|Port of registry:||Castelsarrasin|
|Route:||Canal Latéral à la Garonne|
|Class & type:||Commercial passenger vessel|
|Length:||98 ft (30 m)|
|Beam:||16.3 ft (5.0 m)|
|Height:||5.10 m (16.7 ft)|
|Draught:||3.9 m (13 ft)|
|Installed power:||2 x 220 volts generators 9 Kw/h and 17 Kw/h|
|Propulsion:||Deutz SA6M512 120H.P.|
|Speed:||Maximum 8 Km/h|
|Notes:||Holds 10 tons of water and 3 tons of fuel|
The Rosa is a Tjalk-clipper style barge, built in Dedemsvaart, the Netherlands in 1907. Its former name was the "Renaissance". It was converted to a hotel barge in 1990 and sailed on the Canal des Deux Mers between Toulouse and Bordeaux. She is being refitted during 2010 for cruising on the Canal Latéral à la Garonne.
The Rosa has four double cabins allowing it to carry up to 8 passengers. She also has separate crew quarters which house the crew of four. Deck plan The crew consists of the tour director, pilot, chef, and housekeeper.
The Rosa, along with the Anjodi, was featured in the 10 part BBC Series about Chef Rick Stein’s six week journey from Bordeaux to Marseille aboard the Rosa on the Canal lateral a la Garonne and Canal du Midi.
- Steven B. Stern (2004). Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation 2005. Pelican Publishing Company. ISBN 978-1-58980-240-7.
- Kay Showker; Bob Sehlinger (2007). The Unofficial Guide to Cruises. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-08791-6.
- Shirley Slater; Harry Basch (1997). Fielding's Worldwide Cruises 1998. Fielding Worldwide. ISBN 978-1-56952-156-4.
- Pritchard, David (2009). Shooting the cook. FSC AND Harper Colins. ISBN 978-0-00-727830-5.
- Bowler, Vivian (2005). Rick Stein's French Odyssey. BBC Books. ISBN 0-563-52213-5.
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