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FRANCE - COLORS OF THE RHONE AND PROVENCE

April 2, 2020 | 7 Days | 8 Cities | 1 Country

Your cruise will take place on the MS Rhone Princess. Learn more about your ship.

Starting at $1248 £938 $1806AU

Including all taxes and port charges!

If you need help in finding good airfare rates we can assist. We have contracted discounted airfare with major carriers.  We suggest flying in or out of Geneva or Paris and taking the train into Lyon,  It is approximately a 2-hour train ride from Geneva or Paris to Lyon.  Please click here to start the process. *All prices are quoted in US Dollars. Please use the currency converter to the right to price in your currency. All Prior Passengers ALWAYS receive 10% off any fare, any cabin, any date.

Itinerary

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Situated at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône, Lyon is often referred to as France’s second city, offering urban explorers a wealth of enticing experiences. It is the culinary capital of France, with multiple Michelin restaurants and is also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its Roman district brimming with Roman treasures and its Renaissance district with its medieval flair. Duck into small boutiques as you wander down narrow streets or explore the picturesque Vieux Lyon, (Old Town) a district with winding medieval pathways that will lead you to fine-dining restaurants and stylish bars where you can enjoy a glass of a local vintage Beaujolais. Discover Renaissance buildings and a labyrinth of ancient, secret passageways (named traboules) that weave through buildings and link streets on either side. First used for function in the 4th century, they allowed folks a more direct route to the town’s fresh water source and were later used by the silk trade in the16th-century followed by the resistance during World War II. From the Vieux Lyon, take a funicular to the landmark, Fourvière Hill and be astounded by the panoramic views of the cityscape. Immerse yourself in ancient history as you explore the Fourvière Basilica, a magnificent church with extravagant interiors established in 15BC by Augustus, and the Roman Theatre of Fourviére, the oldest theatre in France. If museums are your thing, the Museum of Fine Arts showcases the finest collection of sculptures and paintings outside Paris. Housed in a former abbey from the 1600s, it contains pieces from Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne and more.

Vienne is bathed in a gentle light which bestows a Mediterranean feel on the town. Its impressive Roman ruins (temple, theatre, city of Saint-Romain-en-Gal) have contributed to its renown, in addition to its medieval heritage (Romanesque cloister, Gothic cathedral, and covered passageways). One of the city’s great charms is the comfortable coexistence of styles from every period of its history. A cross-timbered medieval house sits just a few feet from the ruins of the Garden of Cybèle, a Gallo-Roman forum, while barrel-vaulted passageways lead from one narrow street to the next.

The lovely pale-stone buildings of Viviers, presided over by a graceful hilltop cathedral, create a dreamlike vision from the vantage point of the river on one side and flowery fields on the other. This enchanting town was spared during WWII and is a great representation of life in the middle ages. Exploring Viviers on foot allows visitors a fascinating glimpse of its layered history, from Roman and medieval times to the Renaissance and beyond, and an up-close view of a charming French country village. Situated in the old religious quarter high over the town, Belvédère of le Rocher de Châteauvieux, a 14th-century fortification provides an exceptional 360-degree panorama over the port, the river, Vivier’s rooftops, and the Rhone Valley. A heritage discovery trail will lead you to its architectural treasures including the Town Hall, the 18th-century Hôtel de Roqueplane, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent, with its Romanesque architecture and choir decorated by Gobelins tapestries and marble high altar.

One of the most beautiful cities in France, Alres, is known as the inspiration for some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works of art. Imagine walking through shady vistas and seeing the landscapes that inspired the artist to execute almost 300 of his paintings and drawings. This picturesque city, steeped in history, is both enchanting and historic as it is home to many Roman treasures and awe-inspiring landmarks. Among them is the Roman Amphitheater which was built between the first and second century B.C and plays host to bull fights in which the bull is not killed and a UNESCO-listed site, the Cloisters of Saint-Trophime, renowned for their ornate architecture and sculpted biblical scenes. For those who want to soak in the beauty of this charming city, simply basking in its narrow streets, unusual shops, and delectable cuisine is enough.

Avignon has everything needed to enchant with its art de vivre and rich architectural heritage. Walking through its narrow, cobbled streets, you can discover many old chapels, churches, buildings and bridges– some dating to the Middle Ages and many listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. One such site is the largest Gothic palace in Europe and epicenter of the city, the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace). It was the residence of seven Popes from 1309 to 1377 and today, visitors can stroll around the cloisters, papal bedrooms, and private chapels and marvel at 14th-century frescoes. Not to be missed, Petit Palais was the residence for Avignon’s Episcopal bishops before Pope Clement V created the Palais des Papes, and is now an art museum housing masterpieces and notable works by Italian painters. Strolling through Avignon, you’ll also discover elegant fashion boutiques, antique shops and charming sidewalk cafés with wonderful selections of regional food and wines. The idyllic Place de l’Horloge is a beautiful square near the Palais des Papes where you can relax and take in the very center of Avignon life.

