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Barge Relaunch

TV star Rosa rejoins the European Waterways hotel barge fleet

eTN Staff Writer  Feb 01, 2010

European Waterways is very pleased to announce the re-launch of the hotel barge "Rosa" in southwest France. Rosa is an old friend, having been part of the European Waterways fleet for a number of years, including when she was enjoyed by Celebrity Chef Rick Stein during the filming of the BBC TV series "French Odyssey."

European Waterways’ MD, Derek Banks, said: “Rick’s televised journey a few years ago was a great success. The picturesque area of Gascony between Agen and Toulouse will form part of Rosa’s new cruise route, and we are delighted that she is underway again.”

The new route from Agen to Montauban on the Canal des Deux Mers in Gascony features the best that Gascony has to offer, including private wine, Armagnac and foie gras tastings, delightful French countryside, and fascinating excursions.

After undergoing a complete refit to a high standard, Rosa will start cruising again in August, a perfect time to enjoy this picturesque region of France.

Rates for a cruise aboard Rosa are from €2,550 per person sharing a double cabin and €17,800 for an exclusive charter of the entire vessel for 8 passengers. This is all-inclusive (excl. travel).

For more details and prices, call +44 (0) 1784 482439 or visit .


Barging along the waterways and canals of Europe has become increasingly popular among travelers who are seeking an alternative to the fast-paced chaos of the typical land tour, in which they can visit many popular attractions in as short a time as possible. A European Waterways cruise represents the ultimate in comfort, with guests drifting gently through the picturesque countryside, pampered along the way by a highly-attentive crew. Every vessel features a master chef, a multilingual crew, comfortable accommodation, gourmet meals, a wide selection of fine wines, an open bar, and excursions to some of the countryside’s most cultural and historical sites.

TV star Rosa rejoins the European Waterways hotel barge fleet
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