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Late Booking Cruises

We show vacant cabins on the hotelboats, often offered at a special discount. Read more

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Hotelboats in the News!


  • Most Hotelboats expect to run their published cruise schedules in 2022.
  • 2022 cruises are heavily booked because of previous years’ cancellations.
  • When we know of any late 2022 vacancies they will be on our Late Booking page.
  • 2023 cruising schedules are already available and hotelboats are taking bookings now.

Unique Piano Boat gets 5 Stars!

A hotel boat with a cultural twist: The Piano Boat is the only 5-star widebeam canal boat offering exclusive holidays for two people, and comes with its very own internationally-acclaimed concert pianist for private musical soiree evenings on board.

Equipped with a new Steinway grand piano, you’ll join pianist Masayuki Tayama in the Concert Saloon for intimate and awe-inspiring performances during the holiday, and enjoy the opportunity to chat with him about music, boating and everything in between.

Hostess and chef Rhiana Henderson will be there to make sure your stay is relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable as widebeam ‘Rachmaninov’ cruises at a leisurely pace along the canals, allowing you to escape the world for a while.

The boat itself is also new, built in 2020 to the highest specifications and boasting luxuries such as underfloor heating, a spacious en-suite guest bedroom and Hybrid engine for silent cruising.

Availability for Musical Holidays is limited to just a few weeks in the year, so plan ahead and indulge in a holiday without compromise. Please check our website.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!
Masa & Rhiana