The lovely pale-stone buildings of Viviers, presided over by a graceful hilltop cathedral, create a dreamlike vision from the vantage point of the river on one side and flowery fields on the other. This enchanting town was spared during WWII and is a great representation of life in the middle ages. Exploring Viviers on foot allows visitors a fascinating glimpse of its layered history, from Roman and medieval times to the Renaissance and beyond, and an up-close view of a charming French country village. Situated in the old religious quarter high over the town, Belvédère of le Rocher de Châteauvieux, a 14th-century fortification provides an exceptional 360-degree panorama over the port, the river, Vivier’s rooftops, and the Rhone Valley. A heritage discovery trail will lead you to its architectural treasures including the Town Hall, the 18th-century Hôtel de Roqueplane, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent, with its Romanesque architecture and choir decorated by Gobelins tapestries and marble high altar.

Your cruise comes to an end in the picturesque city of Lyon. Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own. France’s second city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a sophistication that makes it a hugely intriguing option for visitors. Lyon is known for its cuisine and gastronomy, historical and architectural landmarks, outstanding museums, dynamic cultural life, thriving university, and fantastic shopping.  Lyon is located amongst the best wine producing regions in France, the Cotes du Rhônes and Beaujolais, two of the centers of Rhône and Burgundy wine regions respectively. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your French Adventure cruise. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

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Arrival: Check In 3 PM
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Situated at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône, Lyon is often referred to as France’s second city, offering urban explorers a wealth of enticing experiences. It is the culinary capital of France, with multiple Michelin restaurants and is also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its Roman district brimming with Roman treasures and its Renaissance district with its medieval flair. Duck into small boutiques as you wander down narrow streets or explore the picturesque Vieux Lyon, (Old Town) a district with winding medieval pathways that will lead you to fine-dining restaurants and stylish bars where you can enjoy a glass of a local vintage Beaujolais. Discover Renaissance buildings and a labyrinth of ancient, secret passageways (named traboules) that weave through buildings and link streets on either side. First used for function in the 4th century, they allowed folks a more direct route to the town’s fresh water source and were later used by the silk trade in the16th-century followed by the resistance during World War II. From the Vieux Lyon, take a funicular to the landmark, Fourvière Hill and be astounded by the panoramic views of the cityscape. Immerse yourself in ancient history as you explore the Fourvière Basilica, a magnificent church with extravagant interiors established in 15BC by Augustus, and the Roman Theatre of Fourviére, the oldest theatre in France. If museums are your thing, the Museum of Fine Arts showcases the finest collection of sculptures and paintings outside Paris. Housed in a former abbey from the 1600s, it contains pieces from Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne and more.

Arrival:
Depart: 4:00 AM

Arrival: 7:00 AM
Depart: 3:00 PM

Vienne is bathed in a gentle light which bestows a Mediterranean feel on the town. Its impressive Roman ruins (temple, theatre, city of Saint-Romain-en-Gal) have contributed to its renown, in addition to its medieval heritage (Romanesque cloister, Gothic cathedral, and covered passageways). One of the city’s great charms is the comfortable coexistence of styles from every period of its history. A cross-timbered medieval house sits just a few feet from the ruins of the Garden of Cybèle, a Gallo-Roman forum, while barrel-vaulted passageways lead from one narrow street to the next.

Arrival: 8:00 PM
Depart:

Arrival:
Depart: 12:30 PM

Arrival: 7:30 PM
Depart: 11;45 PM

The lovely pale-stone buildings of Viviers, presided over by a graceful hilltop cathedral, create a dreamlike vision from the vantage point of the river on one side and flowery fields on the other. This enchanting town was spared during WWII and is a great representation of life in the middle ages. Exploring Viviers on foot allows visitors a fascinating glimpse of its layered history, from Roman and medieval times to the Renaissance and beyond, and an up-close view of a charming French country village. Situated in the old religious quarter high over the town, Belvédère of le Rocher de Châteauvieux, a 14th-century fortification provides an exceptional 360-degree panorama over the port, the river, Vivier’s rooftops, and the Rhone Valley. A heritage discovery trail will lead you to its architectural treasures including the Town Hall, the 18th-century Hôtel de Roqueplane, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent, with its Romanesque architecture and choir decorated by Gobelins tapestries and marble high altar.

Arrival: 9:00 AM
Depart:

One of the most beautiful cities in France, Alres, is known as the inspiration for some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works of art. Imagine walking through shady vistas and seeing the landscapes that inspired the artist to execute almost 300 of his paintings and drawings. This picturesque city, steeped in history, is both enchanting and historic as it is home to many Roman treasures and awe-inspiring landmarks. Among them is the Roman Amphitheater which was built between the first and second century B.C and plays host to bull fights in which the bull is not killed and a UNESCO-listed site, the Cloisters of Saint-Trophime, renowned for their ornate architecture and sculpted biblical scenes. For those who want to soak in the beauty of this charming city, simply basking in its narrow streets, unusual shops, and delectable cuisine is enough.

