Traveling on A-ROSA Cruises with children

Traveling with children is an incredible opportunity to witness their growth and development. Each day brings new experiences, flavors, and adventures that they get to discover for the first time. And the best part? Everyone can embark on this adventure together – from the littlest toddler all the way up to the beloved grandparents! These are moments you’ll cherish forever as unforgettable memories made in each other’s company. So why not plan your next vacation with everyone on board? You won’t regret it!


A-ROSA SENA family cabin

A-ROSA SENA family cabin

Kids Club takes place on select departures on family ships, including A-ROSA  AQUA on the Rhine, A-ROSA SENA in Holland and Belgium, and A-ROSA VIVA on the Seine.


There are up to 3 club meetings a day, depending on how many children and teens are on board.  Weather can also play a part in outdoor activity options.  Indoor activities can include Design  Creative Studio,  Ship Rally, Face Painting, Theme days, such as Pirate Day, Board Games, Painting and Crafting, Different Exercises, Photo and Movie Activities, and Ship Newspaper.

Children up to 15 years travel free of charge.*

For 2024 cruises, children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one (two in Cat. G) supervising adult on Deck 1. From Deck 2 children receive a 30% discount. Furthermore, children up to 7 years of age accompanied by 2 supervising adults can use a sofa bed free of charge on A-ROSA SENA in categories B – D. On A-ROSA ALVA, children accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30% discount. The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availability

A city break sounds good.  But a city break in multiple cities sounds even better. And this is exactly what you can look forward to when you get on board an A-ROSA ship. The best crêpes in the city?  Shopping streets that will set your heart racing? Or how about that quirky museum you’ve heard so much about?

Everything is literally at the doorstep of your hotel room. Our berths in the major cities of Europe are mostly in the very center of the city. So, arrive at a destination, grab your handbag or backpack, and get going! Take photos, make memories, and experience a new place! Alone or on guided tours. By foot or on an A-ROSA bicycle. Your holiday, your decision.

Some samples of kid-friendly excursions on the A-ROSA SENA include the  Miniature World Madurodam in Rotterdam; the Antwerp Royal Zoo with rides and the Efteling Theme Park.  There are also bike excursions available but arrangements need to be made in advance for a child’s bike or tandem bikes.  Check out our A-ROSA’s video from a child’s point of view.

As your premium hotel moves from city to city, you have everything you would expect from a premium hotel on deck – views of the spectacular landscape, delicious drinks, mini-golf, a spa, and a whole lot of sunshine. Whether you’re in your spacious cabin, at the pool, or in our restaurant. Simply drift along and enjoy your dream holiday, which has just become a reality.

The A-ROSA SENA offers 5 night cruises through Holland and 7 night cruises through Holland and Belgium.  The ship has children’s activities on board but they have special family departures with more activities.  The following dates are for 2024 7 night family cruise itineraries:   March 30; Apr 6; July 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec 22, 29, 2024.

Available now, are promotional discounts for the 2023 Fall cruise and 2024  cruises booked by November 30th, 2023.

For information or to check availability, contact us at 888-869-7907 / 713-240-6753 or

Austrian Town of Gmunden

Picture Perfect Town of GmundenThe Picture Perfect Town of Gmunden

The picturesque town of Gmunden is situated in the Salzkammergut region, the Austrian Lake District. It’s a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Site, located on the shores of Lake Traunsee and surrounded by mountains. Gmunden – the town of ceramics – is full of life and exudes southern charm.

Gmunden is not a big town. But it can’t be labeled as a passive and sleepy small village either. The town has so much to catch your attention. It is romantic, energetic, active and lively. It takes pride in its culture and offers a pleasant atmosphere. It captivates you with its charm and offers several interesting contrasts within it. It is a place which surprises you with a wonderful balance of excitement and calmness, noise and quietness. The town is a perfect place to move about – to shop or simply enjoy.

Gmunden was a significant settlement as early as Celtic times and grew in the 11th century to become an important center of the salt trade. Due to its pleasant climate and the beauty of the Salzkammergut landscape, the aristocracy and wealthy citizens spent their summers in the town at Lake Traunsee as early as the 19th century.

Emperor Franz Josef, for example, used to visit the Royal House of Hanover in Gmunden, where the nobility from all over Europe stayed, before he headed to his summer residence in Bad Ischl.

Gmunden offers a unique charm with its splendid town houses and facades dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Gmunden’s renaissance town hall has the only ceramic chimes in Austria and is quite famous as a popular tourist destination.

In Gmunden, you can find a great number of excursions and points of interest. The most important among them are the Traun Fall, 10 miles north of the town, a castle called Schloss Ort, and a ceramic factory producing Gmundner Keramic branded pottery. The “Schloss Ort” castle is situated on a small island and is the most authentic emblem of the town. It was purchased by Archduke Johann Salvator Toscana, who was related to the House of Habsburg-Lothringen. Today, the “Schloss Ort” has become even more famous, because of the TV series “Schlosshotel Orth”.

Austrian Town of Gmunden and Danube River Cruise

On a Danube River cruise, with a stop in Linz, you might have an excursion to the scenic town of Gmunden. Call us for more details! Europeanbarging 888-869-7907

Schoonhoven- The Holland River Cruise

Holland River CruiseHolland River Cruise- Visit The Exciting Town Schoonhoven

Schoonhoven is a city in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Though it is not normally a major tourist stop, it definitely offers a unique attraction…its reputation for its silver. For centuries, the city has been home to silver smiths and has been popularly nicknamed Silver City (Zilverstad). One can still find a number of silver smiths in the old part of town, particularly along the central canal.

Presently, there are countless possibilities in silver trade and Schoonhoven is home of the International Silver School as well as the Silver Museum, which is housed in the former Harbour barracks earlier used by the military.

The museum enthralls you with a huge permanent collection of silver and very interesting displays from mining stages to the end products. You will see the various techniques used to mine, shape, polish, and cultivate the items including a completely rebuilt interior of an old silver shop. Recently, in August 2013, a complete silver workshop was opened. You can see young silver smiths at work there and closely observe how they work on their craft and can even ask them questions. The Silver Museum is a showcase of what Scoonhoven has accomplished over years in the domain of silver.

The Holland River Cruise Is Where You Want To Be

Silver is undeniably the most important and famous tradition in Schoonhoven and one you want to experience when you visit the area! Our Holland Barge Cruises and Holland River Cruises make a stop in Shoonhoven. Book your holiday cruise and get to enjoy the wonderful Silver City of Holland!