Paris & Normandy
FRC-161079/154450 Seine
8 Nights from
£2,045
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

Cabin Upgrades:

AmaLyra

D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
B Violin & Cello French Balcony £733
A Violin French Balcony £799
A+ Violin French Balcony £1,466
S Violin French Balcony £1,599

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Excursion to Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny
  • Full-day excursion to the Normandy Beaches
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
Itinerary
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Day 1
Paris, France

Along the banks of the River Seine, lies one of the world’s most famed and beautiful cities, Paris. The river it sits on defines the very heart of historical Paris. At its centre is the religious and temporal authority of the Île de la Cité. The left bank of the Seine is traditionally the seat of intellectual life and known as Rive Gauche, while the Right Bank contains the city’s economic life. Paris is brimming with history and culture, being the centre of the French Revolution and home to the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre. The centre of Paris holds the most visited monuments in the whole city, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the location for Napoleons tomb, and the incomparable Eiffel Tower.

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Day 2
Vernon, France

Situated along the River Seine, the commune features cobblestone paths, half-timbered houses and notable buildings like the Church of Notre Dame, the Archives Towers, Tourelles Castle and Bizy Castle. The artists Monet and Bonnard once lived in the area and, whilst you can see works by both in the city museum, you can also head to nearby Giverny where Monet lived and worked until his death. Here, you’ll find the famous water gardens he drew inspiration from, which are open for the public to explore.

Vernon’s charm is regularly encountered by those on Seine River cruises and often comes between Rouen and Paris on the itinerary.

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Day 2
Giverny, France

Giverny is a small French village, located on the right bank of the River Seine and 80km south of Paris. It is best known as the retreat for impressionist painter, Claude Monet, who worked there until his death. Today, his house and its surrounding water gardens are open to the public.

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Day 3
Seine River, France

Rising in Burgundy and flowing proudly through the city of Paris is one of Europe’s great historic rivers, the Seine.  At 485 miles long, The Seine is a great traffic highway and links Paris with the sea. With five main tributaries, and several canals which link it to the Loire, Rhine and Rhone, rivers, The Seine, is one of the best places to explore rural and historic France from.

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Day 3
Caudebec, France

The small village of Caudebec is distinguished by a fine Gothic church, which was built during the 15th and 16th centuries. From Caudebec, it is possible to visit Jumièges Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded originally founded in 654 on forested land belonging to the royal fisc. It was presented by Clovis II and his queen, Balthild, to Filibertus – a Frankish Nobleman. In 1067, a new church was consecrated at the site in the presence of William the Conqueror.

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Day 5
Rouen, France

The capital of the region of Normandy, Rouen lies along the River Seine, just 75 miles from its entrance on the English Channel. Rouen is perhaps most famous for being the site of the trial of Joan of Arc. Rouen also boasts a wealth of gothic architecture, which has named it the nickname “city of a hundred spires”. The most notable buildings are the spectacular Cathedrale Notre Dame and the Eglise St. Maclou, which is home to some of the finest wood carvings in France. Until the 19th century, Rouen was also the main seaport in France and is still a pleasure to sail to and from, with a varied and beautiful surrounding scenery, full of cliffs, forests, chateaux and abbeys.

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Day 6
Les Andelys, France

Situated on the banks of the River Seine, under the ruins of Chateau Gaillard, is the commune of Les Andelys. It is situated on one of the bends in the river and is surrounded by towering chalk hillsides. The immense Château Gaillard fortress in Les Andelys was built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196 and, amazingly, took only two years to build. Other notable landmarks in the commune include the Nicholas Poussin Museum, the Churches of Notre-Dame and Saint Sauveur.

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Day 7
Conflans Sainte Honorine, France

Located on the Ile de France, where the River Oise joins the River Seine, near Paris, is Conflans Sainte Honorine. In 1855, it was regarded as the capital of shipping, as a train of barges could be hauled to Paris via a sunken chain from there. Three storage rooms remain on the site of a priory, which dates back to 1080 and has since been built on by the Gevelot family, who built a chateau which houses the Museum of Shipping. Towards the end of the 11th century, the Count de Beaumont built the Old Castle or Baronnie, although only one keep, known as Montjoie Tower, remains today.

