European Waterways, Europe’s largest luxury hotel barge cruising company, has announced its 2017 cruise rates and departure dates.
In addition to its wide range of routes, itineraries and theme cruises, the company is also offering 10% off cabin and full-boat charter bookings in France and Italy for select departures in Spring and Summer 2017.Hotel barges offering discounts include La Belle Epoque and L’Art de Vivre in Burgundy; Anjodi, Enchanté andClaire de Lune on the Canal du Midi; Panache in Alsace-Lorraine; and La Bella Vita in Venice and the Po Valley in Italy. The discounts are not combinable with other offers and a deposit is required by December 31, 2016 to be eligible.
“The 2017 cruise season is shaping up to be one of our most exciting. We’ve added more cruises in the iconic Champagne region of France in response to greater demand, and our theme cruise options that include family, golf and wine appreciation continue to be popular,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “With limited availability on some of our more popular itineraries, now is the best time to book your hotel barge cruise.”
Among the specials available, a cruise aboard the luxurious La Belle Epoque in the wine region of Burgundy, departing in April 2017, is reduced from €4,190 (AU$6,070) to €3,770 (AU$5,460) per person, based on double occupancy. A full boat charter for a group of eight passengers in August 2017 aboard Anjodi on the Canal du Midi is reduced from €27,900 (AU$40,390) to €25,110 (AU$36,350).
Rates are all-inclusive and feature an attentive crew that includes an English-speaking guide, master chef, hostesses, and an experienced captain. Guests enjoy daily gourmet meals, fine wines, an open bar, spacious sun decks with spa pools, bicycles for independent exploration and daily escorted excursions including wine tastings.