Travel Agents

Thank you for your interest in The Barge Connection and our small ship cruises. We happily work with Travel Agents, and all of our cruise vacations are commissionable to certified agents. We value your business and are here to assist in any way.

We believe that first-hand knowledge of a destination is paramount. We represent only quality oriented vacations and want to use our first hand expertise to assist you. The Barge Connection makes frequent trips to Europe with the sole purpose of visiting vessels and gaining insight on the boats and destinations we represent. We like to think of all the travel agents we work with as our partners. We want to work with you to ensure that your clients have a positive and enjoyable cruise vacation.

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Customer service is a core element of our company culture and is integrated into every aspect of our daily operations. The Barge Connection’s success and reputation lie in the quality and value of the products we offer and the vacation experiences we provide. We choose our products carefully and use suppliers who respect our agreements and have experience working with tourists and the leisure travel market. We have strict operational guidelines to guarantee all reservation elements are booked accurately.

Burgundy_CanalCompany Background
The Barge Connection is a travel service provider specializing in barge cruises, self-drive barges and riverboats. Founded in 1998 The Barge Connection is headquartered in Grass Valley, California, with its European barge partners based in the United States and Europe.


My clients just returned from their Athos barge cruise and they all had a fabulous time. They were full of praise for staff, food, wine, tours and accommodations. Thank you again, very much, for all that you did for them! I came away as a hero...but it's really you and The Barge Connection who are the heroes! Many thanks and I hope to be able to work with you again soon....such a pleasure.

All the best,
Patty Daniels
Aldine Travel, Inc

My 3 couples are home and they had a wonder time! The crew of the Saint Louis (very informative, accommodating, worked hard to make everything comfortable). You helped save the day, so, thank you! I've already put out recommendations for your company.

Shelby Feemster
Bon Voyage Travel