What’s happening in 2021?

7th October 2021

This past month has been hectic! We’ve been very busy with last-minute bookings and preparing for 2022.

So what’s new for next year? We’ll be introducing new boats with Locaboat, Nicols and Le Boat, and celebrating our 18th birthday too.

Join us in the celebrations: We’re preparing some special events with all our guests in mind
But before we announce those, here’s the latest news from the Locaboat fleet.

  1. All Flying Bridge boats will be equipped with Biminis for the 2022 season, providing maximum comfort when on deck
  2. The base at St Leger sur Saone, in southern Burgundy, will reopen, an ideal departure point in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards
  3. Bow thrusters are being added to all Europa 300 and 500 boats, in Holland
  4. Due to popular demand, more boats will be available in Germany
  5. A European Blue Flag will be flying proudly above the base Port la Vauvelle (Corbigny on the Canal du Nivernais), an award for sustainability and environmentally friendly management of the base.

Congratulations to Locaboat for such an achievement!

7th September 2021

We are enjoying a fabulous Indian Summer. Come and enjoy France.
Further to the strong demand for the “Pass”, the French government has created a new method to obtain the pass.

Please use the following link

This web page is in French, with a prompt to convert to English. It will instruct you to create an account in “France Connect” and apply from there. Each person has to apply separately. You must name the country you are resident in using the dropdown box – please note that the United States is listed in French (as États-Unis).

If you are interrupted and log back in to complete the application, everything is retained from your last entries.

You’ll receive an email confirming that your application has been received, as well as a link to learn what stage the review and approval have reached.

As soon as your application has been processed you will receive an email with a QR code. It can be printed and presented on paper or added to the TousAntiCovid smartphone application to prove your vaccination status.

All clients should submit this application before travelling to France.

August 11th, 2021

France continues to welcome tourists from green countries. The introduction of the “Pass Sanitaire” is another step forward in fighting the spread of infection and allows us to enjoy restaurants, museums and cultural events. It has also created a marked increase in the number of vaccinations.
To obtain the pass, simply visit this link. It’s easy!

Our season is now well underway and we’re preparing for 2022 too. Please book early for the best choice and discounts of up to 25% .

June 18th 2021
New legislatation today allows non-vaccinated tourists from ‘green countries’ to enter France with a PCR test, and fully-vaccinated tourists from ‘green countries’ without a PCR test.
Countries on the green list include the European area (European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican), Australia, Canada, South Korea, the United States, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore.

June 16th 2021
The French Prime Minister has announced that as of June 17th, it will no be a legal requirement to wear masks outside. The curfew will end on June 20th, 10 days ahead of schedule.
Please carry a mask for use inside public buildings.

June 4th 2021
Europe has today announced the following guidelines for tourists wishing to visit France from June 9th onwards.

If travelling from within Europe (except UK), Australia or Israel, if you have been fully vaccinated* for more than 2 weeks, you will not be required to present a PCR test and no quarantine will be required.
If not fully vaccinated, a negative PCR test is required from less than 72 hours old, or a negative antigen test of fewer than 48 hours old.
Should you need a PCR test when leaving France, they are free for all visitors.

If travelling from an orange zone, including UK, Canada & USA, if you have been fully vaccinated* for more than 2 weeks, you must also present a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours. If not fully vaccinated, quarantine of 7 days will be required. Should you need a PCR test when leaving France, they are free for all visitors.

No tourists from red zones will be admitted for tourism.

*Vaccinations must be either Pfizer/BioNTech; Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson (Jannsse)

France is opening up and we’re looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country for your next cruise holiday.
Unless you want to have a wild night out in a nightclub or exhaust yourself in a gym, you can rest assured that all services will be open!

Check out our calendar below and start planning your next cruise with us today.

Contact us now to book your holiday.

Email Emma at emmas.cruises@gmail.com
or call our team on +33 614 25 02 00

Events & Services CalendarMay 19thJune 9thJune 30th
Curfew21h0023h00No curfew
Cafe and restaurant terraces – outside diningOpenOpenOpen
Cafe and restaurant inside diningClosedOpenOpen
Non-essential shopsOpenOpenOpen
Cinemas, museums and theatersOpenOpenOpen
Fairs & Exhibition centersOpenOpenOpen
Sports stadiums ClosedOpenOpen
Foreign tourists ClosedOpenOpen
Freedom of movementOpenOpenOpen
Boating holidaysOpenOpenOpen