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About the French Waterways A

web of approximately 4800 miles of navigable rivers and canals crisscrosses France. For centuries, these inland waterways have provided a lifeline for communication and transportation. The French canal system had its rudimentary beginnings during the reign of Henri IV in the early 17th century. In the years that followed, it evolved into an efďŹ cient network linking the provinces with major trade

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centers. In their heyday, shallow draft canal barges plied these arteries, transporting everything from wine and grain to timber and pig iron. Early passenger vessels, les Coches d´Eau (water carriages), offered fashionable men and women an alternative to the discomforts of cross-country travel on primitive highways. Although today the commercial barges are mostly a passing breed, the French Navigation Authority continues to maintain its canals for their historic importance and scenic beauty. Our cruise routes have been carefully chosen to travel along some of the most charming and picturesque sections of the French country waterways.

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About Our Routes One of France’s ďŹ nest assets is the endless diversity of her landscape. Beyond her famous cities is a land of striking contrasts, from vast stretches of sloping vineyards to dramatic mountain peaks,

from forested hunting grounds to quaint villages nestled into lush farmlands. From this exceptional variety, we have selected our cruise regions, each one rich in history and culture.

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Exploring the inland waterways of France allows you to experience an intimate view

of a country noted for its charm and natural beauty.

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About the regions These two historic regions are linked by one of France’s most scenic waterways, which rises over the summit of the Vosges Mountains. The contrasts between these neighboring areas provide an interesting counterpoint to the cruise. Alsace is a storybook land of half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and storks nesting on chimney tops. Hospitality beckons from wine taverns where foie gras, tart flambé, and kugelhopf are specialties. Lorraine is a place of pink sandstone villages, rolling meadows, and mountain forests. It is the home of the savory tart, the quiche lorraine, and Marcel Proust’s favorite cake, the madeleine.

Alsace-Lorraine

In addition to being the home of the world’s most celebrated wine, Champagne’s location to the east of Paris has placed it at the center of momentous events. Visitors can discover a grand historical heritage, from the triumphant victories of Joan of Arc and Napoleon to the 20th century battles of the great World Wars. The extensive vineyards date to Roman times, but it was the discovery of effervescent wine in the 17th century that made Champagne recognized around the world as the symbol of celebration.

Champagne

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Situated in the heart of France, this tranquil region is interlaced by a network of over 600 miles of waterways. A truly timeless place, Burgundy has been at the crossroads of France since the prehistoric age, and each subsequent culture has left behind its distinctive imprint. The rich legacy of art, architecture, and commerce recalls an age when the Dukes of Burgundy were more powerful than the French kings. Today, Burgundy’s renowned vineyards produce some of the world’s most prized wines, and an abundance of superb ingredients makes it one of the great gastronomic centers.

Burgundy

Located just outside the Ile de France, this region serves as a gateway from Paris to the well-known château country to the southwest. Here, some of the earliest sections of the French canals, dating from 1604, are still in service. Christened the Garden of France because of its mild climate and pastoral countryside, the Upper Loire became the favorite playground of French kings. Architecture, landscape design, and natural beauty merged as many of the royal hunting lodges evolved into stately châteaux.

Upper Loire

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About Your Cruise Y

ou are greeted at our meeting point hotel by our guide. He will escort you via private motorcoach or high-speed train to the mooring where your luxury hotel barge awaits. Once aboard, you are welcomed by our cordial, English-speaking crew, and ushered to your comfortably appointed stateroom, complete with private bath. Spend the first evening becoming acquainted with your fellow passengers who, like you, seek to experience France in a special way. Each morning, your barge gets underway for the day’s cruise. As it navigates the frequent locks on the canal, it is easy to step directly ashore. You can lend a hand to a lockkeeper or admire a farmer’s garden as you stroll along the

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canalside tow-path. If you feel adventurous, take one of the barge’s bicycles to explore the quiet lanes and quaint villages nearby. Or, simply relax on the sundeck and watch the lovely French countryside slowly unfold before you. During the day, your Captain invites you to join him for an excursion via private motorcoach to a nearby point of special interest. Each itinerary has been selected to include a varied sampling of the region... romantic castles, historic towns, and renowned vineyards for wine tasting. At certain châteaux and estates, your tour will be conducted by the owner, whose family has been in residence for generations.

