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Paris to the Norman Coast: Mini River Cruise

5 Days
On request

Enjoy a taste of Paris before setting out on this Europe cruise through the north of France. Visit historic Rouen and the Norman Coast, disembarking in Honfleur.

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This 5-day short cruise through France uses the Seine to its full advantage, treating you to a night-time cruise through the City of Lights. In the morning, cruise along the Seine until your visit to Versailles. You have the option of touring the famous palace by bicycle, for an all new perspective on the Sun King’s legacy.

Take a guided tour of the port city of Rouen, which is dotted with Gothic churches, cobblestone streets and medieval architecture. See the spires of Cathedrale Notre Dame, which inspired Claude Monet. As you reach Honfleur, you may opt for an excursion to see the city, along with Pont l’Eveque. The tour includes a tasting of cheeses unique to the region. In the afternoon, choose between a visit to the seaside resort of Deauville, and Chateau du Breuil, or a hike across the cliffs of La Cote d’Albatre. Alternatively, you may opt for a full day guided tour of the Landing Beaches before returning to your ship for one last evening onboard.


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5 Days
On request

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Day 1


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.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights

MS Renoir

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    MS Renoir

    All International passengers are welcome on board of the MS RENOIR because the spoken languages on board are English and French. The capacity of the in the year 2011 refurbished vessel is 158 passengers and they come from all over the world. The MS Renoir ...

    All International passengers are welcome on board of the MS RENOIR because the spoken languages on board are English and French. The capacity of the in the year 2011 refurbished vessel is 158 passengers and they come from all over the world. The MS Renoir cruises on the Seine and you are going to enjoy the wonderful SEINE area and landscape.

    All 78 cabins are equipped with 220V electricity, radar, radiophone air-condition and a safe. Even on the large sundeck in your deckchair, Wi-Fi is available for you. The delicious cuisine and attentive service in the ship-own restaurant is one of the highlights on this cruise ship. The lounge bar with a dancefloor is perfect for having a great evening after dinner.

    Enjoy this wonderful cruise, which starts and ends in Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Gift Shop
    • Lift
    • Sundeck
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Paris - Vernon

Morning start cruising along the Seine. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: sightseeing tour of the Versailles Chateau
DISCOVERY as a supplement: visit Versailles in a whole new way: on a bicycle! This bike tour will bring you to the most beautiful parts of the park and gardens.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Vernon - Rouen - Honfleur

Morning spent cruising. Excursion common for both packages: Guided tour of Rouen. Gala evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4


Optional excursion common for both packages: Honfleur and Pont l'Eveque. Leave by coach for Pont l'Eveque, a charming Norman city. Take a guided tour and see such sites as the gardens of the former Dominican convent. Continue our tour with a tasting of the small, square-shaped cheese. Then return to Honfleur for a guided tour on foot.

The afternoon, excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Cote Fleurie, from Deauville to the Chateau du Breuil.
Discover the Cote Fleurie. First stop will be Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. Continue on to the Chateau du Breuil. After this tour enjoy a tasting of Calvados!
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Hike across the cliffs of La Cote d'Albatre. Pass by the high white cliffs bordered by the beaches and stones found in Impressionist paintings. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore the city itself.
Or full day guided tour (lunch included) to the Landing Beaches. Return to the ship for dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5


Last breakfast before disembarking. End of our services.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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MS Seine Princess:
 May 1; Jun 18; Oct 16
MS Botticelli: May 11, 29; Aug 14
MS Renoir: Apr 16; May 22; Aug 20; Oct 4


  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Meals and beverages as indicated
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • On-board entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
  • Assistance from on board multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance


  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Booking fees
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions/transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

22 May 2019
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