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Paris & Normandy

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Paris 8 Days

Notre Dame & the Ile de la Cité
Notre Dame & the Ile de la Cité

Begin your journey through northern France in Paris, the "City of Light," where you will embark your cruise. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived for 43 years. Explore Honfleur, a charming French harbor town made famous from artist's paintings.

Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, followed by an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches. Visit the charming town of Les Andelys home of the impressive Château Gaillard. Conclude your journey with the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées and the Louvre in the magical city of Paris.

What's Included

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms feature floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French balconies
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch & dinner onboard, sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Wide choice of included tours and excursions
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager

Flights & Transfers

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in flight choices AMA Waterways' prices are quoted on a cruise only basis. As a result there are no restrictions placed on which airport you can fly from and in which class. The choice is entirely up to you.

Please call us for a flight inclusive price, based on your specific requirements.

Day 1: Arrive in Paris, Embark Cruise

Map of the Seine River
Map of the Seine River

Arrive in Paris and transfer to your luxurious ship. Meet your fellow passengers this evening at the Welcome Dinner.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Vernon (Giverny Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Spend the morning enjoying the lovely scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. The afternoon brings the chance to visit Giverny. There, you will tour the house and gardens of the Impressionist master Claude Monet. The artist lived here for more than four decades, immortalizing the flowers, footbridges and stone structures of his country estate in some of his most famous paintings, including the renowned Water Lillies series.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Vernon - Caudebec-en-Caux

After a scenic morning cruise on the Seine, arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-caux. You will have a choice of two different tours. The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town’s medieval Sainte-Catherine church, with its separate bell tower, is the largest wooden church in France. As an alternative, choose the "Routes des Abbayes" excursion spotlighting Normandy's famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. You will visit the ruined abbey in Jumièges as well as St. Wandrille, still a working monastery.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Caudebec-en-Caux - Normandy Beaches

Today, you have the choice of three different excursions. “D-Day Remembered” is a full day excursion to the US sector. Your first stop will be the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. You will have free time to see the museums before visiting the US Cemetery and Omaha Beach at St. Laurent-sur-Mer. Your last stop is the Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc before returning to the ship in Rouen. As an alternative, you can tour the British and Canadian sectors. Your first stop will be the Pegasus Monument in Ranville, followed by the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer. You will also have the chance to visit the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s WWII museum, with a final stop at Arromanches. A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d’Auge and “Routes du Cidre” (the Cider Road). You will visit beautiful Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Cambremer, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Rouen

Enjoy a morning walk through the medieval city of Rouen and see the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore Rouen on your own.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Les Andelys - Conflans

Depart Rouen this morning and enjoy scenic cruising on the Seine to Les Andelys. A mid-day stroll along the river in Les Andelys offers beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs, centuries-old half-timbered houses, and the hilltop ruins of Château Gaillard. This former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart changed hands a number of times during the Hundred Years’ War. Athletically-inclined guests may enjoy hiking up to visit the ruins of this historic castle before we continue our cruise along the Seine. The ship arrives tonight in Conflans.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Conflans - Paris

Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the Château’s interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century, such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. Your “Artists’ Walk” tour will include many sites associated with their work, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Paris

After breakfast this morning, disembark your cruise and make your way home or extend your holiday for a further 2 nights in Paris.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

AmaDante, AmaLyra & AmaDolce


Overview

AmaWaterways' custom-built ships have set new standards in european river cruising and offer a number of exclusive features such as French balconies in most staterooms; complimentary in-room Internet and first-run Hollywood hit movies; exquisite cuisine with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary Wi-Fi; free guided bicycle tours and much more

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant - offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track, heated pool & fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

AMA Waterways MS AmaLyra, AmaDolce AmaDante - deck plan
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All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways' exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Jr. Suite

AMA Waterways AmaDolce - Suite AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 255 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. A, B & C)

AMA Waterways AmaLyra Cat A, B & C Stateroom AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante Cat A, B & C Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. D & E)

AMA Waterways AmaLyra Cat D & E Stateroom AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante Cat D & E Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views

Single Stateroom

AMA Waterways AmaDolce Single Stateroom AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante Single Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony

Fine dining

Gourmet Dining onboard an AmaWaterways Ship

Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result - an outstanding dining experience.

Gold Medal Menus

Primus Perchtold, AmaWaterways' Executive Chef and winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg, designs exquisite menus for guests' enjoyment in Europe.

La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Every AmaWaterways vessel cruising in Europe is an official member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.

AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line invited to join one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations founded in 1950 in Paris.

A Variety of Dining Options

Early risers enjoy breakfast in the main lounge while a full buffet breakfast with made-to-order specialties, accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries is served from 7am daily.

At lunch, you'll find an enticing buffet laden with fresh salads, pasta dishes, hot entrees, and desserts, as well as meals to order from the menu; a light lunch option is also available in the main lounge.

In the afternoon, stop by the main lounge for tea or complimentary espresso, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies.

Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer.

Complimentary Drinks

Every dinner on board includes free-flowing regional wines as well as complimentary beer and soft drinks.

Complimentary sparkling wine is also served with breakfast.

Bottled water, specialty teas and coffees are always available free of charge.

Culinary Delights, Bites & Sights Tours

New for 2012, these specially-crafted guided walking tours provide a delectable taste of Europe in select destinations. Tours include visits to cooking schools, stops at culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries and perhaps a bistro or biergarten and more.


Onboard Entertainment

After dinner, you are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Small Group Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions and the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you're treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. The complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class tour in every destination using the very best local guides. You'll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you're visiting.

