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Paris and Normandy Cruise

April 8-15, 2023
Experience the grandeur of Northern France on a journey through art, culture, and the Bayeux Tapestry aboard AMAWaterway’s wine cruise.
Each Quilt Explorations cruise revolves around a specific quilting experience presented exclusively by one quilting expert. Intimate and upscale, these unique cruises help you explore quilting in ways you never imagined. Please note there are no classes on board the ship.

Cruise Itinerary

We’ll begin in the lovely city of Paris where you will set sail in ultimate luxury on board AmaWaterways’ state-of-the-art ship, AmaDante. Relax and rejuvenate in spacious, luxurious staterooms with plenty of amenities. Most feature French balconies that afford stunning views of the scenery along the river. Savor exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues. Enjoy the whirlpool on the Sun Deck as we pass by centuries-old castles, charming villages and other breathtaking scenery. Delight in AmaWaterways’ popular nightly performances that highlight local musicians and dancers, bringing the culture and flavor of France to life. A Captain who greets you with a red rose, waiters that remember your name, coffee order and individual preferences, a Cruise Manager who makes it her daily goal to see you smile…this is just some of what you can expect on board.

Date Location Activities
4/8 Le Havre EMBARKATION
4/9 Le Havre Honfleur excursion
OR Le Havre city tour with Les Halles Market tasting
OR Bike tour
OR Full-day Normandy Beaches
4/10 Caudebec-En-Caux Bayeux & Caen tours
OR Harcourt Arboretum, Château du Champ de Bataille & Le Bec Hellouin
OR Scenic cruising
4/11 Rouen

Medieval Rouen walking tour
OR Rouen bike tour
OR Lyons-la-Forêt excursion
OR Tastes of Normandy

Château de Vascoeuil

Scenic cruising
OR Bike tour
OR Château d’Etelan

4/12 Vernon Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny
OR Château de Bizy Tour of the Palace Gardens
OR bike tour
OR Château de Gaillon and Gardens d’Acquigny
OR Calvados, cider and cheese tasting
4/13 La Rouche-Guyon

Calvados, cider and cheese tasting
OR Bike tour to ManteslaJolie
OR Scenic cruising

City tour with bee farm visit
OR Hike tour
OR Château d’Anet

4/14 Paris “City of Light” tour
OR bike tour
4/15 Paris DISEMBARKATION
*Itinerary subject to change at the sole discretion of AMAWaterways without prior notice