Arrival:
Depart: 4:00 AM

Arrival: 9:00 AM
Depart: 11:00 PM

Avignon has everything needed to enchant with its art de vivre and rich architectural heritage. Walking through its narrow, cobbled streets, you can discover many old chapels, churches, buildings and bridges– some dating to the Middle Ages and many listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. One such site is the largest Gothic palace in Europe and epicenter of the city, the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace). It was the residence of seven Popes from 1309 to 1377 and today, visitors can stroll around the cloisters, papal bedrooms, and private chapels and marvel at 14th-century frescoes. Not to be missed, Petit Palais was the residence for Avignon’s Episcopal bishops before Pope Clement V created the Palais des Papes, and is now an art museum housing masterpieces and notable works by Italian painters. Strolling through Avignon, you’ll also discover elegant fashion boutiques, antique shops and charming sidewalk cafés with wonderful selections of regional food and wines. The idyllic Place de l’Horloge is a beautiful square near the Palais des Papes where you can relax and take in the very center of Avignon life.

Arrival: 6:00 AM
Depart: 1:00 PM

The lovely pale-stone buildings of Viviers, presided over by a graceful hilltop cathedral, create a dreamlike vision from the vantage point of the river on one side and flowery fields on the other. This enchanting town was spared during WWII and is a great representation of life in the middle ages. Exploring Viviers on foot allows visitors a fascinating glimpse of its layered history, from Roman and medieval times to the Renaissance and beyond, and an up-close view of a charming French country village. Situated in the old religious quarter high over the town, Belvédère of le Rocher de Châteauvieux, a 14th-century fortification provides an exceptional 360-degree panorama over the port, the river, Vivier’s rooftops, and the Rhone Valley. A heritage discovery trail will lead you to its architectural treasures including the Town Hall, the 18th-century Hôtel de Roqueplane, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent, with its Romanesque architecture and choir decorated by Gobelins tapestries and marble high altar.

Arrival:
Depart: Disembark by 9:00 AM

Your cruise comes to an end in the picturesque city of Lyon. Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own. France’s second city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a sophistication that makes it a hugely intriguing option for visitors. Lyon is known for its cuisine and gastronomy, historical and architectural landmarks, outstanding museums, dynamic cultural life, thriving university, and fantastic shopping.  Lyon is located amongst the best wine producing regions in France, the Cotes du Rhônes and Beaujolais, two of the centers of Rhône and Burgundy wine regions respectively. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your French Adventure cruise. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

Deck Plans


Room Availability

Small Cabins -

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SC113 ~ $1,248/$208 night
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SC114 ~ $1,248/$208 night
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RP Suite -

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S101 ~ $1,998/$333 night
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Double Cabins -

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DC104 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC105 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC106 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC107 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC108 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC109 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC110 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC111 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC112 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC200 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC202 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC203 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC204 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC205 ~ $1,350/$225 night
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DC206 ~ $1,398/$233 night
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DC207 ~ $1,398/$233 night
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DC208 ~ $1,398/$233 night
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DC210 ~ $1,398/$233 night
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DC211 ~ $1,398/$233 night
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DC212 ~ $1,449/$242 night
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DC214 ~ $1,449/$242 night
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DC215 ~ $1,449/$242 night
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DC216 ~ $1,449/$242 night
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DC217 ~ $1,449/$242 night
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DC218 ~ $1,500/$250 night
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DC219 ~ $1,500/$250 night
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DC222 ~ $1,500/$250 night
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DC223 ~ $1,500/$250 night
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DC224 ~ $1,500/$250 night
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DC295 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC296 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC297 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC298 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC299 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC300 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC301 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC302 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC319 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC320 ~ $1,599/$267 night
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DC303 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC304 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC305 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC306 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC307 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC308 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC309 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC310 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC311 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC312 ~ $1,650/$275 night
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DC313 ~ $1,698/$283 night
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DC314 ~ $1,698/$283 night
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DC315 ~ $1,698/$283 night
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DC316 ~ $1,698/$283 night
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DC317 ~ $1,698/$283 night
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DC318 ~ $1,698/$283 night
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DC100 ~ $1,998/$333 night
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Meet Your Cruise Director

Kate Barella

We are delighted to welcome back Kate Barella who debuted on our inaugural cruise. She is sure to again entertain, captivate and direct with her cheeky Brit humor for all aboard. Kate lives in Eastbourne – on the south coast of England. She has worked as a Tour Director and Cruise Director (Ocean and River), for 20 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living all those years in Normandy. Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandinavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the UK.

She has worked on the following rivers as Cruise director; Rhine, Rhone, Garonne – Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, and the Danube. Kate trained professionally at a theatre school in London, worked professionally as an actor and still does the occasional voice-over work. She also dabbles as a stand-up comedian. Her hobbies include travel,(of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

 

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Pastries in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Drink packages available for Wine, Beer, Spirits, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices, Coffee, Espresso & Tea in the restaurant.
    • Unlimited Wine, Beer, Spirits, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices, Coffee, Espresso & Tea with Lunch and Dinner is $160 per person for the cruise.
      • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
      • If you are purchasing more than 2 drinks (beer, wine, and soda) a day in the restaurant, the drink package is a good value!
    • Premium drinks, per the menu, are not included
    • Premium drink menu for those who purchase the drink package – click here for the menu
  • Standard Drink Menu – click here for the menu
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less!”
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.