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.......