Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - December 2010 Newsletter

Summary of postings on our

All About Hotel Barges Charters Blog

December 2010 - Paradise Connections : www.BargeCharters.com
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Paradise Connections

Paradise Connections has decided to extend our iPod Shuffle promotion through January 7, 2011 to coincide with the various early bird specials that some of the barges are offering... see below.

Start planning your 2011 barge cruise now, especially if you are a large group or want to book prime weeks. Some barges have bookings for 2012 already! People recognize the value & quality of a barge charter.

A barging cruise aboard an all-inclusive, luxury boutique hotel barge is a wonderful vacation! Whether it is a cabin for two aboard a shared barging cruise, or a private charter for family or a group of like-minded friends.

Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg

Scroll down for more barging news!

2011 Barging Cruises: Early Bird Special Discounts

Book your 2011 barging vacation now and benefit from the following special discounted charter rates.  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 1, 2010

SPECIAL GIFT for New Barge Bookings from Paradise Connections

We have extended our promotion to run through January 7, 2011.  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 1, 2010

Cruise Venice Italy - La Bella Vita

Paradise Connections is pleased to announce a new addition to the fleet of hotel barges that we represent for 2011, La Bella Vita.  What better way to explore Venice?

Available for cabin cruises or for private charters with up to 20 guests.   MORE INFO...

Posted: December 2, 2010

News from the French Hotel Barge ENCHANTE

With 2010 coming to a close, Roger & Louisa are now at their land-based home for the winter, while Enchant√© is moored  in Argeliers. Enchant√© had a brilliant 2010 season, the barge's first year of chartering, and 2011 is already looking like it will be a great year. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 3, 2010

French Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE: Comments on their recent Guided Walking Tour

We received a wonderful review of a client's Walking Cruise Experience (week of 10th October 2010) on board La Belle Epoque in Burgundy. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 4, 2010


Celebrate New Years with Barge Scottish Highlander - Visit Loch Ness

Looking for somewhere different to welcome in the New Year? How about a 4-night Hogmanay cruise aboard the Hotel Barge SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER???  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 12, 2010


Hotel Barging Tours & Cruises Special Events for 2011

We'd like to remind you of some special events that are scheduled for the next barging season. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 18, 2010


Great Gift for Wine Lovers & Connoisseurs

ATTENTION WINE LOVERS & CONNOISSEURS:  The French Hotel Barge Amaryllis has devoted two special weeks this summer to a Grands Crus Wine Cruise. Taste the 33 Grands Crus of Burgundy. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 19, 2010


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Monday, November 22, 2010

Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - November 2010 Newsletter

Summary of postings on our

All About Hotel Barges Charters Blog

November 2010 - Paradise Connections : www.BargeCharters.com
(Newest posts at bottom of page)


Pamper yourself - Enjoy a barging vacation cruising the European waterways

Now is the time to book for next year, especially for large groups or during prime weeks. The barging calendar is off to a great start and charter weeks are filling in nicely for next season. People recognize the the value & quality of a barging cruise.

Speaking of booking soon... Paradise Connections is giving away 2GB iPod Shuffles for new 2011 barge bookings confirmed between November 10 and December 15, 2010.  See details below!

A barging cruise aboard an all-inclusive, luxury boutique hotel barge is a wonderful vacation! Whether it is a cabin for two aboard a shared barging cruise, or a private charter for family or a group of like-minded friends.

Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg

Scroll down for more barging news!

2011 Barging Cruises: Early Bird Special Discounts

Book your 2011 barging vacation now and benefit from the following special discounted charter rates.  MORE INFO...

Posted: November 1, 2010
Updated: November 15, 2010

Springtime Holland-Belgium-France Barge Cruise: Cabins available

SAVOIR FAIRE has cabin bookings available for their 2011 Springtime 3-Country Cruise. This cruise is rarely open to cabin bookings so this is the ideal opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime journey for a couple or with a few friends. MORE INFO...

Posted: November 2, 2010


French Hotel Barge EMMA crew go on vacation!

With another successful charter season completed, Liz & Rene, owner-operators of the French Hotel Barge EMMA, are heading to Tunisia this weekend for a bit of well-deserved vacation time for themselves! Plus other news... MORE INFO...

Posted: November 3, 2010


NAUGHTY OR NICE???

