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Overview

Set off on an exceptional cruise from Melun to Honfleur and dive into the beauty and history of France on its riverbanks. Paris, Fontainebleau, Rouen, Giverny, Honfleur, and the Côte Fleurie await you on this extraordinary voyage.

Detailed Itinerary

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. We’ll cruise along the Seine to take in enchanting Paris by night (water level permitting).

Meal: Dinner

We’ll spend the morning cruising.

Join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the palace in Fontainebleau(2)(only on pre-booking before departure). This magnificent Renaissance-style château was the residence of 34 kings and two emperors over eight centuries. The palace has 1,500 rooms and is the most furnished château in the country. Its magnificent gardens are a contrast between the English and French styles of horticulture.

We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

We’ll spend the morning cruising.

Optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC package: Join us for a panoramic tour of Paris to see the most emblematic sites in the French capital: Bercy, the F. Mitterrand National Library, La Bastille, the Marais District and the Latin Quarter, St. Germain, the Louvre and its Pyramid, Palais Garnier, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, the Trocadéro and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.

DISCOVERY package: Explore Paris on an urban trek along the banks of the Seine and across the city bridges. The romantic banks of the Seine conjure up images of Robert Doisneau, Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly, and the kiss between Mr. Big and Carrie. Take a stroll and see where it all happened. Our ship will begin to cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny. Monet lived in his home in Giverny for 43 years. In the garden surrounding the house, Monet created a colorful study of volume and perspectives with his flower beds. The garden became his muse as he forged his name into history as the founder of French Impressionism. This tour lets you visit his famous studio up to his magical water garden, and everything in between.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Rouen.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Optional excursions for both packages:

This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Rouen. The “City of 100 Bell Towers” has been the center stage to many events in French History. Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, Claude Monet, and William the Conqueror have all left their marks throughout the history of the city. In addition to the civil and religious monuments spanning the centuries from the Middle Ages to modern times, Rouen is now known for its street art.

In the afternoon, we’ll set out on a guided tour along the Norman Abbey Circuit to see the exceptional religious heritage in the region. Among the interesting sites we’ll discover are the village of Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Wandrille. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Optional excursions for both packages:

This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Honfleur. Honfleur is one of the most popular cities to visit in France. What began as a harbor built for trade evolved into the birthplace of Impressionism and more. Take your time to visit the picturesque port, historic museums, and timeless cafés during our stay.

This afternoon, we’ll set out on an optional trip to the Côte Fleuri. The Côte Fleurie runs from Honfleur to Deauville, with each beach, cliff, and seaside resort in between more charming than the other. This small corner of paradise has inspired many an artist in the past, and the regional Calvados brandy inspires us even today! On this excursion, we'll see Trouville and Deauville and visit a Calvados distillery.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multilingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Exclusions

Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points(3) - personal expenses.

Notes

*Price based on double occupancy.

Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20% (On request).

Several ships available for this cruise are MS Renoir, MS Seine Princess and MS Botticelli.

Accommodation available for Pre and Post Cruise on request.

No shore excursion on the non listed days (Rates available on request).

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

For the opposite direction cruise, please contact us.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Original cruise from Melun to Normandy
  • Experience Paris at night from the bow of the ship
  • Visit all the important stops along the way:(1)
    • The palace in Fontainebleau, residence of the French monarchs for over 800 years(2)
    • The must-see sites in Paris
    • Giverny and Monet’s gardens
    • Art and history in Rouen
    • Astounding beauty on the Norman Abbey Circuit
    • The enchanting city of Honfleur and the Côte Fleurie

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

For other amazing cruise itineraries and destinations, please contact our Destination specialists.

Trip Highlights

Paris - Melun - Mantes-La-Jolie - Rouen - Honfleur

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08 Apr, 2024

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AUD 2,211 P P twin share
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09 Apr, 2024

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24 Apr, 2024

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30 Apr, 2024

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30 May, 2024

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21 Jun, 2024

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27 Jun, 2024

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28 Aug, 2024

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03 Sep, 2024

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10 Oct, 2024

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19 Oct, 2024

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