Why should we go on an all-inclusive barge cruise rather than a self-drive canal boat which is less expensive?
As one of our clients said: "When we all first discussed the idea of a barge trip, I was in favor of chartering a self-drive boat and was against the idea of a luxury barge. This was partly because of the huge difference in cost, but also because I am the kind of person who likes to do things himself. However, having done the trip on Esperance, I am glad that my friends convinced me. If we had done it ourselves, we would not have learned about the history, we would not have had the great excursions, we would not have had Olivier's great cooking and we would not have had the pleasure of meeting Mathias. Despite the expense, we received great value." Allen S. 2012.