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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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Grand Voyage: Corsica, French Riviera & Italy$322015RelaxedJoin the Royal Clipper on an exciting 15-day sailing expedition that takes you to some of Europe's most stunning destinations. Immerse yourself in …
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 …
Tyrrhenian Sea, Corsica & Italy$18458RelaxedDiscover the spectacular Tyrrhenian Sea on this 8-day sailing expedition that combines the history of this region with the luxury of Mediterranean …
Corsica, French Riviera & Monaco Grand Prix F1 Trials$18808RelaxedJoin the Royal Clipper on an exciting 8-day sailing expedition that takes you to some of Europe's most stunning destinations. Immerse yourself in the …
Mediterranean: Livorno - Nice$27755RelaxedJoin the Sea Cloud II on this unique 5-day sailing adventure. Cruise across the Mediterranean on your way from Livorno, Italy to the charming city of …
Grand Voyage: Spain, Morocco, and Portugal$303013RelaxedJoin the Royal Clipper on this unforgettable 13-day Grand Voyage adventure. Sail across the spectacular Mediterranean Sea and discover all the …

10 Best Rhine River Cruises from France

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Two-River Cruise: The magic of the picturesque Moselle and the romantic Rhine Valley$11754RelaxedDiscover the Rhine Valley on this 4-day adventure aboard the MS La Boheme. City tours of historic Cochem, Mainz, Koblenz, and Trier show off the …
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 …
Christmas Markets in Alsace$7994RelaxedEnjoy Alsace's Christmas holidays and discover their traditions and markets on this 4-day sailing trip on MS France around Strasbourg.
A Bountiful Christmas in Alsace and the Black Forest$6794RelaxedExplore and experience the Christmas holidays in Colmar, Breisach and Freiburg and enjoy their Christmas markets on this 4-day sailing trip on MS La …
The Rhine in Flames$16405RelaxedWith 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$12955RelaxedDiscover all the unexplored treasures of Northern Europe on this 5-day small ship cruise sailing across the romantic Rhine Valley. Admire the …
The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei$12955RelaxedCruise 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 Rhine and Moselle Rivers$14665RelaxedDiscover two great rivers, the Rhine and Moselle, on this exclusive 5-day cruise aboard the MS La Boheme. As you journey round-trip from Strasbourg, …
An Exceptional Cruise: Three Different Countries$14505RelaxedAn exceptional cruise through the most beautiful regions of three different countries on this 5-day sailing trip aboard MS La Boheme. Visit Breisach, …

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Colors of Provence$518914RelaxedSpend 3 nights in the charming city of Paris, then travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon and embark upon an enchanting cruise through Provence. Take …
Gastronomy, Vineyards & Grands Crus$500010RelaxedJoin the L'Austral on a unique adventure, sailing from Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal to the charming city of Portsmouth during this 10-day …
Mediterranean: Monte Carlo to Barcelona$51558RelaxedSail across the Mediterranean and discover all the historical wonders this region is famous for on a stunning 8-day cruise aboard the luxurious Sea …

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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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