'Paris to Normandy'

A&E. Some local residents are going on a virtual river cruise at 7 p.m. on March 27, sponsored by Nick Cutrone at the Sparta VFW. For information, call 917-513-8624

17 Mar 2020 | 02:17

Paris to Normandy River Cruise Night on March 27th at Sparta VFW-On March 27th at 7 p.m., local travel expert Nick Cutrone will host a special “River Cruise Night” at the Sparta VFW. The program is being sponsored by Vista Travel Consultants, Inc. and Ama Waterways, the 2020 Travvy Awards River Cruise Company of the Year. Vista Travel Consultants, Inc. was founded by Sandy Cutrone in 1985 and today is one of the premier travel advisory firms in our area and a member of the prestigious Virtuoso travel network.

Cutrone has organized two special group river cruises in 2021 to accommodate interest in this particular sailing. The Paris to Normandy cruise is a 7-night sailing on the Seine river that stops in numerous locations including Giverny, La Havre, Rouen, and many others. This itinerary includes a variety of historical and cultural visits including various D-Day locations and special visits to historical points of interest such as Monet’s house and garden.

Cutrone noted: “After several individual clients had raved about this sailing, we decided to coordinate two optional group dates. This particular cruise is nearly sold out in 2020, so we are planning dates in the spring and fall of 2021 to provide better options for our customers”

Cutrone has worked with VFW Commander Pete Litchfield to hold this event at the Sparta VFW Hall. The program called “Sail to Normandy with Commander Pete," will also include the option for a 2-night pre-cruise event to explore Paris. French wine and cheese along with light food will be served to attendees. The program will also include an overview by the NY/NJ Director of Ama Waterways on the company’s high standards for safety, health, and security for passengers and crew. RSVP by calling Nick Cutrone at 917-513-8624 no later than Wed., March 25. Even though the event will take place during a rapidly developing situation due to COVID-19, Cutrone says the event is still scheduled to take place - and will not be an overly large gathering.