Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Barge La Nouvelle Etoile - Cruising Germany & Luxembourg

Romance and Riesling on a Cruise Aboard La Nouvelle Etoile in the Mosel Valley

The Mosel River snakes its way through eastern Germany, carving out a deep valley through forests and vineyards. For barge enthusiasts aboard La Nouvelle Etoile, this cruise gives the opportunity to explore two of the region's most famous attractions: its castles and its wines.

The “Queen of German Castles”

Eltz Castle

One of the highlights of a visit to the Mosel Valley is the chance to see Burg Eltz, a medieval castle straight out of a fairytale. Amazingly it is still owned by the same family who lived there in the twelfth century, unscathed by any of the wars that troubled the region over the past 850 years. Guests on our cruise benefit from a guided tour of the castle, with the opportunity to see the original Treasury, Armoury and numerous halls constructed in different centuries.

A Wonderful Wine Region

The steep slopes of the Mosel Valley make it a perfect place for growing grapes. As you travel the length of the river on our cruise you will notice that the terroir changes significantly depending on the location of the vineyard. Generally speaking, south-facing vineyards benefit from ten times more sunlight than those that are north-facing, and those on the slopes are better off than those planted on flat land.

Over 60% of the wine produced in the region is Riesling. You will have ample opportunity to taste the iconic tipple of the region on our cruise, as the itinerary includes a number of vineyard visits and tastings at famous wine villages along the river, including Winningen, Zell and Bernkastel.

If you’re looking for a cruise that combines incredible scenery with wine, gastronomy, culture and history, our Classic Cruise of Germany and Luxembourg will tick all of your boxes.

Only one cabin left for this cruise for 2019. $8450/person.
September 29 - October 5, 2019

La Nouvelle Etoile is a very popular barge and is booking up quickly for the 2020 barging season. Don't miss the boat! Contact Paradise Connections today.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Special Themed Cruises for Cabin Weeks

Four Themed Cruises Available For Cabin Weeks

We're happy to announce that in 2020 we have four themed cruises that can be booked on a per cabin basis:

  • April 26, 2020 - GOLF:  Pack your clubs and head to the highlands for a Golf Cruise aboard Spirit of Scotland. Hit the links at the stunning seaside Castle Stuart or the famed Championship Royal Dornoch before returning to your "luxury floating hotel" for a wee dram and some stellar Scottish cuisine. Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times as well as private transfers to and from the courses.

  • April 12, 2020 - WINE: Seasoned conoisseur or budding enthusiast, our Wine Appreciation cruise aboard L'Impressionniste in Burgundy has something for every palate as we cruise through arguably the greatest wine region in the world. There is no better way to experience the world of wine than amongst the historical vineyards and cellars of Burgundy, France. Our Wine Appreciation Cruises include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide, as well as an onboard upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

  • April 5, 2020 - WHISKY: If you're a fan of a wee dram then our Whisky Trail cruise aboard Scottish Highlander is the ultimate getaway for you. Indulge in the finest whisky that Scotland has to offer while cruising through the Highlands. Visit world renowned distilleries such as Tomatin and Dalwhinnie, where you’ll be educated in the age old manufacturing practices and rewarded with a tasting of gorgeous, golden single malt. Our whisky trail cruises include visits to 3 distilleries with guided tours and tutored tastings.

  • August 15, 2020 - OPERA: A magical, musical, operatic adventure aboard La Bella Vita in Italy. The Opera itinerary is for 7 nights beginning on Saturday with a hotel night in Verona (August 15), a visit to the fascinating Arena Muse Opera, a wonderful museum devoted to the history of opera, followed by dinner in the delightful courtyard restaurant, and a performance of Verdi’s "Nabucco" at the Arena di Verona (best seats in the House). The opera-themed cruise aboard La Bella Vita continues for 6 nights August 16-22) between Venice and Mantua.

Spirit Of Scotland


Scottish Highlander

La Bella Vita

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Last Minute Deals for 2019 Now Available

Last Minute Special Offers for 2019

Scottish Highlander - Cruise the highlands of Scotland

With a 20% discount on Charter & Cabin prices in 2019, and No Single Supplement on a few departures, it's a good time to experience Luxury Hotel Barging at a very reasonable rate.

See the special offers for the remaining weeks of the 2019 barging season: Click Here

Can't make it this year?

Take a look at our 2020 special offers: Click Here

Contact Paradise Connections to book your barge trip
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