This summer, we’re giving Disney cruisers the opportunity to experience the charm and history of France during our 12-night British Isles cruises. For the first time, we’re calling on Le Havre, France, a port city on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine River. Located on France’s north coast in Normandy, Le Havre is the home of Modern Art – holding a legacy as the birthplace of Impressionism – and your gateway to Paris.
Rouen and Monet Cathedrals – Claude Monet’s groundbreaking 1872 painting “Impression, Sunrise” was painted in Le Havre, ushering in the first Modern Art movement. This excursion takes you to the nearby historic town of Rouen, home of the cathedral that is featured in many paintings by Monet and his fellow impressionists. While adults explore the gothic building dating back to 1201, kids will join Disney Cruise Line youth counselors and a regional artist to learn about Monet’s work. Another family-friendly adventure takes you to the home of Monet in Giverny and gives children the opportunity to paint in a workshop at the Museum of Impressionism where they discover how nature inspired the famous painter.
Paris Sightseeing – Want to find out why Paris is known worldwide for its elegance and grandeur? This fascinating tour of the city – offered for families or exclusively for adults – takes you to must-see attractions and France’s most renowned cultural highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and Cours la Reine. Other great options for exploring this magnificent capital city include Paris Notre Dame, featuring a scenic walk from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the romantic Paris River Cruise, an incredible journey down the River Seine with a three-course lunch and French wine.
Disneyland Paris – Experience Disney Parks across the globe! This full-day Port Adventure allows you to discover the magic of both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park at your leisure. For families who want a VIP experience, we also offer tours that give you a thrilling adventure, an itinerary tailored for little ones or the ultimate star treatment.
Stay tuned for a look at Port Adventures in Newcastle, one of England’s greatest cultural centers. Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!