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Viking River Cruise: Paris & The Heart of Normandy

  • Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • Sunday, October 20, 2024
  • Paris & Normandy, France

Registration


27 REGISTRANTS      TRIP LEADER YING PRINCE

Departure Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2024. (Cruise starts on Oct 13) Return Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2024
Cruise Only Price:  Starting at $3,199 per person Viking Airfare: $799 (In addition to cruise price.  Subject to change)


Cabins occasionally open due to Viking cancellations.  Looking for a female cabin-mate when a cabin is available.  Contact trip leader Ying Prince to join the waitlist.

Trip Overview

Dock in the heart of Paris, admiring views of the Eiffel Tower and a replica of the Statue of Liberty from your ship.  On the Normandy coast, set foot on the D-Day landing beaches and pay tribute to the soldiers of WWII.  Delight in Rouen’s Gothic architecture.  Explore Giverny and the charming house and gardens where Claude Monet lived and worked, the setting inspiring many of his masterpieces. This 8-day river voyage celebrates history, art, food and customs in France’s most alluring urban and pastoral settings. 

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All This Is Included

  • 8-day cruise with a river-view stateroom
  • 6 guided tours
  • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Culture Curriculum: Attend lectures on Joan of Arc & French Impressionists; learn to say a few words en français; learn how to make tarte au citron
  • All onboard meals including regional specialties
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All Port taxes and fees

    Choose Your Cabin on Our Viking Ship Fjorgyn

    See Ship Fjorgyn Interactive Deck Layout and Cabin locations 

    Take Viking Ocean 360° Virtual Tour 

    Cabin Type Price Per Person  Double occupancy.  Beds cab be set up separated or together. No designated single cabins.  
    Stateroom F

    $3,199
    Sold Out

    Standard Stateroom F and E have rectangular shaped windows at eye level within the room and above the ship’s waterline.
    Stateroom E

    $3,299
    Sold Out

    Standard Stateroom F and E have rectangular shaped windows at eye level within the room and above the ship’s waterline.
    French Balcony D

    $4,199
    Sold Out

    Category D French Balcony stateroom is on the middle deck.  The rooms have a floor to ceiling window with a portion that slides open. There is no outdoor sitting area outside the room. The room has 135 square feet of space, including the bathroom.
    French Balcony C


    $4,399
    Sold Out

    Category C French Balcony stateroom is on the upper and middle deck.  The rooms have a floor to ceiling window with a portion that slides open. There is no outdoor sitting area outside the room. The room has 135 square feet of space, including the bathroom.
    Veranda B
    $4,799
    Sold Out
    The Veranda stateroom B is 205 square feet and includes a step out balcony with two chairs and a table. Category A is a Veranda stateroom on the Middle and upper Deck.
    Veranda A  $4,999
     Sold Out
    The Veranda stateroom A is 205 square feet and includes a step out balcony with two chairs and a table. Category A is a Veranda stateroom on the middle and upper Deck.
    Veranda Suite AA  $6,799
    Sold Out

    The Veranda Suite is 275 square feet and features both a step out balcony and a sitting area.  It provides extra features and an opportunity to book Business Class Air with a $1400 per person discount

    Ship Fjorgyn has only 168 guests and was built in 2020.  Every cabin has beds that can be set up separated or together for double occupancy.  There are no designated single cabins on the Viking ship Fjorgyn.  Anyone that wishes to travel as a single will pay the double rate.  


    Paris & the Heart of Normandy
    Day Location Arrival Departure Included Tour
    Paris Embark Overnight  
    2 Paris   Evening Panoramic Paris
    3 La Roche Guyon & Vernon

    Morning

    Afternoon

    Afternoon

    Overnight

    Monet Foundation
    4 Scenic Cruising: Seine River Rouen Afternoon Overnight Rouen Walking Tour
    5 Rouen
    Overnight Normandy Beaches
    6 Les Andelys Morning Afternoon Château Gaillard Walk
    7 Le Pecq Paris Morning Overnight Napoleon’s Château Malmaison
    8 Paris
    Disembark


    View Day by Day Itinerary 

    Download Trip Overview 

    Optional Pre and Post trip extensions

    The Pre & Post Cruise Extensions have limited capacity and often fill up well in advance.  If you sign up now and decide later that you do not want to extend the trip, you can cancel the extension with no penalty any time before final payment.

    Air Schedule

    Viking occasionally changes the air price but it is locked in at the time of booking if you select Viking Air.  Current price is $799 roundtrip in economy.  If there is any difference, you will have the option to cancel.  If you choose Viking Air in registration, you will find your air schedule at your Viking Account and will have a chance to provide Viking with frequent flyer and seat request information after Viking secures flights in roughly June 2024. 

    Viking Air Fare Cancellation Policy: You may cancel the flight reservation until the ticket is issued. (Likely in August 2024).  Once the ticket has been issued, the airline ticket is non-refundable. 

    You also have the options to book your own airfare.

    Registration and Payment

    • Initial payment is $650 per person  Registration is online using our travel agency's registration form.  (Do not register directly at Viking website.)  You should have your cabin selection and a cabin-mate before you register.  If you need a cabin-mate, contact trip leader Ying Prince
    • If you have traveled with Viking before or/and have a credit from a past Viking cruise, have your last booking number or sailing date ready before you register. 
    • After you register and pay the initial payment, you will receive a confirmation email from noreply@jotform.com.  If any issues occur during online registration, or you want to make changes to your registration, contact trip leader Ying Prince. 
    • After your cabin is booked, you will receive an instruction to create a Viking account with your booking number.
    • If you book your cabin prior to October 2023, your final payment will be due on or before the end of October 2023.
    • If you book your cabin after October 1, 2023, your final payment will be due by the end of the month after your booking month. 
    • You will pay your final payment directly to Viking in your Viking account.  If you pay Viking by bank draft (ACH), you'll have a 3.3% discount on the amount due.
    • $200 discount for past guests returning to Viking within a year.
    • $100 discount for past guests returning to Viking over a year.
    • SCWDC membership is required. Single One-Year Membership (12 months) is only $35.00.

    Cancellation Fees

    SCWDC

    $50

    Viking

    • 121 days or more prior to time of departure: $150 per person
    • 120-90 days prior to time of departure: 15% of Full Fare
    • 89-60 days prior to time of departure: 35% of Full Fare
    • 59-30 days prior to time of departure: 50% of Full Fare
    • 29-0 days prior to time of departure: 100% of Full Fare

    Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land or air component purchased from Viking.  Viking Risk-Free Guarantee is no longer available.


    Trip Insurance

    Trip medical/reparation and trip interruption insurance or cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  While shopping around for a suitable insurance policy, one of the options is to email "Group Trip Protector" at myra@travelprotectors.com or call 703-443-9055 for a quote.  The SCWDC group medical plan insurance can be purchased directly from Group Trip Protector at $52 per person group rate.  Trip cancellation insurance must be purchased within 14 days of putting down first trip deposit if you want to cover pre-existing medical conditions and or if you want the Cancel for Any Reason insurance. If you purchase any type of travel insurance from Group Trip Protector, you will pay GTP directly.  Do not send your premium payment to SCWDC.  

    Passport Required

    You must have a valid U.S. passport to travel on this voyage. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your planned trip dates.

    *One of the Viking General Terms and Conditions: You must be 18 years old on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise tour.

    Additional trip information can be found at Viking's website.  

    Contact trip leader Ying Prince if you have questions.

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