Cruise and Maritime Voyages invites guests to delve into the Christmas spirit with a cruise up the River Seine to the port of Rouen, then further to Honfleur and Zeebrugge aboard Magellan. Passengers will have a chance to enjoy a short visit to the enchanting French port towns, make a quick trip to the fairytale-like city of Bruges and while on board, marvel at the scenic views and try a range of entertainment options.
Air-conditioned cabins feature en suite facilities and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, and safes.
Guests can indulge in full-board cuisine, on-board entertainment and daytime activities. The ship boasts a wide range of comfortable lounges, restaurants, outdoor pools, stylish leisure facilities and a wellness centre. On the night of the cruise guests can also expect a live entertainment show including cabarets and classical interludes.
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- 8 Dec - London Tilbury (UK)
- 9 Dec - Viewing-only cruising on River Seine (France); Rouen (France)
- 10 Dec - Honfleur (France)
- 11 Dec - Zeebrugge (Belgium)
- 12 Dec - London Tilbury (UK)
Groupon’s Guide to Upper Normandy
This region is made up of tranquil villages, and home to soaring Gothic cathedrals and ancient chateaux featuring fairy-tale-like towers. After visiting the specific local attractions, guests may enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities ranging from golf to fishing and canoeing.
Travellers may head to the capital of Upper Normandy, Rouen, where they may visit the famous Church of St. Joan of Arc with its colourful stained glass, or the Rouen Cathedral boasting high spires. Journeying along the River Seine, visitors may catch gorgeous sights of the local fishing villages and the pristine North French riverine landscapes, as if straight from an impressionist painting.
Groupon’s Guide to Bruges
Bruges, famous for its Belgian chocolate, boasts medieval attractions adorned with colourful lights, architectural beauty and winding waterways. Visitors can immerse themselves in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of this iconic city, take a stroll on quaint cobbled streets around the romantic Minnewater (Lake of Love) and absorb the ambiance of the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Travellers visiting Bruges in the winter should visit the famous Christmas Market in the Market Square, with its distinctive bell tower all lit up. Visitors will find stalls with Christmas gifts and decorations, handicrafts, as well as mulled wine, hot chocolate and local delicacies, and enjoy the cheery atmosphere of the season.