Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - March 2010 Newsletter

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March 2010 - Paradise Connections :
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Once again, we've had a busy month with barging inquiries. We love being kept busy! Plus, March is Sheila's birthday month, so booking a barge would be a wonderful birthday present :)

We hope that you'll be enjoying the European waterways this season.

A few items of note...
  • There are some excellent discounts being offered for Spring barging cruises if booked before March 31, 2010
  • Liz sent us a cool photo of EMMA in a snow storm
  • Walking tours: Ireland June 20, and Burgundy October 10
  • Magna Carta (England) has opened up a cabin cruise week for golf enthusiasts September 12
  • There's still time to book a Dutch Tulip Cruise
  • Cabins available on the Holland to Paris 2-week cruises
Stay tuned for more barging news!

Special Offers for Spring 2010 Hotel Barging Cruises

We hope you'll be able to take advantage of these specials for barging in France, Scotland, England, Ireland, Holland to Paris, and Dutch Tulip Cruises.  MORE INFO...

Posted: March 1, 2010

French Hotel Barge EMMA - Winter Wonderland

Liz, from the French Hotel Barge EMMA which cruises the canal du midi in the south of France, wrote to us Monday and sent us this beautiful and snowy photo. MORE INFO...

Posted: March 10, 2010

Barge MAGNA CARTA Golf cruise for individual cabin cruise

English Hotel Barge MAGNA CARTA who cruises the River Thames in England, is offering a golf week (September 12-18, 2010) on an individual cabin cruise basis, rather than as a themed cruise for a full-boat, private charter. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this special opportunity.

Book before March 31, 2010 and receive a $1000/cabin discount.  MORE INFO...

Posted: March 12, 2010

Road trip for Emma's crew... We're on the road to Morocco

Liz and Rene, owner-operators of the French Hotel Barge Emma, are helping to sponsor a jeep in the Rally of the Gazelles. Rene has been busy getting the Land Rover 4x4 prepared for the desert and today they are on their way... MORE INFO...

Posted: March 13, 2010

French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA - Cabin available for May 2010

The luxury French hotel barge ALEGRIA has a cabin available for the week of May 22-28, 2010 for a canal du midi cruise in the south of France. Our clients who have already booked this week are a delightful Australian couple and are willing to share ALEGRIA with you. MORE INFO...

Posted: March 16, 2010

Dutch Barging Tulip Cruise - Keukenhof Gardens Holland

Today is the first day of Spring and barging season is almost upon us!

Chris from the Hotel Barge SAVOIR FAIRE reminds us that they still have a couple of openings for the Dutch Tulip Cruise weeks, and the Holland to France barging trip, too. MORE INFO...

Posted: March 20, 2010

LA BELLE EPOQUE, Burgundy France

We have updated the itineraries for the French Hotel Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE, which cruises on the Canal du Bourgogne between Pouillenay and Tonnerre in the Burgundy region of France. MORE INFO...

Posted: March 21, 2010

French Hotel Barge EMMA has had a Spring Clean

Back in February, Liz and Rene took EMMA to the boatyard for inspection, and also her pre-season Spring clean. Nice photo.  MORE INFO...

Posted: March 25, 2010

Recipe from Irish Hotel Barge SHANNON PRINCESS

Here's a recipe for Guinness Cake. A bit late for St. Patrick's Day but still yummy nonetheless... MORE INFO...

Posted: March 26, 2010

French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre

The French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE announced that they have opened the week of September 19-25, 2010 for individual cabin bookings. MORE INFO...

Posted: March 27, 2010

French Hotel Barge Enchanté

We asked Roger and Louisa, owner-operators of the new French hotel barge ENCHANTE, what special theme charters they offer. While Enchanté has sample itineraries for standard, antiques, and golfing cruises, Louisa says that they focus on providing a tailored holiday according to their charter group. MORE INFO...

Posted: March 28, 2010

Cheap air fares to Europe April - mid-May 2010

There are some cheap round trip airfares to Europe for April through mid-May (2010) that would be great to combine with one of the special offers that we have previously mentioned for April and May barging charters.  MORE INFO...

Posted: March 30, 2010

French mobile phones for travellers in France

Yesterday, I needed information about acquiring a mobile phone while travelling in France for a group of people chartering a Burgundy hotel barge.  MORE INFO...

Posted: March 31, 2010

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