Client reviews of Beth Hanson and

"Beth Hanson, our agent, was a real delight. She paid close attention to all our needs, going well beyond just booking our barge trip. She helped us with train reservations and a myriad of details relating to our trip that included several venues beyond the barge. I couldn't recommend her more highly." Dick T on Savoir Vivre, September 2016

"The service and assistance provided by Beth Hanson and Canal Barge Cruises were fabulous. We combined our barge adventure with a week before and a week after in France. Beth gave us a superb recommendation for a hotel in Provence and then booked it for us. We especially enjoyed our stay in the small village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon. The organization of the tour and the information flow to us were very much appreciated and useful. My wife has a problem with fish but the chef was very accommodating for her, and the rest of us never suffered from a lack of wonderfully prepared meals, wine, cheese and snacks." The pre-trip information was exactly what we needed and very helpful. The recommended packing list became our checklist as we organized for the trip. Thank you for making this an adventure of a lifetime." Archie A on Prosperite, October 2015

"Your service was prompt, informative, and personalized. All of the information was spot on which helped make our experience easy and excellent. No question was too big or too small and were answered in a timely and efficient manner. The pre-cruise information provided was excellent, even down to the packing information. We would use Beth at again in a heartbeat!" Barbara and Larry C - Savoir Vivre 2015

Saint Louis Guests Jeff and Linda W from Canada

"We had resisted booking a cruise for many years, largely because of the size of most cruise ships and of the opportunity to over-eat at the buffet style restaurants. I am quite sure I do not have enough will power to pass up great food and would want to sample widely. When we learned a little about canal barge cruises and the intimate and slower paced life style available we investigated further. We found Beth Hanson to be extremely helpful in guiding us to find the right cruise for us. In addition she kept us informed of changes in staff and itineraries of the Saint Louis barge cruise we chose. We were advised and reassured about the change in proprietorship and also about the fact that a TV crew wanted film a documentary about foreign tour companies operating in France, using the Saint Louis as an example. Since we had booked our cruise several months in advance and since the filming opportunity arose after we had booked, we could have refused. In the end, we were not inconvenienced with the filming and it even offered some entertainment on our second day of cruising. We are looking forward to receiving our DVD copy of the final result.

"We have particularly liked how Beth followed up with many helpful suggestions for reading resources and accommodations for before and after our cruise. Her checklists of what to bring (and what not to bring!) made planning much easier. We could see the difference when we compared the booking and planning experiences of the other guests on board who did not use Beth. We encountered a problem confirming details of our Paris apartment that we had booked through VRBO and when I contacted Beth she immediately offered to phone on our behalf the Paris apartment rental company even though she had not booked it for us. All in all, our experience with Beth and her company has been excellent and we will use her again whenever we have the occasion." Jeff and Linda Williams - Saint Louis 2014

"Beth Hanson was a pleasure to work with...can't say enough about how helpful she was...everything was fantastic. At no time did we feel unsure about our trip plans. In fact, she made the planning very easy for us. And again...the communication was excellent." Judy W - Savoir Vivre 2012

"In this day and age, it's rare to find a service provider like Beth and Canal Barge Cruises that is efficient, communicative, timely and seemingly perfectly accurate with the details!" Tom T - C'est La Vie 2012

"Thank you so much for everything. Your advice and assistance has made this process such a pleasure."
Tom G - La Belle Epoque 2012

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