ABOUT US – Owner Operated


Owner & Captain Steve Pope Owner & Captain: Steve. 25 years European barging
Loves telling jokes – cooking – building ships
Owned many restaurants in USA and Europe
Speaks English, Dutch, French
Crewed together 10 seasons
Karina Barge Manager & Hostess: Karina. 12 years European barging
Loves Cooking – Photography – Animals – Travelling – Art
Speaks English, French, German, Slovak, Czech
Crewed together 10 seasons


  • Aurora offers the most spacious accommodation, king-size beds, XL en-suite bathrooms with twin basins and lots of storage.
  • Aurora is the only three deck barge available for cruising for cruising the waterways of Holland and Europe.
  • We offer daily choice between two menus for each dinner! 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 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, cosy bars and pubs, mixture of different cultures and food and so much more.
  • We offer not only springtime Tulip cruising but a whole year cruising in Holland so 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.
  • We always offer a choice of excursions to cater to your interests.
  • You are in charge of your vacation, we coordinate your wishes with our local knowledge and expertise in this region to create a perfect vacation for you.
  • 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!
  • 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!