5 Day Seine Cruise
Paris - Vernon - Rouen - Caudebec en Caux - Honfleur
PAF

DAY 1: Paris

Time to settle comfortably in your cabins between 6.00 and 7.00pm. Meet the crew during a welcome cocktail reception before enjoying a pleasant dinner in the dining room as the ship cruises off on the Seine (depending on the water level) for a magical tour of Paris by night. Enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Orangerie, the Louvre museum and Notre Dame cathedral. Overnight stopover.

DAY 2: Paris - Vernon

Early start cruising along the Seine passing the futuristic quarter of la Defense with its striking combination of glass and concrete architecture. Lunch on board before stopping off in Conflans Sainte Honorine. Take the opportunity to leave on a sightseeing tour (optional) to the Versailles castle (reservation in advance is essential -see with your agency). Closed on monday, replaced by the Malmaison castle, which is among the most famous and prestigious World he-ritage sites and without doubt the most handsome and complete achievement of 17th century French art - or , on Mondays, visit (optional) the Malmaison castle. Return to the ship around 6.30pm in Mantes la Jolie before continuing on towards Vernon. Dinner on board and overnight stop.

DAY 3: Vernon - Rouen - Caudebec En Caux

Early morning start and breakfast while sailing towards Rouen, sailing along Les Andelys and Amfreville. Lunch while cruising. Arrive in Rouen at around 1.30pm. Leave on a guided tour (optional) of this old town, former capital of Normandy, and visit among others, its fine cathedral, historic quarters and the "Place du Vieux March?" where Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake. Return to the ship and sail on to Caudebec-en-Caux, arriving there in the evening where we stop of briefly to welcome on board a pilot, before cruising on to Honfleur (subject to the tides). Dinner and a gala evening.

DAY 4: Caudebec En Caux - Honfleur

Honfleur, our last port of call - arrival times in the port of Honfleur are subject to the tides. Stop off to visit this splendid town which lies at the mouth of the Seine at the point where it flows into the channel. Join the sightseeing tour (optional) of the town which will take you through the old port which is just as it was in the 17th century. Quay side dwellings were very much sought after in those times, therefore only extremely narrow plots of land were sold. This explains the unusual architecture with tall buildings, sometimes up to 7 floors high! In the background, admire the church of St Catherine which was built in the shape of a ship by local carpenters, entirely out of wood. Lunch on board then on to Deauville on the "Cete Fleurie". During the second half of the 19th century, Deauville became the hotspot for well to do Parisians and film stars from all over the world. Among its many attractions are the luxury hotels right along the sea front, the casino, marina, horse-racing track, not to mention the old word beach huts. Or full day guided tour (lunch included) to the beaches of the Normandy landings (only as a pre-booked tour and a minimum of 30 participants). Departure by coach to reach Pointe du Hoc passing the towns of Omaha Beach, Coleville sur Mer and its American cemetery. We stop in Arromanches after lunch to watch the film "The Price of Liberty". Return to the ship for dinner before taking a last stroll around the old port, which is beautifully lit up at night. Overnight stop.

DAY 5: Honfleur

Last breakfast before disembarking. End of a memorable cruise.

 

 

5 Day Seine Cruise

HONFLEUR - THE COTE FLEURIE(2) - CAUDEBEC EN CAUX - THE ABBEY TRAIL(2) - ROUEN -
MANTES LA JOLIE - CONFLANS SAINTE HONORINE - PARIS

HOP

 

DAY 1: Honfleur

Boarding between 6.00 and 7.00pm. Time to settle comfortably in your cabins before meeting the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner followed by a free evening. Overnight stop.


DAY 2: Honfleur - Duclaire

Breakfast on board. The morning will be entirely devoted to visiting (optional) the town, its fishing port, picturesque old houses, salt attics, the church of St Catherine (15th – 16th century) which is the biggest wooden church in France. Return to the ship for lunch. Then join the excursion (optional) to the “Côte Fleurie” (flowered coast) and the towns of Trouville and Deauville before ending the day in style by visiting a Calvados distillery. Return to the ship for dinner, before cruising on, subject to the tides.

DAY 3: Duclaire - Rouen

Breakfast on board followed by a guided tour (optional) to visit among others, the abbeys trail and the abbey of Saint-Wandrille (outdoor), then on to Jumièges, which boasts one of the most beautiful abbeys in France and the church of St Pierre, one of the finest examples of 10th century Norman architecture. Back to the ship for lunch before sailing on towards Rouen, between steep cliffs at the foot of which nestle quaint little villages. Arrive in Rouen around 4.00pm. Leave on a guided tour of the town (optional) taking in the cathedral, historic quarters and the “Place du Vieux Marché” where Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake. Dinner on board.

DAY 4: Mantes La Jolie - Poissy - Paris

Early morning start and breakfast while sailing before stopping off in Mantes la Jolie. Join the optional excursion to the Versailles castle(2)(reservation in advance is essential -see with your agency). Closed on monday, replaced by the Malmaison castle(3)) which is among the most famous and prestigious World heritage sites and without doubt the most handsome and complete achievement of 17th century French art. Return on board in Conflans Sainte Honorine for lunch while cruising on towards Paris, passing the futuristic quarter of la Défense, with its striking architecture combining glass and cement. Dinner on board as we arrive in Paris which is beautifully lit up at night. Overnight stop.

DAY 5: Paris

Last breakfast before disembarking at 9am. End of a memorable cruise.

 

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

 

2017 RATES:

 

Departure From Paris
Ship
Main Deck

Upper Deck

3-Apr-17 Boticelli
$930
$1,087
12-Apr-17 Seine Princess
$930
$1,087
27-Apr-17 Renoir
$930
$1,087
9-May-17 Boticelli
$999
$1,158
14-Jun-17 Boticelli
$999
$1,158
22-Jun-17 Seine Princess
$999
$1,158
9-Aug-17 Boticelli
$952
$1,119
9-Aug-17 Renoir
$952
$1,119

 

 

Departure From Honfleur
Ship
Main Deck
Upper Deck
7-Apr-17
Botticelli
$930
$1,087
16-Apr-17
Seine Princess
$930
$1,087
1-May-17
Seine Princess
$999
$1,158
16-May-17
Seine Princess
$999
$1,158
23-May-17
Renoir
$999
$1,158
5-Jun-17
Botticelli
$999
$1,158
18-Jun-17
Botticelli
$999
$1,158
26-Jun-17
Seine Princess
$999
$1,158
10-Jul-17
Renoir
$952
$1,119
24-Jul-17
Botticelli
$952
$1,119
1-Aug-17
Renoir
$952
$1,119
16-Oct-17
Botticelli
$930
$1,087

 

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, FREE Wi-Fi and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.