johanna - champagne

canal cruising in france

johanna - champagne

canal cruising in france

hotel barge in france

The motorship Johanna is a recently beautifully converted hotel barge operating in Belgium
and France. On her different routes, she cruises on meandering rivers and calm canals from
Bruges to Paris or discovering the French Champagne and Loire regions. Experience peace
and tranquility as you pass trough quiet countryside, picturesque villages and historic towns.

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johanna - champagne

Canal Barge in France

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johanna main cruising routes

Bruges - Paris

14 days of leisure and peace. Visit many small villages and historic towns with their century old churches and cathedrals. We also do not forget the many WWI memorials along the route.

Champagne region

From Château-Thierry and Epernay to Reims. You will be learning all there is to know about wine growing and champagne production. Relax on board and enjoy the view of the vineyards. Visit some champagne houses to taste the bubbles...

Haute Seine to Loire

Two cruises in the beautiful area known as the food basket of Paris. Our northern cruise brings you from the Seine, along the river Loing to Montargis, Venice of the Gâtinais. Visit the castles of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte. Our southern cruise from Montargis to Châtillon-sur-Loire takes us over the famous canal bridge of Briare and along the staircase locks of Rogny-les-7-ecluses. We also visit the city of Gien with its renowned faience museum. You can even combine the 2 cruises to a 14 day trip at a reduced price.

barge johanna


Johanna provides very comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests in three spacious twin or queen-size bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms and reversible air conditioning throughout the ship. She is furnished in a contemporary style, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. There is a large dining room and saloon where picture windows offer a superb view on the surroundings. The demonstration galley allows guests to see the chef at work. CD/iPod sound system and Internet connection are available for guests’ use. Johanna has a spacious sun deck with alfresco dining area.

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itinerary - Champagne

15 June / 15 September

From Château-Thierry and Epernay to Reims. You will be learning all there is to know about wine growing and champagne. Visit some champagne houses to taste the bubbles...

SUNDAY - reims

Pick-up at central meeting point and transport to our mooring place in Reims. Welcome on board. Evening visit to Reims' illuminated cathedral.

MONDAY- Billy-le-Grand

After breakfast, we sail to the tunnel of Billy-le-Grand. Guided visit trough the vineyards of the Reims Mountains to the Phare de Verzenay and the dwarf beeches of Verzy.

TUESDAY - Condé-sur-Marne

Today we descend into the Marne valley, going down the 8 locks to Condé-sur-Marne. Afternoon excursion to Chalon-en-Champagne.


Mooring in the capital city of the Champagne region. Excursion to Hautvillers where Dom Perignon invented the bubbly drink. Visit to one of the big cellars and also to a small champagne house for a personal tasting in a family environment, presenting you very special wines.


We finally sail on the river Marne with the vineyards visible above us. At the foot of the statue of pope Urbanus II, who called for the first crusade, you have a wonderful view on the river Marne with the Reims Mountains in your back. At Dormans, we visit a local snail farm.

FRIDAY - Chateau-Thierry

We enter Picardy region, following the meandering Marne to our final destination Chateau-Thierry. To the West is the American WWI Monument. More to the North is the Belleau Wood memorial site. Or you can choose for an excursion to Conde-en-Brie with its historic castle, "halles", church and old washing facilities.

SATURDAY - Chateau Thierry
Farewell after breakfast. Return to central drop-off point in Reims.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

  • 2018
    short cruises

    champagne cruise

    full boat
    up to 6 persons

  • 4 days 3 nights

    all inclusive

    US$ 17500

    reduced to

    US$ 15300

  • 5 days 4 nights

    all inclusive

    US$ 19250

    reduced to

    US$ 16800

  • 6 days 5 nights

    all inclusive

    US$ 21250

    reduced to

    US$ 18500

champagne regular cruise

champagne cruise

  • 2018 / 2019
    regular cruise

    us$ price on request

    Bruges - paris - Champagne

    individual cabin
    2 persons

    1 to 3 persons
    full boat

    4 persons
    full boat

    5 persons
    full boat

    6 persons
    full boat

  • 2018

    7 day / 6 night cruise

    all inclusive

    us$ price on request

    June - September 2018

    7000 Euros reduced to
    6600 Euros

    11000 Euros reduced to
    10250 Euros

    13250 Euros reduced to
    12250 Euros

    16000 Euros reduced to
    14500 Euros

    18750 Euros reduced to
    16875 Euros

  • 2019

    7 day / 6 night cruise

    all inclusive

    us$ price on request

    April - October 2019

    7000 Euros
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    11000 Euros
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    13250 Euros
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    16000 Euros
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    18750 Euros
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Price for johanna includes:

6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath - chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return - all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning - all wines with lunch & dinner - open bar - daily escorted excursions - use of onboard bicycles.

These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)

To avoid currency exchange fees

• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.


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Bon voyage!