The hull of the Princesse Royal was originally constructed as a seagoing sailing vessel : this explains the unique shape of the ship. But the vessel was then converted to become a passenger barge for inland waterways. The premium barge was fully restored and refurbished in 2010 and, during the winter of 2012/2013, extended by 14 meters. Roy van der Veen, owner and skipper of this fine barge, sets high standards to atmosphere, personal service and comfort, with the aim to offer his guests an unforgettable stay on board, in line with the “premium” classification. The Magnifique sails under Dutch flag and management and is a very popular ship on several tours in various parts of The Netherlands and Belgium.
The Magnifique has sixteen cabins, situated on the lower deck. Guests are accommodated in :
On the upper deck, the Magnifique has a tastefully furnished lounge with air conditioning, restaurant, a beautiful bar, a sitting area with cozy corners, a wide screen TV and large windows. Wi-Fi is available. Furthermore, the Magnifique offers two partly covered teak wooden sundecks with chairs and tables where you can have a drink when the weather is nice and enjoy the scenery while cruising. On the elevated aft deck you will find a barbecue and a whirlpool/Jacuzzi to relax.
*Due to steel construction of the ships, WiFi strength may not be what you are accustomed to.
Length: 62 m (203.4 ft.)
Width: 7.2 m (23.6 ft.)
Pass.: 35 (max.)