15% off June cruises

June 2022 barge cruise

June is a wonderful time in Champagne, summer has really arrived and there are beautiful flowers everywhere, in village displays, gardens and at the locks.  The long evenings are perfect for dining on the terrace at restaurants and all the summer fruits like strawberries and peaches are coming into season at the markets. And if […]

Special events 2022

If you aren’t tied to a particular travel date why not think about timing your cruise to coincide with a special event here in Champagne this summer? Joan of Arc Festival The last weekend of May, the city of Reims celebrates the French heroine who triumphantly entered the city at the head of Charles VII […]

6 types of travellers who’ll love a barge cruise

Having had the pleasure of getting to know the many guests who enjoyed cruising with us, I’ve identified six types of traveller who will love a barge cruise….maybe one of them describes you? River cruise fans Wine lovers Family groups or friends Travellers who love to get off the beaten track Foodies Escorted tour fans […]

5 bucket-list small ship cruises

A woman wearing a bikini on a hotel barge.

In recent years the headlines in the cruise sector have focused on mega-ships, carrying over 5000 passengers and with ever more fantastical amenities like rollercoasters, water slides and go-kart tracks. But there’s also been a quiet revolution going on with small ships offering a completely different experience. Traveling with dozens of people rather than hundreds […]