France Cruises

Traditional half-timbered houses in La Petite, France
Traditional half-timbered houses in La Petite, France

A seductive country synonymous with fine wines and delicious cuisine, stunning architecture and glorious scenic landscapes, diverse culture and iconic attractions, France oozes appeal that not many other places can match. Spend any time here taking in enchanting cities and spectacular scenery and you quickly understand why France has inspired so many of the world’s most famous artists, architects, musicians, poets and fashion designers over the years. [ReadMore]

With Fred. Olsen you can visit the picturesque Alsace region of northeastern France on an effortlessly rewarding river cruise along the River Rhine. You are sure to enjoy a memorable experience as Brabant glides along the Upper Rhine at the border of France and Germany, passing by lush-green fields, forests and majestic valleys and mountains, and through the locks of the Grand Canal d’Alsace.

Stops at stunning Strasbourg offer chances to discover the delights of the dynamic Alsatian capital too. Strasbourg offers something for everyone: beautifully preserved medieval landmarks, impressive modern architecture, fantastic museums and galleries and pretty parks – this eye-catching city has it all. An exploration of the historic centre, Grande Île – the first city centre to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO – is highly recommended to see the mesmerising Cathédrale Notre-Dame, pretty half-timbered houses of ‘Petite France’ and much more. Also worth exploring is the thriving European Quarter, which is home to some of Europe’s most iconic and important buildings, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament.

Cruises to France

Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211112

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Traditional half timbered hourses in Petitie France, Strasbourg, France Traditional half timbered hourses in Petitie France, Strasbourg, France

The Rhine and its Historic Highlights • R2112

 Mainz
Brabant
Wed 21 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • An absorbing journey of discovery along the beautiful Rhine, bringing some of the river’s most iconic and historic highlights into focus, makes a memorable adventure.
  • Enjoy ample time to explore Strasbourg, with its cobbled streets canals and delights such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and Speyer, home of the impressive St Stephen’s Cathedral.
  • You can take in the centuries-old sites of Worms, including Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery; ride a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and explore Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211415

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Pont converts in Petite France, Strasbourg Pont converts in Petite France, Strasbourg

The Rhine and its Historic Highlights • R2115

 Mainz
Brabant
Wed 11 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • An absorbing journey of discovery along the beautiful Rhine, bringing some of the river’s most iconic and historic highlights into focus, makes a memorable adventure.
  • Enjoy ample time to explore Strasbourg, with its cobbled streets canals and delights such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and Speyer, home of the impressive St Stephen’s Cathedral.
  • You can take in the centuries-old sites of Worms, including Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery; ride a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and explore Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg

The Complete Rhine • R211718

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Cathedral in Speyer, Germany Cathedral in Speyer, Germany

The Rhine and its Historic Highlights • R2118

 Mainz
Brabant
Wed 01 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • An absorbing journey of discovery along the beautiful Rhine, bringing some of the river’s most iconic and historic highlights into focus, makes a memorable adventure.
  • Enjoy ample time to explore Strasbourg, with its cobbled streets canals and delights such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and Speyer, home of the impressive St Stephen’s Cathedral.
  • You can take in the centuries-old sites of Worms, including Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery; ride a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and explore Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.