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Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise on ms Emerald "Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Kids of all ages love France and all things Français... Paris, where wide boulevards, like the Champs Élysées, mean wide open spaces filled with cafés, famous brasseries and shops of every kind... new food experiences, from divine pastries to fantastic bread and the most sublime "chocolat"... the fantastic Seine... a scavenger hunt through the Louvre... And then explore the heart of France river cruising along the Rhône deep into the heart of Provence, inspiration of the world's most famous artists such as van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse... Families of every generation feel perfectly welcomed aboard Tauck Bridges' fantastic riverboat, experiencing... Lyon, a modern city with a Renaissance heart... medieval villages... Roman ruins... a French ranch where you'll meet the daring gardians (cowboys)... a papal castle... a family cooking lesson in delectable French cuisine... our France family river cruise lets families experience the best of France - together. Two-night stay in Paris featuring a scavenger hunt in the Louvre, 7-night Rhône River cruise, visit to a private ranch in La Camargue, bicycling, family cooking demonstration, chocolate tasting, Provence medieval towns, castles
Of the five 361-foot (110-meter) riverboats in Tauck's Destination Fleet, this newly redesigned riverboat 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 toiletries. In addition to our main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur's, a second dining venue offering casual fare.
We couldn't find just the right words to describe the sumptuous bedding and amenities we custom ordered for your in-cabin cruising comfort... 400-thread-count satin bed linens made from the finest combed cotton... puffy white duvets and pillows of very fine mako cotton, with a hypoallergenic 90% down filling... 100% cotton blankets, temperature balancing and so soft to the skin... and thick pillow-top mattresses that lull you to sleep... along with the Essentials Line of Molton Brown bath products, exclusive to Tauck... absorbent terry cloth robes and fluffy towels... hair dryers... but we do know they are key for waking up refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure.
Open seating in main dining room, The Compass Rose; flexible dining times; vegetarian meals always available
Alternate dining venue, Arthur's, offering classic favorites at lunch and dinner and lighter breakfasts in the morning
Al fresco dining on Sun Deck, weather permitting
American breakfast room service available in Category 7 Tauck Suites
Complimentary snacks served 10:00 AM - midnight
Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
Onboard entertainment includes enrichment lectures, piano music nightly, in-room movies, culinary demos, local entertainment and “themed" fun
110-volt and 220-volt outlets included in every cabin for small electronics; minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks
Complimentary Internet & Email available
Fitness center; massages available; putting green on Sun Deck; jacuzzi on Sun Deck - available 24 hours
Bicycles available aboard for use ashore
Laundry service available
Cat 7, Diamond Deck Suite, 300 Sqft
Cat 6, Ruby Deck, 225 Sqft
Cat 5, Diamond Deck, 183 Sqft
Cat 4, Ruby Deck, 183 Sqft
Cat 3, Diamond Deck, 150 Sqft
Cat 2, Emerald Deck, 183 Sqft
Cat 1, Emerald Deck, 150 Sqft
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Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017
Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017
Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017
Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 08, 2017
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.