La Marina Lunch & Dinner cruise
Taking a cruise along the Seine River is among the top activities you can enjoy in Paris. There are various cruising options available, and while some companies offer just a cruise, others include dining in the offer. La Marina Cruise Company is one of them, combining a number of amenities you can enjoy as you glide along the riverbanks of the French capital city. So, let’s see what they offer.
Itinerary of the lunch and dinner cruises
The cruise with a meal starts at Port de Solferino, next to the Orsay Museum. First, you will be taken eastward, turning around when you reach the Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand. Along the way, you will see the Institut de France, Pont (Bridge) Neuf that announced revolutionary changes in the bridge construction, imposing Notre Dame Cathedrale, and more. Once you turn, you will pass by the ornate Hotel de Ville, Conciergerie – the former royal palace and prison, and Louvre – another former royal palace and present museum.
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Before you reach the westernmost point (a replica of the Statue of Liberty), you will pass under the Pont Alexandre III, and by the Tour Eiffel, Trocadero and Les Invalides complex, crowned with a shining cupola. Additionally, you will receive a brochure with information about all top attractions you can see along the way.
La Marina dining cruise amenities
La Marina cruisers are glass boats, offering you unobstructed views in all directions. The cruise is accompanied with a pleasant music that adds a nice touch to the experience. A range of different courses will allow you to combine the finest specialties of the celebrated French cuisine with views of Paris’s iconic landmarks.
Depending on your available time, you can opt for a lunch or dinner cruise. If you would rather spend the evening somewhere else, book a lunch cruise, which departs at 12:30 p.m. The duration of the cruise is 1:30 hours. The meal consists of starters, main menu and desserts. Additionally, you can purchase a ticket for a visit to the Orsay Museum for a beneficial price.
With the dinner cruise, it gets even better. Cruises commence at 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., lasting 1:15 and 2 hours respectively. While the former will allow you to discover Paris as the sun is setting, the latter reveals majestically illuminated Paris. Then, you will find out why the French capital is nicknamed “the City of Light”. La Marina dinner cruises are accompanied with a selection of fine French wines or Champagne.
Additional pros offered by La Marina
Besides standard menus, La Marina offers menus for vegetarians and children. Also, you can opt for additional benefits during a lunch or dinner cruise, such as a place by the window and a wine or Champagne package. Furthermore, evening cruises are perfectly timed for you to enjoy a Tour Eiffel light show spectacle, which takes place around every full hour.
After all, La Marina also has a wide range of special cruises on offer, including the New Year’s dinner and dance cruise, Valentine Day’s cruise, Bastille Day (with views of spectacular fireworks) cruise and more.