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Despite the growing popularity of cruising, especially on large river vessels, hotel barging is still a little known niche concept.

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The Joys of Longer Barge Cruises in Europe

When it comes to a barge cruise, Europe is the perfect place to start your search. Here are some of the joys of going on a longer cruise… Read More

The Guide to the Ultimate French Barge Holiday in 2022

Is a barge holiday in France on your bucket list? Let us inspire you to book sooner rather than later with our ultimate guide to the French barge holiday. Read More

Valuable Packing Tips for European Canal Cruises

Packing for future European canal cruises? Find out what is essential to bring and what can be left at home... Read More

In the Press

Der gute Geist der Highlands

Auf einer 6-tägigen Kreuzfahrt an Bord der Luxus-Hotelbarge Spirit of Scotland besuchte O. Schmidt die schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten Schottlands. Read More

Tiptoe Through the Tulips on a Holland Cruise

Mix a handful of Americans, a couple of Brits, and a pinch of an Australian. Put them aboard a canal cruise flowing around Holland for several days, add some interesting excursions along the way, and feed them glorious food all day and night. What do you have? A fabulous cultural vacation in a European country with lots of sights, laughter, and good food. Read More

Thames barging: signing on with the Magna Carta

Barge cruising is the absolute antithesis of today’s 5,000-passenger cruise ship experiences. Read More

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