Winding Seine River
Welcome cocktail, dinner, and entertainment
|2||Paris||Guided tour of Paris
“Paris by Night” cruise
|3||Les Andelys or Vernon||Excursion to the Palace of Versailles*
Evening spent cruising
|4||Rouen||Morning spent cruising
Guided walking tour of Rouen
|5||Duclair||Jumièges Abbey tour
Afternoon spent cruising
|6||Honfleur||Full day guided tour of Normandy Landing Beaches|
DAY 1 / PARIS / EMBARKATION
After boarding in the evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and meet the crew. Tonight, dinner is served on board. Mooring overnight in Paris.
DAY 2 / PARIS
Embark on a guided tour of the City of Light, which in the two thousand-odd years since its founding has seen ecclesiasts, monarchs, and presidents leave their mark through the erection of churches, palaces, monuments, and museums. Paris’ reputation for sophistication is unparalleled thanks to its perfumers, jewellers, and couturiers—but it’s also a festive city, boasting world-famous cabarets, theatres, and revues. After the tour, which includes stops at the city’s most iconic landmarks, the afternoon is yours to stroll cobblestone streets, shop, or have a drink in a café or brasserie. Tonight, you’ll discover Paris and its monuments—including the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral—from a rare and spectacular vantage point on a cruise along the Seine River. Mooring overnight.
DAY 3 / PARIS / LES ANDELYS or VERNON
Over breakfast, take in an urban panorama, including views of La Défense, the futuristic business district just west of Paris. After lunch, you’ll have the option to debark in Poissy and set off on an optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles*. Set amidst spectacularly landscaped gardens, this enormous palace was built in the 17th century, when France’s monarchs were at the height of their glory. The construction involved some 30,000 labourers, and the price tag was so hefty that it nearly bankrupt the kingdom. Inside the palace, see the famous Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s Apartments. Rejoin the ship in Mantes-la-Jolie in the afternoon, where the cruise will continue to either Les Andelys or Vernon to moor for the night.
*Note: On Mondays, the Palace of Versailles is closed and the Château de Malmaison or the Auvers Sur Oise Chateau will be the replacement excursion.
DAY 4 / LES ANDELYS or VERNON / ROUEN
Float past limestone cliffs as the Seine twists and turns on the way to Rouen. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board before arriving in Rouen in the early afternoon. Here, you will set off on foot for a guided tour of Normandy’s gastronomical, cultural, and historical capital. Only a five-minute walk from the ship, the magnificent Rouen Cathedral incorporates architectural features from several Gothic periods. Next, see the market square where Joan of Arc, France’s iconic medieval heroine, was burned at the stake for heresy in 1431. Back on board the ship, celebrate with a gala dinner. Mooring overnight in Rouen.
DAY 5 / ROUEN / DUCLAIR
Relax and enjoy breakfast on board as you float past plunging cliffs and characteristic Norman villages. After lunch, you’ll arrive in Caudebec, where you will depart by coach for an optional tour of the area’s abbeys, including Jumièges. Founded in 654 AD, this vast Benedictine monastery was pillaged and burnt to the ground by Vikings in the ninth century. Two hundred years later, it was rebuilt, and during the Romantic period it was well-renowned, thanks to novelist Victor Hugo, who called it the “most beautiful ruin in all of France.” Re-board in the ship, and spend the evening cruising to Honfleur.
DAY 6 / HONFLEUR
A highlight of the trip, you will depart in the morning for a full-day excursion to the site of the Normandy Landings, where on D-Day, Allied forces launched a seaborne invasion—the largest in history—of German-occupied northwestern Europe. See Omaha Beach, Arromanches, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach, and learn how this momentous operation changed the outcome of World War II.
DAY 7 / HONFLEUR / DISEMBARKATION
Savour a buffet breakfast on board the ship before saying farewell to the crew and disembarking in Honfleur.
Dates & Prices
(Name of Itinerary)
|Itinerary Start Date||Ship name||Route||Duration (Nights)||Main Deck Pricing PP||Upper Deck Pricing PP||Suite Main Deck Pricing PP||Suite Upper Deck Pricing PP|
(Winding Seine River)
|4/25/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,310||$2,510||$2,550||N/A|
|5/10/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,450||$2,650||$2,690|
|5/25/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,450||$2,650||$2,690|
|6/6/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,450||$2,650||$2,690|
|7/9/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,340||$2,540||$2,590|
|8/26/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,340||$2,540||$2,590|
|9/26/2017||MS Seine Princess||Paris/Honfleur||6||$2,450||$2,650||$2,690|
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include the classic excursion package.
RREU-02 Port Charge: N/A
RREU-02 Single Supplement:
- Main Deck: $474
- Upper Deck: $474
- Suite Main Deck: $474
- The cruise on a full board basis, with meals commencing with dinner on Day One and ending with breakfast on the final morning
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board; drinks served at the bar (excluding Champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC
- Onboard entertainment
- The services of our hostess on board
- Welcome cocktail
- The Gala evening
- Insurance covering aid and repatriation
- All port taxes
MS Seine Princess
|2002; Refurbished in 2010||110m||2||67||138||13m²||More Details|
Travel TipsThe Seine
Travel Documents / Visas
Citizens of other countries should consult with their travel agent or our office.
No visa is required for France for leisure stays of up to 90 days.
A handy checklist of what to bring on your trip can be downloaded here.
Not permitted anywhere indoors. There are designated areas on the outside decks.
April / May – cool days in the 10’s and low 20’s. Occasional rain but seldom steady.
June to September – warm days in the mid 20’s and cool evenings. Mostly dry.
October – cool days in the mid to high 10’s. Occasional frost but mostly dry.
Arrival / Departure
ATM’s accepting most international debit and credit cards can be found in abundance.
Unfortunately there are no laundry facilities on board so bring what you need for the cruise.
Regrettably, most of our excursions are not suitable to those confined to a wheelchair.
Activity Level / Strenuousness
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in your cruise fare so you shouldn’t be too hungry. It is worthwhile to sample the local cuisine though. Dishes with apple are a local favourite here, whether it’s a cider, jam, jelly or some delicious pies.
If you have the opportunity for dinner, the Rouen specialty Duckling à la Rouennaise (Duck in blood sauce) is a superb dish where the duck is pressed to extract all of the flavour.
Phone & Internet
There is a phone in each cabin. As is typical, the charges for overseas calls are relatively high.
Health / Vaccinations
Safety & Security