Sunday, February 11, 2018


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Planning a barging vacation in 2018?

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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