Plates & Places with Joanne Weir

AmaWaterways is the proud Leading Sponsor of “Plates & Places with Joanne Weir,” now airing on PBS.

A 4th-generation professional cook, Joanne Weir spent 5 years cooking at Chez Panisse after receiving a Master Chef Diploma with Madeleine Kamman. She is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, cooking teacher, and host and Executive Producer for several award-winning television series, including her most recent, “Joanne Weir Gets Fresh.” Joanne has written 18 cookbooks and is co-owner of Copita, a modern Mexican restaurant and tequileria in Sausalito, California. She travels extensively and teaches around the world as well as in her San Francisco studio kitchen.

Joanne Weir and her production team were on board AmaKristina in Fall 2017 filming several episodes for her newest PBS series. We are very pleased to welcome her back for a second river cruise which will take place on the Taste of Bordeaux – Culinary Cruise Hosted by Joanne Weir departing July 26, 2018. Here are a few words Joanne shared about her experience on her AmaWaterways river cruise:

“I travel a lot and for me, this recent river cruise with AmaWaterways was beyond incredible! I love the fact that you don't have to drive a car from city to city or pack and unpack every day. For a whole week, you have a home away from home on a luxurious river ship in a beautifully appointed stateroom and the quality and variety of the food and wine are excellent. I can’t say enough about the warm, friendly service - there isn’t a detail that AmaWaterways hasn’t thought of. I am so excited to return in July to host the Bordeaux cruise as this region holds special personal memories for me. I can’t think of a better way to experience the food and wine diversity of this region than on board an AmaWaterways ship."

Guests will have the opportunity to engage with the celebrated chef both on board and during shore excursions exploring local culinary and viticulture highlights of the Bordeaux region. The author of 18 cookbooks, including her latest, Kitchen Gypsy, will also give two presentations highlighting the regional cooking and some of her favorite recipes.

Your luxurious home-away-from-home on board AmaDolce provides a destination in itself, offering incredibly spacious river view staterooms, luxurious amenities, critically acclaimed dining, best-in-class service, a wide choice of daily tours and much, much more. The itinerary will take you through the Bordeaux region of France, one of the world’s undisputed premier wine areas and you can also extend your cruise with optional pre- and post-cruise land programs in Paris and the Loire Valley. Iconic chateaux, timeless vineyards and wine tastings paired with regional delicacies await as you make you leisurely way down the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.

Space is filling quickly, contact your Travel Agent or Call 1-800-626-0126 and use the referral code "culinary" to book your cruise.

Mon-Fri 6:00 am to 6:00 pm PST

Overview Taste of Bordeaux
CRUISE FROM : Bordeaux to Bordeaux
Start from Bordeaux, one of the world’s undisputed wine regions. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion and Libourne. Be treated to an exclusive experience in Bourg, featuring live French music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.
RIVERS: Dordogne, Garonne

Taste of Bordeaux At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
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Included Features Taste of Bordeaux

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
Dates & Prices Taste of Bordeaux
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for Land$800 per person.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

Ships Taste of Bordeaux
The custom-designed AmaDolce was introduced in 2009 and features spacious staterooms, most with French Balconies, Internet/WiFi access, walking track along our Sun Deck and guided bicycle tours at stops along the river.Learn more
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