10
Nights
10 Sep
2019

French River Cruising with Bordeaux

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch

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Day 1 - Tue 10 Sep 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool is one of the few cities in the world where ocean-going cruise ships can berth in the city centre, providing a spectacular addition to the waterfront skyline.

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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  • Fully ABTA and ATOL Protected
  • Complete Financial Protection
  • Quality Cruise holidays at Exceptional Prices

Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1
10 Sep 2019
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool is one of the few cities in the world where ocean-going cruise ships can berth in the city centre, providing a spectacular addition to the waterfront skyline.
2
11 Sep 2019
At Sea
3
12 Sep 2019
At Sea
3
12 Sep 2019
  12:00am L'Orient, France
When merchants trading with India set up warehouses here in the 17th century, the location became known as L'Orient. Subsequently it developed as a shipbuilding centre. In the Second World War it was a U-Boat base and three massive reinforced-concrete structures were built to keep the submarines under cover: the base is now a museum. Close to L'Orient harbour is the Cite de la Voile (City of Sailing) a modern interactive exhibition and museum with 11 giant screens and audio-surround to recreate the sights and sounds of sailing. Nearby is the marine survey ship Thalassa, which is now a museum of oceanography. Across the bay in Port Louis (there are regular ferries) are the National Maritime Museum and French East Indies Company Museum. They are both housed in magnificent 16th century military buildings.
4
13 Sep 2019
  12:00am Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, At Sea, France
Ship Deck
Flowing from its source in the Pyrenees, the Garonne River can take you on a journey through some of France’s most charming towns and villages. It flows 374 miles through southwest France before reaching the Gironde Estuary, which is often referred as a river. This navigable estuary is formed from the meeting of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, just downstream from the centre of Bordeaux.
4
13 Sep 2019
  12:00am Bordeaux, France
In the heart of France's wine country, just a short drive from the lush vineyards and picturesque chateaux that produce the Graves, Medoc and St. Emilion grapes. Tours and tastings available, of course.
5
14 Sep 2019
  12:00am Bordeaux, France
5
14 Sep 2019
  12:00am Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, At Sea, France
Ship Deck
Flowing from its source in the Pyrenees, the Garonne River can take you on a journey through some of France’s most charming towns and villages. It flows 374 miles through southwest France before reaching the Gironde Estuary, which is often referred as a river. This navigable estuary is formed from the meeting of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, just downstream from the centre of Bordeaux.
6
15 Sep 2019
  12:00am Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, At Sea, France
6
15 Sep 2019
At Sea
7
16 Sep 2019
At Sea
7
16 Sep 2019
  12:00am Cruising River Seine, At Sea, France
Ship Deck
The Seine is regarded as one of the great historic rivers in Europe, flowing 485 miles from Burgundy in a north-westerly direction to Normandy via Paris. It therefore provides an ideal link between the French capital and the sea. Five tributaries feed into the Seine including the Marne, Aube, Loing, Yonne, and Oise, which are in addition to a series of canals which link the Seine to the Loire, Rhine and Rhone rivers.
7
16 Sep 2019
  12:00am Rouen, France
The first thing you will notice as you approach Rouen is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, towering high above the city, its 490 foot cast-iron spire the tallest in France. Get lost in the old town where half-timbered houses line a labyrinth of lanes, and stop for a moment at the Rehabilitation Cross, marking the spot where in 1431 Joan of Arc was consigned to the flames.
8
17 Sep 2019
  12:00am Rouen, France
8
17 Sep 2019
  12:00am Cruising River Seine, At Sea, France
Ship Deck
The Seine is regarded as one of the great historic rivers in Europe, flowing 485 miles from Burgundy in a north-westerly direction to Normandy via Paris. It therefore provides an ideal link between the French capital and the sea. Five tributaries feed into the Seine including the Marne, Aube, Loing, Yonne, and Oise, which are in addition to a series of canals which link the Seine to the Loire, Rhine and Rhone rivers.
9
18 Sep 2019
  12:00am St Malo, France
The walled city of St Malo was originally a fortified island, but it is now part of the mainland. A magnificent grey granite citadelle protects the old city, the cobbled streets of which are packed with interesting shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The main gate is the Porte St-Vincent, inside which is the castle and town museum, with an eclectic mix of exhibits including maps, diagrams and local artefacts.
10
19 Sep 2019
At Sea
11
20 Sep 2019
At Sea
11
20 Sep 2019
  12:00am Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool is one of the few cities in the world where ocean-going cruise ships can berth in the city centre, providing a spectacular addition to the waterfront skyline.