Paris & Normandy
Combine a passion for the good life with art, culture, and brilliant landscapes and you have Northern France. Is there a more romantic city in the world than Paris? Stroll along the Seine as evening falls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in the Latin Quarter for an aperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at Notre Dame’s flying buttresses and magnificently grotesque gargoyles. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin and end your Seine River journey.
Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the serene Seine carry you through the countryside. See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden in Giverny as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port. And walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the town where he spent his final months. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Students of history will be fascinated by the D-Day memorial sites and the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred. Artists will delight in Monet’s Giverny and Van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise. And all Francophiles will embrace the indelible, ineffable magic of Paris.
Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program
Share the allure of France with the special young people in your life on select summer sailings. These special cruises are not only fun and adventurous for families to enjoy, but they are also culturally and historically significant, and designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.