With travelers’ confidence in the 2021 season continuing to grow, European Waterways is offering an additional incentive of 10% off on cabins and private charters for early-bird bookings on select luxury hotel barge cruises in France, the U.K, and Italy, valid when booked by October 31, 2020. Classic cruise itineraries encompass a wide range of private and often exclusive excursions that include wine tasting, dining with Barons and Countesses, and visits to aristocratic estates and castles – a true immersion into the history, culture and cuisine of the region. For guests who are “testing the waters,” European Waterways also announced their latest “Book With Confidence” policy updates that ensures passengers who book by December 31, 2020 can reschedule their 2021 cruise at any time up to 30 days prior to departure if government regulations prevent travel.
“Our clients are definitely beginning to feel more confident about traveling again in 2021,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Almost everyone who couldn’t cruise this year has rescheduled their European vacation for next year, while new-booking trends are holding steady.”
Early Bird Specials
As an example of available savings on 2021 cruises, 10% off cabin rates aboard luxury hotel barge Anjodi start at $4,275 per person, a saving of $475 off the $4,750 rate, based on double occupancy. Private 8-passenger charters start at $31,950, a saving of $3,550 off the $35,500 rate. Cruising France’s historic Canal du Midi – an “engineering marvel” and UNESCO World Heritage site – Anjodi features private wine tasting at the Château Pech-Celeyran and a tour of Carcassonne, the world’s most complete medieval fortified city.
Another of European Waterways’ luxury hotel barges offering 10% off on selected 2021 cruises is the 12-passenger La Belle Epoque. It cruises Northern Burgundy and features a private champagne tasting at the Alexandre Bonnet Champagne house. The stylish 8-passenger Finesse in Southern Burgundy includes lunch at the Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet vineyards; and the 20-passenger La Bella Vita in Italy includes dinner with a Countess at the 17th century Villa Ca’Zen.
“Hotel barge cruising is an excellent way to experience the historic, unspoiled and less crowded regions of Europe, all while traveling in utmost comfort and enjoying daily gourmet meals and fine wines,” said Banks.
European Waterways offers a “Book with Confidence” policy that provides guests with greater flexibility in rescheduling their cruises. It also observes strict “Safe Cruising Protocols” for guests’ safety and comfort throughout their cruise. For more information, visit www.europeanwaterways.com.
About European Waterways
Hotel Barging is a boutique, unique experience which offers an immersive, all-inclusive “gentle voyage of discovery” that focuses upon the culture, history, fine wine and gourmet cuisine of the region. With a six- to 20-person capacity and 1:2 crew ratio, European Waterways are able to provide an impeccable level of on board service and can transport their guests on the intimate inland waterways that are inaccessible to larger vessels. This fascinating network of smaller canals allows for flexibility, spontaneity and ample opportunity to hop off and explore the beautiful surroundings via bicycle, or on foot. In addition to this there are daily, chauffeured excursions “off the beaten track” to a wide variety of enthralling locations, from exquisite wine tastings to private tours of stately homes. With over 40 years’ experience and a fleet that spans nine countries it is the largest luxury hotel barging company in Europe. For more information, call 1-877-879-8808 in the U.S. and 1-877-574-3404 in Canada, or visit www.europeanwaterways.com.