Perhaps you’ll savor a sumptuous dinner of classic French Duck à l’Orange with caramelized Grand Marnier sauce. Or a juicy burger grilled just the way you like it. Visit the buffet brimming with field-fresh salads, local cheeses, and homemade breads hot from the oven. And enjoy free-flowing French wines to complement your dinners every night. (Beer is also complementary during dinner.)
We can call our meals served aboard our European river cruises "inspired" because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs, who have been trained at Europe’s best culinary schools. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine — on board our ships, in our hotels, in restaurants, even at tastings on board your Europe river cruise ship and at private venues, where we learn (right from the source) how some of the local delicacies are prepared and, most importantly, how scrumptious they taste! Bon appétit!
We’ll trace the culinary footsteps of Julia Child at this famous Rouen auberge (inn), site of the meal that inspired Child’s career in cooking. Founded in 1345, La Couronne is France’s oldest and most renowned inn still serving up classic French fare, including Child’s favorite — sole meunière.
Aboard the Deluxe ms Renoir local wines — as well as beer and soft drinks — are included with dinner every night. Join your bartender for daily Cocktail of the Day demonstrations. You’ll find a full cocktail selection during the afternoon and evening, available for purchase.
And along with your included shipboard meals, you’ll have opportunities to sample regional fare on land. Depending on your itinerary, you might try traditional specialties during tastings or seek out tempting treats while you explore on your own. Our onboard Concierge will have plenty of recommendations for great restaurants and can help make your reservations, too.