travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Belmond Afloat in France Belmond Napoleon

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This 129-ft-long, 17.5-ft-wide luxury barge carries 12 pampered passengers and a mainly French crew of six or seven. She conducts 7-day cruises beginning on Sunday between early April and late October.

The barge was originally built in 1963 in Belgium for freight service, one of the last so built, then converted to carry passengers.

Barges attract passengers looking for a casual, social atmosphere and good food. The barge Napoleon is one of Europe's finest vessels, a unit of the Orient-Exp...

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