Champagne’s inland waterways provide an untouched and rustic cruise route, with many of the area’s celebrated vineyards lining the shores of rolling hills and verdant landscapes.
It is here that the Hirondelle gently plies the preserved canals and petite rivers of this culturally vibrant cruise region. Abundant natural beauty and a celebratory ambiance sets the tone for the Hirondelle’s atmosphere of contemporary style and welcoming luxury.
Soothing décor in shades of dusty blue and muted gold complement the valleys and vistas of greenery and scenery. Cabins are bright and airy, with oak paneling and adequate storage space. Guests relax and socialize in the spacious, light-filled lounge, or enjoy a glass of locally produced bubbly while lingering on the splendid teak deck.
Served by the attentive crew, the gourmet cuisine focuses on seasonal produce and local specialties. Gourmands and gastronomes will certainly savor the refined French fare perfectly paired with boutique champagnes, sparkling wines, and regionally sourced spirits.
Excursions introduce guests to the growers, producers, and experts of Champagne’s signature drink, augmented by private samplings in established tasting rooms and emerging private cellars. The region’s historical treasures and cultural touchstones are also on vivid offer; a visit to the Reims Cathedral reveals where generations of French aristocracy were crowned, and moving memorials speak to the military might of World War 1.