Dutch Waterways Tulip cruises


Dutch and Belgian Spring Cruises

TULIP TIME IN HOLLAND 

8 days / 7 nights


Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Apr - May 2017

5% discount on bookings made before 30 Nov 2016

Holland Tulip cruises

Tulip cruise 1
     Tulip Cruise Itinerary on the MS Amadeus Elegant , Princess, Ms Amadeus Silver and Silver II. Only 6 sailing dates. Visit other cruises starting from Amsterdam

ITINERARY
Day 1 AMSTERDAM
Embarkation starts at 4 in the afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party before dinner. The ship remains moored overnight in Amsterdam. 
Day 2. AMSTERDAM - HOORN
Amsterdam is a paradise for the art and culture lovers with its extensive choice of museums and places of international interest and one of the city's greatest attraction is cruising through its canals. Our sightseeing tour will cover the major sights and a canal cruise. For these cruises only we also include a visit to the Amsterdam flower  market.
The ship leaves Amsterdam at noon and crosses over the "IJsselmeer" to the old merchant town of Hoorn an important trade center in the 16th and 17th centuries on the shores of  Western Europe's largest lake. It was Europe's gateway for imported exotic items like silk, spices and other precious products that arrived on the shores by the merchant ships of the powerful Dutch East India Company. We will also visit the northern part of rural Holland on this excursions of damns cheese markets and windmills.  The vessel leaves Hoorn before midnight.

Day 3 ARNHEIM
Arrive in Arnheim at noon and choose between two excursions. On the “Arnhem and the Open Air Museum” excursion you drive through the town of Arnhem, where the World War II “Market Garden” parachute landings and the battle for the bridge took place, giving the town a melancholy fame. Then continue to a charming  Open Air Museum, located in beautiful scenery on the town’s outskirts. This museum displays more than 80 historic houses, farmhouses and mills from all over the Netherlands.
Alternatively you can take the “Arnhem & World War II History” excursion, which also includes a tour of the town and a visit of the Hartenstein Airborne Museum. In the evening the cruise departs to Middelburg.

Day 4. MIDDELBURG
Arrive in Middelburg at noon, the capital of the Dutch province Zeeland. A town was seriously damaged during the Second World War, dominated by the 55-metre high belfry of the medieval town hall. In the afternoon you can choose between 2 excursions. The walking tour of Middelburg to enjoy the medieval atmosphere of this town or an other excursion to take you to the Deltaworks project located at Neeltje Jans. This is an amazing example of how the Dutch have truly tamed the environment in which they live. Afterwards make a stop at the lovely town of Veere the  trading port in the middle ages. Today Veere is a favorite spot for visitors as it is one of the most picturesque towns in the area. During dinner leave Middelburg.

Day 5. GHENT - BRUGES
Arrive in  Ghent in the early morning. The  important port an center of the textile industry since the middle Ages. The old town center has retained its medieval charm and contains many historic buildings. During the optional city tour visit the old town center with its medieval charm and its historic buildings. In the afternoon join the optional Bruges sightseeing tour which is like a journey back in time to medieval Flanders. The old craft of the "bobbin" – a tapestry skill that has become very rare - has been cultivated in the "Beginenhof" (nunnery) in Bruges since the middle of the 13th century. You will see the "Pulverturm", the town hall with its wonderful facade, and a Madonna by Michelangelo in the magnificent "Liebfrauenkirche". Later this afternoon there is time to explore Ghent on your own, before the ship casts off again.

Day 6. ANTWERP - BRUSSELS
Early morning the ship docks in Antwerp, the second-largest city in Belgium and one of the biggest ports in Europe. It was a great center for the arts in the Renaissance period, and Rubens and Van Dyck both lived and worked here. Some of their masterpieces can be seen in the massive Gothic cathedral. The main square of Antwerp, the Grote Markt, is surrounded by fine Renaissance buildings including the 16th-century town hall. During the city tour discover some details. Over recent years traffic has been banned from much of the city center, and trams have been diverted into subways, making it a most pleasant city for strolling and shopping. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to explore this city on your own or to join our Brussels excursion to the Belgian capital, where you can photograph the famous "Mannekin Pis". Tonight join the Capitains Gala dinner and the splendid ship’s orchestra, which has been entertaining you in the Panorama bar throughout the cruise.

