Why Your Next Cruise Should Be a Canal Barge Cruise

Why Your Next Cruise Should Be a Canal Barge Cruise

If you’re dismissing standard cruising because of the crowds, a Hotel Barge Canal Cruise is the way to go!

Here are a few facts you need to know about Hotel Barges and the Barging Experience:

  • Our Luxury Hotel Barges are a fleet of “floating boutique hotels” providing well-appointed guest rooms to a limited of passengers (usually 4 to 22)
  • Unlike ocean cruise ships, guests are not confined onboard for long periods at sea. Barges usually cruise only a few feet from the bank and there are frequent opportunities every day to disembark and “find your own space” along the towpath
  • Itineraries take place in rural areas, where the journey and destination are one and the same, providing authenticity and total immersion in a region
  • Most visits are private and do not involve mixing with large numbers of people. You visit private, “off the beaten-path” places of interest that you’d never have known about or may not even be open to the general public

It is no wonder “barging” is one of hottest trends in cruising right now…

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“We cruised through Monet landscapes, dined sumptuously, drank fine wine and were regaled with history, culture and local lore by our expert captain and guide. We were cared for exquisitely, sailed smoothly through the locks along the canals and learned to appreciate all the finer things Burgundian – especially the wines. Merci beaucoup for a week that was truly 'magnifique'!”

It is said that cruising is one of the greatest ways to travel…You will discover that a Hotel Barge Cruise is the greatest way to cruise!

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board…

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