The Crew of 4: Captain, Chef, Guide, Hostess
The crew has been with “Roi Soleil” for many seasons and has made the boat and owners very proud.
The crew is led by Captain Finnegan Campfens who is trained as a merchant navy officer and his love for the South of France and its canals led him to joining “Roi Soleil” from the inaugural season in 2000.
Finn speaks 4 languages and his constant ‘bonne humeur’ and proficiency have made him much loved by both crew and guests. For a full profile of the crew onboard your charter, please ask your agent.
Union des Péniches de Croisiére du Midi
Southern France Hotel Barges Association
Adhérent Maison de la France
Tracey & Guillaume
Prior to launching the barge cruises on board "Roi Soleil" in 1999, Guillaume (born in Paris) and Tracey (originally from Australia) spent several years as Skipper & Chef team on luxury charter yachts worldwide.
They first met and married in Australia where Guillaume had a successful marketing company and Tracey was pursuing her nursing career & running a gourmet club in Sydney, before they decided to follow their mutual passions. Despite many sea miles of adventurous sailing and gastronomic traveling, they have been consistently drawn back to the canals and rivers of France where they were cruising on their previous barge.
With Guillaume’s family being tied to the history of Provence and Tracey’s Gourmet Chef skills, creating “Roi Soleil was more than merely combining skills – it enabled them to live their respective passions.
Today Guillaume & Tracey closely supervise the crew of “Roi Soleil” through their frequent visits and constant liaising with the crew onboard.