25.10.2017 - 30.10.2017
RENDEZVOUS ON THE SEINE
Your Parisian rhapsody... flows through the heart of the city of l’amour, meanders through painted landscapes and flowers with romance in seaside villages and exquisite gardens along the Seine on this Paris to Normandy river cruise aboard the Swiss Sapphire. Impressions of France... rendered on canvas in the Louvre, quickly captured by street artists in Montmartre, gilded into a golden palace at Versailles, distilled into apple brandy and vegan cider, carved into a clifftop castle, and floating in a Water Garden... linger long after you return home. Follow the Seine to coastal Normandy on a 6-day / 5-night journey that’s sure to impress. Cruise to Rouen, Honfleur and Giverny, immortalized by Impressionist artists. Visit D-Day beaches, sample Calvados where it is made before returning to Paris via riverboat.
Newly redesigned to accommodate no more than 102 guests within an innovative deck plan featuring 14 300-sq. ft. Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq. ft. cabins, the Swiss Sapphire cruises the waters of the River Seine in France, from legendary Paris to Calvados country to Normandy’s beaches and Monet’s Giverny.
The Swiss Sapphire represents the epitome of luxurious river cruising. In addition to her spacious, well-appointed cabins, the ship offers 14 beautiful 300-square-foot suites – equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble baths, flat-screen televisions and walk-in closets – as well as 7 junior suites, adding up to four times more suites than most other European riverboats. The cabins, which range from 150 to 183 sq. ft., provide plush accommodations with plasma TV, terry bathrobes, fine vegan toiletries, large windows and much more; 85% of the cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies. A crew of 29 attentively serves just 102 guests. The Panorama Restaurant offers both an elegant dining venue and a fine dining experience, while the spacious Panorama Lounge in the bow, with its bar, dance floor and entertainment, is a delightful gathering spot not only in the evenings. The gracious Lido Bar in the stern has a 180° glass wall that opens for an indoor / outdoor cocktail hour, yoga classes and offers alternative bistro dining featuring lighter fare.
As you cruise, the riverboat’s comfortable public spaces are ideal spots for socializing or simply relaxing as you glide past the remarkable scenery along Europe’s rivers – meeting your shipmates for a cocktail, kicking back in the Jacuzzi or chatting as you bask in the French sun.
Stay in shape throughout your cruise by making workout sessions in our onboard fitness center a regular part of your shipboard routine. The riverboat’s compact, efficient gym features treadmills, stationary bicycles, weights, stretch bands and yoga mats.
The Staterooms and Suites
Category 1 Stateroom:
Situated on the Emerald deck, eight 150-square-foot Category 1 cabins each include a bathroom featuring fine vegan toiletries.
Category 2 Stateroom:
One spacious, elegantly appointed Category 2 cabin is located forward on the Emerald deck, measuring 182 square feet and featuring a roomy marble bath with shower.
Category 3 Stateroom:
Two 150-square-foot Category 3 cabins, located on the Diamond Deck, feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.
Category 4 Stateroom:
Two 183-square-foot Category 4 cabins, both located on the Ruby Deck, feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.
Category 5 Stateroom:
Set forward on the Diamond Deck, two spacious, well-appointed Category 5 cabins measure 183 square feet and sport one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door.
Category 6 French Balcony Suite:
Twenty spacious 225-square-foot Category 6 cabins, each featuring a floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door, are located on the Ruby Deck.
Category 7 Master Suite:
14 elegant 300-square-foot Category 7 Suites on the Diamond Deck boast two floor-to-ceiling French balconies with sliding door and large bathrooms with full-size tubs.
The newly redesigned Swiss Sapphire debuts in 2017 with a new deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness – with 70% of her cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger – and accommodating no more than 98 guests, while similar-sized riverboats average about 160. Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Tauck Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious marble baths with full-size tubs, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering vegan toiletries.
NB: ALL cabins have queen-sized beds that can be split into twins.
We will gladly reserve the cabin of your choice, but early booking is recommended to ensure your selection!
