Accommodating up to 12 passengers
Savoir Faire is rated 4 out of 5
Crew members : 6
Length 126′4″ ft (38.50 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)
Number of bicycles : 8
Up to 12 guests
Double cabins : 3
Twin cabins : 3
The 12-passenger Savoir Faire was built in 1932 as a Belgian transport barge.
She was converted into a hotel barge in 1979 and was substantially refurbished for the beginning of the 2005 season but has undergone regular updates and improvements each season to provide very comfortable accommodation.
The air-conditioned interior is unique with five separate areas for passenger enjoyment, whether for a personal retreat, a gathering at the on board piano or all passengers together enjoying each others company.
The saloon, dining area, and bar are finished in mahogany, teak and brass and decorated with antiques and paintings collected over the years.
Two spacious sun decks offer magnificent views of the countryside and bikes are provided for those who wish to explore further.
Savoir Faire features six staterooms all of which are air conditioned and have en-suite facilities.
Each can be configured with two twin beds or with one queen bed.
All cabins offer good lighting, a large number of electrical outlets, and include 220v European standard and 110v U.S. standard power outlets.
Internet access is also available.
You will be attentively catered for by six English-speaking crew including the captain, deck hand, master chef, tour guide and two housekeepers.
The Savoir Faire cruises in Belguim and Holland, throughout the year.
Reuben’s House: Antwerp is the city of diamonds, the port, fashion and... Rubens. Rubens is to Antwerp what Gaudi is to Barcelona. Or Warhol to New York. His art has defined the skyline and prestige of Antwerp. The Flemish Baroque master's role as a painter and diplomat, graphic artist, designer, collector, instructor and leading example means that Antwerp still bathes in the golden light of Rubens's genius today. The Rubens House is one of the most renowned artist's residences worldwide. The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. These are the ten masterpieces that you cannot afford to miss. After you have visited the Rubens House, the master awaits you in the city: in museums and churches such as the stately Cathedral of Our Lady. Or in St. James's Church where Rubens is buried. One of his later works, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, hangs over the altar of the chapel where he is buried.
The Cathedral is an iconic treasury, with an impressive collection of major art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens. Now, after twenty years, the seven-naved church has been restored to its former architectural glory. Fascinating features include Rubens’ ‘Elevation of the Cross’ and his ‘Descent from the Cross’. Any visit to Antwerp has to include a visit of this beautiful Cathedral.
The Town Hall is the beating heart of Antwerp politics. This impressive building is one of the eye-catchers in Grote Markt, along with the statue of Brabo. Antwerp’s town hall was included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1999.
At the Diamond Pavilion you can discover why Antwerp is known as the world center for diamonds, and learn about the past and present players in the diamond trade and diamond industry. The pavilion presents the rich history, economic importance and other facets of this typical Antwerp activity. There is of course the opportunity to explore the Diamond District (leave your black Amex at home for this visit).
HopNstop - a hop-on/hop-off trolley. If you would like to see the highlights of Antwerp the quick and easy way, just get on the HopNstop shuttle City Tour, a hop on/hop off bus that starts and finishes on the Market Square. You can get on and off at the following HopNstop stops: Grote Markt, MAS/Red Star Line Museum, Centraal Station, Groenplaats/Meir and Het Zuid. It’s up to you where you get on or off to visit an attraction. You can simply catch the next one coming along. The round trip through Antwerp is about 55 minutes long. On board, you receive information via audio and video in a choice of five languages: Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish.
Did you know that Kieldrecht Lock is the largest lock in the world? It is 500 metres long, 68 metres wide and it contains three times the amount of steel it took to build the Eiffel Tower. Art in a lock? Only in Antwerp. The graffiti artist Cazn spent ten weeks working on a 300 metre mural which is submersed part of the time under water.
This evening the celebrations begin! Champagne toasts and canapes are followed by the Captains Dinner. Enjoy!
Note: This is a sample itinerary and may run in reverse on your cruise week. The Captain reserves the right to adjust if deemed necessary.
6 nights / 7 days
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