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Special Offers / Discounts:  2018 & 2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for 2018 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: July 12, 2018

Barge Grand Cru Opens ANOTHER 2019 Cabin Week in Burgundy

The French Hotel Barge Grand Cru has opened a second Cabin Cruise Week. They have one cabin open for the "new" week (May 5-11, 2019) and one cabin remaining for the week of May 12-18.  Read More...

Posted: July 23, 2018

Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises - 2018 availability

Here's a list of open dates for private barge charters (all cabins open) and for cabin cruises (some cabins already booked).  Special offers may apply!  Read More...

Posted: July 17, 2018

NEW -- 2019 Cabin Cruise Rates

This morning we updated our cabin cruise rates for the 2019 barging season. You can see it listed with our page links just under the All About Hotel Barge Charters blog header or...   Read More...

Posted: July 13, 2018

Ireland 2019: Try a walking holiday - Barge Shannon Princess

For avid walkers, the Irish countryside provides a truly wonderful experience for a walking holiday. Our guided walking tours will appeal to those interested in the outdoors and the surrounding landscape, while enjoying the benefits of a luxury barge cruise.   Read More...

Posted: July 12, 2018

Barge Grand Cru Opens 2019 Cabin Week in Burgundy

The French Hotel Barge Grand Cru has opened a Cabin Cruise Week in May 2019. Currently, there are two cabins booked and two cabins open. Read More...

Posted: July 9, 2018

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess - 2019 Availability

Shannon Princess completely booked up their 2018 season by the end of January this year. Don't miss out, book now for 2019. See current availability. Read More...

Posted: July 6, 2018

French Hotel Barge Emma - New special offers for 2018

French Hotel Barge Emma who cruises the canal du midi in southwest France, informed us that she is giving a 20% discount on the three remaining open weeks for 2018.  Read More...

Posted: July 2, 2018

French Hotel Barge ATHOS - Canal du Midi Reading List

A recent Athos passenger asked a new question the other day:  Could they suggest a Canal du Midi reading list for his week onboard Athos? Bien sûr!  Read More...

Posted: July 1, 2018
Special Offers on Hotel Barges - UPDATED

We have updated the special offers on hotel barges. So, if you are looking for summer vacation ideas or for an ideal spot for a family reunion, we have the solution for you... Read More...

Posted: June 28, 2018

Barging in Scotland 2018 - UPDATE

Do you want to go barging this year in Scotland? Don't wait any longer as availability is quite limited but we do have a few openings for you... Read More...

Posted: June 24, 2018

News from Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

Thanks to Ruairi & Olivia, owner-operators of the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princes for sharing. Book now for 2019 and reserve your space on this popular barge. Read More...

Posted: June 20, 2018

French Hotel Barge Grand Cru - Photos & Special Offers

We have received the long-awaited photos of the French Hotel Barge Grand Cru who made their debut earlier this season in April 2018. Plus: Special offers for remaining 2018 open weeks. Read More...

Posted: June 18, 2018

Birds Of Prey Excursion - Scotland & Ireland

Demonstrations of the art of falconry has been added to the Classic Cruise itinerary for the Spirit of Scotland and Scottish Highlander in Scotland; and Shannon Princess in Ireland. Read More...

Posted: June 6, 2018

French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque — A Bit Of History

La Belle Epoque, a spits barge originally named Savornin Lohmann, was built in 1930 in the Netherlands in order to transport timber.  Read More...

Posted: June 7, 2018

Burgundy Barge Grand Cru - September cabin opening

September is the most popular month for barging in France and we are happy to announce that the French Hotel Barge Grand Cru has ONE cabin available for their September cruise week.  Read More...

Posted: June 5, 2018

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