Cruising River Seine

Boudicca cruising the River Seine
Boudicca cruising the River Seine

Slicing through the gorgeous lush-green countryside of Normandy's Parc naturel régional des Boucles de la Seine, the route Fred. Olsen's smaller cruise ships sail along the River Seine - connecting the historic cities of Honfleur and Rouen - presents guests with simply unforgettable views to enjoy in comfort on board. 

Simply sit back, relax and take in stunning scenes of rolling valleys, floral fields and charming communes dotted with historic churches and traditional houses that have inspired many famous artists over the years, including Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. 

Cruises to Cruising River Seine

French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Southampton • Thu 24 Sep 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2025

  • An autumnal adventure delivering the classic ingredients of a short Fred. Olsen break, this five-night cruise includes exquisite scenic river cruising and time to explore two enchanting destinations.
  • You’ll enjoy extended stays in Rouen, famed for links to Joan of Arc and a spectacular Gothic cathedral; and historic Honfleur, with its 16th century cobbled streets and colourful, lofty harbour.
  • The pièce de résistance is a full day of scenic cruising along the picturesque Seine, passing through countryside scenes of gorgeous green fields, rolling valleys and pretty communes en route to Rouen.

From £599pp

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Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 16 Oct 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2029

  • You’ll uncover diverse rewards – cultural treasures, architectural wonders and much more – as Black Watch brings you closer to four fascinating cities on this enriching journey of discovery.
  • Revel in the futuristic architecture and thriving maritime industry of Rotterdam; and discover the gems of Antwerp, including the city’s elaborate guildhouses, legendary diamonds and traditional chocolate shops.
  • In France, you can immerse yourself in the rich history of Rouen and the seafaring heritage of Honfleur, while daytime scenic cruising of the River Seine adds stunning countryside scenes to the mix.

From £1,049pp

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Five Night Seine

Five Night Seine

Departs: Southampton • Sat 24 Oct 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2025

  • Soon after departing Southampton, you’ll be immersed in the delights of the River Seine during four days of exploration along one of France’s most beautiful waterways aboard Boudicca.
  • Wake to views of gorgeous countryside en route to Rouen, where a two-night stay will afford ample time to explore links to Joan of Arc; see the spectacular Gothic cathedral; and even tour to nearby Paris.
  • At the end of your journey along the Seine, you’ll also visit Honfleur, an historic city famed for its rich maritime history, charming cobbled streets and its lofty, colourful fishing harbour and marina.

From £599pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Southampton • Thu 17 Dec 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2032

  • If you’re after a short, yet immensely rewarding and relaxing pre-Christmas break, this escape to two historic, highlight-filled French cities is just the ticket.
  • Sail the beautiful River Seine to Rouen, where an overnight stay will afford time to connect with French history, marvel at the city’s stunning gothic cathedral, and even tour to romantic Paris.
  • There’s an overnight stay in Honfleur too, famed for its picturesque harbour and the historic Vieux Bassin quarter, which is fronted by colourful, towering timber buildings and spires.

From £499pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Dover • Thu 08 Apr 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2107

  • Step on board Boudicca for this nine-night French and Spanish city discovery and you’ll unravel the rewards of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture rich regions.
  • Visiting northern Spain’s Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions, you can marvel at unspoilt coastal scenes, learn about prehistoric caves, sample traditional regional flavours, see famous landmarks and much more.
  • Two visits to France’s beautiful Normandy region include a call at historic Honfleur; an unforgettable meander along the River Seine; and an overnight stay in Rouen, laden with historical and architectural treasures.

From £1,249pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover • Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights • Boudicca • D2113

  • A five-night, French flavoured journey of discovery combining scenic river cruising through breathtaking countryside with visits to three inspirational cities, this is an enriching short break.
  • See the River Seine’s gorgeous scenes of rolling hills and pretty villages; and enjoy a full day in Rouen, allowing time to delve into famous French history, marvel at spectacular architecture, or even tour to Paris.
  • Elsewhere, you can unravel the charms of Honfleur, an inspiration for many poets and painters; and marvel at the iconic spired abbey of fairytale-esque Mont St Michel on tour from St Malo.

From £699pp

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Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 09 Jun 2021
8 nights • Balmoral • L2118

  • For an inspirational summer cruise adventure, let small ship Balmoral whisk you away to the beautiful rivers, gorgeous countryside and charming cities of France and Belgium.
  • On the River Seine, you’ll sail through fabulous French countryside; have time to immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich, diverse history; and delve into Honfleur’s rich maritime heritage.
  • Cruising the picturesque Western Scheldt River begins two days in Belgium, before an exploration of Antwerp offers opportunities to discover an abundance of elaborate and iconic attractions.

From £1,199pp

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French City Overnights with the River Seine

French City Overnights with the River Seine

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Jun 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2114

  • Along gorgeous French rivers, scenes of picture-perfect countryside and destinations bursting with history and culture await your discovery on board.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising along the picturesque Loire River all the way into Nantes, the gateway to the famous vineyards of the Loire Valley.
  • On the Seine, visit Rouen and Honfleur to step back in time amongst the each city’s medieval architecture and historic landmarks; and admire pretty countryside and communes from your smaller ship.

From £1,099pp

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France with the Seine & Bordeaux

France with the Seine & Bordeaux

Departs: Dover • Fri 02 Jul 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2117

  • Take in the scenic and city delights of gorgeous French rivers as small ship Boudicca guides you on a mesmerising journey of discovery.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising through beautiful countryside and immerse yourself in Rouen’s fascinating history on the Seine; and enjoy a rare visit to pretty Belle-Ile.
  • Docking close to the heart of Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.

From £1,299pp

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Rivers & Cities of France with Seville

Rivers & Cities of France with Seville

Departs: Southampton • Thu 02 Sep 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2123

  • Experience what makes cruising with Fred. Olsen so special, with unforgettable scenic cruising and cultural city discovery, made possible by Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Sailing the Seine and Loire rivers presents views of the beautiful French countryside and charming communes, while plenty of highlights await ashore at Rouen and Nantes, gateway to the Loire Valley vineyards.
  • The Guadalquivir River is your picture-perfect route into the heart of Seville, where fine architecture, abundant cultural delights and sultry flamenco dancing awaits.

From £1,999pp

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French Cities with Spain & the Seine

French Cities with Spain & the Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 26 Sep 2021
11 nights • Black Watch • W2123

  • A full-flavoured cruise adventure combining French city discovery and scenic cruising with an authentic taste of northern Spain.
  • Black Watch sails the picturesque River Seine all the way to Rouen, where tales of history and legend unravel amongst a collection of half-timbered buildings and iconic landmarks.
  • Docking alongside the promenade in Bordeaux makes it easy to sample the city’s famed wine culture, or even visit a local vineyard; while Avilés and Getxo offer authentic Spanish food and drink too.

From £1,599pp

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French River Cities

French River Cities

Departs: Southampton • Wed 27 Oct 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2126

  • Let Braemar take you on an inspirational exploration of French river, making most of her smaller size to discover picture-perfect scenery and captivating cities.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising along the picturesque Loire River all the way into Nantes, the gateway to the famous vineyards of the Loire Valley.
  • On the Seine, visit Rouen and Honfleur to step back in time amongst each city’s medieval architecture and historic landmarks; and admire pretty countryside and communes from your smaller ship.

From £1,199pp

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