Panache

12 passenger Deluxe

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Description

Panache is a hotel barge that has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings in the spacious public areas and very comfortable cabin accommodation. In the saloon the panoramic windows let in plenty of natural light, and the tempting cocktail bar and comfortable leather sofas are enhanced by polished hardwood flooring. The separate roomy dining area provides a congenial setting for up to 12 guests to enjoy the gourmet meals and fine wines served on board.

The cabin accommodation comprises six generously-sized junior suites which can be in twin or double-bedded configuration. All the en suite bathrooms have twin hand-basins and oversized showers.

Outside, the spacious sun deck is the perfect place to unwind and admire the passing scenery in one of the comfortable chairs, or to enjoy being served a long, lazy alfresco lunch at the outside dining table. The heated spa pool and plentiful number of bicycles for you to explore the towpath complete the picture.

Panache cruises in Holland in the Spring, when the flowers are in full bloom. This is without a doubt the best time to visit this country, and our cruises in Holland are carefully planned to allow you to experience all that the country has to offer.

She then cruising in Champagne for a number of weeks in May & June. The Champagne itineraries typically include Brie cheese tastings, a tour of the Cathedral at Reim, Epernay and of course, tastings at renowned Champagne houses.

In the Summer and Autumn, Panache cruises the beautiful and varied waterways of Alsace & Lorraine, a region of France offering a unique mix of French and German cultures, history and local gastronomy.

Panache’s voyage through Alsace & Lorraine will give you the opportunity to appreciate the very best of the region, passing storybook villages along the way, visiting places such as Strasbourg, renowned for their Baroque and Romanesque architecture and uniquely, experiencing Europe’s most famous boat elevator!

Holland Highlights include:

  • Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
    Visit the Aalsmeer flower auction
  • Tour the fascinating conservation area at Enkhuizen
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted
  • Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals
  • Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace

Champagne Highlights include:

  • Enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at renowned champagne houses
  • Visit the village of Hautvilliers where Dom Perignon discovered the Méthode Champenoise Tour the majestic cathedral in Reims, where the Kings of France were once crowned Cruise the pretty River Marne past waterside vineyards
  • Visit the champagne ‘capital’ of Epernay for a cellar tour and private tasting
  • Visit Château-Thierry, the scene of fierce battles in World War I, and Belleau Wood

Alsace Lorriane Highlights include:

  • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
  • Explore the Route des Vins d’Alsace and a private wine tasting
  • Visit the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640
  • Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
  • Visit the spectacular René Lalique Collection
  • Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
  • Enjoy a candlelit meal whilst cruising through the two Arzviller tunnels
  • Excellent towpath for walking

General Information

  • Length: 128 feet
  • 12 Passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 6 twin/double Jr. Suites
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Central heat
  • Sun Deck
  • Spa pool
  • 12 tour bikes; 1 Tandem on request
  • WiFi
  • 2 air conditioned mini-buses for tours

Accommodations & Pricing 2018

Junior Suite per person
$5,350. Value
$6,190. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$1,900. Value
$2,150. Regular

Charter Max. 12 pax.
$58,000. Value
$67,000. Regular

Charter Max. 11 pax.
$56,700. Value
$65,300. Regular

Charter Max. 10 pax.
$55,400 Value
$63,600. Regular

Charter Max. 9 pax.
$54,100. Value
$61,900. Regular

Charter Max. 8 pax.
$52,400 Value
$59,800. Regular

Accommodations & Pricing 2019

Double Cabin per person
$5,490. Value
$6,350. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$1,950. Value
$2,200. Regular

Charter Max. 12 pax.
$59,500. Value
$68,800. Regular

Charter Max. 11 pax.
$58,200. Value
$67,100. Regular

Charter Max. 10 pax.
$56,900 Value
$65,400. Regular

Charter Max. 9 pax.
$55,600. Value
$63,700. Regular

Charter Max. 8 pax.
$53,900 Value
$61,600. Regular

2018 Sunday Departure Dates

 Value Season
October 07, 14, 21

 Regular Season
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

2019 Sunday Departure Dates

 Value Season
Mar 24, 31 Holland
Apr 7 Holland
July 21-27, 28-3  Alsace & Lorraine
August 4-10, 11-17, 18-24 Alsace & Lorraine
October 6-12, 13-19, 20-26 Alsace & Lorraine

Regular season
Apr 14, 21, 28 Holland
May 5, 12 Holland
May 26 Champagne
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Champagne
July 14-20 Alsace & Lorraine
August 25-31 Alsace & Lorraine
September 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5 Alsace & Lorraine


Sample Itinerary Holland

Sunday

Alkmaar
We meet you at the *designated meeting point and transfer you to Panache moored at Alkmaar. Once aboard enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Monday

Alkmaar to Zaanse Schans
Perhaps visit the Alkmaar cheese museum and enjoy a cheese tasting, before our first cruise to Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam, a place renowned for its wooden windmills, barns and houses built in the traditional Dutch style. After lunch on board, we take a tour of Zaanse Schans, an open air conservation area and museum, giving you a vivid impression of the Dutch way of life in the 17th and 18th centuries. This historical area consists of authentic houses and windmills, an historic shipyard, pewter factory, a cheese and dairy farm and an age-old grocery store dating back to the 1900’s. Dinner on board.

