1/ Coquelicot, A Belmond Boat, Champagne
Champagne wishes en français. Making its debut in May, the three-cabin Coquelicot, A Belmond Boat, Champagne is the newest luxury river barge in the brand’s Les Bateaux collection. Referencing the French word for “red poppy,” Coquelicot will take guests on a cinematic and customized (optional) journey of the Champagne region. Belmond has partnered with Maison Ruinart to offer exclusive access to the historic House of Champagne and Taissy vineyard. On board, activities include a private tasting lunch by chef-in-residence Valérie Radou as well as a champagne bar and dining lounges.
WHAT River Barge
HOW MANY Up to 6 people for charters only
LENGTH A week
STANDOUT The on- board champagne bar
2/ Rascal Voyages, Southeast Asia
For their first foray outside of Indonesia, Rascal Voyages will transport adventure-seeking explorers aboard two custom-designed yachts traversing Langkawi, Malaysia and Thailand’s Tarutao National Park in one voyage: the flagship, Rascal and its brand-new sister, Rebel, a traditional handmade phinisi yacht. Offering both cabin and private voyages, no two off the grid voyages are ever the same. Expect access to full scuba diving and snorkeling equipment, rooftop sunbeds, and adventure that incorporates local food, nature, wellness, culture, and community.
WHERE Malaysia and Thailand
HOW MANY Up to 10 people
LENGTH 7 nights
STANDOUT Outdoor cinema under the stars
This original travel article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.
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