Honfleur Cruises

Boudicca in Honfleur, France
Boudicca in Honfleur, France
Bell tower of the Saint Catherine Church of Honfleur

Historic Honfleur in northern France's Lower Normandy region is a quaint little port with a rich cultural and artistic heritage. One of France’s most visited towns, Honfleur – with its beautiful 15th and 16th century architecture and distinctive harbour – was the inspiration for Impressionist painters and poets.

Vieux-Bassin, Honfleur’s colourful old harbour, is lined with 16th to 18th-century lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses. Its sloping cobbled streets have long been a subject for artists including Claude Monet and native son, Eugène Boudin.[ReadMoreMob]

A visit to the 15th century St. Catherine's Church, a vaulted timber structure erected by shipbuilders, is a must, as is the maritime museum and Notre Dame de Grâce – a 17th century chapel containing various paintings and models. The chapel also offers fabulous views of the town, the Seine estuary and the impressively-engineered Normandy Bridge that crosses it.

Cruises to Honfleur

French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover • Sat 19 Oct 2019
5 nights • Balmoral • L1927

  • An in-depth exploration of the beautiful River Seine, this invigorating five-night cruise features hours of scenic cruising and extended calls at two enchanting cities situated on the banks of the river.
  • A two-night stay in Rouen affords plenty of time to explore Normandy’s capital in search of the Gothic-style Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Place du Vieux Marché and much more; though you may opt to tour to nearby Paris.
  • With time to explore Honfleur – with its 16th century cobbled streets, delightful timber-fronted structures and colourful harbour – to the full, you’re sure to charmed by this historic maritime city.

From £649pp

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French Escapade

French Escapade

Departs: Southampton • Fri 20 Dec 2019
2 nights • Balmoral • L1932

  • Cruise to the quaint French city of Honfleur for a relaxing pre-Christmas break.
  • You’ll have a day to explore the historic heart of Honfleur, where the historical highlights and enchanting festive market of the Vieux Bassin awaits.
  • Two nights on board Balmoral ­– festooned with traditional decorations – will be full of Christmas cheer; enjoy fantastic food and entertainment with friends and fellow guests.

Adult Only Sailing

From £199pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 18 Apr 2020
10 nights • Black Watch • W2011

  • Discover the delights of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture-rich regions as Black Watch takes you closer to a string of stunning cities in northern Spain and Normandy.
  • Straying off Spain’s ‘beaten track’, you’ll visit the gorgeous Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions for unspoilt coastal scenery, fascinating history, authentic flavours, legendary landmarks and much more.
  • Your time in France’s beautiful Normandy region will be spent exploring the River Seine, visiting historic Honfleur and Rouen, laden with historical and architectural treasures, and revelling in picturesque countryside scenes.

From £1,349pp

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Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 May 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2011

  • In typical Fred. Olsen fashion, you’ll get closer to the quintessential highlights of four charming Dutch and Belgian cities and experience hours of memorable scenic river cruising on this seven-night sailing.
  • In Belgium, sail the picturesque Western Scheldt River to Antwerp, with its legendary diamonds and chocolate shops; then visit medieval Ghent, renowned for its historic churches and mighty spires.
  • Two days in the Netherlands begins with a call at Amsterdam, home to world-famous canals, museums and galleries; before energetic Rotterdam brings a futuristic end to your rewarding adventure.

From £949pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Dover • Thu 11 Jun 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2014

  • 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 £1,199pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2022

  • 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; then stop overnight 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 £749pp

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French & Belgian River Cruising

French & Belgian River Cruising

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2022

  • Let Balmoral whisk you away to Belgium and France for a spellbinding late summer escape filled with the highlights of three enchanting cities and unforgettable scenic cruising of gorgeous rivers.
  • You’ll sail the picturesque River Seine, passing through beautiful countryside, then visit Rouen – harbouring fascinating links to French history – and Honfleur, with its rich maritime heritage.
  • Two days in Belgium begins with river cruising too, sailing the winding Western Scheldt, before the elaborate architecture, authentic Belgian chocolates and legendary diamond district of Antwerp await.

From £1,099pp

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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 £699pp

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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 £1,199pp

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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 £699pp

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Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Departs: Southampton • Thu 29 Oct 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2026

  • Featuring five captivating cities, you’ll find this deeply enriching itinerary packed with highlights, from eye-catching architecture and world-famous museums to picturesque canals and legendary diamonds.
  • Be charmed by the cobbled streets and colourful harbour of Honfleur; delve into Amsterdam, with it’s renowned museums and iconic waterways; and revel in Rotterdam’s modern architectural marvels.
  • Zeebrugge is your gateway to Bruges, home to some of Belgium’s finest landmarks; while an extended stay in Antwerp affords plenty of time to explore the city of diamonds, cathedral and chocolates.

From £899pp

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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 £599pp

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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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Tulips & Chocolates

Tulips & Chocolates

Departs: Southampton • Fri 09 Apr 2021
7 nights • Braemar • M2108

  • Stimulate your senses on this indulgent springtime cruise, with chances to smell seasonal floral scents, indulge with sumptuous chocolates and see iconic sights, as Braemar takes you closer to stunning cities.
  • After a short foray to Honfleur, stop overnight in Antwerp to explore the legendary diamond district, revel in the city’s architecture, arts and culture and sample wares from artisan Belgian chocolatiers.
  • You’ll also visit futuristic Rotterdam and Amsterdam where you can tour the Dutch capital’s famous canals and marvel at the seasonal splendour of millions of tulips in spring bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens.

From £899pp

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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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