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La Nouvelle Etoile

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Max Passengers: 8
Ship Type: River Cruise Ship
Operated by: European Waterways

Enjoy a journey back in time through a picturesque landscape along two delightful canals, including France’s oldest, the Canal de Briare. The beautiful La Nouvelle Etoile ship offers incredible cruising opportunities in Alsace, Champagne, Holland, Belgium, Picardy, Germany, and Luxembourg in spring and autumn, a journey that lets guests experience the comfort and glamour of a hotel barge.
The La Nouvelle Etoile barge, initially launched in 1964 and relaunched by European Waterways in 2002, carries up to eight passengers and five crew members. Generously sized suites, high-quality amenities, and hotel-style offerings like a gym and spa pool create an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication on the ultra-deluxe hotel barge.
Bask in the pleasures of life on the water aboard La Nouvelle Etoile as she navigates the waters of France, Holland, Germany, and Luxembourg.
La Nouvelle Etoile Suites
All four spacious 200-square-foot cabin suites on the La Nouvelle barge feature elegant décor and lavish amenities, with air-conditioning, HDTV, a plush double bed, and a seating area. Pristine en-suite bathrooms offer double sinks, lighted vanity mirrors, and oversized showers.
Saloon & Dining Room: The La Nouvelle Etoile ship features a spacious, air-conditioned saloon. A well-stocked cocktail bar, a piano, a small library, and elegant furnishings create a truly sophisticated atmosphere for guests. It extends into a polished dining area with ample seating for eight. Picture windows keep the sprawling indoor space light-filled and inviting.
Sun Deck: Also found on the boat is a large sun deck with comfortable loungers and a hot tub. The open-air area is perfect for enjoying the beauty of Europe’s waterways during the cruise, while a shaded area offers a beautiful space for alfresco meals. Bicycles are stowed here for guests interested in pedaling along the nearby towpath.
Exercise Room: A unique feature of this ship is a well-equipped gym where guests can stay on track with their fitness goals on the La Nouvelle Etoile cruise.  
There is also an elevator to give guests easy access to the two decks of the hotel barge. Internet access is provided.
Similar to other European Waterways cruises, La Nouvelle Etoile delivers a splendid culinary experience. Daily dishes showcase local ingredients and regional flavors, while exceptional wine is served alongside lunch and dinner.
La Nouvelle Etoile Itinerary
Climb aboard La Nouvelle Etoile for wonderful cruises to France’s Burgundy and Champagne, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Each cruise is a fantastic tour of Europe’s most beautiful regions, with stops at stunning gardens, private wine tastings, and stately castles. Private charters of the Holland, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg cruises are also available. Make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime European adventure on La Nouvelle Etoile.
La Nouvelle Etoile Ship Specifications
Year Built: 1964
Classification: Hotel barge
Length: 128 feet
Speed: 8 kn
Passengers: 8
Crew: 5
Decks: 2
Cabins: 4
About European Waterways
Old cargo barges gain new life with European Waterways as the travel company transforms decades-old vessels into deluxe hotel barges cruising rivers and canals in Europe. Every cruise is intimate and personalized, with ships accommodating only six to 20 passengers at a time. Among European Waterways’ impressive fleet are barges Anjodi, L’Impressionniste, La Bella Vita, La Belle Epoque, and Spirit of Scotland.
Based in Berkshire, England, the company was established in 1977 and has made a name in delivering high-quality barging experiences around the continent. One of the best barge cruise companies, European Waterways is behind top private barge trips in Europe destinations like Holland, England, Bordeaux, Gascony, and Burgundy.
These barge cruises feature world-class hotel barges, outstanding service, gastronomic delights, and finely curated excursions. It’s a lovely way to discover the pleasures of Europe, including meeting locals and getting a taste of the best food and drink in the region. Barging Europe is a new experience, taking guests on a more serene and relaxed cruise that blends luxury and pastoral charm.
Are you interested in cruising the different countries on the La Nouvelle Etoile barge itinerary? Please find out how it compares to other barge cruises in Europe and reach out to our Adventure Life travel experts for assistance.

Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: Standard French 2 pin plugs

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