Groups & Charters France Cruises has many years' experience welcoming groups.

Whether you're a tour director, an incentive travel executive, a meeting or event professional, or the father of the bride, France Cruises Groups & Charters is the way for your group to go!

You can go as a group on a regularly scheduled canal or riverboat cruise, or charter one of the many boats available for your own private and personalized group experience.

Weddings, birthday parties, company outings, special interest group travel, and myriad special events are always more fun on a boat! We can accommodate groups of 4 to 150, with plenty of room for gourmet cuisine, fine wines, theme-related shore excursions, and activities on and off the boat as well as entertainment along the way.

Group discounts will vary according to the specific number of passengers traveling together and the date of travel.

Our Group Department can help you put together your own itinerary and cruise program to suit your particular timetable, budget, and reguirements, and make sure that you take advantage of the abundant travel benefits available only from France Cruises:


France Cruises offers a vast variety of cruising experiences and can help you select the type of cruise and region that best fits the interests of your potential traveling companions. Recommended options are usually based on the interest of the group (theme cruises can be arranged), region, length of tour, time of year you plan to travel and the number of activities and excursions.

Group Barging

Not sure if you want a riverboat cruise, barge cruise or tandem cruise?
Look below for descriptions and information on each.


Riverboat Cruises
Riverboats accommodate 120+ passengers and navigate the major waterways of the country -- Rhone and Seine Rivers. On a river cruise, you will sail from one fascinating city to another, sometimes stopping at small romantic villages, visiting fairytale castles and lush vineyards. For covering more territory and visiting larger cities, pick a river cruise. River ships might travel up to 80 miles in a day (sometimes sailing overnight). Click here to explore our riverboat cruises.

Barge Cruises
Luxury barges are smaller vessels, accommodating a small number of passengers, usually from 4 to a maximum of 24. The cruises usually include all gourmet meals with wine, all shore excursions, "open bar," and bicycles for the use of the guests. These vessels cruise on small waterways, mostly canals. The purpose of a barge cruise is not to rush from Point A to Point B, but to relax in a stress free environment with fine food and wine, enjoy the delights of the countryside you are passing through, and get to know the "soul of the country." Click here to explore our private charter barge cruises.



Barging in Tandem
Tandem cruising can accommodate up to 28 passengers by positioning two barges on the same waterway. Tandem cruising allows plenty of opportunity to sample the cuisine of another chef, host cocktail parties and enjoy the relaxed refinement encountered whilst cruising in company. In addition to the daily excursions enjoyed along the cruise routes, we can arrange tennis tournaments, bicycling rallies, golf competitions and more! Click here to contact us to discuss our tandem cruises.

Hotel Barge vs Riverboat
Aboard the river ships you will find more public space than on a barge; elegant dining rooms, spacious sun decks, comfortable lounges, fitness facilities, and sometimes swimming pools. Laundry service is available on most river ships, but not on most barges.
On a riverboat cruise, all meals on board are included in the cruise price, but your bar tab is charged to your shipboard account. The shore excursions may be optional at a supplemental cost.
Hotel Barge cruises are all inclusive: gourmet meals, open bar, guided excursions, all in a more personalized manner.

Group Barging


Besides the advantage of offering the widest selection of quality cruise vacations, France Cruises is also dedicated to personalizing each program, from the food served on-board to the tailor made excursions and activities that go along with your selected cruise.


Of course, to make your travels with us perfect, personalized Pre/Post cruise arrangements are also provided such as hotels, transfers or tours before or after your journey. This could include all transports from and to airports and transfers throughout, welcoming dinner with music and dance floor, gifts on beds, special excursions by vans, train or boat, and many more according to you own creativity with the help of our local contacts on the ground.

France Cruises Travel Services
  • Hotel Reservations
    France Cruises can accommodate in a wide range of hotels in all catagories contracted all over the country, from a charming property to a luxury hotel palace. Our position as a Tour Operator assures you competitive rates. To discover the French way of life with a certain "noble touch", we suggest accommodations in various magnificent castles all over France. An unforgettable experience of charm, elegance and gastronomy awaits!
  • Transportation
    We have special contract rates for deluxe motor coaches, old cars, limousine transfers and minibus service with experienced drivers. Transportation can also be an unforgettable experience for transfers, city tours and excursions.
  • Guide & Assistance Services
    Our multi-lingual guides and assistants are perfectly trained for airport/station "meet & greet", check-in at hotels, classic and specific tours of cities, trips throughout our beautiful country, thematic tours, assistance in restaurants, shows...
  • Restaurants
    For welcome or farewell dinners, we can suggest and offer a wide range of appropriate restaurants with special menus for groups and "a la carte" choice.
  • Entertainment
    Whatever your group would like to discover, we can light the way. From a magnificent show in one of the famous cabarets of Paris to a performance at the Opera, we offer a number of possibilities to satisfy your demands. Personalized gala and theme evenings with artists and attractions can even be organized!


Become a group travel organizer!

How would you like to gather a group and do the thing we all love best? Organizing a group with France Cruises is fun and simple whether for pleasure or profit.

As a group organizer you can:

    • Travel Free - When you organize a small group of 10 or more, your trip could be free
    • Get substantial discounts for the members of your group or profit from these savings to earn money for you or your organization to use for planning, booking and organizing your group.
    • Benefit from the expertise of France Cruises to enjoy a unique itinerary and unique Cruise Tour Package that suits your needs. We'll supply you with all the details regarding pricing and trip organization; if you wish, we will even help you market the journey and promote your group cruise!


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