Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is offering a range of Summer Getaway cruises in June and July calling at glorious Gardens with savings of up to 60%. Explore Summer Gardens & the River Seine on board Magellan on a 7-night cruise from Liverpool or Dublin from £649pp. Sail on an 11-night British Isles Discovery from London Tilbury on board Columbus to see beautiful gardens of the British Isles from £599pp.
Magellan sails from Liverpool 20 July 2019 or from Dublin 21 July on a 7-night Summer Gardens & River Seine cruise calling at St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, St Peter Port, Guernsey, cruises the River Seine, Rouen (France), Honfleur (France) and returns to Liverpool. Fares are available from £649pp.
Highlights of the Summer Gardens & River Seine itinerary include the chance to visit Abbey Gardens at Tresco, Isles of Scilly, where 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Passengers can take an optional Island of flowers excursion at St Peter Port, Guernsey to see Freesias at different stages of development, a five-acre beautiful landscaped garden and the privately owned, award-winning cliff-top garden in St. Martin’s parish. From Rouen passengers can take an excursion to Claude Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny, the flower gardens have been replanted to Monet’s own designs and offer a spectacular array of colours.
The famous Japanese water garden has a lily pond with gracefully arched bridges bordered by bamboo, azaleas, rhododendrons and a majestic weeping willow which contributed to Monet’s inspiration in his work.
Columbus sails on an 11-night British Isles Discovery 11 July and calls at a number of Summer Gardens to enjoy. Sailing from Rotterdam and calling at Invergordon, Scotland, Portree, Isle of Skye, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Dublin, Cobh for Cork for tours to the Lismore Castle Gardens, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly for the Abbey Gardens at Tresco, St Peter Port, Guernsey, for the Freesias and private gardens and Honfleur for Monet’s House and Garden, returning to London Tilbury. This cruise holiday departs from London Tilbury 11 July on a free coach and ferry or Eurotunnel to Rotterdam to join Columbus to start the cruise 12July. Fares are available from £599pp.