The Unforgettable Disney River Cruise You Can Take In France

France is a tourist hotspot, and there are many reasons you might want to go there. For those looking to make memorable experiences, the typical tourist route, such as driving by car, may leave you wanting more. Joining a Disney river cruise that travels the Seine, on the other hand, promises to be far from typical.

The Disney brand isn't just known for its animation and theme parks. The company also runs a cruise line (Disney Cruise Line) as well as river cruises through Adventures by Disney. In partnership with river cruise company AmaWaterways, Adventures by Disney charters cruises through three European rivers: the Danube, the Rhine, and the Seine. While the Danube and Rhine traverse several European countries, the Seine is exclusive to France, and the Disney river cruise offers a unique look at the country that will stay in your memory forever.

It's all about the destination and authentic experiences

Erin Foster, writing for TouringPlans about her Adventures by Disney river cruise experience, shares that you join a European cruise for the sights and that it's really all about the places you visit. Travel writer Sunny Chanel, in this Insider piece about her Adventures by Disney experience, shared that her escapade was all about uncovering a destination's story.

The way Disney does this is through immersive experiences that are both active and educational. You'll have ample time to explore picturesque and historic ports of call, taste the cuisine of the region, and have fun while learning at the same time. Chanel notes that while cruises are fun, Adventures by Disney always ensures that cruisers learn something about the ports of call they're visiting.

On the Seine river cruise, you can relive the battles that ensued at Normandy's D-Day beaches, such as Omaha Beach, and Pointe du Hoc, a 115-foot cliff that the Americans climbed during World War II. Claude Monet's house and gardens at Giverny and Honfleur's Vieux-Bassin (old harbor) will inspire you as they did Monet and other French painters. Stroll the cobbled streets of the ancient port city of Rouen where the Vikings and Joan of Arc once walked, view Chateau Gaillard's medieval ruin, visit Vernon's historical district, and taste Normandy's specialties: cheeses, chocolates, and the sweet apple brandy known as calvados.

It's about Disney magic in a river cruise setting

If you've ever been to a Disney theme park before, you know Disney's brand of service. This "Disney magic" is what you'll be getting with Adventures by Disney's Seine river cruise, sans the Disney branding, merchandise, hidden Disneys, and character breakfasts.

Providing this Disney brand of service are the Adventure guides, who are friendly, thoughtful, kind, and just brimming with the Disney spirit. They are in charge of all the details of your trip and make sure everyone feels welcome and special, and all have fun. This excellent customer service guarantees the cruise is run efficiently, so you don't have to worry about anything because most everything is planned out and managed for you, including logistics and meals. You're free to bask in the moment and savor every new sight and experience.

Chanel, who is an independent traveler, on her Insider review, marvels at how Adventures by Disney went beyond her expectations, adding that the experience is hard to replicate on her own and she's not even sure if she wants to.