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Barging In: Myths and Realities of Small Boat Cruising in Europe

The Cruisington Times, Wallace Immen

Wallace Immen interviews Managing Director Derek Banks on what Luxury Hotel Barging is all about 

When you think of river cruising in Europe, the Rhine, Danube and Seine come immediately to mind. But how about the Nivernais Canal, the River Yonne, the Brenta, or the Canal du Midi?

Europe is criss-crossed by less-known rivers and canals that were major ways to get goods and people around in the days before highways and air freight. Sailing them is a niche that’s become a specialty for 40-year old European Waterways, whose small historical barges go where other cruises can’t.

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