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YACHT CHARTERS & HOTEL BARGES NEWS BLOG: April 2011 Paradise Connections

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April 2011 - Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
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We've been busy freshening up our web site. We hope you like our new look and still find it easy to navigate, if not even more so!

It is such an ego boost and feeling of accomplishment when our clients tell us that they think we have the best yacht charter web site out there, let alone our quality of service...

Thank you so much. We do our best and always strive to do even better...

Hope to hear from you soon,
Sheila & Bob

Spring Dutch Tulip Cruises - Barging in Holland

We only have a few openings left for Dutch Tulip Cruises this spring. Not much time so book NOW! MORE INFO...

Posted: April 2, 2011

Diving & Sailing Vacations in Belize & Panama

The charter yacht TRUE NORTH, a 65-foot Privilege catamaran, will head to the Western Caribbean for the Summer of 2011.  From mid-May through the end of July 2011, TRUE NORTH is available for charters in Belize... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 3, 2011

RECIPE: 2-minute Caribbean Pie, by Charter Yacht HONIARA

Charter yacht Honiara, a 45-foot Beneteau sloop, tell us that about half way to Anegada they spotted a humpback whale that was quite amazing. Unfortunately, they weren't able to get a picture of it... just the splash... No whale picture, but they did send us a wonderful recipe... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 3, 2011

Charter Yacht VERNA BREEZE - Meet the Feline Crew

We received a crew profile for the other half of the Verna Breeze crew: Petey and Zorro. Also, check out the photo of the lobster they caught on a recent charter. Bet it made the cats happy... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 4, 2011

Take a Spring Break: Barging Cabin Cruises April/May 2011

Want to take a Spring Break but not sure what to do and where to go... Book a cabin on a shared barging cruise week. No need to get a group together and you'll get to meet some new people, too. We have listed Hotel Barges that currently have open cabins available for April & May 2011... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 5, 2011

Charter Yacht STORM PETREL: Whale photo

Phil and Laura, owner-operators of one of our favorite charter yachts Storm Petrel told us about recent whale encounters they've had... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 6, 2011

New Guided Walking Tour & Barging Cruise Week Scheduled

The French Hotel Barge LA BELLE EPOQUE offered two Guided Walking Tour & Barging Cruises in Burgundy France this season. We noticed yesterday that BOTH weeks are now fully booked and we were sad that we could no longer offer this barging trip to you. BUT DON'T DESPAIR!!! La Belle Epoque has opened up a new week in their schedule for another Guided Walking Tour & Barging Cruise in Burgundy, France. MORE INFO...

Posted: April 7, 2011

Charter Yacht Phaedrus takes a short break & will be back!

Charles and Leslie of the charter yacht PHAEDRUS, a 51-foot Morgan sloop, are taking a couple of weeks off stateside and then will return until the end of their spring season. MORE INFO...

Posted: April 7, 2011

New French Canal for 2016 Paris-Cambrai France

Western Europe's biggest engineering project since the Channel Tunnel was given the green light on Tuesday when President Nicholas Sarkozy announced France's scheme to link Paris to Cambrai in northern France by a 66-mile long, 54m-wide canal.  MORE INFO...

Posted: April 8, 2011

Charter Yacht THREE MOONS: Sailing the Spanish Virgin Islands

Today we have guest bloggers: Randy & Shelly owner-operators of the charter yacht THREE MOONS, one of our favorites! MORE INFO...

Hotel Barges: Current special offers Barging Cruises

Here's a list of current special offers (expires April 29, 2011) for the 2011 Hotel Barging season. Also mentions a few interesting special events... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 8, 2011

Charter Catamaran NEMO for Easter

The charter yacht NEMO, a 47-foot Nautitech catamaran, is available for EASTER WEEK 2011 in the Virgin Islands and has a special offer... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 9, 2011

Fête de la Musique - June 21st - France

Tuesday, June 21st, is Fête de la Musique day in France, but the festivities normally start up a few days beforehand with free street concerts everywhere. Many of the French hotel barges are fully booked for the week but luckily there are still a few openings (June 19-25, 2011)... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 10, 2011

iPod Shuffle Giveaway - French hotel barge cruises June 2011

Fête de la Musique day (June 21st) is one of our favorite French holidays. Book your June 2011 French hotel barge cruise with Paradise Connections and get a FREE 2GB iPod Shuffle... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 10, 2011

Farewell to Charter Yacht ISLANDER

The Charter Yacht ISLANDER, a 50-foot Irwin ketch, has been sold and is leaving charter... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 11, 2011

EASTER SPECIAL - Catamaran charter in the Grenadines

The charter yacht NAUTICAT OF FOWEY, a Leopard 47 catamaran, has a special offer for an Easter yacht charter... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 11, 2011

Catamaran Good Medicine: Enjoying Peter Island in the BVIs

Today we have Bob & Sueno from the charter yacht GOOD MEDICINE, a 46-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran, as guest bloggers...  MORE INFO...

