The 12-passenger Belmond Napoleon, part of the Belmond group, is one of Europe 's finest small river cruisers, combining all the amenities of a luxury hotel with the friendly ambiance of a country inn. She is beautifully appointed with large picture windows that provide unsurpassed views of the countryside.



Napoleon's elegant salon is the perfect place to sit back and relax. The salon is stocked with comfortable sofas, a lavish dining room, and a BOSE Ipod docking station. There's also a digital piano for guest entertainment. The salon also features:

  • Sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Armchairs
  • Lobby with well-stocked bar
  • Writing desk
  • Guest computer with internet access
  • Library of books, games, and videos

Dressed in varnished hardwood and light pastels, the Salon is additionally open and light due to its abundance of picture windows; a perfect place to relax indoors.


Napoleon's Main Deck is large enough to offer a separate dining area with a beautifully set table that seats twelve (12) comfortably.


The Sun Deck is a spacious open-air gathering area that occupies the entire length of the Upper Deck. Complete with Jacuzzi, tables, and exercise equipment, it has an assortment of options sure to satisfy the entertainment needs of all passengers. The beautiful deck furniture consists of:

  • Reclining chairs
  • Table with chairs
  • Canopy

The Sun Deck is perfect for sun bathing and enjoying the beautiful scenery as you slowly wind through the canals of France.


As a river yacht, opportunities to spend time off boat are fewer compared to a canal barge; however, river yachts cover more distance at greater speeds, allowing passengers to experience more of their surroundings in a shorter time (unlike canal barges, which cruise at a walking pace).  Shore excursions are limited to the suggested itinerary, but the faster cruising speed of Napoleon makes for more opportunities to explore different locations.

An air-conditioned 13 seat Mercedes Sprinter mini-bus (with driver) will be your transportation during excursions.

Napoleon salon


Napoleon dining

Dining Room

Napoleon sun deck

Sun Deck

Off boat

Off Boat Experiences

At A Glance

  •  Up to 12 passengers, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$5,100 per person

  • Region: South of France, Provence Region

  • Access: Paris TGV Station / Airport

  • Start City: Arles

  • End City: Tain

  • Cruise Highlights: enjoy a wine tasting in Train l’Hermitage, explore Avignon – including a guided tour of the Palais des Papes, visit the lovely town of St-Rémy – birthplace of the famous Nostradamus, enjoy a walking tour of Arles, & make an excursion to the Pont du Gard – a magnificent Roman aqueduct.

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