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Actief

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The Actief has been refurbished and updated regularly since she was first converted into a barge in 1976. From the spacious sundeck, adorned with colourful flower boxes and comfortable seating, to the charming elegance of the saloon, this barge offers guests excellent facilities on which to enjoy the true beauty of a river cruise down the River Thames.

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Alégria

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ALEGRIA is a fashionable Boutique-Hotel Barge cruising along the Canal du Midi in the South France. This luxury Canal Yacht accommodates a maximum of four passengers in two large cabins (190 to 210 sq.ft.) fitted with King-Beds (Single Beds on request). Our guests are pampered by a crew of five (French/ English speaking), including a Chef. Big portholes provide outside views and bright light inside. The modern superstructure integrates two decks and a heated plunge pool that add to the pleasure… Every day is made of a cruise of three to four hours and of a guided excursion that permits to discover the local treasures such as the Medieval City of Carcassonne, the Cathar village of Minerve, the Mediterranean Town of Narbonne, etc.

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Alouette

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Just four privileged passengers travel aboard what is considered to be one of the most luxurious barges in France. The craft is available for private charter along the tree-shaded Canal du Midi between Carcassonne and Béziers. Out on deck you can stretch out on a sun lounger, taking in the views of passing villages and fields. Or step inside to the spacious lounge which features huge picture windows, a library, writing desk and soft armchairs. Delicious meals are created by your own cordon bleu chef using the freshest ingredients purchased in the markets that you pass. At the end of the day, two delightful staterooms with en-suite showers provide a wonderful retreat.

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Amaryllis

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The Amaryllis is an 8-berth barge available for private charter on some of the most scenic waterways in France, offering the chance to explore the countryside of Burgundy in exceptional style. Follow the wine trail through Beaune, visit ancient châteaux or just relax on deck in the heated pool as you drift past premier cru vineyards. The interior of the Amaryllis is traditionally French and is complemented by Louis XVI and XV antiques. Settle into the comfortable lounge and savour dishes cooked by the cordon bleu chef as the magical French countryside unfolds around you.

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Anjodi

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The 8-passenger Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt to navigate the 300-year-old Canal du Midi. She has been completely refurbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, with hand-crafted panelling and shining brass creating a comfortable and charming ambiance. The well planned accommodation offers a choice of four air-conditioned twin/double staterooms with full en-suite facilities. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated sunken jacuzzi. The cruise is led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure a memorable and enjoyable journey.

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Canal du Midi Cruise from Marseillan to Le Somail (7 Days)

From $4550.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

This exclusive hotel barge cruise along the South of France's Canal du Midi takes you to some of the finest sights in the region. As you travel between Marseillan and Le Somail you will visit Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence, and tour the ancient Roman city of Narbonne. Enjoy spectacular views of the Pyrennees over the vineyards and savour private tastings of Corbières and Minervois Wine at Château Gasparets. On board the Anjodi you will be treated to fine wines and delectable cuisine, all freshly prepared by your resident masterchef. Please note that this barge operated slightly different itineraries throughout the season so please check for actual itinerary details before booking.

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Art de Vivre

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Once a Scottish munitions carrier, the L’Art de Vivre was transformed into a charming 8-passenger luxury hotel barge. She is a noble ship owned by Count Florian Walewski, one of the pioneers of canal barging and a direct descendant of Napoleon, and has been in his family for decades. Today she cruises the magical waterways of Burgundy, a region where the appreciation of all that is good in life - whether it be cuisine, wines, or the land itself - still reigns.

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Burgundy Cruise from Gurgy to Chatel Censoir (7 Days)

From $4290.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Explore the enchanting Auxerre, enjoy wine tasting in a 12th century cellar, visit St Bris with its underground passages and explore Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy on the exclusive hotel barge, L'Art de Vivre. Return transfers from Paris are included in this all-inclusive cruise package through the serene landscapes and historic villages of Burgundy. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Athos

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The Athos is a unique hotel barge offering luxury cruises on the South's of France's Canal du Midi. From the moment you step aboard for the Champagne Reception, the resident crew will attend to your every need. A journey on board the Athos is an unforgettable experience featuring exceptional cuisine, fine French wines and daily excursions through the scenic and historic Canal du Midi.

