Rouen Cruises

Aerial view of Rouen and river, France
Aerial view of Rouen and river, France

The ‘City of a Hundred Bells’, Rouen, is capital of the French region of Normandy. This 2,000-year-old port city on the River Seine, important in Roman times and the Middle Ages, is a unique city rich with monuments and museums.  

Rouen’s narrow pedestrianised streets lined with tall, half-timber houses and a statue marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, is a pointer to the city’s dark history. Devastated by fire, the plague and bombs in the past, modern Rouen is now a vibrant cultural centre, and one of Normandy’s most engaging destinations.[ReadMoreMob]

The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by  Claude Monet. The Gothic churches of Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen are also must-see attractions, two of the best examples of gothic architecture in France and a important part of Rouen’s history. [ReadMore]

The city's beautiful botanical garden – Jardin de Plantes de Rouen, is also worth a visit. Its 600 different plant species and various gardens, including a rock garden, rose garden and a garden full of medicinal plants, are a joy to wander through.

Cruises to Rouen

Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen

Exploring European Cities • L2203

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights
  • Experience beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to Rouen
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
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 of Normandy & Loire • M2226

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Mon 29 Aug 2022
11 nights
  • Scenic cruise along the Loire & Seine
  • Tour to Paris from Rouen
  • Visit the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
Notre Dame Paris, France Notre Dame Paris, France Notre Dame Paris, France

Discover Normandy in Five nights • M2229

 Southampton
Braemar
Tue 18 Oct 2022
5 nights
  • Tour to Paris from Rouen
  • Visit St Michael’s Mount from Falmouth
  • Wander Honfleur’s pretty harbour
Beautiful panoramic view of Paris from the roof of the Triumphal Arch. Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful panoramic view of Paris from the roof of the Triumphal Arch. Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful panoramic view of Paris from the roof of the Triumphal Arch. Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.

French River Weekend • M2232

 Southampton
Braemar
Sat 03 Dec 2022
3 nights
  • Scenic cruise the picturesque River Seine
  • Tour to Paris to explore the city’s landmarks
  • In Rouen visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
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Easter on the River Seine • L2306

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 06 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Explore the medieval city of Rouen
  • Enjoy pretty Falmouth and perhaps tour to the Eden Project
  • Relax and enjoy stunning scenery as Balmoral cruises the River Seine
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
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