Sunday, May 12, 2019

MAY 2019 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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 French Hotel Barge Enchante

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

Hotel Barging Cruises on the European Waterways with Paradise Connections
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Special Offers / Discounts:  2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for the 2019 season 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 16, 2019

Family Barge Charters

Have kids who are interested in European history or maybe studying French? Here's a great idea... a family barge charter! A quality family vacation where several generations of the same family can grab that rare opportunity to all be together is becoming more and more desirable. There is something on offer for family members of all ages. Read More...

Posted: May 18, 2019

New Special Offers - Expires June 24, 2019

We have updated the special offers for our European hotel barges. Most offers are valid for new bookings made by June 24, 2019. There's a variety of nice discounts across France, Italy & Scotland for you to enjoy, including La Bella Vita's special opera cruise. Departures range from May through October 2019. Read More...

Posted: May 17, 2019

Special Offers for 2020 Barge Charter Season

Most of the barges we represent are currently offering 2020 bookings at 2019 prices. A few even have special offers for next spring if booked before June 24, 2019. Take this opportunity to save on your 2020 barging vacation. Read More...

Posted: May 17, 2019

La Bella Vita's 2019 Opera Cruise

The special opera itinerary is for 7 nights and begins Saturday August 10, 2019. It includes a hotel night in Verona (August 10), opera museum visit, dinner, and a performance of Puccini's "Tosca" at the Arena di Verona. The cruise then continues for 6 nights August 11-17, 2019 between Venice and Mantua. Read More...

Posted: May 16, 2019

Special Offer For Solo Travellers

If you are a solo traveller, or perhaps want to cruise with family or friends and would simply like a cabin to yourself, then our special "No Single Supplement" offer will certainly appeal.  Read More...

Posted: May 15, 2019

Magna Carta's New River Table

This beautiful River table is one of the latest additions to the English Hotel Barge Magna Carta for the 2019 season. Their unique dining table was created exclusively for Magna Carta using solid oak for the table top and legs, and a blue resin to create the river effect. Read More...

Posted: May 14, 2019

More News From English Hotel Barge Magna Carta

Over the off season, Magna Carta had quite a few projects going on. We show a few examples: solar panels & more efficient alternator for charging, new decking, new hot tub installation, beautiful new dining table... Also, remaining open 2019 dates for Magna Carta. Read More...

Posted: May 13, 2019

Magna Carta Food News

View some of Chef Carl's culinary sensations from a recent cruise on the English Hotel Barge Magna Carta. You too can experience these delights on the Thames! Also posted remaining open 2019 dates for Magna Carta. Read More...

Posted: May 13, 2019

From Shannon Princess: Irish Bluebells And Their Folklore

It's that time of year when much of our Emerald Isle is in fact blue. There are carpets of bluebells in woodland and forests, also in hedgerows where their presence indicates ancient woodland.
NOTE: Only one week still available for 2019 season. 2 cabins open. Read More...

Posted: May 12, 2019

Chef's Update For 2019 Barging Season on Finesse

Mike Crowson, the chef aboard French Hotel Barge Finesse, is looking forward to getting back into the kitchen and meeting lots of new guests. Also, remaining open 2019 dates for Finesse. Read More...

Posted: May 5, 2019

Hotel Barge Rosa - Tastes of Gascony

What better way to spend a relaxed, romantic holiday than sampling some of the region’s delectable delights aboard a barge cruise? Here are a few of the specialities you should definitely try when in Gascony… Read More...

Posted: May 3, 2019

Celebrate Flower Power aboard Dutch Hotel Barge Panache

Keukenhof Gardens turned 70 this year. An important anniversary for one of Europe’s most revered and celebrated of gardens. Book the Hotel Barge Panache in advance for 2020 to stroll among the tulips of this Dutch gem. View open 2019 dates for Champagne and Alsace-Lorraine regions. Read More...

Posted: May 1, 2019



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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

APRIL 2019 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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Let's go on a barging vacation


 French Hotel Barge Enchante

Come and explore the French canals or other European waterways aboard a quality, luxury, all inclusive, crewed boutique hotel barge.
Scroll down for barging news!

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.

Hotel Barging Cruises on the European Waterways with Paradise Connections
Let's Go Barging !

