Your precious client’s perfect barge cruise is our mutual reward! Working in conjunction with travel agents is one of the Barge Lady’s specialties.
In fact, two of The Barge Ladies used to be retail travel agents! With this insider’s knowledge, along with over 50 collective years as luxury barge brokers, the Barge Ladies understand and respect your expectations. The Barge Lady and her staff each travel to France and our other European cruise destinations regularly, making the rounds to visit, inspect, and cruise all the vessels in our fleet! As there is no substitute for being able to describe a barge or activity from firsthand experience, we know the barge owners and crew, enjoy the gourmet cuisine, sip the wines, experience the excursions, and sleep peacefully in the cabins. Accordingly, we are experts when it comes to all things regarding canal cruising, and invite you to benefit from our experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm for matching your clients to the perfect barge.
When contacting us either by phone or email, it is helpful to provide the number in the party, when they want to cruise, and the level of accommodation they require. From here we ask even more questions to best select the appropriate vessel. What are their interests — wine, cycling, cooking? What are their travel priorities – budget, cabin size, sightseeing? Using this insight, we curate our recommendations by crafting a detailed email with our top suggestions for your client’s perfect cruise. Because the Barge Ladies streamline the process, all you need to do is share our exact email with your clients. Using the links we provide to our comprehensive online brochures, both you and your client can then peruse dozens of colorful photos, gourmet menus, and exciting itineraries. Of course, once your client’s cruise is confirmed, our services and support continue to be available to you right up to the day the guests board.
We value the travel agent community, and appreciate these relationships, consistently staying in contact with our travel agent partners by providing creative proposals and expert advice. Many of you have booked with us again and again, and for that we are grateful. We cordially invite you to contact us, and look forward to working with you!