Australia's Leading Specialists in French Barge Cruises

Category: First Class

All of our barges offer the same exceptional standard of cuisine, wine, excursions and service – so no matter what category of barge you choose, you can rest assured you will be receiving the same outstanding cruise experience!

As a guideline, on a First Class category barge you may expect to find comfortable cabins ranging from 91 – 115 sq. feet, and relatively small, though very well designed and equipped bathrooms. Some First Class barges do not have a jacuzzi on deck and will have cosy salon and dining areas with attractive decoration. Our First Class barges are very charming and offer a delightful barge cruise holiday.

Charming Anjodi is a charming Dutch-designed barge full of character, made famous by “Rick Stein’s French Odyssey”, in which she was the star. Anjodi cruises the stunning Canal du Midi and includes the fairytale city of Carcassonne.

The beautiful Nivernais Canal offers a French canal cruise full of “off-the-beaten-track” experiences and a dreamy, relaxed environment that is a far cry from some of the busier canals. This charming region is full of renowned wine villages such as Chablis.

The Athos offers the best of Canal du Midi cruises and is the largest barge on the canal, offering 5 cabins for a maximum of 10 guests. Enjoy fascinating excursions, fresh seafood and southern wines for a true Mediterranean cruise experience.

A warm welcome awaits you aboard the beautiful “Emma” from Irish/French owners Liz and René Jacquot, for your idyllic cruise along the superb tree lined 16th Century Canal du Midi!

This cruise provides a wonderful opportunity to see the the beautiful canals, gondoliers, picturesque bridges, and pastel coloured houses of the Venice Lagoon, then explores the stunning medieval villages along the River Po.

Luciole is one of the oldest and most beautifully-run barges on the canal, with an exceptional and excellent value for money, especially for single travellers. We love the Nivernais Canal – a truly stunning, quiet corner of France!