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Whether cruising down one of France's romantic rivers or crusing the French Riviera on the Mediterranean, we'll savor the flavors of French cuisine, wine and culture in style and comfort as we explore the countryside on foot and bike - with wine tasting glass in hand. From Paris, embark on a cruise of the Seine River all the way to the Beaches of Normandy. From Bordeaux board a river cruise through the world's most famous wine region. Sail the mighty Rhine River from Franco-German city of Strasbourg. From Lyon, sail on the Rhone and Saone Rivers all the way to the Mediterranean. Small ship cruises of the Mediterranean visit the Provincal hotspots of Cannes and Nice, and the French Island of Corsica. Contact one of our French cruise experts to start planing your dream cruise today.

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10 Best French Riviera Mediterranean Cruises

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Ligurian Sea$10205RelaxedVisiting Cannes, Lerici, Portoferraio, Portofino, and finally disembarking in Monaco, this exceptional 5-day sailing expedition has everything you're …
Historic Monaco Grand Prix$18808RelaxedFor those who enjoy racing, the world-famous Monaco Classic Grand Prix is a staple stop on this sailing cruise. Simple elegance and gracious service …
Corsica & French Riviera$18458RelaxedExperience the luxurious French Riviera on this 8-day sailing adventure starting and ending in the enchanting city of Cannes. Discover the …
St. Tropez Regatta$18458RelaxedSail aboard a tall ship around the Mediterranean and its vibrant ports of call with their own colorful personalities, cultured ambience, and …
Monaco Grand Prix Final$16908RelaxedAttend the historic and exciting Monaco Grand Prix on this 8-day sailing from Cannes to Cannes aboard the Star Flyer. See the cars from the golden …
Corsica & French Riviera$16908RelaxedJoin the Star Flyer on a fantastic 8-day sailing adventure showcasing the beauty and glamour of the French Rivera. Starting and ending in Cannes, …
Ligurian Sea$16908RelaxedStarting in Cannes, France, with stops in Lerici, Portoferraio, Palombiaggia, Bonifacio, Alghero and more, this dazzling 8-day voyage introduces you …
Mediterranean: Barcelona to Nice$34956RelaxedExperience the Mediterranean on this magnificent 6-day cruise. Sail around one of the most desired destinations in the world on your voyage from …
Corsica & Italy$12706RelaxedDelight yourself in European charm on this magical 6-day cruise from Cannes to Civitavecchia. As you sail the Mediterranean, discover the historical …
Mediterranean: Nice - Malaga$48558RelaxedJoin Sea Cloud II on its 8-day sailing adventure to explore the Mediterranean's best locations that start from Nice, France and disembarking in …

10 Best Rhine River Cruises from France

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Gastronomic: Around the World in Culinary Delights$9654RelaxedJoin the MS La Boheme on a unique 4-day sailing experience that mix the stunning beauty, history, and charm of the Strasbourg region with a taste of …
The Rhine in Flames$17805RelaxedWith over 150,000 people flock to the banks of the Rhine each year to admire this spectacular annual event the Rhine in Flames is Germany’s largest …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$13805RelaxedCruise the Rhine River on this 5-day adventure aboard the MS Gerard Schmitter. From Strasbourg, France to Rudesheim, Germany and back, you'll see the …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$14375RelaxedExperience the charm of the romantic Rhine Valley and the legendary rock of Lorelei on this 6-day cruise journey aboard the MS Symphonie. Enjoy …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$13805RelaxedDiscover all the unexplored treasures of Northern Europe on this 5-day small ship cruise sailing across the romantic Rhine Valley. Admire the …
Two-River Cruise: The Romance of the Rhine and Moselle$14275RelaxedOn the MS Monet, this 5-day adventure explores the scenic Rhine Valley and Moselle River, where you'll visit historic Mainz and see its …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$12085RelaxedDiscover the charm of the romantic Rhine Valley and the legendary rock of Lorelei on this exceptional 5-day cruise. Enjoy breathtaking views of …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$12085RelaxedExperience the Rhine Valley on this 5-day round-trip river cruise from Strasbourg, France aboard the MS Monet. As you visit the towns of Koblenz, …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$12085RelaxedVisit the most beautiful part of the romantic Rhine between Koblenz and Rudesheim as you stroll through magnificent narrow streets and sample …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$12945RelaxedJoin the MS Mona Lisa on a spectacular 5-day voyage. Making stops in Koblenz, Rudesheim, and Speyer. Along the way, tour the canals of Strasbourg, …

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10 Best Luxury Cruises to France for 2018