Special Offers / Discounts:  2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for the 2019 season 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: April 2, 2019

Celebrate Flower Power aboard Dutch Hotel Barge Panache

Keukenhof Gardens turns 70 this year. An important anniversary for one of Europe’s most revered and celebrated of gardens. Come aboard the Hotel Barge Panache this May to stroll among the tulips of this Dutch gem. Discounted cruises. Read More...

Posted: April 13, 2019

Barging Burgundy: Discover French Wine and Mustard

Easily accessible by the Canal de Bourgogne, the cities of Dijon and Chablis are renowned worldwide for their signature offerings – unmatched mustard and incredible premier cru and grand cru wine. Read More...

Posted: April 6, 2019

French Hotel Barge Renaissance - Meet The Captain

Meet the Captain. Renaissance is designed to carry up to eight guests in ultimate luxury along the Canal de Briare, France's oldest canal. Enjoy a journey steeped in history on a cruise route that features elegant chateaux, small countryside villages and the famed wine-growing region of Sancerre.. Read More...

Posted: April 4, 2019

Special Offers for 2020 Barge Charter Season

We have posted special offers for hotel barge charters taking place in 2020. Offers valid for charters deposited by May 13, 2019. Read More...

Posted: April 3, 2019

New Special Offers - Expires May 13, 2019

Today, we updated the special offers for our European hotel barges. Most offers are valid for new bookings made by May 13, 2019. There's a variety of nice discounts across France, Holland, Italy & Scotland making Spring 2019 the ideal time for your cruise. Read More...

Posted: April 2, 2019



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Monday, April 1, 2019

BARGING NEWSLETTER - April 2019 Mailing

Summary of postings on our


Let's go on a barging vacation

 French Hotel Barge Enchante

Come and explore the French canals or other European waterways aboard a quality, luxury, all inclusive, crewed boutique hotel barge.
Scroll down for barging news!

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.

Hotel Barging Cruises on the European Waterways with Paradise Connections
Let's Go Barging !

Special Offers / Discounts:  2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for the 2019 season 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: April 2, 2019

Barging Burgundy: Discover French Wine and Mustard

Easily accessible by the Canal de Bourgogne, the cities of Dijon and Chablis are renowned worldwide for their signature offerings – unmatched mustard and incredible premier cru and grand cru wine. Read More...

Posted: April 6, 2019

French Hotel Barge Renaissance - Meet The Captain

Meet the Captain. Renaissance is designed to carry up to eight guests in ultimate luxury along the Canal de Briare, France's oldest canal. Enjoy a journey steeped in history on a cruise route that features elegant chateaux, small countryside villages and the famed wine-growing region of Sancerre.. Read More...

Posted: April 4, 2019

Special Offers for 2020 Barge Charter Season

We have posted special offers for hotel barge charters taking place in 2020. Offers valid for charters deposited by May 13, 2019. Read More...

Posted: April 3, 2019

New Special Offers - Expires May 13, 2019

Today, we updated the special offers for our European hotel barges. Most offers are valid for new bookings made by May 13, 2019. There's a variety of nice discounts across France, Holland, Italy & Scotland making this the ideal time for your cruise. Read More...

Posted: April 2, 2019

Visit Alsace-Lorraine (France) with Panache

Where French and German culture collide, this is a region for the adventurer in you. There can be no better view than from Panache’s on deck spa pool (hot tub) as the leaves of the forested hillsides turn from green to gold to red to yellow. . Read More...

Posted: March 19, 2019

Great Barge Charter Deals For Solo Travellers

If you are a solo traveller, or perhaps want to cruise with family or friends and would simply like a cabin to yourself, then our special "No Single Supplement" offer will certainly appeal. Read More...

Posted: March 17, 2019

Barge MAGNA CARTA: Special Downton Abbey Cruises 2019

English Hotel Barge Magna Carta has added the Highclere Castle excursion to several of their cruise weeks for the 2019 barging season. Read More...

Posted: March 13, 2019

RECIPE: Let's Make Chocolate Truffles for Valentines

The Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess has an easy recipe to make chocolate truffles for Valentines Day. Let's check it out!. Read More...

Posted: February 13, 2019

Culinary Delight on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Take a jaunt on the legendary Caledonian Canal and delve into traditional Scottish cuisine aboard Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander or Spirit of Scotland. Read More...

Posted: February 11, 2019

French Hotel Barge Anjodi - Meet The Captain

A well-known figure on the Canal du Midi, Laurent has over ten years barging experience with our good friends at European Waterways. 2019 will be his sixth year at the helm of Anjodi. Read More...

