Nymphea barge

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Nymphea barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of Nymphea barge

Year built 1921  /  Age : 96
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 24.5 m / 80 ft
Beam (width) 4.2 m / 14 ft
Gross Tonnage 80 gt
Passengers 3 - 6
Crew 3
Decks 2
Cabins 3
Decks with cabins 1

Review of Nymphea barge

The Nymphea barge was built in 1921. She has a classic Dutch design featuring shallow draft. Originally, the barge ship carried cargo along the canals of Europe, but presently serves as a luxury hotel barge on River Cher in central France.Nymphea barge cruise ship

Initially, the barge carried hops and barley to a brewery in the north of Holland from Rotterdam. She returned with barrels and bottles of beer, on a single round trip per week. The former owner had 7 kids and lived with his wife in the bow cabin, and at maximum, five of the family at a time.

In 1978, the cargo barge was converted to carry 20 scouts in hammocks. In 1985, she was converted into a luxury hotel barge. Nymphea has traveled to Bordeaux from Holland on most of the French waterways and pioneered barging on River Seille and the southern Canal du Nivernais. She has also been to Monte Carlo and Barcelona by sea. When moved in 1990 to Cher River, Nymphea was transported on a large trailer at 82 kph.

An interesting fact is that part of Rick Stein's French Odyssey for BBC was filmed onboard the Nymphea barge in 2005.

Currently, the Nymphea ship has 3 double cabins that allow her to carry up to 6 passengers. She also offers separate crew quarters housing the crew of 3: the Captain and pilot, tour guide and chef.

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Nymphea barge Itineraries 2018

