Barging in Provence April 2019 | Craig Travel

Barging in Provence April 2019

Barging in Provence
Canal du Rhône
ms Anne-Marie
April 29, 2019 to May 12, 2019
14 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

Cruising by barge through the rivers and canals of southern France... Can there be a more relaxing holiday experience? Each morning will be spent cruising along the canals and waterways as we sail leisurely between Sète and Arles. The small and intimate environment of our private barge along with a dedicated crew provide the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Enjoy first-class French cuisine watching the gorgeous landscape pass by. After spending three wonderful nights in Barcelona, we transfer to Sète to embark on our chartered barge, specially designed for this leisurely adventure as we cruise along historic inland waterways. All of our excursions have been included; no need to worry about what to do or where to go. In fact virtually everything is included: sightseeing, meals, service charges, taxes, and all tipping, leaving you free to enjoy every minute of our canal cruise. Finally we end our journey with three nights in Lyon. Space on this cruise is extremely limited. Maximum group size will be 22. Singles are on request.  

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Alternate Departures

Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019
CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

This journey travels at a leisurely pace but some excursions and land arrangements may include considerable walking with some stairs and uneven surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Stairs on the barge will be steep and narrow. Members should be in good physical condition, able to climb stairs and to enjoy walking excursions to fully enjoy this cruise.  

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare between Canada and Europe
  • 3 nights first class hotel accommodation in Barcelona
  • 6 night cruise in a comfortable outside cabin on the ms Anne-Marie
  • 3 nights central hotel accommodation in Lyon
  • Transfers between airports, hotels and the ship
  • Baggage handling throughout
  • 29 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, L - 9 lunches, D - 8 dinners) plus plus lunch and dinner during the cruise include wine, beer, or soft drinks
  • Shore excursions included in each village visited
  • All beverages from the bar while cruising (premium drinks at extra cost)
  • Welcome Captain’s cocktail reception and festive farewell dinner onboard ms Anne-Marie
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • On board entertainment
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or cruise director
ms Anne-Marie


The ms Anne-Marie has just two decks and 11 compact and efficiently designed cabins, each is about 12 metres square (130 sq ft). All staterooms have a small window, TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), in-room safe, and en-suite bathroom with shower. Cabins are on the lower level, public rooms on the upper level.
A spacious lounge area with bar, dining room, and terrace can be found on the main deck. At the prow is a sun deck with parasols, lounge chairs and a hot tub. Bicycles are available for use by passengers. Air conditioning/central heating and Wi-Fi can be found throughout. Onboard are 5 dedicated crew members ready to take care of our needs.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single supplement

Rates are per person based on sharing an outside twin cabin. See Deck Plan for more information on available staterooms. Singles are extremely limited and on request. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded cabin with window and private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective February 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details. 

Pricing Details


Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $314 to $486 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $191 to $404 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018