River Seine & Rotterdam Experience Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99418
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. August 2021. From £1359.00.
Holland, France & Northern Ireland
Spend eight nights on board sleek Magellan as she sails out of Liverpool and to Normandy, making fascinating calls at some historic places of interest including Portsmouth and Rotterdam. Call first at historic Belfast, with its glittering Titanic Quarter development, and then continue south to historic maritime cities of Portsmouth and Rotterdam. Follow the Dutch coast west until you meet the Seine, then follow its meandering path to ‘Joan of Arc city’ Rouen, with its beautifully restored medieval centre. A call at pretty Honfleur, once the retreat of French Impressionists, completes this delightful summer cruise.
What's Included8 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsTake a delightful August Bank Holiday voyage
Two hopefully sunny days at sea
Cruise the Seine’s meanders to Joan of Arc's Rouen
The striking Dutch city of Rotterdam
Le Havre, across the water from historic Honfleur
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart Liverpool, UK
Depart: 1900hrs Board Magellan in Liverpool, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Belfast, UK
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter developments that pay homage to the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast stone staircase of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Portsmouth, UK
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1300hrs Portsmouth has a long, proud maritime history. Visit the refurbished D-Day Museum to see the 82-metre long embroidery of images and events from Operation Overlord, or perhaps head to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior or the Mary Rose Museum.
Day 5CMV Fleet Parade and Rotterdam Regatta
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 1600hrs The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Magellan's destination, today. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the world-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves. Today, the CMV fleet will meet in Rotterdam to celebrate 25 years of cruising from Cruise Port Rotterdam. The Rotterdam Regatta will celebrate this special cruising milestone, with celebrations and event planned through the day, culminating in the CMV Fleet Parade at around 5pm, when all seven CMV ships, in their new livery and led by the iconic Marco Polo will sail in convoy up and down the Meuse River for 28 nautical miles, in what promises to be a truly unique cruising spectacle!
Day 6Le Havre, France
Today Magellan arrives at the mouth of the Seine and her next port of call: Le Havre. The striking modern architecture that you'll find everywhere in this historic port is the result of the post-war reconstruction project masterminded by Belgian architect, Auguste Perret, and has led to the city's classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Across the river mouth stands Honfleur, a former favourite of the French Impressionists.
Day 7Rouen, France
Today you'll have the chance to explore the delightful city of Rouen, where the highlights waiting for you include the Place du Vieux-Marche – where Joan of Arc was martyred in 1431 – the city's famous one-handed clock and its stunning Gothic cathedral. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Monet's lovingly preserved house and gardens at Giverny.
Day 8At sea
Make the most of your final day aboard Magellan as she cruises back towards Liverpool.
Day 9Arrive Liverpool, UK
Arrive: 0700hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top