A personalized journey through Holland is truly a unique way to cruise! You might not think that a small ship or even a barge can have stylish suites with high quality linens, cuisine prepared by a top-rated chef, and provide amazing excursions...but they can. Take a peek inside the Aurora, an acclaimed 3-deck barge, featuring 4 spacious suites, each with a private bathroom and luxurious amenities, fine dining, and a wonderful itinerary throughout Holland. I'm already enamored by the sound of this exceptional service while cruising through a region I've always dreamed of seeing. And, yes! Cruise a full-boat charter and even your kids would love it. For passionate cruisers, an Aurora cruise looks like an extraordinary experience. And don't just take my word for it, Aurora has an impressive list of famous guests who have cruised on her. Re-live their glamorous experience through testimonials on their website at www.cruiseshipaurora.nl.
Visit the website at Aurora or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or when you are ready to book. (Don't forget to mention that you want My Virtual Vacations to come along, too!)
Explore an Aurora Cruise Through the Netherlands
Relax and sleep in comfort during your Aurora cruise in one of the suites, perfectly decorated and attended.
From their website, here's why you'll sleep well when cruising through Holland:
We have four spacious cabins (together with en-suite bathroom each of them covers 27m2 of space) to offer with king sized beds (180cm width, 200cm length); beds in two cabins can be further converted into twin beds (2 x 90cm width, 200cm length).
Each cabin is equipped with the following: a console, 2 armchairs or chairs, chest of drawers and a large closet with slippers and a safe, Bose CD player/alarm, central heating as well as the air-conditioning with an individual climate control.
En-suite private bathroom in each cabin entails: an extra-large powerful shower stall, toilet, twin washbasins, toiletries, a hair-dryer, heated towel rack, vanity and magnifying mirror, a set of large and small towels as well as the bathrobes.
Our spacious guests suites are designed for maximum comfort and equipped with:
Indulge in having your own chef to prepare a choice of local and favorite specialties just the way you like them. It's not your standard cruise dining, but a surprising extravaganza of gourmet ingredients prepared fresh at every meal.
From their website, here's a mouthwatering taste, including sample menus, when dining on the Aurora cruise:
Your private Waterway Gourmet Chef aboard will propose an extensive list of his specialties to enable you to choose from.
Passengers have the choice to eat their favorite food or experience new flavors based on our a la carte menus.
Our chef does his best to buy products that are local and organic, bought daily to ensure of their freshness. We also make our own jams, spreads or pates! Your talented Chef’s fine cuisine, based on seasonal products is authentic and creative, and appealing both to the eye as well as being delicious to the palate – it will procure emotion and pleasure.
Each meal is accompanied by a selection of finest wines from France and all over the world. Of course, we do not forget our vegetarian or vegan friends or those with other specific dietary needs who will be treated with the same attention.
Breakfast selections consist of freshly baked goods, along with fruit salad, cereals, yogurt, cheese, eggs on request, coffee, tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice. For lunches and dinners, your Waterway Gourmet Chef creates regionally and seasonally inspired fare. Lunch is typically served in a buffet style featuring hearty salads, soups and savory entrees, and your 3-course gourmet dinner is served all in a festive setting.
These are samples (3 course meals) with an international flair menu. Each meal is an event carefully planned and prepared as an exquisite culinary experience. All fresh from the local markets along the way- the best of what Holland has to offer from her excellent bounty.
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It's all about the highlights of Holland from Schiedam to Amsterdam on an Aurora cruise. Photos below provided by Aurora.
From their website, here's a sample of the magical Netherlands ports you might experience:
Day 1 - Sunday: Schiedam
Day 2 - Monday: Rotterdam/Delft/Leiden
Day 3 - Tuesday: Haarlem
Day 4 - Wednesday: Zaandam/Zaanse Schans
Day 5 - Thursday: Amsterdam/Alphen aan den Rijn
Day 6 - Friday: Aalsmeer/Gouda
Day 7 - Saturday: Back to Schiedam
Bring the family (even the kids!) for a full-ship charter and sit back, relax, and tour Holland in the most glamorous and exciting way on an Aurora cruise.
From their website, take a look at this unbelievable list of amenities and everything that's included, down to the finest details on this unique 40 meter hotel barge experience:
Truly an all-inclusive and spectacular way to see the Netherlands, I've just added an Aurora river cruise to my bucket list!
To find out more or if you are ready to book, visit their website at Aurora or email email@example.com, or reach out to My Virtual Vacations for questions.
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