Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 126 ft long, with 6’8 ceiling height throughout
  • Six cabins, all 150 sq ft, 6’8” ceiling height
  • All with choice of one Queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Adequate storage space in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Deck with umbrellas
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Travel from Alkmaar to Delft on the Dutch Waterways

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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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.

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Discover Dutch History and Way of Life
Travel: Alkmaar to Zaanse Schans
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Enjoy a walking tour of Alkmaar before our first cruise to Zaanse Schans, an open air conservation area and museum. This afternoon, with your Tour Guide, explore the well preserved historic center of Zaanse Schans. Authentic houses and windmills, as well as a cheese farm farm and grocery store, give a vivid impression of the Dutch way of life in the17th and 18th centuries. Return to the barge where Chef presents another gourmet dinner onboard.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche
  • Coq au Vin in a Red Wine Reduction with Pommes Anna
  • Cheeses: Leyden and Maasdam
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • Mushroom Soup with Fresh Basil
  • 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
  • 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

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 12 guests$75,000$87,000
Private Cruise for 11 guests$73,100$84,800
Private Cruise for 10 guests$71,200$82,500
Private Cruise for 9 guests$69,300$80,400
Private Cruise for 8 guests$67,000$77,800
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$6,950$7,990
Single-Occupancy Supplement$2,500$2,800

2025 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

March23-29, 30-5
April6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
May4-10, 11-17

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Amsterdam
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

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

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