All hotel barges in the fleet benefit from an annual refurbishment and this may vary from redecoration and refurnishing of the accommodation or public areas of a vessel, to a complete refit of bedroom suites and their en suite facilities.
Whichever hotel barge you choose to cruise on, you can be assured that a lot of thought and care has gone into combining traditional features like hardwood panelling, antique furniture and décor, with expected creature comforts such as air-conditioning and central heating.
Each hotel barge has a library, games and a CD player/iPod dock and some of them a spa pool on the sun deck, TV/DVD, or computer with internet access, often WiFi. Some even have a telescope for an after-dinner gaze into the night sky.
There is also, of course, an open bar stocked with a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks. The accommodation on each hotel barge ranges from charming twin and double-bedded staterooms to suites with sitting areas – but all with closet and drawer storage and private en suite shower rooms. For any cruise, you can select a specific cabin, particularly if you book early.
Because every vessel is designed individually, some offer additional facilities such as a rooftop sun deck, passenger-friendly wheelhouse, demonstration galley and exercise equipment.