Barging in Provence May 2022 | Craig Travel

Barging in Provence May 2022

Barging in Provence
Arles to Sète Plus Barcelona and Lyon
ms Anne-Marie
May 10, 2022 to May 23, 2022
14 Days
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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Barging in Provence.

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 while 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. 

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, with some over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare between Canada and Europe
  • 3 nights first class hotel accommodation in Barcelona, as noted or similar
  • 6 night cruise in a comfortable outside cabin on the ms Anne-Marie
  • 3 nights central hotel accommodation in Lyon, as noted or similar
  • 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 lunches and dinners 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 on board 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 escorts and / or cruise director
ms Anne-Marie


The ms Anne-Marie (built 2014) has three decks and 11 compact and efficiently designed cabins, each about 100 square feet. All staterooms have a window, flat screen TV, radio, telephone (internal calls only), safe, and compact bathroom with shower. Cabins are on the lower level, with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning/heating.
A spacious lounge area with bar, separate dining room, and open terrace (with tables, chairs with umbrellas and a hot tub) can be found on the main deck. The top deck is open with comfortable lounge chairs. Small bicycles are available for use by all guests. There are 5 dedicated staff ready to take care of our every need - captain, cruise director, chef and crew.


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

Cruise/Tour only price is based on joining at the hotel in Barcelona and leaving at the hotel in Lyon. Rates are per person based on sharing an outside twin cabin. 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.


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Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Pricing Details

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 March 2021 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

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 $348 to $451 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $197 to $395 pp plus applicable taxes. For trips in excess of $10,000pp please contact us for insurance premiums. 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 the enrollment form for general information and conditions.

Deposit Amount:
$1,500 per person
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, December 22, 2021