Barging: European Waterways Launches 2010 Season With Deals and Discounts Up to $2,000

European Waterways has introduced an exciting lineup of all-inclusive hotel barge cruises that feature accommodations from four to 20 people, cruises throughout Europe, including France and Italy, and a chance to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It’s also offering travelers up to $2,000 off per cabin on select cruises through June, and $1,000 off per cabin on all departures for one of the newest members of its fleet, Enchanté. Rates are ppdo. All European Waterways’ luxury cruise vacations offer a minimum of 10-percent commission to travel agents.

European Waterways cruise passengers enjoy air-conditioned cabins, gourmet meals, vintage wines, an open bar and excursions to cultural and historical attractions—all while being pampered by a bilingual, English-speaking crew that includes a captain, a gourmet chef, hostess, and a tour guide. The fleet of elegantly appointed barges features 20 vessels cruising through nine countries, including France, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.

One of European Waterways’ newest vessels, the Enchanté, is the only eight-passenger, “double-decker” hotel barge on Southern France’s Canal du Midi, a UNESCO-rated, 300-year-old waterway. Cruise highlights include a tour of Carcassonne, the world’s most complete, fortified medieval city; a visit to the ancient Roman city of Narbonne and its colorful indoor market; and private tastings of Corbières wine at Chateau Ollieux Romanis. The unique, luxury hotel also cruises Provence as well as Camargue, located in the South of France. With a $1,000 discount per cabin for all 2010 departures, early reservations are recommended to secure space.

“European Waterways cruises are ideal for the individual travelers as well as groups, who can charter an entire vessel and enjoy even greater value,” said Derek Banks, CEO, European Waterways.

European Waterways, 800-394-8630,,

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