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Paris & Normandy

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Pre-Cruise: March 28th to 30th, 2023

Cruise: March 30th to April 6th, 2023

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DESCRIPTION

Paris always sizzles while Normandy beckons with its stunning coastline, incredible food and artistic beauty. Monet’s Gardens and the charming harbor town of Honfleur, will inspire you the same way as they inspired the great Impressionists. For inspiration of a different kind, travel the “Routes des Abbayes,” visiting some of the most magnificent monasteries, and to the unforgettable beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day invasion. Relive the grandeur of royalty at Chateau de Bizy, once referred to as “the Versailles of Normandy.” Blend a passion for the good life with culture, art, architecture and timeless landscapes, and you have Northern France.

COUNTRIES: FRANCE

RIVERS: SEINE

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2 NIGHTS PARIS PACKAGE

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March 28th to 30th, 2023

$900 per person based on double occupancy

$1340 single occupancy

CRUISE

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 - EMBARKATION – PARIS, FRANCE

Day 1, PARIS. Board the ship in Paris for your Paris & Normandy cruise. (D)

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DAY 2 - LES ANDELYS

Uncover the history of Château Gaillard, the former stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliffs high above the Seine, on a morning tour. Or, if you prefer a more active adventure, you can hike there from the banks of the Seine, admiring the scenic views along the way. For those who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys. After your adventures, set sail along the meandering Seine for a scenic cruise. (B,L,D)

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DAY 3 - LE HAVRE

There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters; or enjoy a full­day excursion that includes Honfleur and the delicious Pays d’Auge region of Normandy, where apple cider, Calvados and pommeau outrank French wine. Enjoy a country drive through Beamont­en­Auge and Pont l’Eveque, and afterwards, be treated to a cheese and Calvados tasting. During the afternoon, you can join a city tour of the UNESCO­designated Le Havre. Alternatively, you have the choice of a bike tour through Le Havre. (B,L,D)

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DAY 4 - LE HAVRE - CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX-NORMANDY BEACHES

Experience the Normandy region with one of three tours. For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, you will visit the cemetery at Colleville­sur­Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues­sur­Mer and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. If you prefer, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny­sur­Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulle and, finally, Arromanches. If you wish to experience a different kind of inspiration in Caudebec­en­Caux in the afternoon, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to one of the magnificent historic abbeys of the region. Or you can journey back in time with the interactive exhibits and vessels at the Seine Museum. (B,L,D)

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Day 5 - ROUEN

Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. You also have the choice to explore Lyons­la­Forêt, built on the site of a former fortress and featuring remarkable centuries­old architecture; go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, Norman cheese and cider; or get active by going on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

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DAY 6 - VERNON

Enjoy scenic cruising around Vernon before disembarking the ship for your excursion. You will have a choice of three excursions, depending on your interests. Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Art lovers will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet’s most beloved paintings—such as water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees. Wander around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades. Or visit the regal 18th­century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles. Enjoy an escorted tour of the palace and gardens. If you prefer a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour, taking in the beautiful French countryside. In the evening, visit the quaint village of La Roche­Guyon, one of the most beautiful in France, and enjoy free time to stroll along the Seine or amid the pretty architecture. (B,L,D) 

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DAY 7 - PARIS

Travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers­sur­Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. The mere 70 days Van Gogh spent in Auvers­sur­Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Or enjoy the the exquisite architecture of the Chateau Saint­Germain­en­Laye, along with its museum and gardens. If you prefer something more active, strap on your helmet and pedal around the city of Conflans. Later in the day, relax on the Sun Deck or on your balcony as the ship takes a scenic cruise on its way to Paris. (B,L,D)

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DAY 8 - PARIS - DISEMBARKATION

Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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TRIP NOTES

NUMBER OF DAYS: 7-10

CRUISE BEGINS/ENDS:

Paris, France - Paris, France

PASSPORT REQUIRED:

Yes

CRUISE DATE:

March 30th to April 6th, 2023

GROUP SIZE:

50 passengers

DEPOSIT PER PERSON:

$400 per person / subject to change without notice.   

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:

December 30th, 2022

LAST DAY TO CANCEL:

December 30th, 2022

INTERPRETERS: 

Heart Cruises will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.

SHIP INFORMATION:

Ship Name: AmaLyra

Built in: Netherlands

Guest Capacity: 144

Staterooms: 71

Max Beam: 38 ft

Max Length: 360 ft

Ship Crew: 45

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • ASL Interpreters on shore excursions

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)

  • Computer for internet access

  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations

  • Desk and sitting area

  • Bottled water replenished daily

 

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs

  • Internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track

  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon

  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar

  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

 

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues

  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients

  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant

  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner

  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience

  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast

  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks

  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination

  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options

  • Bike tours and hikes

  • Special Interest Tours

  • Knowledgeable guides

  • Personal headset for easy exploration

  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare

  • Gratuities

  • Boutique, casino, spa, photos and bingo

  • Internet access, phone, fax and other incidentals

  • Medical attention

  • Travel insurance

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STATEROOM PRICES

Suite
Violin Deck
French Balcony, 255 sq. ft.

Starting at $6398 per person plus taxes/port fees

Category A+
Violin Deck
French Balcony, 225 sq. ft.

Starting at $6098 per person plus taxes/port fees

Category A
Violin Deck
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.

Starting at $5098 per person plus taxes/port fees

Category B
Violin & Cello Deck
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.

Starting at $4998 per person plus taxes/port fees

Category C
Violin & Cello Deck
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.

Starting at $4698 per person plus taxes/port fees

Category D
Piano Deck
Fixed Windows, 170 sq. ft.

Starting at $3898 per person plus taxes/port fees

Category E
Piano Deck
Fixed Windows, 170 sq. ft.

Starting at $3599 per person plus taxes/port fees

Single
Cello Deck
French Balcony, 140 sq. ft.

Please Call for Prices plus taxes/port fees

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Heart Cruises, LLC  recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more

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CANCELLATION POLICY

In the unfortunate event a participant must cancel travel, notice must be made to Heart Cruises during standard business hours or via email, which must include writing stating clearly and correctly each guest’s name, ship name, start and end date of the cruise and a brief statement of the reason for cancellation. Other forms of notice are not sufficient. Cancellations received within 24 hours of vacation start date will be deemed as trip interruption, cannot be cancelled and are 100% non-refundable. The effective date of the cancellation is the date AmaWaterways receives cancellation notice. A change in sailing date, name changes, the substitution of a participant or a reduction in the number of guests in a stateroom are treated as a cancellation in that all applicable cancellation charges apply. A reduction in occupancy is subject to a single supplement charge. Cancellation charges for bookings within charter and part-charter agreements are as per the charter contract. All other cancellation charges are per-person, based on the cancellation date, as seen in the chart below.

You acknowledge that your cancellation will cause us and the Carrier difficulty in selling a replacement cruise or cruise & land reservation and thus the cancellation fees described below apply regardless of whether your cruise or cruise & land reservation is resold. You agree that any losses sustained by us and/or the Carrier in the event of cancellation would be very difficult or impossible to quantify, and the cancellation fees are fair and reasonable as liquidated damages.

More than 121 days prior to departure

$400 (Europe & Asia)

120-90 days prior to departure

$4,800 (Seven River Journey Through Europe)

89-60 days prior to departure

35% of cruise and land price

59-30 days prior to departure

50% of cruise and land price

29-7 days prior to departure

80% of cruise and land price

6 days prior to departure

100% of cruise and land price

Inside of 24 hours

100% of cruise and land price

 itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice.