Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hotel Barge Panache - Special cruises, special offers, spring availability

SPECIAL CRUISE: The 12-passenger Hotel Barge Panache will be cruising from Courtrai, Belgium (30km north of Lille, France) through Picardy to Paris, from May 22 through June 4 this year.

 Hotel Barge Panache - Cruising Holland, Belgium, and France

The first cruise (May 22-28, 2016) has a World War One theme, with an itinerary that includes excursions to Ypres and the Menin Gate, Somme battlefields, and memorials.

For the second cruise May 29-June 4, Panache offers a choice of excursions, with or without a WWI theme. These can include:
  • The Armistice Clearing in the forest of Compiegne where the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918
  • The Thiepval Memorial, a monument to 75,000 "missing" from the Battle of the Somme
  • Château de Chantilly, a superb example of 16th-century Renaissance architecture with wonderful art treasures and gardens
  • Auvers-sur-Oise, Van Gogh’s resting spot and a place of pilgrimage for art lovers
  • Monet’s home and gardens at Giverny, when the gardens should be looking at their best
  • Château de Malmaison, a delightful country house and home to Napoleon’s Empress Josephine

Menin Gate Memorial
Thiepval Memorial
Vimy Ridge Memorial
There is still plenty of availability on both cruises along with special offers of a discounted rate if booked before March 29, 2016:

Availability and pricing as of February 17, 2016:
Discounted rate: $2500 off/cabin
Discounted rates: $12,000 off 12-person private charter rate, i.e. $45,000 for up to 12 guests.
Panache would love to welcome you aboard for one of these fascinating voyages through the landscapes of Belgium and Northern France that witnessed events a century ago that changed the course of history.

=== Here's Another Option For This Spring ===

There is also some space available for a few dates in Holland this spring. Discounts are valid for new bookings confirmed by March 29, 2016:
  • April 3-9 (Holland): 3 cabins open, 3 booked - $2500 off/cabin
  • April 24-30 (Holland): 1 cabin open, 5 booked - $2500 off/cabin
  • May 15-21 (Holland-Belgium): 3 cabins open, 3 booked - $2500 off/cabin

Panache cruises the French region of Alsace-Lorraine in the summer and autumn. Contact Paradise Connections to book your barging trip.

Let's Go Barging with Panache in 2016 !

Contact Paradise Connections to book PANACHE
View Panache's online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess: Updated availability

Happy Valentines Day!

This morning we received an updated calendar from the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess, a 5-cabin vessel that cruises the River Shannon in Ireland.

Shannon Princess is the only hotel barge we have in Ireland so, if you fancy an Irish barging trip this year, it is time to get off the fence and book.

What a fantastic Valentine present!

Read our previous Shannon Princess post which gives availability details... CLICK HERE.

 Go barging in Ireland in 2016!

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