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Camargue

Launched in April 2015, the MS Camargue accommodates just 104 passengers and offers elegant and spacious public areas and comfortable and well appointed cabins. She is a charming vessel and joining you onboard will be a Noble Caledonia team including a Cruise Director, Tour Manager and Guest Speaker.

 
  • Camargue
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  • MS Camargue - Restaurant
    MS Camargue - Restaurant
  • MS Camargue - Lounge
    MS Camargue - Lounge
  • MS Camargue - Junior Suite
    MS Camargue - Junior Suite
  • MS Camargue - Junior Suite
    MS Camargue - Junior Suite
  • MS Camargue - Upper Deck, Cat 2
    MS Camargue - Upper Deck
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    MS Camargue
  • Your Space

    Public areas aboard the MS Camargue are both elegantly furnished and spacious. The lounge on the Upper Deck is a relaxing environment in which to admire the passing scenery, socialise and enjoy a drink from the bar and it is here that the resident musician will entertain after a day of exploration. There is also a spacious sun deck onboard with comfortable deck furniture, which is the perfect place to relax whilst cruising along the Rhone and Saone and appreciate the passing scenery. In addition there is a small souvenir shop onboard.

  • Your Dining

    The elegant restaurant is located on the Upper Deck and seats all guests in one unassigned seating. Breakfast is a buffet service with hot and cold dishes on offer and lunch includes two or three courses served to the table in addition to a buffet selection of breads, pasta, salads, cheese and fruit. Dinner is a four course affair and served to your table. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner, and tea and coffee is available from the lounge from 6am to midnight daily

  • Life Onboard

    The friendly onboard staff of 25 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your journey. You will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English speaking environment and the atmosphere onboard is relaxed and informal with a comfortable and casual dress code. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will provide you with information on the next day’s activities and expert English speaking guides will accompany you on the included excursions. In addition you will be accompanied by a guest speaker who will provide entertaining and informative talks.

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    The vessel has a total of 54 cabins, comprising of 50 twin bedded cabins and four single cabins with a double bed. All are attractively furnished and feature cable TV, safe, hairdryer, individual air-conditioning and heating controls, ample storage and a dressing table. Twin cabins measure 13.5 square metres and single cabins measure 9.8 square metres. Cabins on the Main Deck feature large picture windows which can be opened and those on the Upper Deck feature French Balcony style (floor to ceiling) sliding windows, allowing you to admire the passing scenery from your cabin.

  • Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted that you have chosen the MS Camargue for your upcoming voyage.

    We have chartered the newly-refurbished MS Camargue from our associates at Croisi-Europe. Launched in April 2015, the vessel accommodates just 104 passengers and offers elegant and spacious public areas and comfortable and well appointed cabins. She is a charming vessel and joining you onboard will be a Noble Caledonia team including a Cruise Director, Tour Manager and Guest Speaker.

    The friendly onboard staff of 25 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your journey. You will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English speaking environment and the atmosphere onboard is relaxed and informal.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins and public areas have individual temperature and air flow controls. For supplementary information or assistance about how to use it, please contact the Front Desk.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided onboard for what to do in the event of an emergency. Next to your door you will find a golden square box, only to be used in case of an emergency. If there is no immediate response to your emergency call please alert a crew member immediately.

    ALL ABOARD

    The daily programme specifies the ship’s arrival and departure times in the various ports visited each day. When participating in shore excursions, our tour guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you decide to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the TIME indicated on that day’s daily programme. It is the sole responsibility of our guests to be aboard in time for the vessel’s departure.

    ANIMALS

    No animals are allowed aboard the vessel.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time onboard, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and our Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/LOUNGE

    An onboard account will be opened for you at the beginning of your cruise. If you are sharing a stateroom and want separate billing, please inform the reception desk. The bar is open daily until the last guest leaves. Bar services are also provided on the Sun Deck (weather permitting). Please check that your stateroom number, your name and signature are indicated correctly on all receipts.

    BEAUTY SALON

    There is no Beauty Salon onboard

    BICYCLES

    No bicycles are available onboard.

    BOUTIQUE/SOUVENIRS

    There is a gift shop onboard with a selection of accessories, souvenirs, traditional and hand-made products which are located in the reception area.

    BRIEFINGS

    Each evening the Cruise Director will hold briefings in the lounge. Please check the exact time of the briefing in the daily programme.

    CABIN FACILITIES & SIZES

    All cabins feature individually controlled air conditioning/heating, en-suite bathroom with shower, satellite television, hairdryer, dressing table and a safe. Junior Suites feature a separate sitting area. Twin cabins measure 13.5 square metres and single cabins measure 9.8 square metres. Cabins on the upper and main decks have twin beds (which can be configured to a double bed – with separate mattresses and bed linen), however, there is one fixed double bed cabin on the upper deck and one fixed double bed cabin on the main deck. Cabins on the Main Deck feature large picture windows which can be opened, and those on the Upper Deck feature French Balcony style (floor to ceiling) sliding windows.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    The ships professional, English-speaking Cruise Director will look after your comfort and answer any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact them at any time. Noble Caledonia Tour Managers will also accompany you on your voyage.

