Saône River Cruises - discover the charm of France

The Saône River Cruise offers a blend of culture, nature, relaxation in an area unspoilt by tourism. There is something suitable for everyone, whatever your interests. Sign up for the unforgettable experience of a Saône River Cruise...

The Saône River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go

The Saône runs for around 480 kilometres through eastern France. It rises in the Vosges mountains at Vioménil, passing through the French départements of Vosges, Haute- Saône, Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire and Rhône before flowing into the Rhône at Lyon. The best time for a Saône River Cruise is in the months of June to September.

Saône River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions

The biggest city in the wine-growing area of Burgundy, Chalon-sur-Saône, is on the programme of the Saône River Cruise. Its imposing cathedral of St Vincent, built mainly between the 12th and 15 centuries, and the especially well preserved old city are well worth a visit.

The charming city of Mâcon is also on the itinerary. Founded in the third century BC, it boasts an idyllic location in the middle of the Mâconnais winegrowing district.Of great interest is the electrical museum located there,and the Musee municipal des Ursulines, which takes its visitors on a journey from the Stone Age to the present day.

If your Saône River Cruise should happen to take you to France's third largest city, Lyon, you will be able to admire the medieval old town, which was declared a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1998. The impressive highlights of the city include the Opéra national de Lyon, an architectural masterpiece. In the magnificent "Parc de la Tête d'or", on the other hand, you will be able to enjoy moments of peace and quiet.

If you are visiting the romantic little town of Tournus you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit the 11th century church of Saint Philibert.The numerous shops and boutiques of the quaint Rue République positively invite you to stroll in for a shopping spree.

Die The Saône River Cruise - a multifaceted journey

Breathtaking mountain ranges, lush greenery and picturesque hillside vineyards - the Saône River Cruise is a multifaceted experience. It's up to you to discover the charm of France, her cultural treasures and history. Welcome on board!



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 – “Kids Sail Free”. 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 – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.