European Waterways Welcomes Solo Travelers with Waiver of Single Supplement on Select 2023 Hotel Barge Spring Cruises

Hotel Barge L'Impressionniste -  European WaterwaysOnce considered a niche market, solo travel is quickly becoming an industry phenomenon that today accounts for more than 25 percent of travelers worldwide. But “going solo” doesn’t necessarily mean going it alone.

This is especially true on luxury hotel barge cruises with European Waterways, where solo travelers can often be found among the guests. Because European Waterways vessels hold a maximum of just 20 passengers, solo travelers are quickly made to feel “part of the family” by the like-minded passengers and friendly crew.

To welcome this “singular” segment of their clientele in 2023, European Waterways is waiving the single supplement on L’Impressionniste’s April 16, 2023 departure in Southern Burgundy and La Bella Vita’s April 16, 2023 departure in Italy.

This represents a savings of $2,200 on L’Impressionniste, where cabin prices start at $5,959 per person, and $1,800 on La Bella Vita, where prices start at $4,550 per person. The offer is valid when booked by November 30, 2022.

“Our cruises are ideal for solo travelers because the vessels’ small number of guests ensure they are never ‘lost in the crowd,’” noted Derek Banks, European Waterways’ managing director. “Within hours of boarding, they become an integral part of the social dynamics, with everyone delighting in wonderful conversations, sharing gourmet meals and fine wine around an elegantly set table and, in the days that follow, participating as a group in unique and often exclusive excursions.”

Life Well Lived

Accommodating up to 20 passengers, European Waterways’ La Bella Vita is the largest hotel barge in the company’s extensive fleet. Cruising between Venice and the Renaissance city of Mantua, it introduces guests to some of Italy’s most impressive architectural, social and historic landmarks. Guests can look forward to guided tours of palaces, museums and churches . They will dine with a Countess at the stately 17th century Villa Ca’Zen and enjoy private wine tastings at some of the best regional Domains. Guided excursions include a visit to Ferrara, Mantua and Chioggia, towns heavily influenced by the Renaissance, Roman, Etruscan, and Byzantine cultures.

First-Class Impression

Cruising through the lush green vineyards of Southern Burgundy, European Waterways’ 12-passenger L’Impressionniste offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. It is enhanced by a décor that includes teak flooring, soft lighting and leather sofas, with luxurious cabins named after famous Impressionist painters. A world-class destination for gastronomy and wine, Southern Burgundy is the perfect setting for private wine tastings, visits to towns such as Beaune, the region’s ‘wine capital’, and tours of markets like Dijon, home of the famed mustard. Guests will also enjoy a falconry display on the sprawling grounds of the historic castle of Château de Commarin, followed by the opportunity to meet its current resident, Count Bertrand de Vogue. Other excursions include a visit to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a medieval village set on a hilltop that is visible from the canal.

“On European Waterways hotel barges, there’s no such thing as a ‘singles table,’” said Banks. “Our guests participate as a group in all the onboard and outdoor activities, leading to shared experiences and wonderful memories.”

(European Waterways)