Varies and depends on the cargo. Fixed routes and areas are not bookable. The port of embarkation is determined shortly before the start of the voyage, the port of disembarkation towards the end of your voyage. Passengers book a specific travel period. The ship often sails in northwest Germany and the Netherlands, e.g. Dortmund-Ems Canal, Mittelland Canal, Spelle, Dortmund, Hanover, Rotterdam, partly also on the Rhine to Koblenz and the like.
About the vessel
Inland vessel for general and bulk cargo, built in 2002, Dutch (German-speaking) ship’s command, length 105 m, breadth 9.51 m, 1,278 HP
Small cozy cabin in the aft under the wheelhouse, double bed, kitchenette with coffee machine, kettle and refrigerator, own shower/WC, own entrance
Inland waterway transportation up close. One soon feels comfortable on board. The inland skipper couple stems from skipper families, have a lot of experience and are happy to share their knowledge and tips with interested passengers. The vessel is operating with an additional seaman.
3 meals as well as coffee and tea are included in the price, bed linen and towels are provided.
Drinks are sold on board.
Arrival by train is recommended, as the ports of embarkation and disembarkation are only known at short notice.
Car transport usually possible (€ 50.00, at your own risk, depending on the area of operation).
Bicycle transport free of charge.
WiFi for emails and travel information available upon request.
Languages on board German, Dutch, English.
For the realisation of a ride you need a travel period of about 4 weeks, the embarkation is then at short notice. Usually the ride is Monday – Friday.
Depending on the cargo, longer unloading and loading times may occur
Covid 19 (3/3)
€ 582.00 per person for occupancy with 2 persons
€ 692.00 for occupancy with 1 person
Embarkation / Disembarkation fees
Agency fee € 35.00
Travel health and liability insurance
Travel reports by customers
- 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...
- 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...