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Canal du Midi Cruise from Marseillan to Argeliers (7 Days)

From $4330.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Relax on board the hotel barge, Athos, as she makes her way along the 300-year-old Canal du Midi between Marseillan and Argeliers. En route you will visit the medieval fortress town of Carcassonne, enjoy wine tasting at Domaine de Guery, stop at the architectural gem of Pezenas and tour Roman Narbonne. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Caprice

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Caprice is a traditional French barge which offers luxury cruises through the heart of Burgundy. With just eleven cabins and a staff of seven, service levels are exceptionally high. Travelling the waterways of this exquisite area of France at just 4mph, you will be treated to gourmet cuisine, fine wines and a variety of all-inclusive excursions. Caprice has bicycles on board so that you can enjoy leisurely rides along the canals or into local villages, and boasts a charming sun deck where you can dine if the weather is fine.

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Colibri

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Colibri is a classic Dutch canal barge, built in Friesland Holland in 1931, and lovingly converted into a luxury hotel. The barge has been completely refitted in 2004, with added touches of luxury and an air of relaxed elegance. Despite her generous size Colibri takes only four guests, thus affording space and maximum comfort to all parties. The interior is air conditioned to ensure your well-being.

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Diana

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The Diana was built at the Finnboda shipyard outside Stockholm and launched in 1931. There are 28 cabins today distributed over three decks. The dining room and lounge are found on the middle or shelter deck and the upper or bridge deck boasts a covered aft deck with a perfect view in both sun and rain. The tastefully fitted cabins are small, but cozy, leaving an impression of how people once traveled.

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Emma

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On this beautifully restored turn-of-the-century barge you will find the warmth of an Irish welcome combined with the seductive charm of the French. Aboard the Emma you can bask in the balmy Mediterranean climate on a lazy cruise along the historic 17th century Canal du Midi. Visit ancient villages where time appears to stand still and country chateaux where you can taste the home-grown wines.

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Enchanté

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Originally built to sail the diverse European canals and rivers, the Enchanté offers an intimate cruise in these waterways, combined with luxury and comfort. A recent refurbishment has allowed Enchanté to raise the cruising standard with her 4 stylish en-suite twin or double suites accommodating up to 8 passengers, each with superbly appointed bathrooms, incorporating a shower and lavish bath products. The barge is tastefully furnished in exotic hardwoods, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. The vessel's facilities include internet connection on board and a guest computer, CD/iPod sound system and air conditioning throughout.

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Canal du Midi Cruise from Puichéric to Sallèles d’Aude (7 Days)

From $5540.04 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

This week-long cruise takes you on an exploration of the South of France’s 300-year-old Canal du Midi. Skirting the shores of the Mediterranean, the Canal meanders inland through ancient villages and past Roman fortifications and famed vineyards. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate and relaxed pace of life as you are treated to gourmet meals, wonderful local wines and cheeses, and warm hospitality on board the Enchanté. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Etoile

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Built in 1889, L’Etoile is a classic Dutch passenger barge that has been converted to suit today’s modern comforts. The bright and airy interiors are decorated in a contemporary French style, lending her a cozy atmosphere that will make you feel immediately at home. A marble fireplace gives ambiance to the cooler spring and autumn cruises, while a plunge pool on the deck beckons on a balmy summer day.

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Fleur de Lys

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This unique barge was constructed as a freight vessel in 1941 and was commandeered by the Germans during the Second World War. She then underwent her transition to a passenger barge and today is one of the largest barges capable of navigating the older canals of France. Gracious elegance and laid-lack luxury make a journey on the Fleur de Lys the ultimate barging experience. With a stately lounge and large windows framing the passing countryside, this péniche-hôtel offers a most intimate cruise experience. Exceptional food and wines and the chance to join in local life are all highlights of a cruise on the Fleur de Lys. The barge gently travels the classic Burgundy route and is available to book as a full charter or on a cabin-by-cabin basis.

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Hirondelle

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The 8-passenger Hirondelle cruises some of the most tranquil and beautiful waterways in all of Europe: the Canal de Bourgogne, the Canal du Centre, the Canal du Rhône au Rhine and the River Saône. The vessel is a charming floating “country home”, featuring four lavishly appointed staterooms with large windows that open well above the water line and en suite facilities. Excursions to the region’s wineries and places of interest are provided by minibus but there are also bicycles on board which guests can use to explore the local area. Outside, the Hirondelle has a spacious sundeck with comfortable seating and sunshades, providing the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenery of Burgundy and Franche-Comte. The vessel is available for both charter and individual bookings from April through to October.

