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French Rivers and Bordeaux

 25th October 2022 | 10 Nights | DoverBalmoralL2229

from: £1099pp

BMB Host and Team
All of our Bridge Cruises have a Bernard Magee Bridge host and a team of helpers.
Daily Bridge
There is a daily session of bridge available as well as seminars on days at sea. All the bridge sessions are optional.
Partners & Parties
We have many single players on board and guarantee everybody a partner. We also have drinks parties to help players meet and mingle and create a nice atmosphere on board.
About this Cruise

During visits to five captivating cities, you’ll get a taste for the history, culture and culinary influences of France, plus sample some Spanish flavours too. Discover the very best of Bordeaux; after sailing the Gironde and Garonne Rivers, Balmoral docks alongside the promenade, so simply step off the ship and explore. You’re perfectly placed to take in highlights such as Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Cité du Vin, bursting rich history and wine heritage. Alternatively, tour to one of Medoc’s small family run vineyards, to learn the region’s wines and taste them straight from the barrel.

Cruise the scenic River Seine all the way to Rouen too; a full day stay here allows ample time for a tour to nearby Paris, where you can see iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, and perhaps indulge with the cuisine of one world’s culinary capitals. Elsewhere there are visits to Brest and Honfleur, where you may be tempted to try Camembert and Calvados while people watching at one of the French cafés. In Spain, Getxo is your gateway to Bilbao, famed for its Guggenheim Museum, prestigious restaurants serving traditional pintxos, and the legendary Rioja wine vineyards.

Your Host
  • Hosts Will and Sylvia Parsons
Will and Sylvia Parsons

Will and Sylvia started going on Mr Bridge holidays and weekends in early 2008 and soon became hooked. They both joined Mr Bridge as helpers after Will qualified as an EBU club tournament director in 2011. Since then, they have hosted over thirty bridge cruises and numerous weekends and holidays.

Will and Sylvia both really enjoy playing with different clients and encouraging improving players to increase in confidence and learn to love the game. They have been involved with Bernard Magee Bridge since the start and now look forward to resuming bridge holidays again.

Itinerary
Accommodation
What's Included

What's included?

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Chargeable extras
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included. Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.

Great value offers
Great value offers on selected fares and cabin grades available on this cruise. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.

About Your Ship
Balmoral
Carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

French Rivers and Bordeaux

 25th October 2022 | 10 Nights | DoverBalmoralL2229
Cabin Prices
Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy
Interior Cabin
160 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge

£1099pp

Ocean View Cabin
165 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge

£1379pp

Superior Ocean View
165 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge

£1549pp

Balcony Room
180 square feet
Balcony
Smart TV & Fridge

£2199pp

Superior Balcony
190 square feet
Balcony
Smart TV & Fridge

SOLD OUT

Balcony Suite
Up to 430 square feet
Balcony
Smart TV & Fridge

£2369pp

Single Interior
160 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge

£1899

Single Ocean View
165 square feet
Smart TV
Mini Fridge

£2579

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