|Eurpean Waterways' newest barge, Panache, is featured in the new brochure. // (c) 2011 European Waterways.|
European Waterways has launched its 2012 hotel barge cruising season with a new brochure featuring the newest addition to its fleet, the 12-passenger Panache, as well as their newest on-board amenities.
European Waterways’ vessels cruise in France, Italy, Scotland, England, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. The company offers agents 10 percent commission on all of its cruises and “whole-boat charters” for groups of up to 20 passengers.
Every all-inclusive six-night cruise features escorted excursions to nearby historic and cultural attractions, gourmet lunches and dinners onboard, plus meals at select fine dining establishments, an open bar stocked with top quality wines and spirits, the use of all outdoor barge amenities such as bicycles and spa pool, and local transfers to/from the barges upon arrival and departure.
New this year is the “Barging and Biking” option, providing marked maps with suggested routes, backpacks containing a boxed lunch and other biking supplies to explore the surrounding countryside and villages along the way. Some barges also carry tandem bicycles. In addition to booking cabins on scheduled cruises, an entire vessel can be chartered for family events, as well as by groups of friends or members of clubs or associations. The charter cruise itineraries can be customized for family-oriented activities, wine appreciation, walking and hiking, golf, and other interests.
Bookings are now being accepted for Spring cruises and all other European Waterways’ 2012 cruises. Prices are from $3,230 per person and from $23,400 for full boat charters.
For a copy of European Waterways’ 2012 brochure, visit www.gobarging.com.