Panache

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!

Ship Data

Rating
River
Cruise Line
European Waterways
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
129 feet
Maiden Voyage
1959
Refurbished
1998
Pass. Cap. (dbl)
12
Crew Nat.
European
Dining Nat.
European

Ship Amenities

  • Bathrobes
  • Electricity (220V, French two pin plugs)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Slippers

Ship Facilities

  • Dining Area
  • Saloon
  • Spa Pool
  • Sun Deck

Dining Room

Lounge

Sun Deck

Bar

Level Name
All Decks All Decks

Suites

Panache houses six (6) en-suite cabins, all of which include 2 wide windows (3ft 8 ins x 20 ins) allowing for plenty of natural light and viewing the passing countryside. Each cabin has ample hanging and drawer space and features well over 6 ft. of head room. En suite bath facilities for each add a final touch of luxury and privacy. Each cabin is furnished in an ‘old ship’ style with some brass fittings, fitted wardrobes, 2 bedside tables with a reading lamp, a writing desk with chair and a TV/DVD mounted on the wall. SUITE SIZE: All suites are very similar in size and are equally comfortable. Each room is around 150 sq. ft. including bathroom area. BATHROOMS: All cabins have fully private en suite bath facilities, complete with shower cubicle, toilet, and basin. They are well-stocked with towels and bath products.
  • Bathrobes
  • Electricity (220V, French two pin plugs)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Slippers
  • Dining Area
  • Saloon
  • Spa Pool
  • Sun Deck
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