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La Bella Vita Barge Cruise Review

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Canaletto cabin on LA BELLA VITA

ABOVE: Cheryl unpacks in cabin no. 2, "Canaletto," on the lower deck of La Bella Vita.

Cabins and suites on La Bella Vita

The hotel barge has accommodation for 20 passengers in 10 cabins:

Window in LA BELLA VITA stateroomStaterooms. Eight staterooms are on the lower deck, with four on each side of a central corridor. Beds can be configured as queens or twins. Each cabin has two large windows with wooden Venetian blinds.

Bathroom on LA BELLA VITAThe staterooms are compact (not unlike those on many river ships), but they have adequate storage space and plenty of room under the beds for suitcases and other gear. The small desk in each cabin has a retractable shelf for a laptop computer, and there are plenty of electrical outlets.

Bathrooms are small but functional, with showers, sinks that are large enough for doing hand laundry, and vacuum toilets.

Exterior view of suite on LA BELLA VITASuites. La Bella Vita has two suites on the upper or main deck, in a quiet location aft of the dining room. The suites are slightly larger than staterooms on the lower deck and have bigger bathrooms, but their main extra feature is a pair of double doors that open onto a French balcony.

Each stateroom or suite has a closet with a wardrobe drawer. A hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers are provided.

  • Tip: To keep the early-morning sun from waking you up, rotate the tilt wand to the left when closing your Venetian blinds. (This will deflect the sun's rays upward, away from your eyes

Next page: Dining

In this article:
La Bella Vita: The ship
Cruise itinerary
Cabins, suites
Tours, activities
Crew, service
Is La Bella Vita right for you?

Also see:
La Bella Vita: Day-by-day cruise photo diary
Satellite map of cruising region and high points
Venice for Visitors