La Bella Vita is a
vessel offering comfortable, fully air-conditioned accommodation. There
two upper-deck junior suites and eight lower-deck staterooms, all
offering en suite facilities. The dining room/bar area is
bright and spacious. Louvred doors open to the
side decks to give a perfect viewing platform. The huge sun deck has
comfortable loungers to relax on with a drink and a good book, or just
watch the world go by.
- 140 feet long, 3 decks
- 20 guests (plus tour leader)
- 10 guest cabins: 2 junior suites + 8 staterooms (as
- 5-8 crew (Captain/pilot, deck-hand, cruise director,
chef, chef’s assistant, housekeepers)
- Crew nationality: The crew are
usually Italian, English or French, while some speak other
well. Most members of the crew can speak English.
- Air conditioned / Central heating
- There is an internet area with a computer available
for passenger use
- Rooftop sundeck
- 10 touring bikes
- Air conditioned minibus
All 10 cabins are equipped with en-suite facilities, mirror, drawer,
closet space, and reading lights. Headroom is approximately 6'11" (2.05
m). Bathrooms have shower, WC, hand basin, tiled floors, mirror and a
full length mirror, and each is supplied with bathrobes, slippers, hand
soap, shower gel and towels. Cabins have shower, WC, hand basin,
tiled floors, mirror and a full length mirror.
Junior Suites (Upper deck): May
be configured with a double bed (5ft6" x 6ft7" / 170cm x
2 twin beds (2ft9" x 6ft7" / 85cm x 200cm). Opening windows.
Staterooms (Lower deck): May be configured with a
double bed (5ft x 6ft5" / 150cm x 195cm) or
2 twin beds (2ft6" x 6ft5" / 75cm x 195cm). Non-opening windows.
Plus single cabin for tour guide if required.
CLIMATE CONTROL AND
CONDITIONING: Yes, individual units in all cabins.
HEATING: Yes, individual units in all cabins.
SUPPLY: All our vessels are wired for 220 volts. We
suggest you bring
an adapter for your particular appliance, which corresponds to the
standard Italian 220 volt two pin plugs (this is slightly smaller
than French plugs). If you wish to use an electrical appliance on
board, please ask one of the crew when you arrive on board to ensure
that it is suitable to the barge’s electrical system. We cannot be held
responsible for unforeseen voltage
fluctuations which sometimes occur when swapping from one voltage
system to another.
DIMENSIONS: Room size 398 sq feet (37m sq)
AREA DIMENSIONS: Room size 510 sq feet (47m sq)
Area size 1937 sq feet (180m sq) The Sundeck has 4 tables with 4
parasols and 20 chairs and 4 reclining deck chairs.
There is no assigned seating for meals and the dining room on board La
Bella Vita accommodates all guests at a single sitting. Italian cuisine
is featured. There are two dining tables, which can each seat
Continental style breakfast: cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, cheese,
ham, freshly squeezed fruit juices, fresh bread and jams.
colourful salads, cold meats that may be accompanied by hot soup or
entrée, delectable desserts and a different selection of regional
cheeses and wines daily.
candlelit gastronomic adventure by La Bella Vita's talented chef;
food and good wines, followed by a selection of regional cheeses, and
and liqueurs served in the saloon.
DINNER: Captain’s dinner on the last night. Dress slightly
Special food requirements (such as vegetarian or allergies) are catered
for if requested in advance. Please notify Paradise
Connections at least 8 weeks prior to your cruise
THE CRUISE PRICE: Non-alcoholic
beverages and regular or decaffeinated tea and coffee, whole or low
fat milk, are offered with all meals. The well-stocked bar is open 24
hours a day and all wines are provided with meals and a there is a
Champagne welcome on arrival.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE PRICE: Some
champagne and special vintage wines are not included although you may
purchase bottles at cost price, if you let us know in advance how
many of each you would require. We do not recommend special ordering
unless you are chartering the whole barge.
water in and on board ‘La Bella Vita’ is potable and bottled water is
available on board in the fridge and also in your bathroom.
- Hi-fi system and a selection of CDs. Guests
welcome to bring their favourite CD’s from home
- 10 City Bikes. Passengers are welcome to walk or to
cycle using the on board bicycles on certain days.
- Children’s bikes and child bike seats can be arranged
if required. Please let us know at least 8 weeks prior to departure.
- Chess, cards, backgammon
- A small library of books
- Binoculars for watching the bird life
- (There are no televisions or DVD players)
- There is an internet area with a computer available
for passenger use and a mobile router to allow passengers to use their
equipment. The internet is subject to availability in more remote
Passengers are welcome to walk or cycle using the on board bicycles on
certain days. Your captain will keep you up to date about this.
HOT AIR BALLOON
: Unfortunately hot air ballooning is not available
in the cruise area of Bella Vita.
: An air-conditioned bus is used for the
transfers. The Excursions are either by bus or on foot.
PASSENGERS WITH MOBILITY
La Bella Vita has restricted facilities for passengers with mobility
issues: The 2 upper deck Junior Suites are easily reached with no steps
from the reception area but there is a staircase with 12 steps down to
reach the staterooms on the lower deck. There are also 12 steps up from
the reception area onto the sundeck area. There are some handrails to
assist. This cruise is not suitable for wheelchair users (the gangplank
is too narrow and the banks are too high for wheelchair access.)
is a casual dress code on board and it is very much up to the
individual what they bring to wear. The only evening you may want to
dress up a little is the Captain’s Dinner but this is completely up
to you. The weather in the lagoon is generally warm. June, July,
August is usually the warmest with little rain so we suggest shorts
and tee shirts with a thin rain mackintosh just in case of a light
shower and some slightly warmer clothes for enjoying those drinks on
the deck in the evening. Do not forget your sun hat for a relaxing
time on deck with a glass of wine.LAUNDRY
facilities are limited. It is advisable to bring sufficient clean
clothing for your cruise.LUGGAGE
try and fit everything for your cruise into one reasonably sized
suitcase per person. Soft bags are preferable.
barges have a strict non-smoking policy for safety reasons and for
the comfort of your fellow passengers. If you would like to smoke we
request that you smoke outside or on the deck away from fellow
is an internet corner with a mobile computer available for passenger
use. Please note that internet access is subject to availability and
is very limited in some areas.
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