Abercrombie and Kent
Abercrombie & Kent
Founded in 1953 as a safari-tour operator, the upscale travel company known as A&K offers canal and river cruising on barges that carry no more than 22 passengers—and some that carry as few as six. Areas of operation in continental Europe include France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Britain, and Ireland. A&K also offers cruises on board the 88-passenger river vessel River Cloud II, on the Rhine, Main, and Danube.
Pricing is all-inclusive, from accommodations to three sumptuous meals daily with wine, guided sightseeing, and entry fees. Even transfers and bar drinks are included on most vessels. A&K cruises receive high marks for personalized, friendly service.
A&K cruises have excellent theme voyages suited to particular interests. Oenophiles should board the Wines of Burgundy(Grand Cru) Cruise on Amaryllis (from the Orient Express Cruise Collection) and sample the 33 Grand Crus of Burgundy. Passionate about horticulture and gardens? Consider a luxury river cruise on Magna Carta in England, passing through lush green countryside and quaint towns along the Thames. 888/611–4711. www.abercrombiekent.com.