In 2017 they said:
May 20th 2017
A fabulous trip, beautiful countryside. We have been on 5 different barges trip in France and this one was the best at all level: french chef, french crew(not on the other barges). The guide are professional and not a crew member.
The quality of food is exceptional, i don’t find my words.
There are no better ways to discover the best spot of Provence, the weather is sunny all along the year (not in Burgundy or Loire)
The navigation is incredible compare with the Canal du Midi, we have sailed around 70 miles and passed throught huge locks. Just one negative point we have to leave Le Phénicien tomorrow and going back home, but I have decided to come back with all my family(4 generations) in 2018.
Many many thank to Bertrand the barge owner
Spencer and Danny Travis, retired travel agent, NY
We loved our trip down the Rhône River on Le Phénicien in Provence. Crew was amazing and also the service, cabins, guided tours. We had a real french experience, over our expectation. I will be your ambassador in my town, all the best.
Peter and Sarah Jost
Fabulous food! wonderful weather! Super staff!
this was a truly amazing experience, we had a great time, the guides were fabulous
Provence is really the place to be. Thank you for making this special for us.
The Sprenkles. June 2017
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In 2014 they said:
this was an awesome trip, the crew took such great care of us, had a great sens of humour.
The food was out of this world, the tours and guide were excellent.
Could not have been better, Thank you!
Suze and Mark Bauldes. CO
In 2013 they said:
Perfection! Love Love Love to all the crew. This vacation is going to be hard to beat! XO
Christy &Mike Grivas Northbrook, IL
9/6/2013 Jeff and Angel from North Carolina
I just want to say that we had the best time ever, thank you Bertrand, the crew was outstanding and the food was one of the kind. I will always remember and cherish this experience that you have giving us Your friends Jeff & Angel
In 2012 they said:
« The employees on the barge were wonderful. The host – Bertrand was terrific. Within an hour of us
being on the barge he knew our entire group of 18 by name.The level of service was on par with a Ritz
Carlton or a Four Seasons. »
Patricia Zadra USA, bike cruise
September 23-29, 2012
« C’est magnifique! the best vacation ever! every meal was superb! the staff was congenial and made the trip perfect!
would stay on board if we could! »
Joe Gardner & Cathy La Fleur USA
September 2-8, 2012
« What a fantastic holiday. Many thanks to all the crew for looking after us so well Very good company, fines wines and delicious food We will return! »
Paul and Carol Morris UK
August 12-18, 2012
« Dear Bertrand,
We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our stay on board Le Phenicien. Your crew are all equally superb and gave us excellent service throughout. The food was wonderful, the outings interesting and well thought through with the added benefit of the ability to respond to last minute requests which got us into a local bull running event in, I forget where, but it was all the better for being a small village event. We were also blessed with an interesting mix of passengers… from USA, Germany and UK We would very much like to repeat the week….Please pass on our thanks and good wishes to all your crew and we look forward to returning. »
Maggi Vaughan UK, Provence Camargue cruise
July 22-28, 2012
« …thanks again. The cruise was spectacular and accommodated teenagers through to Grandparents. the excursions went out of their way to do events (bull racing, petanque boules torunament) as well as sites. Interactive element was great. The barge route South Rhone was very relaxed. The cabin accommodations were above expectation. »
Scott Clarck, family charter, Provence Camargue cruise
In 2011 they said:
September 18, 2011
« The barge was great and pretty much what I expected. The crew was over-the-top incredible. They accommodated every need, attentive to individual requests and concerned with keeping the entire barge happy. I don’t know how they do it, but each and every day Sophie and Michele were full of energy and enthusiasm. Could not have been in better hands! The words can’t describe how incredible the meals and the wine selection were. The variety of foods was a sensory delight !Please pass along to the owners that their service and attention to detail was truly outstanding. »
Shellie Dawson and Adrienne Galajda USA, Provence Camargue cruise