River Cruises in Holland and Belgium During Tulip Time

tulip time in Holland cruise

8 days / 7 nights

Book by 31 Dec 2016 and receive 10% off on the 2017 departures

Cruise around Holland and charming Belgium during spring time when tulips are booming in the famous gardens. Visit Antwerp, Europe's diamond capital and medieval Ghent with optional excursion to Bruege, one of Belgium's gems.

Holland river cruises

     Tulip Cruise Itinerary 2017

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Discount is valid in each cabin category on a limited cabin stock and subject to availability

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - EMBARKATION
Arrival to Amsterdam, a charming city of gabled houses, many canals and easy going life style. It is a modern city but with a long and interesting fascinating history. Explore the 700-year-old European capital with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, lively marketplaces and exciting nightlife. After embarkation meet your tour director at the Welcome reception followed by dinner  with wine and beer. Dinner. (D)

Day 2 AMSTERDAM - HORN
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the Rembrandt Windmill and other great landmarks of Amsterdam. Return to the ship for lunch, while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Horn where you will have a choice of visiting a tulip farm and driving through tulip fields or seeing  De Halm Maen a replica of one of the old Deutch  East India company ships. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of the town. Continue sailing. (B,L,D)

Day 3 ARNHEM - NIJMEGEN
Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem Bridge featured in the classic film “A Bridge Too Far” during Operation Market Garden in World War II. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. Or visit  the Kroller Muller Museum with its rich collection of Van Gogh paintings or joining a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for lunch sailing to Nijmegen, then cross the border of Holland into Belgium. (B,L,D)

Day 4 ANTWERP, BELGIUM
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp. See the Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and city's superb architecture or you can visit the Rubens House, former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque Painter. In the afternoon you can taste Belgian chocolate and waffle or take a guided bike ride. After dinner on board dinner, your cruise departs for Ghent. (B,L,D)

Day 5 GHENT
After breakfast take a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. Begin your walking tour from the Belfry Tower and see picturesque highlights such as the Koornlei, the Graslei, and the Castle of the Counts. An other option would be to take a full day tour to the beautifully preserved medieval town of Bruges, a declared UNESCO World Heritage town. (B,L,D)

Day 6 ROTTENDAM -  KINDERDIJK - SCHOONHOVEN
Arrival at Rotterdam from where you will have a chance to take an excursion to the capital of Holland, The Hague and lovely Delft famous for its earthenware and the city of the famed 17th century painter Vermeer.  An other option is to see the  series of dams and delta works testifying to genius Dutch engineering. There is also possibility to join an other guided bike tour.  In the afternoon  we will visit  an other World Heritage Site, Kinderdijk, a charming village of many typical windmills dating back to the 18th century. Continue cruising to Schoonhoven, where our ship will moor overnight.(B,L,D)

Day 7 KEUKENHOF - AMSTERDAM
Morning excursion  to the stunningly beautiful Keukenhof Gardens boasting the largest concentration of tulips and other spring flowers on 70 acres. Arrival in Amsterdam and enjoy a scenic cruise around the city's canals  along typical houses and many bridges. See  the famous house where Ana Frank  was hiding during the Second World War. An other option is to take an excursion to the delightful small village of Zaanse Schans at the outskirts of Amsterdam or stay in Amsrerdam for a guided walking tour of the Jordan district. The Ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 8 DISEMBARKATION
Disembark and optional transfer to the airport. (B)
 

Cruise Includes

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom

  • Most staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset and local guides

  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms

  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise

  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels

  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board

  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music

  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours

  • Services of professional Cruise Manager

  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

  • All local taxes

Departures dates and prices 2017

Departure
Dates in 2017
Start
City
Ship
Name
Category E
Mar 23 Amsterdam Ama Pima $2499
Mar 27 Amsterdam Ama Certo $2499
Mar 30 Amsterdam Ama Pima $2599
Apr 3 Amsterdam Ama Certo $2599
Apr 6 Amsterdam Ama Pima $2699
Apr 10 Amsterdam Ama Certo $2799
Apr 13 Amsterdam Ama Pima $2899
Apr 17 Amsterdam Ama Certo $2899
Apr 20 Amsterdam Ama Pima $2999
Apr 24 Amsterdam Ama Certo $3099
Apr 27 Amsterdam Ama Pima $3199

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.

Port Charges: $168 per person

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; in Category A+ and suites 100% of twin price.


To upgrade to a higher Categories, add the following amount per person:  

Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price
D
Piano 160 sq.ft
Window
$299
C
Cello or Violin 170 sq. ft
French Balcony
$899
BB Cello 210 sq.ft
French + Outside Balcony $1399
BA Violin 210 sq.ft
French+Outside Balcony $1599
AB Cello 235 sq.ft
French+Outside Balcony $1799
AA Violin 235 sq.ft
French +Outside Balcony $1999
AA+
Violin 290 sq.ft
French +Outside Balcony
$2599
SS
Suite
Violin 300 sq.ft
French +Outside Balcony $3199

 

NOTE: Children are not accepted.

Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.

The choices are:
Choice A: Two twin beds
Choice B: One large matrimonial bed (larger than queen size)

Single Supplement: 50% of the cruise price and 100% of the cruise price for categories AA+ and SS

 


 All Cabins are with windows, balconies and lower beds

  Ms Amalyra AmaCerto AmaVerde AmaPrima
cruiseship description

Ama Prima