Posted: February 7, 2019

French Hotel Barge Grand Cru - cabin weeks

The French Hotel Barge Grand Cru is basically a "charter only" type of barge and rarely offers cabin cruise weeks where you can book an individual cabin and share the barge with other passengers. A great way to do a barge cruise on a budget. Read More...

Posted: February 6, 2019

French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque : Champagne Wednesdays

The luxury Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque spends her time cruising through the diverse and scenic wine country of Northern Burgundy. They have decided to bolster their itinerary with a weekly trip to a unique section of the Champagne region.. Read More...

Posted: February 1, 2019



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Sunday, March 17, 2019

MARCH 2019 BARGING VACATIONS NEWSLETTER

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Let's go on a barging vacation 

 French Hotel Barge Rosa - Cruising Southwest France: Gascony & Bordeaux

Come and explore the French canals or other European waterways aboard a quality, luxury, all inclusive, crewed boutique hotel barge.
Scroll down for barging news!

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.

Hotel Barging Cruises on the European Waterways with Paradise Connections
Let's Go Barging !

Special Offers / Discounts:  2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for the 2019 season 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 17, 2019

Visit Alsace-Lorraine (France) with Panache

Where French and German culture collide, this is a region for the adventurer in you. There can be no better view than from Panache’s on deck spa pool (hot tub) as the leaves of the forested hillsides turn from green to gold to red to yellow. . Read More...

Posted: March 19, 2019

Great Barge Charter Deals For Solo Travellers

If you are a solo traveller, or perhaps want to cruise with family or friends and would simply like a cabin to yourself, then our special "No Single Supplement" offer will certainly appeal. Read More...

Posted: March 17, 2019

Barge MAGNA CARTA: Special Downton Abbey Cruises 2019

English Hotel Barge Magna Carta has added the Highclere Castle excursion to several of their cruise weeks for the 2019 barging season. Read More...

Posted: March 13, 2019

New Special Offers - Expires April 1, 2019

Today, we updated the special offers for our European hotel barges. Most offers are valid for new bookings made by April 1, 2019. There's a variety of nice discounts across France, Holland, Italy & Scotland making Spring 2019 the ideal time for your cruise. Read More...

Posted: February 20, 2019

RECIPE: Let's Make Chocolate Truffles for Valentines

The Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess has an easy recipe to make chocolate truffles for Valentines Day. Let's check it out!. Read More...

Posted: February 13, 2019

French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre - Discounted Cabin Week

Savoir Vivre has a very special offer for the first week (March 31 to April 6) of their 2019 barging season with cabins discounted to $2500 per person. Only ONE cabin left. Read More...

Posted: February 12, 2019

Culinary Delight on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Take a jaunt on the legendary Caledonian Canal and delve into traditional Scottish cuisine aboard Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander or Spirit of Scotland. Read More...

Posted: February 11, 2019

French Hotel Barge Anjodi - Meet The Captain

A well-known figure on the Canal du Midi, Laurent has over ten years barging experience with our good friends at European Waterways. 2019 will be his sixth year at the helm of Anjodi. Read More...

Posted: February 7, 2019

French Hotel Barge Grand Cru - cabin weeks

The French Hotel Barge Grand Cru is basically a "charter only" type of barge and rarely offers cabin cruise weeks where you can book an individual cabin and share the barge with other passengers. A great way to do a barge cruise on a budget. Read More...

Posted: February 6, 2019

French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque : Champagne Wednesdays

The luxury Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque spends her time cruising through the diverse and scenic wine country of Northern Burgundy. They have decided to bolster their itinerary with a weekly trip to a unique section of the Champagne region.. Read More...

Posted: February 1, 2019

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess : Walking Themed Cruise 2020

Ireland has some of the finest scenery in the world. With all on their doorstep, Shannon Princess believes the best way to see some of these sights is on foot. They have developed  a walking itinerary to enable guests to incorporate a walking holiday with a luxury cruise. Read More...

Posted: January 29, 2019

RECIPE - Fusilli with Pumpkin Cream, Guanciale & Ricotta Salata

This salty sweet Italian treat of Fusilli with Pumpkin Cream, Guanciale & Ricotta Salata, is a traditional recipe made with the finest ingredients. This has an incredible balance between the sweetness of the pumpkin, the saltiness of the crispy bacon and the spiciness of the ricotta salata, smartly enhanced with chilli. Read More...

Posted: January 28, 2019



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