Zaanse Schans to Haarlem
We enjoy an early morning cruise to the historical city of Haarlem, dating back to the 13th Century. Haarlem is home to the Frans Hals Museum founded in 1862 with its vast collection of Old Masters. Other highlights include St. Bavo's Cathedral on the main square, where both Handel and Mozart played the magnificent Muller organ or free time visiting a fine selection of boutique shops. This afternoon marks a cruise highlight, with a walk through the world famous Keukenhof Gardens. Known as the garden of Europe, with more than 100 acres filled with over 7 million flowering bulbs, we stroll through breathtaking waves of colour on this unforgettable half day excursion. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

 Panache Holland Itinerary

Panache Holland Itinerary

Wednesday

Haarlem to Oude Wetering
Optional very early morning tour is to Aalsmeer Flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded here each day. Return to the hotel barge for a breakfast cruise to Oude Wetering, our mooring for tonight. Free time this afternoon to cycle along the many towpaths around the lake or visit a local cheese market, in the nearby medieval town of Gouda. The large Gothic church of Sint Janskerk in Gouda is known especially for its magnificent stain glass windows, for which it has been placed on the UNESCO list of Dutch monuments. Dinner on board.

 Ducal Palace, Dijon

Ducal Palace, Dijon

Thursday

Oude Wetering to Leiden
After breakfast we cruise to Leiden. Home to one of the oldest universities in the country and the birthplace of Rembrandt. Leiden is an historical city full of charm and character. Perfect for those who like to cycle, or simply stroll the banks of the pretty tree lined canals. This afternoon we take a tour of the city, with your tour leader explaining the history that dates back to Roman times and includes more recent sites such as the church, St. Pieterskerk, from which the pilgrims departed for America. Free time to explore the abundance of local cafes, boutique shops, markets, and antique dealers. Dinner on board.

Friday

Leiden to Delft
Morning cruise arriving in Delft by lunchtime, our final mooring. Delft is well known for its pottery ceramic products, which were styled on the imported Chinese porcelain of the 17th century. This beautiful, unspoilt town is more than 750 years old, and began as the home port of the Dutch East India Company. Following lunch, we visit a Delft tableware factory, just 5 minutes walk from our hotel barge mooring to learn how this world-famous porcelain is made. You will have time during the afternoon to explore Delft further. Tonight enjoy the Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday

Delft
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Amsterdam**.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

**other locations available for Private Charter bookings

Your Cruise Includes:

Local transfers to and from the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, and off board at a local restaurant, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.


sample intenerary alsace lorraine

 Alsace Itinerary

Alsace Itinerary

Sunday

Strasbourg
In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Panache at the designated meeting point in Strasbourg. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Niderviller. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before the first of many gourmet dinners onboard.

Monday

Niderviller to Lutzelbourg
Begin the day with a candlelit breakfast cruise through the two Arzviller tunnels, then descend the Arzviller Boat Lift, a unique nautical elevator that carries Panache 450 feet down the mountains in minutes! After a tour of a local crystal shop, cruise this afternoon through beautiful woodlands and countryside. Relax on deck with a glass of wine and admire the scenery. An afternoon excursion presents Marc Chagall’s remarkable stained glass windows in Sarrebourg, followed by Alsatian themed appetizers and dinner onboard.

Tuesday

 Lutzelbourg to SaverneEarly risers will enjoy an optional visit to a local bakery to watch skilled patissiers create their delicious confections. A morning cruise offers the perfect opportunity to laze on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, discover over 500 superb examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco crystal at the Rene Lalique museum. Dedicated to France's master craftsman of fine glass, the Lalique collection is housed in an old glassworks factory. Your Tour Guide returns you to the Panache for drinks and dinner.

 

Wednesday

 Saverne to Waltenheim-sur-Zorn
The adventures begin today with a walking tour of Saverne, which was once the seat of the diocese for several centuries. Admire the Chateau de Rohan, well-known as the “Versailles of Alsace”, and located opposite the Panache’s mooring. Then it’s on to the hilltop Chateau Haut-Barr for its wonderful views over the countryside. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the towpath on foot or by bicycle. Freshen up, as dinner is ashore at a traditional Alsatian auberge.

