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Family Cruises

Hotel barges - the perfect environment for family & friends

Family Cruises

Families or groups of friends can charter any of the hotel barges. You will have the whole vessel to yourselves and she becomes a home from home, except that the crew takes care of all the hard work!

Whether you are young or old or a combination of all ages, whether there’s cause for celebration, or just a chance to enjoy each other’s
company…a family or friends’ charter cruise really does take some beating.

We recognise that hectic lifestyles allow little time for families to spend precious leisure time together and planning a holiday involving several generations can be a real challenge, ensuring that the accommodation, meals and activities are allsuitable. Our tailored family charters offer a perfect solution and the opportunity to share an experience that will be talked about over family dinners for years and generations to come.

The voyage itself is great fun. Grandchildren may find themselves steering their 126 foot vessel along a tree-lined canal, perhaps joining their cousins in the barge spa pool, or biking together on the towpath, as their parents relax alongside on the sun deck just a few feet away.

And having your own onboard chef means that meal arrangements are both enjoyable and flexible. Dinner can be enjoyed as a family, with perhaps a casual barbecue during the week for children to enjoy some alfresco dining.

Ashore, as well as our traditional visits to castles, palaces and old fortified cities, you have the possibility of other fun activities tailored to teenagers or younger children – please ask us for details.

So wherever you choose to cruise with your family or friends – maybe in Scotland where you can do some ‘Nessie Spotting’ and take a steam train ride, or perhaps in the Midi where you will explore fortified, medieval cities such as Carcassonne – you can all be sure of having an unforgettable time together.

Family Cruises are Available on the Following:

LImpressionniste

L’Impressionniste is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in Southern Burgundy between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes between April and October

La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in Northern Burgundy between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay from April to October

Magna Carta

Magna Carta is a deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the charming upper stretches of the Royal River Thames in England

LArt De Vivre

L’Art de Vivre is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in Burgundy between Auxerre and Chevroches from April to October

Renaissance

Renaissance is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy between Chatillon-sur-Lore and Montargis from April to October

Nymphea

Nymphea is a first-class, 6 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in the Loire Valley between Moulin de Nitray and Montrichard from June to September

Anjodi

Anjodi is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises on the Canal du Midi between Marseillan and Le Somail from April to October

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Enchanté is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises on the Canal du Midi between between Salèlles d’Aude and Trèbes from April to October

Athos

Athos is a first-class, 10 passenger hotel barge that offers Family cruises on the Canal du Midi between Argeliers and Marseillan from April and October

Panache

Panache is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in Holland from April to May and in Alsace & Lorraine from July to October

Scottish Highlander

Scottish Highlander is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in the Scottish Highlands between Muirtown and Banavie in from April to October

Spirit Of Scotland

Spirit of Scotland is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in the Scottish Highlands between Banavie and Muirtown from June to October

Shannon Princess

Shannon Princess is a deluxe, 10 passenger hotel barge that offers Family Cruises in Ireland between Glasson and Killaloe from April to September

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