Monday, October 27, 2014

Hotel Barge Savoir Faire Guest Comments - Paris to Bruges

We received a message from Chris, owner-operator of the Hotel Barge Savoir Faire, that they had just completed their 11-night cruise from Paris, France to Bruges, Belgium.

Hotel Barge Savoir Faire - Barging in France and Holland

Here are some great comments by the happy group from North Carolina, USA who chartered this autumn's 11-night cruise from Paris to Belgium:

  • "We loved it all. Simon's great meals, Ruth and Samantha's delightful attentions, no responsibilities, true R & R with a calm pace and Mickael's strong help"
  • "Great trip, great sights -- great friends, great food! Another wonderful time together on a fantastic adventure. The best of boats and crew! We loved it"
  • "You're a super team. You have added so much to our trip. Thank you. Best wishes to you."
  • "Our gratitude to a superb Captain who moulded a most attentive crew and accorded us a wonderful cruise. Simon's creativity and good humour will be remembered as will Samantha and Ruth's take on our fine selection of cheeses and wines. Jo and Todd's dedication to provide us with the highlights of our tours and more facts than our small minds could absorb"
  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time! The accommodations were comfortable, the crew was outstanding and the food superb! we loved the sights, the tours and the cruising. thank you so very much"

Savoir Faire is now at her winter home in Maastricht but it is definitely not too early to book for next season. Savoir Faire will be cruising in three areas in 2015, and will also be offering their 11-night repositioning cruises between Bruges, Belgium and Paris, France.

April 5, 12, 19, 26HOLLAND Tulip Cruise
May 1011-NIGHTS, Belgium to Paris
May 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Rogny to Marseilles-lès-Aubigny
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4
CHAMPAGNE, Paris to Cumières
October 1111-NIGHTS, Paris to Belgium

The Hotel Barge Savoir Faire offers both individual cabin bookings (cabin cruises) as well as private charters.

The Hotel Barge Savoir Faire accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 well-appointed ensuite staterooms. Each stateroom can be configured with two twin beds or with one queen bed, and has ensuite private bathrooms. Each guest stateroom has a DVD player with an LCD screen and 2 sets of wireless headphones. The barge has both air conditioning and central heating. The salon, dining area, and bar are finished in mahogany, teak and brass, decorated with antiques and paintings collected over the years.

Go Barging in 2015

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Go Barging and GOLFING in Scotland - Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander

The luxury, crewed, all-inclusive Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander has announced that they are opening up two special weeks next season for golf-themed cruises for individual cabin bookings:
  • 10-16 May 2015
  • 4-10 October 2015

Scottish Highlander moored at Urquhart castle

Golf-themed whole boat, private charters can be booked all season, but these designated cabin cruise weeks allow golfers to meet other like-minded people aboard Scottish Highlander. Golf cruises include four pre-booked tee times and transfers to and from the clubs. Other excursion tours are available if you have a non-golfing partner.

Rates for the Scottish Highlander golf-themed cabin cruises start at $4,090 per person, and include all meals, wines, an open bar, numerous other daily escorted excursions, local transfers and admissions. A $900 per person supplement applies for those wishing to play golf.  Guests who do not wish to play do not pay the supplement.

Whole boat, private charters are also available throughout the year starting at $29,500 for up to 6 guests in Scottish Highlander's value season. They also offer a private 2-person honeymoon charter for only $22,000.

Highlights of this golf-themed cruise (sample itinerary) include a round at the world renowned Royal Dornoch Championship, an 18-hole par 70 golf course. The next day is a round at the 18-hole, par 72 Castle Stuart, where guests play overlooking the Moray Firth, an inlet of the North Sea. Lunch is onboard the Scottish Highlander, followed by a cruise through Loch Ness, where shy “Nessie” (otherwise known as the Loch Ness Monster) may join the party... or not!  Also on the itinerary is a round of golf at the Fort Augustus golf course; a unique and scenic hidden gem considered among the hardest 9-hole golf course in Scotland, and possibly the hardest par 67 in the country.  It is also probably the only golf course you’ll ever play where sheep are allowed to roam freely!

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to play on some of the most challenging, scenic, and historic golf courses in Scotland, Whether you are a novice inspired by the Ryder Cup or a seasoned pro looking to sharpen your swing, the Scottish Highlander is an unforgettable experience for any golf enthusiast.

The hotel barge Scottish Highlander has the atmosphere of a Scottish country house with subtle use of tartan furnishings and landscape paintings. At 117 feet, Scottish Highlander is spacious and has every comfort for year-round cruising. Scottish Highlander accommodates up to eight guests in staterooms that can either be configured for doubles or singles, each with ensuite bathrooms. The experienced crew of four, led by your captain, ensure attention to your every need.

A fun time to be had by all...

Contact Paradise Connections to book SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER
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Friday, October 03, 2014


 Click link below to see current special offers / discounts for
Barging cruises / Barge charters / Barge trips / Barging vacations

Want to go cruising on a luxury crewed hotel barge? We have some great special offers for you.

Contact Paradise Connections for both cabin bookings or private charters.

Looking forward to your inquiries

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