Saturday, September 24, 2016

Barging 2017 - Special Offers and Discounts for Hotel Barge Cruises

Hello! Hope you are well and had a nice summer. Here's a video of barging guests that definitely enjoyed themselves.



This post concerns special offers on Hotel Barge Charters & Cruises for 2017 but we would like to remind you that there are still some specials for the remainder of the 2016 season (Read Here).


SPECIAL OFFERS FOR 2017
(Valid through December 31, 2016)
Book early to reserve your preferred dates

Discounts are for both private charters and individual cabin booking weeks
BURGUNDY

CANAL DU MIDI
  • Anjodi: 10% off: August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Enchante: 10% off: March 19, 26 and April 2
  • Clair de Lune: 10% off: July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27

ALSACE-LORRAINE
  • Panache: 10% off: July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27

GASCONY
  • Rosa: 10% off: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 (cabins only), 21

ITALY


Looking forward to your inquiries



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barge trip
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FREE hotel nights and last minute specials on Hotel Barges 2016

Hello! Hope you are well and having a nice summer.

In this post we have information about FREE hotel nights for select French barges for the remainder of 2016. We also mention barges that have discounted rates for the remainder of 2016. And, current availability for 2016 barges. Looking for a 2017 barge cruise? We'll mention special offers for 2017 as well.


As many of you are aware, September is the most popular month for barging and a great time of year to take a Luxury Hotel Barge cruise.

September is always a wonderful month to take a hotel barge cruise through one of the stunning regions in France. The vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux are at their glorious best, the Canal du Midi beckons with a gentle pace of life and fascinating history, and Alsace-Lorraine offers a unique blend of cultures. Also, there are less holidaymakers and the weather is ideal.

We still have some availability for the month (as well as October) with some great special offers on both cabin and charter bookings. See below for the departure dates and contact us for more details and current availability.

FREE HOTEL NIGHT
Several of our French barges are offering a free hotel night for new bookings on all remaining 2016 departures in 2016. The hotel stay includes breakfast, can be used either pre-or post-cruise, and is combinable with any other current offer. For example:
  • Departures on Anjodi and Clair de Lune on the Canal du Midi in Southwest France earn a free night in a Comfort Suite at the Clarion Suites Hotel in Narbonne.  
  • A free night in a St. Honoré room at the Hotel Westminster in central Paris is available with all remaining departures on La Belle Epoque and L'Art de Vivre in Burgundy. 
Booking deposits must be made by September 30, 2016 to be eligible for this free hotel offer.

CURRENT AVAILABILITY 

Please excuse any errors in the listing below. We strive for accuracy but while searching for availability plus the various discounts and accommodation types it is easy for mistakes to creep in. Contact us for verification.

Cabin Cruises:
4 September 2016
  • La Belle Epoque - Burgundy: 1 twin cabin open. $10,530/cabin, dbl occ (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Anjodi - Canal du Midi: 1 cabin open. $8280/cabin, dbl occ (includes discount). One FREE hotel night, too
  • Clair de Lune - Canal du Midi: 1 cabin open. $9080/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Scottish Highlander - Scotland: 1 cabin open: $7000/cabin dbl occ (includes discount)
11 September 2016
  • La Belle Epoque - Burgundy: 3 cabins open: $10,530/cabin, dbl occ (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • L'Impressionniste - Burgundy: 1 twin cabin open: $11,780/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Renaissance - Burgundy: 1 cabin open: $12,880/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: 1 cabin open. $7400/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount)
  • Shannon Princess - Ireland: 1 cabin open: $10,100/cabin, dbl occ.
18 September 2016
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: 1 cabin open: $7800/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • La Belle Epoque - Burgundy: 1 twin cabin open: $10,530/cabin, dbl occ (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: 2 cabins open: $12,000/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount)
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: 4 cabins open: $8700/cabin, dbl occ 
25 September 2016
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: 3 cabins open: $9680/cabin, dbl occ.(includes discount)
  • Nymphea - Loire: 2 twin cabins open: $8950/cabin, dbl occ.
  • Anjodi - Canal du Midi: 1 cabin open: $8280/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: 4 cabins open: $8700/cabin, dbl occ 
2 October 2016
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: 3 cabins open: $12,000/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount)
  • Clair de Lune - Canal du Midi: 1 cabin open. $9080/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • La Belle Epoque - Burgundy: 2 twin cabins open: $9280/cabin, dbl occ (includes discount)
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: 1 cabin open: $7800/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount)  
  • La Bella Vita - Venice, Italy: 5 cabins open: $5880/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount)
9 October 2016
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: 4 cabins open: $10,080/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount)
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: 2 cabins open: $8000/cabin, dbl occ.(includes discount)
  • Anjodi - Canal du Midi: 1 cabin open: $8130/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Enchante - Canal du Midi: 4 cabins open: $11,000/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too 
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: 4 cabins open: $8700/cabin, dbl occ
  • Magna Carta - Thames, England: 1 cabin open: $6480/cabin, dbl occ (includes discount)
  • Scottish Highlander - Scotland: 1 cabin open: $6930/cabin dbl occ (includes discount)
16 October 2016
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: 4 cabins open: $8700/cabin, dbl occ 
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: 2 cabins open: $10,500/cabin, dbl occ.
  • L'Impressionniste - Burgundy: 5 cabins open: $10,500 or $10,180/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Enchante - Canal du Midi: 2 cabins open: $9280/cabin, dbl occ. (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too 
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: 4 cabins open: $8900/cabin, dbl occ.
  • Magna Carta - Thames, England: 4 cabins open: $8980/cabin, dbl occ.

