Thursday, January 10, 2019


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 Hotel Barge Spirit of Scotland - Explore the Scottish Highlands

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: January 8, 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

Wine Appreciation Cruises in Italy aboard La Bella Vita

Italy is a major exporter of wine, with a heritage dating back to Roman times more than 2,000 years ago. Experience the fine wines of Italy with La Bella Vita's new Wine Appreciation cruise on the waterways of Venice and the Po Valley. Read More...

Posted: January 21, 2019

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Renaissance in Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is considered the birthplace of the French Renaissance. In 2019, throughout the entire anniversary year, events, expositions, scientific symposiums, visits, and regional and European-themed courses revive the spirit of the Renaissance.
Join in the celebration aboard French Hotel Barge Nymphea and cruise the River Cher in the Loire Valley, France. Read More...

Posted: January 14, 2019

RECIPE : Chocolate Soufflé from Barge Finesse

Here's a recipe from Mike Crowson, the chef aboard "Finesse", that we'd like to share with you. Enjoy.  Read More...

Posted: January 13, 2019

Spring Barging Cruises in Holland

A barge cruise is definitely the way to discover Holland. Experience quaint Dutch windmills, world-famous flowers, small European towns, historic cities, art history, and Delft pottery, all in one week.  Read More...

Posted:January 10, 2019

Special Offers for 2019 Hotel Barges - Updated

Today, we updated the special offers for our European hotel barges. Most offers are valid for new bookings made by February 18, 2019. There's a variety of nice discounts across France, Italy & Scotland making Spring (March-June) 2019 the ideal time for your cruise.  Read More...

Posted: January 8, 2019

RECIPE: Ravioli alla Mantovana

Created by Andrea Chin, the talented Italian chef who prepares wonderful regional Italian cuisine every day on board La Bella Vita, the Italian 20-passenger vessel which cruises between Venice and Mantua. It is a dish that always gets top marks from guests whenever he serves it... Read More...

Posted: December 17, 2018

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