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  • We Share Your Passion.

    River & Canal Cruises in Europe

  • The Frontiers portfolio of luxury and boutique barges in Europe reveals a superb cross section of routes, levels of luxury and budgets. Our 32 years of experience positions us as the most qualified company to represent deluxe barges. Why? We have no ownership or fee-based bias toward any barge; some brokers do, and want guests to book only their barges. Frontiers recommendations are 100% objective and based solely on our guests interests, preferences and availability. Our staff visit these barges at least annually; often more frequently. We sleep, shower, and dine onboard, and we ride in the barge vehiclesall for our travelers benefit.

    Benefits of Booking with Frontiers With our excellent knowledge of Europes canals and rivers, we are uniquely positioned to describe the experience on a luxury 12-passenger barge cruising the Rhone River through Provence versus taking a quality, brand new 160-passenger Rhone River ship. We can compare the details of these two trips with our travelers expectations so they can make their best decision.

    Frontiers as a company has 46 years of experience coordinating international travel; we work as a team with our clients to design their trips and plan all arrangements. We have a designated air department offering attractive contract fares and schedules. In addition to forging long-standing, close relationships with many small hotels in Europe, Frontiers is a member of Virtuoso, a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Belmond Bellini Club member, and a member of the Dorchester Collections elite Diamond Club. These affiliations provide added value and extra amenities

    Review our hand-picked selection of luxury and boutique barges for exclusive canal cruising in Europe

  • to hotel room rates such as receiving full American breakfast at no additional charge, plus food and beverage credits. Enjoy one-stop shopping by calling Frontiers, and receive a quality travel experience from the initial planning process to your return home.

    What is a Canal Barge Cruise? Welikenaweekonacharteredcanalbargetohaving

    your own floating house party in a private villa with chef and chauffeur. Cruising no more than 75 miles in a six-night cruise, guests unpack once and each day explore a beautiful corner of Europe in depth.

    Daysarespentlearninglocalhistory,tastingregionaltreats and becoming enlightened by classic European culture while traveling through French, Irish, Scottish, German, Dutch, English or Belgian countryside.

    Ourbargesareneverlargerthan12-passenger,6-cabin vessels, and several on the historic Canal du Midi (one of Frances oldest inland waterways) carry only 4 passengers.

    DailyexcursionswiththebargesEnglish-speakingdriver-guide are included, and cycling and walking on the towpath is often a possibility. If you have chartered the barge for your own exclusive use (the quintessential and preferred experience), you may request alternative activities with a preferred

    emphasis-such as antique shopping, additional wine tastings or picnic lunches.

    Inshort,expectauthenticexperienceswithlocalsand private entre experiences, deliciously fresh and healthy (and occasionally decadent) cuisine, attentive service and active options.

    Call the experts at Frontiers to learn more about whats new (the Hemingway, the Finesse, and the Rendezvous), and what remains tried and true in the world of European Canal Barge Cruising.

    Review our hand-picked selection of luxury and boutique barges for exclusive canal cruising in Europe


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  • Demand for European river cruising has exploded! The incredible popularity of the 110-190 passenger river cruises which ply the historic freeways past the Old World Capitals of the European continent remains a cruise phenomenon. Popular choices include the Danube, the Rhine, the Rhone, and the Seine which afford opportunities to see palaces, abbeys and castles perched upon hilltops. Glide past some of mankinds most splendid architectural achievements after unpacking just once. Its not surprising that many of the motor coach tour companies from the 70s and 80s now own and operate their own fleet of ships.

    But how to choose? Viking, Emerald, Avalon, AmaWaterways, Scenic, Amadeus, Uniworld and Tauckthe list does not seem to end. Ask the professionals at Frontiers to compare your needs and preferences with the specific features offered by the large selection of options.

    Latest Trends: In 2017 one of the most beautiful, ultra-deluxe, new river cruise ships will be re-deployed to the Danube. Should you postpone your trip to cruise on that vessel? Also in 2017, one popular line will be granted access to cruise right into the heart of Paris for a splendid evening cruise past the illuminated monuments in the City of Light. Should you be sure your cruise has this advantage?

    Cost: Let us guide you to the right ship from the start. We know which cruise lines offer truly all-inclusive products so that youre not charged additionally for excursions, cocktails or gratuities.

    Accommodations: We can match preferences and requirements to the right cabin on the right ship.

    Example: One cruise line has designed a revolutionary way for cabins on the lower deck to have a marvelous feeling of space and light by adding a duplex level with an elevated ceiling of glass.

    Activities: Relationships are constantly evolving and we have our finger on the pulse.

    Example: Highly regarded cycling tour company Backroads, and family tour king Adventures by Disney, have both teamed up with one of our favorite river cruise companies to offer dedicated cruise itineraries for like-minded travelers to have an enhanced experience.

    Let the Frontiers team of experts and our 32-year track record of making recommendations and traveling to Europes rivers and canals add the perfect touch to your own cruise. We stand ready to assist, and are available to help you plan your memorable holiday travel experience. n

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    EUROPEAN OFFICEKennet Cottage, KempsfordGloucestershire, GL7 4EQ, EnglandTel +44 (0)845 299 6212Fax +44 (0)1285 700 322Email [email protected] www.frontierstrvl.co.uk

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