Comfort Plus Class Boat
Similar to the Sailing Home, the Fleur is also a Comfort Plus class ship with the main difference being the size of the ship. The Fleur is smaller in size due to the fact that it is also used for tours in France. The locks in France are small and this ship can maneuver quite well.
The Fleur was first put into service in 2002. Proprietor, Jossie, had the beautifully-lined barge converted into a comfortable passenger ship, according to her own design. Her female touch is definitely recognizable by the tasteful interior and her sharp eye for detail. The whole barge radiates a homelike atmosphere.
The Fleur is tailor-made for the limited sizes of the French canals and locks. You will be astonished how little room there is left in the locks when the Fleur enters. But, within these limitations, Jossie succeeded to build a comfortable barge, that provides you with everything you need for a unforgettable trip.
The Fleur has two decks, with upstairs the saloon, a spacious sitting area, a nice bar and a sun deck. The meals are served in the saloon. And the half-covered sun deck is a perfect place to drink a cup of coffee or an aperitif. On the lower deck, the Fleur has 10 two-berth cabins (no bunk beds), however beds CANNOT be pushed together to form a double bed, with a shower and toilet in each cabin. Cabins will be cleaned every day. The barge is fully air-conditioned. Hair dryers are available on board. Wi-Fi is available on the ship, however it can not be guaranteed. A limited amount of data is free and you have the option to purchase more.Helmets are also available to borrow and free of charge. Each cabin is equipped with a safe.
Barge owner and hostess will be Ms. Jossie. She has won her spurs and made many friends with organizing bike & barge vacations in the Netherlands. Jossie is an allround professional who will do everything, together with her crew, to exceed your expectations.
Skipper is Reint Dragt. He prides himself on having many years of experience as a charter skipper and is an asset to the Fleur. He will be happy to greet you behind the wheel and tell you about the charms of cruising the Dutch and French waterways.
Gerrit Bushoff has been the Chef de Cuisine on Jossie's barges for a couple of years now. You will enjoy Gerrit's excellent cooking skills as well as his pleasant company. He is a true magician with all the ingredients he buys at the local markets every day and the delicious concoctions that result.
Jossie works with several tour guides. Always during your bike tours, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide, who is familiar with the area, speaks the language and will lead you through the countryside with great enthusiasm.
Please keep in mind that though this ship is very lovely, it is designed primarily for people seeking active vacations and practical accommodations, as opposed to passive entertainment and excessive luxury.
Please note, special diet requests like gluten free meals will incur a €50/week diet surcharge, payable on board.
tours on Fleur
Bruges to Amsterdam Belgium, Netherlands 2017 Dates:On the Comfort plus class boats:Elodie: … A bike and barge tour beginning in Bruges and ending in Amsterdam is intimate, nostalgic, inspiring, and exciting. The motto in Bruges is ‘feel the past …
Bruges to Paris or Paris to Bruges Belgium, France 2017 DatesBruges to Paris On the Comfort … This incredible Bruges to Paris bike tour (or v.v.) goes along rural country roads, towpaths, and paved forest trails and occasionally, a short distance on a …
Tulip Tour - 8 Day Netherlands 2017 Dates:On the Comfort Plus Boats:Elodie: April 9 … One of our most popular, this bike and boat tour in Holland during Tulip season, is bursting with colors and scents. When Spring dawns in Holland, millions of …
Amsterdam to Bruges Belgium, Netherlands 2017 DatesOn the Comfort Plus class boats:Elodie: … From Holland's intriguing capital to Belgium's artistic gem, this bike and boat tour follows meandering rivers and canals from Amsterdam to Bruges.The Golden …