Springtime in Paris
Paris & Normandy Seine River All-Gay Cruise
8 days from/to Paris, France
April 24 May 01, 2024
CroisiEurope Cruises MS Renoir
Cruise OUTbound from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms. Visit Château de La Roche-Guyon, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed French countryside. You’ll see the best of Paris, starting with an evening cruise along the Seine around the famous City of Lights. No visit to France would be complete without seeing the city that is widely regarded as the most beautiful in the world. Nothing compares to the charm of its neighborhoods, the grandeur of its awe-inspiring architecture and monuments, or the cosmopolitan elegance of its boulevards. Delve into the delights this magnificent city has to offer, from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées to the quaint neighborhood cafés beloved by locals.
Come sail to Gay Paree with us!
Sail along the Seine to discover the history, idyllic landscapes and culture that border this mythical river with its hidden secrets. In Vernon, you will discover the Claude Monet house and gardens with its famous water garden. Visit the sumptuous Martainville Château, stroll along the Côte Fleurie or vist the historical Normandy landing beaches.
All Included, All Inclusive!
All Meals & Alcoholic Beverages Included! All Shore Excursions Included!
Your Ship - MS Renoir
The MS Renoir, completely renovated in 2018, is a unique ship specifically designed in the “French chic” spirit, emphasizing elegant and graphic classicism, inspired by the friendship between Coco Chanel and Auguste Renoir. Powder pink colors subtly alternate with dark grey tones which provide the ship with a warm atmosphere. Upper Deck Staterooms with floor to ceiling French balconies while Main Deck Staterooms have full picture windows. All cabins have twin beds that can be configured as a queen.
The Renoir is ready to offer our OUTbounders an unforgettable experience sailing through Northern France! Mixed drinks, wine, beer, sodas, juices and coffee are all included anytime onboard.
Located on the upper deck, the restaurant, where all meals are served during the trip, offers delicate cuisine in a refined setting, where large bay windows allow you to fully enjoy the panorama.
On this same deck is also the lounge / bar with a dance floor. Comfortable sun loungers are provided on the sun deck with a large shaded area, the ideal place to relax and admire the surrounding landscapes.
The tastefully decorated Panoramic Lounge, located at the front of the ship, was named for the superb views of the passing coastlines that guests will enjoy courtesy of the oversized windows. Intimate seating areas are peppered throughout the open floor plan, allowing you the choice of going all in with the group or enjoying a little private time between you and a smaller gathering of friends. Enjoy cocktails, dancing, games and nightly entertainment in this picturesque setting.
Enjoy a cocktail at the main bar with us while watching a spectacular sunset together. Located within the Panoramic Lounge, you’ll find originality and innovation, with a new twist on the ol’ purveyors of gin and tonics and buckets of beer. This is the place where you’ll spend an enjoyable evening nursing a cocktail with great friends, old and new! Whether you’re in the mood for a mixed drink or glass of wine, we invite you to join us and enjoy one of best bars at sea with your fellow OUTbounders. Order your favorite festive holiday cocktail you’ll savoir after a long day touring the North of France.
At your service, OUTbounders will find everything they need at the reception desk, located at the heart of the ship on the Upper Deck. It’s the perfect place to meet with friends before dinner or ask any questions you may have during our voyage. Here’s where you’ll leave each morning as we venture OUTbound to discover the treasures of France, and where you will return at the end of each day... greeted by a friendly smile and warm drink.
Located on the Upper Deck, the restaurant comfortably seats all our OUTbounders at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant. The selection and presentation of the food is outstanding, and you’ll find the quality of service is unmatched. The food is incredible, every meal, every day. You’ll enjoy plenty of fish, fruits and vegetables and be impressed by how fresh everything is. You’ll also have plenty of healthy choices to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan options at every meal.
For spectacular views of the passing landscape, head up to the Sun Deck that allows full enjoyment of the view, even when passing under low bridges. The top deck features an all-weather seating area and a walking track for those who want to keep active. It’s the perfect place to visit with old friends and new during the day while enjoying complimentary refreshments with the stunning scenery passing by.
Springtime in Paris
Seine River All-Gay Cruise 2024
| 24 Apr
| 25 Apr
| 26 Apr
|Vernon & Giverny
| 27 Apr
| 28 Apr
| 29 Apr
| 30 Apr
| 01 May
Day 1 - Paris, France
Welcome to Gay Paree, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After comfortably settling into your cabins, take some time to explore this fantastic city on your own, or just unwind with a cocktail and get to know your fellow OUTbounders up in the lounge. Later in the evening we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome reception before sitting down for dinner. Later tonight we’ll take a cruise on the Seine around the City of Lights as Paris comes alive after dark. We’ll remain docked in Paris overnight, so feel free to head OUTbound and explore this incredible city on your own this evening.
Day 2 - Paris, France
This morning we’ll take a guided tour to discover the mythical sites of Paris. Since its foundation as Lutèce on the Île de la Cité, two thousand years of history have seen ecclesiastics, sovereigns and heads of state leave their mark on the city, building churches, erecting monuments and palaces, creating prestigious museums and outlining sumptuous perspectives. Our tour will take you past Bercy, the National Library, the Bastille, the Marais, the Latin Quarter, St. Germain, the Louvre, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and of course the famous Eiffel Tower.
Day 3 - Vernon & Giverny, France
Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty as you immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. You’ll have the opportunity to take in the French countryside as we travel through countless beautiful gardens and sweeping views overlooking the Seine. You’ll soon see why this region is considered one of the most beautiful in all of France. We’ll pass the church and cemetery where Monet is buried before arriving at the artist’s home for a tour and a chance to explore his famous gardens.
Day 4 - Duclair, France
A town in Seine-Maritime in region Normandy, Duclair is known as the Golden City, nestled on the banks of the Seine River along the famous road of the Abbeys, near Jumièges, St. Paer and Yainville. The construction wave of abbeys in the Middle Ages continues to attract visitors to the town. Duclair has had a turbulent history over the centuries, including the British invasion of the war Hundred Years and the famous Battle of Duclair in 1940. Duclair is also home to the famous ferry that has crossed the Seine for centuries.
Day 5 - Honfleur, France
Today we’re visiting Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. You’ll marvel at the rows of narrow houses squeezed against each other. Honfleur is home to Saint Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians.
Day 6 - Rouen, France
This morning we’ll indulge in leisurely cruising along the Seine. We’ll spend the afternoon in the medieval city of Rouen, preeminent capital of Normandy. Here you’ll explore the Old Town, where you'll see the spectacular Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, often painted by Claude Monet, and the famous Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. As you walk among the half-timbered storybook buildings, you’ll be transported back through time, seeing the 14th-century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred.
Day 7 - Paris, France
Today we return to Paris, capitol city of France, offering a blend of imperial traditions, music, and endearing charm. A city that inspires with the old and the new alike, and always has a cozy place available in a coffee house or wine tavern. Take today to explore this amazing city in depth, either walking along the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, visiting the architectural wonder of the glass Pyramid before entering the Louvre to discover its many treasures, or taking in the breathtaking views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Today is yours to explore the wonders of Gay Paree!
Day 8 - Paris, France
It’s our final day together in Gay Paree, so make the most of it! The center of gay Paris is the Marais, an old district in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris with lovely, narrow streets breathing centuries-old history. You’ll find a good deal of gay bars, cafés and shops here, as well as plenty of gay-friendly eateries. The Marais is right in the heart of Paris where you’ll find plenty of activities and things to do, walking distance to some of Paris’s best museums and culture. The close-knit community of the Marais makes it a lively and happening place to explore both at night and during the day.