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Day 8
Paris, France

Along the banks of the River Seine, lies one of the world’s most famed and beautiful cities, Paris. The river it sits on defines the very heart of historical Paris. At its centre is the religious and temporal authority of the Île de la Cité. The left bank of the Seine is traditionally the seat of intellectual life and known as Rive Gauche, while the Right Bank contains the city’s economic life. Paris is brimming with history and culture, being the centre of the French Revolution and home to the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre. The centre of Paris holds the most visited monuments in the whole city, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the location for Napoleons tomb, and the incomparable Eiffel Tower.

Sail on board AmaLyra
Accommodation

Suite

The Suite is a very comfortable area of 255 Square feet and boasts a French Balcony, floor to ceiling window, living area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, Flat screen television with local and satellite channels, direct dial telephone, compimentary bottled water replenished daily, fully stocked mini-bar, in room safe, internet access and a spacious wardrobe.

All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music library.

Junior Suite (CAT A+)

Category A+ stateroom is a very comfortable area of 225 Square feet and boasts a French Balcony, floor to ceiling window, living area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, Flat screen television with local and satellite channels, direct dial telephone, compimentary bottled water replenished daily, fully stocked mini-bar, in room safe, internet access and a spacious wardrobe.

All staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music library.

CAT A, B & C Staterooms

Category A, B and C Staterooms are 170 square feet, and offer a French balcony, a seating area, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided.

CAT D & E Staterooms

Both Cat D & E Staterooms come in at a very comfortable 170 square feet, and offer two fixed windows placed higher up in the stateroom thanks to their location near the waterline. Guests will find an ensuite shower room with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided.

Single Suite

The Single suites comes in at a very comfortable 140 square feet, and offers a French balcony, ensuite shower room with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. A small desk and vanity area, spacious wardrobe, flat screen television and internet access are also provided for guests.

Entertainment

After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Aft Lounge

The Aft Lounge is a wonderful oasis tucked away at the back of the ship. Bar service is available by simply picking up the telephone, and the views from this aft vantage point are unparalleled. The Aft Lounge also sports a whole host of board games, books and other diversions.

Sun Deck

The uppermost deck is the Sun Deck. The perfect vantage point for viewing some of the remarkable scenery you’ll be passing, the Sun Deck has a wide array of chairs and seating options, including a hot tub located just aft of the Navigation Bridge.

While taking in the passing views of the riverside enjoy a stroll along the walking track or why not challenge fellow passengers to a game of chess.

Main Lounge & Bar

The Main Lounge is your go-to place for nightly entertainment, great drinks and light lunches. The Main Lounge offers a bow seating area with commanding views of the waterway ahead and even features a dance floor to dance the night away along with the Bar in AmaLyra's Main Lounge is your source for a variety of drinks.

Round-the-clock coffee, tea and water are always available here, and an Early-and-Late-Riser’s breakfast can be had in the morning. A “Light Lunch” is served in the Lounge and consists of soup, sandwiches, salads and a selection of cold meats and cheeses.

Library

A well stocked Library featuring books on a wide variety of subjects. Copies of the daily news are also available here. 

Onboard Entertainment

After dinner, we invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Complimentary Internet & Entertainment On-Demand

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Shore Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Complimentary Bicycles & Bike Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedalling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks. 

Dining
  • Main Dining Restaurant - offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and speciality coffees with lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Main Restaurant

All the way forward on Cello Deck is the Main Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here in a relaxed, open-seating environment. Breakfast and dinner can be ordered off the menu or taken buffet-style, while dinners are a menu-driven affair, each offering their own, port-dependent local specialties.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Violin & Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
HealthFitness

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself?They have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre, their Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Massage, Beauty & Hair Salon

The Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Fitness Centre

Guests will find a well equipped fitness centre onboard.

Whirlpool & Walking Track

While taking in the passing views of the riverside enjoy a stroll along the walking track or why not indulge yourself with a glass of champagne and sit in the Whirlpool.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to AmaWaterways at the time of booking. AmaWaterways will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants but is not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour buses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Dress Code

They recommend country club casual for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner. 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Observation deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

 

Violin Deck

  • Bow Seating Area
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chefs Table Restaurant
  • Fitness Suite
  • Elevator
  • Suites 301, 303, 304
  • CAT A+ Stateroom 302

Cello Deck

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • CAT A Staterooms 305-324
  • CAT B Staterooms 325-328
  • CAT C Staterooms 329-332

Piano Deck

  • CAT D Staterooms 101-107
  • CAT E Staterooms 109-112
  • Crew Cabins
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