Posted: April 12, 2011

French Hotel Barge PROSPERITE: Updates

We have updated our online brochure for the French Hotel Barge PROSPERITE. See sample menus & wine list, itineraries... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 13, 2011

Catamaran AMARYLLIS: Sad, but good news...

Bruce & Laura, owner-operators of the charter catamaran Amaryllis, are leaving the crewed charter fleet... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 14, 2011

French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA - Shared Cruise Week Available

The French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA, a luxurious 4-guest barge cruising the Canal du Midi, has a couple who is looking for another couple to book the other cabin for October 1-7, 2011... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 14, 2011

Charter Yacht MATELOT - June in Croatia - Save 20%

The charter yacht MATELOT, a Bruce Farr Southern Wind 80, is offering a 20% discount for June 2011 yacht charters in Croatia.  MORE INFO...

Posted: April 14, 2011

Charter Yacht Olga - Special All-Inclusive Rate This Summer

Charter Yacht OLGA, a luxury 121-foot Crescent motor yacht, is offering ALL-INCLUSIVE crewed Caribbean charters this summer in the Virgin Islands... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 19, 2011

Motor Yacht EL JEFE - All inclusive crewed Caribbean yacht charters

The charter yacht EL JEFE, a 115-foot (35.05m) Derektor Tri-Deck motoryacht, is offering ALL-INCLUSIVE charters in St. Martin and the BVIs at affordable rates... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 21, 2011

Charter Yacht OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED - Updated Brochure

The charter yacht OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED (or OCEANS 7²), a 104-foot Trehard sloop,  has updated their online brochures. Check out new photos of their refurbished interior, updated crew profiles, new sample menu, etc... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 21, 2011

Charter Yacht Freedom: ALL INCLUSIVE Virgin Islands motor yacht

The charter yacht FREEDOM, a 120-foot Broward motor yacht, offers ALL INCLUSIVE yacht charters year round in the Virgin Islands. Diving, too... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 21, 2011

Charter Yacht FLAME - ALL INCLUSIVE Virgin Islands Motor Yacht

The charter yacht FLAME is one of our favorite charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. Wayne & Barbara, owner-operators of Flame, have been chartering for 20-some years and they still enjoy sharing their boat and the islands with their guests... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 21, 2011

French Hotel Barge EMMA - Land & Sea Package, Surf & Turf

This summer, combine a 4-night cruise aboard the luxury crewed hotel barge EMMA on the Canal du Midi in the south of France and 3 nights in a luxurious Languedocian farmhouse nestling in the vineyards... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 22, 2011

French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE: Cabin Cruise Weeks Update

The French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE, who cruises along the Canal de Bourgogne in southern Burgundy, has opened up a new cabin cruise week (shared charter)... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 23, 2011

TransAtlantic Crossing Charter: Yacht ANAHITA May-June 2011

The charter yacht ANAHITA, a 62-foot Dynamique sloop, is offering two spots on their transAtlantic repositioning charter... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 25, 2011

Tulip photos - Dutch Tulip Barging Cruises - Book Now

Today's online Daily Mail (a UK Newspaper) has some wonderful photos in a story about the tulip fields of Holland. We have two weeks open in May. Book now! MORE INFO...

Posted: April 25, 2011

Grand Cru Wine Tour Barging Cruise, Burgundy France

Excellent gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day for LOVERS OF FINE WINES:  The French Hotel Barge Amaryllis has devoted two special weeks this summer to a Grands Cru Wine Cruise. Taste the 33 Grand Crus of Burgundy.  MORE INFO...

Posted: April 26, 2011

Charter Yacht MIRA: New Chef

The charter yacht MIRA, a 70-foot Norlin/Sweden sloop, is pleased to introduce their delightful new chef, Athene Macrae... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 29, 2011

Charter Yacht GALILEO: New England summer 2011

The charter yacht GALILEO, a 123-foot Palmer Johnson ketch, is returning to New England this summer and is actively available for charters from July 1st through the end of September, basing in Newport but willing to relocate... MORE INFO...

Posted: April 30, 2011

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