Budapest, August 8th 2019

Ship Accommodation Owner Roderik van Veelen is happy to announce the successful closure of the sale of the ms Cézanne to the Hungarian company OnRiver Hotels, the largest hotel ship operator and owner along the river Danube. In Budapest, the ms Cézanne seems to have reached her final destination, after serving more than 100,000 river cruise passengers on the rivers Po, Seine and the Dutch waterways during the last 30 years.

roderik van veelen at the Cezanne
Cezanne cruise ship

Ms Cézanne is located on the Danube across from the parliament building, providing a stunning view (see above).


Ship Accommodation has played an active role in identifying the buying client and has successfully managed the process of negotiation, sale and financing.

Ship Accommodation is a Dutch specialist in providing floatels, hotel ships, temporary hotel and housing capacity for events, trade fairs, migrant workers, students etc.

Holiday cruise

Hotel Ship accommodations

Ever thought about a floatel, also known as a hotel ship? is an intermediary between ship owners and companies looking to charter or buy ships.


A hotel ship is the ideal way to resolve (temporary) capacity problems. For example it can be used for accommodating events, trade shows and parties. Furthermore it is also a possible solution for housing immigrants or students housing.


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A floating hotel ship

First of all, the ships range from basic to luxurious. Often that are cruise ships that have no longer fixed routes or are temporarily available as hotel ships. Above all they are well-maintained and offer all the necessary facilities. Hotel ship accommodations have fully equipped cabins with a bathroom and toilet, as well as common areas including kitchen, lounge bar and a restaurant.

The ship will be positioned to a berth in a port or at a quay in Europe. Finally it can be a privately owned berth, a ‘public’ one or one the shipping company rents. If desired, we assist you with arranging the required permits (authorisation) with all the authorities. Therefor the hotel ship will remain here for either a short while or on a semi-permanent basis. is a business partner of 

Couple enjoying river cruise


House your guests in a floating hotel on Europe’s big rivers

Enjoying river cruise


Temporary accommodations on the water during large events

hotelschip voor tijdelijke huisvesting


Housing for students, migrant workers or refugees