Honfleur Cruises

Honfleur waterfront, France
Honfleur waterfront, France
Bell tower of the Saint Catherine Church of Honfleur

Honfleur was first occupied by the Vikings when they invaded the north of Gaul in the 9th century and established a colony which became known as the land of the North Men, or Normandy. In the following centuries the town was a prosperous trading and fishing port, from which French navigators set out to explore the New World - notably Champlain, who in 1608 set out on an expedition to North America, during which he founded the French settlement in Quebec.

 

Honfleur’s fortunes declined in the 19th century due to the Napoleonic wars. Although shipping activities continued on a small scale, the town never grew in size, and consequently was bypassed as a quiet backwater, leaving much of its historic heritage intact. The town’s beauty has long attracted artists, with works of art to be found in the town’s many museums and galleries. Honfleur takes particular pride in its Impressionist roots – Claude Monet’s mentor Eugène Boudin was born in the town, and Monet and his contemporaries would often set up their easels at the Ferme Saint-Siméon on the hill above Honfleur, to capture the beautiful light of the Seine estuary.

 

Cruises to Honfleur

The Eiffel tower, Paris, France The Eiffel tower, Paris, France The Eiffel tower, Paris, France

French Rivers & Bordeaux • L2229

 Dover
Balmoral
Tue 25 Oct 2022
10 nights
  • Enjoy local wines in Bordeaux and Getxo
  • From Rouen, tour to the culinary hotspot of Paris
  • Sail through the size-restricted Seine River
View of Paris with the Eiffel tower, France View of Paris with the Eiffel tower, France View of Paris with the Eiffel tower, France

Discover Normandy in Five nights • M2310

 Southampton
Braemar
Fri 28 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Tour to Paris and see the city’s famous landmarks 
  • Explore the pretty harbour in Honfleur 
  • Enjoy hours of scenic cruising on the River Seine
Honfleur harbour, France Honfleur harbour, France Honfleur harbour, France

France Short Break • L2227

 Dover
Balmoral
Fri 23 Sep 2022
4 nights
  • A memorable journey along France’s beautiful River Seine
  • Visit Rouen to delve into its rich history
  • After scenic cruising the Seine, explore pretty Honfleur
Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France. Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France. Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France.

Remembrance Beaches & Battlefields • T2228

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 09 Nov 2022
8 nights
  • Visit the Menin Gate memorial
  • Visit Omaha & Utah Beaches from
  • Tour to the Somme battlefields
Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany Hamburg city center at Christmas time, Germany

Explore Western Europe Cities & Rivers • S2231

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 05 Dec 2022
9 nights
  • Visit Christmas Markets in Hamburg
  • Sample wine, calvados & camembert in Honfleur
  • Explore the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Aerial panorama of Nantes city center in Loire Atlantique, France Aerial panorama of Nantes city center in Loire Atlantique, France Aerial panorama of Nantes city center in Loire Atlantique, France

French Rivers with Bordeaux • L2225A

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Mon 29 Aug 2022
11 nights
  • Scenic cruise along the Gironde, Garonne & Seine
  • Tour to Paris from Rouen
  • Discover the historical sights of beautiful Bordeaux
Aerial view, Bordeaux vineyard, landscape vineyard, France Aerial view, Bordeaux vineyard, landscape vineyard, France Aerial view, Bordeaux vineyard, landscape vineyard, France

French Rivers of Normandy and Bordeaux • L2308

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 19 Apr 2023
9 nights
  • Discover the many historical sights of beautiful Bordeaux
  • Relax as you cruise serenely along the River Seine
  • From Rouen, perhaps visit Paris to see the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe
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Scenic Rivers of France & Into the Heart of Seville • M2317

 Dover
Braemar
Thu 20 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Take in the scenery of narrow, shallow rivers thanks to Braemar’s smaller size
  • Sail Spain’s Guadalquivir River all the way to Seville, the home of Flamenco dancing
  • In France, visit historic Rouen and Honfleur on the Seine River, and Nantes on the Loire.
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French Cities & Cruising the Seine & Loire Rivers • M2323

 Dover
Braemar
Thu 14 Sep 2023
11 nights
  • Experience scenic river cruising on the Loire, Seine and Western Scheldt rivers
  • Revel in the beauty of the Loire Valley from Nantes, and feel the history of Rouen
  • Visit Antwerp, for the famous Diamond District and Belgian chocolate and beer
View of the Eiffel tower, Paris, France View of the Eiffel tower, Paris, France View of the Eiffel tower, Paris, France

Bank Holiday Escape to France & the River Seine • M2411

 Southampton
Braemar
Thu 02 May 2024
5 nights
  • Take in the historic sites of enchanting Rouen and pretty Honfleur
  • You could tour to Paris, Monet’s house and gardens, and sample authentic camembert and calvados too
  • Experience serene cruising through countryside scenes along the River Seine