Onboard bicycles, Massage & Beauty Treatments and Fitness room

To cater for different preferences AmaWarterways offer a Gentle Walkers group, for those who'd like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, an Active Walkers group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a Late Starter group for those who prefer to sleep in is also on offer.

Complimentary Bicycles & Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedaling. There are more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets on board that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways, or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

Health & Beauty

As you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board with AmaWaterways.

AmaWaterways Staff


The AmaWaterways Standard

Excellent Service from AmaWaterways Staff

With AmaWaterways, you'll find an exceptional vacation experience. In addition you'll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. After ten years in business, we believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is superior service and attention.

Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us. Passengers aboard every AmaWaterways ship complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise, and we diligently read every single one of them. It provides continuous feedback on our passengers' experience, and enables us to guide our onboard staff. We can praise the staff for a job well done, and make quick adjustments before the start of the next cruise.

At AmaWaterways, customer service is our top priority.

DepartShipCat ECat DCat CCat BCat ASuiteSave
Jun 15AmaLyra£2578£2363£3177£3311£3377£4177
Jun 22AmaLyra£2578£2363£3177£3311£3377£4177
Jul 6 Wine CruiseAmaLyra£2511
£2011
£2363
£1863
£3110
£2610
£3244
£2744
£3310
£2810
£4110
£3610
£500
Jul 13AmaLyra£2511
£2011
£2710
£2210
£3110
£2610
£3244
£2744
£3310
£2810
£4110
£3610
£500
Jul 20AmaLyra£2511
£2336
£2710
£2535
£2847
£2672
£3244
£3069
£3029
£2854
£4110
£3935
£175
Jul 27AmaLyra£2511£2710£3110£3244£3310£4110
Aug 3 Wine CruiseAmaLyra£2511£2710£3110£3244£3310£4110
Aug 10AmaLyra£2511
£2011
£2710
£2210
£3110
£2610
£3244
£2744
£3310
£2810
£4110
£3610
£500
Aug 17AmaLyra£2578
£2078
£2777
£2277
£3177
£2677
£3311
£2811
£3377
£2877
£4177
£3677
£500
Aug 31AmaLyra£2711
£2211
£2363
£1863
£3310
£2810
£3444
£2944
£3510
£3010
£4310
£3810
£500
Sep 7AmaLyra£2711
£2536
£2910
£2735
£3310
£3135
£3444
£3269
£2847
£2672
£4310
£4135
£175
Sep 14AmaLyra£2711£2910£3310£3444£3510£4310
Sep 28AmaLyra£2711£2060£3310£3444£3510£4310
Oct 5AmaLyra£2645
£2145
£2060
£1560
£3244
£2744
£3378
£2878
£3444
£2944
£4244
£3744
£500
Oct 12AmaLyra£2511
£2011
£2060
£1560
£3110
£2610
£3244
£2744
£3310
£2810
£4110
£3610
£500
Oct 19AmaLyra£2445£2060£3044£3178£3244£4044
Oct 26AmaLyra£2378
£1878
£2060
£1560
£2977
£2477
£3111
£2611
£3177
£2677
£3977
£3477
£500
Nov 2 Wine CruiseAmaLyra£2245
£1745
£2060
£1560
£2844
£2344
£2978
£2478
£3044
£2544
£3844
£3344
£500
Nov 9AmaLyra£2178
£1678
£2060
£1560
£2777
£2277
£2911
£2411
£2977
£2477
£3777
£3277
£500

Wine Cruise Wine Celebration Cruises

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat E to A: 50%, Suite: 100%

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DepartShipCat ECat DCat CCat BCat ASuite
Mar 22 Wine CruiseAmaDolce£2045£2244£2644£2778£3577£3644
Mar 29 Wine CruiseAmaDolce£2111£2310£2710£2844£3643£3710
Apr 5AmaDolce£2245£2444£2844£2978£3777£3844
Apr 12AmaDolce£2311£2510£2910£3044£3843£3910
Apr 26AmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
May 3AmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
May 10AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
May 17AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
May 24AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Jun 7AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Jun 14AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Jun 21AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Jun 28AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Jul 5AmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
Jul 19 Wine CruiseAmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
Aug 2 Wine CruiseAmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
Aug 9AmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
Aug 16AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Aug 30AmaDolce£2711£2910£3310£3444£4243£4310
Sep 6AmaDolce£2711£2910£3310£3444£4243£4310
Sep 13AmaDolce£2711£2910£3310£3444£4243£4310
Sep 27AmaDolce£2711£2910£3310£3444£4243£4310
Oct 4AmaDolce£2645£2844£3244£3378£4177£4244
Oct 11AmaDolce£2578£2777£3177£3311£4110£4177
Oct 18AmaDolce£2511£2710£3110£3244£4043£4110
Oct 25AmaDolce£2378£2577£2977£3111£3910£3977
Nov 1AmaDolce£2245£2444£2844£2978£3777£3844
Nov 8 Wine CruiseAmaDolce£2178£2377£2777£2911£3710£3777

Wine Cruise Wine Celebration Cruises

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat E to A: 50%, Suite: 100%

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Paris

polaroid style photo Paris

2 nights B&B from: £375pp

Why not extend your stay with a few extra days in Paris to really explore theis city of light and love!

Includes 2 nights in a centrally located Paris Hotel, a guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay with its world renowned impressionist collections and a full day to enjoy the city at your own pace.

Please call 0800 471 4754 for further information and assistance.

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