A new hotel barge, ‘Finesse', will be joining the European Waterways fleet from 2016. She will be an eight-passenger, ultra-deluxe, double-decker vessel, and will cruise the River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy.

Featuring some of the largest accommodation in the fleet, each air-conditioned, en-suite cabin can be set up as twin or double-bedded. The hotel barge will boast a spacious sun deck with an alfresco dining area and a relaxing spa pool. Staffed by a crew of five, she will feature a demonstration galley where guests can watch the on board master chef preparing the daily gourmet meals.

The cruise will cruise past scenic and historic sites such as the wine producing village of Santenay as well as including visits to the city of Dijon with its wonderful produce markets, mustard shops and cathedral, and the Château de Germolles, a 14th century palace that was once home to the Dukes of Burgundy.

Other cruise highlights include excursions to Beaune, including the Hôtel Dieu Hospice, a tour and tasting at Bouchard Père et Fils winery and lunch in its château orangery restaurant, and a visit to the riverside town of Paray-le-Monial, with its 12th century basilica. See the itinerary in full here.

We also have a special launch offer of 10% off cabin and full-boat charter prices for May and June 2016 departures if booked by August 31 2015.

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