Virgin Vacations enters barge niche

NEW YORK -- Virgin Vacations introduced a luxury barging program featuring three vessels operating in England and France.

A sample nine-night itinerary aboard the LaLitote cruises France's Upper Burgundy.

The trip includes roundtrip air; three nights on a pre-cruise program in Paris; six nights on the barge; transfers to and from the vessel; a museum pass for Paris, and all meals and drinks on the barge.

Per person rates are $2,939.

Agents can check out the barging trips on Virgin's Web site.

-- Donna Tunney

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