Abercrombie & Kent released details on its 2014 selection of Canal Barge Cruises in France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Britain and Ireland. The programs offer some of the most popular aspects of ocean cruising, such as never having to unpack and repack, while also offering the perspective of traveling across the countryside. According to Phil Otterson, president of Abercrombie & Kent USA, “What sets A&K apart is our ability to expand any journey to include some of the greatest cities of Europe, including Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest, led by an expert A&K local guide.”
Prices for six-night cruises begin at $2,990 and include accommodations, meals, guided sightseeing and entry fees. Gourmet meals include wine pairings using local wines and produce. Barges can be booked by cabin or the whole barge can be chartered for groups.