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Refinement, curiosity, authenticity…Our unique travel philosophy reinterprets cruising and invites you to discover or rediscover iconic destinations.
Our 5-Star Culture and Relaxation cruises offer you a new way to travel, by combining cultural enrichment with time to unwind in a luxury setting and sites that only insiders know about.

Theme cruises

Classical music and opera, food and wine, art and museums, theatre and literature, photography… take advantage of our theme cruises to combine your taste for travel with your hobbies. You will have unique opportunities on board and on land, with moments of true cultural enrichment and exchanges with artists and passionate specialists.

Our distinguished guests

Each year, our ships host no fewer than 50 guests of honour from different fields. Artists, writers, journalists, scientists… they are all experts in their fields who bring their insights and knowledge to shed light on specific topics.
Thus, each cruise marries the pleasure of travelling with the thrill of discovery, whether cultural, historic or scientific.

Prestigious partners

We have teamed up with prestigious partners ‒ cultural institutions and media outlets ‒ to complement your experience. Smithsonian, Radio Classique, Cuisine et Vins de France, Paris Match, Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and the Louvre Museum invite you to partake in exceptional discussions with members of their writing staff or renowned lecturers.

Leisure and well-being

Enjoy a moment of tranquillity at the spa or around the pool, work-out in the fitness room, enjoy a theatre show with your travel companions. Our ships have a variety of well-designed spaces to offer you space for relaxation or shared enjoyment to enhance your journey.

Fine cuisine

We take care to instil the French ‘art of living’ even on the other side of the world. We respect the highest standards of cuisine and offer a varied menu, created by our chefs using superior quality ingredients, beautifully presented and flavoursome.

Good times together

During your stay you can enjoy a sophisticated ambiance. Each area has been considered down to the last detail and tastefully decorated. You’re invited to enjoy good times with other passengers or to relax in total tranquillity.

Luxury takes many forms

Our aim is to offer you a bespoke cruise, so we work hard every day to offer you first class, intuitive service. Our staff is attentive and experienced, they will ensure you are comfortable and respond to all your requests, whether while in your stateroom, lounges or in our various dining areas.


Our desire to create exceptional trips is demonstrated in the quality of excursions we offer on each itinerary. Planned, tested and approved by our team of experts, they’ll enrich your cruise and make your trip unique.

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