Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Six cabins with ensuite shower bath and double sink
  • All with choice of one double or two twin beds
  • All 150 sq. feet with 6’8″ ceiling height
  • Individually controlled heating and cooling
  • One opening window
Public Area
  • 129 feet long
  • Salon and dining room
  • Picture windows throughout
  • Hi-fi Stereo system with CD player, radio and iPod dock
  • WIFI with limited availability
Deck
  • Spacious deck with umbrellas
  • Hot tub on deck
  • Large dining table
  • 12 touring bicycles

Itineraries

Travel from Alkmaar to Delft on the Dutch waterways

Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Amsterdam to Alkmaar
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Panache at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town of Alkmaar. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard. End the evening with a nightcap in the hot tub.

Monday
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Discover A Delightful Dutch Harbor Town
Travel: Alkmaar to Zaanse Schans
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Perhaps visit the Alkmaar cheese market, before our first cruise to Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam, a place renowned for its charming wooden windmills. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the delightful Dutch harbor town of Enkhuizen, which boasts a remarkably well-preserved historic center. Visit the fascinating open-air conservation area and museum to explore the maritime history of the Zuiderzee. Return to the barge where Chef presents a gourmet dinner onboard.

Tuesday
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Flowers Galore at Keukenhof Gardens!
Travel: Zaanse Schans to Haarlem
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

A morning cruise is the perfect time to relax on deck or take a dip in the hot tub. This afternoon's visit is to the Keukenhof, known as the “Garden of Europe”, and is one of the world's largest flower gardens. Approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted annually, covering 72 acres. This vibrantly colorful and aromatic experience allows visitors to admire tulips, along with hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs, all in an elaborate display. Return to the barge to freshen up for dinner ashore at a local bistro.

Wednesday
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Visit Haarlem
Travel: Haarlem to Oude Wetering
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

An early morning visit brings you to the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, where some 10 billion flowers are sold every year. This morning, visit the Frans Hals Museum in the picturesque town of Haarlem, which houses a celebrated collection of Old Masters and other artworks representative of the Dutch Golden Age. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Enjoy the scenery from the deck, or, upon mooring, explore the canal's path with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Cocktails and canapes precede tonight's gourmet dinner.

Thursday
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Explore Lovely Leiden
Travel: Oude Wetering to Leiden
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise provides the perfect opportunity to laze in the hot tub, or relax on deck with cup of coffee or tea. This afternoon we take a tour of Leiden on by private boat. Home to one of the oldest universities in the country and the birthplace of Rembrandt, Leiden is full of charm and character, a perfect place to explore on a bicycle, or simply stroll the banks of the pretty tree-lined canals. Enjoy free time to explore Leiden's many local cafes, antique dealers, and specialty shops. Return to the barge for drinks and dinner.

Friday
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Destination Delft
Travel: Leiden to Delft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Relax on deck during this morning's leisurely cruise to the city of Delft, once the seat of the royal House of Orange. This afternoon's sightseeing includes a visit to the Royal Delft factory, the last surviving “pottery” of more than 30 that once existed, reveals both the history and future of this beloved artisan icon. Watch the artists carefully and passionately paint the ceramics in the famous cobalt blue. Cocktails and canapes precede tonight's celebratory Captain's Dinner.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Delft
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche
  • Sea Bass with Creamed Leeks and Tartar Sauce
  • Cheeses: Leyden and Maasdam
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Mushroom Soup with Fresh Basil and a Drizzle of White Truffle Oil
  • Beer Braised Leg of Lamb with Potato Mash and Market Vegetables
  • Cheeses: Brokkel Ould and Limburger
  • Molten Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Meursault Bouchard Père et Fils 2008
  • Riesling Grand Cru
  • Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse
  • Cornas Domaine Colombo 2009
  • Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Camus 2004
  • Brut Impérial Maison Henriot

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter for 12 guests$59,500$68,800
Private Charter for 11 guests$58,200$67,100
Private Charter for 10 guests$56,900$65,400
Private Charter for 9 guests$55,600$63,700
Private Charter for 8 guests$53,900$61,600
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$5,490$6,350
Single-Occupancy Supplement$1,950$2,200

2019 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
March31-6
April4-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
May5-11, 12-18

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in Amsterdam
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from Amsterdam
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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