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Tulips & Windmills: Amsterdam Roundtrip

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Explore the beauty of the inland waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium on this 8-day roundtrip Amsterdam cruise aboard the Crystal Debussy. View the Hoorn's city water, trade, and architecture; city Kinderdijk, that is world-renowned for the 19 eighteenth-century windmills that continue to operate today. On your way, discover Rotterdam, which is known as a top-ranking best place to visit. Stop in Antwerp - a historic city that has a current pulse of on-trend fashion, art, and entertainment. Walk along pretty canals, wander into stunning churches, and appreciate the flower-adorned squares and alleyways as you explore Ghent in Belgium. Furthermore, explore Middelburg, a key player in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology. Finally, return to Amsterdam for your disembarkation.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam & Hoorn, Netherlands
Day 3 : Kinderdijk & Rotterdam, Netherlands
Day 4 : Antwerp, Belgium
Day 5 : Ghent, Belgium
Day 6 : Middleburg, Netherlands
Day 7 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 8 : Amsterdam | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover eighteenth-century windmills in the village of Kinderdijk
  • Explore magnificent Rotterdam and learn about its seafaring history
  • Feel the dynamic energy of Antwerp’s old squares
  • Visit the flower adorned squares and cobbled alleyways in Ghent

Ship

Crystal Debussy

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips Church and Arch Bridge in Ghent, Belgium Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam Traditional Dutch windmills from the channel Rotterdam. Holland Dusk reveals the glow of city lights Tulips and windmills in the Dutch countryside.

Day 1 Amsterdam | Embark

Board Crystal Debussy in the beautiful port of Amsterdam and embark on your 8-day journey.

Day 2 Amsterdam & Hoorn, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still, others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

The harbor town of Hoorn embodies what makes the Netherlands so special: water, trade, and architecture. Located near the open sea on the largest lake in Western Europe, the Ijsselmeer, this city shines, still glinting with the prosperity brought by the great sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company, which delivered exotic spices and sprinkled the town with elegant touches. Explore cobbled streets to discover interesting museums, fine monuments, the graceful town square, and timeless harbor.

Day 3 Kinderdijk & Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kinderdijk, one of the Netherland's biggest tourist attractions, is world-renowned for the 19 eighteenth-century windmills that continue to operate today. This UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to enthrall tourists with its historic windmills (and the beloved folklore of "The Cat and the Cradle" that goes with it), a picturesque town and a community of friendly locals who eagerly welcome visitors from all over the world seeking a peek into old-world Dutch living.

Much of Rotterdam’s edgy, sophisticated personality is a result of the destruction of much of the city by the WWII blitz, which left it to be rebuilt with a contemporary approach to design. Modern, eye-catching buildings of concrete, glass, and steel stand in stark contrast to the few remaining “old city” areas of Delfshaven, or Delft Harbor, and Oude Haven, or Old Harbor, and outstanding museums, hotels and restaurants consistently earn Rotterdam top rankings for best places to visit.

Day 4 Antwerp, Belgium

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
What Milan is to Italy, Antwerp is to Belgium, a historic city that is on-trend with a finger on the pulse of fashion, art, and entertainment. Dynamic energy fills Antwerp’s old squares, gorgeous with cobbled centers and edged, like a cake with decorative icing, by ornate buildings. High-reaching church towers and fountains with cherubic sculptures add to the feeling of antiquity, while the port - the largest in Belgium and one of the largest in the world - brings a sense of purpose and prosperity. Surely, you associate Antwerp with diamonds. More than 70 percent of all diamonds are traded through this sparkling city, one that also shines under the light of celebrated painter Peter Paul Rubens, who lived and worked in an Italianate city manse, now a museum.

Day 5 Ghent, Belgium

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Buildings with stair-stepped gables, the meeting of the rivers Scheldt and Leie, intact and well-preserved medieval architecture, a brooding castle, the famed Ghent Altarpiece. Ghent is a welcoming center of the industry with a lively cultural scene. Walk along pretty canals, wander into stunning churches, and appreciate the flowers adorning squares and alleyways as you explore what was once one of Europe’s richest cities and continues to enrich travelers.

Day 6 Middleburg, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A key player in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology, Middelburg scientists are credited for the invention of the microscope and telescope. Famed explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who discovered Easter Island, was also a resident. Today, the city continues to thrive with its rich cultural and scientific history with gothic buildings, centuries-old canals, and the Delft Market Square where old and new worlds come together.

Day 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still, others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

Day 8 Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last breakfast aboard the Crystal Debussy before disembarking.

Crystal Debussy

Per person starting at
$7,998
Petite Suite
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Petite Suite Seahorse Deck (S5)
188 sqft. King-size bed or two twin beds, adjustable dining table, writing desk, vanity, and 40” flat-screen HD TV. Butler service is provided.
Petite Suite
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Petite Suite Crystal Deck (S4)
188 sqft. King-size bed or two twin beds, adjustable dining table, writing desk, vanity, and 40” flat-screen HD TV. Butler service is provided.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite (S3)
237 sqft. King-size bed or two twin beds, full-length mirror, writing desk, vanity, and flat-screen HD TV. Butler service is provided.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite (S2)
253 sqft. Supreme comfort king-size bed with fine Egyptian cotton linens. Butler service is provided.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite (S1)
253 sqft. Supreme comfort king-size bed with fine Egyptian cotton linens. Butler service is provided.
Crystal Penthouse
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Crystal Penthouse (CP)
506 sqft. The master bedroom features a large king-size bed facing the panoramic balcony-window, walk-in closet, flat-screen HD TV, fine Egyptian linens. Butler service is provided.
Crystal Suite
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Crystal Suite (CS)
759 sqft. Two lavish bedrooms each feature king-size beds, fine Egyptian linens, large flat-screen HD TVs, spacious closets, and expansive panoramic balcony-windows. Nightstands include charging pads and USB outlets. Butler service is provided.

Notes

Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Solo Supplement: A select number of cabins are available for single use. The single supplement varies by cabin type, please contact us for details.

Child Discount: Children age 11 or under receive 50% off when sharing a cabin with two full paying guests. Children, regardless of age pay full rate in a double occupancy cabin.

A wide selection of specially curated and optional shore excursions are available on every itinerary.  In each port visited, there will be complimentary adventures to choose from, other excursions will be available at an additional cost.  ​

Cruise Fares Include:
  • Beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • 24 hour self service coffee tea, soft drinks, wines
  • 24 hour room service
  • Personal Butler service
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Choice of one of two complimentary shore excursions in each port
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your voyage. 
Cruise Fares Exclude:
  • Airfare
  • Cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges 
  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
  • Sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities,
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry or valet service or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hairstyling for which separate charges may be imposed. 
  • Transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation
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