Wednesday, November 30, 2016

French Hotel Barge Rendezvous: save on Spring 2017 barging cruises

Save on Spring 2017 barging charters on French Hotel Barge Rendezvous in southern Burgundy, France.

French Hotel Barge Rendezvous
Cruising the Canals of Burgundy France between Fleury-sur-Ouche and Vandenesse en Auxois

Enjoy a $7,500 savings on 6-night private charters for up to 6 guests in April 2017:
  • $22,500: April 9-15, 2017 (normally $30,000/week)
  • $22,500: April 16-22, 2017 (normally $30,000/week)
  • $22,500: April 23-29, 2017 (normally $30,000/week)
Cruise Rate Includes: 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath, chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch & dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.

Rendezvous accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins which can be configured with one Queen/King bed or two Twin beds. Which ever arrangement works best for you.

  • Visit the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits
  • Cycle along the Route des Grands Crus
  • Explore Dijon's food market, Les Halles, designed by Gustave Eiffel of the Parisian tower fame
  • Wine tasting in Beaune, wine capital of Cote d'Or
  • Visit the village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and its fairy tale style castle
  • Taste and learn about cheesemaking at a local farm

Rendezvous is designed for guests who want a high quality cruise but also an experience which reflects their interest in cuisine and wine, fitness, and immersion into the culture and people of France. Even the name of this barge suggests the coming together of people and places.

Rendezvous packs a lot of casual living into its space, including an open kitchen, large and canopied deck (complete with spa pool/hot tub), and cozy cabins with every amenity. Décor is contemporary and comfortable, with high quality furniture, fabrics and accent pieces, all hand-selected.

Sightseeing includes a bicycle ride through the vineyards, a private mustard tasting and tour in Beaune, and a visit to a cheese farm with a wine tasting. Optional golf will be available on several easily reached courses along the route.

Interested in a French Rendezvous? Contact us!

Contact Paradise Connections to book RENDEZVOUS
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Special pricing for Burgundy cruises aboard French Hotel Barge Prosperite

French Hotel Barge Prosperite, is a very popular barge that cruises in Burgundy, France between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois, a beautiful and interesting region. They are offering select weeks at special pricing for barging cruises in Burgundy next year (2017).

French Hotel Barge Prosperite cruising in Burgundy France

$45,000/week for up to 8 guests:
  • April 9-15, 2017
  • April 16-22, 2017
  • April 23-29, 2017

$54,000/week for up to 8 guests:
  • October 15-21, 2017
  • October 22-28, 2017
Prosperite's regular season rate is $60,000 for up to 8 guests.

Cruise Rate Includes: 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath, chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch & dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.

View their brochure:

Prospérité cruises southern Burgundy between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois along the Canal du Bourgogne. They accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 suites, which can be configured as doubles or twins, with sitting area and desk, each having their own private ensuite bathroom. The barge is fully air conditioned and also has central heating when necessary, hot tub on the sundeck, bicycles, air conditioned minivan for excursions...


Looking forward to your inquiries

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016



PANACHE Moored in Holland
6 cabins / 12 guests

L'ART DE VIVRE moored in Burgundy
4 cabins / 8 guests

Hotel Barges Panache in Holland and L’Art de Vivre in France Feature Up to $20,000 Off 

Many families will be gathering over the Thanksgiving holiday and plan their next vacation together. We would like to suggest an excellent vacation opportunity that you are sure to enjoy.

Spend quality time with family or friends on a hotel barge cruise this Spring through the picturesque landscapes of Europe.

Both the Dutch Tulip Cruise on Panache and the classic Burgundy cruise on L’Art de Vivre will allow you to enjoy beautiful scenery, discover local culture, history, gastronomy, and return home with some wonderful memories.

Book between now and November 30, 2016 and receive a 30% discount off of a full-boat, private, all-inclusive charter. You do not need to be American to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving.

HOTEL BARGE L'ART DE VIVRE: Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy, France

  • Dates: April 30-May 6, 2017
  • Rate: $27,160 for up to 8 guests ($38,800 -30%)
  • Online brochure: L'ART DE VIVRE
L’Art de Vivre has been called, “a floating celebration of the Burgundian good life.” Highlights of the cruise includes a private wine tasting in the cellar of a renowned Chablis vineyard; a tour of the magnificent 12th century Chateau de Bazoches; a visit to the hilltop Romanesque basilica of Vezelay; and optional hot air ballooning.


