MS Niagara - The Barge Company

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MS Niagara - The Barge Company
The Barge Company
2010
Season
Relax, Unwind and Let the World Float by...TM
‘MS Niagara’
Cruising in Burgundy
The Burgundy Canal (between Dijon and Vandenesse)
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100 FEET LONG (30 METRES)
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6 GUESTS
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2—3 CREW
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3 SUITES—IMPERIAL SUITE (DOUBLE OR TWIN), ROYAL SUITE
(DOUBLE) AND COMMODORE SUITE (DOUBLE) EACH WITH PRIVATE EN
SUITE BATHROOM AND TV WITH DVD
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BICYCLES
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AIR CONDITIONING
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HEATED SWIMMING POOL
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AIR CONDITIONED PRIVATE MINIBUS FOR EXCURSIONS
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CD PLAYER
The MS Niagara is a very cosy barge with an authentically French ‘boaty’ atmosphere on board. She offers groups of up to 6 guests accommodation in three spacious, light suites, each with opening windows and private bathroom. The panoramic and unique saloon also houses
the helm, so passengers will have a close-up view of all nautical activities carried out by the international-speaking crew, and are sometimes
invited to get involved—under the close eye of the Captain of course! In addition to the boaty saloon, the on-board heated swimming pool is
another real highlight of this exceptional barge. The MS Niagara is the ‘sister ship’ of ‘La Reine Pedauque’, and together they cruise the same
gentle route along the Burgundy canal. It is rural and you will meander gently from village to village. The lush green landscape and gentle
villages on this route cannot fail to enchant you. With a full crew to cater for your needs, you can lie back in a deckchair on the sundeck and
watch the landscape glide by, cycle along the towpath or take an excursion inland – the ONLY way to enjoy Burgundy! MS Niagara can
cruise ‘in tandem’ with La Reine Pedauque, providing a luxurious barge cruise for groups of up to 14 guests.
2010 PRICES (USD)
3 night cruise
(Fri-Mon or MonThurs)
6 night cruise
(Fri—Thurs)
Charter for 4 guests
$14,700
$28,875
Charter for 5 guests
$15,645
$31,080
Charter for 6 guests
$16,380
$33,285
PICK-UP— 5pm at Chateau la Chassagne, Pont de Pany, near Dijon.
DROP-OFF— after breakfast on last day, guests are transferred
back to the Chateau la Chassagne at around 10:30am.
Chateau la Chassagne—An Enchanting Historic Hunting Lodge
What better way to prolong the pleasure of your cruise than with a
stay at the glorious Chateau la Chassagne? This luxury hotel - a former 19th Century hunting lodge - is set in the idyllic splendour of a
100 acre private woodland park and offers guests a wide choice of
activities. Rooms and suites are from around $220 to $400. Please
contact us for reservations.
Cruise Highlights on the MS Niagara may include:
Exploration of the historic town of Dijon
Fascinating Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
The ancient hospice at Beaune—the burgundy
wine capital!
Glorious verdant countryside of the Ouche Valley
Wine-tasting at the Château la Chassagne
CYCLING AND WINE CRUISES ARE ALSO
AVAILABLE—PLEASE E-MAIL US FOR DETAILS
3 NIGHT CRUISES START EITHER ON MONDAY
OR FRIDAY.
6 NIGHT CRUISES START ON A FRIDAY AND
END THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY.
TO CONTACT US…
Phone: 0033 563 02 87 04, Fax: 0033 563 02 24 11
Phone (Toll-Free from USA+CANADA): 1-800-688-0245
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bargecompany.com
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.
501 Chemin Lacoste
82170 Grisolles
FRANCE
2010
Season
The Barge Company
Relax, Unwind and Let the World Float by...TM
‘MS Niagara’
Sample Itinerary
The ‘Relaxing Dream Cruise’, between Dijon and Vandenesse on The Burgundy Canal
Day 1 : Friday—Check in at Dijon. At the meeting point of Château la Chassagne near Dijon, an air-conditioned bus will drive
you to the barge at 5 pm. You are welcomed in grand style with a glass of the famous Kir Royal champagne. Once shown to your
cabin and settled on board, you will discover the city of Dijon, ancient throne to the Dukes of Burgundy and birth town of Gustave
Eiffel. The city is also know as ‘the town of a hundred bells’, is famous for Cassis and the tradition of making mustard. At your first
evening on board you will be invited to our traditional welcome-dinner where you will learn all the details about your cruise. Afterwards you can enjoy drinks on the sundeck and beside the pool.
Day 2 : Saturday—Dijon to Fleurey sur Ouche. While having breakfast, "MS Niagara" leaves the port of Dijon and begins to
pass through the locks on the canal; there will be a total of 45 during the cruise. A splendid lunch menu or brunch is prepared and
served by the crew. The barge passes by Lake Kir, then Plombières les Dijon and Velars sur Ouche. If you're not a connoisseur of
grand Burgundy wines and specialties, as the barge continues to advance, you will soon become one. The barge has a snail like
pace and the tempo is set by the canal locks, in the late afternoon the barge moors in the village of Fleurey sur Ouche. In the afternoon, you will enjoy an excursion away from the barge. Back on board you will enjoy again a typical French dinner.
