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Belmond Fleur de Lys Overview

The six-passenger Fleur de Lys was built in Belgium in 1941 as a freight carrying vessel. Soon after, the barge was commandeered by the German army during the Second World War. With preservation in mind, FDL underwent conversion into a passenger vessel in 1986. (Her furnishing and equipment includes items from 22 countries.) Fleur de Lys cruises on the Canal de Bourgogne in Burgundy, from Escommes to Dijon.

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Here's what you can expect to find on a Fleur de Lys cruise:

Fleur de Lys is an all-inclusive product; wines, soda, bottled water, beer and liquor are part of the fare. Shore excursions are also part of the package, and a VW mini-bus follows the barge's route and is available at designated times for transport to daily tours.

There are three en-suite cabins featuring four-poster style beds, dressing room and tiled bathroom with a bath/shower combination or large shower.

The sun deck features loungers and a small heated swimming pool. The ship also carries six bicycles for passenger use.

Editor's Note: Fleur de Lys is a charter-only barge and does not accept cabin bookings.


Belmond Fleur de Lys Ship Stats

  • Launched: 1986
  • Decks: 2
  • Passengers: 6
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