As the river cruise market continues to explode, some of our clients are looking for an even more intimate, small-ship alternative on Europe’s inland waterways. That’s when we suggest a hotel barge. These vessels designed to accommodate between six and twenty guests as opposed to the 100-200 passenger ships that ply the larger rivers such as the Rhine, Danube, Main and Seine. Typical crew include a captain, chef, tour guide and housekeeping staff. The experience is much different than river cruising.
A mellow sailing on a hotel barge is the ideal way to uncover the very heart of Europe, exploring its charming countryside and bygone riches and meeting the locals. Detached from the hustle and bustle of urban life, hotel barge voyages allow you to travel in luxury without the stress of packing and unpacking, all the while enjoying a balanced intermingling of daily excursions and captivating cruising.