Sail Date: September 2009
Ship docked in Le Harve. My husband rented a car and drove to Omaha Beach. The rental agency was not convenient to the pier. Ship ran a shuttle to Le Harve which was outrageously priced $10 each way for a 5 minute ride. This port was ... Read More
Ship docked in Le Harve. My husband rented a car and drove to Omaha Beach. The rental agency was not convenient to the pier. Ship ran a shuttle to Le Harve which was outrageously priced $10 each way for a 5 minute ride. This port was not conducive to walking to town though and really not worth the price of the shuttle. There were several other tours, including spending the day in Paris, offered by the ship which were nice. We went to the Alabaster Coast and saw the cliffs which was quite nice and drove through charming Normandy countryside. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2010
5.) Paris, France (Le Havre) ~ Here we chose to go all out and visit Paris, choosing the “Scenic Paris & Lunch Cruise”. Let me tell you about this. The drive on motorcoach between the port of Le Havre and Paris takes about 2 ... Read More
5.) Paris, France (Le Havre) ~ Here we chose to go all out and visit Paris, choosing the “Scenic Paris & Lunch Cruise”. Let me tell you about this. The drive on motorcoach between the port of Le Havre and Paris takes about 2 hours & 40 minutes to arrive to Paris. Once we got inside the Paris city district, the first stop was made at a plaza overlooking the fountains in the foreground, followed by the Eiffel Tower in the background. From here, you can take some panoramic photos of the Eiffel Tower & fountains. There were tons of people there, so it’ll be hard to get a photo without others in the way, unless you go up to the ledge to take photos. After that stop, we spent a long amount of time driving through the streets of Paris. Nearly all the sites we seen were from the windows of the motorcoach. You will pass by the Arc de Triomphe a couple times for pictures, and you’ll also pass by the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the side of the Louvre. You will NOT get to go inside the Louvre, nor the Cathedral. You also will not be able to go up the Eiffel Tower on this tour either, as the lines are long, and time too short. We did make one more stop on the streets of Paris, to get a picture stop at one of the monuments, and only were given about 10 minutes to do so. Otherwise the final 3rd stop was made at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for our River Lunch Cruise on the Seine River. This was a special & memorable moment. We were served lunch aboard a glass enclosed river boat capsule, which was completely surrounded by glass from roof-to-floor windows. We were very close to the water of the Seine River, maybe only 3 ft from the water sitting very low, but had complete views from floor-to-ceiling windows. On the Seine River, we were served blueberry champagne, White Wine, Red Wine, and a salad, followed by a main lunch dish of Salmon & stuffed tomato with bell peppers, and then a dessert, which was a pistachio-based ice cream derivative, garnished with warm apricots; quite tasty! The wine was complimentary with the meal! You could consume as much wine as you’d like, & then they’d keep filling up your glass. (That’s what made this tour so expensive, was the all the wines & champagnes!) Some tables went through 4 bottles of wine, I learned! After visiting and seeing the sites on the Seine River lunch cruise, it returned to the same point on the dock it originally departed from, and we were given 1 hour of time for shopping which was right near the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately this area was NOT embedded within a shopping district, so shopping was very tight. They did have a souvenir store right next to the river boat dock that offered a few samplings of souvenirs, but nothing extravagant. My advice is that if you’re looking to do some serious shopping in Paris, then do another tour besides this one. Also, if you’re wanting to make many stops to visit many sites, you’ll have to choose another tour other than this one as well, as this tour that I went on, is ONLY what I’d call an “Introductory tour of Paris”. This means most of what you see is while you’re on the motorcoach, and you drive-by many sites without stopping. The river boat lunch cruise on the famous Paris’ Seine River was definitely a memorable experience, something I won’t forget. I’ve never seen a river boat constructed quite like this before, with floor-to-ceiling windows! Music was played while you ate and cruised the Seine River. A live-playing violinist serenaded your table while you ate and took in the sites along the Seine River. A couple, I saw, even chose to dance on the dance floor, too! Visiting Paris was 1 of my 3 favorite ports of call I did during our 7 ports of call. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2010
Too much has been said of this beautiful city! All of it is true! There is so much to see and do in Paris that in order to fully appreciate its complexities one would have to literally live here for a lifetime! To the visitor for days ... Read More
Too much has been said of this beautiful city! All of it is true! There is so much to see and do in Paris that in order to fully appreciate its complexities one would have to literally live here for a lifetime! To the visitor for days only, you don't really scratch the surface. If you have the opportunity to visit many times, then choose a specific location and spend all your time there each time. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
hop on hop off bus plus free tours from same co, plus boat ride on the seine river for a little extra...long great day....busy city, but a must see.
hop on hop off bus plus free tours from same co, plus boat ride on the seine river for a little extra...long great day....busy city, but a must see. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2011
I have been given all the space in the world to write about this and the other ports. There is absolutley nothing I could say that would be negative. GREAT GREAT GREAT!
I have been given all the space in the world to write about this and the other ports. There is absolutley nothing I could say that would be negative. GREAT GREAT GREAT! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2011
Paris is Paris. Our ship docked within a 20-25 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower, and it was clearly visible from the ship. The bus tour through the city was quite comprehensive and past the majority of the major tourist attractions.
