Video: Fun for all the Family on a Private Hotel Barge Cruise

With between just 6 and 20 passengers on board, a hotel barge cruise offers a more intimate, informal atmosphere than on larger river and ocean cruise vessels, so it is an excellent choice for families.

We understand that today’s hectic lifestyles allow little time for families to spend precious leisure time together, so planning a multi-generational holiday can be a challenge. A hotel barge charter offers so much flexibility, freedom and fun for family members of all ages. It’s like having your own ‘private floating villa’ in a different location every day!

‘Home from Home’

The voyage itself is a great adventure. The children may like to help the Captain steer the barge, or perhaps take a bike ride along the towpath. There is plenty of time for the adults to relax too, maybe in the spa-pool on deck, or on one of the banquettes in the light and elegant saloon.

Catering for All Ages

Having the luxury of your own on-board chef means that meal arrangements are a flexible affair, every age and palette can be catered for, and every culinary whim, indulged.

Tailored Activities

Each family cruise takes the same route as on its usual Classic Cruise, but for families we can create a bespoke itinerary, substituting many of the normal excursions with your preferred family activities such as a zoo visit or a canoeing excursion. Some other activities, such as hot air ballooning and horse-riding, carry a supplement and must be booked directly by you with the provider.

And we don’t forget the grown-ups, with private wine tastings, tours of family-owned chateaux, and eclectic local markets there’s something for everyone.

Special Occasions

A hotel barge charter is a momentous way to mark a special occasion. From big birthdays to golden anniversaries, whatever the reason, we will do our utmost to make it truly memorable – entrust us with your special day and you’ll have barging memories that will last a lifetime.

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