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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Ben Ianzito May 24, 2015 at 04:35 PM

Go where it's crowded. Parisians are all gourmets. But remember, "Chaque a son gout".

Ann Molison May 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM

As we are staying in Paris 3 extra days I have been receiving ideas for what are the "must see" places. Harder to obtain the must eat (cafes). I wouldn't want to do that for our community - as there are way too many to make a choice.

Roger Tomberlin May 23, 2015 at 08:36 PM

I am looking at the dates for this trip. Usually the price difference reflects some aspect of desirability--weather, etc. I am surprised April-May is the least expensive and Sept is the most expensive. Can anyone suggest the difference in desirability for the different times of year?
Ben Ianzito May 24, 2015 at 06:21 AM

Don't know for sure, Roger. But September is harvest time for grapes and the early Spring can be cool. Also, the river runs high in April and the boats sometimes can't clear the bridges.

Ann Molison May 08, 2015 at 11:19 AM

We have just booked, for 3 nights, a room from 9/17 and departing on 9/20 via Booking.com at the ibis budget Paris Porte De Montmartre for a total of $175.

Gerry L Apr 13, 2015 at 02:56 PM

Well, I just now signed up for the Oct 2 trip. I plan to stay in Paris for another 2 weeks after the program ends so I am expecting to bring a larger suitcase than I might otherwise (NOT something that would qualify as an airline carry-on). How large is too unwieldy for this kind of program considering bus transfers and cabin size? (I will be rooming alone.) Any insight from people who have taken this trip would be welcome.
Melody Allen May 17, 2015 at 09:27 PM

Went in April and was pleased with storage space on the boat. A standard suitcase fit easily under the bed. Both hotels had elevators. There was assistance with bags most of the time. One suitcase and one carryon were standard.

Casey Bemis Apr 10, 2015 at 04:56 PM

We are leaving April 17, 2015 from LAX. Is it necessary for my husband to bring a sport coat. From what I've read, most people dress fairly casually. Also what time in the morning do the tours usually start? Thanks for any answers. Casey
Polly Elliott Apr 11, 2015 at 03:10 PM

Casey, your husband does not need a sport coat unless it is for warmth. The dress is casual. The morning time varies as there will be oher groups on the boat. Have a great time.

Ann Molison Apr 06, 2015 at 08:31 AM

I am directing this to those who have been on this trip. Is there WIFI on the boat?
Carole Colley Apr 06, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Under lodging and meals - vessel description it says: Facility amenities: Amenities include: dining room, lounge/bar with dance floor, gift shop, sun deck with deckchairs, and free WiFi on board. Also included: central heating, air conditioning, radar, and radiophone. I have not been on this trip.
Ann Molison Apr 06, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Thank you Carole ! Some day I will learn how to read everything on a page! :)
Carole Colley Apr 06, 2015 at 02:06 PM

Ann, I've been on many of these trips and have learned how to ferret out information from this website. Practice,practice, practice. ;)
Melody Allen May 17, 2015 at 09:21 PM

The WiFi mostly worked only in the lounge, not in the cabins. It could be slow when everyone had just returned from an outing and got on at the same time.

Ben Ianzito Mar 17, 2015 at 03:47 PM

My wife and I are on the May 3 to 15, 2015 trip. We have previously done the Normandy to Paris along the Seine and also Independent Paris. Looking forward to Provence and cruising the Rhone . Anyone out there joining us?

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