Thursday

Waltenheim-sur-Zorn to Strasbourg
Winetasting is always a welcome excursion on the Panache! This morning, take a scenic drive to the Route des Grands Crus where the finest wines of Alsace are produced. Discover the secrets of producing such wines as Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Riesling, and of course enjoy a special sampling. Return to Panache for an afternoon cruise, gliding through the beautiful Brumath Forest, and explore the local flora and fauna by foot or bicycle. Dinner onboard is enhanced by tonight’s exciting mooring in the heart of one of Europe’s top capitals.

 Alsace Lorraine

Alsace Lorraine

Friday

Strasbourg to KrafftThis morning's excursion is to the capital city of the Alsace-Lorraine region, Strasbourg, where a beautifully preserved city center beckons. “Petite France”, the small area between the rivers, is home to some of Strasbourg's most charming and photogenic boulevards. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming city. Return to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise, crossing the Gran Ried wetlands, home to an abundance of wildlife, before arriving at the final mooring. Savor cocktails and canapes before the gala Captain’s Dinner onboard.

Saturday

Transfer to Strasbourg
After breakfast, disembark Panache and transfer to the designated drop off point in Strasbourg.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise is in the reverse direction.

Your Cruise Includes:

Local transfers to and from the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, and off board at a local restaurant, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.


Sample Itinerary champagne

Sunday

 Saverne to Waltenheim-sur-Zorn
The adventures begin today with a walking tour of Saverne, which was once the seat of the diocese for several centuries. Admire the Chateau de Rohan, well-known as the “Versailles of Alsace”, and located opposite the Panache’s mooring. Then it’s on to the hilltop Chateau Haut-Barr for its wonderful views over the countryside. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the towpath on foot or by bicycle. Freshen up, as dinner is ashore at a traditional Alsatian auberge.

Monday

Waltenheim-sur-Zorn to Strasbourg
Winetasting is always a welcome excursion on the Panache! This morning, take a scenic drive to the Route des Grands Crus where the finest wines of Alsace are produced. Discover the secrets of producing such wines as Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Riesling, and of course enjoy a special sampling. Return to Panache for an afternoon cruise, gliding through the beautiful Brumath Forest, and explore the local flora and fauna by foot or bicycle. Dinner onboard is enhanced by tonight’s exciting mooring in the heart of one of Europe’s top capitals.

Tuesday

Waltenheim-sur-Zorn to Strasbourg
Winetasting is always a welcome excursion on the Panache! This morning, take a scenic drive to the Route des Grands Crus where the finest wines of Alsace are produced. Discover the secrets of producing such wines as Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Riesling, and of course enjoy a special sampling. Return to Panache for an afternoon cruise, gliding through the beautiful Brumath Forest, and explore the local flora and fauna by foot or bicycle. Dinner onboard is enhanced by tonight’s exciting mooring in the heart of one of Europe’s top capitals.

Wednesday

Strasbourg to KrafftThis morning's excursion is to the capital city of the Alsace-Lorraine region, Strasbourg, where a beautifully preserved city center beckons. “Petite France”, the small area between the rivers, is home to some of Strasbourg's most charming and photogenic boulevards. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming city. Return to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise, crossing the Gran Ried wetlands, home to an abundance of wildlife, before arriving at the final mooring. Savor cocktails and canapes before the gala Captain’s Dinner onboard.

Thursday

Waltenheim-sur-Zorn to Strasbourg
Winetasting is always a welcome excursion on the Panache! This morning, take a scenic drive to the Route des Grands Crus where the finest wines of Alsace are produced. Discover the secrets of producing such wines as Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, and Riesling, and of course enjoy a special sampling. Return to Panache for an afternoon cruise, gliding through the beautiful Brumath Forest, and explore the local flora and fauna by foot or bicycle. Dinner onboard is enhanced by tonight’s exciting mooring in the heart of one of Europe’s top capitals.

Friday

Strasbourg to KrafftThis morning's excursion is to the capital city of the Alsace-Lorraine region, Strasbourg, where a beautifully preserved city center beckons. “Petite France”, the small area between the rivers, is home to some of Strasbourg's most charming and photogenic boulevards. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming city. Return to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise, crossing the Gran Ried wetlands, home to an abundance of wildlife, before arriving at the final mooring. Savor cocktails and canapes before the gala Captain’s Dinner onboard.

Saturday

Transfer to Strasbourg
After breakfast, disembark Panache and transfer to the designated drop off point in Strasbourg.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise is in the reverse direction.

Your Cruise Includes:

Local transfers to and from the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, and off board at a local restaurant, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.