Specifications of Belmond Fleur de Lys barge
|Year built||1941 / Age: 82|
|Length (LOA)||39 m / 128 ft|
|Beam (width)||5 m / 16 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||70 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|Owner||Belmond River Cruises|
|Operator||Belmond Barge Cruises|
Belmond Fleur de Lys barge Review
Review of Belmond Fleur de Lys barge
The 6-passenger Fleur de Lys barge was built in 1941 in Belgium as a freight (cargo)-carrying ship. Soon after, during the WW2 (1939-1945), the vessel was commandeered by the German army. With preservation in mind, the ship underwent conversion into a passenger riverboat in 1986. Its equipment and furnishing include items from 22 countries. Fleur de Lys barge cruises from Escommes to Dijon on Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy.
Like her fleet mates, Belmond Fleur de Lys barge cruise deals are all-inclusive. Ticket prices are inclusive of all meals, soft drinks, wines, beer, liquor, liqueurs, bottled water, as well as all excursions and guided tours ashore. A VW mini-bus follows the barge's itinerary route and is available for passenger transportation on daily tours at designated times.
The ship has only 3 cabins, each featuring a dressing room, 4-poster style beds and tiled en-suite bathroom with bath/shower combination or bigger shower. On the sun deck, there is a small heated swimming pool and loungers. The ship also carries 6 complimentary bicycles (for passenger use along the itinerary route).
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