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Fred. Olsen – French River Weekend – 2022

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    Cruising the Seine
Braemar - M2232 - 03 December 2022 - 3 nights
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Sails from Southampton

As the busy Christmas period approaches, you can treat yourself to a well-earned break enjoyed amongst the sights and delights of beautiful French cities and countryside. After an overnight sail from Southampton, you’ll wake to views of the rolling forested valleys, lush-green fields and pretty communes that flank the winding River Seine, as Braemar takes you on a serene journey to Rouen.

Once docked at Normandy’s historic, culture-rich capital, you’ll be afforded ample time to explore at your leisure and take in its highlights; within the centre of the city, medieval and renaissance treasures, such as the symbolic Gothic cathedral, Gros Horloge and plethora of half-timbered houses, and the exact spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, await. Outside the cathedral, you could stop by the traditional Christmas market, for local treats and hot calvados too. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to Paris, to experience the magic of a wander along the Champs Elysées at night, see the illuminated Eiffel Tower and much more.

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03 December 2022

Cruise Itinerary

Saturday 03 December 2022

Departure from Southampton, United Kingdom

Board the ship mid-afternoon before you set sail.

Sunday 04 December 2022

Cruising the River Seine & arrival in Rouen, France

Slicing through the gorgeous lush-green countryside of Normandy’s Parc naturel régional des Boucles de la Seine, the route Fred. Olsen’s smaller cruise ships sail along the River Seine – connecting the historic cities of Honfleur and Rouen – presents guests with simply unforgettable views to enjoy in comfort on board.  Simply sit back, relax and take in stunning scenes of rolling valleys, floral fields and charming communes dotted with historic churches and traditional houses that have inspired many famous artists over the years, including Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.

Monday 05 December 2022

Rouen, 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. 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.

Tuesday 06 December 2022

Arrival at Southampton, United Kingdom

After an early breakfast, disembark the ship for your journey home.

Braemar Ship Information

Braemar’s timeless style and elegance will capture your senses. Large windows bathe the ship’s interior in natural light and provide spectacular views while polished wooden fixtures, shining brass fittings, decadent fabrics and carefully designed decor assume the feel of a traditional country house.

All of the 485 comfortable and stylish rooms are equipped with private facilities which include an en-suite bathroom (some are fitted with a bathtub), a desk, telephone, interactive Smart TV, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea & coffee making facilities. According to your needs you can chose between different room types, like Interior, Porthole, Ocean View, Balcony and Suites.

There are five elegant and intimate dining venues oboard, including two main restaurants, cafe, bar & lounges as well as ‘The Grill’ offering an extra special dining experience so you’ll always find something heavenly to tantalise your tastebuds. A selection of soft drinks, wines and beers are included as well of course.

As well as a choice of comfortable accommodation, dining venues, bars and lounges, Braemar features all the facilities and amenities you need for a comfortable, restful and stress-free stay on board, including heated pools and bubbling jacuzzis, a library, gaming tables & card rooms, and even a self-service Laundry Room.  Stroll through the Port or Boutique shop whether you need any essentials or a holiday bargain.

During the day several talks, lectures and classes take place and in the evening fantastic live performances, including cabaret, stand-up comedy and concerts will keep you entertained throughout the duration of your cruise.

Date  Arrival Departure Port of Call

Sat 03 Dec 2022

Late PM Southampton, United Kingdom
Sun 04 Dec 2022 Late AM Rouen, France
Mon 05 Dec 2022 Late PM Rouen, France
Tue 06 Dec 2022 Early AM Southampton, United Kingdom

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