A toute vapeur

Editorial

Anchors aweigh!

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Editorial

Living heritage sails on Lake Geneva

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News

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The fleet

The Belle Époque fleet of the CGN

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ABVL

The Association Friends of the Steamboats on Lake Geneva (ABVL)

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Packages

Cruises and discoveries

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Irwin Gafner

“I like the family spirit of the CGN”

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CGN’s Shipyard

Setting a course for the future

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Lake tour

Islands of Lake Geneva

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Lake Geneva and the climate

10 points to remember

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Fête des Vignerons 2019

A once in-a-generation event

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For brainy buccaneers

Maxi fun!

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Evénements et croisières à thème

Agenda

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ÉVÉNEMENTS ET CROISIÈRES À THÈME

NAVAL PARADE 2019

 

This year, it is the turn of Rolle to host the CGN’s traditional Naval Parade, to be held on Sunday 19 May 2019. Rolle Castle, its quays and the famous Île de La Harpe will form the impressive backdrop as the Belle Epoque fleet – a heritage unique worldwide – sails past.

This year’s edition will also provide a unique opportunity to admire all six Belle Epoque vessels which provide a regular service across the lake this year, their first class lounges awarded the title of “Historic Restaurant of the Year 2019”!

On land, a wide range of stalls will provide food and drink for what is expected to be a large crowd. The naval choreography will begin at 2 p.m. The six boats will then perform their ballet under the direction of 1st Captain, Mr. Olivier Chenaux.

JANUARY

 6/01 → 7/04/2019 

“Breakfast” cruises.

Every Sunday, climb aboard for a cruise from Lausanne to Evian and back again, and begin your day with breakfast on the lake while enjoying its unique early-morning atmosphere.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

FEBRUARY

 1/02 → 17/05 (sauf le 19/04) 

“Fondue” cruises.

Every Friday evening, share a unique experience around a cheese or Chinese fondue aboard one our our boats. Departures from Geneva, orges, Lausanne, Evian and Thonon.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

MARCH

 16/03 

St. Patrick’s Day Cruise.

Discover a selection of Irish specialities in a festive atmosphere, departing from Lausanne.

APRIL

 6/04

«Tango» cruise.

Sway to the rythm of the waves during this tango cruise from Lausanne.

 

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 14/04

Start of the spring schedule

 

 

 19/04 → 22/04 

Easter.

Climb aboard the Simplon or the Savoie in Geneva, La Suisse in Lausanne or the Italie at one of our various jetties on the Upper Lake for an Easter cruise with family or friends.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 27/04 

ABVL Annual General Meeting.

Nyon village hall. Dinner cruise aboard the Simplon.

 

www.abvl.ch

 

 

 28/04 

Jass Cruise.

Pull an ace from your sleeve as you float across the lake on the Henry Dunant, departing from Geneva. But beware: cheats might just be made to walk the plank!

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

MAY

 5/05 

Swiss Navigation Day.

Climb aboard one of our Belle Epoque or contemporary vessels and enjoy a timeless day at an exceptional rate!

 

 12/05 

Mother’s Day.

Take advantage of this very special day to treat your mother to one our gourmet cruises.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 19/05 

The Naval Parade in Rolle.

The festivities will take place on the quays and aboard the six boats of the Belle Epoque fleet. Their aquatic ballet will be visible from the shore from 2 p.m. onwards. It is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the stalls, entertainement and food on shore.

 

Reservation required for catering and recommended without catering: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 23/05 → 13/06 

“Raclette” cruises.

Come and enjoy a delicious raclette every Tuesday and Thursday evening aboard La Suisse, departing from Lausanne.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 23/05 → 21/09 

Evening gourmet cruise «The Chef’s Table» aboard the Savoie.

Take the time to enjoy a delicious meal in a magical atmosphere.

 

 

 25/05 

“Tango” cruise.

Sway to the rhythm of the waves during this tango cruise, departing from Geneva.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 26/05 

“Jass” Cruise.

Pull an ace from your sleeve as you float across the lake on the Général-Guisan, departing from Lausanne. But beware: cheats might just be made to walk the plank!

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 29/05 

MAD Boat.

For more than ten years, the MAD has been organising evenings for clubbers with sea legs. There is room for up to 1,000 people on this floating night club.

 

www.madclub.ch

JUNE

 7/06 

CGN Annual General Meeting

SwissTech Convention Center.

 

 

 15/06 

Bol d’Or Mirabaud.

For more than 80 years, Lake Geneva has hosted an impressive regatta with almost 600 yachts participating. A must-see event, the Bol d’Or has become the world’s largest regatta in a closed basin.

 

www.boldormirabaud.com

 

 

 16/06 

Start of the summer schedule

 

 16/06 → 1/09 

«Afterwork» cruises.

Come and share a moment with friends or colleagues on Lake Geneva. Daily departures from Geneva and departures every Tuesday and Thursday from Lausanne aboard the Vevey (excepting from 18/07 to 8/08).

