We made it safe and sound to Bordeaux, as did our luggage. We were greeted by Ama reps and driven to the ship. Our room was nice, but on the smaller side. It wasn't a full sailing - the ship holds 148 passengers but there were only 120 onboard.
We had a great cruise manager named John Riley. He was really funny, and gave explanations and directions. He was also very considerate of everyone's needs and different levels of ability when it came to our excursions. Our ship stayed in Bordeaux overnight and sailed early the next morning.
Saturday, Sept 17 - BORDEAUX to CADILLAC
We arrived in Cadillac and started exploring. We toured the castle Roquetaillade and then visited a winery in Sauternes. Our tour guide at the castle was the mother of the man who owns it, and their family actually still lives there!
After a fun dinner with new friends from Atlanta and Houston, we enjoyed the wonderful trio "La Strada" in the lounge.