Where to Go?
Unlike the Rhine, Danube, and Douro river cruises, which snake through multiple countries, the Seine River offers access exclusively to the top sites and destinations of northern France. Starting in metropolitan Paris, you will meander through the French countryside towards the cradle of impressionism in Honfleur and Les Andelys, and ultimately onto the hauntingly tranquil beaches of Normandy.
Seine River cruises are comparatively short, ranging from 5-days to just 10-days. What you want to see will determine the length of your cruise: shorter cruises tend to visit just a few cities and towns before heading back to their port of origin; the number of activities available on these cruises is obviously less as well. Longer cruises will often start in Paris and make their way all the way to the northern coasts of France, plus they offer more active opportunities to explore the region as well.
On which riverboat?
We feature just five hand-selected river vessels for our Seine River cruises: Amalegro, Amalyra, Botticelli, Renoir, and the Seine River Princess. They all reflect the modern fashion and elegance characteristic of metropolitan France, and you will find that they all offer comfortable state rooms, state-of-the-art amenities, and multiple social areas. Fine dining and a panoramic sun deck is standard. The Amalyra
also offer bicycles that you can use free of charge to explore the small towns. Which boat you choose largely depends on which itinerary suits your interests most. Riverboats are generally over 100m in length and accommodating less than 200 people, guaranteeing an intimate atmosphere of camaraderie onboard. Central heating and air conditioning is standard, and you will find that the cabins, while not huge, do provide enough space. These boats also have an ample lounge, a restaurant & dining area, a spacious sundeck, and a reception area. Contact us
if you need guidance in selecting the best boat for you.
What is there to do and see?
It's no secret that the small villages of France are renowned for their vineyards and savory wine varieties, making wine tasting a staple part of most itineraries. You will also have opportunities to hike the scenic countryside and explore the major urban centers, the legendary architectural landmarks of Paris, and the quaint village homes where artists like Monet helped give birth to the impressionist movement. Just taking in the crisp river air and the panoramic views from the deck of your river vessel is an activity of its own.