Plates & Places with Joanne Weir

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

Joanne Weir wrapped up filming for her series on AmaWaterways' Enchanting Rhine itinerary— and due to popular demand, is pleased to announce a second river cruise hosted by the chef herself, 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."

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 your leisurely way down the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.

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.

During the cruise, Joanne will be doing special presentations and cooking demonstrations, highlighting the regional cooking and some of her favorite recipes. Plus, as a friend of Joanne Weir, you are invited to join a special private group “Friends of Joanne Weir”, here are some additional perks, just for you:

  • Join Joanne for an evening at the onboard specialty restaurant, The Chef’s Table, featuring a regionally-inspired tasting menu paired with hand-selected wine from the Bordeaux region.
  • An Exclusive Wine Tasting tour hosted by Joanne Weir.
  • Special promotional savings of up to $2,000 per stateroom on the July 26th, 2018 sailing when booked by February 15, 2018 and using promo code 2018JW.
  • And a few more surprises!

Please note the above special perks are only available either by submitting your request for more information using our form or calling our travel experts at 866-626-0170.

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Overview Taste of Bordeaux

CRUISE YEAR
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.
COUNTRIES: France
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


SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 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
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • 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
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • 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
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • 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

EMBARK July 26
7-NIGHT CRUISEBordeauxBordeaux

SAVE $1000 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 2 NIGHTS PARIS PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LOIRE VALLEY, 1 NIGHT PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE POST-CRUISE
Category E
Fixed Windows
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category D
Fixed Windows
ADDITIONAL $299 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category C
French Balcony
ADDITIONAL $899 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin & Cello Deck
Category B
French Balcony
ADDITIONAL $1,099 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin & Cello Deck
Category A
French Balcony
ADDITIONAL $1,199 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category A+
French Balcony
ADDITIONAL $2,199 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Suite
French Balcony
ADDITIONAL $2,399 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Notes:
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:

FREE AIRFARE Terms & Conditions: FREE AIRFARE offer is valid on select sailings for new double occupancy reservations booked and deposited between February 14 - 28, 2018. FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy-class airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). FREE AIRFARE promotion includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. FREE AIRFARE promotion is not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for this Free Air promotion is $750 per person, $550 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. FREE AIRFARE not combinable with Solo Traveler Program bookings or any other promotions/discounts. Other restrictions apply. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice.

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.