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Randelax enjoy a special corner of France at your own pace.

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n one evening, you will be welcomed by one of France’s most prestigious restaurants for an elegant dinner ashore. Your Captain will also arrange for you to enjoy special local events during your cruise, from farmers’ markets to the fireworks on Quatorze Juillet. As an option to the cruise, you may also choose the thrill of a hot air balloon flight. Since the same high level of quality and service can be found on each of our barges, you can select your cruise based on the itinerary you find most intriguing. Whatever your destination, you will discover a land of quiet beauty and gracious people, and gain a rare, insider’s perspective of provincial France.

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About Our Fleet Country Waterways is known and trusted Fforrench operating the finest fleet of luxury hotel barges cruising on France’s inland waterways. Our deluxe barges have been carefully designed and outfitted to provide unparalleled passenger comfort. Extensive annual refurbishments and meticulous maintenance ensure that each of our vessels meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Aboard you will find the gracious ambiance of a fine country inn. Warm wood panelling, handsome provincial furnishings and plush carpets combine in an atmosphere of informal elegance. You will be served by a friendly, bilingual staff who specialize in making your cruise the holiday of a lifetime. Each vessel is fully air-conditioned, with individual controls in every stateroom. You will be accommodated in charming quarters with private baths, full-sized beds, and generous storage for clothing and luggage. Our king, queen and twin suites are designed to provide ample space for two guests to share in comfort. Thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, extra pillows, and hair dryers are always included. Lounges are attractively furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, soft

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lighting, and libraries of books, games, and music. Complimentary bars are stocked with a wide selection of favorite spirits and liqueurs. Spacious sundecks provide built-in canopies or large umbrellas to give shelter from the sun. For guests who enjoy exploring on their own, each vessel carries her own bicycles. A deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach accompanies each barge, providing passengers complete comfort for daily sightseeing and escorted transfers.


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hile all of our vessels are operated to the same W high standards, each one has her own special character and charm.

Adrienne has been designed to offer the utmost in quality and comfort for twelve guests. With handcrafted French provincial style furnishings throughout, she offers six generously sized king or twin suites, sleek marble baths, and custom made cabinetry and armoires in rich maple. Adrienne is fitted with a spacious canopied deck with comfortable furniture made for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views. Horizon II is smartly outfitted for eight passengers, with cherry interiors, traditional furnishings, and antique brass accents. Accommodations include four king or twin suites, each with private bath. Her unique, split-level design makes her the ideal choice for any guest who must avoid full flights of stairs. Horizon II has an expansive sundeck affording panoramic views of the countryside.

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The elegant Nenuphar carries twelve passengers on two decks. On the main deck, the richly panelled salon, furnished in antique provincial style, adjoins a gracious dining room. Six deluxe king, queen or twin suites, each with private bath, dressing table, and excellent storage, occupy the lower level. An awning shades Nenuphar’s pleasant, flower-lined sundeck. True to her regal name, Princess offers the ultimate in luxury for eight guests. The beautifully appointed main deck is divided into a lovely salon, a book-lined library, and a formal dining room. All are handsomely furnished with custom seating and handcrafted cabinetry. On the lower deck are four superb king or twin suites, each with private bathrooms and double closets.


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Of France’s many arts, her superb cuisine is perhaps the most highly acclaimed.

