About the Barge : Specifications, Layout, Amenities, Fact Sheet
100 FEET LONG
3 GUEST CABINS with choice of either one Queen or two Twins
AIR CONDITIONED / CENTRAL HEATING
COVERED SUN DECK TERRACE
HOT TUB / SPA POOL/ JACUZZI
WIFI (SUBJECT TO LOCAL RECEPTION)
6 TOURING BICYCLES
Three guest cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms, and the option of either one Queen or two Twin beds.
Cabin #1 in the bow is approximately 120 sq.ft while the other two guest cabins are approximately 103 sq.ft each. Ceiling height is 6'8". Each cabin has opening windows for fresh air.
All bathrooms have a shower, W.C. and wash basin. plus hair dryer and heated towl rack. Bathroom ceiling height is 6'5".
SALOON / DINING ROOM
- 400 square feet
- Designer furniture
- Dining room table seats six
- Panoramic-view windows throughout
- Demonstration kitchen
- Covered sundeck
- Hot tub / Spa pool
- Dining table seats six
- Lounge chairs
- Two loveseats
LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
- Sound system with CDs
- TV with DVD / Video player
- Board games
- WIFI where available
- 6 touring bicycles
- Hot tub / Spa Pool / Jacuzzi
CYCLING & WALKING
Passengers are welcome to walk or cycle using the on board bicycles as often as they like. Most people choose to disembark the barge at a lock and then visit local villages and then return to the canal and meet the barge a little further along. The barge travels very slowly and therefore "catch up" will not be a problem.
Rendez-vous is wired for 220/240 volts and not 110 volts (possibly apart from all the bathrooms which are equipped with 110v plugs for shaving). We suggest you bring adapters for your particular appliance. If you wish to use an electrical appliance on board, please ask one of the crew when you arrive on board to ensure that it is suitable to the barge's electrical system. We cannot be held responsible for unforeseen voltage fluctuations which sometimes occur when swapping from one voltage system to another.
EXCURSIONS FOR CHARTER GROUPS
If you are chartering, the itinerary can be adapted to suit your group's particular needs. If an excursion is within a reasonable distance of the barge, inquire and we will do everything we can to arrange it. Please advise Paradise Connections well in advance.
FOR THOSE NOT WISHING TO ATTEND EXCURSIONS
You are welcome to stay behind on the barge if you would like. You can use the bikes, go for a walk or just sit on the shaded sundeck or in the spa pool with a glass or wine.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Rendez-Vous offers a Themed Golfing Cruise, and also a Bicycling Cruise
PASSENGERS WITH MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS
7 steps from deck to salon, 4 steps from salon to cabins.
Our barges have a strict non-smoking policy. We ask smokers not to smoke inside the barge as this may create an offence to your shipmates. Smoking is categorically not permitted in the cabins for safety reasons. If you would like to smoke we request that you smoke outside on deck away from fellow passengers.
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