Grand Seine River and Normandy Passage
Cruise the Seine in style on this seven-night river journey aboard an exclusively chartered first-class ship. In Paris, explore Notre Dame Cathedral and the Latin Quarter and take in the landmarks of the City of Light at night from your river vantage. Visit the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and wander among the lily ponds that inspired the famous impressionist. Journey along the scenic Seine to medieval Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart, and 15th-century Chateau de Martainville. Explore the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial. Walk Omaha Beach and visit the Normandy American Cemetery. Explore the quaint harbor town of Honfleur. Along the way, customize your adventure with excursions that suit your interests — from a trip to Versailles to a tour of Paris’s Palais Garnier opera house to a walk through Rouen. Enjoy an extensive dining plan onboard including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. No single supplement.
Shared departure: this departure is shared with other universities.
Depart gateway city
Arrive in Paris | Transfer to Honfleur | Embark MS Renoir
Caen | D-Day sites
La Roche-Guyon | Giverny
Disembark ship | Depart for gateway city
Meet Your Trip Host
Cindy A. Schipani is the Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Professor Schipani received her J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law. She has held visiting appointments at LUISS Business School in Rome, the University of Michigan Law School, the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the University of Sydney Faculty of Law as a Parsons Fellow and Flinders University of South Australia as a Distinguished International Visitor. Professor Schipani has also spent a year on the faculty of the University of Hawaii School of Law.
Professor Schipani’s primary research interests are in corporate governance, with a focus on the relationship among directors, officers, shareholders and other stakeholders and pathways for women to obtain positions of organizational leadership. Her research includes consideration of specific issues confronting women in corporate governance, analysis of the corporate fiduciary duties of care and loyalty and the role of independent directors and ethical links between corporate governance and sustainable peace. She has published over 40 journal articles and a book and receives numerous of invitations to present her research nationally and internationally, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and throughout Europe. She has earned many awards for her work including over 15 conference paper awards, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business National Award for Excellence and its Holmes-Cardozo Research Award, the Ross School Contribution to Research Environment Award, the University of Michigan Sarah Goddard Power Award for advancing women’s issues and the University Outstanding Research Mentor Award.
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