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Elegant Dining Aboard owhere in the world is fine food approached with more reverence than in France. N Drawing upon this rich culinary heritage, French Country Waterways’ chefs skillfully blend classic cooking techniques with the current trend to lighter, healthier cuisine. The results of this synthesis of styles are fresh, creative dishes which are equal to any from the best kitchens in France. From our Continental breakfasts and buffet lunches, to our four-course, candlelit dinners, each meal is a celebration for the senses. Fresh breads and buttery croissants are brought on board each morning, still warm from the village bakery. Local farmers’ markets en route supply ingredients for colorful salads and savory tarts. Creamy, farm-produced cheeses, prime meats and fish, and garden-fresh fruits and vegetables provide inspiration for a medley of tempting menus. When you combine this creative cuisine and superb wine with the gracious service of our staff, you will find that dining on board is always an occasion to remember.

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Fine Wine & Cheese During your cruise, you will be offered more than two dozen different wines, representing many of France’s major wine growing districts. Our wines are chosen for consideration directly from the properties of the growers. Each January, our captains and directors conduct a comparative tasting from over two hundred, estate-bottled labels to select the new season’s list. More than half of the chosen wines will bear wellknown labels from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards, such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Meursault, and Chassagne-Montrachet. You will also be introduced to wonderful vintages from distinguished, familyowned properties whose limited production is rarely sold for export. Drawing from this rich and varied selection, each French Country Waterways cruise offers the perfect opportunity to sample, compare, and enjoy the noble wines of France.

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Fine DiningAshore Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

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In Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne and the Upper Loire, the most celebrated restaurant

near each cruise route has been selected as the setting for an elegant evening.

Les Cray`eres

Lameloise

Les Templiers

Le Cerf

The superb cuisine at each property is artfully prepared by some of France’s most acclaimed chefs. All have been awarded the coveted stars of the Guide Michelin. Passengers on Adrienne will enjoy refined Burgundian specialties at Lameloise in Chagny. Guests of the Horizon II will sample the culinary artistry at Les Templiers in Les BĂŠzards. Passengers on Nenuphar will dine on the inventive cuisine at Le Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu. On the Princess, guests cruising in Alsace will dine in traditional style at Le Cerf in Marlenheim. In Champagne, they will be dinner guests at the renowned Les Cray`eres in Reims. At each property, the chef will propose a special menu featuring the ďŹ nest choices from his kitchen. The sommelier will select appropriate wines from his extensive cellar to accompany each course. As a memento of this unforgettable evening, a handsome, autographed menu will be presented to each French Country Waterways guest.

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Burgundy Côte d’Or

Adrienne Length: 128 feet Air-Conditioned Crew: 6 Passengers: 12 Staterooms: 6 King Suites Twin upon request

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ruise near the heart of the famed Côte-d’ Or C wine growing region on the Canal de Bourgogne and the Canal du Centre. Dijon, the historic capital of Burgundy, and the beautiful wine town of Beaune provide interesting counterpoints to the pastoral countryside. Sunday From our meeting point hotel in Paris, our guide will accompany you on the high-speed train, the TGV, to Dijon. You will be met by private coach for the short drive to the Adrienne’s mooring. Welcome reception and dinner on board.

du Centre to the village of Remigny. After lunch, visit the 12th century Castle of Rochepot, perched in a fairytale setting overlooking a quaint village and the lush Morvan landscape. Enjoy a memorable dinner at the Michelinstarred restaurant, Lameloise, in Chagny.

Monday Morning cruise to Longecourt-en-Plaine. After lunch tour the Clos de Vougeot, a medieval abbey surrounded by 12th century vineyards. This is the headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, whose special label is awarded annually to the finest Cóte-d’Or vintages.

Friday After a scenic cruise to St.Léger-sur-Dheune, drive through the vineyards to Rully, where a prominent local vintner is your host for a private tour and tasting of his fine wines. Return to Adrienne for a gala Captain’s Dinner on board.

Tuesday Take an escorted walking tour of the historic center of Dijon, with the Ducal Palace, Musée des Beaux Arts, and elegant shops offering regional specialties. Return to Adrienne for a leisurely afternoon cruise to St. Jean-de-Losne.

Saturday After breakfast, our guide escorts you via the TGV back to our return point hotel in Paris. Please note that alternate cruise weeks will be in the reverse direction.

