History

Industrial herritage sails as classical luxurious cruise ship

Build in 1930 by shipyard Boot in Leiden, Netherlands and named 'de Adelaar' (Eagle)

It was one of the first freight ships with a build-in engine, the model name is 'luxe motor'. The ship has been sold a few times and changed names several times as well. The last years as a freighter it sailed with the name 'Frisica 2'.

The main transported cargo was sand & stones through the Netherlands & Germany.

 

A new future for this ship was disigned in 2001 when the previous owners Henk & Jantien bought the freighter and coverted it into cruise ship Merlijn the magic of water. One of the most successful Bike & barge ships was born, many satisfied customers can confirm!


05 june 2017

Berlin/Spandau to Malchin,  May 20th - 27th 2017

Dearest friends of Merlijn,

We knew we were "in goede handen" the moment we walked on board...... Zelfs het weer heb je goed verzorgd :)

You took care of us so well on so many levels in so many ways!
We love you!