Tuesday, June 23, 2009

French Hotel Barge EMMA - Wonderful food & hospitality

French Hotel Barge EMMA - Canal du Midi, South of France Cruises

Guests looking forward to today's lunch
What are these happy people anxiously awaiting?

Some more of Liz's delectable dishes!
Liz preparing one of her creations

Such as these:

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So, have a seat and tuck in!

French Hotel Barge Emma

Liz & Rene would love to welcome you aboard

Liz & Rene, French Hotel Barge Emma .French Hotel Barge Emma
their home, EMMA

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book EMMA
View Emma's online brochure
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Take a little trip: French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA - Canal du Midi Video -UPDATED RATES

The French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA has given us this delightful video to share with you. So sit back, relax and enjoy this armchair cruise of the canal du midi in the south of France aboard Alegria, with owner-operator Olivier Baudry.

Did that get you interested and you want to know more? Well, read on :)

Alegria is one of the newest converted hotel barges cruising the French canal du midi. Although she is 100-feet long, Alegria only accommodates a maximum of 4 guests, in her two spacious guest cabins. These staterooms offer flexibility as they can be arranged as you prefer with either a king bed or with two twin beds.

RATES: (Updated 17 June 2009)
In US Dollars: (7 days / 6 nights)
  • Charter of 2: $16,900
  • Charter of 3: $17,800
  • Charter of 4: $19.900
In Euros: (7 days / 6 nights)
  • Charter of 2: €12,800
  • Charter of 3: €13,500
  • Charter of 4: €14,200
Discovery Cruises: (4 days / 3 nights)
  • Inquire for current rates
DATES: These rates are applicable for the following dates (2009):
  • August 22-28
  • August 29-September 4
  • October 3-9
  • October 17-23
  • October 24-30
View ALEGRIA's comprehensive online brochure to learn more about this luxurious, crewed barge and then contact Paradise Connections to check on available dates. Come join Olivier on his beautiful Alegria and enjoy the ambience and culture of this region of France.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book Alegria
View Alegria's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cabin available on French Barge ALEGRIA in July 2009

Olivier, owner-operator of the luxury French charter barge ALEGRIA, just told us that there is an opportunity to book a single cabin for a cruise on the canal du midi in the south of France during the month of July 2009.

His client cannot charter the whole Alegria for 2 passengers only and they are willing to share the charter with an unknown couple. It can be for either the 3-night "Discovery Cruise" (Saturday-Tuesday or Tuesday-Friday) or for the standard 6-night cruise (Saturday-Friday).

AVAILABILITY: Weeks of,Olivier is ready to welcome you aboard ALEGRIA. Contact ParadiseConnections.com
  • July 4-10
  • July 11-17
  • July 18-24

RATES: (for two people sharing cabin, not each person)
  • 3-night Discovery Cruise: $6000 or €4455 /cabin, double occupancy
  • 6-night Standard Cruise: $9900 or €7500 /cabin, double occupancy

Please see our recent post about ALEGRIA including the cool video!

This is a great opportunity and hope you can take advantage of this special offer!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book Alegria
View Alegria's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Newest French Hotel Barge ENCHANTE launched

The newest luxury French Hotel Barge Enchanté for barging cruises in the South of France is nearing completion! Felicitations!!!

Barging Cruises in the South of France on the new French Hotel Barge ENCHANTE. Book with ParadiseConnections.com

Over the last nine months, Enchanté has been converted from a large Dutch barge carrying grain, into a luxurious floating hotel. During the conversion process, she even had a large mid section of the hull removed so that she will be able to fit into the smaller locks on the Canal du Midi. See our previous post with construction photos.

French Hotel Barges Enchante and RenaissanceFor the last few weeks, Enchanté has been on the long journey south from the boatyard in Amsterdam where she has been completely rebuilt, to her eventual home in the south of France. Enchanté is the latest barge to join the luxury barge charter fleet and she will begin cruising on the Canal du Midi in August 2009.

She is currently travelling down the River Rhone and aims to arrive at her final destination of Capestang in the Midi later this week, where the extensive programme of fitting out will be completed.
Cruise the south of France on the French Hotel Barge Enchanté. Contact ParadiseConnections.com
When finished, Enchanté will be a state-of-the-art hotel barge built to the highest standards of elegance and comfort, featuring exotic hardwoods and elegant furnishings.

There will be very comfortable accommodation for up to eight passengers in four double-bedded air-conditioned cabins, each with a lavish ensuite bathroom.

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Enchanté's other facilities will include a spacious sundeck with comfortable loungers, al fresco dining area, hot tub, TV, DVD player and, of course, internet connection.

Be assured that Enchanté will present delicious gourmet meals expertly prepared by the on board chef and enhanced by excellent regional wines and an open bar.

Passengers on Enchanté will have a choice of two specially designed cruise itineraries that will highlight the most delightful parts of the Languedoc, Camargue and Midi regions of Southern France.

Layout Diagram : French Hotel Barge Enchanté
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The rates for a 6 night/7 day cruise are from US$5,890 per person based on double occupancy in a cabin, or US$45,000 for an 8 passenger charter. Rates include all meals, wines, open bar, excursions, admittance fees and transfers. Contact Paradise Connections for more details.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book Enchanté
View Enchanté's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com

Friday, June 05, 2009

Luxury Crewed French Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Italy, Germany

For a selection of luxury crewed hotel barges we represent, please visit our web site, view our blog, read our monthly barging newsletter, or contact us!

A barging cruise is a wonderful vacation for singles, couples, family, friends, and corporate trips too!

Come and explore the 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

Thursday, June 04, 2009

French Barge Cruises - Loire Valley, France - NYMPHEA

Looking for a different vacation this summer? How about a French barge cruise and explore the spectacular Loire Valley in France and its main tributary, the River Cher, which have carried cargo and passengers for over 2000 years.

The Valley of the Kings is a timeless region of spectacular beauty and grace and we are delighted to offer the all-inclusive luxury hotel barge NYMPHEA which navigates the heart of the Loire Valley.

The French Hotel Barge NYMPHEA cruises the Loire Valley, France. Book with ParadiseConnections.com

The 6-passenger French hotel barge, Nymphea, is a classic Dutch design with shallow draft and is ideal for navigating the incredibly beautiful yet somewhat sandy reaches of the river Cher in the Loire valley, France.

Cruise Highlights:
  • Cruise under the famed Château de Chenonceau
  • Visit a Troglodyte cave dwelling and see the silkworm nursery
  • Excursion to the Château d'Amboise
  • Private wine tastings at Montrichard and the Domaine de Fonenay
  • Visit to Château de Nitray and its rose garden
  • Colorful street markets
  • Excellent walking and bicycling
  • Optional hot air ballooning
Visit the French hotel barge NYMPHEA's online brochure

Like most barges, Nymphea offers private barge charters as well as charters where you can book a cabin and share the barge cruise with other guests. Nymphea also has special rates for private, honeymoon charters for two.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us and we check availability for your dates!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book NYMPHEA
View Nymphea's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com