New! For 2021: Join Me On Crystal Bach
I enjoyed my time on Crystal Bach so much this past October that I am doing it again in the autumn of 2021.
This time, however, I am inviting you to join me.We’ll sail on Crystal Bach for 11 luxurious days, absorbing – and immersing ourselves in – what is arguably Europe’s most beautiful river, the Moselle.
As we meander up the Moselle, we’ll stop to explore Koblenz, Bernkastel, Trier and Cochem, with included excursions that range from visits to wineries, where owners will host us to wine tastings, to hikes (real ones), bike tours (as active as you want to be), golfing, historic tours – and much more. We’ll return home each day to our luxurious category S1 suites with Panoramic Balcony Windows that I am sure you’ll enjoy as much as I did during my time aboard in October.
We were on this cruise. If anything, Ralph was mild in his impressions. It was superlative, truly a magic experience. – Kitty
Our cruise embarks and disembarks, conveniently, in Amsterdam, with transfers included between the airport and Crystal Bach. We’ll also experience a bit of the Rhine as we make our way to and from the Moselle, calling in Dusseldorf and Koblenz, where the Moselle meets the Rhine, and on the return, Bonn and Arnhem, the latter being the historic World War II city in the Netherlands.
More than two dozen complimentary excursions are offered ranging from soft to extreme. As an avid cyclist, one of the highlights for me this past October was being able to ride with others on Crystal’s excellent fleet of bicycles. The experience was exhilarating as we pedaled through charming towns and gorgeous countryside, strewn in vineyards stitched up the Moselle’s beautiful landscapes.
Awesome pics and insights into the Moselle experience! Particularly in the Fall! I’m in! – Linda
Interested In Joining Me?
I’ve reserved 10 suites, one for me, and nine for couples who would enjoy exploring the Moselle – and spending 11 days on the beautiful Crystal Bach with me. You’ll get Crystal’s best protected fare for the Deck 3, S1 category Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony-Window, US$11,179 with taxes and port charges included. 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.
Barge With Me In April 2020
Three Trips From Which To Choose
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 a 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.
Enchanted April (2020): Three Barge Cruises In France
In April of 2020, I am offering three hosted barge cruises in France, two in Burgundy, and one in Alsace.
Cruise with me on one or on all three!
These trips are …
- Intimate, with only 22 guests on each trip
- Interesting, with included tours in some of France’s most beautiful cities and villages
How good are these trips? They are the only trips I host and for a reason: I love barge cruising.
Burgundy, April 2-8, 2020 with Singer/Songwriter David Wilcox
From Montbéliard to Besançon, cruise through lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery along the valley of the Doubs. Discover authentic cities and sites with a rich heritage and unique traditions such as Montbéliard, the Citadel of Besançon, the city of Baume-les-Dames or the Reposoir Chapel. See full itinerary here.
Burgundy, April 9 – 15, 2020
From Besançon to Dijon, this majestic cruise on the Rhône-Rhine canal will take you through authentic and traditional cities with different stories and hidden gems. You will visit the Saline Royale of Arc-et-Senans, Dole or the charming city of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, first river port of France home to the Musée de la Batellerie, recounting the history of navigation on inland waterways. See full itinerary here.
Alsace, April 17-23, 2020
From LaGarde to Strasbourg, embark on an authentic and traditional cruise in the heart of Alsace. You will cruise on the Marne-Rhine Canal where you will discover a colorful heritage and monuments that reflect its history through exciting tours. Explore the Hops Trail, the Haut Barr and Lutzelbourg castles or the Chagall trail and be astonished by the richness of this captivating cruise. See the full itinerary here.
- Prices are per person, double occupancy. Single traveler rates can be quoted upon requests.
- A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person guarantees your space.
- Please review the Waiver Agreement 2020 that you will be required to agree to and sign before boarding.