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Farewell ceremony on the river Scheldt

Even during more difficult moments, Rivertours offers a professional framework for farewell ceremonies in the serene setting of the meandering Scheldt, aboard the ships Mozart, Katima and Verdi. We will discuss your wishes with discretion and ensure a dignified and memorable farewell to your loved one.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or request a free quote.

Farewell on the Scheldt

We offer the possibility to take the deceased to his final resting place on board of a ship. The urn with ashes is hereby launched in the Scheldt.

Relatives and guests come on board in Temse, where we leave for a quiet boat trip towards Hamme Driegoten. The ship will stop at a predetermined place on the Scheldt where the ceremony, led by the master of ceremonies, will take place.

With due tribute, the urn with the ashes is launched and we take a moment of silence. The biodegradable urn, surrounded by real flowers or petals, will find the river Scheldt as final resting place.

Close to this final resting place we find a reverie place with a resting bench on the shore, here the relatives can always look back on the place of farewell.

After the ceremony, we continue on the meandering stream, towards Sint-Amands, where a heart-warming aperitif and matching mourning meal will be served.

The mourners find the time to catch up, surrounded by the serenity of the beautiful nature. At Sint-Amands the ship turns and we start the return trip to Temse.

Contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information, by telephone or by appointment in our office in Temse: 03 711 38 21

Catering on board

Rt catering

Rivertours catering

Cold dishes, grill, sandwiches, coffeecakes an pie: order by Rivertours.
>> Tasty and budget-friendly meals on DE ARK and VIVALDI
>> Tasty and budget-friendly meals on MOZART and VERDI




The caterer Duchateau from Brussels (02 262 21 68 - 0496 57 72 33) offers you a large culinary choice adapted to your budget, different types of buffets, barbecues and menus served at the table. Region: Brussels and surroundings. Other regions from 30 seats.




Caterer Kouterhoeve in Malderen (052 34 21 71) offers you a range of possibilities at a good price/quality ratio. Available in all regions.




Katering de Belsele (0475 43 89 76) stands for creative, inventive and delicious cuisine. Always seasonal menus, also for small groups. Available in the region Scheldt and Dender.


SOEGITO Catering


Are you hesitating between a classic buffet or a trendy party with Finger food? A lunch with surprise breads or dishes on the grill? SOEGITO Catering with Indonesian origin is sure to have a formula to suit your needs. Region Brussels and surroundings. Other regions from 30 seats.

Shared dinner

Share a dinner


Share a Dinner in Gooik (0474 47 87 97). Chef Rein Janssens has gained his experience with renowned and starred restaurants in Belgium and abroad. For family dinners as well as for larger scale company events, Share A Dinner develops a customised menu and concept according to the wishes and budget of its clients. Region: Brussels and surroundings. Other regions from 30 seats.




Traiteur Art&Food (Waasmunster - 03 689 84 57) offers contemporary cuisine with hints of influence from other cultures. They stand for genuine enthusiasm and inspiring new dishes. Receptions, walking dinner, food stand or dinner party? Art&Food stands for the ultimate party experience. Available in the Scheldt and Dender region. Other regions: on request.

Taste les dents

Taste Ledent


For over 18 years, Taste Ledent have been catering to the culinary needs of their clients. The approach is always personal and with integrity. They provide all kinds of catering: an intimate dinner, wedding, communion party, large business event,... with always the same goal in mind: exceeding the expectations of their clients! Scheldt region and Brussels.




Caterer Savoury, from Linkebeek (0479 930 358 - 0474 50 50 65) offers you fine and sophisticated cuisine with an exotic touch. Region: Brussels and surroundings. Delivery only. Service fees will be charged by the manager of the ship.


Horeca toppers


Whether it is a wedding party, family party, corporate party or any other occasion, team Horeca Toppers is ready to welcome you and your party. They realize your dishes within the agreed budget. Scheldt region.

Your own caterer

Want to bring your own caterer on board? Check out our terms and conditions here:

>> Bring your own caterer on board


drinks on ship

Have a look at our beverage lists:
>> Beverage list for DE ARK and VIVALDI
>> Beverage list for MOZART, VERDI and KATIMA

4 drink formulas are possible on board:
all consumed drinks are listed and charged afterwards;
ticket-formula (each person receives a certain number of drink tickets);
each person pays his own drinks.

If you wish to eat something on board, it's possible:
>> Tasty and budget-friendly meals on DE ARK and VIVALDI
>> Tasty and budget-friendly meals on MOZART and VERDI

More extensive catering options can be found below.

Boarding points

Our tourist boat trips depart from fixed boarding points. You can find our boarding points by clicking a place on the map. When renting a ship, the boarding place can be adapted to your wishes as far as possible.

Click on a sailing region of your choice for more information and photos.

Our ships

The Rivertours ships can welcome 30 to 300 guests for an event, a party, an excursion,... Each ship has its own atmosphere, setting and décor and is equipped with a bar, as well as audio and multimedia equipment. We set out from various embarkation points, with or without catering.









De Ark