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Board the Le Champlain at London and head south to Belgium and Ostende. Among other scenery, view its seafront and the sumptuous Belle Epoque-style façades which bear witness to the town’s rich past as a seaside resort. As you arrive at Antwerp, do not miss the chance to visit the Grand Place to explore the magnificent 16th- and 17th-century merchant houses. In Amsterdam, stroll through the city, famous for its canals, and enjoy its inhabitants’ relaxed way of life. Hamburg will then surprise you with its daring architecture, the latest example of which is the spectacular Elbe Philharmonic Hall. After the astonishing Kiel Canal crossing, visit the Nyhavn district and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen, a city of art and history, the final destination of the cruise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : London | Embark
Day 2 : Ostend
Day 3 : Antwerp
Day 4 : Amsterdam
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Hamburg
Day 7 : Crossing the Kiel Canal
Day 8 : Copenhagen | Disembark

Highlights

  • Cruise along the shores of the North Sea for culture and romantic landscapes
  • Explore Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District in the port city of Hamburg
  • Visit the famous Van Gogh Museum at Amsterdam
  • Sail through the Kiel Canal, which links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea

Ship

Le Champlain

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Amsterdam is known for its citizens' love for bikes! A moment of stillness in Copenhagen Big Ben on a sunny day in London Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam
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Day 1 London | Embark

The main residence of the British monarch, financial hub and seat of the British government, London is the economic and cultural heart of the country. A city of contrasts, attached to its traditions while buzzing with modernity, the capital of the United Kingdom has countless historic districts and notable sites to explore. From Hyde Park to the City through Westminster and Trafalgar Square, get ready to take on Londonメs frenetic tempo. In between a visit to the National Gallery, a stroll through Covent Garden and a trip to Tower Bridge, you can take a quiet breather in one of Londonメs many beautiful parks and gardens.

Day 2 Ostend

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located on the Flemish coastline, halfway between France and the Netherlands, the elegant city of Ostend is a favorite summer destination for Belgians. Enjoy the “queen of beaches”, a stretch of fine white sand punctuated by breakwaters, covered by the North Sea at high tide. The seafront boasts sumptuous facades from the Belle Epoque, such as Villa Maritza, which stands witness to this seaside town’s rich past. Art amateurs will enjoy the excellent Kunstmuseumaan Zee, where a retrospective of Belgian art dating from 1830 is on display.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Ghent & Canal Cruise, Historical Bruges.

Day 3 Antwerp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located in the Flemish region of Belgium, Antwerp is worth a visit for its remarkable architectural heritage. In this moderately-sized, cosmopolitan city, you will be able to stroll around the ancient city center, dominated by the most important monument in Antwerp, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The museums of the city retrace the history of Antwerp, including the home of Rubens, containing the works of the painter, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum, a print works and publishing house that are UNESCO listed. From Grote Markt, the central square in the city, you will be captivated by the attractive sight formed by the unusual medieval architecture of the guild houses.

​The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Explore Antwerp, Brussels Highlights, Walking Tour & Beer Tasting.

Day 4 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Amsterdam is above all a city of water. Omnipresent, it guides the traveler’s steps, from street to street, from a canal to canal, its bridges seeming to bend their arches to form allegiances with him. Let yourself fall in love with the grace and romanticism that emanate from this charming scene. Known around the world for its museums and the finest collection of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the golden age, this city is home to many other treasures. Take a stroll through the old district or pay a visit to a diamond house – do not miss this “treasure chest” of the Netherlands.

​The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Scenic Villages Of Holland, Amsterdam Sightseeing & Canal Cruise, The Hague & Mauritshuis, Rural Holland & Canal Cruise.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 6 Hamburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The second-largest city in Germany, located at the mouth of the Elbe River, Hamburg is the setting for incredibly port activity. Indeed, the port of Hamburg deserves a visit in its own right, particularly for its spectacular Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus districts, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These brick-fronted warehouses are testimony to the industrial architecture that arose from international trade in the early 20th Century. The city is surrounded by water and the Alster River forms a veritable inland lake, offering a pleasant place for a walk. Do not miss the emblem of the 1 200 years of history in this city – the Baroque Saint Michael’s church. Its high tower, nicknamed “Michel” by the locals, offers a fantastic view from the top of the bell tower.

Day 7 Crossing the Kiel Canal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spanning around one hundred kilometers, the Kiel Canal links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, crossing the Jutland peninsula. It is the world’s busiest artificial waterway.

Day 8 Copenhagen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Connected to the far eastern side of Sealand island, a few kilometers away from the Swedish coasts, Copenhagen offers you the high color of Scandinavian capitals. You can discover the city's riches that weaves through the canal networks through the historical districts of Christiansborg and Nyhavn. Many palaces provide an apercu of Danish history. For eating, you can try out the smorebrod, a traditional dish composed of several kinds of smoked fish.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark in Copenhagen.
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Ultra Serenity Policy - Book until January 31, 2021 and pay only 25% deposit to confirm the reservation. In addition to a reduced deposit, final payment is due just 30 days prior to departure. If reservation is postponed or canceled, receive a 100% future cruise credit. Valid for new bookings from November 25, 2020 only. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for details.
Valid on all departures until April 30, 2022.

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Prestige Suite Deck 5
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Area: 32 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 4 passengers per cabin.
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Grand Deluxe Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with sliding bay windows. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower + bathtub.
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Owner's Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with hot tub and sliding bay windows. King-size or twin beds and shower + bathtub.

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Please Note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

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

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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