The company also offers $300 off for guests under 18, providing an excellent opportunity for small families to take advantage of their family-friendly itineraries in different regions of France. The three hotel barges participating in this offer are L'Art de Vivre for its August 7th departure, Anjodi for its August 14th departure, and Panache for its departure on August 21st.
“We understand how challenging it is for many family members to plan vacation time together,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “A hotel barge cruise can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a family and a chance to enjoy quality time together. A family as small as three people, booking a minimum of two cabins, can be confident that on the date they booked, their hotel barge – which can accommodate 8 or 12 guests – will be waiting for them. They will enjoy all the usual amenities from an attentive crew whether all the other cabins are booked or not.”
The eight-passenger L'Art de Vivre's family-themed cruise departs August 7th . Cruising through the scenic Burgundy countryside, the vessel's itinerary includes a visit to Cardoland prehistoric World of Dinosaurs, canoe trips, and a tour of the Caves of Ancy sur Cure, a major site for Palaeolithic cave paintings.
The August 14th departure of the 8-passenger Anjodi, based on the Canal du Midi, includes a visit to Aqualand Cap D'Agde, a popular family water park. The itinerary also includes a tour of the Oppidum d'Enserune Roman settlement and the prehistoric Grotte de Limousis prehistoric caves.
The August 21st departure on the 12-passenger Panache, which cruises the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, includes a visit to the Centre Aquatique Sarrebourg water park as well as the Alpine Luge at Lutzelbourg – a 1,640-foot high-speed rail ride down a mountainside. There is also a visit to the Saint Croix Animal Park and the Chocolate Museum in Strasbourg.
Prices for these 6-night family-themed cruises start at $4,450 per person, based on double occupancy, and are all-inclusive, including admission to all the family attractions on the itineraries. For more information, visit www.gobarging.com or call Toll Free 1-877-879-8808.