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The luxury cruises in Europe

Indulge in the essence of elegance with this luxury barge cruise in Europe. Aurora Barge Cruises invites you to experience the charm and sophistication of luxury cruises in Europe. Navigate the picturesque waterways of the Netherlands, immersing yourself in a world of relaxed atmospheres, friendly locals, and captivating landscapes. Join us for an unparalleled adventure, where each moment is tailored to provide a seamless blend of luxury, comfort, and exploration.

The luxury cruise in The Netherlands (Holland)?

The allure of a luxury cruise through Holland extends far beyond its famous windmills and tulip fields. Imagine yourself on a luxury cruise in Europe, immersed in a land of super-relaxed atmospheres and incredibly friendly locals with a tourist-welcoming mindset. Holland, where everyone speaks English, eliminates the worry of getting lost in translation. As you enjoy a luxury cruise through the picturesque countryside adorned with charming houses and never-ending canals, you’ll discover a haven of romantic settings and family-friendly attractions. Beyond the iconic cheese, flowers, and windmills, The Netherlands will surprise you with events, festivals, and hidden gems waiting to be explored. The welcoming atmosphere makes it your home away from home. Consider a luxury cruise in Europe, perhaps combining it with a luxury bike and barge trip, exploring the waterways at your own pace.

The highlights of the luxury cruise in The Netherlands (Holland)

Your luxury cruise journey begins in the captivating town of Schiedam, home to the world’s largest traditional windmills and a rich gin-making heritage. Delight in a leisurely walk around the old town or explore iconic sights in Rotterdam. As your luxury cruise in Europe continues, cruise past Rotterdam’s skyline, admire the Euromast, and explore the 16th-century town of Delft with its renowned Delft Blue. Visit a Delft tableware factory and choose between exploring Delft or an optional trip to The Hague. This small luxury cruise offers an unparalleled experience of Europe’s historic and cultural treasures.

Continue your voyage to Leiden, a city steeped in history and the birthplace of Rembrandt. Enjoy a stroll through its historic center and an optional visit to Keukenhof Gardens or Leiden city center. Discover the lakes, the best tulip fields, and the historical city of Haarlem. Explore its museums, markets, and iconic landmarks. Conclude the day with an evening walk along picturesque canals or a visit to Frans Hals Museum.

Sail to Zaandam, known for its traditional Dutch architecture. Tour Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum showcasing Dutch life from the 17th and 18th centuries. Explore Volendam, a charming fishing village frozen in time. Cruise through picturesque landscapes to Alkmaar, the City of Cheese. Immerse yourself in its rich history and visit the nearby historic port of Hoorn.

Experience a journey back in time on a historic steam train. Say farewell to Aurora Barge Cruises after a memorable week. Enjoy a final breakfast and be chauffeured to your designated drop-off point.

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The facilities of the luxury cruise in Europe

Step into a world of opulence as Aurora Barge Cruises, your floating sanctuary, unveils a tapestry of indulgence. Every inch resonates with grace, class, and elegance, creating an experience beyond imagination. Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury with stylish furniture, original artwork, and exclusive linens from the prestigious French houses of Yves Delorme. Aurora Barge Cruises is a classical yacht adorned with the finest china, porcelain from Niderviller and Gien, crystal glasses from Baccarat, and silverware from Chambly House.

As you embark on this luxury cruise, marvel at the meticulous craftsmanship showcased in marble, teak, and handmade terracotta tiles that enhance the vessel’s timeless allure. The ambiance is further elevated with luxury brand toiletries and a customized sunken jacuzzi, inviting you to unwind in deep sofas and armchairs. This luxury cruise through Europe ensures every detail exudes sophistication and comfort.

A symphony of experiences awaits on the covered terrace, featuring a majestic granite table for al fresco dining. The semi-circular indoor-outdoor bar beckons with its allure, while the full-width lounge door or large bay window seamlessly connects the terrace and the salon, offering privileged views over the river. Your luxury cruise is designed to blend indoor and outdoor elegance seamlessly.