Wednesday Drive to Beaune, a charming town still protected by its original walls. Tour the famous Hospice de Beaune, a magnificent example of Flemish Gothic architecture, built in 1443. Browse along cobbled streets or sample local vintages in vaults built into the old fortifications. Cruise to the overnight mooring in Fragnes. Thursday Morning cruise on the Canal

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Upper Loire Valley ituated at the gateway to the royal châteaux, S this picturesque region offers a treasury of medieval towns, churches, castles, and gardens. A system of four canals, dating back from 1604, links Paris to the fertile basin of the Loire River. Sunday From our meeting point hotel in Paris, you are escorted via private motorcoach to Horizon II’s mooring in Chatillon-sur-Loire. Welcome reception and dinner on board. Monday Morning cruise across the Briare aqueduct, designed by Gustave Eiffel, to the village of Ouzouer-surTrezee. In the afternoon, drive to Sancerre, where you will sample the earthy, full-bodied vintages of this charming Loire wine town.

center for French faience since the early 19th century. Learn how this prized earthenware is produced during a private tour of the faience factory. Dinner ashore at the elegant Michelin-starred restaurant, Auberge des Templiers in Les Bézards.

Friday Morning cruise to the final mooring in Montargis, with a walking tour of the town center. Known as “Little Venice”, Montargis is a charming medieval town with as many waterways Tuesday Morning cruise on the Canal de as roads. Enjoy a praline tasting at Briare to the evening mooring in historic world-renowned, Mazet de Montargis. Return to Horizon II for the Captain’s Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses. After lunch, visit the village and château of St. Fargeau. Farewell Dinner on board. Tour the 15th century château, once home Saturday After breakfast, you are escorted to Anne-Marie-Louise d’Orléans, cousin via private motorcoach, to our return point of Louis XIV. hotel in Paris. Please note that alternate cruise weeks will be Wednesday After breakfast, depart Horizon II for a day trip to the magnificent in the reverse direction. 16th century Château de Chambord, the largest of the Loire Valley châteaux. Commissioned in 1518 by Francois I, the château has been central to French politics and culture from 1537 to the end of the monarchy in 1791. Enjoy lunch overlooking the property at a local restaurant. Thursday Morning cruise on the winding canal to Montbouy. After lunch, visit Gien, a world renowned

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Horizon II Length: 128 Feet Air-Conditioned Crew: 6 Passengers: 8 Staterooms: 4 King Suites Twin upon request

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Central Burgundy

Nenuphar Length: 128 feet Air-Conditioned Crew: 6 Passengers: 12 Staterooms: 3 King Suites / 3 Queen Suites Twin upon request

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ruising the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne, C Nenuphar passes through a region rich in history, commerce, art, and religion. Centuries of diverse cultures have left their distinct imprints on this peaceful, gently rolling landscape. Sunday From our meeting point hotel in Paris, you are escorted via private motorcoach to Tanlay where Nenuphar is moored. Welcome reception and dinner on board. Monday Cruise on the Burgundy Canal to the village of Lézinnes. Afternoon drive to the vineyards of Chablis, where you will sample several vintages of these famous wines at the property of a private grower. Although widely imitated around the world, only the wines produced in this region can truly be labeled Chablis. Tuesday Morning visit to the medieval port of Auxerre. Join the Nenuphar’s guide for a walking tour of the St. Etienne Cathedral and the historic quarter where the cobblestone streets fan out from a Renaissance clock tower. Return to Nenuphar for the afternoon cruise to Ancy-le-Franc.

founded by the 18th century naturalist, Georges-Louis de Buffon. After the tour, you will be greeted by the present owner who will be your host for a glass of wine in her home. Afternoon cruise to Montbard. Dinner ashore at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Relais Bernard Loiseau, in Saulieu. Friday Visit the splendid Abbaye de Fontenay, founded in 1118 by St. Bernard. This meticulously preserved site is a rare example of the distinctive architecture and industry typical of the early Cistercian orders. Cruise to the town of Venarey-les-Laumes. Festive Captain’s Dinner on board. Saturday After breakfast, you are escorted via private motorcoach to our return point hotel in Paris. Please note that alternate cruise weeks will be in the reverse direction.

