European Waterways Introduces New Burgundy Route


European Waterways reports that its new luxury hotel barge, Finesse, poised to launch its maiden season in May 2016, will be cruising a new route as part of the company’s continuing expansion of vessels and services.

An eight-passenger, deluxe double-decker vessel, the Finesse will cruise the River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy through vineyards and past historic towns and villages. Staffed by a crew of five, Finesse will feature a demonstration galley where guests can watch the onboard master chef preparing the daily gourmet meals.

Cabins will start at $6,290 per person, all-inclusive, based on double occupancy, with private charters from $43,200. To celebrate its launch, the company is offering an early booking special of 10% off per cabin and full boat charter for all May and June departures. The offer expires Aug. 31.

Featuring some of the largest accommodation in the fleet, each air conditioned, en suite cabin can be set up as twin or double-bedded. The hotel barge will boast a spacious sun deck with an alfresco dining area and a relaxing spa pool. The new cruise route will also present excellent opportunities for walking and cycling, with level towpaths and gently rolling countryside.