24Ship Type: River Cruise ShipOperated by: CroisiEurope
Anne-Marie, a premium canal barge built in 2014 by CroisiEurope, exudes endless style and charm while floating on the tranquil canals of Provence, taking passengers on a scenic route through southern France
. From the Roman ruins in Arles to the famed cross of Saint-Claire in Sète and everything in between, this Provence barge cruise promises a smooth-sailing voyage in the lovely region.
Explore the treasures of the Canal of Provence aboard this charming 24-passenger hotel barge designed to foster warmth and conviviality while providing opportunities for privacy and independence. Additionally, the ship’s professional six-member crew is always on hand. Expect personalized service, expert knowledge, and guidance to help you make the most out of your well-deserved Anne-Marie barge cruise.
The hotel barge Anne-Marie has 12 compact yet chic cabins, 11 measuring 9 square meters large and one on the main deck slightly roomier at 11 square meters. Even while drifting in the calm waters of Provence, guests can enjoy a perfect night’s sleep in comfortably appointed guestrooms.
Each cabin is modern and fitted with amenities like independent air-conditioning, a TV, Wi-Fi, and an en suite bathroom with a shower and toilet. There are also windows framing the picturesque French countryside, along with a telephone for internal calls and a safe for guests’ valuables.
Check the Anne-Marie deck plan
below for a better idea of the ship's layout.
Common Areas and Amenities
While Anne-Marie cruises in Provence are small and intimate, the barge is fully outfitted to deliver the best experience possible on the water.
An elegant restaurant sits on the main deck. With panoramic views of the surroundings, it’s a pleasant space where all meals are served during Provence cruise excursions. Fine local dishes are served on board, with each meal showcasing the delights of French haute cuisine.
Also on this level is the tastefully decorated lounge bar. The entertainment area is the perfect setting for downtime, a place guests can hang out, socialize, and indulge in cocktails, games, and dancing into the wee hours of the night. It opens to a breezy sundeck with bistro tables, lounge chairs, and a Jacuzzi. On balmy days, this is the best spot to watch the entrancing Provence landscape roll by.
For passengers who want to explore the roads of southern France more intimately, bicycles are available onboard.
Anne-Marie Barge Cruise Itineraries
Treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime and take a sun-soaked Provence river cruise in southern France
aboard the Anne-Marie. This is one of the most engaging routes in France for good reason. Drift along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal by the Mediterranean
Sea for a glimpse of historic monuments, sleepy seaside towns, and dreamy riverscapes. CroisiEurope’s 7-day tour takes travelers on a whimsical cruise from Arles to Sète, a memorable feast for the senses that offers opportunities to sample local produce and wines.
- Year Built: 2014
- Length: 38.5 meters
- Width: 5.07 meters
- Number of cabins: 12
- Maximum passenger capacity: 24
- Number of crew members: 5
Since 1976, CroisiEurope has made its mark as a European leader in river cruises, particularly small-ship cruises on rivers, canals, and seas. Through the years, the operator has been a pioneer of many river cruises in Europe
and around the world. Unique tours to the world’s most beautiful destinations are par for the course with CroisiEurope routes in Paris
, and the Mekong River
, among many others.
Innovation is key to their success, with the company taking pride in ship construction and constant modernization. Their impressive fleet consists of 55 ships, including African Dream
, MS Cyrano de Bergerac
, MV La Belle de L’Adriatique
, and RV Indochine II
Additionally, CroisiEurope’s internal development, construction, and operations keep company costs down. This allows them to provide travelers with the best river cruise prices while maintaining high-quality ships and premium service.
Passengers choose Anne-Marie and CroisiEurope for the impeccable service with guests praising the crew, from the experienced chef to the professional tour guides. The clever design of the cabins are also appreciated, with many guests describing the rooms as functional and comfortable.