1. Home
  2. Find a Cruise
  3. Cruises to Rouen

Cruises to Rouen

Rouen (Photo:S-F/Shutterstock)

About Rouen

The capital of Normandy, Rouen is just a bit over an hour's train ride from Paris. If you've only got a day and you're intent on doing the "if it's Tuesday it must be Paris" shtick by heading off to the big city on your own, we won't dissuade you -- particularly if you've not been there before.

But Rouen's worth a look, too. With 2,000 years of history, it is one of the country's most ancient cities, laid out by the Duke of Normandy in 911. Victor Hugo called Rouen "the city of a hundred spires." Like Paris, the city is divided by the Seine, and like Paris, Rouennais refer to the sides as Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and Rive Droite (Right Bank). The Old City is on the Right Bank. Chock-a-block with cobbled streets dotted with French Norman architecture dating back to the Middle Ages, it is where you'll see the gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral and swear you've spied Monet painting a cityscape across the way, as he did. Visit the thyme-covered mound in the square where Joan of Arc burned at the stake (place du Vieux-Marche) in 1431 while the English had control of Rouen from 1431 - 1449.

Over the centuries, great devastation came to Rouen -- including 45 major fires in the first half of the 13th century. WWII destroyed all its bridges, many of its spires, and much of the area between the cathedral and the quais -- resulting in the city being almost entirely rebuilt in the years since the end of the war.

Rouen is also a terrific jumping-off point for other great haunts in Normandy -- marvelous places like Giverny (31 miles/50km), Honfleur (44 miles/72km) and Dieppe (36 miles/58km). And we can't say enough about the entire region being a spread-out bonanza of creamy Camembert, velvety omelets, oysters so fresh you'll think they jumped from the sea unto your plate and Bon Bere (cider) in provincial cafes anywhere you go.


Find Cruises to Rouen

Departure Month
Any
Departure Month
Destination
Any
Destination
Departing From
Any
Departing From
Cruise Length
Any
Cruise Length
Cabin Type
Any
Cabin Type
Cruise Line
Any
Cruise Line
Price
Any
Price
Cruise Style
Any
Cruise Style
Ship
Any
Ship
Ports
Rouen
1
Ports
1
Deal Type
Any
Deal Type
More Filters
Less Filters
  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Vernon, Caudebec ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Avalon Waterways
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Avalon Waterways)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Vernon
    • Day 3
      Caudebec
    • Day 4
      Caudebec
    • Day 4
      Normandy
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Conflans Ste. Honorine
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Paris
    Ship Details

    Avalon Tapestry II - Avalon Waterways

    Pros

    Clever design of river-facing beds and panoramic windows

    Cons

    Limited evening entertainment; some drinks are not included in the fare

    Bottom Line

    Good value and a relaxing way to see France

    Reviews

    Avalon Tapestry II Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 2015, the 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II is one of Avalon Waterways' "Suite Ships...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    8grammy8
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Our Dream Cruise - Seven Days on the Seine
    Read More
    ching808
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Positively wonderful trip!
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Bordeaux
    Visiting:
    Bordeaux, Nantes ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    • Fare Includes
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    12 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Bordeaux
    • Day 2
      Bordeaux
    • Day 3
      Nantes
    • Day 4
      Nantes
    • Day 5
      Brest
    • Day 6
      Saint-Malo
    • Day 7
      Cherbourg
    • Day 8
      Honfleur
    • Day 9
      Honfleur
    • Day 9
      Rouen
    • Day 10
      Rouen
    • Day 11
      St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
    • Day 12
      Isle of Portland (England)
    • Day 13
      Southampton
    Ship Details

    Azamara Journey - Azamara

    Pros

    Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

    Cons

    Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

    Bottom Line

    Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

    Reviews

    Azamara Journey Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    For destination-intensive itineraries, excellent food, a comfortable onboard experience that le...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    JohnnyBumpo
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Good boat, great cruise
    Read More
    veggieonboard
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Pumpkin, pasta and more pumpkin!
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 4 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Honfleur
    Visiting:
    Honfleur, Rouen ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    CroisiEurope
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    4 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (CroisiEurope)
    • Day 1
      Honfleur
    • Day 2
      Honfleur
    • Day 2
      Rouen
    • Day 3
      Rouen
    • Day 4
      Poissy
    • Day 5
      Paris
    Ship Details

    Botticelli - CroisiEurope

    Relatively affordable, value-for-money cruises

    Line cruises Europe's major river, the Seine

    Standards of cuisine are generally good on the French line

    Reviews

    Botticelli Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    CroisiEurope's Botticelli, a 151-passenger vessel based on the Seine, operates on one of Europe...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    squarevanman
    Sail Date Aug 2016
    It would be Inseine to miss the Seine.
    Read More
    Kathy B - Canada
    Sail Date May 2016
    We loved our cruise of Paris & the Seine Valley
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Vernon, Rouen ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Vernon
    • Day 3
      Rouen
    • Day 4
      Caudebec
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Versailles
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Paris
    Ship Details

