8
Nights
23 Aug
2018

French River Cruising to Bordeaux

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar

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Day 1 - Thu 23 Aug 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.

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
23 Aug 2018
    Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.
2
24 Aug 2018
At Sea
3
25 Aug 2018
At Sea
3
25 Aug 2018
  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
26 Aug 2018
  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
26 Aug 2018
  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
27 Aug 2018
  12:00am Bordeaux, France
6
28 Aug 2018
At Sea
7
29 Aug 2018
At Sea
7
29 Aug 2018
  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
30 Aug 2018
  12:00am Rouen, France
9
31 Aug 2018
  12:00am Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.