Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises & Vacations - JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015 Newsletter

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Have you booked your 2015 barging vacation? Do it soon.

French Hotel Barge ROSA - Barging Cruises in Southwest France (Gascony/Bordeaux)

Come and explore the French canals and other European waterways aboard a quality, luxury, all inclusive, crewed boutique hotel barge.

This January-February 2015 newsletter also includes a few posts from the end of 2014 that we didn't want you to miss...

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Special Offers / Discounts:  2015 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent special offers lined up for 2015 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.   READ MORE...

Updated: March  1, 2015

Bigger is Not Always Better

Which cruise vacation appeals to you? Spending your precious vacation days on a busy cruiseship with 6,000 other people waiting in crowded lines, or relaxing and enjoying your chartered barge that accommodates a maximum of 12 guests?.  READ MORE...

Posted: February 25, 2015

Cheese: Spotlight on Coulommiers

We are featuring a cheese that is not widely known outside of France, Coulommiers. This cheese is named after the town where it originated in the French department of Seine-et-Marne, which is about an hour's drive east of Paris....  READ MORE...

Posted: February 23, 2015

Celebrate St Patrick's Day 2015 - Free Gift: Kindles

St Patrick's Day is coming so we are celebrating our Irish roots by offering a FREE GIFT to those booking a trip aboard either Shannon Princess or Emma in 2015...  READ MORE...

Posted: February 19, 2015

Savoir Vivre: 20% off 2015 Charters

Savoir Vivre, which cruises the Canal de Bourgogne in the Burgundy region of France, has a special offer for charters in the remaining open weeks of 2015...  READ MORE...

Posted: February 18, 2015

English Hotel Barge Magna Carta: Special Events & Special Offers

Magna Carta has several special cruise weeks lined up for this season, plus some discounted weeks! Two flower shows, plus the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta...  READ MORE...

Posted: February 15, 2015

Barge Savoir Faire: New Sancerre Route for 2015

Enjoy the cultural and gastronomical delights of the Sancerre region of France from May 31 through July 25. Savoir Faire’s exciting new itinerary introduces their guests to some of Burgundy’s most iconic and culturally significant attractions. READ MORE...

Posted: January 17, 2015

Enjoy cycling on your barge cruise with "Biking Plus"

All of our hotel barges have bicycles for riding along the towpath and exploring nearby villages but the more adventurous of you might be interested in "Biking Plus"...  READ MORE...

Posted: January 11, 2015

Recipe: Lemon Sole Paupiettes with Risotto

From the galley of the French Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre. Jim shares one of his delicious recipes with us...  READ MORE...

Posted: January 7, 2015

Barge Cruises: September 2015 Availability

As you probably already know, September is the most popular month for barging and it books up quickly. Check current availability.  READ MORE...

Updated: January 17, 2015

Spring 2015 - Dutch Tulip Cruises / Barging in Holland

From late March to mid-May, we have 3 barges that offer "Dutch Tulip Cruises" when the countryside of Holland is covered in blooms of all colors... tulips, daffordils, crocus, hyacinth, iris...  READ MORE...

Posted: December 2, 2014

Barge Savoir Faire: Guest Comments

Some great comments by the happy group from North Carolina, USA who chartered this autumn's 11-night cruise from Paris to Belgium. READ MORE...

Posted: October 27 2014

World War One Commemorative Cruises aboard La Belle Epoque

It is 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, which ran from July 1914 through November 1918, and we will be offering a number of 6-night, all-inclusive, WWI commemorative cruises each spring over the next few years. READ MORE...
Posted: December 7, 2014

Barge Scottish Highlander: Experience Spring in Scotland

If you are a lover of spectacular scenery, wildlife and malt whisky, spring is a great time of year to cruise through the Great Glen in the Highlands of Scotland.  READ MORE...

Posted: December 6, 2014

French Hotel Barges for Bastille Day Celebrations

Our 6-night cruises departing on July 12th along various French canals, will give passengers the chance to celebrate Bastille Day, the National Day of France, in true French style.  READ MORE...

Posted: December 4, 2014

2015 Burgundy Guided Walking Tour Barging Cruise 

The dates designated for the French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque's annual guided walking tour cruises for 2015 have sold out.  READ MORE...

Posted: December 3, 2014

Go Barging and GOLFING in Scotland

The luxury, crewed, all-inclusive Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander has announced that they are opening up two special weeks next season for golf-themed cruises for individual cabin bookings:   READ MORE...

Posted: October 9, 2014

Spotlight on the French Hotel Barge Renaissance

A cruise along the Canal de Briare is one of the best ways to experience a rebirth of the senses, enjoying the region’s gastronomic offerings and the visual delight of the colorful countryside..  READ MORE...

Posted: September 21, 2014

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