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Saturday 29 may 2021

The Merlijn has spread her magic for 20 years.

This year, though a year of uncertitude for many of us, is as well a year that must be celebrated, because Merlijn is celebrating its 20th anniversary!! The history of the Merlijn starts way back in 1930, when it was build as a cargo ship with the name "Adelaar" (Eagle). After more then 70 years and several owners along the way, in 2001 the ship began her new career as a cruise ship with the name everyone knows: "Merlijn".

In the year 2000 the ship got adopted by a family that had another vision for her. Not only the name changed but also the apeearance. There was a second life, a second chance given to this old lady, from now on she was not transporting goods anymore, but she began to enrich the lives of passengers who came aboard to experience 'the magic of water" on their travels. 

20 years have passed from the moment renewed Merlijn has felt the first wave against her bow, reborn as the beautiful lady she is today. We would like to celebrate it toghether with you, so if you have pictures, or beautiful memories of the Merlijn please share them with us on social media or e-mail. Let's look back together at the beautiful moments with which Merlin enchanted our lives.

06 july 2019

Malchin - Berlin 'Premium Amazone of the north'

Dear Coen and Cristina, your extended family crew, and of course Felix our tour guide, You all made our first trip to Germany a fantastic and memorable time. The boat and accommodations exceeded our expectations, and your service and food on board (and the packed lunches off board) was the best! Felix, our tour guide is a great addition to your family team and his daily entertainment on the trails, and knowledge of the historical sites and bakeries along the way each day seemed to make our day just that much better. Thanks for a great time, and we look forward to doing it all over again on the Merlijn for another trip down the road! Best to you all and hope you have great year ! Bob and Faith McDonald, So Burlington, Vermont USA"