At the Barge Connection we have been specializing in Small Ships, Riverboats and Barge Cruises since 1998. We are experts in our industry and are here to help you find the perfect cruise. We represent a select fleet of vessels that are designed for you to explore destinations up close and in style with accommodations for as few as 8 guests up to 350. Our vessels give you an intimate atmosphere aboard with fewer passengers, quality guides and fantastic places to explore. Come aboard with The Barge Connection and experience small ship cruising.
European river cruises is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe's castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages. Travel along the famous rivers and discover fascinating history and authentic experiences with comprehensive sightseeing plus your own exploration. Unpack, relax and enjoy an up close and personal vacation aboard a European River Cruise.
Welcome to a world of understated luxury, and uncommon beauty with our perfectly sized ships. Free yourself from crowds and experience cultures that are personal and authentic. Meet locals eager to share their homes, cuisines and cultures. It’s an unique way to experience other lands and see the world from a new perspective. Share intimate moments away from the crowds, and immerse yourself in local, exotic cultures, all on a ship where surprise and delight are constant companions.
European Cruise Lines
A cruise aboard a luxury AmaWaterways River Boat is a true delight. You will discover local culture on one of the included tours and excursions, then return to yoru luxurious river boat and cruise to the next amazing city or charming town. Included in the fare are excursions in every port of call, aboard dining, fine wines, beers and non alcoholic drinks, interent access, bicycles to explore on your own or join a group. A cruise aboard AmaWaterways is an exceptinal way to see Euorpe.
Viking is a leader in the River Cruise industry with the largest selection of Euorpean river boats available. Enjoy the expert guides that will show you the heart of each destination. Meander along the greatest rivers and waterways at an easy pace, but see a wonderful new destination each day. Optional daily excursions to historical landmarks with open door access only possible with Viking Cruises. At Viking the Swiss Trained and friendly crew are there to make your vacation and experience unforgettable.
Uniworld offers luxurious river cruising aboard their exquisitely appointed river boats. Their floating boutique hotels are meticulously designed with the signature touches including luxurious fabrics, decor and great attention to detail. If you want to cruise the rivers and see amazing destinations with the comforts of a luxurious hotel, then Uniglobe is the right choice. Each and every ship in our European fleet is rich in character and truly one of kind, with its own distinctive theme and color palette. Their boats are true work of art!
Each river cruise is handpicked for each destination with amazing excursions offered. You have the opportunity to go ashore for well designed sightseeing with expert guides or time at your leisure. The places you visit are off the beaten path along with must see sights. The prices are all inclusive as well dining ashore, to give a genuine taste of the regional cuisine. The dress and ambiance is comfortable and casual. You will experience an unhurried pace, great crew with an easy going atmosphere aboard.
American Cruise Lines
Well appointed paddlewheelers and steamboats that offer beautiful staterooms and suites, restaurants and spacious decks for watching the river sights go by. Cruise the well renowned waterways right here in the USA. River Cruises are a convenient and relaxed form of travel with all of the benefits of inclusive big ship ocean cruising, but with fewer passengers creating a more personalized, intimate vacation experience.
Modern and newly built small ships cruising along must see waterways in America. Cruise in comfort aboard our modern fleet of river boats and paddlewheelers. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service on every cruise. Newly built vessels with large staterooms, historians, musicians and naturalists create an unforgettable cruise vacation.
With UnCruise you will experience small ships with big adventures! Cruise in areas that big ships can't go with an intimate number of passengers per vessel. Uncover hidden treasures, meet locals and learn about the destination while having alot of fun. Change the way you see the world aboard one of our UnCruise Vessels.
Active exploration with amazing destination on an Alaskan Dream Cruise. Cruise with experts that are located in Alaska and specialize in Alaska. Their all-inclusive, small-ship cruise itineraries offer a mix of excursions in intriguing towns and Native villages and adventures in raw wilderness bays and glacial fjords. This approach to small ship cruising in Alaska offers travelers a comprehensive look at all the Inside Passage has to offer. Every Alaskan Dream Cruises experience is hand-picked for its value in immersing you in True Alaska.
A cruise aboard Linblad Expeditions is a true adventure! Extraordinary experiences designed with curious and adventure spirited people in mind. Explore places you have only read about, many that are normally inaccessible (Antarctica) or best accessed by a ship (Galápagos, Alaska, Baja’s Sea of Cortez, Costa Rica & Panama). Learn about the places you visit with knowledable guides and have personal encounters with the world’s wonders of the world aboard a small expeidtion ship. Amazing experiences, education and fun.
Windstar sailing ships bring a personalized approach to each destination with a relaxed and fun atmosphere aboard each vessel. Luxury cruising aboard a yacht sytle small ship with pampered and personalized service. A world that leaves crowds and commonplace behind to find unique ports of call. Aboard you will find a lovely spa, fitness center and everything you can think of for fun in the water, swimming, kayaking, sail boarding, water skiing and of course it's all complementary. A cruise aboard a Windstar sailing yacht is unforgettable vacation that is fun for all ages.
A cruise aboard Paul Gauguin is an exceptional experience exploring the wonders of Tahiti, South Pacific and Fiji. She is longest continually operating year round luxury small ship cruise company cruising these enchanting destinations. Life aboard a Paul Gauguin small ship offers the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the islands she calls upon, with a warm, friendly feel and informal setting. With a passenger capacity of only 332 this lovely vessel offers award winning Polynesian hospitality, exquisite attention to detail. A cruise aboard Paul Gauguin is a luxurious vacation experience you deserve.