23 October 2016
  • L'Impressionniste - Burgundy: 5 cabins open: $10,500 or $10,180/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Renaissance - Upper Loire & Burgundy: 3 cabins open: $13,300/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: 4 cabins open: $12,580/cabin, dbl occ.
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: 4 cabins open: $8500/cabin, dbl occ 
  • Clair de Lune - Canal du Midi: 3 cabins open: $10,300/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: 6 cabins open: $10,500/cabin, dbl occ.
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: 4 cabins open: 8900/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Enchante - Canal du Midi: 4 cabins open: $11,780/cabin, dbl occ. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Magna Carta - Thames, England: 4 cabins open: $8980/cabin, dbl occ.
  • Scottish Highlander - Scotland: 4 cabins open: $8180 or $9380/cabin, dbl occ.

Private Charters:
4 September 2016
  • Renaissance - Upper Loire & Western Burgundy:  $49,200 for up to 8 guests (includes discount). One FREE hotel night, too.
11 September 2016
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: $30,000 for up to 8 guests (includes discount). One FREE hotel night, too.
18 September 2016
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: $29,200 for up to 8 guests (includes discount).
25 September 2016
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: $29,200 for up to 8 guests (includes discount).
2 October 2016
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: $29,200 for up to 8 guests (includes discount).
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: $54,000 for up to 12 guests (includes discount)
  • Magna Carta - Thames, England: $30,500 for up to 8 guests (includes discount)
9 October 2016
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: $39,000 for up to 8 guests (includes discount)
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: $32,500 for 8 guests, $30,100 for up to 6 guests
  • Enchante - Canal du Midi: $43,000 for up to 8 guests (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: $25,000 for up to 8 guests (includes discount). One FREE hotel night, too. 
 16 October 2016
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: $39,000 for up to 8 guests (includes discount)
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: $32,500 for 8 guests, $30,100 for up to 6 guests
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: $45,000 for up to 12 guests (includes discount)
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: $30,800 for up to 6 guests & $33,000 for 8
  • Magna Carta - Thames, England: $25,200 for up to 8 guests (includes discount)
23 October 2016
  • L'Impressionniste - Burgundy: $51,400 for up to 8 guests, $54,400 for 10, and $57,000 for 12. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Finesse - Southern Burgundy: $32,500 for up to 8 guests (includes discount)
  • Rosa - Bordeaux: $32,500 for 8 guests, $30,100 for up to 6 guests
  • Clair de Lune - Canal du Midi: $23,000 for up to 6 guests (includes discount). One FREE hotel night, too
  • Panache - Alsace-Lorraine: $51,400 for up to 8 guests, $54,400 for 10, and $57,000 for 12 guests
  • L'Art de Vivre - Burgundy: $30,800 for up to 6 guests & $33,000 for 8. One FREE hotel night, too
  • Enchante - Canal du Midi: $36,500 for up to 8 guests (includes discount) One FREE hotel night, too
  • Magna Carta - Thames, England: $30,400 for up to 6 and $33,200 for 8
  • Scottish Highlander - Scotland: $23,500 for up to 8 guests (includes discount)

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR 2017
(Valid through December 31, 2016)
Book early to reserve your preferred dates

BURGUNDY

CANAL DU MIDI
  • Anjodi: 10% off: August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Enchante: 10% off: March 19, 26 and April 2
  • Clair de Lune: 10% off: July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27

ALSACE-LORRAINE
  • Panache: 10% off: July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27

GASCONY
  • Rosa: 10% off: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21

ITALY

Wow, that's quite a list... I hope you found this to be informative and helpful.

Looking forward to your inquiries



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barge trip
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 




Friday, July 15, 2016

French Hotel Barges - September 2016 Availability on the French Canals

September, the most popular month for barging the French canals, is always a wonderful time of the year to take a hotel barge cruise through one of the stunning regions in France. The vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux are at their glorious best, the Canal du Midi beckons with a gentle pace of life and fascinating history, and Alsace-Lorraine offers a unique blend of cultures. Also, there are less holidaymakers and the weather is ideal.

