Belmond has announced that the French fleet will welcome a new member of the Coquelicot luxury cruise line, A Belmond Boat, Champagne. From May 2023, Poppy will take guests on a poetic and personalized tour that meanders along the canals of the Champagne region, showcasing the captivating local landscape from a unique perspective.
Poppy offers three beautiful cabins with private bathrooms, an indoor salon with an excellent champagne bar and an open deck where guests can relax, dine and socialize. To enhance the cruise experience, Poppy will partner with Maison Ruinart, the world’s oldest champagne brand, and resident chef Valérie Radu will offer Belmond guests a private dining experience with Poppy’s chef.
Poppy was conceived and designed by Humbert & Poyet to create a private living space over the water and offer beautiful coastal views. The yacht has an open deck, three double cabins with marble bathrooms and an indoor lounge where guests can enjoy food and wine and relax. The upper deck is the jewel in the crown and features two lounges, an open plan kitchen and a shaded dining room with multiple seating options, allowing you to relax and enjoy some quiet time on the raging river.
A partnership between Belmond and Maison Ruinart gives Poppy customers exclusive access to Taissy wines. The winery has a long history and was included in the brand’s records as early as 1733. Among the rolling hills, visitors will admire the pioneering work of Habitats environmental artist Nils Udo while learning about Maison Ruinart’s viticulture and forestry projects in collaboration with Reforest’Action and the University of Reims.
Poppy customers can personalize their experience by choosing a unique activity from a range of experiences developed by Belmond’s expert team with the help of a dedicated customer experience manager. From themed art tours in the Champagne region, tours of majestic castles, bike tours to LOHAS, and visits to Europe’s most famous and hidden wineries, guests are free to create their own itinerary and soak up the local culture. culture and natural resources.