Thursday, June 7, 2018

MAY / JUNE 2018 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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 French Hotel Barge Rosa cruises Gascony & Bordeaux

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

Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg. Contact Paradise Connections now to start planning your adventure.

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Special Offers / Discounts:  2018 & 2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for 2018 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: June 18, 2018

News from Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

Thanks to Ruairi & Olivia, owner-operators of the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princes for sharing. Book now for 2019 and reserve your space on this popular barge. Read More...

Posted: June 20, 2018

French Hotel Barge Grand Cru - Photos & Special Offers

We have received the long-awaited photos of the French Hotel Barge Grand Cru who made their debut earlier this season in April 2018. Plus: Special offers for remaining 2018 open weeks. Read More...

Posted: June 18, 2018

Birds Of Prey Excursion - Scotland & Ireland

Demonstrations of the art of falconry has been added to the Classic Cruise itinerary for the Spirit of Scotland and Scottish Highlander in Scotland; and Shannon Princess in Ireland. Read More...

Posted: June 6, 2018

French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque — A Bit Of History

La Belle Epoque, a spits barge originally named Savornin Lohmann, was built in 1930 in the Netherlands in order to transport timber.  Read More...

Posted: June 7, 2018

Burgundy Barge Grand Cru - September cabin opening

September is the most popular month for barging in France and we are happy to announce that the French Hotel Barge Grand Cru has ONE cabin available for their September cruise week.  Read More...

Posted: June 5, 2018


English Hotel Barge Magna Carta -- New Itinerary

In celebration of the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, the 8-passenger, English Hotel Barge Magna Carta is launching a new and highly exclusive "Royal Cruise” along the River Thames. Read More...

Posted: May 22, 2018

Barging in Scotland : 5 Must See Destinations

See the settings that inspired the movie Skyfall, walk the halls of historic castles, and sample smooth scotch amidst the savage highlands  Read More...

Posted: May 13, 2018

Making Roquefort in 1927

Thanks to Liz of the French Hotel Barge Emma for sharing this interesting video with us. Enjoy!  Read More...

Posted: May 10, 2018


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Friday, April 6, 2018

APRIL / MAY 2018 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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 Hotel Barge Spirit of Scotland cruising the Scottish Highlands

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

Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg. Contact Paradise Connections now to start planning your adventure.

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Special Offers / Discounts:  2018 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for 2018 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: May 22, 2018

Barging in Scotland : 5 Must See Destinations

See the settings that inspired the movie Skyfall, walk the halls of historic castles, and sample smooth scotch amidst the savage highlands  Read More...

Posted: May 13, 2018

Making Roquefort in 1927

Thanks to Liz of the French Hotel Barge Emma for sharing this interesting video with us. Enjoy!  Read More...

Posted: May 10, 2018

Burgundy Recipe: Chicken with Sherry and Tarragon

Here's a recipe you may experience aboard your Burgundy Barge Cruise. MMmmmmm... It looks yummy. Enjoy!  Read More...

Posted: April 30, 2018

Barge Anjodi - Chateau de Perdiguier Wine Visit

Guests aboard French Hotel Barge Anjodi have the chance to explore a particularly special estate while cruising the Canal du Midi: the Château de Perdiguier.  Read More...

Posted: April 28, 2018

Barge L'Art de Vivre - Dine at 5-star Chateau

On one evening during the week, guests aboard L'Art de Vivre will be treated to dinner ashore at the 5-star Château de Vault-de-Lugny in a truly astounding setting.  Read More...

Posted: April 27, 2018

Take a Quick Getaway on Dutch Barge Cruise

Looking for an extra-special, quick & easy getaway with that special certain someone in your life?  What about a romantic break on a luxury barge cruise in Holland.  Read More...

Posted: April 26, 2018

50% Discount - Panache in Champagne France

Get 50% off a Champagne Cruise aboard hotel barge Panache when booked back to back with a qualifying Burgundy cruise. Plus a free bed & breakfast in Paris!  Read More...

Posted: April 25, 2018

May 2018 Dutch Tulip Cruise

Fancy barging in Holland this spring? There is still a chance... Plus a 20% discount!  Read More...

Posted: April 16, 2018

Special Offers UPDATED

Check out our special offers of discounts, special events, and which French barges are including a FREE hotel night!  Read More...

Posted: April 10, 2018

How to cut the cheese

Liz, from the French Hotel Barge EMMA cruising the Canal du Midi, pointed out this cheese cutting graphic to us. Read More...

Posted: April 6, 2018

Go Barging This Spring on the European Waterways

After the frosty storms of this past winter, there’s nothing like a rejuvenating spring break to blow away the cobwebs and show your face some sunshine. Read More...

Posted: March 25, 2018

RECIPE: Breaded Camembert with a Port and Red Currant Sauce

This beautiful Baked Breaded Camembert with a Port and Red Currant Sauce recipe is a clear champion when it comes to dinner parties.. Read More...

