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Paris, Normandy & The River Seine

From £1,129 pp

Take one of the most romantic cities in the world, then add a sumptuous river cruiser as your floating home from which to sample its riches – these are just the opening notes of a cruise that will take your breath away. Following the Seine north from Paris, we’ll encounter idyllic towns and landscapes that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pissarro, and Monet, explore ancient fortifications scarred by centuries of conflict, and even venture to the Beaches of Normandy, where Europe’s last great conflict began its final act.

Returning south, we’ll spend a day and night docked in the City of Light, capping off our journey with a visit to the Louvre and a night time cruise along the Seine.

At every bend of the Seine you’ll find another feast for your senses; cathedrals and apple-brandy Calvados, camembert and Crusaders, chateaux and fishing villages, gardens and Gothic masterpieces. Best of all, after conquering Normandy, you will end triumphantly in the heart of enchanting Paris, with a day and night designed to show you all the highlights of this most dazzling of capitals.

What’s included On Board

  • Flights from London or Eurostar standard rail.  Regional flights and upgrades available on request
  • Overseas transfers
  • Outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks
    with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Optional excursions are available from £13pp.  Pre-book a package in the UK and save 15%.

 

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Seine - The cathedral of Rouen in France
Day 1 - Paris, France

This afternoon, embark the vessel from 4pm, and get
settled into your cabin.

This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

Departure 8pm

 

Dinner

Day 2 - Conflans

Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. Visit the little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, an inspiration to many of the famous Impressionist masters, including Cezanne, Pissarro and Daubigny.

The most famous of these artists is Vincent van Gogh,whose final resting place is located here. Visit Auberge Ravoux, where Van Gogh painted close to 80 canvases, which are a vivid reflection of life in the village.

In the afternoon,take a walk on your own to discover Conflans. Regarded as the French capital of shipping,this town is home to a 17th century castle standing within the municipal park and housing the Museum of Shipping.

Take in the breathtaking view from the Park of the Priory
over the Seine and the castle of Prieuré.

Optional Excursion:

Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise

Day 2 - Conflans

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Rouen

This morning we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville musée” (Museum Town). If you enjoy museums, visit one of the many art, history, and antiquities museums scattered through the city.

Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th-century stained glass windows. See the “Gros Horloge”, the astronomical clock, and the Parliament of Normandy.

Also in Rouen is the “Place du Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.

This afternoon venture down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view of countless churches, castles, and abbeys.

Optional Excursions:

Rouen walking tour

Excursion along the “Abbey Trail”

Day 3 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Le Harve

Although the harbour of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy.

Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations, which have inspired many well known artists.

Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbour town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Optional Excursions:

Excursion to Etretat

Excursion to Honfleur

Day 4 - Le Harve

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Caudebec en Caux

Today, visit some of the most important places in recent history – the Normandy landing beaches. See Ponte du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American military cemetery in Colleville, and the remains of the artificial harbour in Arromanches.

If you prefer, explore the rural you can explore the rural charms of the Normandy region.

Visit the historic towns of Caen and Bayeux, following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, and the subsequent King of England. Discover the richness of Calvados and the famous cheese of Pont l’Évêque.

Optional Excursions:

Full-day excursion to the D-day landing beaches of Normandy

Full-day excursion to “Fascintating Normandy” with lunch

Day 5 - Caudebec en Caux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Les Andelys/Vernon/Poissy

Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart.

Relax in town or venture farther afield to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet, until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora, were inspiration for some of his most famous works.

Return to the ship in Vernon for lunch. Round off your Normandy experience with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Originally a small hunting lodge, the palace was extended to its current size by the “Sun King” Louis XIV. and is now one of Europe’s largest palaces.

Onboard, the Captain’s Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day.

Optional Excursions:

Excursion to Chateau Gaillard and Giverny

Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

Day 6 - Les Andelys/Vernon/Poissy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Paris

In the early morning, it is once more “Bienvenue” to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling Champs-Élysées. Another interesting area to explore is quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris.

On your last evening, enjoy an illuminated Paris from the ship or the streets, where you can fully see the “City of Lights” in all her glory.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Paris

Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district

Paris by night: Illuminated cruise on the Seine

Day 7 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Paris

After breakfast we bid you “adieu” and hope to see you again soon!

Breakfast

Amadeus Diamond in Paris

The AMADEUS Diamond is a 110-meter cruise ship built in 2009 and offers you premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, offering accommodation for up to 146 passengers.

Your culinary wishes will be attended to by our on-board Panorama-Restaurant, as well as by the Panorama-Bar, located above it, where you can sit back and relax in the lounge. All the on-board amenities are up to the customary high AMADEUS standard, and you can enjoy lounging on the spacious Sun Deck with its Lido Bar, or you can unwind with a good book in the quiet and comfortable AMADEUS Club. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will feel at home on board with us!

Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Amadeus Diamond Panorama Bar

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club with Internet station
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard and Putting Green
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry service
• Complimentary bicycles onboard
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of comfort in one of the 62 staterooms.

With 62 staterooms at a comfortable 161 sq ft. you’ll have space of your own with all the accouterments including a flat screen TV, WiFi, separate boudoir, cabinet, seating area, a safe, Amadeus Signature Bed and the panoramic view from your French balcony.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include French Balcony floor to ceiling windows.

Balcony Suites

These 12 suites enjoy a lounge area, offer floor to ceiling glass doors with french balcony and 237 sq ft of space to relax.

Nestle in this nook, perfect for two that invites lounging while enjoying indulgent amenities.  In any one of the 12 suites you’ll enjoy the Amadeus Signature Bed, a separate bathroom with shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a minibar and panoramic windows with your own French balcony.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

French Balcony Suites

237 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Diamond Suite
Amadeus Diamond French Balcony Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1 & B-4 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Diamond French Balcony Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

161 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

C-SNG Staterooms

107.5 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Single bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Why Choose This Cruise?

A round-trip from Paris works very well with direct Eurostar services from London.

Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you.
A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 3Amadeus DiamondParis£1149Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1149  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1379  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1379  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1629  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1789  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£1989  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Apr 17Amadeus DiamondParis£1199Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1199  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1439  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1439  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1859  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2079  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2449  
Apr 24Amadeus DiamondParis£1349Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1349  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1629  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1629  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2139  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2389  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2829  
Jun 5Amadeus DiamondParis£1769Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1769  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2269  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2439  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2859  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3019  
Jun 12Amadeus DiamondParis£1769Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1769  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2269  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2439  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2859  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3019  
Jun 19Amadeus DiamondParis£1769Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1769  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2269  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2439  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2859  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3019  
Jun 26Amadeus DiamondParis£1769Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1769  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2269  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2439  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2859  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3019  
Sep 4Amadeus DiamondParis£1769Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1769  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2269  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2439  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2859  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3019  
Sep 11Amadeus DiamondParis£1769Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1769  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2269  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2439  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2859  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£3019  
Oct 23Amadeus DiamondParis£1129Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1129  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1329  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1329  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1579  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1719  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2249  

For 2019 Amadeus River cruise all prices includes flights
Flights included are from London
Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details


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