5 Day Christmas Cruise on the Seine
Paris - Rouen - Caudebecen Caux - Honfleur - Rouen - Paris
NPA

 

DAY 1: PARIS

We board our floating hotel from 5.00pm in Paris (at the Grenelle’s quay) and settle into our cabins. We are introduced to the crew over a welcome drink in the lounge/bar. We set off on our cruise out of the city around 7.00pm. Dinner is on board this evening as we head to Les Andelys.

DAY 2: LES ANDELYS - ROUEN Midnight Mass in the Cathedral

We have buffet breakfast on board as we spend the morning cruising along the river Seine. We arrive inLes Andelys in the early afternoon and set off by coach on our optional excursion to Martainville castle, the sumptuous second home of a 15th century banker. Today the castle houses the museum of norman traditions and art and has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1951. Here we find a unique collection of furniture and other artefacts from Upper Normandy which traces the evolution of styles from the 15th to the 19th century. There are displays relating to the history of textiles and costumes in Normandy, Norman tin and pewter ware, Rouen china and painted boxes, which are so authentically presented that we feel almost transported back to the past as if by time machine. Truly an exceptional visit. We return on board in Rouen and meet for our Christmas Eve dinner in our on board restaurant where tables are set around the glittering Christmas tree. During the evening, Father Christmas surprises us with a visit, complete with gifts for all. Midnight mass is celebrated in Rouen (possibility of transfer, to book and pay on board(3)). We return on board and are served some mulled wine to warm us up. We moor for the night.

DAY 3: ROUEN - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX - HONFLEUR - ROUEN

We set sail early this morning and have buffet breakfast on board. We arrive around 8.00am inCaudebec-en-Caux and set off by coach to Honfleur, where we arrive around 10.00am. We begin with a guided tour of Honfleur the most picturesque of fishing ports, with its charming narrow streets, old houses, salt warehouses and St Catherine’s church, which is the largest church in France made entirely of wood. We return on board and continue our cruise to Rouen. Christmas lunch is served on board as we spend the afternoon cruising along the Seine. Here, the river loops and meanders through the Boucles de la Seine Normande regional nature park. The defensive castles sitting high on promontories and the abbeys found deep in the valleys are dotted along the course of the river. We arrive in Rouenin the early evening and have dinner on board, followed by an evening of music and dancing. We moor for the night.

DAY 4: ROUEN

We have buffet breakfast on board before an optional guided visit of Rouen, former capital of Normandy, where we see the wonderful cathedral, historic districts and the old market square (place du Vieux Marché) where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. We return on board for lunch and continue our cruise throughout the afternoon. This is the ideal opportunity to relax on board and admire the passing landscapes or to take part in the on-board entertainment programme. Gala dinnertonight is followed by an evening of music and dancing. We continue our cruise through the night.

DAY 5: PARIS

We arrive early this morning in Paris. After buffet breakfast on board, we disembark around 9.00am, at the end of a memorable Christmas cruise. End of our journey.

 

 

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

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.

There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.

 

2018 Per Person Cruise Only Fares  

Departure Ship Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
23-Dec-18 Botticelli $1344   $1502

 

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, 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.

There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.