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01 - Overview

Springtime In Paris River Cruise
April 24 thru May 1, 2024
Cruise OUTbound from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms. Visit Château de La Roche-Guyon, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed French countryside. You’ll see the best of Paris, starting with an evening cruise along the Seine around the famous City of Lights. No visit to France would be complete without seeing the city that is widely regarded as the most beautiful in the world. Nothing compares to the charm of its neighborhoods, the grandeur of its awe-inspiring architecture and monuments, or the cosmopolitan elegance of its boulevards. Delve into the delights this magnificent city has to offer, from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées to the quaint neighborhood cafés beloved by locals.

02 - Payments

Come sail to Gay Paree with us!
Book today and choose a payment plan that fits your budget! Choose from either convenient quarterly payments or spread your payments out over monthly installments. Either way, OUTbound has a payment plan designed for any budget!

All Included, All Inclusive!
All Meals & Alcoholic Beverages Included
All Shore Excursions Included

03 - Ship

MS Renoir
105 Passengers / 54 Staterooms / 3 Single Staterooms
The MS Renoir, completely renovated in 2018, is a unique ship specifically designed in the “French chic” spirit, emphasizing elegant and graphic classicism, inspired by the friendship between Coco Chanel and Auguste Renoir. Powder pink colors subtly alternate with dark grey tones which provide the ship with a warm atmosphere. Upper Deck Staterooms with floor to ceiling French balconies while Main Deck Staterooms have full picture windows. All cabins have twin beds that can be configured as a queen. The Renoir is ready to offer our OUTbounders an unforgettable experience sailing through Northern France! Mixed drinks, wine, beer, sodas, juices and coffee are all included anytime onboard.

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Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

Wednesday, April 24Paris4:00pmovernight
Thursday, April 25Parisovernight
Friday, April 26Vernon & Giverny1:00pmovernight
Saturday, April 27Duclair1:00pm10:00pm
Sunday, April 28Honfleur8:00am10:00pm
Normandy Beaches8:30am1:00pm
Monday, April 29Rouen8:00am2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30Versailles8:00am1:00pm
Paris7:00pmovernight
Wedneday, May 1Paris10:00amdisembark
01 - Paris
Paris, France

Welcome to Gay Paree, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After comfortably settling into your cabins, take some time to explore this fantastic city on your own, or just unwind with a cocktail and get to know your fellow OUTbounders up in the lounge. Later in the evening we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome reception before sitting down for dinner. Later tonight we’ll take a cruise on the Seine around the City of Lights as Paris comes alive after dark. We’ll remain docked in Paris overnight, so feel free to head OUTbound and explore this incredible city on your own this evening.

02 - Paris
Paris, France

Long the capital of French culture, cuisine and architectural splendor, Paris is unquestionably one of the most romantic destinations in the world. We’ll spend our first full day together exploring this incredible city. We’ll have a city tour this morning with all the highlights, leaving plenty of time for you to spend some free time on your own visiting one of the world famous museums, going up to the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower, or shopping along the famed Champs-Élysées.

03 - Vernon & Giverny
Vernon & Giverny, France

Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty as you immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. You’ll have the opportunity to take in the French countryside as we travel through countless beautiful gardens and sweeping views overlooking the Seine. You’ll soon see why this region is considered one of the most beautiful in all of France. We’ll pass the church and cemetery where Monet is buried before arriving at the artist’s home for a tour and a chance to explore his famous gardens.

04 - Duclair
Duclair, France

A town in Seine-Maritime in region Normandy, Duclair is known as the Golden City, nestled on the banks of the Seine River along the famous road of the Abbeys, near Jumièges, St. Paer and Yainville. The construction wave of abbeys in the Middle Ages continues to attract visitors to the town. Duclair has had a turbulent history over the centuries, including the British invasion of the war Hundred Years and the famous Battle of Duclair in 1940. Duclair is also home to the famous ferry that has crossed the Seine for centuries.

05 - Normandy
Normandy, France

Today you’ll have your choice of visiting the Normandy Beaches, site of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War II and the largest seaborne invasion in history. You’ll learn first hand about the planning and operations for D-Day on June 6, 1944, which were nothing less than the most complex combined airborne and amphibious military operation of all time. We’ll visit some of the most significant historical sites of the beach landings before a moving tour of the American Military Cemetery. We’ll return to our ship for lunch where you’ll have the afternoon to spend in the lovely seaside town of Honfleur.

06 - Honfleur
Honfleur, France

Today we’re visiting Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism, located at the mouth of the Seine as it flows into the English Channel. Untouched by the passage of time, this small port has kept the landmarks of its rich past, making it today one of the most visited towns in France. You’ll marvel at the rows of narrow houses squeezed against each other. Honfleur is home to Saint Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France. It was listed as a historical monument in 1879 and has been the subject of scrupulous research by many archaeologists and historians.

