6-star travel experience!

Get to know your crew aboard Aurora.

Owner Operated! 28 years of experience!

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Karina loves to cook and delivers the best baked goods. She provides a warm welcome and will make sure your trip feels like home. With 17 years of experience, she knows exactly what Aurora’s guests need during their stay.

Steve has 29 years of European barging experience. With his jokes, he makes sure the guests of Aurora have a smile on their faces every day. He loves to cook and conjures up the most delicious dishes every day, using fresh produce.

Together, we ensure that every trip is unforgettable. The ambience of aboard Aurora will make you feel at home during a luxury river cruise through France or the Netherlands. Steve and Karina will not only be the host and hostess, but also the chefs, storytellers and guides during the luxury cruise through the Netherlands and France.

Why should you choose Aurora? We are different than other hotel barges!

With us everything from the build of the ship – the fluffing of your pillow – to the serving of your cocktail is brought to perfection! Our company puts all its energies into this one barge and your vacation!

  • The most exclusive way of cruising
    Aurora offers the most spacious accommodation, king-size beds, XL and-suite bathrooms with twin basins and lots of storage. We are the only three deck barge available for cruising the waterways of Holland, France and Europe.
  • Delicious food and wonderful wines
    We will work on menus together, you can enjoy whatever your taste buds are craving. You can select the wines, with each course for Lunch & Dinner. We make everything is on board to fully enjoy luxury barge trip.
  • The best Holland experience
    We chose the Netherlands to give you everything the regions of North & South Holland have to offer – art and museums, daily markets, nature and changing landscape, history and castles, never-ending bike paths, cozy bars and pubs, mixture of different cultures and food and so much more. You can marvel at the traditional sights such as windmills, cheese markets, pottery and porcelain, museums or flowers and enjoy the embracing friendliness of the locals.
  • The best French highlights and excursions
    France is the number one destination whether you are interested in chateaux, museums, art, history, wine tasting, gourmet food or fashion – so why not come and experience it with us during a wonderful trip of a lifetime? If you fancy a picnic in forest or you want to try rock-climbing, if you prefer to go canoeing or if you like to join us during the search of mushrooms – everything is possible!
  • The best your home away from home experience
    The welcoming crew will make you feel immediately at home, relaxed and secure. This will be your home away from home, packed with unforgettable memories. You are in charge of your luxury barge cruise, we coordinate your wishes with our local knowledge and expertise in this region to create a perfect vacation for you.

“Thank you for those people who make us happy for they are the gardeners of our souls! Thank you so very much for creating the ambience and barging our family through one of the most amazing weeks. We loved the food and the wine, the wonderful attention you gave us!”

- Lawrence Rockefeller, Rockefeller Centre, New York, USA -

“There is no water on the Moon! Canals on Mars are a hoax! Nothing can compare with a barge trip – a great relaxing trip with neat friends from Los Angeles. Thanks ever so much!”

- Buzz Aldrin, APOLLO XI

“Beautiful ship… Great to meet you! Sorry you were unable to come to the set!”

- Robert de Niro, USA -

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