Club Traveler

New Cruise Announcement: Explore Beautiful Bordeaux

Experience life’s finer things as you embark on an unforgettable river cruise aboard the Scenic Diamond, where you will languidly sail the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, surrounded by Old World charm, and partake in out-of-this world feasts while sipping the afternoons away at centuries-old vineyards in the Bordeaux region of France. Reserve your spot on this ClubPartner Perk Grand Adventure river cruise, set to begin August 8, and prepare for an unforgettable 10-night “Breathtaking Bordeaux” Journey. Á votre santé!

“To your health,” Club Members. This cruise is the exclusive and proper way to do Bordeaux. Your home away from home will be the recently renovated Scenic Diamond, now featuring the Scenic Culinaire, a teaching kitchen where you can tap into your inner Julia Child during French cooking lessons, with wine pairings; a top-deck swimming pool, where you can splash around and discuss terroir and tannins; and an expanded fitness center, because it never hurts to burn a few calories in Bordeaux.

Although tours and tastings at the historic, opulent châteaux (estates) are the main focus—Siaurac, Franc Mayne, Gruaud-Larose, Giscours, Guiraud and Myrat—this cruise has a bit of everything, in-between sips, for the discerning, active and curious Club Traveler. For your choosing, you can visit 16th-century structures; shop with a chef; bicycle amid the picture-perfect Bordeaux landscape; climb the largest sand dune in Europe; spot 250 species at Teich Bird Reserve; drop by a castle or two; explore Cognac the town and Cognac the brandy; or cycle the Captain’s Road in the walled town of Blaye and learn about its long military history.

The allure of ClubPartner Perk Grand Adventure river cruises lies in more than ports of call. There’s something deeper. It is the bond of being among Members and embarking together on a grand adventure—and on new friendships. This indeed was the experience of Club Members on the ClubPartner Perk Rhine River cruise—which sold out within just a few weeks of its announcement—on Scenic Pearl in October. “The entire trip was very memorable, but the intimacy of the ship and the ability to get to meet and talk to so many members of the Hilton family made the trip even more special,” one Member wrote following the cruise. Other Members remarked:

  • “We were all part of the Hilton Grand Vacations program, so we had a lot to discuss about our experiences, but quickly settled into friendly groups.”
  • “We really loved the smaller setting on the Scenic Pearl and the chance to get to know other passengers better.”
  • “The Scenic Pearl and the river cruise itself were very good, but that coupled with the ability to mingle and meet with other HGVC members made a huge difference. It was an interesting experience when virtually every traveler had something in common.”

Similar to Scenic Pearl, Scenic Diamond carries but 155 guests, leading to easy intimacy and conversation, but with plenty of places to seek serenity.

Bordeaux awaits. More information is available on CruisesOnly, with reservations accepted by phone only. Why wait? Call 888-492-6683 to book your spot aboard the Scenic Diamond today.