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.
Description of the cabins
The Magnifique has sixteen cabins, situated on the lower deck. Guests are accommodated in :
11 twin cabins (11 m² – 118.5 sq.ft.) with 2 single beds set next to each other
4 premium twin cabins (14 m² – 151 sq.ft.) with two single beds next to each other and a small sitting area
1 single cabin (7 m² – 75.5 sq.ft.). On prior request, the beds in most twin cabins can be set together as a double bed. On request, an additional bed is available in some twin cabins for children up to age 16 (as fold away bunk bed, above one of the other beds). Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. All cabins have an individually regulated air conditioning, ventilation system and central heating; the portholes in all cabins are fixed for safety reasons. Furthermore, each cabin has a flat screen (satellite) TV, a mini safe and a hair dryer.
Description of the ship
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.
Salon with restaurant, lounge and bar area with large panoramic windows
No laundry service available on board
Currency on board: Cash (Euros) and credit card
Special Diet Requests: We cater to Gluten, lactose, and vegetarian diets. Vegan diets are not possible. Vegetarian diets have no surcharge, other diets cost € 50- to be paid on board.
Water on board is drinkable
*Due to steel construction of the ships, WiFi strength may not be what you are accustomed to.
Facts about the ship
Length: 62 m (203.4 ft.)
Width: 7.2 m (23.6 ft.)
Pass.: 35 (max.)