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Burgundy Canal Cruise from Chagny to Besancon (7 Days)

From $5400.04 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 19 Oct 2014

Explore the waterways of Burgundy and Franche-Comte as you barge in luxury through some of most beautiful regions of France. As you travel between Chagny and Besancon visit Chateau Chassagne Montrachet for a private tour and wine tasting, the historic cities of Beaune and Dole and sample some of the local produce in the small wine town of Arbois.

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Impressionniste

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L'Impressionniste is a former Dutch cargo barge that was refurbished to a luxurious 12 passenger hotel barge. Having undergone a complete transformation, L'Impressionniste is today a powerful canal and river cruiser boasting elegant turn-of the-century décor, such as prints fabric and wall colorings. Other features on board include spacious cabins with en suite marble facilities, sundeck and spa pool.

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Burgundy Cruise from Fleurey sur Ouche to Escommes (7 Days)

From $4950.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Starting and ending with included transfers from Paris, this week-long cruise takes you through France's famous Burgundy wine region. En route you will visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, sample the renowned Domaine Jafflin at a wine tasting session and enjoy a tour of Abbaye de la Bussiere. You will also explore the towns of Beaune and Dijon and sample the region's exquisite cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Johanna

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The six passenger Johanna was converted in 2013 into a luxury hotel ship in a contemporary style, full of light and view of the surroundings. With its three cabins of 100 sq. ft. with en-suite bathroom, spacious living room with lounge and gallery kitchen and a large sundeck, it offers comfortable and relaxing cruises on the Belgian rivers and canals. Her chef prepares delicious meals with fresh local ingredients, served with a selection of Belgian beers and French wines.

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Belgian Chocolate and Beer 8 Day Cruise from Veurne to Bruges

From $2268.02 Per person including taxes Available dates October 3rd 2014

Belgian is world famous for its beer and chocolate and this wonderful eight day cruise will allow you to taste some of the best examples. Commencing in Veurne the Johanna will bring you from one taste sensation to another, you can visit Westvleteren, the Hop museum at Poperinge and the biscuit factory of Jules Destrooper. In Nieuwpoort you can order a Trappist beer with fresh, grey shrimps from the local fish market. In beautiful Bruges you can visit The Chocolate-Line by Dominique Persoone the creator of exciting small handcrafted chocolate housed in vintage style store.

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Flanders Fields 8 Day Cruise from Bruges to Veurne

From $2268.02 Per person including taxes Available dates September 26th 2014

Join this historical and moving 8 Day Cruise from Bruges to Veurne which takes in the dramatic history of World War I and the battles fought in and around Ypres. Commencing in Bruges your cruise continues onto the coastal town of Nieuwpoort, where you will visit the locks and the Albert I monument, followed by a stop in Diksmuide and to Yser Tower and Trenches of Death. Your next stop is Ypres and the Flanders Fields Museum with an evening observation of the Last Post at Menin Gate ceremony. A second day in Ypres will allow you to explore the region and take an optional minibus battlefield tour. Your last stop will be the small charming town of Veurne.

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Juno

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The Juno, originally launched in 1874, is now the world’s oldest registered ship with overnight accommodation. Travelling down Sweden’s canals on this boat is like stepping into another world. Renovated in 2003, the 29 cabins are nostalgically luxurious and tastefully fitted with brass details and handsome textiles. The bridge deck boasts a covered aft deck offering a perfect view in both sun and rain.

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SPECIAL OFFER - The Classic Canal Cruise from Stockholm to Gothenburg

From $1742.00 Per person including taxes Available dates From 29 May 2015 To 25 Aug 2015

**Early Booking Offer**Receive 15% off regular cabin prices if you book by 15th December 2014. Please call for more information. (Published prices do not reflect discount). This classic travel route leads from the Baltic Sea at Stockholm to the mouth of the River Göta at Gothenburg, negotiating eight lakes, 66 locks and travelling through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country.

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SPECIAL OFFER - The Classic Canal Cruise from Gothenburg to Stockholm

From $1742.00 Per person including taxes Available dates From 24 May 2015 To 21 Aug 2015

**Early Booking Offer**Receive 15% off regular cabin prices if you book by 15th December 2014. Please call for more information. (Published prices do not reflect discount).Your four day cruise along the Göta Canal commences in Gothenburg, taking you from the mouth of the River Göta to the Baltic Sea and Stockholm. En route you will negotiate eight lakes, three canals, one river, two seas and no less than 66 locks with stops to visit Karlsborg Fortress, Motala, Berg and Söderköping to name just a few.