Day 3 : Sunday—Fleurey to Gissey sur Ouche. The voyage takes you into the heart of Burgundy and the magnificent Ouche
valley. From the sun deck you can savour the real Burgundy while passing through traditional villages such as Pont-de-Pany, then
on to Saint Marie sur Ouche. Tonight the barge is moored in a hidden romantic spot, beside the river Ouche and a Gallo-Roman
bridge, one of the most photographed and painted views in the village of Gissey sur Ouche. At the evening the traditional farewell
party -which sometimes develops into a midnight champagne pool party- is an ideal opportunity to say good bye to the passengers
who booked a Mini-Cruise (Friday to Monday).
Day 4 : Monday—Private excursion to Beaune for the 6 night cruise passengers. Check out / check in 4-days / 3-nights
mini cruise passengers. Today, you will make an excursion into the vine yards of Burgundy and the wine capital town of Beaune.
Wine tasting with experts to guide you and answer all your questions, visits to some of the most important names in Burgundy such
as Corton, Volnay and Mersault. For Lunch you will be invited in a highly reputed village restaurant surrounded by Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay vines. In the afternoon there is plenty of time to visit the famous Hospice de Beaune, visit the charming boutiques lining the cobbled streets of the historic market town. Return to the barge is via the "Hautes Côtes" along the country roads and past
the source of the river Ouche. With a drink at the bar you will get to know the new passengers who have booked the 4-days/3nights Mini cruise and got on board in the meantime. For dinner you chef will surprise you with something very special...
Day 5 : Tuesday—Gissey sur Ouche to Pont d'Ouche. "MS Niagara" leaves Gissey sur Ouche in the morning and heads on to
Saint Victor sur Ouche and La Bussière. After a delicious lunch buffet the cruise goes on along Veuvey to reach today's destination
Pont d'Ouche. When your hotel barge is moored, you will be invited to visit Chateauneuf en Auxois which you will pass tomorrow
with the boat. Walk into this medieval village with its cafes, antique and curiosity shops along the picturesque streets and it's bistro
bars which invite to settle in a drink in the hand. There is also a fantastic view over the Auxois plains, with lakes and the distant
Morvan hills. Dinner is served on board once more.
Day 6 : Wednesday—Cruise from Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy the countryside,
relax on the sun-deck, walk or cycle ahead. In the surroundings of Crugey you will have a Burgundy Menu for lunch. After the barge
has arrived in the port or Vandenesse, it is up to you to decide the destination of today's excursion: the water château of Commarin, the tunnel entrance in Pouilly-en-Auxois or a nearby cheese dairy. Sometimes we organize a ‘petanque’ (French bowls)
championship between the passengers and the crew. Beginning with cocktails on board, you can learn the art of "Sabrage", where
you slash open a Champagne bottle with a sword, as the Dukes of Burgundy did hundreds of years ago. Then everybody will be in
the right mood for the great farewell dinner and the remittance of your ‘Lock Diploma’ as well as a selection of several Dijon mustards.
Day 7 : Thursday—Check-Out. After a grand breakfast, disembarkation is generally at 10:30 am. Depending on your personal
plans we can drive you to the meeting point hotel Château la Chassagne, to the railway station or airport.
MS Niagara’s ’sister ship’ La Reine Pédauque offers the same cruise route.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ON ALTERNATE WEEKS CRUISES WILL BE
IN REVERSE DIRECTION.
TO CONTACT US…
Phone: 0033 563 02 87 04, Fax: 0033 563 02 24 11
Phone (Toll-Free from USA+CANADA): 1-800-688-0245
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bargecompany.com
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.
501 Chemin Lacoste
82170 Grisolles
FRANCE
2010
The Barge Company
Season
Relax, Unwind and Let the World Float by...TM
‘MS Niagara’
More Pictures…
(Click on an image to enlarge)
The Royal Suite and bathroom
The Imperial Suite and very large bathroom
Decadent living...the sun deck and heated pool….
...and the lovely wheelhouse.
Moored up, and the tranquil Burgundy Canal is great for fishing...
TO CONTACT US…
Phone: 0033 563 02 87 04, Fax: 0033 563 02 24 11
Phone (Toll-Free from USA+CANADA): 1-800-688-0245
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bargecompany.com
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.
501 Chemin Lacoste
82170 Grisolles
FRANCE
2010
Season
The Barge Company
Relax, Unwind and Let the World Float by...TM
‘MS Niagara’
Client Quotes
Here are just a few of the wonderful things that past clients have had to say about their
cruises on MS NIAGARA...
