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Rouen & Honfleur Christmas Markets & River Seine Cruise

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Set sail on a festive cruise to northern France

Join us aboard Magellan for a pre-Christmas cruise to Normandy, crossing the Channel and sailing through the upper reaches of the River Seine to exquisite Rouen. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautifully restored medieval city, and call at pretty Honfleur - a picture at Christmastime.

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Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 3 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a major refit in 2010 ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.


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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart London Tilbury, 1500hrs
  • Day Two - Honfleur
  • Day Three - Rouen
  • Day Four - Arrive London Tilbury, 0800hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Embark at London Tilbury before Magellan sails at the start of this unique pre-Christmas mini-cruise to France.

Day Two

Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy - heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We'll spend the night here, giving you the chance to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, site of Saint Joan's martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the chalets and stalls of the Christmas Market that shelter beneath the city's stunning Gothic cathedral.

Day Three

Today you'll reach Honfleur, set at the mouth of the River Seine. This favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, and its harbour surrounded by gabled houses, are an unforgettable sight at Christmastime as an elegant little Christmas Market springs up around the marina of the Quai Sainte-Catherine. Explore the town, or venture further afield on an excursion to Monet's idyllic house and garden at Giverny or to fashionable Deauville.

Day Four

Disembark in London Tilbury, and make your way home after a wonderful festive break.

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st November and 5th December 2017 (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount, but not the Buy One, Get One Half-Price discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Half-Price offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

Rouen & Honfleur Christmas Markets & River Seine Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Rouen & Honfleur Christmas Markets & River Seine CruiseScores 6.8 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
(5 out of 10)


Hastings Couple
Overall, I was disappointed with the standard and presentation of both the breakfast and lunchtime meals, particularly the lack of hot plates, which tended to spoil the holiday, as the mealtimes are very important aspect of the holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 03 February 2018
(9 out of 10)


Lee-on-the-Solent Couple
Good value for money , parking arrangements pretty appauling
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 15 January 2018
(6 out of 10)


Harrow Couple
Boat and crew were fine, but markets were a little bit disappointing. Not sure we would go again, but can't hold Newmarket holidays to account for this as it is down to the towns visited.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 11 January 2018
(8 out of 10)


Romford Essex Friends
Overall our holiday was very good. Food and service in restaurants was very good. The whole package was excellent value for money. The only down side was service in bars and theatre where we waited for ever for our drinks. But overall very pleased and would recommend.
Thank you!
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(4 out of 10)


Leicester Couple
Our cabin was booked as a double but was a twin when asked to change they just pushed the beds together.
Buffet breakfast was the pits the first day it all looked under cooked
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018

Good afternoon. I am sorry that you were unhappy with your cruise. I have checked your booking and can see that you had booked a Voyager fare. This is similar to allocation on arrival, and we cannot guarantee a double bed in your cabin. We are also unable to find a request for a double bed, however we apologise for your disappointment. I am surprised by your comments on the food on board as ordinarily we receive excellent feedback on the food offered. I am sorry that you felt it looked undercooked.

(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

pleasant short break despite the unexpected weather conditions
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(5 out of 10)


Brecon Friends
The holuday was very disappointing due to the awful entertainment.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018