Tuesday, November 15, 2011

French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE - Early season rates 2012

The French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE has announced new rates for early 2012.

Barge Savoir Vivre cruises along the canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy canal) between Escommes and Fleurey-sur-Ouche.

The first six weeks of their 2012 charter season has the very special pricing of  $22,000 for charters of any size up to 8 guests. This equates to only $2750/person. This is a $6000 savings from their regular, 8-person rate. A very good deal, indeed.

April 1-7: Booked
April 8-14: Open... BOOK NOW
April 15-21: Open... BOOK NOW
April 22-28: Open... BOOK NOW
April 29-May 5: Open... BOOK NOW
May 6-12: Open... BOOK NOW

Savoir Vivre is a bit different to the other barges that we represent as they do not have an onboard chef. Pastries for the continental breakfast are supplied by the local baker. Lunch is catered by professional chefs who meet up with the boat with their prepared meal. Dinners are off the boat in locally selected restaurants (included in charter fee).

Savoir Vivre is 80 feet long, air conditioned (and has central heat, too), 4 identical guest cabins which can be configured with a queen or two twin beds, each having ensuite private bathrooms, flat screen TV, internet where available, 8 bicycles, etc...

SAVOIR VIVRE: Ability to live life well and with intelligent enjoyment, meeting every situation with poise, good manners, and elegance. Etymology: French, to know (how) to live.

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

Monday, November 14, 2011

Welcome, Hotel Barge PANACHE, to our barging fleet

We would like to welcome the Hotel Barge Panache (ex-Marjorie II) to our fleet of select barges.

Hotel Barge Panache - Barging cruises in Holland & Lorraine-Alsace, France

The 12-passenger barge Panache will be under new ownership for the 2012 season. We are confident that they will provide excellent service and value as we have a proven track record with the owners who have 35 years' experience in the barging industry.

Keukenhof Gardens, Holland --- St Paul's in Strasbourg, France

In April and May, Panache will embark on circular “Dutch Tulip Cruises” starting and finishing in Haarlem, visiting the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom, the world famous Delft pottery and the cheese center of Gouda.  After an Amsterdam (Holland) to Bruges (Belgium) cruise the week of May 27 to June 2, she will reposition to cruise throughout the rest of the 2012 season on the beautiful Canal de la Marne au Rhin from Mittersheim to Strasbourg in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. What a great way to experience the unique mix of French and German cultures, Baroque and Romanesque architecture, storybook hamlets and wonderful white wines of this historic region.

The 129-foot Panache is a 12-passenger, luxury hotel barge of classic Dutch design and has a professional crew of five to attend to your needs. Panache is fully air conditioned with spacious public areas and six ensuite staterooms, with your choice of twin or queen bed configurations.

We are very pleased to have another barge in the Alsace-Lorraine region as La Nouvelle Etoile, also an excellent hotel barge that we recommend, only covers this area for 4 weeks beginning August 26th and they quickly book up.

Panache is available for Cabin Cruises where you share the barge with other like-minded travellers, and also for Private Charters with a price structure beginning at an 8-passenger minimum rate.

Introductory prices have the Value Season extend all the way from April 1st (and this is no April Fools) through August 19, 2012, with Regular Season rates in effect from August 26 to September 30, then back to Value Season.

We will keep you informed on the progress of Panache's refit and post new photos as we get them :)

Go Barging in 2012!

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Barging Vacations Special Offers for 2012


French Hotel Barge ANJODI
Canal du midi barging cruises in the south of France


Our normal Terms & Conditions apply.  Some cruises may require a minimum of 4 passengers booked to guarantee the cruise.
These special offers are subject to availability, apply to new bookings only and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.


French Hotel Barge EMMA - Barging cruises on the canal du midi, France

These barging vacations are fully crewed and all-inclusive:
  • Six nights' accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
  • The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Housekeeper(s), Driver/Tour Guide.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local lunch ashore, once per week on most barges.
  • An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
  • Daily excursions by chauffeured minivan and inclusive entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
  • Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.

French Hotel Barge L'Impressionniste - Barging in France - Canal de Bourgogne

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barging holiday
For more information on our barges and barging, visit our website : www.BargeCharters.com