Holiday Specials on RiverBarge

RiverBarge Excursion Lines delivers extra savings this December

By: Ana Figueroa

RiverBarge Excursion Lines is offering a special Best Barging Buy from Dec.4-8. The specially priced trip is a perfect holiday gift and features a New Orleans roundtrip excursion onboard the R/B River Explorer, America’s only floating hotel barge. RiverBarge Excursion Lines owns and operates the 196-guest R/B River Explorer, the only floating hotel barge traveling America’s inland waterways. The line offers four- to ten-day excursions to six regions of the country’s rivers, including the Lower and Upper Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, Illinois and Kanawha, the Atchafalaya River Basin and along the Texas-Louisiana Inland Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The company is located in historic Algiers Point in New Orleans.

The holiday Best Barging excursion trip begins in New Orleans before embarking on the Lower Mississippi River and traveling through the land of the Delta South. Guests will visit the National Historic Landmark Oak Alley Plantation, the ghostly Myrtles Plantation and enjoy a day trip to Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge. The excursion concludes with an overnight in New Orleans, home of The National World War II Museum and Mardi Gras World.

The all-inclusive price for this Best Barging Buy excursion is $1,385 for the Royal Deck and $1,485 for the Platinum Deck. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Platinum Deck staterooms have a small balcony.

Additionally, the Best Barging excursion includes a $50 Barge Bucks Booking Bonus in the form of an onboard per stateroom credit that may be used for alcohol and gift shop purchases. The line is offering a reduced single occupancy supplement from 25 to 50 percent. And, a special 15 percent back-to-back discount is offered if the trip is booked in tandem with the Nov. 27-Dec. 4 excursion.

Best Barging Buys are specially priced excursions that make barging more affordable. These trips still offer the same itineraries, accommodations, entertainment, meals, shore activities and overall experience bargers have come to expect aboard the R/B River Explorer.

Travelers onboard a RiverBarge Excursion enjoy all-inclusive pricing in one of the 98 spacious staterooms, all meals featuring regionally influenced American food with casual dress and open seating, all soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, snacks, scheduled shore activities, onboard entertainment, port charges, taxes and gratuities. No tipping is allowed.

Book your clients on this specially priced Dec. 4-8 excursion and receive a $100 bonus commission per stateroom and a chance to win $500 in RiverBarge’s Travel Professional Holiday Contest.