Easter on the River Seine


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Ariel view of Rouen and the River Seine, France Rouen on the River Seine, France

06 Apr 2023


5 nights


The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

Balmoral will spend Easter Sunday sailing the winding River Seine, passing French villages and scenic countryside after visiting Rouen – a feat only possible on smaller ships. An extended stay in the Normandy capital gives you time to explore in more depth. You will find streets lined by half-timbered architecture and sites connected to Joan of Arc. Alternatively, you can see the famous landmarks of romantic Paris by both day and night on a tour. Falmouth – where only smaller ships can dock – is the gateway to the Cornish attractions of the Eden Project and St Michael’s Mount.

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Monet's garden, France

Explore Monet’s House & Gardens


Visit the house and gardens of one of the most famous painters in the world on this cultural tour. It is believed Monet moved here to develop his three passions; painting, gardening and photography. His iconic pink and green house, impressive flowers and Japanese gardens served as inspiration for multiple pieces of his work.

Balmoral cruising the River Seine

River Seine Scenic Discovery


Cutting through the French countryside, the River Seine winds its way from Le Harve, through to Normandy, Burgundy and Paris for 420 nautical miles. As we sail along this stretch of river, you can take in sights of rolling landscapes showcasing diverse flora and fauna, as well as historical sites such as the Museum of Victor Hugo, the white towers of the Jumièges Abbey, one of the oldest and most important Benedictine monasteries in Normandy. We will also pass under the Pont De Normandie, which was once the longest cable-stayed bridge in France, as well as the impressive Bridge of Tancarville.


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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn


Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

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What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Enhance your cruise

Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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