    CURRENCY

    The official currency onboard is the Euro. Passengers can purchase pre-paid cards upon embarkation or at any stage throughout the cruise for the purchase of bar drinks. Any other services, such as gifts from the onboard souvenir shop, have to be paid for at the time of purchase. Any unused credit is refunded at the end of the cruise. You may purchase the pre-paid cards by credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) or cash (Euros only). Personal cheques, Travellers’ Cheques or debit cards are not accepted. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money-changing service onboard.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed onboard and delivered to your stateroom each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    During the day, comfortable and casual attire is appropriate. The evenings are smart casual (e.g. a shirt and trousers for gentlemen, and a skirt/trousers and blouse for ladies). There will be Welcome and Farewell dinners so you may like to bring something a little dressier for these events, for example, gentlemen may wish to wear a jacket and tie and ladies a dress.

    DRINKS

    Water, tea and coffee are served with meals and are included in your holiday price. House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner are also included. Drinks ordered at the bar are not included and can be paid for using a pre-paid card purchased onboard.

    ELECTRICITY

    Each cabin is equipped with a European two-pin 220V electrical outlet. We recommend that you bring an international adaptor with you. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted onboard.

    ELEVATOR

    There is no elevator or chair lift onboard.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 16.00 hours, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 8:30-09.00 hours, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event of an emergency during your cruise, we ask our guests to remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. We request that all guests attend the safety drill on embarkation day and carefully review the safety instructions on the inside of their stateroom door. Your emergency Muster Station is located on the Sun Deck. For safety reasons, complying with international rules and regulations, life jackets are situated on your stateroom. In case of an emergency please use them and wait for crew member’s instructions either in your stateroom or in your Muster Station.

    FIRST AID

    There is no doctor onboard, however crew members are trained in first aid and is always available. Medical personnel can be summoned aboard quickly in the case of an emergency. Passengers requiring special medications are advised to bring a supply with them. Please note that no medication of any kind can be handed out on the ship.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is no fitness room onboard the vessel.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve a special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    HAIRDRYER

    Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer, located in your dressing table.

    HAIR DRESSER

    None onboard.

    HOT TUB/SWIMMING POOL

    None onboard.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    The excellent housekeeping staff attends to your stateroom twice daily. For further requests please contact reception.

    ‘INFOTAINMENT’ SYSTEM

    Your cabin comes equipped with a television.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    At check-in a personal key card will be issued for you that will open your stateroom door. Please be aware that the loss of this card can affect the ship’s safety standard as well as your personal belongings.

    LAUNDRY

    Please note there is no laundry facility onboard so please ensure that you pack accordingly. For safety reasons, it is not permitted to use an iron in your cabin. 

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the MS Camargue, please check your cabin to ensure that you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia within 21 days of disembarking. If we recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEALS

    The restaurant serves French and European cuisine. All meals are served in a single open sitting. Most tables seat 4-6 guests.

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served onboard. Breakfast and afternoon tea are buffet-style, lunch and dinners are served. Please note that due to galley restrictions, the vessel is unable to offer a choice at each course. Certain dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation. Water,Tea and coffee are served with meals and are included in your holiday price. House wine, beer and soft drinks are also included with lunch and dinner. Drinks ordered at the bar are not included and can be paid for using a pre-paid card purchased onboard.

    MOORING AND DOCKING FACILITIES

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. Views from cabins may occasionally be restricted. On occasion other river cruise vessels may dock alongside the ship. This may restrict cabin views, and you may find that embarking and disembarking necessitates walking through another ship’s reception area, and/or for their passengers to do the same.

    As you cruise, you may encounter some engine noise and vibrations as the ship negotiates locks. As the ship approaches the lock, a gate opens and the ship enters the lock chamber until the ship is completely inside. The gate behind the ship closes. The lock is then either drained or filled until the water level reaches the same level as the water on the other side of the chamber. Once adjusted, the second gate opens and the ship exits at the lower or higher level of the river. NEWSPAPERS Newspapers are not available onboard.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    POST

    Please note that although the reception staff may be happy to post letters and postcards on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route. Staff cannot be held liable for such occurrences, and we would recommend that you post your own letters or postcards to be more certain of their prompt delivery.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia have arranged for guests to be provided with individual Quitevox Systems to use on shore excursions for the duration of the cruise. This device enables you to clearly hear the guide’s commentary so you can enjoy each tour to the fullest. The audio device can be found in your stateroom in a charger unit on the desk. Please make sure to always re-insert the device once you return to your room to ensure it is fully charged for the next day.

    RECEPTION

    Reception can be contacted 24-hours a day by telephone and is manned during the early hours.

    SAFE

    Your cabin is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    By law it is a requirement that within 24-hours onboard the Captain or Hotel Manager will hold a ship’s safety briefing in the Lounge. This briefing is very important for your safety and well- being onboard and we ask all passengers to attend.

    SMOKING

    The ship is proud to provide a smoke free environment. Smoking is only allowed on the Sun Deck. When smoking on the Sun Deck, please do not throw cigarette butts overboard and use the ashtrays provided. 

    SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS

    If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary during the cruise, the ship will be happy to honour the event. Please advise the Reception, Cruise Director or your Tour Manager.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TOILETRIES

    Toiletries are provided onboard the ship. Please ask housekeeping staff for replacement toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and shampoo.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are generally not permitted on the ship. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Any additional water you may require can be purchased onboard.

    WIFI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in public areas, however there may be times when the connection is very slow or is disrupted.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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