Wednesday Morning visit to the 16th century château of Ancy-le-Franc, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Burgundy. The interiors are furnished with a number of original period pieces. Late morning drive to Noyers, named one of the most beautiful villages in France, for a walking tour of the town center. Scenic afternoon cruise to Raviéres. Thursday Tour the Forges de Buffon,

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Alsace-Lorraine

Offered July 7 - November 2

half-timbered wine villages of Alsace Tmeethethestorybook, rich forests and pastures of the Lorraine Plain on this cruise through two scenic regions. Sunday You are escorted from our meeting point hotel in Strasbourg to the Princess’s mooring in Nancy. Welcome reception and dinner on board. Monday Morning cruise on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin. Afternoon walking tour of Nancy, starting at the Place Stanislas, one of the grandest squares in France. Visit the Musée Historic, a museum dedicated to the rich history and culture of Lorraine. Evening mooring in Xures. Tuesday Morning visit to the village of Lunéville and the 18th century Chateau de Lunéville with its magnificent gardens. Designed as a modest replica of Versailles, the chateau was a favorite residence of the Duke of Lorraine and the deposed King Stanislas, of Poland. Afternoon cruise to Xouaxange. Wednesday Morning visit of Sarrebourg to visit the 13th century Chapel of the Cordeliers, illuminated by a stunning stained glass window designed by Marc Chagall. Return to Princess for an afternoon cruise to Lutzelbourg, which includes the Incline Plane, an engineering marvel which allows the vessel to slide down the hillside into the valley below. Thursday After a morning cruise to the charming village of Saverne, drive to the historic city of Strasbourg. Tour the magnificent 12th century Cathedral, built of pink Vosges sandstone.

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Explore Petite France, the picturesque old quarter of small canals and halftimbered houses. Gourmet dinner ashore at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cerf, in Marlenheim. Friday Drive to the wine village of Traenheim. Sample crisp, fruity varietals as you tour the cellars of a prominent vintner. Return to Princess for a cruise to the final mooring in Hochfelden. Festive Captain’s Dinner on board. Saturday After breakfast, you are escorted via private transfer to our return point hotel in Strasbourg. Please note that alternate cruise weeks will be in the reverse direction.


Princess

Length: 128 feet Air-Conditioned Crew: 6 Passengers: 8 Staterooms: 2 Grand King Suites 2 King Suites Twin upon request

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Champagne

Offered March 31 - June 29

Princess

Length: 128 feet Air-Conditioned Crew: 6 Passengers: 8 Staterooms: 2 Grand King Suites 2 King Suites Twin upon request

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he region that produces the world’s most celebrated T wine has also witnessed history-shaping events, from the triumphs of Joan of Arc to the great World Wars. Sunday You are escorted via private transfer from our meeting point hotel in Paris to Princess’s mooring in Maizy. Welcome reception and dinner on board. Monday Scenic morning cruise on the Canal de l’Aisne à la Marne to Courcy. After lunch, visit the ancient, hilltop town of Laon. The 13th century ramparts surround the old center, and handsome 15th to 18th century houses line the winding streets. A fine Romanesque cathedral dates from 1160.

Friday Morning cruise past vine covered slopes along the winding Marne River. From historic Château-Thierry, drive to the American Cemetery and World War I battlefields at Belleau Wood. Festive Captain’s Dinner on board. Saturday After breakfast, you are escorted via private motorcoach to our return point hotel in Paris. Please note that alternate cruise weeks will be in the reverse direction.

