Barge Nilaya - Welcome

Soak up some seriously slow cruising, far from the madding crowd, aboard a classic 1922 luxemotor luxury barge and our comfortable summer home, Barge Nilaya.

Join her voyage of discovery through the river and canal navigations of France, Belgium and the Netherlands and enjoy helping move a beautiful, historic barge through a small part of the extensive European waterways. 

Informal, fun, barge vacations are what it's all about and although its preferable to muck in to get the best from the experience, there will be loads of time to relax as well. 

You'll need to be reasonably agile, make your own bed, have an open mind and great sense of humour. If you arrive aboard Barge Nilaya with a positive mindset, you will quite simply have the time of your life.

Once aboard, Isabelle and Kevin hope to indulge you in our passion for global travel, Belgian beer, local wine, tasty regional cuisine and soaking up the ever changing landscapes that glide ever so gently past Barge Nilaya.

Nilaya offers most of the comforts of a home away from your home. Her two cosy cabins can be arranged as either twin or double and both have private en-suite shower rooms. She has a spacious saloon with panoramic windows offering great views, day or night plus a well equipped galley. 

Barge Nilaya accommodates up to four guests, so once you've booked, it's a little like having your own private barge. Payments from guests provide for day to day running and most importantly, the large maintenance fund keeping my 96 year old, 82 ton barge afloat! She's our wonderful cruising home and we welcome you to her unreservedly.