Guests can glide along the Seine in style aboard MS Botticelli, MS Renoir Premium and the premium-class MS Seine Princess. These ships boast an elegant bar lounge with dance floor, a large sundeck with lounge chairs, and an intimate dining room with plenty of windows, so guests can savour French haute cuisine while watching picturesque landscapes float by. Seeing Paris lit up at night from aboard their ship. Mooring just steps away from the Eiffel Tower. These are just a few of the highlights of these river cruises.
Cruise details
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    Gratuities
    Daily gratuities are automatically charged to your on-board account (unless indicated in your inclusions).

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following changes in our cruise brochure 2017-2018
     
    May 30, 2018
    Good to know page – luggage tags
    Please take note that your luggage will not be delivered to your stateroom
     
    - Place cruise line tags on your bags before leaving Canada so you can easily identify them when retrieving them at the airport upon arrival. It also helps our ground services teams direct you to your transfer.
     

Good to Know

  • Currency on board: Euro
About your Ship
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Ship facts

  • Number of decks: 2
  • Double occupancy capacity: 138
  • Total cabins: 67
  • Electric current: 220/240 volts
  • Crew members: 25
  • Entered service: 2002
The ship has been refurbished in 2017.

Services

  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 21 years old
Itinerary (8 nights)
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  1. 1
    Departure from Canada

  2. 2
    Transfer to ship

  3. 2
    Paris, France

  4. 3
    Paris, France

  5. 4
    Vernon (Giverny), France

  6. 5
    Duclair (Abbey Trail), France

  7. 6
    Honfleur, France

  8. 7
    Rouen, France

  9. 8
    Les Andelys, France

  10. 9
    Paris, France

  11. 9
    Transfer to airport

  12. 9
    Return to Canada

Departure date(s) / More information

Montreal & Toronto
2018: Apr. 30; June 3; July 26; Aug. 24; Sept. 22

Quebec
2018: June 3; July 26; Aug. 24; Sept. 22

Vancouver
2018: July 26


For an authentic experience, book our shore excursions packages and immerse yourself into the rich history, natural beauty, delectable cuisine and fascinating culture of the ports of call you visit. Excursions in a package are not sold separately, and you must purchase your package before leaving Canada ($) :

Day 3: Paris
Duration: 3:30Hrs - Departure: 8:30AM - Return to the Boat: 12PM

Departure by coach with a guide to discover the mythical sites of the capital. Since it was founded by Lutèce on the Ile de la Cité, two thousand years of history have seen ecclesiastics, sovereigns and heads of state leave their mark on the city, building churches, erecting monuments and palaces, creating prestigious museums, outlining sumptuous perspectives. Paris has a reputation for taste and elegance that it owes largely to its couturiers, perfumers and jewelers; it is also the city of festivities, theatre, famous cabarets, and the sparkle and sequins of its famous revues. The coach will take you past Bercy, the F. Mitterrand National Library, the Bastille, the Marais, the Latin Quarter, St Germain, the Louvre, the Pyramid, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides, the Trocadéro and of course the famous Eiffel Tower. Return to the boat at Quai de Grenelle.


DAY 4: Visit the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny
Duration: 3:30Hrs - Departure: 2PM - Return to the Boat: 5:30PM

You will leave the boat by coach to travel to the home of Claude Monet. You will be free to explore the house which is home to Monet's private collection of Japanese prints. You will also discover the famous garden with its riot of flowers.

According to weather, it would be possible to visit the American Museum of Giverny which exhibit Monet's painting ($).






DAY 5: On the Abbeys Road
Duration: 3:30Hrs - Departure: 2PM - Return to the Boat: 5:30PM

We set off by coach from Caudebec-en-Caux accompanied by your guides. The excursion begins with a visit of Jumièges Abbey. Built in 654 at the time Christianity arrived in the region and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th century by their descendants. With the arrival of the Romantic period, the abbey became extremely well-known, thanks to Victor Hugo, who described it as the “most beautiful ruin in all of France”. During our visit we also see the cloisters and the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before we visit the Abbey of Saint Wandrille or Wandregisel (exterior only) - a spiritual location of great importance that was founded in the same century. We can admire how the wonderful classical architecture blends so well with the magnificence of mediaeval heritage. Unlike at Jumièges, a congregation of Benedictine monks settled here in the abbey in 1931, and today there are around forty monks in the community. We return to Caudebec-en-Caux by coach where we rejoin the boat


DAY 6: Honfleur
Duration: 10Hrs - Departure: 8AM - Return to the Boat: 6PM

 

We’ll meet up with our guide and set off on our walking tour. Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, is located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. We’ll begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin, one of the most charming sites in the city. The narrow houses squeezed against each other are quite a unique sight. Next, we’ll see Saint Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians. We'll then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à Sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries–only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion. We’ll return to our ship on foot.



DAY 7: Guided walking tour of Rouen
Duration: 2Hrs - Departure: 3PM - Return to the Boat: 5PM

You will leave the boat on foot with your guide and tour Rouen where you will discover, among other things, the cathedral, the historic districts and the Place du Vieux Marché.... (Important: the streets are paved!) Free time and return on board.

This excursion will occur in the morning or in the afternoon depending on schedules of Honfleur port.




DAY 8: Martainville Castle
Duration: 5Hrs - Departure: 1PM - Return to the Boat: 6PM

Departure by coach with your courier. We will pass through Le Petit Andelys and by the St Sauveur church (XVIth century church which still has an organ from the period). After 40 minutes' travelling through different villages along the Andelle (river running through the valley), we arrive at Château de Martainville. This château was built at the end of the XVth century by Jacques Le Pelletier, and bought by the State in 1906, then turned into a museum in 1961. In 2 hours, learn about 500 years of rural Normandy history. Travel to the heart of Norman traditions (work costumes, headdresses, jewellery, cloths…), relive the past thanks to the objects from everyday life (copper pans, pottery, baskets...). Discover the largest collection of Upper Normandy furniture, the "FAMOUS NORMAN ARMOIRES". Transfer back to Rouen at the beginning of the evening.

The visit of the castle is done freely.


Additional information :

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The times and visit order are indicative and may be modified.

Inclusions
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For travel between April 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018

Cruise Package

All meals included (FAP) meal plan :

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General inclusions :
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Cruise
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and port
  • Drinks (unlimited). Conditions and restrictions apply.
  • Gratuities are at the passengers discretion.
Cabins
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  • Ocean View Cabin – Main Deck > Ø

    • In-room safe
    • Satellite TV
    • 220/240 volts
    • Size of the room : 13 m²
    • Up to 2 people :
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 double bed or 2 single beds
    • Bathroom with shower only

    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Hairdryer
  • Ocean View Cabin – Upper Deck > Ø

    • In-room safe
    • Satellite TV
    • 220/240 volts
    • Size of the room : 13 m²
    • Up to 2 people :
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 double bed or 2 single beds
    • Bathroom with shower only

    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Hairdryer
Internet
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Free Wi-FI available on board in designated areas
Restaurants / Bars
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  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
  • Restaurant(s)

    • Restaurant
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Main dining room
      • Lunch : Main dining room
      • Dinner : Main dining room
      Breakfast: 7:30 am to 9 am.
      Lunch: 12 pm.
      Dinner: 7 pm.
      Location: Upper Deck.
  • Bar(s)

    • Bar
      Image bar
      • Main Bar
      Location: Upper Deck