Tuesday Morning cruise to Sillery. Afternoon drive to Reims, the coronation site of French kings. Guided tour of the majestic Gothic Cathedral, where brilliant stained glass windows by Marc Chagall adorn one of the chapels. Dinner ashore at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Cray`eres. Wednesday Morning visit to the champagne village of Ludes, for a private tour and tasting at the House of PloyezJacquemart. This small, family owned champagne house is dedicated to preserving the special methods necessary to create extraordinary champagne. Return to Princess for a cruise to Conde-sur-Marne. Thursday After a morning cruise, drive to Epernay, the capital of Champagne. Tour the vast cellars of Moët & Chandon, followed by a champagne tasting on the property. Afternoon cruise to the village of Cumieres.

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For Your Information Joining Instructions All cruises begin on Sunday and end on the following Saturday. It is strongly recommended that guests arrive in France at least one day prior to the cruise, and depart no earlier than the day after the cruise is completed. Guests are met at and returned to our designated meeting and return point hotels. Specific instructions will be provided at the time of booking. Clothing Casual sportswear and comfortable shoes are best for daytime activities. Passengers often change for dinner, but coats and ties for men and dressier garments for women are usually reserved for dinner ashore and Captain’s Dinner at the end of the cruise. Dietary Requirements On board, the galleys are not equipped to accommodate restricted diets such as salt-free or Kosher, but consideration will be made whenever possible for simple food allergies. Electricity Our vessels are equipped with both, the standard 220 volt and 110 volt power outlets. However, we recommend bringing your own 110 volt AC converters and adapters for use before or after your cruise. All staterooms are equipped with hair dryers. French Language On board the barges, all our crew members are Englishspeaking, so no knowledge of the French language is necessary.

Bar Policy Complimentary bars are stocked with a wide assortment of spirits, wines, beers, and soft drinks. Special requests, such as rare vintages, can be ordered prior to the cruise, and will be charged at cost. Climate You can expect temperatures ranging from the mid-fifties in early April, gradually warming to the eighties in July and August, and returning to the ďŹ fties by November. Since all our vessels are heated and air-conditioned, cruising is comfortable during any season. Gratuities The service charge typical throughout France is neither included nor added to the cost of your cruise. If, however, the service has been to your satisfaction, your gratuities will be appreciated. Five to ten percent of the cruise cost per passenger is the average. Luggage Because storage space in the staterooms is adequate but limited, luggage should be kept to a minimum. Guests of our meeting point hotels can arrange with the Concierge Desk to leave extra luggage in the storage area of the hotel. Guests of other hotels must make alternate arrangements. Cruise Options Special room rates are available at our meeting point hotels. Information and rates will be provided upon request.

Photo Credits: Lans Bouthillier, Glenn Carr, John LaBusier, Ed Nute, Joanne Padbury, Jim Raycroft, Bourgogne Tourisme, James Tyng, Anne-Laurence Wuppermann

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Design: Lans Bouthillier Design, Duxbury, MA USA

Terms and Conditions Cruise Includes Accommodations for 6 nights with private stateroom and bath; all meals, with estate-bottled wines at lunch and dinner; alcoholic beverages; operating expenses of the barge with full services of the Captain and crew; all side tours and excursions; full use of facilities, including bicycles, games, and library; transfers to and from the barge and designated meeting and return points. Cruise Does Not Include Air transportation and airport taxes; items of personal nature such as gratuities for crew, health and accident insurance, passport, laundry, and purchases. Cruise Rates Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. A single supplement is added for a guest occupying a stateroom alone. Cruise rates are guaranteed in US dollars upon receipt of the initial cruise deposit. Payment Schedule A cruise deposit of $1,000 per person, together with a completed, signed Booking Form, is required within two weeks of a telephone reservation to secure individual confirmations. Full payment of the balance is required at least 60 days prior to the cruise departure date. Cruise documents and final confirmation of arrangements will be forwarded approximately 30 days prior to departure. A payment schedule for charter reservations will be provided on request. Cancellation Policy Deposits will be refunded for individual reservations if cancelled 120 days or more prior to departure. Deposits will be refunded for charter reservations if cancelled 180 days or more prior to departure. If an individual reservation is cancelled less than 120 days (180 days for a charter) prior to departure, both the deposit(s) and final payment will be refundable only if, and at the rate, the cancelled accommodation is resold. All cancellation requests must be made in writing, and notice must be received by French Country Waterways, Ltd. to determine the effective date of cancellation. No refunds will be made for partial cruises. All refunds are subject to a handling fee of $100 per person. Cruise Route Changes Unexpected circumstances, such as weather, or the yearly maintenance schedule of the Canal Authority, may necessitate modifications to our cruise routes. Such changes are rare, and will not alter the quality and pleasure of your cruise. Holiday Insurance We strongly recommend that you consider trip cancellation insurance as a means to prevent hardship and to recover charges in the event of an unexpected cancellation. This coverage is available through your insurance company, airline, or travel agent. Smoking Policy To ensure the safety and comfort of all of our guests, smoking is not permitted within the interior spaces of our vessels. Age Limit Because our cruises are designed to ensure a relaxed atmosphere, we ask that guests be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions will be made for groups or families who desire to charter an entire barge for a cruise segment.

