Friday, March 31, 2006



Cruise along the canals in the South of France aboard CLAIRE DE LUNE.

CLAIRE DE LUNE is a purpose-built passenger barge, designed and built by Berend Gozens. She is 100 feet long, and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each with their own toilet facilities and showers. The three equivalent spacious guest cabins can be set up with a double bed or two twins as preferred, and they each have individual controls for air conditioning and heating. Don't forget the Jacuzzi on the bow!

CLAIRE DE LUNE still has a few spots available for the 2006 season:
  • April 22-28 : 1 cabin - Carcassonne to Bezier
  • May 27-June 2 : 1 cabin - Beziers to Carcassonne
  • July 15-21 : 1 cabin available Carcassonne Beziers
  • October 14-20 : 2 cabins - Carcassonne to Beziers
Rates for a 6-night cruise:
  • $3,900/person, double occupancy
  • $2,200 single supplement
Rates include:
  • Round trip transfers in their air-conditioned minibus from a pre-designated meeting and drop-off point (airport, train station, car rental agency, or hotel)
  • Champagne Welcome upon boarding
  • All meals including wine, plus a well-stocked bar
  • Use of the bicycles and the large collection of books and music
  • All proposed excursions and visits (including entrance fees) with their guide in the air-conditioned minibus
CLAIRE DE LUNE is also available for private, full barge charters. Rates vary according to season, and the number of people in your group.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more information.

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STARSHIP : SPECIAL OFFER April 2006 : Nassau Bahamas

The motoryacht STARSHIP will be in Nassau, Bahamas April 1-10, 2006 and they are offering a special rate of EIGHT nights for the price of SEVEN. Join Captain Jesse Badger with his crew of 8 and explore the clear blue sea of the Bahamas on this stylish and popular yacht!

STARSHIP is a 143’ Van Mill Tri-deck motor yacht and accommodates up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms. STARSHIP is available for charters this winter in the Caribbean for $115,000/week, plus expenses. They will be in the Mediterranean this summer where their rate will be $145,000/week plus expenses (low season) and $150,000/week (high season).

For more information on this exceptional yacht, contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters.

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CABIN CRUISE WEEK - JUNE 2006 aboard catamaran Caribbean Soul

Captain Ken is offering a "cabin cruise" charter aboard his catamaran CARIBBEAN SOUL June 22-28, 2006 (6 nights). As of today, one cabin has been booked which leaves two cabins available. CARIBBEAN SOUL will depart and end from the Frenchtown Marina in downtown St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. CARIBBEAN SOUL is offering a terrific rate of $1,695 a person based on double occupancy ($2,195 for 1 person in a cabin).

Interested in sharing a yacht but not a good week for you? Let us know and we will inquire for your dates. Never hurts to ask!

For more information, contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters.

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SPAM EMAILS... Don't you just love them?

This morning we received a spam email selling pharmaceuticals or something but it had a different subject line that caught our attention: "Paradise Connections Manager Has Been Fired".

We'd just like to announce that this is not true. Mr. Bullwinkle is still aboard and running our lives as usual...

Meet Bullwinkle, ship's cat, also known as Mr.B. He is a valued member of the Paradise Connections Yacht Charters team. Bullwinkle was born in Meaux, France where we built our second sailboat, Loose Moose 2. He has many sea miles under his collar!


KALIKOBASS: 10% discount for APRIL 2006 charters in BVIs

KALIKOBASS II is offering a 10% discount for BVI charters from now through April 23, 2006.

KALIKOBASS is 104 feet long and has the most versatile accommodations in a sailing yacht her size. Each of KALIKOBASS' four staterooms convert from two twin beds to one king size bed as desired. The two forward cabins have a partition that can be removed to make a large "master stateroom" with a centerline king bed. In this configurationKALIKOBASS II is suitable for charters of 6 guests or fewer. The top notch crew of four includes Captain James Benson and renowned Chef Joost Dierickx (three-time winner in the Antigua Charter Yacht Show chef’s competition).

RATE: $45,000/week, plus all expenses for 6 guests or less, and $47,500 for groups of 7 or 8 this winter season (and winter 2006/7) in the Caribbean.

KALIKOBASS is available for charter in the Mediterranean this summer (2006).

KALIKOBASS website #1 and website #2

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more infomation.


British Barge Cruise aboard MAGNA CARTA along the Thames

We have updated our web page for the British Barge MAGNA CARTA, who cruise the famous English river Thames from London. They have a wide variety of theme cruises available:
  • Antiques Cruise
  • Art Cruise
  • Family Cruise
  • Gardens Cruise (Chelsea Flower Show)
  • Gardens Cruise (Hampton Court Palace Flower Show)
  • Golf
  • Health & Relaxation Cruise
  • Murder Mystery Cruise
  • Walking Cruise
  • West End Theatre Cruise
  • World War II Cruise
  • Christmas/New Year's Cruise (10 nights)
For more information visit MAGNA CARTAs web page at:


SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER: Barge vacations in Scotland. Theme cruises.

We have recently added pages to our SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER site to include their theme cruises. SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER cruises the Caledonian canal between Fort William and Inverness, through the Great Glen and along legendary Loch Ness, encountering some of Scotland's finest scenery along the way.

Theme cruises include:
  • Biking
  • Family
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • 4-night Christmas Cruise
  • 3-night Hogmanay (New Years) Cruise
Visit our updated web site for SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER at:


French Canal Barge ANJODI - Canal du Midi, France

We just added the French Canal luxury hotel barge, ANJODI to our web site. They cruise the historic canal du midi in the South of France.

Besides their standard itinerary, ANJODI also offers theme cruises:
  • Family
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Walking
  • Wine
Visit our new web page for ANJODI by clicking on the link:


Charter a sail boat in the SOUTH PACIFIC this summer

IRISHMAN, a 92-foot Alden ketch, is beginning a world tour through Panama and into the South Pacific where they will be chartering this summer.

Join Harold and Shirley, plus their two crew, aboard this lovely sailing yacht for for your special sailing vacation this summer.

IRISHMAN accommodates up to six guests in three cabins for $30,000/week, plus all expenses. There is a 12% tax in the South Pacific, but the first two bookings will receive a 50% discount on this fee.

IRISHMAN is currently in the Caribbean but will be chartering:
  • MAY 2006: Marquesas Islands
  • JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2006: Tuamotus and the Tahiti/Bora Bora areas
  • SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 2006: Cook and Fiji Islands
  • NOVEMBER 2006: Fiji and New Zealand

Looking forward to hearing from you!