Paris and Normandy Cruise

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Utah Beach on the Normandy coast
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Sunrise on the cliffs
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An Allied Battle Tank from WWII
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The gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral towers over the streets of Paris
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Visit the unique Sacre Coeur Basilica while touring through Paris
Restaurant aboard the AmaLegro.
Stateroom Suite aboard the AmaLegro.
Begin your European tour in magical Paris, the “City of Light,” where you will embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship. Visit the village of Giverny, where Monet lived and worked for 43 years, and Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an unforgettable excursion to the famous Normandy beaches of WWII. Visit Les Andelys, home of Château Gaillard. Conclude your European river cruise with a panoramic tour of Paris’ top sights and a visit to the Musee d’Orsay.

Day 1

Paris, France / Embark

Arrive in Paris and transfer to your luxurious small ship. Meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner and settle into your luxurious cabins in preparation for your upcoming European river cruise.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vernon, France

Spend the morning enjoying the scenery along the Seine as you cruise to the provincial town of Vernon. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to explore the town at leisure. Later, visit Giverny and the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet. The artist lived here for more than four decades and immortalized his ponds and flower gardens in some of his most iconic paintings. The ship moors overnight in Vernon.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vernon / Caudebec-en-Caux, France

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. Visit the ruined abbey in Jumieges as well as St. Wandrille, still a working monastery.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Caudebec-en-Caux, France / Normandy Beaches

Today, you have the choice of three different excursions. "D-Day Remembered" is a full day excursion to the US sector, Omaha and Utah beaches. Your first stop is the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. Enjoy free time to visit the museums and St.Laurent-sur-Mer, where the US Cemetery at Omaha Beach are located. The last stop of your excursion is the Ranger monument at Pointe du Hoc before returning to the ship in Rouen. As an alternative, you can tour the Gold, June & Sword beaches in the British and Canadian sectors. Your first stop is the Pegasus Monument in Ranville, followed by the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer. You 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). Discover traditional Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Crambremer, some of the most beautiful villages in France, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rouen, France

Enjoy a morning walk through this medieval city and see the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Afterwards, you have free time to explore Rouen on your own, perhaps stopping to sample some of Normandy’s famous and delicious cheeses.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Les Andelys, France

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.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Conflans, France

Today, you have a choice of two excursions. The first option is to visit Chateau Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the chateau’s interior, gardens and museum. Alternatively, travel to the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century – such as Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh. Your “Artists’ Walk” tour includes many sites associated with their works, 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.

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Paris / Disembark

After disembarking your ship this morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris and a visit to one of the city’s most renowned museums, the Musee D’Orsay. Located on the Left Bank, the museum was built in a former railway station and now houses an extensive collection of French art. Its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces is the largest in the world and includes iconic works by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. After touring the museum, transfer to your hotel.

Day 9

  • Breakfast

Free day, Paris

Today is yours to enjoy however you wish. Explore Paris’ multitude of landmarks, museums, cafes and shops, or choose one of several optional tours.

Day 10

  • Breakfast

Depart Paris / Return Home

Your river cruise vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight.

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Port Charges: $168 per person
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*March 25 Departure in an "In Celebration of Wine" cruise
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*April 8 departure is an Art Themed Cruise
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*July 15 and August 12 departures are Art Themed Cruises
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*June 24 departure is an Art Themed Cruise
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*August 5 departure in an "In Celebration of Wine" cruise
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*October 6 departure is an Art Themed Cruise
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Fees: $168 per person.

*November 11 departure in an "In Celebration of Wine" cruise

Please note: Cruise fare does not include port taxes and fees.

Included Features:
- 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms have French balconies
- Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
- State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
- Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
- 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 and dinner on board
- Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Transfer from the ship to the hotel in Paris
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Paris, including daily buffet breakfast
- Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
- Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
- Services of professional Cruise Manager
- All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- All local taxes