Responsibility French Country Waterways, Ltd. and/or its agents act only as agents for cruise participants in regard to transportation, accommodations, and other services provided to cruise participants. By making this booking application and/or accepting the booking confirmation and tickets, each cruise participant (including any person designated in any booking, whether named or not) agrees that none of French Country Waterways, Ltd., the common carriers or providers of transportation or other services by contract or otherwise, with, through, or for French Country Waterways, Ltd. (collectively, the “Contractors”), or their respective agents shall be or become liable in any way for any injury or damage to or in respect of person or property in connection with (i) any transportation, accommodation or other services; (ii) any loss caused by any act or omission of any employee, servant or agent of any of them providing goods or services to any cruise participant; and (iii) any additional expenses or other damages sustained by any cruise participant as a result of the foregoing causes. Each of French Country Waterways, Ltd. and each of the Contractors reserves the right to cancel any cruise or portion thereof at any time, on refund of the appropriate amount paid by any cruise participant, and to change any cruise route due to circumstances beyond its or their reasonable control without any liability to any cruise participant. Release Each cruise participant (including any person designated in any booking, whether named or not) declares that he is of good general health. Each such cruise participant, in consideration of French Country Waterways, Ltd. or its agent booking him on a cruise and the common carriers or providers of transportation or other services by contract or otherwise, with, through, or for French Country Waterways, Ltd. (collectively, the “Contractors”) or their agents accepting him on that cruise, on behalf of himself and his heirs, legal representatives, executors and assigns, hereby releases French Country Waterways, Ltd., the Contractors, and their respective agents from, and agrees to indemnify and hold each of them harmless against, any and all liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees and costs of litigation) which they may jointly or severally incur to such participant, his heirs, legal representatives and assigns, in respect of any claim, suit or cause of action on account of any injury or damage to or in respect of person or property alleged to have been sustained by him, directly or indirectly, as a result of his participation in the cruise, including without limitation any such injury or damage in connection with (i) any transportation, accommodation or other services; (ii) any loss caused by any act or omission of any employee, servant or agent of any of them providing goods or services to any cruise participant; and (iii) any additional expenses or other damages sustained by any cruise participant as a result of the foregoing causes.

P.O. Box 2195, Duxbury, MA 02331 U.S.A. 800-222-1236 Within MA 781-934-2454 FAX 781-934-9048 www.fcwl.com


2013 Cruise Schedules and Rates CRUISE RATES Rates per person / Double Occupancy

adrienne

HORIZON II

NENUPHAR

princess

U.S. $6,295

U.S. $6,495

U.S. $6,295 U.S. $6,095

U.S. $6,695 U.S. $6,495

U.S. $1,595

U.S. $1,595

U.S. $1,795

Single Supplement

U.S. $1,595

Charter Rates available upon request.

DEPARTURE DATES * For Shoulder Season departure dates, deduct U.S. $1,000. ** For Value Season departure dates, deduct U.S. $500.

Each vessel departs every Sunday, April through October. july S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 ** 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ** 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ** 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ** 28 29 30 31

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