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Roundtrip Amsterdam - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Amaserena
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Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the MS Amaserena, beginning in Amsterdam. Sail through the IJsselmeer to Hoorn, where diverse excursions await, from tulip farm visits to walking tours or a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside. Explore medieval Middelburg, known for its Dutch East India Company history, or opt for a bike ride or visit the Flood Museum. Discover Ghent, Belgium, with options ranging from full-day excursions to Bruges, highlights tours, or a focus on Belgian chocolate making. In Antwerp, take a walking tour or bike ride, and join a culinary tour or explore the Floralia flower show. Rotterdam offers walking tours, visits to Delfshaven or Delft, and a bike ride, while Kinderdijk showcases its UNESCO World Heritage windmills. Conclude the adventure to the Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam before disembarking.
Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulipsGrote Markt square in Antwerp, BelgiumChurch and Arch Bridge in Ghent, BelgiumHistorical Delfshaven in RotterdamExplore the inspiring Amsterdam
Highlights
  • Explore medieval sites and delve into the Dutch East India Company history
  • Highlights tours covering both Bruges and Ghent
  • Walking tours in the "Gateway to Europe" or explore Delfshaven or Delft
  • Visit Keukenhof Gardens, one of the world's most impressive public gardens
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark

Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. This evening, meet your fellow travelers on board at the Welcome Dinner. 

Day 2: Amsterdam | Hoorn, Netherlands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a scenic cruise through the IJsselmeer to Hoorn, where you have a choice of four excursions. Visit a family-run tulip farm with over one million tulips, each in different phases of growth and many species and colors. For those seeking to travel back in time, you can go on a walking tour in Hoorn or visit the Zuiderzee Museum, providing insight into the maritime culture and history of the lively Zuiderzee region. And for more active adventurers, go for a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside. 

Day 3: Middelburg, Netherlands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After enjoying a scenic cruise through the Delta, you can explore medieval Middelburg, which was the second-largest trading city of the Dutch East India Company. Or, if you feel like exploring the city on two wheels, a guided bike ride is the perfect choice. Alternatively, you may venture off to the Delta Works storm surge barrier, an impressive series of dams, and Dutch hydraulic engineering. More than half of the Netherlands lies below sea level and the Delta Works were built to prevent a recurrence of the 1953 flood disaster. 

Day 4: Ghent, Belgium

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover medieval Ghent on a walking tour. Admire the canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and Ghent Cathedral. Those more inclined to learn about the art of Belgian chocolate making can join a master chocolatier as he shares his insights. Alternatively, you may also visit one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, Bruges, on a full-day excursion that includes a visit to the Church of Our Lady, home to the beautiful Carrara marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo. And for those who wish to see both Ghent and Bruges, join a highlights tour showcasing them both.

Day 5: Antwerp, Belgium

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore this trendy city on a walking tour where you can see Antwerp’s Steen Castle, Grote Market, and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. For a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Or you can visit the Rubens House, the former home of the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque painter. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles and beer, or roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff.

Day 6: Rotterdam | Delft | Rotterdam, Netherlands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the "Gateway to Europe,” and taste local specialties. Or visit Delfshaven, where, on August 1, 1620, the Pilgrim fathers departed on their epic journey aboard the Speedwell. Stopping in Southampton, many then boarded the Mayflower and concluded their journey at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. Alternatively, go on an excursion to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware, and the Royal House. While here, you’ll visit the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum. If you prefer a more active adventure, then go on a bike ride through Rotterdam and past some of its famous landmarks and architecture. In the afternoon, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. Visit a private windmill via electric boat. You may also pedal past the windmills from the seat of a bike.

Day 7: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of the most impressive public gardens in the world, Keukenhof, presents a spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips spread out over 70 acres. Spend time ambling through this legendary garden, open only nine weeks a year and sometimes referred to as the "Garden of Europe." Later in the day, admire Amsterdam’s historic harbor and canals, where you can see beautiful homes lining the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the Anne Frank House.

Day 8: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight.

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Notes

Single supplement is 50%, except for Suites which are 100%.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Beverages: Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • Beverages: Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Personal headset for excursions. 
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Passport and Applicable Visa Expenses
  • Laundry 
  • Port Fees

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