Do you qualify for our Christmas gift?  We are giving away 2GB iPod Shuffles for each member of your charter party for new bookings confirmed between now and December 15, 2010.  See details. MORE INFO...

Posted: November 10, 2010


Meet Amaryllis & Fleur de Lys


We would like to welcome two French Hotel Barges into the fleet of crewed luxury hotel barges represented by Paradise Connections: AMARYLLIS and FLEUR DE LYS.

Learn more...
Posted: November 11, 2010


Hotel Barge SAVOIR FAIRE Early Bird Special for Spring 2011

The 12-passenger Hotel Barge SAVOIR FAIRE is offering a special rate for a few of their Spring 2011 cruises, for bookings confirmed by January 3, 2011. MORE INFO...
    Posted: November 13, 2010


    English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA's Special Event weeks announced

    The luxury, crewed, English Hotel Barge Magna Carta has announced dates for a few of their special events weeks... Flower Show Cruises & Henley Regatta Cruise. See our new video slideshow, too. MORE INFO...
      Posted: November 22, 2010


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      Tuesday, October 26, 2010

      Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - October 2010 Newsletter

      Summary of postings on our

      All About Hotel Barges Charters Blog

      October 2010 - Paradise Connections : www.BargeCharters.com
      (Newest posts at bottom of page)


      Pamper yourself - Enjoy a barging vacation cruising the European waterways

      A barging cruise aboard an all-inclusive, luxury boutique hotel barge is a wonderful vacation! Whether it is a cabin for two aboard a shared barging cruise, or a private charter for family or a group of like-minded friends.


      It's not too early to book for next year, especially for large groups or during prime weeks. The barging calendar is off to a good start already and charter weeks are filling in nicely for next season. People recognize the the value & quality of a barging cruise.

      A few barges have an early bird special for 2011 charters if you book before October 31, 2010.  See below for details.

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      BARGING CRUISES: Last Minute Discounts for October 2010

      It's not too late for a barge cruise this season... Experience the colorful change of season and the fall harvest. Beautiful, relaxing, absolutely fabulous !  MORE INFO...

      Posted: October 1, 2010

      2011 Barging Cruises: Early Bird Special Discounts

      Book your 2011 barging vacation (private charters, not cabin cruises) before October 31, 2010 and benefit from the following special discounted charter rates. MORE INFO...

      Posted: October 1, 2010

      Hotel Barge Prosperite: New rates for smaller groups

      The French Hotel Barge Prosperite which cruises the Burgundy Canal between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois, has a new rate schedule for the 2011 barging season. MORE INFO...

      Posted: October 14, 2010


      French Barge ROI SOLEIL

      Roi Soleil is offering a 5% early bird discount on 2011 charters if booked before December 31, 2010. MORE INFO...

      Posted: October 26, 2010


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      Thursday, September 30, 2010

      Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - September 2010 Newsletter

      Summary of postings on our

      All About Hotel Barges Charters Blog

      September 2010 - Paradise Connections : www.BargeCharters.com
      (Newest posts at bottom of page)


      Pamper yourself and enjoy a vacation on the European waterways

      A barging cruise aboard an all-inclusive, luxury boutique hotel barge is a wonderful vacation! Whether it is a cabin for two aboard a shared barging cruise, or a private charter for family or a group of like-minded friends.


      It's not too early to book for next year, especially for large groups or during prime weeks. The barging calendar is off to a good start already and charter weeks are filling in nicely for next season. People recognize the the value & quality of a barging cruise.

      Book your 2010 or 2011 barge trip by September 15, 2010 and receive a useful thank you gift for your barging vacation from Paradise Connections.

      Scroll down for more barging news!

      French Barge EMMA - 2 Cabins Open - Special Offer

      The French Hotel Barge EMMA is offering a $500/person discount for the week of October 2-8, 2010. The route for this week is the canal du midi in the south of France, Beziers to Carcassonne.   MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 4, 2010

      Burgundy Guided Walking Tour - 2 cabins left for Oct 10, 2010

      The French Hotel Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE has two junior suites (one twin, and one which can be configured as twins or double) still available for their special Guided Walking Tour week of October 10-16, 2010, between Pouillenay and Tonnerre in Burgundy France.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 5, 2010