We still have some availability for the month with some great special offers on both cabin and charter bookings. See below for the departure dates and contact us for more details.


LA BELLE EPOQUE
Burgundy


Available:
August 28; September 4, 11 & 18

View Brochure

ANJODI
Canal du Midi


Available:
August 28; September 4 & 25

 View Brochure


RENAISSANCE
Loire & Western Burgundy


Available:
September 4 & 11

View Brochure


PANACHE
Alsace - Lorraine


Available:
August 28

View Brochure


L' ART DE VIVRE
Burgundy


Available:
August 28; September 11 & 18

View Brochure


ROSA
Bordeaux


Available:
August 28; September 4, 11, 18 & 25

View Brochure






BOOK NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEPTEMBER BARGE CRUISE



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barge trip
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 



Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Irish Hotel Barge SHANNON PRINCESS - Special Offer August 2016

The Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess has a substantial discount on cabins for their August 14, 2016 cruise.

UPDATED July 11, 2016

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

SPECIAL OFFER: 

Shannon Princess has three cabins available on their August 14th cruise and they would like to fill them up, if possible.

Thus, they are offering a 30% PER PERSON discount on these remaining cabins.

The special rate is $3535 ($5050 -30%) per person, double occupancy.

UPDATED July 11, 2016
Additional special offers for the week of August 14, 2016

  1. One cabin = 30% discount
  2. Two cabins for the price of one
  3. Three cabins for the price of two.

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

Visit the Emerald Isle aboard the owner-operated hotel barge, ShannonPrincess II, cruising the River Shannon between Athlone and Killaloe. Explore the lovely Irish countryside... not only the rich wildlife and spectacular scenery, but their myths and legends as well. Pass by ancient monasteries, prehistoric cities, forts and Celtic villages, while floating along the tranquil Shannon River.

Shannon Princess accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins which can be configured as either doubles or twins, as you prefer. Throughout the barge, you will find antiquities, crafts, and art with many works by Irish and local artists.

Shannon Princess is available for private charters and individual cabin booking for shared charter weeks.

View our online brochure for the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess which includes their various themed itineraries such as their golfing cruise. Then contact Paradise Connections to start planning your barging vacation.




Relax, unwind and watch the world float by...



Contact Paradise Connections to book SHANNON PRINCESS
View Shannon Princess's online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 


Saturday, June 25, 2016

2017 Prices coming July 1st

Please be advised that 2017 prices for many of the barges that we represent will come in effect Friday, July 1, 2016.

Any options placed on or before Thursday, June 30, 2016 will be honoured at their 2016 prices provided that these options are confirmed by Tuesday, July 5 with cleared funds for deposit and signed booking form.

2017 tariffs will show a small increase averaging approximately 1.5%.


BOOK NOW TO SECURE 2016 RATES FOR 2017 BARGES CRUISES



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barge trip
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 

It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

French Hotel Barge Renaissance: Revised 2016 Itinerary

Renaissance, the French Hotel Barge that cruises the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy, will be operating a revised itinerary for the remainder of 2016 due to flooding in the Loire area this June. There is damage to the northern part of the Canal de Briare and parts are not navigable.

French Hotel Barge RENAISSANCE - Cruising the French canals


For the remainder of 2016, Renaissance will be cruising an alternative route between Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluse and St-Satur. This itinerary is approximately 15 miles south of their standard cruise route on the Canal du Briaire, and the excursions offered are similar to the original cruise. Their usual pick-up and drop-off points in Paris remain the same.

CURRENT 2016 AVAILABILITY (as of June 22, 2016)
  • July 3-9 : 4 cabins open. Available for private charter or as a cabin cruise.
  • July 24-30 : 1 cabin open, 3 booked
  • July 31-Aug 6 : 1 cabin open, 3 booked
  • August 7-13 : 1 cabin open, 3 booked
  • August 14-20 : 2 cabin open, 2 booked
  • August 21-27 : 4 cabins open. Available for private charter or as a cabin cruise.
  • September 4-10 : 4 cabins open. Available for private charter or as a cabin cruise.
  • September 11-17 : 2 cabin open, 2 booked
  • October 23-29 : 4 cabins open. Available for private charter or as a cabin cruise.

Take a quick video tour of the French Hotel Barge Renaissance:

Enjoy a French Barging Cruise this Summer ...



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book RENAISSANCE 
View Renaissance's online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 

It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.

Monday, June 13, 2016

LA BELLA VITA, Opera Cruise special

La Bella Vita, our 20-passenger Italian hotel barge, will operate two itineraries for their August 21, 2016 cruise.
  • 6-night, Classic Cruise commencing on Sunday, August 21, 2016, and
  • 7-night, Opera Cruise commencing on Saturday, August 20, 2016.
You can choose between the standard, classic cruise or take advantage of the 7-night Opera itinerary which includes a hotel night plus a night at the Opera.

