DAY 1: HONFLEUR
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. in Honfleur. After comfortably settling into your cabin, join us for a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment.
DAY 2: HONFLEUR - DUCLAIR Honfleur and the Côte Fleurie
All meals served on board. We’ll set off on an optional guided tour of Honfleur and its fishing port. You'll discover picturesque streets lined with old houses, the salt warehouses and Saint Catherine's Church, the largest wooden church in France. We’ll return on board before an optional excursion to the Côte Fleurie. Along the tour, we will go past Trouville and Deauville, which became the hot spot for well-to-do Parisians and film stars from all over the world in the 19th century. The visit ends with a tasting of Calvados! When we return on board we’ll begin to cruise to Duclair.
DAY 3: DUCLAIR - ROUEN The Norman Abbey Circuit and Rouen
All meals served on board. We’ll set out on an optional tour of the Norman Abbey Circuit to discover Jumiège and the ruins of one of the most magnificent abbeys in France, as well as the Church of Saint Peter. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and cruise towards Rouen. In the afternoon, join us for an optional guided tour of the city, including the cathedral, historic neighborhoods, and the “Place du Vieux Marché" where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. We'll then return on board and depart for Paris.
DAY 4: MANTES-LA-JOLIE - POISSY - PARIS Palace of Versailles
All meals served on board. We’ll stop in Mantes-la-Jolie for an optional guided tour of the Palace of Versailles (1). The palace is closed on Mondays. The visit will then be replaced by an optional tour of the Château de Malmaison (2). We’ll return on board in Poissy and continue on to Paris, cruising through the impressive concrete and glass buildings of the futuristic business district of La Défense. Tonight will be our festive gala evening as we enter Paris at night.
DAY 5: PARIS - Luxembourg
After breakfast, we will head towards Luxembourg (with a stop for lunch on the way). Join us for a optional tour on foot of Luxembourg to see the major sites: The Place d’Armes, Place de la Constitution, government district, Chemin de la Corniche, Monument of the Millennium, the old town, Palace of the Grand Dukes (from outside) and Place Guillaume II. We will then head towards Trier. We’ll board the second ship at 7:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, join us for a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 6: TRIER - COCHEM Trier and the Moselle Valley
All meals served on board. In the morning, we’ll set off on an optional guided tour of the city and its Roman ruins. In the afternoon, we will cruise along the Moselle River. Kick back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Tonight's entertainment will be provided by the crew.
DAY 7: COCHEM - KOBLENZ Cochem and the Moselle Valley
All meals served on board. In the morning, join us for an optional guided tour of Cochem Castle. The castle, also known as Reichsburg, sits almost 329 feet above the valley with its towers pointing high in the sky. In the afternoon, we will cruise towards Koblenz. In the evening, set off to explore the city in the company of our hostess. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 8: KOBLENZ - MAINZ The Romantic Rhine Valley
All meals served on board. We'll enjoy breakfast on board as we cruise along the most beautiful section of the romantic Rhine, passing the legendary Lorelei rock, where lush vineyards and castles stretch as far as the eye can see along both banks. Later, join us for an optional guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum. Mainz was founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans and is currently the capital of the Rhine-Palatinate. In the 17th and 18th centuries, top architects and sculptors enhanced the basic shape of the town with fine palaces and churches. Finally, we’ll have an optional visit of the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays). This world-famous museum of book printing houses two copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the first major book printed with movable type in the West. We'll return on board in Worms for our gala evening as we continue to cruise towards Strasbourg.
DAY 9: STRASBOURG
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. in Strasbourg.