Deilmann Launches An Unusual Cruise-To-Paris Itinerary
Beginning next March, Peter Deilmann Cruises, one of the pioneers of river cruising voyages, will be the latest operator to begin offering full-fledged cruises along the Seine River that call at Paris.
While cruise lines sailing Western European itineraries frequently include Paris on itineraries, ships typically call at ports like Rouen or the even more traditional LeHavre, both of which require a several hour roundtrip train or bus ride into the City of Lights. It's rare to have an opportunity to actually berth right in the heart of Paris.
The company will transfer its 100-passenger Cezanne -- which has, for years, plied the Rhone and Saone rivers on voyages out of Lyon -- to the Seine. Deilmann will maintain its presence in the Rhone, however; its 140-passenger Princesse de Provence will continue to sail an itinerary that includes calls at Lyon, Arles, Avignon and Aix en Provence.
The one week voyages will feature overnight stays onboard in both cities, plus stops at ports of call such as Vernon (for "Monet's Giverny"); Normandy's picturesque Honfleur; and Le Pecq (for Versailles).