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Our Boats

A closer look at your floating Accommodations

The beauty of traveling by barge, sailing ship, or river cruise ship is that the vessel becomes your home during your VBT vacation. You’ll love the convenience of unpacking only once and having a dedicated crew, without sacrificing the amenities you expect from a hotel. Each ship features a dining room, bar, lounge, sundeck bike storage, and private cabins.

Private Cabins

Private cabins with bathroom and shower

Bright Dining Spaces

Bright Dining Spaces

Comfy Common Spaces

Comfortable Common Areas

Bar On board

Bar On Board

Sundeck

Sundeck


ship descriptions, deck plans, and cabin layouts

Barge Fiep Details

Barge Fiep

A charming, renovated passenger ship, the Fiep has an atmosphere that is delightfully warm and welcoming. Try fresh, local cuisine courtesy of your private chef, relax in the spacious lounge, raise a glass at the cozy bar, or bask in the riverscapes from the sundeck. Cabins 3 and 4 are used exclusively as single rooms for our solo travelers.

Length: 147 ft.
Width: 21 ft.
Cabins: 12
Crew: 4
Tour: Holland and Belgium Bike & Boat

Barge Lena Maria

Barge Lena Maria

The lovely Lena Maria, reborn as a passenger barge in 2006, has spent the past decade escorting travelers through the Low Countries’ serene canals and rivers. While aboard, share a toast on the sundeck, savor fresh-cooked meals or unwind in the homey lounge.

Length: 147 ft.
Width: 21 ft.
Cabins: 15
Crew: 3
Tour: Holland in Springtime Bike & Boat

Barge Iris

Barge Iris

The only cargo the Iris carries these days—after being impeccably refitted for cruising in 2005—are passionate travelers and their bikes. After each day’s ride, you’ll love returning home to enjoy her cozy lounge, bar, or sundeck to socialize and unwind.

Length: 147 ft.
Width: 21 ft.
Cabins: 12
Crew: 4
Tours: Heart of Europe Bike & Boat
Holland in Springtime Bike & Boat

Emerald Star Ships

Emerald Star-Ships

The spacious Emerald Waterways river cruise ship features deluxe amenities, entertainment, and cabin upgrades with all the classic VBT support for smooth sailing on this delightful floating odyssey.

Length: 443 ft.
Width: 38 ft.
Cabins: 92
Crew: 47
Tour: Danube Bike & River Cruise: Nuremberg to Budapest

Barge Magnifique

Barge Magnifique

The premium barge Magnifique accommodates 30 guests, was completely modernized in 2010, and extended by 14 meters during the winter of 2012/13. Limited availability upgrades are available.

Length: 203 ft.
Width: 22 ft.
Cabins: 15
Crew: 5
Tour: Holland in Springtime Bike & Boat: Aboard Magnifique

Barge Ave Maria

Barge Ave Maria

Completely refurbished in 2011, only the hull of this 1970s Po River sand digger remains. The modern cabins and interior aesthetics blend harmoniously to create a warm, sophisticated ambiance. Two spacious sundecks with shade provide comfortable areas for relaxing, dining, and enjoying the passing scenery.

Length: 147 ft.
Width: 21 ft.
Cabins: 12
Crew: 4
Tour: Italy Bike & Boat: Venice to Mantua

Ship Mare fan Fryslan

Sailing Ship Mare fan Fryslân

Built in 1960, the Mare fan Fryslân spent years as a freight ship before she was exquisitely renovated for leisure travel as a 3-masted schooner in 2006. Enjoy socializing with your fellow riders in the comfortable lounge area or soaking in the outdoor hot tub after a lovely day’s ride.

Length: 203 ft.
Width: 23 ft.
Cabins: 12
Crew: 4
Tour: North Holland and Friesland Bike & Boat

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