Step through the frame and enter the picturesque landscapes and villages that inspired the Impressionist masters along France’s Seine River. See the iconic masterpieces of Versailles, stroll through the gardens featured in Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series in Giverny, and honor those who lost their lives on D-Day with a guided tour of the Normandy beaches by special guest speaker David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower—Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II. Extend your voyage with the Paris Pre-Program Option.
- Nine-day, seven-night cruise of the iconic Seine River, round-trip Paris.
- Enjoy a full-day guided excursion to Paris, the "City of Light."
- Experience the natural splendor and beauty of Monet's Giverny.
- Explore the picturesque port city of Honfleur, home to legendary artists, and see the 15th century St. Catherine Church.
- Discover D-Day history on a guided tour of the solemn beaches of Normandy alongside acclaimed guest speaker Professor David Eisenhower.
Day 1 - Depart home city/Paris
Day 2 - Paris/Embark Ship
Day 3 - Paris
Day 4 - Vernon/Giverny
Day 5 - Rouen/Duclair
Day 6 - Le Havre/Honfleur
Day 7 - Caudebec-en-Caux/Normandy Beaches
Day 8 - Les Andelys
Day 9 - Paris/Disembark Ship/Return to home city
Professor David Eisenhower
Grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Professor David Eisenhower is a noted historian of World War II and the Cold War. His 1986 bestseller, Eisenhower: At War 1943–1945, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History. Eisenhower received a B.A. in history cum laude from Amherst College. Following graduation, he served in the United States Naval Reserve for three years as an officer on the USS Albany; shortly afterward, he earned his J.D. cum laude from The George Washington University Law School. Today, Eisenhower is Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Public Policy Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches “Communication and the Presidency.”
The Amadeus Diamond features all the comforts of a refined and traditional hotel. The stylish restaurant offers scenic views through panoramic windows and continental cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients. Daily meals include early-risers’ coffee, breakfast, and lunch with complimentary wine and beer, afternoon tea, a four-course dinner (also with complimentary beverages), and a late-evening snack. For your leisure time on board there are two bars, an open-air lounge, a boutique, a massage room, a beauty salon, a fitness studio, and the Sun Deck. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available and an elevator serves all passenger decks except the Sun Deck. There is no doctor on board.
The 74 stylish staterooms and suites are among the most spacious of any European river boat
(161 to 236 square feet). All suites and select staterooms include a private balcony. Accommodations have two twin beds or one queen bed, individual climate control, sitting area, and private bathroom with shower. Most have a minibar. The Amadeus Diamond meets the highest safety standards; the Amadeus fleet has earned the important “Green Globe Certificate” of environmental sustainability.
Paris Pre-Program Option
Start your journey in the glittering center of France with a three-day tour of Paris and its storied culture and history. Discover the hidden treasures of the famed Louvre, home to the iconic Winged Victory of Samothrace statue at the top of the Daru staircase, marble masterpiece Venus De Milo, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Visit the Hôtel de la Marine, located at the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris and beautifully restored to display the 18th century apartments of Marc-Antoine Thierry de Ville‑d’Avray and the French Navy’s impressive salons and chambers. Enjoy a walking tour of the Marais district, a captivating enclave of narrow streets and picturesque squares layered with rich history, a vibrant nightlife, and eclectic architecture that spans centuries. Accommodations are in a five-star hotel.
The Pre-Program Option is available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
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