“What IS a hotel barge and what can we expect from a hotel barge cruise”?

…Let’s be honest, barge-cruising is a pretty original concept and catch phrase! 

Allow us to answer the question:  What is hotel barging?

To help provide a well-rounded explanation to the “What is Barging?” question, we asked a couple of passengers to put together a kind of F&Q’s about what you sign up for when you book a week onboard hotel barge Athos.  They described their experience and their expectations, in addition to the logistical questions about how to get to Athos and how it works onboard etc.

From Passengers Who Cruised on Hotel Barge Athos

The outcome was an article telling “What to Expect on Hotel Barge Athos” when you book a week on a Canal du Midi luxury cruise with hotel barge Athos.  

The article written by Helen Hewetson and Jill Fost of the Travel Society gets into not only “What is Hotel Barging”, but how a barge cruise works.  It answers questions like “Who else will be onboard?” (in the event that you’ve booked on a mixed week as opposed to whole boat Charter with only your friends or family). “Can I get off the barge?”  “I have a special diet to follow – will this be possible”?…

Big thanks to Helen Hewetson and Jill Fost of the Travel Society for their frank and detailed version of what REALLY happens once you’ve joined the Athos party!


Photo credit to Helen Hewetson and Jill Fost for their “Glorious Evening Ride #AutumnCruising” pic…  Useful views and perfect image!