Barge Cruise vs River Cruise
What is the difference between Barge Cruising and River Cruising?
Which one is better suited for me?
Barging offers more of a personal, intimate and boutique experience compared to river cruising. Below are some of the main distinctions between a barge cruise and a river cruise.
|Duration||6 nights||7 - 21 nights|
|Waterways||Man made canals and some rivers||Rivers|
|Length of Cruise
||Approximately 50 miles||Typically several hundred miles and numerous countries|
|Guest Count||4 - 21 passengers||125 + passengers|
|Crew Count||2 - 6||50 +|
|Price||$3,500 - $7,900 per person||$3,000 + per person|
•With such a small passenger count, barge guests have the pleasure of meeting and interacting with everyone, including the crew. Within the first hour, the crew knows everyone on a first name basis, and will even know your signature drink by the end of the first night.
•Barges cruise at 4 miles per hour on the canals, where there are no currents. (You can actually walk faster than the barge cruises!) Guests visit a small area intimately and thoroughly.
•Compared to river cruising, barging focuses on more of a gourmet experience, especially with regards to food and wine.