Monday, December 27, 2010

YACHT CHARTERS & HOTEL BARGES NEWS BLOG: December 2010 Paradise Connections

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December 2010 - Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
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December already... Christmas again? Remember how it seemed to take years for the holidays to come around when you were a kid?

We still have some excellent yachts open for Christmas & New Years and many have dropped their holiday premium... Save 10-15%

Just a reminder that Paradise Connections is giving away 2GB iPod Shuffles for new barge and yacht bookings.  See details below!

The Barging season is over for this year (with a few exceptions) but their calendars are already filling up nicely for next season... Don't delay!
During the holiday season, friends & families get together and plan their next vacation. Don't hesitate to give us a call or drop us a line!

Posted: December 1, 2010

Holiday Yacht Charters: Christmas & New Years in the Caribbean

If you are thinking about a sailing vacation in the Caribbean for the holidays, you don't have much time! Follow the link and you will find 35-some sailboats (monohulls & multihulls) and motor yachts that we have selected for you. Pamper yourself this Christmas! You deserve it... MORE INFO...

Posted: December 1, 2010

2011 Barging Cruises: Early Bird Special Discounts

Book your 2011 barging vacation now and benefit from the following special discounted charter rates.  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 1, 2010

SPECIAL GIFT with New Yacht Charter & Barge Bookings

Just a reminder... Christmas is coming and Paradise Connections would like to send you a gift! We'll send each person in your charter party (whether a honeymoon couple or a family group of 10, for example) a handy gift to enjoy on your vacation... MORE INFO for yacht charters... and MORE INFO for barge charters...

Posted: December 1, 2010

Sail & Diving Charters with Promenade: Special charters

The charter yacht Promenade, a spacious 65-foot trimaran that accommodates up to 10 guests, has a few special offers and events which are definitely worthy of a reminder... MORE INFO...

Posted: December 1, 2010

CLIENT COMMENTS for Paradise Connections

Happy honeymoon clients with nice things to say about us... of course :) MORE INFO...

Posted: December 2, 2010


Paradise Connections is pleased to announce a new addition to the fleet of hotel barges that we represent for 2011, La Bella Vita.  What better way to explore Venice?

Available for cabin cruises or for private charters with up to 20 guests.   MORE INFO...

Posted: December 2, 2010

American Airlines Sale: Come Sailing!

Notice that it is valid for dates between January 4 and March 9, 2011 which is a good time to come sailing. Most people are fed up with the winter by then and want to warm up their bones and tan their toes! Expires on December 13, 2010 so start planning... MORE INFO...

Posted: December 3, 2010

News from the French Hotel Barge ENCHANTE

With 2010 coming to a close, Roger & Louisa are now at their land-based home for the winter, while Enchanté is moored near the Barge Athos in Argeliers. Enchanté had a brilliant 2010 season, the barge's first year of chartering, and 2011 is already looking like it will be a great year. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 3, 2010

French Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE: Comments on their recent Guided Walking Tour

We received a wonderful review of a client's Walking Cruise Experience (week of 10th October 2010) on board La Belle Epoque in Burgundy. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 4, 2010

Bahamas Catamaran : Crewed charter yacht SURPRISE

Corky & Sue Clark of the Catamaran Surprise are offering special winter 2010/11 pricing for sailing charters in the Exuma Cays, located to the east of Nassau in the Bahamas. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 5, 2010

News from Charter Catamaran AMARYLLIS

Bruce & Laura, have been busy spiffing up AMARYLLIS, their 45-foot Privilege catamaran, for the new charter season. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 5, 2010

Perfect Christmas Gift for Mom - Sailing Vacation!

Racking your brain for a Christmas gift for your wife or mother??? What better gift for a busy Mom than a fully-crewed yacht charter vacation in the Caribbean? MORE INFO...

Posted: December 6, 2010

Motoryacht ANALISA $1000 discount

The charter yacht ANALISA, a 60-foot Hatteras motor yacht, has a promotion for new January/February 2011 4-person charters. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 7, 2010

Charter Yacht Opus: save $500

The charter yacht OPUS, a 50-foot trimaran in the Virgin Islands, is offering a $500 discount on new bookings for charters taking place from now through April 2011. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 8, 2010

RECIPE: Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Here's are recipe from Caro, the chef aboard the catamaran Toucan Play. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 9, 2010

Charter Yacht PROMENADE New rates for smaller groups

Kerry, owner-operator of PROMENADE, the 65-foot trimaran, has decided to set up a new rate schedule for smaller charter groups.  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 10, 2010

Charter Yacht Fidelity: Wireless Internet

Owen & Mary have recently sold Fidelity, a 46-foot Jeanneau sloop, but they will remain aboard as crew and give the same excellent service as in the past. Announcing onboard wireless internet... MORE INFO...

Posted: December 11, 2010

Charter Yacht Drumbeat Includes Diving For Everyone

We spoke with Vince from Drumbeat this morning and Vince, Linda & Kirk would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Drumbeat is one of our favorite charter yachts. Great for families, group of friends, and honeymooners too! MORE INFO...

Posted: December 12, 2010

Celebrate New Years with Barge Scottish Highlander - Visit Loch Ness

Looking for somewhere different to welcome in the New Year? How about a 4-night Hogmanay cruise aboard the Hotel Barge SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER???  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 12, 2010

Charter Yacht AURORA - Sail the Grenadines

AURORA, a 67-foot Ron Holland-designed sloop, is leaving the British Virgin Islands and will be in St. Barths through the holidays. After dropping off their charter guests in St. Maarten, they are heading south to the Grenadines. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 17, 2010

Charter Yacht Fortuna: Special offer for winter 2010-11

The charter yacht Fortuna, an 82-foot sailboat which accommodates up to 10 guests, is offering a 20% discount for Caribbean winter 2010/11 bookings made before January 30, 2011.  This includes the upcoming holiday weeks, too! MORE INFO...

Posted: December 17, 2010

Charter Yacht ISABEL: New to the fleet

We would like to welcome ISABEL, a 75-foot Ted Fontaine-designed Friendship NZ sloop, into the yacht charter fleet. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 18, 2010

Hotel Barging Tours & Cruises Special Events for 2011

We'd like to remind you of some special events that are scheduled for the next barging season. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 18, 2010

Bahamas charter catamaran DIAMOND GIRL lowers winter rate

The charter yacht DIAMOND GIRL II, a 62-foot Sunreef catamaran, has lowered their rate for the 2010-11 winter season... How about that for a Christmas present?!! MORE INFO...

Posted: December 18, 2010

Great Gift for Wine Lovers & Connoisseurs

ATTENTION WINE LOVERS & CONNOISSEURS:  The French Hotel Barge Amaryllis has devoted two special weeks this summer to a Grands Crus Wine Cruise. Taste the 33 Grands Crus of Burgundy. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 19, 2010

Catamaran Solstice & Winter Solstice

We received an email this morning from the charter catamaran Solstice in the Bahamas. They are looking forward to the lunar eclipse. MORE INFO...

Posted: December 20, 2010

Christmas news from Sandcastle in the Virgin Islands

Charter Yacht Sandcastle, a 72-foot Irwin ketch owned & operated by Rik & Ann, sent us a bit of news along with their holiday greetings.  MORE INFO...

Posted: December 25, 2010

Need quick getaway? Marolanga cabin charter Jan 8-15, 2011

Wow, we've been seeing the news about all of the snow and winter storms that's happening up north...

Posted: December 27, 2010

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