My wife and I have been sailing for a bit more than 4 years now, about 20 days per year, picking up experience, mostly coastal cruising, Chesapeake, Keys, BC, getting ASA
this winter in BVIs. So we are fairly comfortable on sailboats.
For something different, because our 25th is just 2 1/2 years away, we are considering a "motor barge" charter
Two outfits that come up in research
(and at boat shows) are Crown Blue Line and Connoisseur (Same owner, sister companies, different itineraries). We have their brochures. They advertise "no experience neccessary". Given our experience on sailboats, we are not that concerned about being able to handle the boat; probably looking at smaller one for 2-4 people max.
Our questions are does anyone have experience with these companies, advice on canal cruises in general (we are focusing on France
at this time, but open to suggestions), pros/cons, "look out fors", routes, etc.
Any advice would be appreciated.