A Royal Wedding invitation

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the marriage of Harry & Meghan…
Come join the party!

Hire a comfortable or a deluxe-rated self-drive boat on the river Thames.
Our routes take you through the very heart of Windsor.

With easy access from London, this is the perfect vacation for 2018.
Choose from our range of boats to suit from 2 to 10 people.
But hurry, just 17 boats remain available as of today and we’re expecting numerous acceptances to this invitation!

 

 

 

 

Photo credits :
Map and route : Leboat
Windsor castle photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

 

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: 7 Days to save 30%!

It’s here!

An incredible 30% discount for three groups of lucky travelers.

In the spirit of Black Friday and making a luxury trip more accessible, we’re delighted to offer a 30% discount on a whole boat charter for up to 12 guests on three wonderful barges.
All you need to do, is choose which one appeals the most!

L’Impressionniste hotel barge

As well as the wine tasting excursions, L’Impressionniste offers a tour of Dijon and its sprawling market, a private gourmet lunch at the famed Château de Beaune, and a visit to Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevinan exclusive fraternity that awards a special prized label to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages every year.
Dates:  22nd to 28th April 2018

La Belle Epoque hotel barge

The deluxe La Belle Epoque hotel barge cruises the historic Burgundy Canal through some of the region’s most scenic countryside. Excursions include private tastings at several renowned Chablis vineyards, a visit to the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, the setting for the movie Chocolat, and a visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, (think cobbled streets and quaint, timbered architecture.)
Dates: 8th to 14th April 2018

Spirit of Scotland hotel barge: Sorry! Sold out…

 

The elegant Spirit of Scotland is the company’s newest fleet member and cruises the postcard- perfect Caledonian Canal in Scotland.  It features a traditionally decorated whisky bar and saloon and spacious dining area, ideal for cosy dinners against the breathtaking backdrop of the rugged Scottish highlands.
Cruise highlights include a private tasting and tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery and an excursion to Macbeth’s Cawdor Castle. The vessel cruises on numerous lochs that include Lochy, Oich, Dochfour and the renowned Loch Ness, where if you’re lucky, you might spot “Nessie”.
Dates: 15th to 21st April 2018; SOLD OUT

This is an all-inclusive, exclusive affair for food lovers, oenophiles, whisky enthusiasts or just those looking for the break of a lifetime, and a bargain to boot!

2018 prices include: Local transfers to and from the hotel barges, luxury accommodation, all meals and wines served on board, an extensively stocked open bar, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary.
In addition to this, our guests will have full use of barge facilities, such as top of the range bicycles, a deck side spa pool and the services of a six member crew that includes an English-speaking guide and an on-board Master Chef.

Bookings will be accepted on a first paid, first served basis so don’t delay!
Explore the barges by clicking on the links given above and be ready to confirm by deposit on 24th November.
For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Offer ends on 30th November.
So, call your friends now and contact us as early as possible.
You can call Emma on +33 614 250 200 or complete the form below for a prompt reply.

Tick-tock!

What better time than November to begin planning your self-drive cruise in Europe?

Browse our PDF brochures and our informative website, or simply ask our experts to help you find the perfect cruise.


In the time that it takes to make a hot chocolate and settle down in front of the fire, our experienced team can find you a range of cruises to choose.
It’s that simple and stress-free.

But hurry!  The early booking discounts are reducing rapidly now…
Don’t miss out, save from 5% to 25%  when booking by 31st November.

Whether you dream of an authentic barge,

a modern style cruiser,

or a deluxe air-conditioned top-rated boat,

we have something to suit everyone.

Call us on +33 614 250 200 or complete the form for a reply within 24 hours.
A bientôt!

 

There is nothing more musical than a sunset

Claude Debussy

Join the Clair de Lune in 2018 for a magical cruise along the Canal du Midi, to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets!  Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you’ll love the views.

Featuring three tastefully decorated ensuite junior cabins, a relaxing 32m² saloon with panoramic windows, cosy dining area for those candlelit dinners and a gorgeous sundeck complete with comfortable loungers, wooden dining furniture & hot-tub, the Clair de Lune is the perfect choice for your next charter.

Our watch words? Calm, rest & serenity.

Our carefully chosen range of excursions showcases the best of the South of France, including the Archbishop’s Palace at Narbonne, Pezenas, home to one of France’s most famous playwright, Moliere, and the jewel in the crown, the fortified city of Carcassonne.
We’ll also indulge in two private wine tastings including one in the Domaine de  Massamier la Mignarde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Canal du Midi is a popular destination and selling fast!
Don’t delay…Simply complete the form below for a prompt reply and save 10% on published rates!*
*Valid when paying deposit by 31st December 2017

Or call us on +33 614 250 200 to discuss your travel plans so that we can help you find the ideal cruise.

What’s new?

We’re busy preparing for the 2018 season and are sure it’s going to be a good one!
2018 promises to be an exciting year, with several new boats and a new, idyllic destination, Canada.
With our current early booking discounts of up to 25%, it’s certainly the best time to get on board.

But, we know that price isn’t everything.
Our customer service continues to bring us 5-star ratings and our guests continue to recommend us to their friends and family.

Here at Hotels Afloat, we go the extra mile.  This season we have booked a wheelchair for a client, and also a vet’s appointment for a client bringing his dog to France for a cruise!

Our aim is always to find the perfect cruise for you, and to make the whole search and booking process as simple as possible.  With over 40 years experience, and our in-depth knowledge of France, our home, we are happy to help in anyway that we can.

This year we’ve introduced a Chat facility on our site so that you can speak with us directly if emailing is not your thing!  Of course, we’re always happy to call you if you’d prefer to speak on the phone.

 

 

 

 

We’ve also created personalized online booking forms so that you can confirm your cruise with just a few clicks.
Coupled with our secure online payment facility, reserving your holiday with Hotels Afloat is now so simple and stress-free.

Thank you for checking in on our Cruise News.
We hope to see you aboard soon!

A bientôt,
Emma