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European Waterways Waives Single Supplement on Wide Range of Hotel Barge Cruises as Popularity of Solo Travel Surges in North America

Up to $2,450 in Savings on Eligible Cruises When Booked by February 19, 2018

Posted on Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018 2:17 pm by joyoftravel.ca news services


With travel industry surveys reporting on the growing popularity of solo travel, European Waterways announced that it is waiving its single supplement fee on a variety of hotel barge cruises throughout France, Holland and Italy. The promotion is applicable on select departures in the wine-rich regions of France for vessels such as Anjodi, L’Art de Vivre, L’Impressionniste, Renaissance, and La Belle Epoque. It is also available on Panache in Holland and La Bella Vita in Italy. Single supplement waivers represent a saving of up to $2,450, based on availability, and cannot be combined with other offers. Cruises must be booked by February 19, 2018 to qualify and other restrictions may apply.

“The new generation of travelers doesn’t hesitate to ‘go it alone,” said Derek Banks, Managing Director of European Waterways. “On a hotel barge cruise, our solo guests will meet like-minded people who share their love of cuisine, history and culture. They do so in a warm and sophisticated environment, with an attentive crew that caters to their every need.”

Inclusive Itineraries
Banks also noted that onboard activities and daily excursions are specifically designed to include every member of their small groups. Wine tasting excursions, visits to local markets, castle tours, and gentle walks through charming towns spark stimulating discussions about history, culture and gastronomic traditions. At the evening meals, everyone sits around the same table “digesting” the events of the day. Conversations are lively and memorable, and often continue long into the night. Many cruises end with guests exchanging contact information and becoming lifelong friends.

The single supplement waiver applies to a wide range of cruises, all with their own, unique excursions, culinary specialties, regional wine tastings, and experiential activities. In France, eligible departure dates include April 1 on Anjodi, which cruises the Canal du Midi; April 8 and 29 on L’Art de Vivre in Burgundy; April 15 on Renaissance, which cruises the Upper Loire; April 22 on L’Impressionniste, and May 20 on La Belle Epoque, both of which cruise Burgundy. Other eligible dates include April 1 and May 6 on Panache in Holland during the famed tulip season, and May 6 on La Bella Vita in Italy.

About European Waterways
The hotel barging experience is different from large vessel river cruising. It offers a slower paced, “gentle voyage of discovery” along the more intimate canals and waterways of Europe that are inaccessible to bigger vessels, allowing a small number of guests to become more fully immersed in the culture, history and gastronomy of the region. European Waterways is Europe’s largest all-inclusive luxury hotel barging company, offering vacations in nine countries and carrying around 2,500 passengers a year. Founded nearly 40 years ago, they own, operate and market a private fleet of luxury hotel barges with cruises in France, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. See their Special Offers at https://www.europeanwaterways.com/special-offers/?y=2018 . For more information, visit www.europeanwaterways.com or call 1-877-879-8808.