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Belgium

Here are some cruising suggestions ... 

Short Breaks

Beautiful Bruges Short Break Cruise
Nieuwpoort - Bruges - Nieuwpoort
(39 km - 15 locks - 12 hrs)

  • You marvel at the network of waterways that lace inland away from the sea.
  • The cruise options seem limitless as you leave the golden beaches of Nieuwpoort behind and head out bound for Bruges, the Venice of the North, on wonderful river cruises in Belgium.
  • Almost immediately you’re struck with the country’s cosmopolitan charm — elegant castles, pretty bridges, and waterside cafés galore! 

Duration: 3 nights
Cruise Type: return trip


Week Breaks

The Peace Cruise
Nieuwpoort - Bruges - Ypres - Veurne - Nieuwpoort
(158 km - 14 locks - 40 hrs)

  • Belgium river cruises transport you deep into the past. Fascinating museums reveal archaeological , artistic and even culinary history, such as the Museum of the Bakery in Veurne .
  • Ypres and Diksmuide feature Belgium’s bloody World War I history.
  • As you cruise, the peace of the present serenity on the water captivates you, regardless of the tumult of the past.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Capital Cruise
Nieuwpoort - Deinze - Nieuwpoort
(200 km - 5 locks - 42 hrs)

  • Your mouth waters as you and your friends haunt a candy store in Bruges, the capital of West Flanders.
  • The fragrance of chocolate fills the air, and you surrender to the urge to indulge!
  • A Capital Cruise boat rent in Belgium captivates you as you travel through beautiful country settings into mediaeval cities like Gent with its impressive Gothic architecture.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


Longer Breaks

The Turrets & Tapestry Cruise
Nieuwpoort - Oudenaarde - Nieuwpoort
(350 km - 27 locks - 80 hrs)

  • You browse in the chic boutiques in Gent, explore the castle, and then continue on your way, feeling content in the embrace of the scenic Belgian countryside.
  • It seems every town tempts you to stop and shop! Your Belgium river cruises eventually bring you to Oudenaarde , famous for its tapestry making and good restaurants.
  • After dinner, you seek out Belgian brews!

Duration: two weeks
Cruise Type: return trip

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Horizon

5 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon boat has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples in mind ! Small party crew looking for more features and a higher spec now have the perfect option. A large forward stateroom and a roomy ‘fundeck’ on top-deck area and a high level of equipements are making this...
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Horizon 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same size boat as the Horizon 3, just with the master cabin split into two to create a 4th cabin. All four cabins have the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms and enjoy a spacious sundeck and saloon. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 2 double...

Royal Mystique A

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Le bateau Royal Mystique A constitue un choix idéal pour les groupes accueillant jusqu'à six personnes. Doté du chauffage et de l'air conditionné, ce modèle intègre un système radio/CD, une TV à écran plat 17 pouces avec...
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Vision 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Manoeuvring is simple with joystick steering, making this diesel boat hire a breeze to handle! Full-size twin beds convert to doubles, and two other sleeping areas allow for a total crew of 10. The Vision3 offers elegance, privacy, and common areas for socialising inside and outside! It’s...
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Royal Mystique A

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Royal Mystique A boat hire can accommodate parties up to six. The canal boats feature heating and air-conditioning, a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, and a media center with MP3/USB connectivity. The huge sundeck has a fixed table and cushioned seating, plus a sun canopy. Cabins have...
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Caprice

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A superb choice for a boat hire in the UK, the Caprice is ideal for parties up to six. The two en-suite staterooms (most offer air-conditioning) are located forward, leaving lots of room in the rear for the saloon and aft deck. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity, and most...
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Elegance

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Elegance boasts three staterooms each fitted with single beds that convert to doubles, allowing sleeping flexibility on your boat holidays. The cabins and three bathrooms with showers are all forward of the generous saloon with its two dining tables and glass sliding...

Magnifique

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Magnifique boat hire is an ideal choice for parties up to 10. The cabins are set fore and aft to enhance privacy, and to give the central saloon prominence. A huge sundeck features a fixed table, cushioned seats, a sun canopy and cool box. Speakers pipe music in. About as upscale as you can...
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Cirrus B

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Cirrus B is very popular in our fleet. Measuring 8. 80 metres (29-foot), it can comfortably accomodate a couple or a small family with enough space for everyone. The double cabin at the rear, as well as the large saloon with a single sofa bed and dinette converting into a second single bed,...
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Classique

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four cabins, Classique boat rentals sleep a maximum of eight. You’ve got cabins fitted with bunk beds for kids, and singles that convert to doubles. The big saloon with U-shaped settee and large dining table has a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. These recently upgraded...
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Continentale

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths
With three private staterooms, your Continentale canal boat hire is a perfect selection for a maximum party of six. Families or groups of friends will find this boat ideally suited for boating holidays in style and comfort. The new upgrades in cabins, bathrooms, the saloon and the kitchen make...
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Corvette A

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
 Superb for boat cruises with two couples, the Corvette sleeps a maximum of four in front and rear staterooms with en-suite bathrooms and showers. Picture windows illuminate the saloon, which has a radio/CD player (some boats have flat-screen TV/DVD players). A Corvette boat hire pampers and...
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Countess

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Countess is a great canal boat hire well-appointed with warm and inviting wood cabinets and extensive interior space. The grand saloon has a radio/CD player and the large rear deck is an ideal venue for socialising and watching the scenery glide by! Interior &...
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Sheba

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Enjoy a private aft cabin with double bed and a convertible single settee perfect for a couple. Saloons in Sheba boat rentals have a radio/CD player, and the dining table/settee converts to a double. Large encompassing windows provide abundant natural light. On deck, there’s a top steering...
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Tamaris

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A popular family boat 2 cabins/lounge/2 bathrooms Forward cabin with two single bed convertible to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy) Spacious lounge with interior steering position, opening roof, dining table, convertible double bed or two single beds Rear cabin with double...
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Tower

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Large and spacious model with high level sun deck allowing 360 degree panoramic views. 4 cabins/lounge/3 bathrooms Four rear/central cabins with two single bunk beds and two with double beds Three showers, three toilets and washbasins Large forward saloon, with two settees which...

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