The South of France 2022 - an exquisite and timeless all-vegan journey unlike any other

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  • day 1
    Lyon
     
  • day 2
    Chalon-sur-Sâone
     
  • day 2
    Mâcon
     
  • day 3
    Mâcon
     
  • day 3
    Trévoux
     
  • day 3
    Lyon
     
  • day 4
    Viviers
     
  • day 5
    Viviers
     
  • day 5
    Arles
     
  • day 6
    Arles
     
  • day 6
    Avignon
     
  • day 6
    Chateauneuf-du-Pape
     
  • day 7
    Tournon
     
  • day 8
    Lyon
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

This newly redesigned riverboat debuts in 2017 with a new deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness – with 70% of her cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger – and accommodating no more than 98 guests, while similar-sized riverboats average about 160. Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering vegan toiletries. In addition to our main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur's, a second dining venue offering casual fare.

Indescribable Comfort

We couldn’t find just the right words to describe the sumptuous bedding and amenities we custom ordered for your in-cabin cruising comfort... puffy white duvets and pillows of very fine mako cotton... 100% cotton blankets, temperature balancing and so soft to the skin... and thick pillow-top mattresses that lull you to sleep... along with the vegan bath products... absorbent terry cloth robes and fluffy towels... hair dryers... but we do know they are key for waking up refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
04-11-22 Lyon - 20:00
05-11-22 Chalon-sur-Sâone 09:00 18:00
05-11-22 Mâcon 23:00 -
06-11-22 Mâcon - 08:00
06-11-22 Trévoux 12:30 13:00
06-11-22 Lyon 16:30 22:30
07-11-22 Viviers 14:30 -
08-11-22 Viviers - 04:30
08-11-22 Arles 14:00 -
09-11-22 Arles - 08:00
09-11-22 Avignon 12:00 18:00
09-11-22 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 19:30 20:00
10-11-22 Tournon 09:00 17:00
11-11-22 Lyon 02:00 -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is su bject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

MS Swiss Emerald

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

This newly redesigned riverboat debuts in 2017 with a new deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness – with 70% of her cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger – and accommodating no more than 98 guests, while similar-sized riverboats average about 160. Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering vegan toiletries. In addition to our main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur's, a second dining venue offering casual fare.

Indescribable Comfort

We couldn’t find just the right words to describe the sumptuous bedding and amenities we custom ordered for your in-cabin cruising comfort... puffy white duvets and pillows of very fine mako cotton... 100% cotton blankets, temperature balancing and so soft to the skin... and thick pillow-top mattresses that lull you to sleep... along with the vegan bath products... absorbent terry cloth robes and fluffy towels... hair dryers... but we do know they are key for waking up refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure.

Cat. 1 Riverview Stateroom

Situated on the Emerald deck, eight 150-square-foot Category 1 cabins each feature a bathroom with shower and fine vegan toiletries.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 2 Large Riverview Stateroom

One spacious, elegantly appointed Category 2 cabin is located forward on the Emerald deck, measuring 183 square feet and featuring a roomy bathroom with shower.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 3 Riverview Stateroom with French Balcony

Two 150-square-foot Category 3 cabins, located on the Ruby Deck, feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 4 Mini Suite with a French Balcony

Two spacious, well-appointed Category 4 cabins, located forward on the Ruby Deck, each measure 183 square feet and feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 5 Mini Suite with French Balcony

Set forward on the Diamond Deck, two spacious, well-appointed Category 5 cabins measure 183 square feet and sport one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 6 Junior Suite with a French Balcony

Twenty spacious 225-square-foot Category 6 cabins, each featuring a floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door, are located on the Ruby Deck.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 209

Cat. 7 Master Suite

14 luxurious 300-square-foot Category 7 suites on the Diamond Deck boast two floor-to-ceiling French balconies with sliding door and large bathrooms

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Is there WiFi onboard? 

Yes, there will be WiFi onboard the ship, which is also already included in your cruise fare! Being close to shore, the connection is quite good at river cruises but internet on board can never be as reliable as on land. There will always be some level of unreliability, especially the further out to sea you sail.

Our connection relies on a cellular or satellite terminal—the best possible solution for river cruising. Due to the nature of data bandwidth and latency, as well as potential interruptions in satellite signals based on terrain and weather, you may experience slower online connections than you are accustomed to at home. That’s why we recommend to download your content such as movies, series or software updates before the cruise, so there is enough data for everyone to use the WiFi.


Where exactly will the ship be on embarkation day? 

The exact coordinates will be announced to us only a few weeks before the cruise starts. You will get the information with your travel documents. What we can say by now is that you can assume the ship to be centrally located in Lyon. 

Will there be a pre- or post-program? 

We are currently working on a two-night post program in Paris for this cruise! Once we are finished with planning, we will provide you will all information per email. You will also find a link with all details here at the FAQs. 

How can I get to Lyon? 

You can either fly into Lyon Airport (LYS) and book a taxi shuttle to get to our ship or you can fly into Paris (CDG) and take the high-speed train to Lyon. 

We recommend booking the taxi transfer in advance: https://www.suntransfers.com/


Do you offer shore excursions?

Yes, Vegan Travel will offer shore excursions. Once we are finished with our planning, we will send all booked guests an email with all information. We will also provide you with all details here at the FAQs. 

DO I HAVE TO BE VACCINATED (COVID)? 

Vegan Travel recommends all passengers to be vaccinated.

You can find the requirements from the French Government here: https://vtr.onl/FranceTravelRestrictions