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IFR 060
Inland voyage


Varies and depends on the cargo.
The vessel regularly sails from the Middle Rhine e.g. Karlsruhe/Mannheim (Mainz, Frankfurt) to the region of Antwerp and from there towards Rotterdam/Amsterdam or similar and back.
Fixed ports of embarkation or disembarkation are not bookable.


About 8-10 days starting at/to Mannheim/Karlsruhe ( round trip )
About 5 days one way Mannheim / Karlsruhe to Rotterdam region
Time window of 3 weeks required for all trips



About the vessel

Inland vessel for general and bulk cargo as well as containers, pushed train, Dutch (German-speaking) ship’s command, built in 2009, 4,800 tons dead-weight, length 190 m, breadth 11.45 m, 2 x 1,700 HP, state-of-the-art technology, good seating on the bridge


4 guest cabins: 2 with double bed, 2 with single bed, each cabin with large window and free view, floor heating, air conditioning. Shared bathroom for guests, shared large living room with TV for guests and crew, WiFi available


A very large and modern inland vessel that mainly operates on the major rivers, i.e. the Rhine, Main, Waal, Meuse and Scheldt.

Passengers book a travel period of about 3-4 weeks, during which the about 8-10 day round trip or one-way trip of 5 days will take place.

The embarkation and disembarkation usually take place in Kehl, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Mainz or similar, where the vessel does not always return to the point of departure (for example, the embarkation may be in Mannheim and the disembarkation in Karlsruhe).

Due to its size, the vessel can only moor in certain places. Therefore we do not offer a fixed date of embarkation, embarkation and disembarkation can only take place if the vessel is in one of the ports mentioned. A few days before the start of the journey, the captain informs the passengers of the exact dates and locations.

3 meals as well as coffee and tea are included in the price, bed linen and towels are provided.

The vessel mainly carries coal and containers.

The experienced Dutch couple of inland bargemen are happy to take passengers with them to show them the life of an inland bargeman.

There are 2-3 other crew members on board.

Car transport usually possible (€ 50.00, at your own risk).
Bicycle transport free of charge.

Languages on board German, Dutch, English.

Shore leave

Depending on the cargo, longer unloading and loading times may occur


Identity card


Covid-19 (3/3)

Passage prices

€ 1,578.00 per person single use round trip
€ 1,452.00 per person in double cabin round trip
€ 948.00 per person single use for 5 days
€ 797.00 per person in double cabin for 5 days

Embarkation / Disembarkation fees

Agency fee € 35.00

Travel insurance

Travel health and liability insurance

Medical certificate

Mandatory for passengers over 65 years of age

Travel reports by customers

Northern Europe

  • Many thanks again for my latest cargo ship experience which was wonderful.
    I enjoyed the trip on the Gerda, with Captain H. who ensured that I had my best experience to date. Also, a mention to the Chef, who made very tasty meals, also to all the crew, I can’t list all their names, unfortunately, however, all staff combined made my experience so enjoyable and I will definitely try to go on that route again to meet them again.
    I highly recommend this trip!
    You are very...
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  • Dear Mrs Pfeiffer and Mrs Weber
    Back from Hamburg, I would like to give you my feedback.
    It was a very interesting week I spent on board; captain Z. and the officers were all very open and friendly, so there really was a good atmosphere. I have always felt welcome to go here and there, to ask questions, and able to spend a lot of time on the bridge. As I told the captain, I felt I was 40 years younger as I spent hours on the bridge, just like when I was an officer on merchant ships...
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