Cruise Timings


Paris; the fashion capital of the world and a city with an enormous legacy of art, culture, and history has some of the most Scenic cityscapes and skylines. 

With the juxtaposition of modern buildings, old architectural marvels, and pleasant weather, it is one of the prettiest places to visit as a tourist. 

And the best way to explore the fantastic sights Paris has to offer is certainly taking the Seine river cruise. 

The banks of the Seine in Paris were in fact a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. 

You not only dodge all the hustle and bustle of city traffic but also get the city’s highlights, such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. 

So the next most logical curiosity is what is the Seine river cruise timings. 

Well, there are no official timings as such but most of the Seine river cruises are offered between the time of 10 am to 10.30 pm. 

However, the timings also depend on the type of cruise you want to experience. 

There are primarily three broad types of cruises for which you can have a rough time schedule. 

That being said since the cruises are all offered by many companies, these timings are flexible. 

Seine river sightseeing cruise 

The most popular type of cruise is the Seine river sightseeing cruise. And you will get a Sightseeing cruise throughout the day. 

But the typical time for it is between 10 am to 10:30 pm. But the frequency is different depending on the time of the day. More often than not there is a cruise after every 30-45 minutes. 

However, there are few specific Windows such as 1 pm and 7.30 pm when you won’t find any cruises. 

Though rare, there are Seine river cruises with breakfast options available too. These operate between 7 am to 10 am.

So, if you want to see Paris and its amazing sight in the early light of the day, this cruise is perfect for you. 

Seine river lunch cruise

How can you visit Paris and not rave about the food? So, the next most popular cruise is the Seine river lunch cruise.

These generally operate between 12 am and you will return to the dock back again in an hour or so. 

These are perfect to soak in some vitamin D and feel the cool breeze as you gently float enjoying some delicious food and equally marvelous Parisian sights. 

It is perhaps the most Parisian way to enjoy the innumerable beautiful sights the city has to offer. 

Evening Seine river cruise 

These are some of the most popular Seine river cruises as Paris comes to life under artificial light. 

You can enjoy the sunset Seine river cruise which generally takes 1 hour and will take you on the cruise when the sun is about to set. 

Paris looks surreal in the golden hours; almost like a painting. 

Another type of cruise you can enjoy is the Seine river cruise at night. These are fairly appealing as Paris looks particularly enchanting under the shimmering and glittering city lights. 

These are also called Seine river dinner cruises which operate after sunset but as early as 6:15 pm. 

But a more typical time for these is from 8 pm and these last around 1-2 hours. And you will be back at the dock around 10 or 10.30 pm. 

On any given day, the last cruise timing is between 8 pm and 9 pm so that you can return back to the dock at around 11 pm max.

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