Cruise Reviews, Celebrating 10 years of Canal and River Cruising Aboard the Randle!
The Randle - a dream holiday
My husband was a bit sceptical when I booked 3 days on the Randle, a wonderful, luxury barge which was to take the two of us along the Nivernais canal. It took about 10 seconds on board to turn him around. From the welcome aboard bottle of Mumm champagne, to the glorious meals prepared by Gael, to the beautiful green aspects of Burgundy along the canal, the trip was utter perfection. Tim the captain is charming, and designed the trip to suit us and what we wanted to see and do. With first mate Stuart, there was a seamless process getting the car to spots where a tour of vineyards etc could take place. Our cabin was very comfortable, and air-conditioning meant that the hot weather we encountered was not a problem. A blissful 3 days. I can't wait to do it again.
Anne and Ralph cruised with us in August 2017
A great get-away for total relaxation! We've been back 3x to the Randle!!
Tim and Gael are so warm and friendly and the Randle is a beautiful barge. We think it's the best on the canal. Gael is a fabulous cook. We have chosen to charter the whole barge each time we have gone. It becomes our private barge and is very romantic. The last time we went for our first wedding anniversary and we would highly recommend it for a honeymoon or anniversary. There are wonderful small towns to see and sites as well or just stay on the barge and walk or bike the canal. My favorite vacation ever!!
Jen and Kip cruised with us in October 2016
The most splendidly pampered holiday we have ever had! Knowledgeable commentary from Tim, who clearly loves the place, great food and generosity from Gael, and formidable work behind the scenes by Stephan. thank you and every good wish"
Penny and David cruised in September 2016
"We want to thank you again for a wonderful trip. You and Gael made our Anniversary so special and we loved every minute of the trip and were sorry when it came to an end. Randle is the most beautiful boat and the whole experience was exceptional. Tim was the perfect Captain / host / chauffeur and tour guide and Gael's cooking was out of this world "
Terry & Hazel from Australia, cruised for two weeks in August 2015
"Thank you very much for a wonderful week on the beautiful Randle. We loved cruising along the tranquil canals of Bourgogne, visiting the charming villages and great wineries. We appreciated your attention to detail and friendly professionalism which made the trip a truly unforgettable experience"
Paul & Michelle cruised with us in June 2015
"The crew was the best part of the package! Tim, Nicole and Gail were all so fabulous. They were accommodating, kind, fun, and easy to spend time with! Tim is so easy going yet attentive and always willing to answer our one hundred and one questions about everything from the region to the boat operations."
Kim, Dave, and family cruised with us July 2014