France Cruises

Palais de la Bourse located at Bordeaux France
Palais de la Bourse located at Bordeaux France

Put simply, France is the promise of beautiful countryside, fine wines, stunning architecture, world-class galleries and museums and delicious food. The country represents a uniquely-refined chic that is especially true of its romantic capital, Paris, with its breathtaking monuments, charismatic Seine River and iconic history. [ReadMoreMob]

A cruise to this noble European land offers so much: vineyard tours, stunning beaches, soaring mountains and picture-perfect villages with cobbled streets, café terraces, cosy bistros, Bayeux Tapestries and the ubiquitous scene of people playing boules in shady squares. From Joan of Arc’s Rouen to UNESCO-listed Bordeaux, the republic’s heritage is never far away. The medieval island of Mont St Michel has 60 national heritage sites alone and the maritime past of Normandy lives on in towns like Honfleur.

The intimate rhythm of French life will get under the skin of every visitor that doesn’t resist it. Everyday rituals get transformed into unforgettable experiences, be that a croissant outside a street café, a stroll through Monet’s lily gardens, or blowing the cobwebs away on a Brittany beach awash with Celtic history.

Of course, French gastronomy goes beyond just eating well. The experimental spirit of the French means there is always something appetising to discover and try. From the crêpes of Lorient to the Cognac of La Rochelle, the nation’s culinary delights are endless. All of that coupled with the warm welcome proffered by the locals makes any cruise to France an unforgettable adventure.

Cruises to France

Night view on The Pont de pierre in Bordeaux Night view on The Pont de pierre in Bordeaux

Cultural Cities of France & Spain • L2120

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 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 01 Jul 2021
13 nights
  • An immersive journey of French and Spanish cities
  • Capture Bordeaux’s arts, culture and wine heritage
  • There’s a rare visit to Saint Malo and charming Honfleur
St Malo, France St Malo, France St. Malo France

Rivers & Cities of France • T2117

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 Dover
Bolette
Fri 02 Jul 2021
9 nights
  • A mesmerising journey of discovery
  • Sail the picturesque Gironde and Garonne rivers
  • Visit the beautiful coast of Brittany for a rare call at Belle Ile
Place de bourse, Bordeaux, France Place de bourse, Bordeaux, France Stunning Place be bourse in Bordeaux at night

Island & Inland Wonders of France & Spain • S2116

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 19 Jul 2021
10 nights
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of France and Spain
  • Visit Bordeaux, famed for its Merlot and Saint Emilion wine
  • On Brittany’s coast, tour to the famed town of Cancale
Jardin Tropical de Monte Gardens in Madeira Jardin Tropical de Monte Gardens in Madeira Jardim Tropical de Monte Gardens in Madeira

Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France • L2128

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 04 Sep 2021
16 nights
  • Indulge yourself in the flavours of Portugal and France
  • Join the celebrations at Madeira’s annual Wine Festival
  • Visit the tropical gardens and landscapes of Madeira
Bordeaux evening view, France Bordeaux evening view City of Bordeaux at night time

French Cities & Spain • S2122

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 26 Sep 2021
11 nights
  • A full-flavoured cruise of French cities and scenic cruising
  • Borealis sails the Gironde and Garonne rivers to Bassens
  • Visit La Pallice for La Rochelle, and St Malo on the Brittany coast
The River Seine in Rouen, France The River Seine in Rouen, France The River Seine in Rouen, France

French Cities with the Seine • L2134

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 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Sat 30 Oct 2021
5 nights
  • An in-depth exploration of the beautiful River Seine
  • Explore Normandy’s capital in search of the Cathédrale de Notre Dame
  • Be charmed by Honfleur’s historic maritime city
Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen

Exploring European Cities • L2203

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights
  • Experience beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to Rouen
Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden Lanzarote’s world-famous Manrique Cactus Garden

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade • L2211

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Mon 02 May 2022
16 nights
  • Witness a fusion of floral colour on this springtime cruise
  • Explore Madeira’s lush landscapes and tropical gardens
  • Delight in the maritime history of La Coruña and Lisbon