DAY 1: PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Our ship will be docked in the center of the city. Join us for a cruise through Paris by night (depending on water levels)
DAY 2: PARIS and its famous sites - Canal Saint Martin
Morning spent cruising along the Canal Saint Martin towards the Bassin de la Villette. This is a journey through the very heart of districts that are so typical of the “real Paris”. We will travel up the Seine, cruising past the Trocadero gardens, Tuileries Park, and Ile Saint Louis before joining Canal Saint Martin near Bastille. Our boat will pass through a tunnel, resurfacing near République, as the canal opens out onto wide avenues lined with ancient trees. The Canal Saint Martin area has kept all the charm and romanticism from its former working-class-neighborhood days. Here, the elegant footbridges, the nine locks, and bustling quays bring back the atmosphere of the “Paris of Yesteryear”, with a shabby-chic retro charm that is very fashionable at the moment. This afternoon, join us on a guided tour of Paris. During our excursion, you will see the capital's major must-see sites. We will walk through time and history as we discover the area around Palais Royal. You will be taken on an original walk through the prettiest covered arcades in Paris. At this time of year, the arcades are wonderfully illuminated as they shelter the colorful Christmas decorations adorning the facades of some of the most luxurious boutiques in the city. Back on board. We’ll remain in port overnight at the Bassin de la Villette. This area is a very popular meeting point for tourists and locals of all cultures and ages.
DAY 3: PARIS and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district
Join us on a guided tour of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. This district is one of the truly legendary places where history, architecture, art, and society best symbolize the soul of Paris. Here it is said that you can still sense the presence of Sartre, de Beauvoir, or even Juliette Greco, because "Saint-Germain-des-Prés exists after life". Return on board. In the afternoon, discover the beautiful Christmas Market(2) on the Champs Elysées with your hostess, a must-see market offering a wonderful view over the illuminated big wheel. All along the course of your stroll, you’ll be able to taste delicious specialties in the many traditional chalets. Return on board. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: PARIS
Our ship will depart early this morning from the Bassin de la Villette towards the Grenelle Wharf(2) or the Trocadero(1). Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board as we cruise before disembarking at 10 a.m. End of our services.