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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Default Cruising Along in Style...sigh...

I have to say, I never entertained the thought of a barge cruise, but yesterday, I watched a show on the Wealth Channel,and, I was drooling.

This was a working barge from the 1930's that had been retrofiitted in luxe style! A beautiful deck, with a hot tub, bistro tables,and comfy chaises. It was cruising down the canals in the south of France, stopping at the most charming towns, for leisurely shopping, and, sightseeing.

There was a cook on board,with a small staff, and, looked quite comfy. The Captain was very knowledgable about the history of the area, and, accompanied the guests around,with a commentary of the areas...he was quite the charming host.

Of course this must have cost an arm, and, a leg, but boy it looked like a nice adventure.

Has anyone ever sailed this way,or had the desire to? As an armchair traveler, I just loved sailing along.......

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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:07 PM
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That would definitely hit my hot button. I likey!

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Old November 28th, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Default Cruising along in Style . . . Sigh . . .

I have looked at these, but as you say, they cost an arm and a leg. Viking isn't too bad. Grand Circle does 'em, too,

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Old November 28th, 2010, 01:10 PM
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It would be fun but with my luck I would end up with "Captain Ron"

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