DAY 1: PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board as our ship sets off to cruise along the Seine (water level permitting) to take in enchanting Paris by night.
Seafood salad with a streak of balsamic
Cod loin filet with Normandy sauce and assorted vegetables
Floating island with caramel sauce and toasted almonds
DAY 2: PARIS – LES ANDELYS – ROUEN
All meals served on board. The morning will be spent passing through locks and towns such as Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and Vernon. Once we arrive in Andelys, we’ll set off on a visit to Claude Monet’s house and garden in Giverny. Monet spent half his life here and designed several exuberantly colorful gardens, including one with lily ponds that led to his very finest paintings: Les Nymphéas, a series admired and studied across the world that put little Giverny on the map. You’ll be on your own to tour the house and gardens at your own pace. We’ll then visit the Musée des Impressionnismes before returning on board in Rouen. We’ll begin to cruise towards Honfleur. Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by the crew.
A Taste of Normandy
Fish in puffy pastry with beurre blanc
Roasted boneless chicken leg cooked “Auge-style” in cider, with country-style potatoes and yellow beans
French toast, apple-caramel sauce
DAY 3: ROUEN – HONFLEUR
All meals served on board. Our arrival in Honfleur will depend on the tides. Once we arrive, we’ll have a guided tour of this quaint historic town that would radically alter the history of art by hosting artists such as Eugene Boudin, Johan Jongkind and Claude Monet at the Ferme St. Simeon. This afternoon, we'll visit Étretat, Fécamp, and the Côte d'Albâtre, with its magnificent white cliffs lined with pebble beaches. The unusual rock formations on this impressive coastline inspired many Impressionist painters, including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. We’ll also have a tour of the Palais Bénédictine and enjoy a tasting of its famous spirits. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship and cast off. We’ll pass under the beautiful Normandy Bridge before heading up the Seine.
DAY 4: HONFLEUR - ROUEN
All meals served on board. This morning, join us for a guided tour on foot of lovely Rouen. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to our next destination. During this time, feel free to join us for a unique sensorial activity using sound and touch. Enjoy the view of the steep cliffs and typical villages along the coast from the sun deck as well. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
Duck foie gras, spiced caramel sauce, and brioche roll
Veal cutlet with shallots and tarragon - Mashed Vitelotte potatoes, fries and vegetables
Grilled Cabécou on toast, assorted greens, honey vinaigrette
Baked Alaska with Grand Marnier
DAY 5: PARIS
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.
The 07th of July on the MS Seine Princesse. The “Musée des Impressionnismes” in Giverny will be closed during one week in July to change their exhibition and will be replaced by the Museum of AG Poulain in Vernon