Private Cruise in Old Fashioned Steamship

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Who can deny their love of steam engines, the source of all
power from Grandfather’s time?

However, only a few steam enthusiasts ever make a private cruise
of several days in an old steam tugboat where they are not only
esteemed guests but also the temporary captain.

Thanks to the efforts of the steam shipping company ‘M &
K Steam-charters’, such a unique possibility is now available.
For alongside the quay of one of the picturesque seaports, which
are so abundant in Holland, lies the S.S. Rosalie impatiently
waiting for the true steam-enthusiasts.

In this beautiful ship dating from 1889 (19 metres long) which
has all modern comforts (cabins, galley, shower/toilets etc.) and
an expert 2-man crew, cruises are offered for 2-4 guests through
the rich and varied waterways of Holland.

The slogan ‘Be the master of the S.S. Rosalie’ provides
the guests with the opportunity to plan the route and the desired
arrangements (mooring places, excursions, meals, etc.).

On such an adventurous journey back in time guests will
experience all exciting facets of the steam age.

The proud Rosalie invites you to steer, to stoke, to anchor, to
go through the many locks, to lubricate, to cook on board, in
short, relaxing and engaged exclusively in nostalgic
activities.

Encompassed by the smell of oil, fire and steam, the admirers
can get to know and respect the technical genius of former times.
The pounding heart of this romantic ‘gran old lady’ is the
only v-compound steam engine with two pistons in v-form still
sailing, and has for a century produced 86 pk. Eight tons of coal
can be stowed in the coalbunkers, sufficient for about eight days
sailing.

One must bear in mind that a boat trip through Holland is in
itself fantastic. Rivers, canals and countless lakes lead you from
one vista of a dreamy seaport to another. The red roof tiles of the
houses peep just above the massive dikes. In the evening when one
goes ashore one can imagine oneself as part of a living painting of
an old master such as Rembrandt.

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