Does anybody know where these river Cruises start from in Paris? We are hoping to book hotel nearby for a few days before the cruise begins. Thanks
I don't know but their website has a toll free number to call from North America for help - I bet they would know.
The website also has a button for a live chat, I bet that they'd know too.
This sounds interesting. What is their website?
We took a cruise out of Amsterdam on AMAwaterways in March/April. You will receive a package with the details, including the dock location. Also, there is a map on their website that shows two docking sites in Paris. Use this link and click on "Docking locations".
If you have never cruised with AMA before, you are in for a treat. We really enjoyed it. The crew was top-notch and the service impeccable.
There are two possible docking locations in Paris. Please refer to your cruise voucher for the exact location.
Docking area: Port de Javel Bas
Street address: Quai André Citroën
Quai André Citroën is located by Pont du Garigliano.
Alternate Docking area: Port de Grenelle
Street address: Quai de Grenelle
Quai de Grenelle is located on the right bank of the Seine River, by Pont de Bir-Hakeim.
For both ports the international airport used by most arriving guests is Charles De Gaulle Airport, approximately 25 miles (40 km) from the ship.
Both locations are in the 15th arrondissement, look for a hotel between them near the river, or across the river in the 16th. Use Google Earth to find places, and its street view feature to scope out the surroundings. This will likely be an expensive neighborhood, and not very convenient for sightseeing. You might do better with a more centrally located hotel and a taxi ride to the pier when the time comes.
Edit -- Not to argue with the cruise line, but from Google Earth it looks like Quai de Grenelle is on the left bank, not the right.
You could be correct, Dick. The Grenelle metro stop is on the left bank.