Capacity: 6 Guests
This charming 100-foot, owner-operated 6-passenger barge is one of the prettiest on any waterway. In 2014, she’s traveling on the Burgundy Canal offering the extremely popular Wine and Chocolates itinerary, which is PERFECT for 3 couples traveling together or a “ladies” cruise with college buddies! The three equal twin or queen-bedded cabins, in soft tones of sky blue and cream, have beautiful French provincial oak doors on cabins, with well-designed closets and bathrooms. The extremely inviting interior dining and sitting areas provide a comfortable option to the recently enlarged top deck, but it’s also tons of fun to sit in the Wheel House and chat with the Captain. Long the dream of Peter Jenner (who hails from Sussex) to have his own barge, Peter worked for the venerable Continental Waterways for nine years before he and his ever cheerful wife, Sheena, began welcoming guests onboard their own “baby.” One hallmark of a cruise on the Elisabeth is the extremely high level of service; the crew is excellent at anticipating that you might like something before you were even aware that you wanted it. Sheena ensures that the level of service and quality of touring and cuisine offered onboard matches that found on any ultra-deluxe vessel. Families: This is the barge to ensure that your children are happy, entertained, and educated during their week, as Grandmother Sheena is the plus-perfect Pied Piper for the younger crowd. These are salt-of-the-earth owners providing a top-shelf quality cruise, who are thrilled to entertain guests on their own small barge.
Booked as: Charter recommended for up to 6 guests.
Meeting Point: Saturdays in Paris at any one hotel. Transfers to/from the barge by private vehicle.