European Waterways announces luxury ‘Cruises for Everyone’

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Luxury hotel barge operator, European Waterways, has announced its ‘Cruises for Everyone’ promotion with up to 20% discount on whole barge charter prices.

A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, typically designed for carrying freight on canals and rivers. But for more than 35 years, European Waterways has redefined the meaning of barge travel by turning it into a luxury cruise experience.

Travelling on a barge means staying away from the hustle and bustle of city life. And with the appeal of small-group travel continuing to grow in popularity, European Waterways has launched ‘Cruises for Everyone’, with prices starting at GBP 17,800 (USD 23,270*) for six nights and apply to a range of cruise areas in France. The promotion runs until 6 August 2018.

La Belle Epoque
La Belle Epoque

According to Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways, the company has been expanding its cruise options, as travellers from all walks of life discover the appeal of hotel barge cruising. The relatively small number of guests per vessel (from 8 to 20) allows tailor-made experiences to match the interests of each group.

“Tailored family activities such as waterpark visits, zoo trips, or mini golf are available”

“Whether it’s golf, wine appreciation, or special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays, we can modify our itineraries to include more of what they love,” Banks said. “With multi-generational groups, for example, adults can savour gourmet meals prepared with locally-sourced ingredients by our onboard master chef, while children can enjoy an informal array of delicious BBQ food. In addition to this, tailored family activities such as waterpark visits, zoo trips, or mini golf are available in abundance and we can even arrange tennis tournaments, bicycle rallies, or golf competitions to accommodate the sports enthusiasts amongst you.”

With one of the largest fleets in Europe, European Waterways also provides barge transfers to allow guests to have more than a one-week cruise. Guests who wish to extend their holiday can charter two barges on consecutive weeks, with European Waterways chauffeuring them between the two. The barges can also be chartered in tandem to accommodate large groups.

“Our goal is to ensure that every passenger, whatever their age, or special interest, has precisely what they need for a memorable holiday,” added Banks.

European Waterways’ 6-night cruises include all gourmet meals, fine wines, open bar, daily escorted excursions, admissions and private chauffeured transfers.

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