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 16/06 → 1/09 

“The Table of the Beau-Rivage” cruises.

All summer long, from tuesday to saturday, the chefs of the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel prepare sublime buffets with a Mediterranean flavour. A five-star evening cruise from Lausanne to Yvoire and return.

 

www.cgn.ch

 

 

 21/06 → 30/08 

“Perch fillets” cruise.

Every friday, departing from Lausanne and Geneva  (except during the Fête des Vignerons, from 18/07 to 11/08).

 

 

 22/06 

Love Boat.

For one evening, the Lausanne is transformed into an ephemeral club. A cruise with an extraordinary ambiance.

 

www.dclub.ch

 

 

 29 → 30/06 

450 years of Franco-Swiss friendship in St-Gingolph.

The festivities will be held on the quays of Saint-Gingolph. The programme includes a cruise on the Italie, a Lateen sails parade, fireworks, stands and other entertainment.

 

www.450ans.st-gingolph.com

JULY

 28/06 → 13/07 

Montreux Jazz Boat.

The Montreux Jazz Festival proposes a number of themed cruises aboard the magnificent Lausanne.

 

www.montreuxjazzfestival.com

 

 11/07 + 31/07 

MAD Boat.

For more than ten years, the MAD has been organising evenings for clubbers with sea legs. There is room for up to 1,000 people on this floating night club.

 

www.madclub.ch

 

 14/07 

Fireworks cruise, French Bastille Day.

A special cruise will take you offshore from Evian where you can enjoy the first spectacular fireworks display of the season.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 18/07 → 11/08 

By boat to the Fête des Vignerons 2019.

The festivities begin as soon as we cast off! Enjoy our special Fête des Vignerons cruises with family or friends, arriving at the very heart of the festival!

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch/fr/fevi

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 31/07 

Fireworks cruise to Le Bouveret.

Enjoy a cruise aboard the Italie with a view of the Alps and the fireworks.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

AUGUST

 1/08 

Swiss National Day.

The flagship of the Belle Epoque fleet, La Suisse will take you on a gourmet cruise ending in style with the superb firework display over Lausanne. From the lake, you will have the best seats in house to enjoy the show.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 10/08 

Fireworks to the Geneva Festival.

The CGN offers an exceptional viewpoint on board Savoie to admire the musically-underscored fireworks.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 15/08 

Liberation of Evian fireworks cruise.

Did you miss your chance to admire the illuminated skies? Climb aboard in Lausanne or Evian for a cruise to the last firework display of the year in the Lake Geneva region.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 31/08 

Paradise Boat.

In a unique atmosphere, trendy DJs and a crowd of joyous night revellers will pack the decks of the Lausanne, transformed into a giant dance floor for the evening.

 

www.paradise-event.ch

SEPTEMBER

 2/09 

Start of the autumn schedule

 

 

 3/09 →19/09 

“Raclette” cruises.

Come and enjoy a delicious raclette every Tuesday and Thursday evening aboard La Suisse, departing from Lausanne.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch
Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 5/09 

Crête Fair.

An easy way to get to Thonon: the CGN will organise a special boat to enable visitors to access the heart of this traditional fair and thus take advantage of its many attractions.

 

 6/09

«Lake & Date» cruise.

A cruise organised in partnership with «célibataire.ch». Find love aboard La Suisse, departing from Lausanne.

 

www.cgn.ch

 

 

 14/09 + 15/09 

Shipyard open day.

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the CGN opens its doors and offers you the chance to explore its shipyard along with the Rhône steamer, currently undergoing a general overhaul.

 

 27/09 → 13/12 

 «Fondue» cruises.

Every Friday evening, share a convivial evening around a cheese or Chinese fondue in a unique setting. Departures from Geneva, Morges, Lausanne, Evian and Thonon.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

OCTOBER

 12/10 + 19/10

«Oktoberfest» cruise.

Discover the specialties of Bavaria in a festive atmosphere. Departing from Lausanne on 12 October and Geneva on 19 October 2019.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 21/10 

Start of the winter schedule

 

 

 21/10 ➜ 14/12 

“Breakfast” cruises.

Every Sunday, climb aboard for a cruise from Lausanne to Evian and back again, and begin your day with breakfast on the lake while enjoying its unique early morning atmosphere.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Tél. +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

NOVEMBER

 8/11 ➜ 17/11 

Coop Wine Fair in Lausanne.

A selection of wines from the region and around the world is just waiting to be discovered or rediscovered on the Lausanne.

 

www.coop.ch/les-rois-du-vin

DECEMBER

 25/12 + 29/12 + 1/01 

 + 2/01/2020 

End of the year cruises.

Enjoy a festive meal on our midday cruises.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)

 

 

 31/12 

New Year’s Eve cruise.

Celebrate the turn of the New Year to a musical backdrop while admiring the fireworks from aboard the CGN boats. A festive cruise and a delicious meal for an unforgettable end to the year.

 

Reservation required: www.cgn.ch

Phone +41 (0)900 929 929 (Fr. 0.50/min.)