Belmond is associated with luxury, and the newest addition to its fleet of Les Bateaux Belmond is Coquelicot. The boat will set sail in May 2023 and the Coquelicot will take travellers on a week-long private river cruise in France’s Champagne region.
The newly renovated Coquelicot boasts elegant and contemporary interiors that honour the region’s history and heritage. And one can only marvel at the boat’s Art Nouveau interior design by Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet. Like the other cruises, Coquelicot is available only for private charter. It can accommodate a total of six guests with three ensuite double cabins and spacious rooms that epitomise French style, making the stay a luxurious one. The three spacious double bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms have earthy hues, and cream walls with a touch of soft pink and sea green—a nod to the region’s character.
With its open kitchen, the exquisite wood-top deck is a prized gem. It is a marriage of white marble, gold tones, chocolate wood and natural rattan. The top-deck compromises two lounges, an open kitchen and a shaded dining area, so you have a choice of spaces to unwind and soak up the ever-changing scenery. Antique lighting and iconic furnishings create a space of enduring style, while potted herbs, wildflowers and other useful blooms hem the fringes, rooting the space in the locality.
There’s a spacious indoor lounge and a Champagne bar that, before each trip, will be stocked with a curated selection of the travellers’ preferred bottles of bubbly. And for those looking for a unique experience, Belmond Coquelicot will also partner with France’s oldest Champagne house, Maison Ruinart which offer guests a private tour of its vineyard in Taissy alongside a tasting of its legendary cuvées.
The cruise invites you to see the famous Champagne region with a fresh pair of eyes and experience locally-sourced cuisine.