Day 7  KINDERDIJK - UTRECHT- KEUKENHOF
Arrive in Kinderdijk in the morning. On the city walk of Kinderdijk you’ll see Holland’s largest concentration of working windmills. Before lunch the cruise continues to Utrecht, where the ship moors in the early afternoon. Here you can take our Keukenhof  excursion. Keukenhof’s flower displays consist of millions of flowers displayed to artistic perfection in one of the world's most beautiful and famous flower parks. Nowhere else in the world are spring flowers and colors as glorious as they are at Keukenhof. This beautiful park offers relaxation and inspiration in equal measure. In addition to the millions of flowers growing or in arrangements, Keukenhof has the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands and is one of the most photographed places in the world. Those who have been on this excursion rejoin the ship in Amsterdam, where it stays moored overnight.

Day 8. AMSTERDAM
Disembarkation is after breakfast in Amsterdam. End of the cruise. Check out our additional Rhine river cruises on the MS Amadeus Princess and Silver..

Cruise Includes:

  • 7-night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise

  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner

  • Free flow quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner

  • Welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner

  • Programs and features which are marked as “included” in the  itinerary

  • Daily onboard music performances by the on-board musicians, lectures and cooking demonstrations.

  • Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director

  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)

  • Port taxes and local taxes

  • Modern wireless audio amplifying system on all excursions  

Not Included : 

  • Optional excursions: Please view our EXCURSION PACKAGES below
  • Tips

  • Personal medical and cancellation insurance

  • Personal eexpenses

Dates and Prices in Euros 2017

 

Prices per
person in
Euros.
$ rate varies
depending
on exchange
rate

 

CATEGORY

C-4 *)

C-1

B-4

B-1

A-1

AMADEUS

SUITE

Deck

Haydn

Haydn

Strauss

Strauss

Mozart

Mozart

Type of bed

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

  Deluxe

 Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Suite
Twin/Double

VESSEL

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

SILVER II

6-13 Apr

1032

1235

1403

1564

1774

2138

SILVER II

13-20 Apr

1232

1435 1603

1764

1974

2338

PRINCESS

13-20 Apr

1199

1309

1456 1603

1792

2128

PRINCESS 27 Apr-4 May

1199

1309

1456 1603

1792

2128

ELEGANT

28 Apr-5May

1199

1309

1456 1603

1792

2128

SILVER I 9-16 May 1484

1729

1932

2128

2373

2821

Limited number of C-4 and B-4 cabins:

C-4
Amadeus Silver II: 116, 117, 118, 119
Amadeus Princess: 109, 111, 112, 114
Amadeus Elegant: 107, 108, 109, 110
Amadeus Silver: 116, 118, 121, 123
B-4
Amadeus Silver II: 233, 234, 235, 236
Amadeus Princess: 233, 234
Amadeus Elegant: 229, 231, 232, 234
Amadeus Silver: 235, 236, 237, 238
C-EK = Single cabins available on AMADEUS
Elegant at the same price as C-1 cabins.

Single cabin supplement

DECK

C-4 and C-1

B-4

B-1

A-1 Suite

All Dates

15%

30% 50% 60% 100%

No single cabin possible in the category Suite.

Cabin Description     Amadeus Elegant     Silver II and III   Princess and Silver

All cabins have two lower beds that can be linked together or set up separately upon request. The cabins on the Haydn-Deck have fixed windows while the cabins on the Strauss- and Mozart-Deck have large glass doors that stretch right across the width of the cabin (allowing them to be described as having French Balconies). 

EXCURSION PACKAGES  Optional but have to be booked in advance

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

City tour Amsterdam with canal cruise and flower market

€ 48,00

€ 48,00

€ 48,00

North Holland Excursion

 

 

40,00

Excursion Arnhem & Open Air Museum OR city tour of and Airborne Museum

 

€ 53,00

€ 53,00

Excursion Deltawerke & Veere    

79,00

City walk Middleburg  

€ 17,00

 

City tour Antwerp

€ 36,00

€ 36,00

€ 36,00

City tour Brussels

   

€ 36,00

City tour Ghent

36,00

€ 36,00

€ 36,00

City tour Bruges

 

 

€ 36,00

Excursion Kinderdijk

 

 

34,00

Excursion Keukenhof flower gardens

70,00

70,00

70,00

 

 

 

 

RATE PER PERSON

190,00

260,00

468,00

 

 

 

 

SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES

€ 162,00

221,00

€ 398,00

Optional airport transfers in Amsterdam: Euro 45 per person per direction

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