07 - Rouen
Rouen, France

This morning we’ll indulge in leisurely cruising along the Seine. We’ll spend the afternoon in the medieval city of Rouen, preeminent capital of Normandy. Here you’ll explore the Old Town, where you'll see the spectacular Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, often painted by Claude Monet, and the famous Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. As you walk among the half-timbered storybook buildings, you’ll be transported back through time, seeing the 14th-century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred.

08 - Versailles
Versailles, France

This morning we will explore the famous Palace of Versailles, the principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Embellished by several generations of architects, sculptors, decorators and landscape architects, it provided Europe with a model of the ideal royal residence for over a century. We'll tour the magnificent Gardens of Versailles and the lush palace grounds before heading inside to see the inside residences and famous Hall of Mirrors.

09 - Paris
Paris, France

This evening we return to Paris, capital city of France, offering a blend of imperial traditions, music, and endearing charm. A city that inspires with the old and the new alike, and always has a cozy place available in a coffee house or wine tavern. Take today to explore this amazing city in depth, either walking along the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, visiting the architectural wonder of the glass Pyramid before entering the Louvre to discover its many treasures, or taking in the breathtaking views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Tonight is yours to explore the wonders of Gay Paree!

10 - Paris
Paris, France

As one of our favorite cities in the world, we can never get enough of Paris! So make the most of your final day exploring this incredible city. The capital of France, Paris’s artistic and intellectual legacy is on full display as the city prepares for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in just a few months. Always known as a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture, Paris’s 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, the city is known for its café culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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Port

Arrive

Depart

Wednesday, April 24Paris4:00pmovernight
Thursday, April 25Parisovernight
Friday, April 26Vernon & Giverny1:00pmovernight
Saturday, April 27Duclair1:00pm10:00pm
Sunday, April 28Honfleur8:00am10:00pm
Normandy Beaches8:30am1:00pm
Monday, April 29Rouen8:00am2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30Versailles8:00am1:00pm
Paris7:00pmovernight
Wedneday, May 1Paris10:00amdisembark
01 - Paris
Paris, France

Welcome aboard! Today we’ll start our Springtime in Paris Cruise along the famous Seine River. After boarding our ship and settling in to your cabins, we’ll mix and mingle and get to know you and your fellow OUTbounders up in the lounge over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Later we’ll introduce our crew before sitting down to our first dinner together onboard. We'll then embark on a Paris by Night cruise as our ship sails the Seine around the city. After, we'll return to our dock where we'll stay overnight, so feel free to go exploring the City of Lights this evening in Gay Paree!

02 - Paris
Paris, France

This morning we’ll take a guided tour to discover the mythical sites of Paris. Since its foundation as Lutèce on the Île de la Cité, two thousand years of history have seen ecclesiastics, sovereigns and heads of state leave their mark on the city, building churches, erecting monuments and palaces, creating prestigious museums and outlining sumptuous perspectives. Our tour will take you past Bercy, the National Library, the Bastille, the Marais, the Latin Quarter, St. Germain, the Louvre, the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, the Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and of course the famous Eiffel Tower.

03 - Vernon & Giverny
Vernon & Giverny, France

After lunch we’ll arrive in Giverny where we will tour the home of Claude Monet, where the artist lived from 1830 until 1926. His passion for gardening and colors led him to conceive his flower garden as a true art piece. Inside, you can still feel the atmosphere that once reigned in the master of Impressionism’s house while visiting it. The artist’s particular taste for warm tones will strike you, from the intensity of the blue he chose for his kitchen and small living room, to the yellow walls and furniture in the dining room, where you will see his private collection of Japanese prints.

04 - Duclair
Duclair, France

Our tour today begins with a visit of Jumièges Abbey, built in 654 and subsequently destroyed by the Vikings, the abbey was restored in the 11th Century. The abbey became extremely well-known thanks to Victor Hugo who described it as the “most beautiful ruins in all of France”. During our visit we’ll also visit the ruins of the Church of Saint Peter before visiting the Abbey of Saint Wandrille. The wonderful classical architecture of this abbey blends with the magnificence of its medieval heritage in perfect harmony.

05 - Normandy
Normandy, France

Today you’ll have the option of visiting the Normandy Beaches, a historical tour that will take you on a journey through one of the most significant battles of World War II. We’ll visit the beaches of Juno, Sword and Omaha and learn of the strategies and sacrifices of the D-Day Invasion that turned the tide of the war in Europe. We’ll see the monuments created in honor of the fallen Allied troops along the shores of the English Channel. Finally, we’ll visit the American Cemetery and Memorial, where you’ll learn about the architecture, exhibits and inscriptions dedicated to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.

06 - Honfleur
Honfleur, France

Today we will explore Honfleur. We’ll begin our tour at the Vieux Bassin before seeing Saint Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France. We’ll then head for the original 17th-century Salt Halls (Greniers à sel), now used for exhibitions, conferences and concerts. Our tour will finish with a visit to Saint Léonard Church. Destroyed during the Hundred Years War, it was rebuilt at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries only to be partially burned down again during the Wars of Religion. We’ll return to our ship on foot.