Superb Château!!! Magnificent barge "MS Niagara". Outstanding airfield.
Fabulous hospitality!! Thank you Michael for a wonderful day on the barge
and stay at the Château. Best place in the world for a flyer.....
Everything and everyone has been wonderful.....Max, Béatrice, Jackie, David
and the Château staff!!!! You have all been very kind -- Thank you, thank
you........
Beautiful surroundings, wonderful pool, and excellent staff, what more can
we say other than, can't wait to come back!! PS: The Champagne ceremony
was fantastic, can't wait to show off to friends back home!!!
The château and the barge were a 5 star experience!! We were more than
impressed with the warmth and hospitality of everyone. We will look forward
to our return......With kind regards…
Beautiful establishment - this was surely home away from home!!!!
TO CONTACT US…
Phone: 0033 563 02 87 04, Fax: 0033 563 02 24 11
Phone (Toll-Free from USA+CANADA): 1-800-688-0245
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bargecompany.com
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.
501 Chemin Lacoste
82170 Grisolles
FRANCE
2010
Season
The Barge Company
Relax, Unwind and Let the World Float by...TM
‘MS Niagara’
Food and Wine
SAMPLE ‘A LA CARTE’ MENU
POULTRY
(a starter, a main dish, a selection of cheeses and a dessert)
STARTERS
Crème de Légumes
Gaspacho aux Légumes
Salade de Chèvre chaud
Eventail tricolore Tomate, Mozzarelle et Courgette au Basilic
Ballottine de Saumon farci, Mayonnaise au Curry, petite Salade
Rosace de Veau au Thon et aux Câpres
Saumon gratiné à la Dijon
Tartare de Saumon et ses Agréments
Feuilleté de Pêcheurs
Médaillons de Lotte dans son Nid de Salade et Tomates Cerises
Salade de Gambas et St Jacques flambées
Feuilleté de Girolles à la Crème de Ciboulette
Coq au vin rouge
Pâtes fraîches aux courgettes
Suprême de Volaille et Gambas au Curry Spaghettis de
Légumes
MEATS
Bœuf bourguignon
Pâtes fraîches aux Carottes
Piccatas de Filet mignon de Veau au Thym
Petits Légumes du Marché
Filet de Lapereau poêlé Morilles à la Crème, Olivettes de
Légumes
FISH
Médaillons de Selle d’Agneau dans sa Croûte de Fromage
de Chèvre et Pesto
Réduction Pinot noir, Gratin de Pommes de Terre et
Courgettes
Brochette de Poissons poêlée Sauce Vin blanc
Corne d’abondance de Riz safrané
Filet de Bœuf au Jus Foie gras
Jardinière de Légumes
Steak de Thon à la provençale
Quenelles de Ratatouille
Filet de Bœuf Façon Chassagne
Gratin Dauphinois, Haricots verts
Lasagne aux Ecrevisses et Epinards
Sauce Beurre blanc
AN ASSORTMENT OF BURGUNDY CHEESES
Escalope de Cabillaud à la Dijonnaise
Julienne de légumes, pommes de terres au beurre
Duo de Lotte et de Saumon à la Sauce aux Baies roses
Perles de légumes
DESSERTS
Coupe de Fruits rouges Grand Marnier au Fromage
blanc à la crème
Tarte chaude aux Pommes, Vanille et Cannelle
Eventail de Poires pochées au Safran et Vin rouge
Médaillons de Lotte au Basilic, Sauce hollandaise
Crème glacée au Chocolat blanc sur Lit de Fruits rouges
Printanière de Légumes
Parfait de Nougat glacé et sa Crème Vanille – Fruits
Gâteau au deux Chocolat s et son Coulis d’Oranges
WINES
Crèmes brûlées en trois Variations
Prinicpally, Burgundian wines are served aboard the MS NiagaSoupe de Fraises et son Sorbet Citron
ra. They may include Bourgogne Haute Cotes de Beaune,
Sorbets au choix et son Esprit
Meursault, saint Romain, Chassagne-Montrachet, ChassagneCitron-Vodka / Poire-Williams / Orange-Campari /
Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru, Monthelie and Santenay 1er Cru
Pomme-Calvados
La Comme
TO CONTACT US…
Phone: 0033 563 02 87 04, Fax: 0033 563 02 24 11
Phone (Toll-Free from USA+CANADA): 1-800-688-0245
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bargecompany.com
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.
501 Chemin Lacoste
82170 Grisolles
FRANCE
2010
Season
The Barge Company
Relax, Unwind and Let the World Float by...TM
‘MS Niagara’
Deck Plan
TO CONTACT US…
Phone: 0033 563 02 87 04, Fax: 0033 563 02 24 11
Phone (Toll-Free from USA+CANADA): 1-800-688-0245
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bargecompany.com
The Barge Cruise Company Ltd.
501 Chemin Lacoste
82170 Grisolles
FRANCE

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