France Cruises

Palais de la Bourse located at Bordeaux France
Rouen, France
Vinyards in Bordeaux, France

A cruise around France promises beautiful countryside, fine wines, stunning architecture and world-class galleries. From beautiful beaches on the French Riviera to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and picture-perfect villages with cobbled streets, France truly offers a diverse landscape.

Embark on an enchanting journey through Europe's river cities and towns as you set sail from Bordeaux to Honfleur in France. Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking sights as our small ships cruise the River Seine to charming Rouen, indulging a scenic voyage filled with wonder and awe.[ReadMoreDesk][ReadMoreMob]

Charming Cities

A stop at Rouen cruise port allows you to explore the picturesque city and the medieval cathedrals, and discover the history of Joan of Arc. Take a tour and venture inwards to the 'City of Lights' to immerse yourself in the romance of Paris; visit the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, or stroll down the Champs-Élysées. Once in Bordeaux, visit its renowned vineyards, and explore the UNESCO-listed medieval town of Saint-Émilion, the Cité du Vin, and its spectacular Gothic architecture. Experience the medieval island of Mont St Michel and the maritime past of Normandy that lives on in the country's quaint towns.

Bon Appetit

Cruise France for the opportunity to indulge in the famed French cuisine and wine, from the crêpes of Lorient to the Cognac of La Rochelle. Savour the taste of freshly baked croissants, escargots, coq au vin, and so much more. Delight in pairing your meals with some of the world's best wines from the Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne regions, and enjoy sampling local cheeses. All of that, coupled with the warm welcome proffered by the locals, makes any cruise to France an unforgettable adventure.

Cruises to France

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Discovering Normandy & the Channel Islands • S2419

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Southampton
Borealis
Fri 23 Aug 2024
5 nights
  • Sample a Fred. Olsen cruise over the Bank Holiday
  • Enjoy a Scenic Discovery around the Channel Islands
  • Visit the glorious Tresco Abbey Gardens
Views of Eivissa, Ibiza town Views of Eivissa, Ibiza town Views of Eivissa, Ibiza town

Exploring the Islands of the Mediterranean • L2429

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Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 14 Sep 2024
19 nights
  • Uncover the scenic bays, harbours and islands of the Mediterranean
  • Indulge in the region’s laid-back lifestyle and delectable cuisine
  • Delve into the history of the Romans and the Knights Templar
The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium

European River Cities & Christmas Markets • L2436

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Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 16 Dec 2024
6 nights
  • Browse stalls at two traditional Christmas Markets in two cities
  • Sample delicious Belgian chocolates in Antwerp
  • Explore the winding medieval streets of Rouen
Different color tulips in Keukenhof park in Amsterdam area, Netherlands. Different color tulips in Keukenhof park in Amsterdam area, Netherlands. Different color tulips in Keukenhof park in Amsterdam area, Netherlands.

Floral Amsterdam, Normandy & the Isles of Scilly • S2509

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Newcastle
Borealis
Thu 17 Apr 2025
8 nights
  • Meet a local tulip grower in Amsterdam and visit Keukenhof Gardens
  • Explore the beautiful Abbey Gardens on the island of Tresco
  • Sample traditional Dutch and French cuisines
Vineyard in Bordeaux, France Vineyard in Bordeaux, France Vineyard in Bordeaux, France

France & Spain with the River Seine • L2508

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Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 06 May 2025
10 nights
  • Balmoral's smaller size allows her to dock in the heart of Bordeaux
  • Visit a local French vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting session
  • Enjoy scenic cruising along the River Seine
Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy

Colourful & Cosmopolitan Mediterranean with the Amalfi Coast • T2509

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Liverpool
Bolette
Wed 07 May 2025
17 nights
  • Witness the outstanding beauty of the Amalfi Coast 
  • Immerse yourself in 'La Dolce Vita', appreciating life's pleasures
  • Experience the iconic Ibiza sunset as you cruise by Benirras Beach
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France & the River Seine Bank Holiday • L2510

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Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 23 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore beautiful Paris from Rouen, on a tour from Balmoral
  • Experience renowned French cuisine, brandy and cider
  • Discover the unique tidal island of Mont St. Michel
Lavender and sunflower fields in France Lavender and sunflower fields in France Lavender and sunflower fields in France

Discovering the Colourful French Riviera • T2514

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Liverpool
Bolette
Mon 23 Jun 2025
16 nights
  • Visit Provence when lavenders and sunflowers are in bloom
  • Enjoy scenic cruising past Cap de Formentor at sunset
  • Experience life in Provence, such as watching locals play pétanque
Durdle door rock formation on Jurassic coast, England Durdle door rock formation on Jurassic coast, England Durdle door rock formation on Jurassic coast, England

Dramatic Coastlines of France & Britain • T2516

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Liverpool
Bolette
Fri 18 Jul 2025
7 nights
  • Explore the iconic Jurassic Coast and Mont St. Michel
  • Sample Cornish pasties, cream teas and local cider
  • Discover the botanical treasure of the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Beautiful evening views of Bordeaux and the river Seine, France Beautiful evening views of Bordeaux and the river Seine, France Beautiful evening views of Bordeaux and the river Seine, France

French Rivers with Normandy & Bordeaux • L2516

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Rosyth
Balmoral
Sun 20 Jul 2025
13 nights
  • Sail along the picturesque River Seine, only possible on smaller ships
  • Join a tour to France's capital and experience Parisian life
  • Discover the enigmatic Mont Saint-Michel from St Malo 

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