Photo Courtesy of Fondazione Arena di Verona


CLASSIC CRUISE
Six-night all-inclusive cruise between Venice and Mantua. Special price of $2540/person, double occupancy.

OPERA ITINERARY
Seven-night all-inclusive cruise includes 1st night (Saturday, August 20th) at the Hotel due Torri in Verona, and a performance of Bizet's Carmen at the Arena di Verona (best seats in the house). The cruise is then for 6 nights commencing Sunday 21st and the direction is from Venice to Mantua. Special offer price for Opera Cruise $3490/person, double occupancy.

Read about last year's Opera's offering in our 2015 post. Note that the 2016 cruise is on special.



Looking forward to your inquiries...



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book LA BELLA VITA 
View La Bella Vita's online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 

It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.



Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Special Family French Barge Cabin Cruises

We would like to announce that there are three family-themed charter cruises scheduled for summer 2016. These cruises are available by the cabin... no need to book a private barge trip (unless you want to, of course!).


L'Art de Vivre

Anjodi

Panache

Participating French hotel barges are:
  • Anjodi, Canal du Midi: 
    • August 14-20, 2016 - 4 cabins available
  • Panache, Alsace-Lorraine: 
    • August 21-27, 2016 - 6 cabins available

We know that it can be quite challenging for many families to plan vacation time together. A hotel barge cruise can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a family with a chance to enjoy quality time together. A family as small as three people, booking a minimum of two cabins, can be confident that on the date they booked, their hotel barge (which can accommodate up to 8 or 12 guests) will be waiting for them. They will enjoy all the usual amenities from an attentive crew whether all the other cabins are booked or not.


L'ART DE VIVRE
The eight-passenger L’Art de Vivre’s family-themed cruise departs August 7th. Cruising through the scenic Burgundy countryside, the vessel’s itinerary includes a visit to Cardoland prehistoric World of Dinosaurs, canoe trips, and a tour of the Caves of Ancy sur Cure, a major site for Palaeolithic cave paintings.

ANJODI
The August 14th departure of the 8-passenger Anjodi, based on the Canal du Midi, includes a visit to Aqualand Cap D’Agde, a popular family water park. The itinerary also includes a tour of the Oppidum d’Enserune Roman settlement and the prehistoric Grotte de Limousis prehistoric caves.

PANACHE
The August 21st departure on the 12-passenger Panache, which cruises the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, includes a visit to the Centre Aquatique Sarrebourg water park as well as the Alpine Luge at Lutzelbourg – a 1,640-foot high-speed rail ride down a mountainside. There is also a visit to the Saint Croix Animal Park and the Chocolate Museum in Strasbourg.


Prices for these 6-night family-themed cruises start at $4,450 per person, based on double occupancy, and are all-inclusive, including admission to all the family attractions on the itineraries.

Also, guests under the age of 18-years old receive $300 off. Wouldn't this be perfect for someone studying French?


Allons-y . . .
Let's Go Barging This Summer !



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barge trip
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 

It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

French Barge Anjodi - Enjoy special savings this summer

The French Hotel Barge Anjodi offers cruises along the Canal du Midi this summer at special rates.

French Hotel Barge Anjodi Moored in Le Somail, Canal du Midi

Sporting a classic Dutch design, the 8-passenger Anjodi hotel barge has had a facelift for 2016, with cabins and saloon skillfully refurbished to create a lighter, more spacious ambience that complements its African hardwood paneling and shining brass fittings.


Anjodi also features a spacious sundeck and hot tub from which to watch the world go by in luxury and comfort.

Excursion highlights include a private wine tasting at the 14th century Chateau de Perdiguier, a former noble’s country house renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. Guests will also tour Carcassonne, a medieval walled city boasting 53 watchtowers and double-walled fortifications, and the culturally rich town of Pezenas, where French playwright and actor Moliere spent his summers.



Anjodi is offering a $2500 per cabin discount for select departures in May, June and July 2016.  Ideal for families and small groups, Anjodi is also offering $8000 off full-boat charter prices for select departures in June, July, and August 2016. Click for our Barging Special Offers page for more details.



Anjodi cruises the canal du midi in the south of France between Le Somail and Marseillan. Contact Paradise Connections to book your barging trip.

Go Barging This Summer in France!



Contact Paradise Connections to book ANJODI
View Anjodi's online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Special Offers for Barge Cruises Updated

Just a quick note to let you know that we have updated our Special Offers & Discounts Page that you can view here:  CLICK HERE FOR SPECIALS

We will have some new posts soon!



French Hotel Barge Anjodi - Canal du Midi, France



Let's Go Barging !



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barge trip
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com
 

It's not how far nor how fast, it's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.