Why choose to cruise with European Waterways?

Only we can do what we do, let us tell you a little bit about it…

Inside a lock on the Canal de Bourgogne

The Biggest Barging Company in Europe

Established in 1974 and operating hotel barge cruises since the early 1980s, European Waterways is the largest hotel barging company in Europe with a wealth of knowledge to share with our clients. Still in the same private ownership of the Directors who run the company, our guests can be assured of consistently high standards of personal service, and our vast experience of the beautiful, smaller canals and rivers we cruise.

The Largest Fleet - Cruising Across 9 European Countries

We offer the widest choice of any hotel barge company with destinations across 9 countries – from the picturesque vineyards of Burgundy to the spectacular Scottish Highlands; from the sun-drenched canals of the South of France to the delightful waterways of Holland; from the storybook Alsace-Lorraine region to the historic Venetian Lagoon and Po Valley in Italy.

In our fleet of 17 vessels, we have hotel barges accommodating between 6 and 20 passengers, with cabin sizes varying from ultra-deluxe suites comparable to top hotel rooms, to more cosy and compact staterooms.

Exceptional Service & Expert Staff

Whichever hotel barge you choose, you can be assured of the same high
standards of on-board personal service and cuisine as well as the ambience of a floating house party. Each member of our Reservations Team has an in-depth knowledge of our fleet and destinations, so they can offer expert advice to help choose the cruising experience that is best for you.

Our Many Happy Clients

Many of our clients travel with us time and time again and also recommend us to their friends – a wonderful endorsement of which we are very proud.

But don’t just take our word for it! We were recently awarded the Gold Trusted Service Award for Customer Service from Feefo. 99% of our guests in 2018 rated their time with European Waterways as a 4 or 5 star experience, and having happy clients makes us happy too!

If you’d like you can take a look at our recent reviews here.

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