regional food and wine, cruise highlights include APT’s exclusive Signature Invitations such as a private dinner at Bordeaux’s Château Pape Clément, enjoyed with perfectly paired wines; and a visit to a family-owned cooperage before a wine tasting. Freedom of Choice™ sightseeing options are on offer in eight different locations, including in Libourne the choice of a visit to a caviar farm for a tasting or a walking tour of the nearby Bergerac. As well as an exceptional sightseeing program, APT’s new Bordeaux river cruises also include all meals onboard; complimentary beverages throughout; room service in select suites; entertainment; and transfers, port charges and tipping.