Cruise with Vegan Travel in 2017 and discover a whole new world of breathtaking natural landscapes, ancient cities and fairy-tale sceneries. Sail away the vegan way - together we can make the world more vegan.
ALL Prices BELOW are Per-Person based on double occupancy.
|CATEGORY||STATEROOM / SUITE||PRICE PER PERSON|
|1||Riverview Standard Stateroom, Emerald Deck||GBP 665.00
|2||Extra-Large Riverview Stateroom (only 1 available), Emerald Deck|| GBP 725.00
|3||Stateroom with a French Balcony, Diamond Deck||GBP 785.00
|4||Junior Suite with a French Balcony, Ruby Deck||GBP 835.00
|5||Junior Suite with a French Balcony, Diamond Deck||GBP 875.00
|6||French Balcony Suite, Ruby Deck||GBP 925.00
|7||Vegan Travel Master Suite, Diamond Deck||GBP 1,345.00
Single supplement for cruise: 50%.
All prices are per person, twin share in USD / GBP based on two guests sharing. Pricing and availability is not live yet and should be used for guidance only – please call or email us for full details and live availability. Terms and Conditions apply.
The Inclusions (among others)
- 6-day / 5 night river cruise, all vegan
- Superb vegan meals (full board)
- Panorama Restaurant with opening seating
- Authentic local entertainment and activities
- Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
- Evening turndown service
- Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration
- Flat-screen LCD TV (interactive)
- 110/220 volt outlets
- Vegan Travel Cruise Director to guide and assist
Vegan River Cruise Highlights
- Meet your fellow guests at a Captains welcome dinner on board your 5* ship
- Seize the opportunity to take easy paced bicycle rides at your leisure through spectacular scenery and villages
- Sail along the beautiful Seine
- Delight in the vegan gastronomic specialties on board
- Learn about vegan cooking during an on board cooking demonstrations
Enjoy your cruise!
B = Boutique E = Elevator F = Fitness J = Jacuzzi M = Massage R = Reception Desk T = Vegan Travel Desk
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE & SHORE EXCURSIONS
We will gladly help you to book your flights, transfers and make all travel arrangements. We also work with 2-3 partner hotels at each departure / arrival city so that you can enjoy another night or two in a well-rated hotel where you can be sure a decent vegan breakfast is served in the morning.
ORGANIZED SHORE EXCURSIONS
Our ships often dock in cities for many hours, sometimes even overnight. This is to ensure that you have time to yourself on shore, to explore the cities and scenery at your own pace. But you can experience the fascinating sights and wonders of nature even more comfortably and in-depth on excursions that we and our partners organize, which we offer you as an option.
Shore excursions are a wonderful addition to your Vegan River Cruise. With our diverse, balanced land excursion program, we want to bring new people, unfamiliar cities, fascinating cultural centers, and unforgettable scenery closer to you. We cordially invite you, at your leisure, to look over everything that awaits you – as you know, anticipation is the best kind of pleasure!
And there are many good reasons to book your excursions in advance; Vegan Travel and selected local partners offer you:
-Seamlessly coordinated programs
-Excellent value for the money
-Payment in Euros through your ship account
-English-speaking tour guides with helpful information and insider tips
The most beautiful cities have always been built near bodies of water. Come on land and experience the best view of Europe you can get. Experienced local tour guides will accompany you on an inspiring journey of discovery to the most desirable locations, introducing you to new and wonderful lands and cultures. A wireless audio system is always included, which will help you with your individual exploration on land, ensuring that you don’t miss out on any of the information provided by your tour guide.
You can decide for yourself which excursions you would like to participate in – we provide detailed and informative excursion info packets. Whether it’s a city walking tour, shopping trip, cultural immersion, health and wellness, nightlife, or individual bicycle tours (on your own bicycle or a rental), you’ll be astonished at how multifaceted and inspiring the world on the rivers of Europe really is.
More about shore excursions and pre-/post stays etc. will be published shortly.