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

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

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

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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 £699pp

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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 £949pp

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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 £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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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 £799pp

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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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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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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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Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 01 Jul 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2120

  • You’re in for a feast of diverse culture and enchanting beauty, as Balmoral takes you on an immersive journey of discovery to gorgeous and engrossing French and Spanish cities.
  • Docking alongside the promenade in Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.
  • There’s a rare visit to Saint Malo and charming Honfleur too; and in Spain, the cultural treasures and landmarks of Bilbao and Avilés await.

From £1,899pp

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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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Flavours of France & Spain

Flavours of France & Spain

Departs: Southampton • Fri 20 Aug 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2121

  • With each destination selected for its links to famous food and drink, and their many cultural highlights, you’re in for an authentic taste of France and Spain.
  • Braemar docks in the centre of Nantes, gateway to famous French vineyards sprawled across the gorgeous countryside of the Loire Valley.
  • Elsewhere in France, sweet Calvados and Pommeau will tempt in Honfleur; while in Spain, Getxo and Avilés offer traditional Basque tapas, Rioja wines and sweet Asturian cider.

From £1,199pp

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Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Wine Regions of Portugal, Spain & France

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 04 Sep 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2128

  • Indulge yourself in the authentic flavours of Portugal and France, as you explore a gorgeous island and charming cities selected for their links to world-renowned wines.
  • You can join the celebrations at Madeira’s annual Wine Festival; visit Oporto, famed for its port wines; and even visit a family-run French vineyard.
  • There are plenty of other highlights too, from the tropical gardens and landscapes of Madeira to the historic sites of Bordeaux, where Balmoral docks close to the city centre.

From £1,999pp

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French Cities with Spain & the Seine

French Cities with Spain & the Seine

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 the 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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Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

Departs: Newcastle • Mon 02 May 2022
16 nights • Balmoral • L2211

  • Experience the excitement and traditions of Madeira Flower Festival, and immerse yourself in a fusion of floral colour, fragrance and beauty, on this very special springtime cruise celebration.
  • Explore Madeira’s lush landscapes and tropical gardens too; and seek out horticultural wonders – such as Tenerife’s poison gardens and the cactus gardens of Lanzarote – in the Canaries.
  • You can also delight in the maritime history of La Coruña and Lisbon, Portugal’s capital; and visit Claude Monet’s iconic house and gardens from Honfleur.

From £1,999pp

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