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8-Day LGBT+, inclusive and  guaranteed full ship charter, Seine River Cruise –  Paris to Paris including the historic Beaches of Normandy.

This week-long cruise aboard the AMADEUS Diamond takes you along the winding Seine river on a fascinating journey into the past of the Impressionist masters. Follow the footsteps of van Gogh, Cezanne and Gaugin on this tour into Normandy – without doubt one of the most beautiful regions of France. Sail up to Le Havre, on the rugged Atlantic coast, and back to Paris, probably the most romantic city in the world. Visit idyllic Norman villages that have lost none of the atmosphere that appealed so much to the artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, the “museum town” of Rouen and the picturesque harbor town of Honfleur. Get insights into the life of Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte from their little Château on the outskirts of Paris, filled with antiques and history.

This Brand g all-LGBT+ cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, charming towns, world-class wine and cuisine and more!

Luxury Level: ***** Five Star       Activity Level: Low to Moderate

Amadeus Diamond

The Amadeus Diamond, which departs from Paris, travels exclusively along the Seine and allows guests to experience the charm of northern France in an unforgettable way. You will feel at home from the moment you board this stylish cruise ship, where contemporary design meets the highest levels of comfort, inviting you to relax and enjoy the exceptional ambiance on board.

The ship has been a highlight of the Amadeus fleet since it was built in 2009, and is the new jewel on the French waterways after its complete renovation in 2019. Your accommodation on board is both elegant and comfortable. All 8 suites and the majority of the 68 cabins have French balconies, as well as modern bathrooms. The ship offers countless options for your leisure time, from golf on the Sun Deck, to a fitness studio, to massage facilities, ensuring that every taste is catered for. Your culinary needs will be taken care of by the Panorama Restaurant, where you can dine in style, while admiring the fascinating passing river landscapes.

Year built: 2009
Length: 361 feet
Width: 36.5 feet
Number of cabins: 74
Capacity: 146 passengers

Amenities: All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, central heating, bathroom with shower, satellite TV, safe, hairdryers, 220 V electrical outlets — and each gives you a view of the river.

Highlights

  • Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th- century stained-glass windows
  • Étretat – renowned for its coastal scenery, in particular its white cliffs
  • Honfleur – gorgeous maritime city with narrow streets, steeped in history, and in the footsteps of sailors, painters, artists and musicians
  • D-Day landing beaches of Normandy
  • Giverny– the former home of Claude Monet
  • Chateau de Malmaison – once home to Josephine & Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Montmartre – is the picture-postcard idea of Paris, with its narrow, winding streets peppered with steep stairways and charming lampposts and its cobbled squares filled with watercolor painters and sketch artists

Inclusions

  • Guaranteed all-LGBT+ charter
  • Transfer from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the ship.
  • 7 nights cruise accommodation
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Complimentary beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the cruise
  • Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise
  • Complimentary shore excursions offered daily
  • Brand g signature entertainment
  • Transfer from the ship to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) at the end of the cruise

ENTERTAINMENT

On a Brand g European river cruise, every night is opening night. Our cruises always include two featured acts (occasionally three) who provide nightly entertainment throughout the cruise.

Although the focus of our cruises is mainly on sightseeing and socializing, we do like to mix in a bit of frivolity as well. With that in mind, we’re planning a couple of themed deck parties during the cruise. If you should choose to participate great, if you’d rather just be a voyeur that is totally fine as well.

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin.

This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail with your cruise director, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. Return on board for an evening of Brand g Signature Entertainment

Tour of Auvers-sur-Oise  – “In the steps of Vincent Van Gogh”

Visit the inspirational little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, and Auberge Ravoux, where Van Gogh lived in a very simple and small room only lit by sky light.

Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate amount of walking which will include stairs and uneven surfaces.

Duration approx:  4.5 hours

This morning we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville musée” (Museum Town).   The vessel leaves Rouen later this afternoon, so you can take the time to relax or stop in a souvenir shop.

Tour of Rouen – Morning

Join us for a guided walking tour of Rouen. Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet, the modern Church of Joan of Arc and see “Place du Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate amount of walking which will include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  2 hours

Although the harbour of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy. Enjoy a day exploring locally or take the included tours. Ship moors in Le Havre overnight.

Tour of Ètretat  – Morning

Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations.

Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate amount of walking which will include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  4 hours

Tour of Honfleur – Afternoon

Take this bus tour to visit the beautiful city of Honfleur, the jewel on the Côte Fleurie, where the Seine meets the Atlantic.

Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate amount of walking which will include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  4 hours

Today, join us on a fascinating  journey exploring Norman culture and the history of WWII. Whilst touring the ship re positions to  Caudebec-en-Caux guests may stay on board and enjoy time sailing.

Tour of  Normandy  – Inc lunch

Join us for a full day exploring Normandy’s farmlands, beaches, towns and local produce like world-famous cheeses and apples from which cider and the brandy Calvados. See historic landmarks, such as the Normandy landing beaches and the city of Arromanches, the closest harbour linked with the liberation of Western Europe after D-Day.

Walking Grade 3/5: Moderate amount of walking which will include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  9.5 hours

Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart. Join us for an included tour or relax in town before board for a short sail to Vernon in time for lunch before an afternoon excursion to Château Malmaison. In the evening, the Captain’s Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day.

Tour of Chateu Gailard and Giverny – Morning

Visit Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet.

Walking Grade: 2/5 Easy amount of walking which may include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  4 hour

Tour of Château de Malmaison – Afternoon

Join us for a a fascanating insight into the former residence of Joséphine and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Walking Grade: 2/5 Easy amount of walking which may include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  4.5 hour

In the early morning, it is once more “Bienvenue” to the French capital. Join our included tours to make the most of the sights and still manage to lunch onboard.  (B,L,D)

City tour of Paris – Morning

This morning explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling Champs-Élysées.

Walking Grade: 1/5 Very easy amount of walking which may include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  3.5 hours

 Tour of Montramaire – Afternoon

An interesting area to explore is quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris.

Walking Grade: 3/5 Moderate amount of walking which may include stairs and uneven surfaces.
Duration approx:  3 hours

Morning disembarkation. Transfer to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) or you have the option to make your own post cruise arrangements.

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