European Waterways Adds New Ship Clair de Lune to Its Fleet

European Waterways announced the addition of luxury hotel barge Clair de Lune to its fleet for the 2013 season, cruising on the Canal Du Midi from April through November 2013. The luxury “floating hotel” will cruise through Southern France between the village of Le Somail and the city of Carcassonne. Its addition continues in the tradition of European Waterways, the largest luxury hotel barge cruise operator in Europe with a reputation for providing top class service.

Constructed by the same builders who built luxury hotel barge Anjodi, the six-passenger Clair de Lune offers three contemporary double or twin junior suites with en suite facilities. The barge is furnished with cherry wood and African hardwoods. It boasts spacious common areas, including a sun deck equipped with spa pool. 

In preparation for its “maiden voyage” as a member of European Waterways, Clair de Lune has undergone numerous inspections and upgrades to ensure its readiness to join the “European Waterways family.”

As with all European Waterways vessels, Clair de Lune offers all-inclusive cruises, offering six-nights in an air-conditioned cabin, an English speaking crew, gourmet local specialties prepared by an onboard master chef and accompanied by fine wines, guided local excursions and bikes on board for every passenger. 

Cruises on Clair de Lune will visit the city of Narbonne, an ancient Mediterranean capital and the first Roman settlement outside of Italy. Guests will also enjoy private wine tastings at the Domaine Massamier La Mignarde and Château Villemagne; a visit to the hilltop villages of Montolieu, labeled “Village of the Books” and renowned for its many book stores and art exhibits; and a visit to the city of Minerve.

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