Crew is the quintessence in taking the barge cruise experience from amazing to extraordinary. Attentive and amiable, barge crew are solely focused on their guests’ comfort and pleasure. Guests often disembark feeling as if they are saying goodbye to dear friends.
All hotel barges are crewed, with the majority of crew living close to the cruise route or onboard the vessel. Depending on a boat’s guest capacity and star rating, crew members on hotel barges number from three to seven. With such a small number of guests on barges, the high crew-to-guest ratio allows for levels of personalized service unheard of on larger boats. It is this type of boutique service and bespoke pampering that truly sets the barge cruise concept apart from its contemporaries.