The below listed Nymphea barge cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest European Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
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24 June 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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24 Jun      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
26 Jun     Cher River   
26 Jun - 27 Jun     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
27 Jun     Cher River   
27 Jun - 28 Jun     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
28 Jun     Cher River   
28 Jun - 29 Jun     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
29 Jun     Bouree, France   
29 Jun - 30 Jun     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
30 Jun     Montrichard, France   
30 Jun     Cher River   
30 Jun - 01 Jul     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
01 Jul      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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01 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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01 Jul      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
03 Jul     Cher River   
03 Jul - 04 Jul     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
04 Jul     Cher River   
04 Jul - 05 Jul     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
05 Jul     Cher River   
05 Jul - 06 Jul     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
06 Jul     Bouree, France   
06 Jul - 07 Jul     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
07 Jul     Montrichard, France   
07 Jul     Cher River   
07 Jul - 08 Jul     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
08 Jul      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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08 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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08 Jul      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
10 Jul     Cher River   
10 Jul - 11 Jul     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
11 Jul     Cher River   
11 Jul - 12 Jul     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
12 Jul     Cher River   
12 Jul - 13 Jul     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
13 Jul     Bouree, France   
13 Jul - 14 Jul     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
14 Jul     Montrichard, France   
14 Jul     Cher River   
14 Jul - 15 Jul     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
15 Jul      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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15 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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15 Jul      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
17 Jul     Cher River   
17 Jul - 18 Jul     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
18 Jul     Cher River   
18 Jul - 19 Jul     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
19 Jul     Cher River   
19 Jul - 20 Jul     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
20 Jul     Bouree, France   
20 Jul - 21 Jul     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
21 Jul     Montrichard, France   
21 Jul     Cher River   
21 Jul - 22 Jul     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
22 Jul      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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22 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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22 Jul      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
24 Jul     Cher River   
24 Jul - 25 Jul     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
25 Jul     Cher River   
25 Jul - 26 Jul     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
26 Jul     Cher River   
26 Jul - 27 Jul     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
27 Jul     Bouree, France   
27 Jul - 28 Jul     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
28 Jul     Montrichard, France   
28 Jul     Cher River   
28 Jul - 29 Jul     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
29 Jul      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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29 July 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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29 Jul      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
31 Jul     Cher River   
31 Jul - 01 Aug     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
01 Aug     Cher River   
01 Aug - 02 Aug     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
02 Aug     Cher River   
02 Aug - 03 Aug     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
03 Aug     Bouree, France   
03 Aug - 04 Aug     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
04 Aug     Montrichard, France   
04 Aug     Cher River   
04 Aug - 05 Aug     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
05 Aug      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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05 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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05 Aug      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
07 Aug     Cher River   
07 Aug - 08 Aug     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
08 Aug     Cher River   
08 Aug - 09 Aug     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
09 Aug     Cher River   
09 Aug - 10 Aug     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
10 Aug     Bouree, France   
10 Aug - 11 Aug     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
11 Aug     Montrichard, France   
11 Aug     Cher River   
11 Aug - 12 Aug     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
12 Aug      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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12 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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12 Aug      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
14 Aug     Cher River   
14 Aug - 15 Aug     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
15 Aug     Cher River   
15 Aug - 16 Aug     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
16 Aug     Cher River   
16 Aug - 17 Aug     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
17 Aug     Bouree, France   
17 Aug - 18 Aug     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
18 Aug     Montrichard, France   
18 Aug     Cher River   
18 Aug - 19 Aug     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
19 Aug      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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19 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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19 Aug      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
21 Aug     Cher River   
21 Aug - 22 Aug     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
22 Aug     Cher River   
22 Aug - 23 Aug     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
23 Aug     Cher River   
23 Aug - 24 Aug     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
24 Aug     Bouree, France   
24 Aug - 25 Aug     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
25 Aug     Montrichard, France   
25 Aug     Cher River   
25 Aug - 26 Aug     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
26 Aug      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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26 August 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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26 Aug      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
28 Aug     Cher River   
28 Aug - 29 Aug     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
29 Aug     Cher River   
29 Aug - 30 Aug     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
30 Aug     Cher River   
30 Aug - 31 Aug     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
31 Aug     Bouree, France   
31 Aug - 01 Sep     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
01 Sep     Montrichard, France   
01 Sep     Cher River   
01 Sep - 02 Sep     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
02 Sep      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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02 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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02 Sep      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
04 Sep     Cher River   
04 Sep - 05 Sep     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
05 Sep     Cher River   
05 Sep - 06 Sep     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
06 Sep     Cher River   
06 Sep - 07 Sep     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
07 Sep     Bouree, France   
07 Sep - 08 Sep     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
08 Sep     Montrichard, France   
08 Sep     Cher River   
08 Sep - 09 Sep     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
09 Sep      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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09 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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09 Sep      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
11 Sep     Cher River   
11 Sep - 12 Sep     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
12 Sep     Cher River   
12 Sep - 13 Sep     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
13 Sep     Cher River   
13 Sep - 14 Sep     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
14 Sep     Bouree, France   
14 Sep - 15 Sep     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
15 Sep     Montrichard, France   
15 Sep     Cher River   
15 Sep - 16 Sep     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
16 Sep      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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16 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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16 Sep      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
18 Sep     Cher River   
18 Sep - 19 Sep     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
19 Sep     Cher River   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
20 Sep     Cher River   
20 Sep - 21 Sep     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
21 Sep     Bouree, France   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
22 Sep     Montrichard, France   
22 Sep     Cher River   
22 Sep - 23 Sep     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
23 Sep      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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23 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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23 Sep      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
25 Sep     Cher River   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
26 Sep     Cher River   
26 Sep - 27 Sep     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
27 Sep     Cher River   
27 Sep - 28 Sep     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
28 Sep     Bouree, France   
28 Sep - 29 Sep     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
29 Sep     Montrichard, France   
29 Sep     Cher River   
29 Sep - 30 Sep     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
30 Sep      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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30 September 2018 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Loire Valley
Prices starting
from $5250
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30 Sep      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
02 Oct     Cher River   
02 Oct - 03 Oct     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
03 Oct     Cher River   
03 Oct - 04 Oct     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
04 Oct     Cher River   
04 Oct - 05 Oct     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
05 Oct     Bouree, France   
05 Oct - 06 Oct     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
06 Oct     Montrichard, France   
06 Oct     Cher River   
06 Oct - 07 Oct     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
07 Oct      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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