There are river cruises, then there are barge cruises. The two are worlds apart, or at least waterways apart. River cruises take place on Europe’s major waterways on vessels that typically carry from 100 to 200 guests. By contrast, barge cruises operate on small canals (you could skip a stone across many of them) and typically carry no more than two dozen guests. To say that the experiences are similar would be quite a stretch. Sure, they both operate on water, but they are markedly different modes of transport. How so? In this post, we’ll take a look at 10 reasons to choose a barge cruise.
This coming October, I’ll be hosting a cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers on Crystal Debussy. This is the same itinerary that I cruised in October of 2019. That cruise proved to be so scenic and enjoyable that I wanted to share it with other avid cruisers.
The cruise embarks in Amsterdam on October 4 and returns to Amsterdam on October 14, 2021. During this time, the Moselle Valley is at the height of its harvest season, with wine festivals and celebrations complemented by the natural beauty of the area’s hilly vineyards and charming villages. In other words, it’s a beautiful time to be on what I consider to be Europe’s most beautiful river.
This cruise is currently sold out, but you can get on the wait list. Crystal has relaxed final payment for this cruise, due August 5 and with flexible cancellation options.
If you’d like to learn more – or if you’re ready to reserve space – please complete the form below, and we’ll start the dialogue.