Paris is Paris. Our ship docked within a 20-25 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower, and it was clearly visible from the ship. The bus tour through the city was quite comprehensive and past the majority of the major tourist attractions. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
The ship was located near public transportation, the Metro train system. The Metro trains take you close to wherever you want to be in Paris. We enjoyed being near points of interest such as the Eiffel Tower and Little Miss Liberty. ... Read More
The ship was located near public transportation, the Metro train system. The Metro trains take you close to wherever you want to be in Paris. We enjoyed being near points of interest such as the Eiffel Tower and Little Miss Liberty. We arrived back in Paris at 6 pm when the Eiffel Tower was sparkling and Miss Liberty was lited. That was a beautiful end to a wonderful week of cruising the Seine River and visiting sites we have always wondered about. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2012
No problems, but would have liked to had the ability to take a taxi into Paris the first day I was there. As a woman travelling alone, I am not comfortable with public transportation.
No problems, but would have liked to had the ability to take a taxi into Paris the first day I was there. As a woman travelling alone, I am not comfortable with public transportation. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2012
After staying two nights in a four star hotel in Paris we were shuttled to our cruise ship where we were greeted warmly and provided services that you would expect on the larger cruise ship. This was more personal. The ship was docked ... Read More
After staying two nights in a four star hotel in Paris we were shuttled to our cruise ship where we were greeted warmly and provided services that you would expect on the larger cruise ship. This was more personal. The ship was docked near the Eifel tower and other points of interest. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2012
Actually this port was Les Andelys but it wasn't listed on the ports of call listing. This was a lovely country village. Beautiful grounds along the river and a quient village. There was a visit to the Chateau Gaillard which we ... Read More
Actually this port was Les Andelys but it wasn't listed on the ports of call listing. This was a lovely country village. Beautiful grounds along the river and a quient village. There was a visit to the Chateau Gaillard which we travelled to by bus while others could chose to hike to the chateau. What a wonderful view of the valley! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2012
Vernon - another port not listed. This is where Monet's Giverny is located. A little crowded when we first arrived but we had plenty of time to visit and as the day went on the crowd was less. Beautiful grounds - would have liked ... Read More
Vernon - another port not listed. This is where Monet's Giverny is located. A little crowded when we first arrived but we had plenty of time to visit and as the day went on the crowd was less. Beautiful grounds - would have liked to be there when all the flowers were in bloom. There were many but as it was August I'm sure the spring flowers make it even better. Our last port of call before returning to Paris. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2012
The port where the cruise ship is docked is in a different area from the dinner and sightseeing cruise ships dock. While we were extending our stay we still had to get our luggage out early and wait for our taxi to take us to our hotel. ... Read More
The port where the cruise ship is docked is in a different area from the dinner and sightseeing cruise ships dock. While we were extending our stay we still had to get our luggage out early and wait for our taxi to take us to our hotel. I did enjoy watching the ship dock at the different ports. Also, as we went through the different locks one side of the ship was against a wall so there wasn't any view from the resturant. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2012
Great place to sail from, so much to do and see in Paris. We will not go into details about Paris, you can see them on "Trip Adviser", but next to the Javel Port is a balloon that for about $14.00 you rise above Paris or an
Great place to sail from, so much to do and see in Paris. We will not go into details about Paris, you can see them on "Trip Adviser", but next to the Javel Port is a balloon that for about $14.00 you rise above Paris or an excellent view. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2012
So much to see and do. Using the Metro is a great way to get around. If you are there for a few days. get the multi day pass. Remember to keep single ticket to stamp at the beginning and end of your journey, too. Pretimed tickets to ... Read More
So much to see and do. Using the Metro is a great way to get around. If you are there for a few days. get the multi day pass. Remember to keep single ticket to stamp at the beginning and end of your journey, too. Pretimed tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower can be bought on the net, saving time. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2013
The ship docks in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. It's not a great part of town, but most anything of interest in Paris can be easily accessed.
The ship docks in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. It's not a great part of town, but most anything of interest in Paris can be easily accessed. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
Hotel was way out of the way. Only tour offered was a bus tour I should have skipped as I have been to Paris many times and could have found something better to do with my time, especially since there were no meals included.
Hotel was way out of the way. Only tour offered was a bus tour I should have skipped as I have been to Paris many times and could have found something better to do with my time, especially since there were no meals included. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2015
We toured most of Paris on our own, going to the Louvre and Versailles. Note: only buy subway tickets from the person in the station behind the glass windows. There are con men wearing phony id's to "help" unaware ... Read More
We toured most of Paris on our own, going to the Louvre and Versailles. Note: only buy subway tickets from the person in the station behind the glass windows. There are con men wearing phony id's to "help" unaware tourists with the automated ticket dispensers. Food everywhere was good, even in the museum concessions. The brasseries, outdoor cafes were all excellent. We were in a nice hotel, Read Less
Sail Date: May 2015
Boarding in Paris was a bit difficult as many of our party had difficulties finding the Quay (lack of knowledge on the part of taxi drivers) Piers could be better marked.
Boarding in Paris was a bit difficult as many of our party had difficulties finding the Quay (lack of knowledge on the part of taxi drivers) Piers could be better marked. Read Less

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