Le Boat

January 29, 2010 12:25 ET

European Canal Cruising Company, Le Boat, Introduces New Base & Boats for 2010

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - January 29, 2010) - Le Boat, Europe's #1 self-drive boating company, opens a new base in Ghent, Belgium, introduces the new Minuetto in Italy and upgrades their popular 5-star Royal Magnifique cruiser, all of which are available for 2010 vacations. Best of all, no experience required.

New Base in Ghent, Cultural Capital of Belgium

Situated at the crossroads of the Rivers Lys and Escaut, Ghent is an exceptional starting point for a canal cruising itinerary of a week or more, or a 3-day "short break". Guests can explore the beautiful waterways, medieval architecture, museums, lively market squares, quiet cobbled streets and relaxed bohemian atmosphere of this uniquely historic and contemporary area. The Ghent fleet includes a range of boats with excellent accommodations for up to 10 passengers.

The Minuetto, a Top-class, Affordable Cruiser for Venetian Waterways

The Italian-built Minuetto has been purpose-built for cruising in the Venetian Lagoon and will be available for March 2010 charters. With plenty of top-deck space to enjoy the sights, the Minuetto becomes a private floating hotel with everything aboard for a perfect boating vacation. She comfortably sleeps six passengers and the saloon's convertible settee creates room for two more. Additionally, the Minuetto can accommodate wheelchairs through an internal lifting platform and specially adapted wheelchair.

The 5-Star Royal Magnifique

Undoubtedly the best cruiser for large parties, the new interior and exterior upgrades deliver unbeatable onboard comfort and style with accommodation for up to 10 passengers. Guests will enjoy comfortable cruising from the steering station and alfresco entertainment on the top sundeck, plus a rear bathing platform. Two spacious rear cabins feature en-suite facilities with electric toilets, and two forward cabins share a bathroom with electric toilet. The ultra-modern kitchen is complete with a large fridge and gas oven/range. Other amenities include a well-designed saloon, flat screen satellite TV/DVD player, multi-format music system, inside steering position and convertible settee to sleep two.

Editor's Note: Le Boat, Europe's #1 boating vacation specialist, operates its own 1,000+ fleet of self-drive cruisers from over 40 departure bases across 8 countries -- France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, England, and Scotland. Le Boat is owned by TUI Travel, PLC, one of the largest and most successful travel and tourism companies in the world. Trust in TUI: Your vacation is in safe hands.

Contact Information

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    Shannan Brennan
    US Coordinator, Le Boat
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