Panache

Formerly "Marjorie 2," the 12-passenger Panache is of Dutch design, traditionally furnished in an old ship style with brass and mahogany. She boasts a spacious saloon and dining room, and sun deck with a heated spa pool, aiming to provide a comfortable and charming ambience for all who step aboard her timeless beauty.

 
Panache saloon Panache dining Panache kitchen

THE BARGE:

Constructed in 1959 as a Dutch commercial freight barge
Converted into hotel barge in 1998
Measures 129 ft. long by 16 ft. wide
Six (6) onboard cabin accommodations
Twelve (12) passenger capacity
Central Heating and Air Conditioning

PERSONNEL:

Five (5) crew members who speak both English and French (some may speak other languages, as well).

PUBLIC ROOMS:

  • Salon
  • Dining Room
  • Sun Deck

ONBOARD LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT:

HI FI system with CD player
Satellite TV with DVD and video library
Heated spa pool
Twelve (12) touring bikes
Upright piano
WiFi internet access
Board games
Small library of books
Binoculars for bird-watching
Telescope

MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS:

Panache has no wheelchair access. There are several decks with steps leading to the Salon and Cabins, as well as narrow passageways which may be difficult to navigate for those with extremely limited mobility.

DECK PLAN:

The Panache has truly set the standard of excellence in European canal barging. The sleek vessel welcomes its guests with warm interiors, elegant furnishings, spacious public areas and comfortable staterooms.

Panache Deck Plan

Panache Deck Plan

At A Glance

Alsace
  •  Up to 12 passengers, Classic Traditional

  • From USD$5,350 per person
  • Region: Alsace-Lorraine/ Champagne & Paris, Holland & Belgium Region

  • Access:  Paris TGV/Airport (France itinerary) and Amsterdam TGV/Airport (Holland itinerary)

  • Start City: Paris (France itinerary) and Amsterdam (Holland itinerary)

  • End City: Paris or Amsterdam

  • Cruise Highlights: France itinerary - The Alsace Cruise takes a tour of the beautiful city of Strasbourg, with its 12thC Gothic cathedral and Beaux Arts Museum. The Champagne Cruise features the magnificent Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte and the renowned Moet & Chandon champagne.
     
  • Holland Itinerary – The Holland Tulip Cruise displays Holland at its best – windmills, Delft porcelain, tulips at Keukenhof plus a cruise through the heart of Amsterdam.
     
     

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