Nymphea barge

Nymphea barge Review and Specifications

Specifications of Nymphea barge

Year built1921  /  Age : 97
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)24.5 m / 80 ft
Beam (width)4.2 m / 14 ft
Gross Tonnage80 gt
Passengers3 - 6
Crew3
Decks2
Cabins3
Decks with cabins1

Current itinerary of Nymphea barge

Nymphea barge current cruise is 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley. Prices start from USD 5250 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep      Departing from Chateau de Nitray, France   
17 Sep     Cher River, France   
17 Sep - 18 Sep     Larcay, France (Overnight)   
18 Sep     Cher River, France   
18 Sep - 19 Sep     Vallet, France (Overnight)   
19 Sep     Cher River, France   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     Chisseaux, France (Overnight)   
20 Sep     Bouree, France   
20 Sep - 21 Sep     Montrichard, France (Overnight)   
21 Sep     Montrichard, France   
21 Sep     Cher River, France   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Chateau de Nitray, France (Overnight)   
22 Sep      Arriving in Chateau de Nitray, France   

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.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Nymphea barge - user reviews and comments

Nymphea barge Itineraries

The below listed Nymphea 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 Jun 24 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Jul 01 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Jul 08 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Jul 15 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Jul 22 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Jul 29 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Aug 05 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Aug 12 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Aug 19 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Aug 26 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Sep 02 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Sep 09 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Sep 16 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Sep 23 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250
2018 Sep 30 6 days, round-trip Loire Valley Chateau de Nitray$5250