Meetings and Incentives

Hosting a meeting on a river cruise or barge cruise can be a great option.


Benefits include:

Control Your Budget Up Front –  Receive all cost with included meals, beverages and excursions.

Choice of a short or long cruise itinerary  - featuring the opportunity of visiting several cities without packing and unpacking.

Security and Privacy guaranteed on board – being on a smaller vessel offers better security than on a land based venue.   Privacy is easier to control on a water based venue.

Variety of Excursions – in addition to the many excursions offered by the river cruise and luxury barges, private excursions can be set up for your group.

Better Group Participation – as everyone is on these smaller vessels, it is easier to locate everyone for get togethers.


Business Meetings

If you have been hosting your business meetings in a conference room or in a hotel function room, you may consider an alternative. Business meetings are usually emotionally charged, especially if you are discussing serious matters. If you want to make your business meeting more relaxed and fun, try a European river cruise. This will help take the tension off. A ship has a controlled environment, so it is easier for you to get the attendees involved in your business activities and planning sessions.

Business Seminars

A cruise ship is surprisingly a good venue for seminars. Hotels and resorts usually offer limited views. Using a cruise ship for your business seminar will allow your attendees to see different places during their downtime. They get to see such great cities in Europe such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Paris, Normandy, Budapest, Prague, and more. This will give your attendees a different experience. Most people think that business seminars are not very interesting. Make your next meeting more interesting by hosting your next seminar on a river cruise or barge ship.

Incentive Travel

If you are looking for new ways to reward high-performing employees, you might try a European river cruise or a barge cruise. These trips are fun and memorable. There are many cruise packages that you can choose from. You can choose a Rhine cruise, a Grand Danube cruise, a Christmas cruise or a French barge cruise, Holland Tulip cruise or a cruise in Italy or in Great Britian. Your employees get to see many places. They get to see different tourist attractions such as canals, rivers, great architecture, chateaux, castles, museums and other historical sites.

So, if you are trying to increase your sales, try an incentive river or barge cruise as a reward.


European river cruises are cost effective. These cruises can make each business activity fun, exciting, and memorable.

AmaWaterways offer a wide variety of cruise packages that’s perfect for your budget. They have different types of cruise ships so it does not matter if you have a small group or a large group.   Most of their vessels hold 146 passengers.

AmaWaterways River Cruises have been in the business since 2002. They have top of the line facilities. They have a meeting room that’s good for 30 people, but if you have a larger group, you can simply use the dining room. They also provide essential business supplies such as screen and projectors and they have free wifi. They even offer multiple excursions in each port for no additional charge so you’ll get more from what you pay for.

AmaWaterways also provides a superior dining experience for its clients. They are the only river cruise that was awarded membership in the prestigious La Chaine des Rotisseurs.



The intimate French barges are great for groups, the atmosphere of the barge brings people together.  The experiences are so unique and the enjoyment of sharing these with fellow guests is something you will always remember.

The barges are great for special small meetings from 4 - 30 passengers.  For larger numbers, there are river cruise vessels available. 

Our luxury hotel barges provide the perfect venue for a small group of executives to have a convivial meeting away from the stress and interruptions of the everyday office environment

Our hotel barges provide the perfect environment for management off-site meetings, small conferences, sales presentations or uninterrupted brainstorming sessions. It's the perfect place to be creative...

With these cruises, the meeting planner can have everything taken care of without worry.  We can pick the group up at the airport, transfer them to the barge, from there, everything is taken care of by a very willing staff, who want only to make your trip be the best ever.  All the tours and sightseeing are included on the barge cruises,  and on the river cruises can be pre -arranged, so again nothing to worry about. When the cruise is over, transfers back to the airport or to a hotel or the train station will be arranged.



As an incentive, barge cruises represent an expensive looking reward that makes the recipient feel that he is  valued.  Again the barge has everything included, even an open bar policy for beverages, wine with meals -  so that the traveler does not need to spend any money to experience a really luxurious trip.


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