Wednesday 15 October 2014

European Waterways’ luxury hotel barge cruising brochure now available for 2015 season

unnamed (16)European Waterways, the largest luxury hotel barge cruising company in Europe, announced that its 2015 brochure is now available and being mailed out to its many partner agents.

Printed on quality stock and featuring a wide array of colourful images, the brochure highlights all of the countries the company’s 18 vessels cruise throughout France, Italy, Holland and the British Isles.

Enlarged to 62 pages, the brochure includes maps of the cruising routes and daily itineraries, as well as a new feature – explaining how hotel barging is so different from other forms of cruising with its more intimate atmosphere that is perfect for discerning independent travellers and small groups.  It also comes with an informative new DVD of professionally produced videos highlighting many of the hotel barge cruises that European Waterways has to offer.

The publication contains information on the company’s unique, themed cruises, such as its new for 2015 World War One Commemorative cruises aboard La Belle Epoque along waterways which pass through the battlefields of Flanders and the Somme. Off-the-beaten-track cruises are also detailed, which include visits such as to the Aalsmeer flower auction in Holland, Peter Freebody’s traditional boat-building workshop on the River Thames and the Troglodyte cave dwellings in the Loire Valley.

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European Waterways’ Managing Director, Derek Banks, says for travel agents looking to book their clients on one of these unique and memorable cruises, the new brochure effectively conveysthe serenity and beauty of the charming canals, villages and regional cultural attractions found along the company’s many routes.

“We’re very proud of the 2015 brochure. It provides travel agents with a detailed look into the unique and intimate qualities of hotel barging that differentiate it from larger vessel river cruising on Europe’s main arteries,” said Banks. “For nearly 40 years, we have offered the kind of unique, experiential travel that has now become immensely popular. In this brochure, we have gone into more detail about the whole ‘hotel barging experience’ that offers our passengers, whether they are enthusiasts for wine, history or art, the chance to find themselves immersed in the culture, cuisine and less-visited attractions of each cruise region.  We also emphasize that our cruises are perfect for people of all ages, with multi-generational family groups who like to have a hotel barge to themselves becoming one of our fastest-growing customer bases.”

European Waterways offers travel agents a minimum of 10% commission on all bookings. For a copy of the new brochure and for more details on all of European Waterways’ prices, special offers and itineraries, visit  or contact

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