French River Cruises - Vive la France!
A cruise on the rivers of France will show you the features typical of France that you appreciate so much: picturesque natural scenes, impressive culture and the particular charm of the French way of life. You will be able to discover a European landscape with a wealth of cultural masterpieces, along with lush vineyards, impressive towns and the scent of lavender. Three rivers - RhĂ´ne, Seine, and SaĂ´ne - are available to you.
The French River Cruise - where they take place and when to go
A French River Cruise can include parts of the country which are very different in nature: the SaĂ´ne flows for about 480 kilometres through eastern France, the Seine bisects northern France and the RhĂ´ne discharges into the Mediterranean after a journey of some 812 kilometres through the south of the country. Depending on your choice of cruise, the best time to go ranges from the spring months to early autumn.
French River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions
The rivers of France are perfect for discovering some of the country's most famous cities. The most significant city on the Seine is of course the French capital, Paris, with the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the basilica of SacrĂ©-Coeur and the Arc de Triomphe. Or you can visit Le Havre, home of France's second-largest port.
The RhĂ´ne River Cruise will bring you to France's third-largest city, Lyon, where you can admire the medieval old town, "Vieux Lyon", which was declared a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1998. Highlights of this city include the architectural masterpiece which is the "OpĂ©ra national de Lyon". Avignon is also on the RhĂ´ne. This city in the southern French region of Provence boasts an impressive landmark - the gigantic Papal Palace.
If you should decide on a cruise on the river SaĂ´ne, the largest city in the wine-growing region of Burgundy, Chalon-sur-SaĂ´ne, will be on the itinerary. The imposing cathedral of St. Vincent and the well-preserved old town are worth visiting. The charming city of MĂ˘con is also on the route of the SaĂ´ne River Cruise. It was founded in the 3rd century BC and occupies an idyllic position in the heart of the MĂ˘connais wine-growing region.
The French River Cruise - a journey full of esprit
Come on a French River Cruise and you can look forward to historic monuments, French charm and blooming landscapes. Imposing cities and a wealth of interesting cultural monuments join with breathtaking mountain ranges, lush greenery and picturesque vineyards in an blend of culture, unspoilt and pristine nature, and possibilities for recreation. A French River Cruise is a journey of the senses.
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Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.