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La Belle Epoque

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The 12-passenger La Belle Époque is a state-of the-art luxury hotel barge which benfited from a major refurbishment in 2011. She has been designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind and offers a host of luxurious facilities, including a sun deck, spa-pool and wood panelled saloon and dining room. She provides the opulence of a top class hotel with ever-changing Burgundy scenery.

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Burgundy Cruise from Tanlay to Venarey le Laumes (7 Days)

From $4950.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Board the luxury barge, La Belle Epoque, for an all-inclusive cruise through the beautiful landscapes and villages of Burgundy. Enjoy visits to the Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and to the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, location of the film 'Chocolat' and Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy. No visit to Burgundy would be complete without a wine tasting and this cruise includes a Chablis tasting at Domaine Billaud Simon, renowned for its Premier and Grand Cru wines. With transfers to and from Paris included in the package, this cruise offers and insight into Burgundy which is both highly personalised and extremely accessible. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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La Bonne Amie

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La Bonne Amie is as spacious as she is elegant, accommodating eight guests in luxuriously appointed style and comfort. The barge has four spacious staterooms comprising most of the lower deck. Each beautiful, individually decorated bedroom is furnished with table and chairs, your choice of oversize twin or king-size bed, closet space, a CD sound system, individual climate control, and a large bathroom with twin wash basins and a roomy shower. The salon is equipped with a CD sound system, a library of current books, up-to-date magazines and periodicals, and an intimate bar stocked to oblige your every fancy. Fresh flowers are always a part of your surroundings. A sunning area and an immaculate sunken hot tub are on the main deck for your outdoor relaxation and pleasure. La Bonne Amie is over 3,230 square feet and 3 levels of refined & elegant contemporary style. Guests especially enjoy the upper deck for sunbathing, and the semi circular indoor/outdoor Bar, the spacious and cozy salon with fireplace, library, dining area.

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La Dolce Vita

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La Dolce Vita was originally a Dutch vessel which now traverses the calm waters of the Venetian lagoon. This charming 6-passenger vessel with a crew of three is the only barge which cruises this unique route. She has three comfortable cabins each with an en-suite bathroom. The route is a mixture of canal and river following the ancient trade routes used by the Romans and the early Mediterranean settlers. La Dolce Vita is air-conditioned and boasts a spacious sun deck for outdoor dining or just admiring the stunning Italian architecture as you cruise.

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La Nouvelle Etoile

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Setting a new horizon for river barging, the luxurious 8-passenger La Nouvelle Etoile boasts sophisticated technology and state-of-the-art interiors. Equipped with internet access with flat-screen monitors, satellite television and a luxurious bathroom with an oversized shower, each of the four suites is specifically built to ensure guests' highest comfort. One of the suites is fully adapted to accommodate passengers with physical challenges. The barge’s attentive crew of five is comprised of an experienced captain, Master Chef, Tour Guide and two Stewardesses, all of whom will ensure you a truly memorable cruise.

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La Reine Pedauque

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The exquisite barge La Reine Pedauque navigates on the 300 year old Canal de Bourgogne, gracefully making her way through locks and the valleys of the "Gold Coast" in Burgundy. She accommodates eight guests in four large suites featuring opening portholes. The vessel has been refitted to provide wheelchair access, with enhancements designed to offer disabled guests the same luxury experience as all her passengers.

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La Vancelle

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La Vancelle is a Dutch barge built in 1929 in the Wolthuis Sappermeer boat yard in the north of Holland. La Vancelle has been the joy and contentment of her owners, Florence and Bernard Odinet. Today, she is waiting for you on the Canal du Midi, so that she can help you discover the freedom and joys of a canal cruise in the Midi. She comes equipped with all the comforts needed: a 4000 litre water tank, a water heater for hot water and heating, a cooker, an oven, a dish washer, a clothes washer and dryer, two fridges. For a touch of romance, there is also a piano on board. A corner kitchen, dining room and living room, three cabins, two with double beds and one with twin beds, each cabin with its own bathroom, means that six people can be accommodated in full comfort. The furnishings and interior finish are most often in exotic hard wood and give an authentic "sailing" ambience.

