Exclusive Globe and Mail Seine River Cruise

Join Globe and Mail journalists, editors, and columnists on this exclusive France river tour, partnered with Scenic Luxury Cruises.

Book by Mar 31, 2019

Explore the history, culture, and food of Paris and Normandy as you sail along the tranquil Seine River

The Globe and Mail and Scenic Luxury Cruises are proud to partner once again for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind travel experience. You’re invited to board The Globe and Mail Seine River Cruise, 11 days of luxurious experiences and exclusive access.

As you cruise, see some of the world’s most exquisite architecture, quaint seaside towns, and important sites from Canada’s wartime history. Bringing the newsroom on board, some of The Globe’s most lauded journalists will give you a behind the scenes look at the making of the news, while offering their knowledge and insight on cuisine, wine and history, along the way.




Special Cruise Enhancements

·         Free economy Airfare from major Canadian Gateways

·         Dinner at Alain Ducasse’s Champeaux in Paris

·         Private reception and dinner at Michelin starred Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris

·         Dinner at La Couronne in Rouen

·         Dinner at a choice of three Michelin starred restaurants in Deauville

·         Special onboard dinner with Michelin starred chef, David Goerne

·         Onboard Veuve Clicquot champagne tasting



Your River Cruise Hosts

Our hosts will enrich your travel with their comprehensive knowledge in their fields. Joining in Lisbon, Porto and on select stops along the way, they will provide context, nuance, and a deeper understanding of Portgual's unique economic and political history, food and wine culture.


Phillip Crawley 
Publisher & CEO,

The Globe and Mail


David Walmsley

The Globe and Mail


Featured Culinary Hosts 

Tara O-Brady

As the culinary host, Tara will lead seminars, explain cooking traditions and techniques, select menus, and highlight the particularities of regional cooking traditions, local specialties, and ingredients.


Beppi Crosariol

Beppi, wine expert for the Globe and Mail, will compare and contrast wines and their regions as the trip progresses. He will conduct tastings, determine wines for signature events, and share his considerable insight.

Additional Globe and Mail Journalist Hosts Include:

Robert Fife: Ottawa Bureau Chief | Roy Macgregor: Columnist | Margaret Wente: Columnist


Paris and Normandy River CruiseJul 01, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019 (11 days)

Paris to Paris | Scenic Gem (Standard Suite)
CAD $12,994 Per Person Incl taxes
Limited Space Left!

The Seine isn’t the largest river in Europe, or even France, but it may be the most renowned – and for good reason. This splendid waterway cuts through the heart of Paris, before winding its way along some of the most celebrated sites in northern France. There are few superlatives that do justice to beautiful Paris, as you’ll have ample opportunity to discover. Beyond Paris, you can look forward to a serene cruise to Honfleur, by the open waters of the English Channel, pausing at the most beautiful landmarks along the way. Les Andelys, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux – all the key points in this itinerary are steeped in history and brimming with charm. However, we’ve saved some highlights – evocative Vernon and medieval Conflans – for the return trip to Paris.

Terms & Conditions

Limited time offer, expires March 31, 2019. Offers for new bookings only and not in conjunction with any other promotions and may be withdrawn at any time. ‘Free Round-Trip Economy’ flights, must be booked by Scenic and an additional non-refundable deposit is required. Free Economy Airfare applicable for the following Canadian Gateways: YYC, YEG, YHZ, YLW, YUL, YOW, YQR, YXE, YQR, YYZ, YVR, YYJ, YWG. Scenic reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Once issued, air tickets are non-refundable and are subject to amendment and cancellation fees as established by the applicable airline. Airfares are in economy class on airlines of Scenic’s choice in specific classes, up to a maximum cost of $1,350 per person. Surcharges may apply if specific class is sold out. Airline/Airport taxes up to $680 per person are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled. **Early payment discount: Save an additional $250 when you book and pay in full by March 31, 2019. Prices based on per person twin share in CAD, in the lowest available cabin category and are strictly limited & subject to availability until sold out. Port charges and taxes of $370 per person are included in the price. Single supplement applies. Cruise provided by Scenic Canada. All travel arrangements, reservations and bookings will be made with Scenic, a company wholly independent of The Globe and Mail. Dates, itineraries, program details and costs are given in good faith based on information available at the time of posting, and subject to change. The Globe and Mail does not guarantee the attendance of any particular host. The Globe and Mail, its affiliates, and their respective officers and employees, do not assume and responsibility for the financing, arranging or conduct of the cruise and will not be liable for any damages or financial loss to person or property of any description that might occur in connection with the cruise operated by and arranged through Scenic. Itinerary provided is a summary. Certain activities have add-on costs, including Wine tours at Quinta do Crastro and Quinta Nova, and Six Senses Spa. See Globeandmailcruises.com for full pricing, itinerary inclusions and exclusions, Host Schedule and terms and conditions.


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