NEW YORK – European Waterways has unveiled its biggest brochure to date, featuring 96 pages of experiential excursions, multi-generational cruises and theme charters.
To complement the brochure launch, the company has also launched a new, more colourful website that highlights its many cruise regions and extensive fleet of luxury hotel barges.
Making its debut in the brochure is the new Spirit of Scotland, a 12-passenger hotel barge that joins its sister vessel, Scottish Highlander, on the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands. It is the latest addition to the company’s fleet of 17 vessels cruising nine countries that include destinations in France, Italy, the Netherlands and the British Isles.
Also featured in the brochure are ‘Insider Experiences’, off-the-beaten-path excursions that include meet-and-greets with local people and authentic cultural offerings. These including cooking sessions with local chefs, wine tours and private dining at top vineyards. Guests can also enjoy fresh oysters and a private tour of an oyster farm, as well as learn how to make chocolate first-hand.
“European Waterways guests are savvy, knowledgeable travelers who want to do more than see the world from the boat deck,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “That’s why we might stop along the way to visit a friendly lock keeper’s home, for example, and join him in a hospitable glass of Pastis – an anise-flavored apéritif – or even play a game of boules (bocce) with him!”
In addition to a print copy, the new brochure can also be downloaded from the company’s website.