The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)
The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)

The Meandering Seine (port-to-port cruise)

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7 Days

Set off on an exceptional cruise from Melun to Honfleur and dive into the beauty and history of France on its riverbanks. Paris, Fontainebleau, Rouen, Giverny, Honfleur, and the Côte Fleurie await you on this extraordinary voyage


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
  • Prepaid Classic Sightseeing package


  • Unprecedented cruise from Melun to Normandy
  • Experience Paris at night from the bow of the ship
  • Visit all the important stops along the way:
    • The palace in Fontainebleau, residence of the French monarchs for over 800 years
    • The must-see sites in Paris
    • Giverny and Monet’s gardens
    • Art and history in Rouen
    • Astounding beauty on the Norman Abbey Circuit
    • The enchanting city of Honfleur and the Côte Fleurie

Day 1: Paris

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board tonight. We’ll cruise along the Seine to take in enchanting Paris by night (water level permitting).

Day 2: Paris - Melun

We’ll spend the morning cruising. Join us for an excursion for both packages: A visit to the palace in Fontainebleau.(2) This magnificent Renaissance-style château was the residence of 34 kings and two emperors over eight centuries. The palace has 1,500 rooms and is the most furnished château in the country. Its magnificent gardens are a contrast between the English and French styles of horticulture. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

(2) Replaced by the Castle of Vaux le Vicomte on Tuesdays, Sunday afternoons and days when the Castle of Fontainebleau is exceptionally closed.

Day 3: Melun - Paris 

We’ll spend the morning cruising. Excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Join us for a panoramic tour of Paris to see the most emblematic sites in the French capital: Bercy, the F. Mitterrand National Library, La Bastille, the Marais District and the Latin Quarter, St. Germain, the Louvre and its Pyramid, Palais Garnier, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, the Trocadéro and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. DISCOVERY: Explore Paris on an urban trek along the banks of the Seine and across the city bridges. The romantic banks of the Seine conjure up images of Robert Doisneau, Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly, and the kiss between Mr. Big and Carrie. Take a stroll and see where it all happened. Our ship will begin to cruise to Mantes-la-Jolie

Day 4: Mantes-La-Jolie - Giverny - Rouen

Join us on an excursion for both packages: A visit to the Foundation Claude Monet in Giverny. Monet lived in his home in Giverny for 43 years. In the garden surrounding the house, Monet created a colourful study of volume and perspectives with his flower beds. The garden became his muse as he forged his name into history as the founder of French Impressionism. This tour lets you visit his famous studio up to his magical water garden, and everything in between. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Rouen.

Day 5: Rouen - Honfleur

Excursions for both packages: This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Rouen. The “City of 100 Bell Towers” has been the centre stage to many events in French History. Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, Claude Monet, and William the Conqueror have all left their marks throughout the history of the city. In addition to the civil and religious monuments spanning the centuries from the Middle Ages to modern times, Rouen is now known for its street art.

In the afternoon, we’ll set out on a guided tour along the Norman Abbey Circuit to see the exceptional religious heritage in the region. Among the interesting sites we’ll discover are the village of Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Wandrille. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 6: Honfleur

Excursions for both packages: This morning, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Honfleur. Honfleur is one of the most popular cities to visit in France. What began as a harbour built for trade evolved into the birthplace of Impressionism and more. Take your time to visit the picturesque port, historic museums, and timeless cafés during our stay. This afternoon, we’ll set out on a trip to the Côte Fleuri. The Côte Fleurie runs from Honfleur to Deauville, with each beach, cliff, and seaside resort in between more charming than the other. This small corner of paradise has inspired many an artist in the past, and the regional Calvados brandy inspires us even today! On this excursion, we'll see Trouville and Deauville and visit a Calvados distillery.

Day 7: Honfleur

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.


  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
  • Prepaid classic sightseeing package


  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency)
  • Personal expenses.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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