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Taste of Bordeaux$501913RelaxedAfter two nights in romantic Paris, embark on an enchanting 8-day round-trip cruise from Bordeaux aboard the MS Amadolce, ending with two nights in …
Champagne Cruise$77007RelaxedSpoil yourself on a 7-day cruise through the region of Champagne while aboard La Nouvelle Etoile. Visit Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a large private …
Taste of Bordeaux - Cruise Only$30998RelaxedBoard an enchanting 8-day round-trip cruise from Bordeaux to Libourne on the MS Amadolce. Visit the towns of Cadillac, Pauillac, Bourg, Libourne, and …
Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$29998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amacello in Arles, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and …
Southern Burgundy Cruise$51507RelaxedBoard L’Impressionniste for this 7-day cruise which will take you on a tour that starts and ends in Paris. View the beautiful French countryside …
Corsica & French Riviera$16908RelaxedJoin the Star Flyer on a fantastic 8-day sailing adventure showcasing the beauty and glamour of the French Rivera. Starting and ending in Cannes, …
Paris & Normandy$385910RelaxedEmbark the MS Amalyra for an 8-day cruise of the Seine River, followed by two relaxing nights in Paris. Along the way, see the natural landscapes …
Paris & Normandy - Cruise Only$29998RelaxedEmbark the MS Amalyra for an 8-day luxury river cruise along France's beautiful Seine River, exploring the haunting but beautiful beaches of …
Corsica & French Riviera$18458RelaxedExperience the luxurious French Riviera on this 8-day sailing adventure starting and ending in the enchanting city of Cannes. Discover the …
St. Tropez Regatta$18458RelaxedSail aboard a tall ship around the Mediterranean and its vibrant ports of call with their own colorful personalities, cultured ambience, and …

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Why should I choose a France cruise?
Cruises are quickly becoming the most popular way to explore Europe, and France is no exception. With options to cruise the Mediterranean, the Rhone River, and the Seine River, you'll be able to see all that France has to offer from the comfort of a cruise ship or riverboat. The advantage to the cruise is that for the all-inclusive price, you will get lodging, meals, and all daily excursions and tours at a tremendous value. Plus, since your hotel is your transportation, you won't have to pack and unpack every time you visit a new city and you will awake each day with wonderful new views of the French countryside right from your cabin window. 

What should I look for on a cruise ship or riverboat in France?
It all depends on whether you're looking for a ship that explores the coastal regions and Mediterranean or a riverboat. The sea-going boats are larger mega-yachts that are often between first class and luxurious. Riverboats feature fewer amenities due to the size restrictions, but you can count on comfortable cabins, a spacious bar & lounge, and a panoramic sun deck.

Are there 5-star river vessels in France?
Some of our yachts could be considered five-stars, but the river vessels have more confined space constrictions, limiting the amount of social areas and amenities, which means that they generally don't qualify as 5-star vessels. At least not yet – remember that river cruising is a new trend in European tourism, so it's probable that in the next few years, they will debut several world class five star vessels.

Should I get a room with a balcony?
Not necessarily. Some travelers feel that a balcony is a "must" for their cruise experience – if you're in this group, then go for it. Otherwise, consider a room with floor-to-ceiling windows or a sliding glass door that opens up to the fresh air. This will save you considerable money and might even afford you more floor space in your cabin. Plus, you can always go to the sundeck to take in the panoramic views and crisp French air.

What is dining like?
It's no secret that one of the highlights of a French vacation is the cuisine, and our Adventure Life tours are no exception. No matter which part of France you are visiting, you will find gourmet cuisine prepared by local chefs.

Do river cruises ever visit destinations that aren't on the river?
Usually. The truth is, the waterways of France already provide access to some of the best sites, like the Seine River which winds from Paris through Normandy and the Rhone River in the southern part of the country. And French Mediterranean cruises stick to the sea. If there is a destination that is not on the river or sea route, you will dock in the closest port so that you can transfer to the site by luxury coach. 

Will my vessel have WiFi?
You will probably have internet access throughout most of your cruise, but it's possible that your vessel will not be equipped or that you will be out of range at some point in your cruise too. 

What kind of power outlets are there? Will I need a converter?
European plugs are either British style (three flat prongs) or European style (two round prongs), different from the two flat prongs in North America. Power is 220v, not 110v like in North America, but this usually isn't a problem since most devices can handle the difference.

How can I save money on a France cruise?
A great way to save money on your France cruise is to browse our deals and promotions or by letting us know which places you'd like to see so we can keep you in the loop for all new travel deals. Don’t go cheap on the cabin selection to save money since this will also result in less space or maybe even less comfort.

Are cruises in France a good family vacation?
Yes! If you are traveling with younger children then avoid the wine tasting cruises, but otherwise we feature some very active options that are great for families. Check out our family travel article for more information.

Do Americans and Canadians need a passport and visa to travel to France?
All citizens of North America traveling to Europe need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. In recent years, it has not been necessary to apply for a visa before traveling to Europe if you plan to stay less than three months, however, this situation may change in the future. See current European visa requirements.

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