- Accommodations for 7 nights in a river-view cabin category of your choice
- 20 meals: 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Free wine/beer/soda/water/coffee/tea with dinner daily
- Captain’s Welcome cocktail and Farewell dinner
- Total of 6 included sightseeing excursions
- Live music each evening in the lounge
- Early-riser breakfast, 24/7 coffee, afternoon cake and late night snacks
- Professional English-speaking Cruise manager and local guides throughout
- International airfare (may be purchased separately)
- Arrival/departure transfers
- Optional sightseeing as outlined, meals other than specified, etc.
- Personal expenses including telephone, liquor, souvenirs, and similar
- Tips to crew and ground personnel – suggested amounts will be advised
- Travel Insurance – strongly recommended
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, Holland Embark after 4 pm (D)
Welcome to the Netherlands! Once on board, check in to your cabin and explore your ship prior to dinner, which will be followed by an information briefing.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM Set sail: 23:00 (B, L, D)
With its characteristic canals surrounded by narrow, low and crooked 17th-century houses, Amsterdam is, without a doubt, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe. With a rich cultural life and a wide range of entertainment, Amsterdam is a full-scale city, which has managed to retain its small-town feel. Your morning city walking tour will introduce you to all the major highlights including Anne Frank’s House (outside), the marketplace and the many canals that crisscross the city. Return to the ship for lunch. The balance of the day is free to explore the city on your own or purchase an optional excursion to Keukenhof Tulip gardens or Zaanse Schans Windmill tour, where you will have a chance to view Dutch clog making and enjoy a taste of famous Dutch cheeses (estimated price €60 per person). A welcome cocktail and crew introduction will precede dinner.
Day 3 ROTTERDAM, Holland 07:00 – 22:00 (B, L, D)
This morning explore one the world’s largest harbors and commercial ports in the world! Your walking tour will include the harbor front, the docks and shipyards filled with thousands of containers and the steamship “Rotterdam” once the flagship of Holland America Line. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own or take an optional tour that may be offered by the ship to Den Haag (The Hague), home to the Dutch Parliament and the International Court of Justice and Delft, home to the royal house of Orange, the Blue Ceramic factory and Johannes Vermeer (Estimated price €62 EU pp).
Day 4 GHENT, Belgium 09:30– 21:00 (B, L, D)
Today delight in exploring Ghent, Europe’s hidden secret! Exuding a unique mix of ancient cultures and traditions combined with a lively modern student scene, bustling shops and gastronomic restaurants Ghent is will impress you with its winding canals, the famous 3 tower row featuring the Belfry, St. Bravo’s Cathedral and St Nicholas Church, its art and architecture! The balance of the day is free to explore on your own or take the optional excursion to the fairytale city of Brugge (Estimated €66 pp)
Day 5 BRUSSELS, Belgium 09:00-23:00 (B, L , D)
Your guided city bus and walking tour of Belgium’s capital will highlight all the major attractions including St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Chinese Pavilion, Japanese Tower, King’s Square, Royal Palace and of course, the Imposing offices of the European Parliament building. You will end the tour with a walk through the beautiful Grote market. The balance of the day is free. Pirate’s dinner is on tonight!
Day 6 ANTWERP Belgium 05:00 – 19:00 (B, L, D)
This morning enjoy a tour of Belgium’s second largest city, home to famous painter Peter Paul Rubens. The tour will include the cities medieval heart with cobblestone lanes and cafes lining the streets, a riverside fortress and the impressive Cathedral of our Lady. Tonight enjoy our lively Crew Show!
Day 7 DORDRECHT, Holland 01:00-13:30 Arrive Amsterdam 21:00 (B, L, D)
Depart on your morning tour of Dordrecht. Located on an island surrounded by wide rivers, Dordrecht was the county’s earliest trading post. Your guided walking tour will include views of beautiful inner city harbors, quaint canals, wooden bridges and typical Dutch houses. Back on board enjoy a farewell cocktail followed by the Captain’s Farewell dinner!
Day 8 AMSTERDAM- HOME Disembarkation 09:00 (B)
As all good things must come to an end, after breakfast, bid your crew goodbye and disembark with a suitcase full of memories!
Amsterdam Pre/Post Hotel Stays
$96 to $149 per person/per night in a twin room, depending on season. Enhance your cruise experience with 1 or more nights in amazing Amsterdam! Prices based on first class hotels (Novotel or similar) and vary depending on time of year. Please inquire when booking your cruise.
DISCLAIMER: All optional excursions are shown for information and planning purposes. They are subject to change do to holidays, attraction black-out dates or other reasons. Some, if not all optional excursions may require a minimum number of participants to operate. Prices are quoted in Euros. Final list of availability and costs will be confirmed upon arrival to your vessels at the initial information meeting.
M/S Crucevita Cruise Ship – Youtube Videos
This elegant, luxurious, boutique style vessel, the M/S Crucevita was designed in an old world grand yacht style. Superb public areas, accented in oak and leather, include a panorama restaurant, cozy bar and lounge, a fire-place, a gym, sauna, library, and sun deck! The cabins area spacious 14 sq m (150 sq ft) and are fitted with beds that are stowed away during the day to create extra space to relax. All cabins include air-conditioning/heating that can be regulated individually, a multi-channel satellite TV with remote control, a mini safety deposit box, a telephone and a hair dryer. The luxury bathroom contains a toilet, enclosed shower, and a stylish wash basin. Cabins on Main deck have panorama windows while cabins on the upper Promenade deck will have new French balconies (renovation scheduled for 2018 winter-season) The decks are interconnected by a regular elevator suitable to carry up to 4 persons. The Sun Deck is accessible from the Promenade Deck by an outside chair lift. Maximum capacity 110 passengers serviced by a young and vivacious crew of 36. Non-smoking interiors. Currency: Euro
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