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European Waterways Adds E-Bike Options to French Hotel Barging Cruises

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In response to the growing popularity of electric bicycles worldwide, European Waterways has added e-bike rentals as an option on most itineraries in France for 2020.  E-bikes supplement the traditional bicycles available on all barges for guests’ use. The company has also upgraded its tailored biking maps to provide more detailed and easier-to-follow route information that includes historical context for…

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Experiential Travel Inspires Themed Cruises

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Responding to the ever increasing demand for experiential travel, European Waterways announced that it is now offering a wider range of new themed cruise departures for 2020 that can be booked on a per-cabin basis.  Cruises eligible for cabin bookings include the April 5, 2020 Whisky Trail cruise aboard the Scottish Highlander and the April 26, 2020, Golf Cruise aboard…

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European Waterways Announces $500,000 Fleetwide Upgrades

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European Waterways announced that it is investing more than $500,000 toward a fleetwide upgrade program that will see cabin redesigns, upgraded on-board amenities and modernized bathrooms on numerous vessels to provide a more comfortable and immersive hotel barge cruising experience. According to Derek Banks, managing director for European Waterways, the company’s ongoing collaboration with Britain’s Marion Falchi Interiors, which specializes…

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Barge Cruises Celebrate 500 Years of French Renaissance in 2019

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European Waterways is inviting guests to celebrate “500 years of Renaissance Heritage” in France in 2019 with hotel barge cruises in the Loire Valley, a region that was at the epicenter of “one of the greatest artistic movements of European History.”  Exclusive departures on the company’s six-passenger Nymphea hotel barge, which cruises through the Loire Valley on the Cher River,…

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New Wine Cruises in Italy Aboard Hotel Barge at 10% Off

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Italy is a major exporter of wine, with aheritage dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times. It is the perfectsetting for European Waterways’ new wine appreciation cruises for 2019 on La Bella Vita, the20-passenger hotel barge that navigates the Venetian Lagoon and waterways ofthe Po Valley, a region that is home to some of Italy’s best wines. European Waterways…

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30% Off Black Friday Special on European Barge Cruises

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European Waterways announced a limited time Black Friday special of 30% off on select 6-night all-inclusive hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. The promotion represents savings of up $17,850 and charters as low as $24,150 during one of Europe’s most picturesque times of the year, when the countryside begins to burst into bloom. The savings are good on…

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European Waterways Offers 10% Off ‘Nature and Wildlife’ Hotel Barge Cruises

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European Waterways is helping travelers “get back to nature” for spring 2019 with 10% off cabins and charters on select hotel barge cruises that take guests through the “deep countryside” of Europe. Navigating the picturesque canals, the vessels meander through the less populated regions of the country, providing an ideal platform from which to view the rituals of spring, when…

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Golf Themed Cruises in Full Swing as France Prepares for Ryder Cup

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With interest in this year’s Ryder Cup at an all-time high, the biannual event is raising the profile of France as a golfing destination, says European Waterways. Scheduled for L’Albatros Course in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just 20 miles from Paris, the Ryder Cup pits the best of European golfers against top American players. It is being held in France for only the…

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Hunt for Truffles During the Festive Wine Harvest Season in France

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With the end of summer and changing color of the leaves comes a fairy tale time in the French annual calendar, the wine harvest season. It is a festive time of year across France, providing excellent opportunities for foodies and wine lovers alike to experience some of the country’s best cultural and gastronomic traditions. European Waterways’ guests have the chance…

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Site of England’s Royal Wedding Is on ‘Royal Cruise’ Route

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To coincide with the highly anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, European Waterways is launching a new and highly exclusive “Royal Cruise”, which navigates the River Thames aboard the 8-passenger Magna Carta hotel barge.  Created through a special arrangement between European Waterways and members of several historic households, the cruise gives guests the “royal treatment,”…

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