07 - Rouen
Rouen, France

Today we’ll take a walking tour through the historic center of Rouen and its famous cathedral. Stretched along the Seine, Rouen is Normandy’s cultural, historical, and gastronomical capital. The exceptionally complex Notre-Dame Cathedral is renowned for the juxtaposition of all the Gothic periods... especially on the facade, which Monet painted time and again, reflecting its glory in different lights. We’ll then head to the market place where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431. Finally, we’ll visit the Gros-Horloge, or Great Clock... one of the most emblematic monuments in the city.

08 - Versailles
Versailles, France

Today we'll explore the Palace of Versailles, where you'll be able to explore the palace's many rooms and gardens, and learn about its fascinating past. You'll be transported back in time to the golden age of French history while roaming the extensive gardens and lavish interior. You'll see firsthand the extravagance, refinement, and sheer know-how of the French, as well as the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into creating this magnificent palace.

09 - Paris
Paris, France

Tonight we return to Paris where we’ll have a the evening to explore this magnificent city on your own. Set out on a walk and marvel at its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. Take in the École Militaire (Military Museum), Orsay Museum and Latin Quarter, and resilient Notre Dame Cathedral. Or head to the Louvre where you can spend hours discovering its many world-famous treasures, or get your fill of local fashion shopping along the famed Champs-Élysées. The City of Lights is tonight!

10 - Paris
Paris, France

It’s our final day together in Gay Paree, so make the most of it! The center of gay Paris is the Marais, an old district in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris with lovely, narrow streets breathing centuries-old history. You’ll find a good deal of gay bars, cafés and shops here, as well as plenty of gay-friendly eateries. The Marais is right in the heart of Paris where you’ll find plenty of activities and things to do, walking distance to some of Paris’s best museums and culture. The close-knit community of the Marais makes it a lively and happening place to explore both at night and during the day.

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01 - Lounge
Panorama Lounge

The tastefully decorated Panoramic Lounge, located at the front of the ship, was named for the superb views of the passing coastlines that guests will enjoy courtesy of the oversized windows. Intimate seating areas are peppered throughout the open floor plan, allowing you the choice of going all in with the group or enjoying a little private time between you and a smaller gathering of friends. Enjoy cocktails, dancing, games and nightly entertainment in this picturesque setting.

02 - Salon Bar
Salon Bar

Enjoy a cocktail at the main bar with us while watching a spectacular sunset together. Located within the Panoramic Lounge, you’ll find originality and innovation, with a new twist on the ol’ purveyors of gin and tonics and buckets of beer. This is the place where you’ll spend an enjoyable evening nursing a cocktail with great friends, old and new! Whether you’re in the mood for a mixed drink or glass of wine, we invite you to join us and enjoy one of best bars at sea with your fellow OUTbounders. Order your favorite festive holiday cocktail you’ll savoir after a long day touring the North of France.

03 - Reception
Reception

At your service, OUTbounders will find everything they need at the reception desk, located at the heart of the ship on the Upper Deck. It’s the perfect place to meet with friends before dinner or ask any questions you may have during our voyage. Here’s where you’ll leave each morning as we venture OUTbound to discover the treasures of France, and where you will return at the end of each day... greeted by a friendly smile and warm drink.

04 - Dining
Dining

Located on the Upper Deck, the restaurant comfortably seats all our OUTbounders at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant. The selection and presentation of the food is outstanding, and you’ll find the quality of service is unmatched. The food is incredible, every meal, every day. You’ll enjoy plenty of fish, fruits and vegetables and be impressed by how fresh everything is. You’ll also have plenty of healthy choices to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan options at every meal.

05 - Sun Deck
Sun Deck

For spectacular views of the passing landscape, head up to the Sun Deck that allows full enjoyment of the view, even when passing under low bridges. The top deck features an all-weather seating area and a walking track for those who want to keep active. It’s the perfect place to visit with old friends and new during the day while enjoying complimentary refreshments with the stunning scenery passing by.

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01 - Upper Deck
Upper Deck Staterooms

Starting at $4,297 per person
Staterooms located on the Upper Deck feature two large panoramic windows that let in the perfect amount of light, welcoming in the summer sun as we sail along the Seine. Enjoy a shower before settling into your two twin beds that can be configured into a single queen as you enjoy your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with a safe, and extra room under the bed for suitcases.

02 - Main Deck
Main Deck Staterooms

Starting at $3,697 per person
Staterooms located on the Main Deck have two large windows that provide unspoiled views of the passing French countryside. Each Main Deck stateroom surrounds you with comfortable furnishings and your own full bathroom complete with walk-in shower. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with a safe, and extra room under the bed for suitcases. The two twin beds can be reconfigured into a single queen if you prefer.

03 - Main Single
Main Deck Single Staterooms

Starting at $4,597 per person
The single occupancy staterooms located on the Main Deck offer our solo travelers a space all their own, with windows that provide unspoiled panoramic vistas as we sail along the Seine. Lay back in your stateroom and watch a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Your luxurious bathroom features a full shower, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound. Your twin hotel-style bed, draped in quality linens, offers the perfect night’s sleep.

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