Friday, January 04, 2013

YACHT CHARTERS & HOTEL BARGES NEWS BLOG: January 2013 Paradise Connections

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January 2013 - Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
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WELCOME 2013 !!!
Looking forward to the new year and your inquiries.

Best Wishes for the New Year!
Sheila & Bob at Paradise Connections

2013 Barging Cruises: Special Offers / Discounts

We have some fantastic special offers lined up for 2013 aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France (Burgundy, Canal du Midi, Gascony), Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 2, 2013

Charter Yacht Sandcastle, one of our favorites

Read about the 72-foot charter yacht Sandcastle and the owner-operator crew. Join Rik and Ann aboard Sandcastle for a relaxed, carefree vacation you'll always remember. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 3, 2013

Fancy a Barging Cruise Vacation This Spring?

Springtime really is a glorious time of year to embark on a hotel barge cruise. We offer a wide variety of destinations, from the colorful waterways of Holland to the picturesque landscapes of Burgundy; from the sunshine of the Canal du Midi to the unspoiled countryside of Gascony... Plus England, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy, too! MORE INFO...

Posted: January 3, 2013

Charter Yacht Talofa : Introductory rates

The charter yacht TALOFA, a 97-foot schooner built in 1923, is new to the Caribbean charter fleet although they are not new to chartering as they previously chartered out of Cabo San Lucas. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 4, 2013

Hotel Barge La Bella Vita: Vogalonga Regatta in Venice Italy

The Hotel Barge LA BELLA VITA has a special 7-night itinerary for the week of the Vogalonga Regatta in Venice Italy, May 18-25, 2013. Watch the 38th annual regatta that is a get-together of people-powered boats having a friendly race through the Venetian lagoon. MORE INFO...
Posted: January 6, 2013

Charter Yacht Y-Not

Sail with charter yacht Y-NOT anywhere between the Virgin Islands and the Grenadines with NO delivery fee! MORE INFO...
Posted: January 6, 2013

Who wants to watch the Super Bowl on Drumbeat???

Santa brought Drumbeat a 42-inch flat screen TV... They now have satellite TV on board and would like to have you along for Super Bowl XLVII. Plus they are offering a $2500 discount!  MORE INFO...
Posted: January 7, 2013

New Crew for ReAction beginning March 1st 2013

Trevor & Sherry are expecting their first child and are moving back to England. We are happy to announce that Terry and Ruth will be the new crew aboard ReAction. Read their crew profile. MORE INFO...
Posted: January 8, 2013

ReAction's Sample Menu

Ruth cooks a diverse range of meals and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She is more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requests. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 9, 2013

New Video for Barge Scottish Highlander

We have a new video for the Hotel Barge Scottish Highlander. Take a virtual 7-minute barging trip along the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy!  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 10, 2013

BVI Wreck Week: 2013 May 5-11

The charter yacht Promenade, a spacious 65-foot trimaran that accommodates up to 10 guests, announced that their annual BVI Scuba Diving Wreck Week will be taking place May 5-11, 2013. This week is open to cabin bookings... even for non-divers :)  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 11, 2013

Wines of Southwest France, Part 1

Guest post from Alasdair of the French Hotel Barge Saint Louis, with interesting information about wines from Southwest France which is the area in which Saint Louis cruises.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 11, 2013

Wines of Southwest France, Part 2

Guest post from Alasdair of the French Hotel Barge Saint Louis, with interesting information about wines from Southwest France which is the area in which Saint Louis cruises.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 12, 2013

Charter Yacht Corus: Guest comments

Charterers reflecting on their Christmas sailing vacation of last year aboard the charter yacht Corus. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 12, 2013

Catamaran Aldebaran: New crew this season

The charter yacht ALDEBARAN, a 57-foot Lagoon catamaran, has a new crew this season: Oliver and Naomi. Aldebaran has a special introductory offer that we hope you will be able to take advantage of. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 13, 2013

Catamaran Matau: Last-minute special offer

The charter yacht Matau, the beautiful 75-foot Privilege flybridge catamaran, has a last-minute special offer for a yacht charter, sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands (BVIs). MORE INFO...

Posted: January 14, 2013

French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre : Cabin Cruise Weeks

There is a couple interested in a cabin booking for the week of July 21-27, 2013. If we can book another cabin on this week we can make it happen. Also May 5-11 has two cabins open. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 15, 2013

Catamaran Aldebaran: Guest Comments

The charter yacht ALDEBARAN, a 57-foot Lagoon catamaran, has a new crew this season and we would like to share guest comments from their New Years charter. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 15, 2013

Catamaran Dreaming On: Valentine's Special

The charter yacht Dreaming On, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, has a Valentine's special for a 7-night charter occurring between February 7-19, 2013.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 18, 2013

Updated Special Offers for 2013 Barging Vacations

We have added some new special offers for both cabin bookings and private charters for June 2013. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 19, 2013

French Hotel Barge EMMA open for Bastille Day

Barge EMMA's route for this week is Aigues-Mortes to Beziers and is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the magnificent firework display at the famous walled city of Aigues-Mortes.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 20, 2013

Charter Catamaran Ocean Jedi

The charter yacht OCEAN JEDI, a 58-foot Cata Ballotta catamaran, sends everyone their best wishes for the new year. Watch the cute video from their Christmas charter.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 20, 2013

French Hotel Barge Prosperite : Value Weeks

The luxury, crewed, French hotel barge ProspĂ©ritĂ©,which offers barging cruises along the Canal de Bourgogne in the Burgundy region of France, still has value weeks available this spring (and one in autumn) for private charters.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 22, 2013

Charter Yacht Sea Witch : Need a break?

Sea Witch, a 58-foot Pearson ketch, is offering you a spring break in the Virgin Islands... To be more specific, a $400 discount for week-long (or more) charters for February or March 2013.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 23, 2013

French Hotel Barge Nymphea : Loire Valley Cruise

The French Hotel Barge Nymphea that cruises the Loire Valley, will not be available for the 2013 season. The French navigation authorities are unable to confirm that the River Cher will be open.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 24, 2013

Burns' Night, Jan 25th - Barge Scottish Highlander

Wow, I just realized that it is Burns' Night and it's too late to prepare a haggis (thank goodness).

Info about Burns' Night and also a new video for the hotel barge Scottish Highlander.  MORE INFO...

Posted: January 25, 2013

French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE: Cabin Update

Barge Savoir Vivre has availability on 4 cabin cruise weeks. Also save $2000 on private charters during their value weeks in spring and autumn. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 26, 2013

Charter Client Comments: Catamaran VIP One

We just received wonderful comments back from charterers we had aboard the catamaran VIP ONE for a Christmas family sailing vacation in the Virgin Islands (mom, dad, and 4 kids aged 23, 21, 19, 13). Also, VIP ONE is planning to charter in the Panama / San Blas Islands this summer. MORE INFO...

Posted: January 27, 2013

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