France Odyssey: Seine River, Reims, & Paris Day 1 and 2

Tuesday afternoon we left for the airport. Five of us were traveling together and we were meeting our sixth traveler in Paris! Our flight left Columbus and we arrived at Washington Dulles for our overnight flight to Paris, France.

Ready for our flight from Washington Dulles to the Paris Charles de Gaulle.

We arrived in Paris, got our luggage, and the bus took us to the Amadeus Diamond, our riverboat for the week.

Amadeus Diamond

We left our luggage because the crew wasn’t ready for us to go to our rooms yet. We met our nephew here, our sixth traveler, and he took us to a riverboat cafe down the way so we could get something to drink and a snack while we waited to board the ship. We could see the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

During the evening’s cocktail hour, champagne was served for a Captain’s toast.

During dinner we noticed the Eiffel Tower was lit and sparkling! The video was taken with our iphone.

We celebrated one of our traveler’s birthday after our first dinner on the ship! The restaurant staff brought him a cake and sang to him! It was a great way to finish our first evening on the riverboat!

We were so tired after getting little sleep on the plane we went to our stateroom not long after dinner!

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