      Last Minute Discount: Golf Barging Cruise in England

      Save $2000/cabin !!! The English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA that cruises the River Thames in England, is offering a golfing week (September 12-18, 2010) on an individual cabin cruise basis, rather than as a themed cruise for a full-boat, private charter.    MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 6, 2010

      BARGING CRUISES: Last Minute Discounts for 2010 season

      It's not too late for a barge cruise... Experience the colorful change of season and the fall harvest. Beautiful, relaxing, absolutely wonderful !  MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 6, 2010

      Last Day for iPod Shuffle

      It's September 15th already and this means it is the last day of our iPod Shuffle special gift offer.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 15, 2010




      Last Minute Madness - Barging in Ireland

      The Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess II is offering a special last minute discount for their October 10-16, 2010 cruise along the Shannon River. Three cabins available.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 20, 2010

      Hotel Barges Special Discount Offers 2011

      Early-Bird Specials for 2011 Barge Charters (private charters, not cabin cruises). Book before October 31, 2010 to benefit these special discounted charter rates for your barging vacation next season. MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 21, 2010

      Still time for Fall Foliage Hotel Barge Cruise

      Today is the first day of Autumn. Why not view the fall foliage from the comfort of a hotel barge cruise along the scenic waterways of Europe?  Find the time to go barging in France, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, or England this fall.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 22, 2010


      Guest Comments for French Hotel Barge Renaissance

      Here are some recent charter comments / client feedback for the French Hotel Barge Renaissance.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: September 29, 2010


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      Saturday, August 21, 2010

      Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - August 2010 Newsletter

      Summary of postings on our

      All About Hotel Barges Charters Blog

      August 2010 - Paradise Connections : www.BargeCharters.com
      (Newest posts at bottom of page)


      Beat the summer heat and pamper yourself with a vacation on the water.

      Helping the lockkeeper with the gates
      A barging cruise aboard an all-inclusive, luxury boutique hotel barge is a wonderful vacation! Whether it is a cabin for two aboard a shared barging cruise, or a private charter for family or a group of like-minded friends.

      Many barges currently have special offers to fill in the remaining open spaces for their 2010 barging season.  Contact us ASAP so we can get you aboard one of our quality hotel barges.

      It's not too early to book for next year, especially for large groups or during prime weeks. Most barges already have reservations for 2011. Check out our Early Bird Specials below!

      Book your 2010 or 2011 barge trip by September 15, 2010 and receive a useful gift for your barging vacation from Paradise Connections.

      Scroll down for more barging news!

      Super savings for 2010 Barging Cruises

      Here are some special offers on hotel barges for the 2010 and 2011 barging seasons...  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 1, 2010

      Early Bird Specials for 2011

      Save 10% on select private barge cruises for 2011 if booked by August 31, 2010...  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 2, 2010


      2011 Guided Walking Tour Barging Cruises in Burgundy France

      Two Walking Tour Cruises have been scheduled for French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque's 2011 barging season in Burgundy, France...  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 3, 2010


      Golf Barging Cruise in England - MAGNA CARTA, River Thames

      The English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA that cruises the River Thames in England, has ONE cabin available on their golfing week (September 12-18, 2010). This week is offered on an individual cabin cruise basis, rather than as a themed cruise for a full-boat, private charter...  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 4, 2010




      FREE GIFT with New Barging Cruise Bookings

      This year is zipping by quickly, but surely it's not Christmas already!?

      Confirm your new 2010 or 2011 barge cruise booking between now and September 15, 2010 and get a FREE iPod Shuffle... or two... or three... or four... or more...   MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 7, 2010


      Barging & Guided Walking Tour Cruise, Ireland Summer 2011

      Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess II has scheduled a dedicated Guided Walking Tour barging cruise June 26 to July 2, 2011.  This week is available for individual cabin bookings and on offer at regular 2011 cruise rates with no additional supplement for the tour guide...  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 8, 2010



      Burgundy Guided Walking Tour - 2 cabins left for Oct 10, 2010

      The French Hotel Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE has two junior suites still available for their special Guided Walking Tour week of October 10-16, 2010. Value season rates PLUS $1000/cabin discount.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 19, 2010



      RECIPE: Merlot & Onion Marmalade

      Here's a tasty recipe from the Irish Hotel Barge / River Cruiser, SHANNON PRINCESS II.  MORE INFO...

      Posted: August 21, 2010


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