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

Cruises in Italy

Our cruises around Italy will let you discover that country’s hidden beauty!

Cruises in Alsace & Lorraine

In the Summer and Autumn, hotel barge Panache cruises the beautiful waterways of Alsace

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Travel Tales: Luxury Barge Cruise Highlights From the Experts

We've asked a selection of travel bloggers, food writers and cruise experts to share their cruise highlights from their European Waterways luxury barge experience... Read More

History and Majesty on a Caledonian Canal Cruise

Thinking of a Caledonian Canal Cruise? Our intimate week-long luxury barge cruises explore the Scottish Highlands in comfort and style… Read More

European Waterways Amongst USA TODAY 10Best River Cruise Lines

We're delighted to have finished a proud 6th place as Best River Cruise Line in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards in 2021! A very special, heartfelt thanks to... 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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