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Le Bon Vivant

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Le Bon Vivant is as commodious as her sisters, but with an especially spacious sun deck, luxurious accommodations for eight, and the same incomparable attention to service that has been the benchmark of any French Waterways experience. The salon is equipped with the Bose CD System, a library of current books, up-to-date magazines and periodicals, and a well-stocked bar. Fresh flowers are the complement to a decor furnished to be as comfortable as it is elegant. You will have first-hand knowledge of French cuisine's world renown. Your chef on Le Bon Vivant uses only the finest fresh local produce, procured daily, to give added dimension to the term "dining". Special dietary needs will be accommodated with the same dedication. Attention to every detail is evident in the use of beautiful table linens, fine china, crystal and silverware. The immaculate hot tub (in the form of a wine barrel) and a large sunning terrace await your outdoor relaxation and pleasure on the main deck.

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Le Phenicien

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Le Phenicien blends the spaciousness of a larger river cruiser with the intimacy of a well-designed and decorated canal barge. There are nine comfortable cabins with twin or queen beds and en-suite bathrooms. The 1000-foot salon offers plenty of comfortable seating and an elegant dining area, and is surrounded by picture windows. While cruising the waterways of Provence, you can enjoy a drink at the bar, take a comfortable seat in the lounge, play chess, read a book, listen to music or just enjoy the scenery of this most charming area of France.

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Provence and the Camargue Cruise - Aigues-Mortes to Avignon

From $3560.02 Per person including taxes Available dates From 05 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 2014

Experience the French ‘Art de Vivre’, enjoy fine wines and gourmet Provencal cuisine, all freshly prepared by your chef, as you learn about the traditions and history of Provence and the Camargue. This week-long cruise takes you along the Rhone, the Petit Rhone and the canals of the Camargue from the walled city of Aigues-Mortes to the historical Provencal city of Avignon.

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Provence and the Camargue Cruise - Avignon to Aigues-Mortes

From $3560.02 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 26 Oct 2014

Starting in the historic city of Avignon, this week-long cruise of Provence and the Camargue brings together history, culture, gastronomy and fine wine as you explore the sights of the Rhone, Petit Rhone and the canals of Camargue. Showcasing the diversity of this charming area, you’ll enjoy visits to ancient palaces, top-class wine cellars, cowboy ranches and medieval villages.

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Cruise and Golf from Avignon to Aigues Mortes (7 Days)

From $4430.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 26 Oct 2014

Enjoy a different golf course every day during your luxury cruise on board Le Phenicien. This cruise commences in Avignon and will take you on a trip along the Rhone, the Petit Rhone and canals of Camargue, including 5 rounds of golf on some of France’s most scenic and famous courses. This cruise can also be combined with the standard Provence and Camargue Cruise if you are travelling with non-golfers.

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Cruise and Golf from Aigues Mortes to Avignon (7 Days)

From $4430.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 05 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 2014

This week-long cruise takes you to some of France's most prestigious and scenic golf courses as you travel along the Rhone, the Petit Rhone and the canals of the Camargue from the walled city of Aigues-Mortes to the historical Provencal city of Avignon. During the cruise you can enjoy playing on a different course each day and gourmet food and fine regional wines will be served at lunches and dinners on board. This golf cruise can also be combined with the standard Provence and Camargue cruise if you are travelling with non-golfers.

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Lorraine

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**Unfortunately the Lorraine will be out of service in 2012 while she undergoes essential maintenance. Please check out our Burgundy cruises on the Caprice as a nice alternative, or call for details of other cruises in the Alsace region. ** The Lorraine is an 11 cabin traditional barge which offers delightful cruises through Alsace. Experience a different pace of life as you cruise the waterways of France at just 4mph. This luxury barge offers high levels of comfort and personalised service, with one crew member for every three passengers. Inside, the Lorraine benefits from large picture windows which let in the soft light that inspired Impressionist painters in the 1800’s. The public areas are decorated with wood, brass and charming fabrics and the comfortable cabins are all air-conditioned. Enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared by chefs from some of France’s top schools, all complemented with carefully selected wines of the region. A cruise on the Lorraine offers the chance to enjoy the exquisite countryside and flavours of Alsace in unpretentious luxury.

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Luciole

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The Luciole hotel barge combines comfort, personal service and gastronomy as she explores the waterways of Central France. With a spacious lounge featuring large picture windows, a library, open bar and observation deck, guests are able to enjoy the character of the Nivernais in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The four course evening meals accompanied by wines of the region are a highlight with the on-board chef cooking up French specialties with a modern twist.

