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18
Cabins
9
Crew
6
From $3,274 per person

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Print Boat Info

Everything in Le Phénicien's cruises has been designed to help you feel at home without the drawbacks of being at home. You will certainly appreciate resting while the boat meanders through the tranquil waterways of the Camargue and Provence . She offers lovely accommodations for eighteen, large salon area with picture windows and gracious French crew. the owner operators are from this glorious region and love showing sharing their beautiful countryside with all their guests. They have focused our tours on three different centers of interest that you will find in the region: History and Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Gastronomy and Wine.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 127 x 16.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 9
Crew: 6
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

6 Queen Cabins
3 Twin-Bedded Cabins
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI
Music System

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Opening Portholes

Pickup Location

4:00 PM, Central Location in Avignon or Nimes

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

9:30 AM, Avignon or Nimes Central Location

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

phenicien-deckplan
Avignon to Aigues-Mortes
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Transfer from the agreed pick up point to Le Phenicien which is moored close to the Avignon ramparts. There is time for a little nap or a visit of the city. Our first dinner on board gives an indication of the high standard of cuisine that will be served during the cruise and the accompanying wines have been specially chosen from top-notch local vineyards. 
 
Monday
Avignon to Villeneuve les Avignon
History and wines are our centers of interest today. We first take a guided tour to learn about the religious and artistic importance of the city's prestigious past with a visit to the Palace of the Popes. Then enjoy an excursion to one of the best cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape where we have a guided tour followed by a wine tasting. This evening we sail to Villeneuve les Avignon where we will stay overnight. The wines tasted in the morning are back on the table at dinner! 
 
Tuesday
Villeneuve les Avignon to Vallabregues
This morning the gigantic Roman aqueduct 'Le Pont du Gard' with its recently made-up site and modern museum are awaiting you. After this intriguing guided visit we return to the barge and sail down to Vallabregues - a quiet and charming little port where it is good to rest, take a bike ride, or play petanque under the plane trees. 
 
Wednesday
Vallabregues to Arles
Spots of legend are many in the surroundings and after breakfast we will visit the charming medieval village of Les Baux de Provence and take some time to shop! Back onboard the barge we pass through the huge 36 foot high lock of Beaucaire and sail down to Arles, the open-air Museum of Provence. 
 
Thursday
Arles to Gallician
Our guided visit in Arles this morning will delve deeply into antiquity and, at the same time, unravel the joys and despair of Van Gogh who painted 300 canvasses during his year here in 1888. The most impressive navigation is today as we head for for the Camargue! We cruise the Rhone river, the Petit Rhone, and the canal to reach the quiet and typical village of Gallician. 
 
Friday
Gallician to Aigues-Mortes
For our last day of excursion, what would you say about a nice trip to visit the wild Camargue? There we reach a 'manade', a typical ranch, where the 'gardiens a cheval', the local authentic cowboys, show us how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. Our final destination is Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape from which St. Louis set sail on his Holy Crusades. The Camargue never fails to surprise and welcomes us for our farewell dinner! 
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast, morning departure to the defined transfer point. 

Sample Menus

Dîner - Dinner

Mille feuille de brousse de brebis et tomate au basilic

Millefeuille of ewe brousse with tomato and basil

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Poêlée de filets de caille. Quenelle de polenta au parmesan. Jus fin à la sauge

Panned quail filets. Quenelles of polenta with parmesan Sauce with sage

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Pélardon. Salade à l’huile vierge.

Pélardon goat cheese. Salad with olive oil.

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Sabayon de fraise gratiné à la vanille

Strawberry sabayon cooked with vanilla

Midi – Lunch

Taboulé d’épeautre au supions

Wild wheat taboulé with little squids

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Filet d’agneau en croûte d’herbe, sauce miel tapenade.

Embeurré de petits légumes aux éclats d’olives.

Lamb filet cooked in herb shell, honey and black olives sauce.ittle vegetables cooked with butter and olives.

Pascade d’aubergine au Roquefort et Mozarella.

Egplants cooked with Roquefort cheese and Mozarella

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Crème brûlée à l’orange et au safran

Crème brûlée with orange and saffron

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE MID REGULAR
Stateroom Per Person $3,640 $4,170 $4,520
Single Supplement $1,400 $1,430 $1,920
Charter 9 Passenger $46,370 $51,890 $60,145
Charter 10 Passenger $46,370  $51,890  $60,145 
Charter 11 Passenger $46,370 $51,890 $60,145
Charter 12 Passenger $46,370 $51,890 $60,145
Charter 13 Passenger $47,160 $54,235 $62,495
Charter 14 Passenger $49,520 $56,600 $64,860
Charter 15 Passenger $51,890 $58,950 $67,220
Charter 16 Passenger $54,235 $61,305 $69,575
Charter 17 Passenger $56,585 $63,670 $71,925
Charter 18 Passenger $58,945 $66,025 $74,270
Golf Cruise Supplement p/p  $910 $910 $910
Bike Cruise Supplement p/p $200 $200 $200
Wine & Cooking Cruise Supplement p/p $840 $840 $840
Cooking Cruise Supplement p/p $970 $970 $970

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE MID REGULAR
Stateroom Per Person $3,640 $4,170 $4,520
Single Supplement $1,400 $1,430 $1,920
Charter 9 Passenger $46,370 $51,890 $60,145
Charter 10 Passenger $46,370  $51,890  $60,145 
Charter 11 Passenger $46,370 $51,890 $60,145
Charter 12 Passenger $46,370 $51,890 $60,145
Charter 13 Passenger $47,160 $54,235 $62,495
Charter 14 Passenger $49,520 $56,600 $64,860
Charter 15 Passenger $51,890 $58,950 $67,220
Charter 16 Passenger $54,235 $61,305 $69,575
Charter 17 Passenger $56,585 $63,670 $71,925
Charter 18 Passenger $58,945 $66,025 $74,270
Golf Cruise Supplement p/p  $910 $910 $910
Bike Cruise Supplement p/p $200 $200 $200
Wine & Cooking Cruise Supplement p/p $840 $840 $840
Cooking Cruise Supplement p/p $970 $970 $970

 

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
March 22-28, 29-April 4 VALUE
April 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2 VALUE
May 3-9, 10-16 MID
May 17-23, 24-30, 31-06 REGULAR
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27 REGULAR
June 28-04 MID
July 5-11, 12-18 MID
July 19-25, 26-01 VALUE
August 2-8, 9-15 VALUE
August 16-22, 23-29 MID
August 30-05 REGULAR
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-03 REGULAR
Oct 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31 VALUE

 

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, pickup and drop off at a designated meeting point in Avignon or Nimes, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE or Reverse RATE SEASON
April 14 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Value
April 28 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Mid
May 5 Avignon - Aigues-Mortes Mid
May 12, 19, 26 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Regular
June 9, 16 Avignon - Aigues-Mortes Regular
June 23, 30 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Mid 
July 7 Avignon - Aigues-Mortes  Mid
July 14, 21, 28 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Value
Aug 4 Avignon - Aigues-Mortes  Value
Aug 11, 18 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Mid
Aug 25 Avignon - Aigues-Mortes  Regular
Sept 8, 15 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Regular
Oct 6, 13 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon  Mid
Oct 20, 27 Aigues-Mortes - Avignon Value