The 12-passenger barge Panache will be under new ownership for the 2012 season. We are confident that they will provide excellent service and value as we have a proven track record with the owners who have 35 years' experience in the barging industry.
In April and May, Panache will embark on circular “Dutch Tulip Cruises” starting and finishing in Haarlem, visiting the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom, the world famous Delft pottery and the cheese center of Gouda. After an Amsterdam (Holland) to Bruges (Belgium) cruise the week of May 27 to June 2, she will reposition to cruise throughout the rest of the 2012 season on the beautiful Canal de la Marne au Rhin from Mittersheim to Strasbourg in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. What a great way to experience the unique mix of French and German cultures, Baroque and Romanesque architecture, storybook hamlets and wonderful white wines of this historic region.
The 129-foot Panache is a 12-passenger, luxury hotel barge of classic Dutch design and has a professional crew of five to attend to your needs. Panache is fully air conditioned with spacious public areas and six ensuite staterooms, with your choice of twin or queen bed configurations.
We are very pleased to have another barge in the Alsace-Lorraine region as La Nouvelle Etoile, also an excellent hotel barge that we recommend, only covers this area for 4 weeks beginning August 26th and they quickly book up.
Panache is available for Cabin Cruises where you share the barge with other like-minded travellers, and also for Private Charters with a price structure beginning at an 8-passenger minimum rate.
Introductory prices have the Value Season extend all the way from April 1st (and this is no April Fools) through August 19, 2012, with Regular Season rates in effect from August 26 to September 30, then back to Value Season.
We will keep you informed on the progress of Panache's refit and post new photos as we get them :)
View Panache's online brochure
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