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Magna Carta

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The 8-passenger Magna Carta is one of the finest and most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles. She has a special ambience created by combining a traditional barge hull with fittings in fine mahogany, outstanding teak and oak. All staterooms are equipped with hair dryers, ample hanging and drawer space, television with DVD and comfortable beds with the finest cotton bedding. The upper deck is home to an air-conditioned saloon with tinted picture windows offering the finest panoramic views to three aspects. Four Italian leather sofas provide extremely comfortable seating adjacent to a fully stocked bar. And last but certainly not least, guests will be indulged with the most exquisite dishes delivered from the professional galley.

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Thames Cruise from Hampton Court Palace to Henley-on-Thames (7 days)

From $4350.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Navigate England's "Royal River" and visit some of the finest sites in the south of the country. Starting with a traditional cream tea in London, you will be transferred to the barge in Hampton Court. Spend a week cruising on the Thames as far as Henley, the Royal regatta town, and enjoy visits to Henry VIII's Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Christ Church College in Oxford and the Magna Carta Memorial in Runnymede. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Marjorie II

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The Marjorie II's size offers a level of personnel service unusual on a hotel vessel. When entering the Marjorie II you will be struck by the well-designed interior created for luxury, elegance and spaciousness. Relax in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy an unrivalled view from the large panoramic windows while cruising the inland waterways of Europe. In the dining room you will find French cuisine of the highest quality, served on the finest china and silverware, all of which combine for a memorable culinary experience. The sundeck is the perfect place to relax, further enhanced by the enticing Jacuzzi. What better place to appreciate the scenery! Cabin comfort is a priority on the Marjorie II. The bedrooms have been created to comfortably accommodate queen or twin beds. Each room has been furnished in an old ship style with mahogany and brass fittings. If you wish to keep in touch with home or just wind down at the end of the day, then make full use of the Satellite TV and video library. The en-suite bathrooms come fully fitted with double sinks, oversized showers with massage jets and all necessary amenities. This spacious river barge compromises three decks: the main deck, the cabin deck and a sundeck. As well as this there is a saloon and dining area. The boat carries with it bicycles that are available to use.

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Meanderer Hotel Barge

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The Meanderer Hotel Barge was originally a 1948 Belgian barge, lovingly restored in 1992 to become a luxury barge hotel offering cruises in the Upper Loire region of France. The barge has three air-conditioned, en suite cabins, each finished to a wonderful standard, and a large living/dining area for you to relax in as you watch the scenery go by. There is also an outdoor teak-covered deck with a heated-spa pool and sun loungers. The Meanderer is staffed by a captain, chef, hostess, steward and boatman, and service is of the highest standard.

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Mirabelle

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The Mirabelle originates from Holland and was completely renovated in 1982, receiving regular refurbishments since then in order to maintain her high standards. She measures over 38 metres in length and accommodates up to 24 passengers in 12 comfortable, air conditioned twin cabins. She cruises the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers in France, offering spacious public facilities, such as a lounge and bar area, a 30 square metre deck and excellent cuisine.

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Nymphea

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The 6-passenger Nymphea is of classic Dutch design. With her shallow draft, this barge is ideal for navigating the incredibly beautiful yet somewhat sandy reaches of the river Cher in the Loire valley. Refitted throughout, her traditional ship interior features a warm decor of rich varnished hardwoods, stained glass and a welcoming country house atmosphere. She has three comfortable cabins providing two twin-bedded staterooms and one twin or double stateroom with en-suite facilities. The Nymphea’s crew of three – a Captain, Chef and Tour Guide – are exceptional hosts and their knowledge of all aspects of this fascinating area will ensure your journey is one to remember.

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Classic Loire Valley Cruise (7 Days)

From $4300.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 04 Oct 2015

The spectacular valley of the Loire and its main tributary, the River Cher, have carried passengers and cargo since pre-Roman times and the Nymphea is proud to be the only hotel barge navigating the heart of the Loire Valley. From magnificent chateaux to private wine tastings and gastronomic delights created by your on-board chef, this week-long cruise introduces you to some of the very best that France has to offer.

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Panache

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The Panache is a twelve passenger luxury hotel barge of classic Dutch design. The barge is tastefully furnished in an old ship style with brass and mahogany fittings, creating a very comfortable and charming atmosphere. There are spacious public areas including a salon and dining area and sun deck with heated spa pool and six large double or twin en-suite suites. The Panache also has an onboard master chef who will serve guests gourmet cuisine daily with fine selected wines.