    Joie de Vivre - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

    Pros

    Unparalleled cuisine, decor and evening options; delightful crew

    Cons

    Additional cost for dining in new venue; poor Wi-Fi at times

    Bottom Line

    Celebrate the "joy of life" through river cruising at its best

    Reviews

    Joie de Vivre Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Building a French-themed ship based in Paris is always an ambitious venture, particularly in su...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    skinnylegs
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Loved our Seine Cruise!
    Read More
    diana-o
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Trip of a Lifetime
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 29 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Monaco
    Visiting:
    Cartagena, Malaga ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    • Fare Includes
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    29 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Seabourn Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cartagena (Spain)
    • Day 4
      Malaga
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Lisbon
    • Day 7
      Porto (Leixoes)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Brest
    • Day 10
      Falmouth (England)
    • Day 11
      Cowes
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Rouen
    • Day 13
      Rouen
    • Day 14
      Cherbourg
    • Day 15
      Dover
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Bristol (Avonmouth)
    • Day 18
      Fishguard
    • Day 19
      Dublin
    • Day 20
      Green Castle (London)
    • Day 21
      Fort William
    • Day 22
      Stornoway
    • Day 23
      Invergordon (Inverness)
    • Day 24
      Copinsay
    • Day 24
      Kirkwall
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Seydisfjordur
    • Day 27
      Djupivogur
    • Day 28
      Heimaey
    • Day 29
      Grundarfjordur
    • Day 30
      Reykjavik
    Ship Details

    Seabourn Quest - Seabourn Cruise Line

    Pros

    Inclusive fares, gourmet dining, spacious cabins, incredible itineraries

    Cons

    Occasional service hiccups are puzzling on a ship of this caliber

    Bottom Line

    If you want Champagne and caviar with your world travels, check out Quest

    Reviews

    Seabourn Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

    In the Seabourn family, the 458-passenger Seabourn Quest stands out as the adventurous triplet....

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    PBennett13
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    South America & Antarctica
    Read More
    COLOMBIA2
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    BUENOS AIRES -ANTARCTICA- CHILEAN FJORDS
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 20 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Les Andelys, Rouen ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Scenic
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    20 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (Scenic)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Les Andelys
    • Day 3
      Rouen
    • Day 4
      Rouen
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Honfleur
    • Day 7
      Honfleur
    • Day 8
      Vernon
    • Day 9
      Paris
    • Day 10
      Paris
    • Day 11
      Paris
    • Day 12
      Saint-Emilion
    • Day 13
      Pauillac
    • Day 14
      Medoc
    • Day 15
      Pauillac
    • Day 16
      Cadillac
    • Day 17
      Bordeaux
    • Day 18
      Bourg
    • Day 19
      Cognac
    • Day 20
      Blaye
    • Day 21
      Bordeaux
    Ship Details

    Scenic Gem - Scenic

    Pros

    Spacious, well-designed cabins; exceptional service and shore excursions

    Cons

    The food, while plentiful, is not fabulous; live music is disappointing

    Bottom Line

    Excellent service, plus ship's small size means it can sail to Seine estuary in Honfleur

    Reviews

    Scenic Gem Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Scenic Gem is the smallest of Scenic's "Space-Ship" fleet. It is specifically designed to sail ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    dsheridan1732
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Overall excellent
    Read More
    Notoriusbob
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Normandy
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...
  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Rouen

    Leaving:
    Paris
    Visiting:
    Les Andelys, Le Havre ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    AmaWaterways
    View Deal
    View Cruise Info
    Hide Cruise Info
    • Itinerary
    • Ship Details
    • Reviews
    • Cabin Comparison
    • View All Prices
    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night Cruise to Rouen Route (AmaWaterways)
    • Day 1
      Paris
    • Day 2
      Les Andelys
    • Day 3
      Le Havre
    • Day 4
      Le Havre
    • Day 5
      Rouen
    • Day 6
      Vernon
    • Day 7
      Paris
    • Day 8
      Paris
    Ship Details

    AmaLyra - AmaWaterways

    Sails itineraries along Europe's great waterways

    Fares include wine with dinner, tours, Internet

    Spacious standard cabins are 170 square feet

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    AmaWaterways' AmaLyra launched in 2009, joining nearly identical sister ships AmaDolce (2009), ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    johngatfield
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    River Cruise on the Seine
    Read More
    BuckyGator
    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Our experience was outstanding
    Read More
    Cabin Comparison

    Compare Cabin Prices

    No Results Found
    Loading...
    View All Prices

    Compare Prices

    Call to plan your cruise 866-501-1694 866-501-1694
    Loading...