The words "happy" and "hour" have appeared together for centuries when describing fun times and has always referred to a scheduled time to entertain. The idea of drinking before dinner is rooted in Prohibition. People would host times at a "speakeasy" to consume alcohol before dinner at a restaurant. Cocktail lounges continued the trend. Cruising on board the Grand Victoria luxury yacht where every hour is happy hour! Guests delight in our well stocked bar where cocktails, wine, and champagne are all included in your luxury French barge vacation. Make it happen! Luxury French river cruises are great travel experiences and make lasting impressions.
COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols
From the Desk of the Edward and Cindy
We are excited to welcome you to the Grand Victoria! There is no higher priority to our entire family than the safety of our guests and crew while we cruise the waterways in France. In the current environment, it’s important for all of us to travel smarter and more consciously.
We want to reach out personally and inform you of the operational guidelines onboard the Grand Victoria to support you on your barge trip through France. We are completely committed to placing the safety of our guests and crew as the highest priority in our decision making and the monitoring of government advisories daily. We already take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene on board the Grand Victoria. Our guidelines strictly follow the recommendations and standards set forth by government agencies for your memorable French barge river cruise.