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Amsterdam Tulip Cruise (7 Days)

From $5250.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 29 Mar 2015 To 03 May 2015

Holland is known for its tulips and on this week-long cruise on the luxury barge, Panache, you will get to visit the world-famous gardens at Keukenhof to see a dazzling display of spring colour. Enjoy the country's rich cultural and artistic heritage as you cruise along tranquil waterways dotted with windmills and visit he cities of Rotterdam, Delft, Haarlem and Gouda. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Classic Alsace Cruise (7 Days)

From $5090.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Explore the Alsace region, with its unique blend of French and German cultures, on this classic seven day cruise on board the Panache. Visit the towns of Strasbourg, Lutzelbourg, Sarrebourg and Saverne and sample some of the best wines from the vineyards of the Vosges mountains. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Prospérité

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The Prospérité is a luxury barge navigating the rivers and canals of central Burgundy. A maximum of 8 people can indulge in this memorable journey through one of the most beautiful regions of France. Admire the medieval villages nestled in vineyard-clad hills gliding past while soaking in the hot tub on deck or be entertained by the Chef’s planned and impromptu demonstrations in French or Continental cuisine.

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Randle

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Take a cruise aboard the Randle in 2012 with family, friends, or just for two, and enjoy the charm and pleasure of a classic barge private charter... Charter the Randle and cruise the beautiful Burgundy Nivernais canal and Yonne river in comfort and style, Gourmet cuisine, open bar, guided tours by car to vineyards and chateaus, English owner and crew.

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Renaissance

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The Renaissance accommodates just eight guests, in luxuriously appointed style and elegance. Stone and wood flooring, fine furniture and fabrics embrace an interior which has been designed with passenger space and comfort in mind. She has four suites, each with its own private bathroom. On board there is a spacious sun deck with jacuzzi and bicycles are available for excursions to local landmarks. Five crew members offer top-class hospitality as the Renaissance gracefully makes her way along some of the oldest manmade waterways of France.

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Upper Loire and Burgundy Cruise Package from Paris (7 Days)

From $6350.05 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

Savour the taste of fine Burgundy and Loire Valley wines as you barge in ultimate comfort through what could be considered the finest combination of regions in France. As you travel between Briare and Montargis you will visit the impressive Chateaux of Sully sur Loire, Guedelon and Fontainebleu, cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, Gustav Eiffel's bridge over the Loire, and sample some of the local produce in the medieval hilltop village of Sancerre. **Please note that on alternate weeks the cruise runs in the opposite direction.

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Roi Soleil

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'Roi Soleil' has more to do with luxury yachting than barging - hence the term 'River Yacht'. Her lines and mahogany and brass trim are inspired by the classic motor yachts of the 1920's while her interior brings you the best of contemporary design and comfort. The three spacious double cabins are decorated in provençal style with stylish Pierre Frey fabrics and hand-made Provençale tiles in the ensuite bathrooms. Guests can relax in the stylish saloon with its fireplace, bar and panoramic views and on the sun deck and the aft teak deck with Spa Pool. Your private on board chef will cater to your every need, serving imaginative cuisine, taking on the best accents of the Mediterranean accompanied by classic regional wines. Choose from a number of charter routes including Canal du Midi, Provence, Camargue, Languedoc regions as well as speciality wine charters where you can enjoy private tastings at top wine-makers and sommeliers.

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Saroche

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The Saroche has a split-level lounge and dining room, designed to reflect the colors of Provence, its subtle peach and cream decor is highlighted with accents of amber and turquoise. The cool mosaic tiled dining area and white oak floored salon is complemented by wrought iron and hardwood balustrades. Saroche's staterooms reflect the high standard to which the vessel was designed. The staterooms are bright, luxurious and spacious; beds can be converted into either twin beds or a queen bed.

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Savoir Faire

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Completely refurbished. In 1979, the Savoir Faire was converted into the elegant three-decked canal cruiser. Her six staterooms offer luxurious accommodation for 12 passengers who are attentively catered for by 6 English-speaking crew members. The salon, dining area and bar are furnished in Mahogany, teak and brass and further decorated with antiques and paintings. Last but not least, two spacious decks offer magnificent views of the passing countryside.

