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Cruise on the Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay (or reverse direction)

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Paris to Epernay (PCE) - 7 days

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Epernay to Paris (ECP) - 7 days

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Ship - MS Deborah
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Detailed Itinerary: Paris to Epernay (PCE)

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DAY 1: PARIS (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

DAY 2: PARIS - LAGNY-SUR-MARNE

We'll set out on an excursion through the major sites of the capital: the Place de la République, the main boulevards, the Opera, the Place de la Madeleine, Place Vendôme and the Louvre. Join us on an original walk along the prettiest covered arcades in Paris, allowing you to travel back through time and history around the Palais Royal. We'll return on board and start cruising towards Lagny-sur-Marne.

DAY 3: LAGNY-SUR-MARNE - ISLES-LES-MELDEUSES - SAINT JEAN-LESDEUX - JUMEAUX

This morning will be spent cruising to Isles-les-Meldeuses. This afternoon, join us on a tour of the charming town of Meaux, from the Cathedral to the Bishops' Palace, passing the Gallo-Roman ramparts and the magnificent Bossuet Garden, traditionally believed to be an early work of Le Nôtre. We'll discover and taste the Brie de Meaux cheese, hailed as "the King of Cheeses”. During this visit, the ship continues cruising to Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux where we will return on board.

DAY 4: SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - CHÂTEAU THIERRY

This morning will be spent cruising, passing Champigny and Drachy, through the heart of the Seine-et-Marne countryside and its Champagne vines. In the afternoon, we'll arrive in Château-Thierry and set off for an excursion with a falconry show(1). We'll get the chance to discover an art that has been classified as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Afterwards, we'll return on board.

DAY 5: CHÂTEAU THIERRY - DORMANS

We'll start sailing towards Dormans. This afternoon, join us on an excursion along the famous Champagne route. We'll start off with a guided tour of the village of Hautvillers. This picturesque village is located in the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park and is best explored on foot. We'll continue our visit to a prominent champagne house, with a tasting*.

DAY 6: DORMANS - EPERNAY

This morning will be spent sailing towards Epernay. This afternoon, we'll set off by coach for our excursion to Reims, known as the "City of Coronations”. We'll take part in a guided tour of the historic center as well as a guided visit of the cathedral, which receives about one million visitors annually. We'll return on board. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7: EPERNAY (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

*There is an OPTIONAL transfer by coach from Epernay to Paris quay. Please contact us for details and pricing. 

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Epernay to Paris (ECP)

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DAY 1: EPERNAY (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

*There is an OPTIONAL transfer by coach from Paris quay to the barge in Epernay. Please contact us for details and pricing. 

DAY 2: EPERNAY - DORMANS

We'll set off by coach for our excursion to Reims. We'll have a guided tour of the historic center and its cathedral. We'll return on board. The afternoon will be spent sailing to Dormans, reaching it in the evening.

DAY 3: DORMANS - CHÂTEAU THIERRY

Join us for an excursion along the famous Champagne route. We'll set out on a discovery tour of the village of Hautvilliers, birthplace of Champagne. We'll visit a major Champagne house followed by a tasting* of champagne. We'll return on board and cruise to Château-Thierry, through the beautiful Marne canal landscapes. We'll reach our destination in the beginning of the evening.

DAY 4: CHÂTEAU THIERRY - SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX

We'll discover the town of Château-Thierry and participate in a falconry show with live demonstrations (Note: For end-of-year departures from October, the falconry show is replaced by a visit to the ruins of the medieval castle.).

Afterwards, we'll return on board and cruise to Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux, reaching it during the evening.

DAY 5: SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - MEAUX - LAGNY-SUR-MARNE

We'll cruise to Meaux. This afternoon, we'll set out on a guided tour of this charming town, followed by a tasting of the famous Brie de Meaux cheese. We'll return on board in Lagny-sur-Marne.

DAY 6: LAGNY-SUR-MARNE - PARIS

Early this morning, we'll start cruising towards Paris. In the afternoon, we'll arrive in Paris and set out for an excursion through the major sites of the capital. Join us on an original walk along the prettiest covered walkways in Paris, allowing you to travel back through time and history around the Palais Royal. We'll return on board. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7: PARIS (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • The itinerary is subject to mooring availability at locks or ports, and may be modified as necessary.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

Departure Dates

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Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.

From Paris (PCE)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger
Apr 5, 2023
$3,731
$5,054
May 3, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
May 31, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Jun 28, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Jul 26, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Aug 23, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Sep 20, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
From Epernay (ECP)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger
Apr 12, 2023
$3,731
$5,054
May 10, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Jun 7, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Jul 5, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Aug 2, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Aug 30, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Sep 27, 2023
$3,768
$5,091
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom the excursions mentioned in the program assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess welcome cocktail gala dinner all port fees

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers • the OPTIONAL transfer by coach from Epernay to Paris (PCE itinerary) or Paris to Epernay (ECP itinerary) • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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