CRUISE THE SEINE

When I heard that the TV program “The Highlander” was to be shown again, I couldn’t have been more pleased.  I could visit the Seine where the Highlander’s boat was moored (across from Notre Dame), and I’d wander along the waterfront visiting the artists and the stamp collectors there.

Truly, for me the Seine is the heart of Paris and I’ve enjoyed dinner on the Bateau Mouches (boats) where the views and not the dinner are outstanding.  Having cruised on the Rhine River in Germany, I enjoyed the ease of getting off at Cologne and Heidelberg (no long motorcoach rides) – right in the heart of town.  River travel is tops!

Peter Deilmann Cruises have a 7-night “Parisian Romance” cruise including a 2-night pre or post stay in Paris at the Concorde St. Lazare Hotel which departs in July or August.  Transportation between the ship and hotel is included.  An afternoon tour of Paris is part of the package with the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde among other sights.

Your ship is the MV Cezanne with single seating dining, award-winning cuisine, one crew member for every 2.5 guests, onboard physician and it’s a 5-star floating hotel.  All interiors are smoke-free.  The 7-night cruise includes Monet’s gardens in Giverny, Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles and the medieval harbor at Honfleur.

All meals on-board are included as well as the Captain’s welcome and farewel champagne receptions plus nightly light entertainment on board including traditional and folklore performances.  These are special cruises, and you may want to check out www.deilmann-cruises.com/theme for prices and availability.

Don’t forget your camera as it’s going to be 24/7, and the lady at the table across from you who is waving could just be me falling in love with Paris all over again.