What’s happening in 2022 and beyond?

19th December 2022

We had a fabulous time in Paris! The Salon Nautique is an opportunity to discover new products and network with some of the companies that we work with. This year we picked up some very exciting news, but we cannot share it with you just yet. All will be revealed in the New Year, so Bookmark this page now!

7th December 2022

Well, I’m not sure how we are already in December! Thank you to everyone that booked in November. It’s usually a quiet month for us, but many of our guests chose to book early, making the most of our Early Bird Specials. There are still a few available if you’d like to save up to 23% on published rates.
We’ve also been dealing with our Post-Cruise Questionnaires. Once again, virtually all our guests said that they would recommend our services to their family and friends, and that should they book again, it will be with us. What a great feeling!

We’re looking forward to visiting the Paris Salon Nautique this weekend. This is a chance for us to catch up with some of the companies that we work with, but also to find new products to add to our site. We’ll be looking for environment-friendly initiatives to make our cruises greener.
Photos to follow!

3rd October 2022

While for some, Autumn signifies a slowing down of the year, for us here at Hotels Afloat, it’s a time to prepare for the next season. After much planning, we finally managed a visit to the stunning barge Aurora in late September. Having had a range of guests charter this season, we were keen to see why we were getting 5* reviews and to discuss our future together.

Could this be why?

A hot tub, comfy sofas, an outside dining area and adjacent bar, available night and day


From the moment we stepped aboard, I was blown away! The light, the incredible space, the beautiful furnishings and the artwork were beyond my expectations.

Light and space: This is just one third of the saloon!


As ‘testers’, we were wined and dined, and very entertained by Steve and Karina and their amusing stories.

Karina prepping our meal
Picking up tips from the Masterchef, Steve


Having been in the hospitality industry for many years, they are excellent hosts, but also mindful of the need for change. For 2023, a fabulous new itinerary will see the Aurora cruising between Compiegne and Bougival in the Ile-de-France region. Travel through the history of the French Kings and Emperors, and the Impressionist artists: Visit the homes of Napoleon Bonaparte and Vincent Van Gogh in addition to the Chateau de Chantilly, or take time to explore the beautiful forests.
You can even enjoy a whistle-stop tour of Paris! Your charter, your choice.
Our stay was sadly soon over.
It was a shame that we couldn’t stay longer. I had the best night’s sleep!

Who wouldn’t sleep well here? Fit for a King or Queen!

We love the Aurora so much that we’re offering you a 10% discount for an early booking by October 15th, 2022 for the 2023 season. Whether you’d like to cruise in Holland or France, start your dream here and get in touch! https://www.hotelsafloat.com/hotel-barge/aurora

6th September 2022
Wow! What a season, and we’re not finished yet! It’s been an absolute pleasure seeing so many of our guests taking their long-awaited cruises, along with numerous new clients too.
With our current Autumn Sale, with savings of up to 30%, it’s not too late if you would like to enjoy the peace that a European cruise offers.
With 2023 just around the corner, we’re currently busy updating our website for next year. As usual, we have a wide range of early bird specials with discounts of up to 20%.
Watch this space for news of a new boat or two!
See you soon.

23rd June 2022
We’re back, bigger and better than ever, having just passed our 2019 pre-covid level of sales! We never went away as such, but 2020 was undoubtedly a tough year which saw us moving into different markets via our new website for french speakers. The journey continued through into 2021.
It’s been an incredible season so far: Many of our clients are now cruising, and the feedback is excellent, as usual. Thank you to every one of you!
While we’re still accepting bookings for this season, availability is now quite limited so do contact us today if you are looking for that perfect getaway.
Looking ahead, the larger hotel barges are filling up quickly for 2023, so if your group is likely to be over 6, it’s time to start planning. Should you prefer a self-drive cruise, now is the time to grab a bargain with our early booking discounts of up to 20%.
Our team is here to help, by email or phone: We’ll even save you the price of the call by calling you at a time to suit you. A bientôt!

2nd April 2022
A HUGE thank you to everyone that has booked a cruise with us over the past 6 weeks. We have been exceptionally busy and are now running at pre-covid levels. We are very grateful for your continued support.
To celebrate the opening of the cruise season, we have a huge range of special offers on both self-drive and luxury cruises this month. If you’re looking for a last-minute getaway, or to cruise later in the year, we’ll be delighted to help you find the perfect cruise. Simply email us for a prompt, detailed reply.
See you soon!

11th February 2022

Spring is just around the corner! With just 5 weeks to the beginning of the cruising season, we are rather busy. It’s great to have so many requests coming in each day, and numerous bookings.
Whether you’re looking for a self-drive cruise or a relaxing stay aboard a Hotel Barge, we still have a few vacancies for 2022. After the success of our recent 18% discount Birthday Bonus, there are more to come over the next few weeks. We’ll also be launching some great news in March so stay tuned!

We are looking forward to a great season and will be celebrating our 18th Birthday this year!
As well as our usual excellent customer service, we’ll be sharing a variety of exciting gifts exclusive to our guests!

Stay tuned.