An Impressionist View of the Seine

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7 nights cruising from the delightful river Seine from Paris to Normandy and Giverny in the footsteps of the Impressionists, on board 5 star MS Seine Princess.

Art and culture enthusiasts can dive into the world of impressionist painters on our cruise along the Seine. There are many fine art museums, including the famous Marmottan Museum, but also the sumptuous residence and the impressive gardens of Claude Monet. It is also possible to explore emblematic cities of the Impressionist movement such as Rouen and Honfleur during our themed tours.

Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Paris
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 6 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
  • Refined French Cuisine dining – Meals on board on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day.
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea.
  • Lectures & Excursions
  • Captain Welcome
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Onboard activities
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges included
  • 1 bag prepaid per person 20kgs

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris

On arrival, you will be transferred to the port for boarding. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner on board followed by a thematic presentation: “A Definition of Impressionism, its Origins, the Technique, and the Context”.

Day 2 Paris – Discover the Impressionists’ Favourite Places

This morning will be devoted to the guided audio tour of the Chateau of Auvers-sur-Oise. In the afternoon, you will get the chance to visit the Musée Marmottan in Paris. This museum houses the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet and provides an overview of how his work developed, from the first caricatures of his youth to the Water Lilies series, his mature works (the museum is closed on Mondays and its visit will be replaced by the Musée de L’orangerie). After this visit, we’ll return on board for a cruise through Paris “by night”.

Day 3 Paris – Giverny: in the footsteps of Claude Monet – Vernon

This morning will be spent cruising. Second thematic presentation: “Claude Monet, the quintessence of Impressionism”. This afternoon, join us for a visit to Claude Monet’s house in Giverny. The artist spent half his life here, dividing his time between working on his garden, a living painting if ever there was one, and the great passion of his final years, the Water Lilies series. You will be free to explore the house, which houses Monet’s private collection of Japanese prints, and the garden, a haven of greenery. Enjoy a “Guingette” evening on board.

Day 4 Rouen: In the footsteps of the Impressionists

This morning will be spent cruising. In the afternoon, join us on a thematic guided tour of Rouen in the footsteps of the Impressionists (if the Musée des Beaux-Arts is closed - on Tuesdays and public holidays, the visit will thus be replaced by the Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur, our stop on D6). Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 5 Duclair – Honfleur

We’ll spend this morning cruising on the most beautiful section of the Seine with its numerous meanders and sleepy villages which have inspired many a painter. Third thematic presentation: “The geography of Impressionism: Paris and the suburbs, Honfleur and the Norman coast”. We’ll reach Duclair and set out for our excursion along the Norman Abbey Circuit. We’ll depart for Honfleur in the evening.

Day 6 Honfleur – Etretat – The Alabaster Coast

Join us for a tour on foot of Honfleur: the cradle of Impressionism where Boudin, Monet, Bazille, Jongkind would meet at the famous Saint Siméon farm and try to capture the changing light of the estuary. You’ll be free to visit the Eugène Boudin Museum at your own pace (entrance fee not included). The afternoon will be devoted to the tour of the Côte d’Albâtre, the natural heritage of the Pays de Caux and the Seine estuary with a visit to Etretat.

Day 7 Honfleur

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking and transferring to the airport for your return flight.

NB: Please note that CroisiEurope and the ship’s captain reserve the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel.

Accommodation

MS Seine Princess

RESTAURANT

Located on the upper deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

RECEPTION DESK

Perfect place to meet up with friends before excursions or to ask any information you may need to the staff. The Gift Shop is also located here, you’ll find a wide assortment of souvenirs, CroisiEurope products and post cards.

LOUNGE BAR WITH DANCEFLOOR

The lounge tastefully decorated has panoramic views and is spanning the bow of the ship. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

SUN DECK

Do not miss it to unwind ! It is equipped with recliners and deck chairs, so that you can enjoy the best views of your cruise.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement on request
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required at time of booking
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,719pp
  Number of nights: 6

19 August 2019 Was €1,999 Now €1,719 Main Deck

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