La Renaissance barge

La Renaissance barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of La Renaissance barge

Year built1960  /  Age : 58
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)39 m / 128 ft
Beam (width)5 m / 16 ft
Gross Tonnage275 gt
Passengers4 - 8
Crew5
Decks2
Cabins4
Decks with cabins1
Former namesBonne Humeur

Current itinerary of La Renaissance barge

La Renaissance barge current cruise is 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon. Prices start from USD 9057 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from Paris, France(Transfer)   
16 Sep      Departing from Montargis, France   
17 Sep     Montargis, France (Château de Fontainebleau)   
17 Sep     Canal du Loing, France   
18 Sep     Montbouy, France   
18 Sep - 19 Sep     Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses, France (Overnight)   
19 Sep     Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses, France   
19 Sep     Canal de Briare, France   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     Etang de la Gazonne, France (Overnight)   
20 Sep     Canal de Briare, France   
20 Sep     Briare, France (Chateau de St Brisson sur Loire)   
21 Sep     Briare, France   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Chatillon-sur-Loire, France (Overnight)   
22 Sep     Chatillon-sur-Loire, France   
22 Sep      Arriving in Paris, France(Transfer)   

Review of La Renaissance barge

La Renaissance barge ship was built in 1960 in Belgium to carry cargo along European river canals. Originally built as a spitz (motorized river barge), the vessel used to carry iron ore and grain. Today, La Renaissance serves as a luxury hotel barge owned and operated by the European Waterways travel company.Renaissance barge cruise ship

The ship was converted to a hotel barge in 1997. In 2006, the vessel underwent another refit. In 2007, it was purchased by European Waterways and taken to a shipyard in Belgium for inspection, maintenance and refit.

Formerly known as "Bonne Humeur", in 2008 the barge was renamed "La Renaissance". She started passenger shipping operations on the western Burgundy canals and upper Loire River in May 2008. Its top speed is 10 knots (19 kph / 12 mph), but the canal cruising speed limit in France is 3,2 knots (6 kph / 4 mph). 

La Renaissance cruise ship has a bluff bow, rectangular hull section and counter hung rudder. She is the largest sized ship able to navigate the Freycinet size locks in Belgium and France. The hull has 2 wear strips welded outside barge's chine which means the hard wear of rubbing against the lock walls is absorbed by this sacrificial steel strip.

The Renaissance barge currently offers 4 double cabins allowing her to carry up to 8 guests. She also has separate crew quarters. The crew of 5 consists of master chef, housekeeper, waiter, deck hand and tour guide, Captain and pilot.

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La Renaissance barge Itineraries

The below listed La Renaissance barge cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 27 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Jun 03 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Jun 10 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Jun 17 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Jun 24 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Jul 01 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Jul 08 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Jul 15 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Jul 22 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Jul 29 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Aug 05 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Aug 12 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Aug 19 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Aug 26 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Sep 02 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Sep 09 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Sep 16 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Sep 23 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Sep 30 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Oct 07 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057
2018 Oct 14 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Montargis to Chatillon Paris$9057
2018 Oct 21 6 days, round-trip Upper Loire - Chatillon to Montargis Paris$9057