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European Waterways’ World War One Commemorative Cruises in April 2015

European Waterways will be offering four , all-inclusive ‘World War One Commemorative Cruises’ in April 2015 aboard its hotel barge La Belle Epoque, on a cruise route that passes right through the battlefields of Northern France.

These special cruises, departing April 5, 12, 19 and 26, will be along the Canal du Nord, between Lille and Compiègne and on the Canal de la Somme between Villers-Bretonneux and Compiègne. 

Both these waterways were at the centre of battles during the conflict and the cruises will feature excursions to some of the most significant sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, such as:

  • The Menin Gate in Ypres for the very moving Last Post ceremony.
  • Vimy Ridge, site of the Canadian National Memorial, Canada's largest overseas memorial.
  • The Thiepval memorial, a heart-rending monument to 75,000 missing soldiers who fell during the Battle of the Somme.
  • The forest clearing at Compiègne where the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918.
  • The Anzac Dawn Service at 5am on April 25 at the Australian National War Memorial.
 La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

Discounts on the following hotel barges in 2015:

BURGUNDY

Hotel Barge

L'Impressioniste
L'Impressioniste
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre

Discount

5% Off Charter
5% Off Charter
10% Off Charter
10% Off Cabin
10% Off Charter

Departure Date

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

CANAL DU MIDI

Hotel Barge

Anjodi
Anjodi
Enchanté
Enchanté
Clair de Lune
Clair de Lune

Discount

10% off per cabin
10% off per charter
10% off per cabin
10% off per charter
10% off per cabin
10% off per charter

Departure Date

Mar 29; Apr 5 & 12
Mar 29; Apr 5 & 12
Mar 29; Apr 5 & 12 
Mar 29
Mar 29; Apr 12
Apr 12

Deposit by

12 Apr 2015
12 Apr 2015
12 Apr 2015
5  Apr 2015
12 Apr 2015
12 Apr 2015

GASCONY

Hotel Barge

L'Impressioniste
L'Impressioniste
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre

Discount

5% Off Charter
5% Off Charter
10% Off Charter
10% Off Cabin
10% Off Charter

Departure Date

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

PICARDY

Hotel Barge

L'Impressioniste
L'Impressioniste
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre

Discount

5% Off Charter
5% Off Charter
10% Off Charter
10% Off Cabin
10% Off Charter

Departure Date

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

HOLLAND

Hotel Barge

L'Impressioniste
L'Impressioniste
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre

Discount

5% Off Charter
5% Off Charter
10% Off Charter
10% Off Cabin
10% Off Charter

Departure Date

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

ITALY

Hotel Barge

L'Impressioniste
L'Impressioniste
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre

Discount

5% Off Charter
5% Off Charter
10% Off Charter
10% Off Cabin
10% Off Charter

Departure Date

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

SCOTLAND

Hotel Barge

L'Impressioniste
L'Impressioniste
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre
L'Art de Vivre

Discount

5% Off Charter
5% Off Charter
10% Off Charter
10% Off Cabin
10% Off Charter

Departure Date

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 5 and 12
Apr 5 and 12
Apr 12
Apr 19 thru Aug & Oct
Apr 12

ENGLAND

Hotel Barge

Magna Carta

Discount

10% Off Per Cabin
5% Off Per Charter

Departure Date

Mar 29; Apr 12 & 19
Mar 29; Apr 12

Deposit by

Apr 19, 2015 
Apr 12, 2015