Rendezvous in Rouen
Rendezvous in Rouen
Join Spirit of Discovery on a romantic mini cruise to Rouen – it’s an unrivalled way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Begin with a memorable day spent cruising up the River Seine where few other cruise ships can follow. Arrive in Rouen at dusk just as the city’s lights flicker on - a truly magical sight. The ship will remain moored here for two days so you’ll have more than enough time to soak up the medieval ambience of northern Normandy’s capital. Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, history pervades every nook and cranny, and the narrow streets of half-timbered houses are the perfect place for a romantic stroll. For the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, join a trip to Paris, a city synonymous with love. Whether you wish to linger at one of the many cafes and watch Parisians going about their daily life, view works of art in the Louvre or wander up to the hilltop Basilica of the Sacred Heart and explore the city’s older side in Montmartre, you’ll discover that Paris’s true allure lies in its endless possibilities. Return to Rouen for your final night before Spirit of Discovery makes a slow journey back up the Seine.
- All meals on board, including 24-hour room service
- A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
- All on-board gratuities
- Entertainment and activities
- Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
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Spirit of Discovery
Spirit of Discovery features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you can wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in. The luxurious, world-class design on board heralds a new era for Saga Cruising, and will offer the chance to experience so much more. All backed by Saga’s famous personal service and inclusive value.
Spirit of Discovery Profile
- Gross register tonnage: 58,250
- Passengers: 999
- Guest capacity (double occupancy)
- Crew: 530
- Length: 774.3ft
- Beam: 102.4ft
- Year built: 2019
Day 1: Southampton, England
Embark Spirit of Discovery. Depart 1700.
Day 2: Rouen, France
Arrive 1700 on February 13. Depart 0800 on February 15.
Enjoy a leisurely day cruising up the River Seine to the medieval Rouen. The capital of northern Normandy, Rouen has a fascinating history stretching back to Roman times and was once one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in Europe during the Middle Ages. Of special note is the stunning cathedral, the medieval quarter with its half-timbered houses and the Place du Vieux Marche – where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in 1431. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the atmospheric streets at leisure, perhaps to go shopping or visit the modern church dedicated to Joan of Arc, which contains beautiful stained glass windows from an earlier church. You’ll also have the chance to visit the charismatic, neoclassical capital of France on a sightseeing tour of Paris. A whistle-stop tour will reveal such iconic sights as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre.
Day 3: Rouen, France
Docked in Rouen, France.
Day 4: Rouen, France
Embark Spirit of Discovery. Depart 0800
Day 5: Southampton, England
Arrive 0800. Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast.
Cabin and Fares
|Cabin Type||Guide Price||Additional Info|
|Balcony||From £802pp||Includes Return flights and transfers and drinks reception and Captain's dinner|
All cabins include 24-hour room service, Wi Fi, tea & coffee making facilities, turndown service, private balcony, private bathroom and wc with shower, fresh fruit, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.