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Explore the unexplored

I can't say that I've always been a cruiser, but lately, I have become more intrigued. I think what piqued my interest is the most was understanding that I can have a customized experience on a small and luxurious ship. Likewise, I have discovered that an exciting new world is waiting for me to explore.

So why the change of heart?

Well, for years I have traveled to the Caribbean and Mexico, and it's been years since I visited Europe. So, as I started thinking of where to go, I realized that if I wanted to see more, I may have to consider going from city to city, which meant packing and unpacking between cities.

Then something else caught my attention, "Christmas on the Seine." All my antennas went up.

My eyes were stuck to the page of the itinerary and for Christmas, I thought Santa Claus came early.

We are talking:

  • Christmas market and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

  • A visit to Galeries Lafayette shopping center decorated for Christmas

  • Taking a stroll of the town’s cobblestone streets and admiring its quaint houses in Vermon.

  • A visit to the Abbey of St. Wandrille or the MuséoSeine to discover its history and people.

  • A stroll to Rouen’s winter wonderland in Square Verdrel.

  • How about an encounter in the hilltop Château Gaillard?

  • Visit Parisian Christmas market stalls and enjoy gourmet treats, such as l’escargot.

  • Sip on a coffee at a Parisian café and mingle with locals over an evening cocktail.

I chose Viking Cruises. And as someone accustomed to all-inclusive vacations, I am over the moon that there are all-inclusive amenities onboard the ship.

Here are some inclusions:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

  • Visits to UNESCO Sites

  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water

  • Port taxes & fees

  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

  • River-view stateroom

  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows

  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand

  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer

  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower

  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror

  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers

  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Maybe your Christmas should include cruising on the Seine. Want more information? Contact us at or770.469.7370.

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