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Classic Champagne Cruise from Epernay to Paris (7 Days)

From $5045.04 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 05 Oct 2014

Spend a glorious week exploring the serene landscapes of Champagne, where a plethora of vineyards spread across the undulating plains as far as the eye can see. As you travel from Epernay to Paris you will call at Reims and visit the Abbey of Hautvilliers where Chamapagne was first made. Visit the cellars of Moet and Chandon and tour a number of hand-picked, family-run vineyards to taste a selection of their fine champagnes. You will also stop at Meaux, in the heart of Brie, to learn about the cheese-making process and sample a variety of Brie cheeses, along with hand-picked wines from the cheese-maker's cellar. Finally, cruise down the Seine past Paris's most famous monuments as you take cocktails with the Captain to mark the end of your journey.

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Scottish Highlander

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The 8-passenger Scottish Highlander is a river barge offering the unique atmosphere of a Scottish Country House, with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. The barge was fully refurbished in 2000. At 117 feet, she is spacious and has every comfort for year-round cruising. The experienced crew members are excellent hosts and will attend to your every need during the week-long cruise. The legends of the past, the taste of single malt and the mythical inhabitant of Loch Ness all contribute to a special magic only experienced in Scotland’s dramatic Highlands.

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Caledonian Canal and the Highlands Cruise (7 Days)

From $3850.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 25 Oct 2015

A truly Scottish experience, this intimate cruise takes you from Muirtown, to Banavie, travelling along the Caledonian Canal and traversing Lochs Ness, Oich and Lochy. En route you will enjoy guided visits to Cawdor Castle, home of Shakespeare's Maceth, Culloden Moor, Glencoe and Eilean Donan and Urquhart Castles. You will also have the chance to sample the local produce at the Glen Ord Whisky Distillery.

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Shannon Princess II

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The 10-passenger Shannon Princess II is the largest hotel barge cruising on the River Shannon. The barge was refurbished in 2003 and the beautifully designed interior includes comfortable riverside cabins with large picture windows and modern bathrooms. There is also a spacious saloon, dining area and full length upper sun deck. The experienced Captain and crew of the Shannon Princess II will ensure that your every need is accommodated and your cruise to the unspoiled reaches of the Shannon countryside is one to remember.

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Shannon River Cruise (7 days)

From $4400.03 Per person including taxes Available dates From 28 Sep 2014 To 04 Oct 2015

This week-long cruise on the Shannon River introduces you to the very soul of Ireland. Travel from Quigley's Marina to Killaloe, stopping to tour the ruins of the legendary 6th century Clonmacnoise, Leap Castle and Birr Castle with its magnificent landscaped gardens. You will also spend a full day in the lively city of Galway, taking lunch in a traditional Guiness and Oyster pub. As you travel, you will be treated to a feast of regional specialities, all accompanied by fine wines and Irish single malt whiskies.

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Shayamanzi I

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The Shayamanzi I and her sister ship, Shayamanzi II, are currently the only houseboats of their kind in South Africa and offer tailor-made cruises on Lake Jozini with unique opportunities for fishing, game-viewing and bird-spotting. The Shayamanzi I has 6 double or twin cabins and a world-class crew who will ensure that you have delicious fresh meals, a safe cruise and plenty of chances to enjoy the varied wildlife on the lake and its shores. On the lower deck you will find a deluxe Jacuzzi and inviting wet bar while the upper deck features a spacious lounge, dining area and sun deck. There is also a double pontoon tender which is used for fishing and game viewing expeditions and for exploring the secret coves of Lake Jozini.

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Shayamanzi II

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The Shayamanzi II and her sister ship, Shayamanzi I, are the first houseboats of their kind in South Africa and offer unique charters and small group cruises on the wildlife-rich waters of Lake Jozini. The Shayamanzi II is the larger of the two boats, accommodating up to 20 passengers in 10 luxury air-conditioned cabins. Onboard facilities include 3 exploration tenders, a spacious lounge and dining area and a rear sun deck with jacuzzi. The experienced crew will guide you to a different anchorage each night and will introduce you to the huge variety of wildlife on the shores of the lake.

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Wilhelm Tham

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The Wilhelm Tham was first launched in 1912 and has been listed since 2004, meaning that the National Maritime Museums consider her to be historically significant. Today there are 25 cabins on board, distributed on three decks. The dining room and lounge are found on the middle deck while the bridge deck boasts a covered aft deck for unhindered views. The cabins are all tastefully fitted with brass details and handsome textiles, leaving an impression of how people once traveled.

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