Posted: March 24, 2018


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Monday, March 5, 2018

MARCH 2018 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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French Hotel Barge Roi Soleil Crossing the Orb River

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

Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg. Contact Paradise Connections now to start planning your adventure.

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Special Offers / Discounts:  2018 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent special offers lined up for 2018 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: March 8, 2018

French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre - Special Offer

Savoir Vivre offers both cabin cruises and private barge charters along the Canal de Bourgogne in the Burgundy region of France. This popular hotel barge has a special offer that we'd like to share. Read More...

Posted: March 8, 2018


Italian Hotel Barge La Bella Vita - Visit Villa Ca’Zen

One popular excursion on this Italian river cruise through the Veneto region is the lovely Villa Ca’Zen, a 17th-century villa in the Po Delta Nature Reserve, Italy’s biggest regional park. Read More...

Posted: March 5, 2018

Walking The Scottish Highlands

An all-inclusive, crewed barging charter is an excellent platform for a walking trip through the Scottish Highlands. We have two hotel barges that offer guided walking-themed cruises.  Read More...

Posted: March 3, 2018

Special Offers UPDATED

We have updated the special offers page which contains both discounts and special events. We have also updated all brochures for barges based in Great Britain, etc. Read More...

Posted: February 28, 2018

2 cabins re-open on Shannon Princess

We are pleased to announce that TWO cabins are now available.

You have another chance for barging in Ireland this season as the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess has a couple of cancellations. Read More...

Posted: February 22, 2018

Scotland's Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands

Cruising the Caledonian Canal aboard a Hotel Barge is the perfect way to appreciate the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands. This 60-mile waterway, which bisects the Highlands from Fort William to Inverness, passes brooding castles and connects dramatic, deep-water lochs. Read More...

Posted: February 20, 2018

French Hotel Barge Anjodi has new itinerary

French Hotel Barge ANJODI has a new itinerary from Marseillan to Avignon in the south of France. It is a dream come true for foodies, historians and nature lovers alike. Read More...

Posted: February 12, 2018


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Sunday, February 11, 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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French Hotel Barge Art de Vivre moored in Auxerre

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

Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg. Contact Paradise Connections now to start planning your adventure.

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Special Offers / Discounts:  2018 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent special offers lined up for 2018 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: February 22, 2018

Walking The Scottish Highlands

An all-inclusive, crewed barging charter is an excellent platform for a walking trip through the Scottish Highlands. We have two hotel barges that offer guided walking-themed cruises.  Read More...

Posted: March 3, 2018

Special Offers UPDATED

We have updated the special offers page which contains both discounts and special events. We have also updated all brochures for barges based in Great Britain, etc. More info...

Posted: February 28, 2018

2 cabins re-open on Shannon Princess

We are pleased to announce that TWO cabins are now available.

You have another chance for barging in Ireland this season as the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess has a couple of cancellations. More info...

Posted: February 22, 2018

Scotland's Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands

Cruising the Caledonian Canal aboard a Hotel Barge is the perfect way to appreciate the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands. This 60-mile waterway, which bisects the Highlands from Fort William to Inverness, passes brooding castles and connects dramatic, deep-water lochs. More info...

Posted: February 20, 2018

French Hotel Barge Anjodi has new itinerary

French Hotel Barge ANJODI has a new itinerary from Marseillan to Avignon in the south of France. It is a dream come true for foodies, historians and nature lovers alike. More info...

Posted: February 12, 2018

Savings for the single traveler

No single supplement on select cruise dates for cabin bookings for Canal du Midi, Burgundy, Upper Loire, Holland, Italy. More info...

Posted: February 11, 2018

Free Gondola Tours on Italian Hotel Barge La Bella Vita

FREE Gondola Rides and up to 20% off cabins for selected dates. La Bella Vita cruises Venice, the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon, the Bianca Canal and the Po Valley. More info...

Posted: February 10, 2018

Barge Scottish Highlander: updated our brochure

We are pleased to announce that we have updated our online brochure for Scottish Highlander. More info...

Posted: February 9, 2018


French Hotel Barge Rendez-Vous Updates

We have just completed updating the online brochure of French Hotel Barge Rendez-Vous. This includes barge specifications, amenities, photos, itineraries, cuisine... everything!  More info...

Posted: February 7, 2018

Everyone Should Do This...

Short video of happy people taking barge cruises. We loved living on the French canals and want to explore the inland waterways again.  Read More...

Posted: February 4, 2018


New French Hotel Barge Grand Cru

The French Hotel Barge Grand Cru makes her Burgundy debut in April 2018. With their gastronomic program, guests will enjoy pours of Grand Cru wines with every lunch and dinner.  Read More...

Posted: January 30, 2018

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess: Availability 2018

In January we announced that Shannon Princess had three cabins available due to cancellations... Well, those cabins were quickly booked so if you wish to partake an Irish barge cruise, please book soon for a 2019 cruise. We hate for people to be disappointed. More info...

Posted: January 29, 2018


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