Tulips

 

La Nouvelle Etoile in front of windmills

 

Panache
Holland Tulip Cruise

 

Sunday, Day 1 Alkmaar
Guests are met in Amsterdam** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Panache. Once on board, enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 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.

Tuesday, Day 3 Zaanse Schans to Haarlem
We enjoy an early morning cruise to the historic city of Haarlem, dating back to the 13th century. After lunch on board, this afternoon marks a highlight of the week with a visit to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, known as the 'Garden of Europe'. There are more than 100 acres filled with over 7 million flowering bulbs and we stroll through a breath-taking backdrop of colour on this unforgettable half-day excursion. Dinner ashore this evening at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, Day 4 Haarlem to Oude Wetering
An optional very early morning tour to Aalsmeer flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded each day. We return to the hotel barge for breakfast, then enjoy a tour of Haarlem. The city 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 there is free time to visit a fine selection of boutique shops. After lunch on board, we cruise to our mooring at Oude Wetering where there is time to walk or cycle along the towpaths around the lake. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 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, a perfect place to explore on a bicycle, or simply stroll the banks of the pretty tree-lined canals. This afternoon we take a tour of the city and a private boat trip, with your tour leader explaining the history that dates back to Roman times and more recent sites such as the church, St. Pieterskerk, from which the pilgrims departed for America. Free time to explore the many local cafes, boutique shops, markets and antique dealers. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Leiden to Delft
Morning cruise arriving in Delft by lunchtime, our final mooring. Delft is renowned 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 the Royal Delft factory, just 5 minutes' walk from our mooring to learn how this world-famous porcelain is made. You will have time during the afternoon to explore Delft further. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Delft
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Amsterdam**.

 

 

Stateroom 1 bath dining area
lounge cruising jacuzzi
Windmill Flowers on the canal Cheese Market

Panache

Her size offers a level of personnel service unusual on a hotel vessel. When entering the Panache you're struck immediately by the well-designed interior created for luxury, elegance and spaciousness. Relax in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy an unrivalled view from the large panoramic windows whilst cruising the inland waterways of Europe. In our dining room you will find French cuisine of the highest quality, served on the finest china and silverware, all of which combine for a memorable culinary experience.

Our sundeck is the perfect place to relax, further enhanced by our enticing jacuzzi. What better place to appreciate the scenery!

Cabin comfort is a priority on our barge. The bedrooms have been created to comfortably accommodate double or twin beds. Each room has been furnished in old ship style with mahogany and brass fittings. If you wish to keep in touch with home affairs or wind down at the end of the day, then make full use of the Sat. TV and video library. Our en suite bathrooms come fully fitted with double sinks, a large shower and all necessary amenities. 

 

FEATURES
* 12 Passengers; 6 twin/queen bedded cabins - 170 sq ft
* 6 Crew members
* 2 Decks
* TV
* Jacuzzi
* Bicycles
* Central air conditioning / heating
* Handicap Access - NO

 

 

Marjorie II Deckplan

2019 Rates

Panache
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 65400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 56900
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 67100
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 67100
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 68800
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 59500
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 61600
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 53900
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 63700
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 55600
Jr Suite Regular 6350
Jr Suite Value 5490
Single supplement Regular 2200
Single supplement Value 1950

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 24, 31; Apr 07 Value Holland
April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12 Regular Holland
Jul 14 Regular Alsace Lorraine
Mar 24, 31 Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12 Value holland
Mat 26 Regular paris to Champagne
July 21, 28; Aug 04, 11, 18 Value Alsace Lorraine
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular Champagne Region
Oct 06,13, 20 Value Alsace Lorraine
Aug 25; Sept 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Alsace Lorraine
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular champagne
Jul 14, Aug 25, Seo 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Alsace & Lorraine
Jul 21, 28 Oct 06, 13, 20 Value Alsace & Lorraine

 

2020 Rates

Panache
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 59500
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 68800
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 67100
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 58200
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 65400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 56900
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 63700
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 55600
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 61600
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 53900
Jr Suite Regular 6350
Jr Suite Value 6490
Single supplement Regular 2200
Single supplement Value 1950

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 22, 29 Apr 05 Value Holland
July 19, 26 Value Alsace & Lorraine
Oct 04, 11, 18 Value Alsace & Lorraine
Apr 12; 19, 26 May 03, 10, Regular Holland
Sept 06, 13, 20, 27 Regular Alsace & Lorraine
Aug 23, 30 Regular Alsace & Lorraine
Aug 02, 09, 16 Value Alsace & Lorraine
May 24, 31 June 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Champagne Region
July 12 Regular Alsace & Lorraine