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Specializing in European Barge Vacations Since 1998

HB Comments

Parent Category: Hotel Barges
  • OCT_3013_trip_La_Bella_VitaHow did you enjoy your barge cruise? Immensely!  We both loved the staff, cuisine and wine, visiting the several cities and found companions very compatible.
  • How was the barge and accommodations? Excellent
  • Is there anything you really enjoyed (excursions, food, wine)? As above, we enjoyed all—very well prepared barge cruise.  Especially enjoyed the evening of music, great surprise and great entertainment
  • Is there anything that can be improved? More background on the region—history of Po Delta, how being developed and maintained now; we would have preferred to be picked up at Piazzale Roma but didn’t know that was an option.
  • How was the crew? Excellent
  • How did the Barge Connection do in booking your barge cruise? Excellent
clairdelune144_aWe had a wonderful time on the Clair de Lune. It was the perfect size boat for us and we loved its dark wood, its decor, and especially its crew. Eve and Natalie were great and Simon was an incredible chef. We ate way too much! Heidi and Diana also great-Diana really goes the extra mile to make sure everyone's happy and she spent extra time picking up Andrew when he arrived. The rooms were spacious, and Heidi always kept them clean. We enjoyed the excursions, especially Carcassonne and Narbonne. The olive oil coop was also special since we had never seen that before. We don't have plans now for another barge cruise but might try a different region in the future. My husband would like to do more biking if we do it again. Andrew's only recommend was to have a large map (or wall map) for us to see exactly where we were going each day as well as the surrounding areas. Thanks also to you for your prompt replies to all our questions as well as the effort in securing us lodging and arrival/pickup arrangements in Toulouse.
Ostrofe_Charter_Vision_4_Self_DriveHi Crystal...sitting in Atlanta airport on return home...after 40 locks...150 kilometers...great stops all the way up to Marseillete (Sabine & I took side trip to Carcassonne)... boat was great...people fantastic..food fantastic...the whole experience to be recommended... the 7 lock "staircase" just one of the surprise highlights..
Best...Allen & Sabine

Elisabeth_2012_-_New_RoutesMore happy passengers that cruised aboard the lovely Elisabeth this August 2013. Such a pretty barge and outstanding crew!!

This cruise was excellent.  We cannot say enough about the boat, the service or the staff.  Peter and Sheena were excellent.
A truly lovely experience.
Thank you.
Charles Simmons
Family_Charter_on_Impressionniste_Aug_4_2013Crystal, the trip was just splendid. The food, wine, cheese and quality of the crew was exceptional. Over the years we have taken our family to the Baltic, the Adriatic around to Rome, Europe generally, Asia generally and Russia.  No trip was more enjoyable than was our time on the Impressionisste. Carla and I travel now extensively in our respective businesses.  We seldom meet individuals as helpful as the crew of the Impressionisste and never have we had food that approaches that which we enjoyed on the trip. Thank you for your fine assistance.  You were very helpful.  We will certainly contact you for any future travel for which you may be able to assist. Best, Rod