River Cruises with Le Boat

Nov 11 2016

10 things to expect on a River Cruise with Le boat    

A river cruise with Le Boat lets you take your cruise holiday into your own hands, literally. You can choose from a variety of destinations across Europe while taking charge of your own boat and cruising at your own pace.

  1. You’ll be the captain of your own boat

When you decide to choose a Le Boat cruise for your next holiday, you will be in for a real adventure. As the captain of your own boat, you will be able to set the pace of your cruise, stop when and where you want to. Don’t worry, the boats are easily navigable and a pleasure to use.

 

  1. Your boat handling demo

Before you set off on your trip through Europe’s waterways, you will be given a full boat and handling briefing by Le Boat’s qualified staff. This briefing will be more than enough to equip you with the knowledge you need to cruise comfortably. If there are any issues along the way, you also have technical staff standing by to assist you.

 

  1. All hands on deck

A Le Boat cruise holiday, far from being a lot of work, will get everyone involved in docking, mooring, prepping food, and doing their part. This is all part of the fun and adventure of taking a boat cruise. Everyone is involved, and plays their part to make the holiday extra special.

 

  1. Stop your boat when and where you want to

The beauty of a Le Boat cruise is that you decide what you do and when you do it. If something catches your eye, stop your boat and check it out, or if you see a gorgeous field of lavender, pull the boat over and set off for a picnic. Perhaps you decide to moor in a scenic little bay for the night, the choice is yours.

 

  1. Explore the countryside beyond the waterways

Moor the boat for the day in a little village and take your bikes for a ride to see what you can find. You may come across castles, cathedrals, markets, quaint corner café’s and more. A Le Boat cruise is the perfect way to explore not only the countryside, but the many cultural and historic attractions of Europe as well.

 

  1. Discover local delicacies

Stock up your fridge with delicacies bought from the local markets. Things like local wine, cheese, meats and more will go perfectly with the golden sun setting over a green field, and shimmering off the waterways. With so many places to stop and visit, you are sure to find delicious treats and exciting new food around every corner.

 

  1. Magic moments with family and friends

A boat cruise is the most intimate way to travel. With just your group on the boat, and everyone experiencing this new and exciting holiday together, you are sure to make everlasting memories. Spend some time fishing off the boat, riding bikes in the countryside, or dining on the deck with good company, great food and wonderful company.

 

  1. Activities for the whole family

What could be better than a boat cruise as a family holiday? Spend quality time as a family without the distractions of a conventional cruise, and get everyone to join in with bike rides, fishing, hiking and museum visits. The whole family gets involved in the activities surrounding the boat from the cooking to deciding where to go and what to do for lunch.

 

  1. Using a lock will add to the experience

On your voyage through Europe, you may need to make use of a lock or two. Some of them are operated automatically, by a gatekeeper, or by one of the members on-board your boat. You will also find that there are usually restaurants at these locks, so this could be a great place to stop for a bite to eat.

 

  1. Private al fresco dining

Most boats are equipped with spacious decks and gas braais. Imagine slowly meandering through the fields of Europe, a local steak cooking away on the grill and the chatter and laughter of friends and family keeping you company. Settle down to a delicious meal, purchased from a local market, on your deck beneath a European sunset, and you will be very pleased with your choice of cruise holiday.

Explore the waterways, rivers and lakes in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, England, Scotland or Ireland, and soak up the fantastic scenery and atmosphere of the villages and towns you will visit. A Le Boat cruise is a unique experience that will live with you for the rest of your life. So speak to your Cruiseabout consultant today to find out more about booking one of these fantastic cruise holidays.