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Aurora experiences from some of our guests

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Some of our customers were so kind to leave their testimonials behind. Read a couple of them, or all of them and see why we are the best cruise ship in The Netherlands. Even Robert de Niro was impressed and so kind to leave his impression during his cruise with us!

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

Robert de Niro, USA

“The barge trip was Excellent! The crew couldn’t have been nicer and the chef was incredible. The food coming out of the galley was over the top and the wines were excellent and plentiful. The trip through the countryside and villages was enchanting and the daily excursions were well organized and informative. Captain Steve Pope clearly enjoys what he does and makes you feel entirely at home on his boat.”


“Dear friends: such memories are stored of delicious events, meals and people!! You shared so much of yourselves – it was wonderful! Thank you from all of us and for “playing” with us. We leave you all something to keep you smiling …share and enjoy….tee-hee!”

Art & Drue Gentler, California, USA

“Your food presentation and taste of every meal meal exceeded many other mega-yachts chefs. The style and savoir-faire in how it was served surpassed many. Hands down! You all won the Class Act award!”

Diane Fraser, Fraser Yachts

“I can’t begin to express how absolutely wonderful the fairytale trip on your yacht was. Carol and I still have to pinch ourselves to make sure it was real. Our every wish you made come true.”

John P. Colorado, USA

“Our barge cruise was a dream come true. It was beyond my expectations. The crew was attentive and catered to our every need. The food was superb. The views of the country side were magnificent and the cruise itself was very relaxing.”


“To some of the best friends and hosts ever! Thank you for blessing our lives with your talent, friendship and love! We leave you all with a glow in our hearts! We will carry you all with us in our memories as we travel this world and one day God willing, we’ll be together again soon! Bless you all! Thanks for simply being you! Love!”

Mary Ann Mobley & Gary Collins

“To our friends aboard the Aurora! We live very busy lives in Los Angeles and Southlake, Texas – very seldom having the time to fully relax. You created an environment in which we could completely, totally be ourselves and let the world drift by…Thank you for many little things you did for us which all added up to the vacation of a lifetime. We will be back!! Love,”

Kent Perkins & Ruth Buzzi Perkins

“As a travel and event pro, I love to see true professionalism in action. And this week – for the first time in a very long time – I saw you deliver Luxury, Fine Dining, Elegance, enjoyable excursion and true wall-to-wall Hospitality. Damn, but you people are good!! Long may your tribe increase! Your permanent fan,”

Gay Jones

“Thank you for the effort and time you put into our week, the ambiance and the food were wonderful. We feel fortunate to have been around you and living this ‘adventure’.”

Sarah, Montana

“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

“Our third trip in three years – every one is better than the one before. Had a wonderful time with our best friends. We are signed up for the next September!!”

Dave Dresback, CT

“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

7 very close friends have just spent a fabulous week with Steve and Karina and crew on their Barge Aurora in norther Burgundy. Right from the booking this was a special holiday and they made sure our 55th anniversary (for all of us) was a special event. There was nothing that they couldn’t accommodate. Aurora is a floating 5 star intimate hotel. She is in immaculate condition. Her crew are well trained and extremely pleasant to have with you. Every little thing to make you comfortable has been thought of and taken care of. They even curate the music that they play in the background to your age group. We were touring at the end of a difficult season for Steve and Karina with a very hot and dry summer. Plus Covid was still disruptive. Very low water levels made following the planned itinerary very difficult. In spite of that and because of Steve’s knowledge of the area they were able to provide us with a great experience. Our guide had an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and never seemed to look at a map except to show us where we were. He was a pleasure to be with. This was a memorable trip for us all. We would use Aurora experience and expertise without hesitation in the future. Thank you Steve and Karina. And all the crew. The “Summer of ‘67” gang.

John G., France 2022

EVERYTHING! The boat was spacious and comfortable, the meals were delicious and healthy, Steve and Karina made us feel like family, and Willem was a very informative and entertaining guide. I can't think of anything that could have made this trip more enjoyable. Even with some bad weather, there was always something to do and enjoy.

Mele M., Netherlands, 2022
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