Warmth envelops you in the main salon, a perfect charming place in contemporary style, housing a fireplace, library, music corner, Bluetooth iPhone dock, and Wifi. The professional Bose surround sound system ensures an immersive audio experience. Internet access is available 24/7, subject to reception, and for those who travel light, a Mac desktop and laptop are at your disposal. This luxury cruise through Europe ensures you stay connected and entertained throughout your journey.

Ascend to the roof deck, a haven for easing your mind after a day of luxury cruising, where you can relish the scenery, bask in the sunshine, or marvel at the stars at night – perhaps with a good cigar in hand. The panoramic views make this luxury cruise an unforgettable experience.

Spacious Guest Suites: Designed for maximum comfort, our guest suites redefine luxury living. Revel in king-size beds, with the flexibility to convert two cabins into twin beds. The mattresses, Merinos Slumberland Group R-Activ alveolar, promise high performance, resistance, hypoallergenic properties, and antibacterial features – all made in France. This attention to detail ensures your luxury cruise is both comfortable and healthy.

Yves Delorme Paris provides the cotton double fitted sheets, ensuring a sumptuous 800 thread count. The suites boast consoles, chairs, chests of drawers, and large closets. Entertainment is at your fingertips with TV screens equipped for Netflix streaming, making your luxury cruise in Europe feel like a home away from home.

Maintain your comfort with Air-Co featuring individual climate control, and experience a generous ceiling height of 7 feet. The attractive large bathrooms offer dual washbasins, an extra-large shower stall, toilet, vanity, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, terry robes, heated towel racks, and ample storage. Every aspect of this luxury cruise is designed with your comfort in mind.

Your suite experience is enhanced with thoughtful touches – fresh flowers, a fruit basket, nuts, chocolate, and bottled water, ensuring every moment aboard Aurora Barge Cruises is steeped in unparalleled luxury. This luxury cruise through Europe promises an extraordinary journey filled with elegance and comfort.

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What does a luxury cruise in Europe cost?

Immerse yourself in the allure of Aurora’s all-inclusive ultra-deluxe river barge luxury cruise, a journey tailored for those seeking unparalleled luxury. Your 6-night/7-day escape includes a lavish double suite with a private bathroom, divine meals from the first dinner to the final breakfast, and a selection of table wines and alcoholic beverages. Experience the epitome of personalized service with round-trip chauffeured transportation from and to Amsterdam/Paris, complemented by daily use of our private minibus with a knowledgeable tour guide. Engage in daily escorted excursions, accessing museums, chateaux, galleries, and more on this luxury cruise in Europe.

Not included in this lavish experience are airfare, cancellation insurance, and crew gratuity (recommended at 5-10% of the cruise price). Additionally, indulge in extra activities outside the all-inclusive package, such as golf, tennis, hot-air ballooning, horse riding, helicopter or plane rental, karting, and quad bikes, making your luxury cruise even more special.

Plan your escape with rates in Euros for 6 nights/7 days, available on double occupancy per cabin or as a whole barge charter basis. Delight in accommodation options, from suites at 7,125€ to single supplements at 3,500€. Charter the entire barge for an exclusive luxury cruise experience, with rates ranging from 50,000€ for 6 passengers to 57,000€ for a maximum of 8 passengers. This ensures your luxury cruise in Europe offers both flexibility and exclusivity.

Embark on regular weekly luxury cruises from March 24 to October 26, 2024, starting every Sunday and concluding every Saturday. Whether seeking individual cabins or chartering the entire barge, we require a minimum of 3 cabins to set sail, ensuring a voyage as unique as you are. Your luxury cruise in Europe awaits, promising a harmonious blend of indulgence and discovery.

European Barge Cruise rates in 2024 season

Plan your 2024 luxury Dutch barge cruise with flexible rates based on accommodation choices. Whether opting for a suite, single supplement, or chartering the whole barge, Aurora Barge Cruises offers a personalized experience. Rates range from 7,125€ for a suite to charter options accommodating 6 to 8 passengers. Departure dates from March 24 to October 26, 2024, provide weekly cruises starting every Sunday and ending every Saturday. Choose individual cabins or charter the entire barge for a bespoke journey through the picturesque waterways of the Netherlands.

“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

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