  • Dates: April 9-15, 2017: Dutch Tulip Cruise.
  • Rate: $46,900 for up to 12 guests ($67,000 -30%)
  • Online brochure: PANACHE
The spacious 12-passenger Panache’s Holland cruise includes a visit to Keukenhof Gardens to see the world’s largest display of flowers; a tour of the Royal Delft pottery, famous for its handmade earthenware that sets the standard by which all delftware pottery is measured; and a visit to Rembrandt’s birthplace in the historic city of Leiden.

Prices are all-inclusive and include all gourmet meals, fine wines, open bar, escorted daily excursions and local transfers to and from the hotel barge. Cannot be combined with other offers and other restrictions may apply

See more special offers for 2017 barging cruise vacations. Click HERE.

Best Wishes & Happy Thanksgiving

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess almost full...

Attention: the Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess is almost completely full for the 2017 barging season.

Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess - Barge Cruises In Ireland

Current availability:
  • July 17-22: Only week open for a private charter (all 5 cabins open)
  • July 30-Aug 5: Cabin week: 3 cabins open
  • Aug 20-26: Cabin week: 4 cabins open
  • Sept 24-30: Cabin week: 1 cabin open


The Shannon Princess cruises through a countryside little changed through the centuries. Come aboard and join the Shannon Princess cruising on the River Shannon – an incredible journey through the heart of hidden Ireland. The River Shannon  (named after the Celtic goddess  ‘Sionna’) is a series of lakes, rivers and tiny canals, which at almost 200 miles in length, is Ireland’s longest river. For over ten thousand years, the river was vital to the survival  of the prehistoric people living along its banks. After Christianity, it became the refuge of saints & scholars.Today the River Shannon remains unspoiled and has retained its great natural beauty and enjoys a richness in wild flowers, bird and animal life.

Cruise the Shannon between Athlone and Killaloe

As barge guests cruising on the River Shannon, aboard the Shannon Princess, you are “up close and personal” with the sights. Each day you will pass crumbling ivy-covered ruins, medieval garrisons and shoreline villages. Moor right at Clonmacnoise, a monastery established in the 6th century which survived for 1000 years. Your route takes you through dappled woodlands and floodplain meadows. The barge also calls at historic towns such as Athlone and Killaloe – today a pretty riverside village, but once home to the court of the last High Kings of Ireland. Observe wildlife – rare white tailed eagles nesting in waterside trees, go fishing, or even swim from the barge.There is always time for early morning strolls through twisting country lanes – or to explore the villages and roads by bicycles. Be as active as you wish!  Everywhere, the friendly Irish people will welcome you as honoured guests.


The Shannon Princess has been thoughtfully designed throughout. The barge’s inviting interior makes a charming floating living space – a perfect ‘Home away from Home’ for guests to enjoy. The welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by Ruairi and Olivia’s love of antiquities, crafts, pottery and art with many works by established and local Irish artists.  On board the barge a friendly & relaxed mood has been created by carefully mixing casual informality with quality service.

Shannon Princess can be booked on an individual cabin basis or as a whole-boat, private charter. The barge provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 cabins with a professional Crew in attendance.You will be charmed with excellent but friendly service, gorgeous food & wines, and share in a slice of local life and knowledge.


Shannon Princess is very proud of their reputation for fantastic food and attentive service. With an emphasis on delicious modern cuisine, their foods and menus are prepared by sourcing fresh, free range and organic produces. Each day the menus are designed around the finest and freshest ingredients gathered at farm shops and country markets along the River Shannon and of course from the sea. You will be surprised and seduced by Ireland’s abundant natural ingredients.

On Shannon Princess you will enjoy scrumptious breakfasts, mouth watering lunches and elegant dinners prepared daily on board in the barge’s galley by the professionally trained chef.

Menus also offer a low fat, healthy eating option. Shannon Princess is always happy to attend to any special dietary requirements or preferences you may have; just let us know at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

There are only a few spots left... 
Book your 2017 Irish barge cruise NOW

Contact Paradise Connections to book SHANNON PRINCESS
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