Posted April 21st, 2013, 11:41 PM
You should check out private barge trips in Burgundy (or elsewhere in France). Get together with a group of friends and you'll have a private chef and a fantastic time.
Not a bad idea. We did a barge cruise in Scotland, and for the 8 of us, we had a chef!!!!!
He was fantastic, and we loved every minute of it. The one caveat I have, is that it is expensive.
Remember, there are economies of scale on a regular river cruise with 250 people that you will not get on a barge cruise. But, the experience is well worth the additional expense IMO
It serves no purpose to list all the cruises I have been on chronologically. Many of the lines or ships do not exist any more, or have been renamed. I have sailed on NCL,Bermuda Star, Regency, Royal, Silverseas, Mississippi Queen, Vantage, Marco Polo, Scottish Highlander, Princess, Victoria, Hebridean Princess, Paul Gauguin, Regent, Oceania, Cunard, Rembrandt, and Lev Tolstoy.