This year, the world will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and what better way to reflect on this momentous occasion than by taking a scenic river cruise? On June 6th, 1944, the Allies mounted the largest ever sea-borne operation at Normandy and were successful in the combined effort to liberate France and other Nazi occupied territories. Now, you can plan to embark on a river cruise that will take you across the many beaches and landing points that have assumed historical importance.
Maybe you’re a history buff. Or, perhaps your family has been touched by the war. Maybe you simply want to follow in the footsteps of the brave soldiers who made sacrifices so that others would be free. Whatever your reason, you can cruise with family and friends and visit diverse places such as Normandy, Juno Beach, Omaha Beach and Arromanches. These locations offer the opportunity to visit memorials, museums, gardens and beaches. There are also many commemorative events being held at this time that you will have the opportunity to participate in.
AmaWaterways is currently offering a special military discount for the Paris and Normandy river cruise. However, you’ll need to act fast, because this promotion expires on April 30th.
The Benefits of Taking a River Cruise
A river cruise is a relaxing and leisurely way to travel. It provides you with a varied selection of on-board comforts and luxuries, with food and drinks included. In addition, you don’t have to pay extra for excursions on land, and you can visit all of the relevant sites and museums as part of the trip. If you decide on a longer holiday cruise to take in more cities and sites, know that you will visit places of significant importance and also get free time to spend as you will.
When you get back to the ship in the evening or night, rest assured that there will be a selection of meals, delightful entertainment and hotel-caliber accommodations.
Other cruises of similar interest are the Uniworld Paris and Normandy River Cruise, the Viking Paris and Normandy River Cruise, and the Avalon Paris and Normandy River Cruise. Links include day-by-day itinerary dates and rates. If you would like to receive more information about D-Day cruise opportunities, please contact River Cruise Experts online, by phone at 1-800-565-2784, or follow @RiverCruiseExp on Twitter, today.