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Overview

Join us on this exclusive, fun and friendly cruise on board the MV Prinses Christina with entertainment every night including two nights with The Dreamers and free drinks.

Holland in springtime is a mesmerising feast for the senses with gardens and fields bursting with tulips and, daffodils, hyacinths and more. A visit to Keukenhof Gardens, with its magnificent floral displays, is included. There is time to explore the canals, museums and flower markets of Amsterdam, plus Enkhuizen, Volendam and Hoorn.

Travel by rail from St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam, either escorted via Brussels, or un-escorted on an early *direct train. Alternatively fly to Amsterdam from a choice of UK airports – see flight options below.
Our exclusive river cruiser will host you in comfort and style with all meals plus selected free drinks with lunch, dinner and at the bar from 6pm to midnight.

Carrying on the tradition of the guys who started it all in 1963 – Freddie and The Dreamers – The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the 60s music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were inevitable but one member, Alan Mosca, remains in the band today. Alan was alongside Freddie as part of the British Invasion Tour of America, sharing the stage with Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Searchers and others. Alan is joined by The Temple Brothers, Steve and Colin, who have toured extensively with their Everly Brothers tribute show and Midnight Dynamos rock and roll band. Newest member Nicky Walker also a seasoned professional who toured the UK and Abroad as a session musician and his own unique Buddy Holly tribute show. With their unique harmonies and musicianship they add an extra dimension to the Dreamers, who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties.

Highlights

  • Free Drinks
  • Live Entertainment every evening
  • Exclusive Charter
  • Full board
  • Excursions included

Included

• Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam or return flights with luggage – see below
• 4-night full board plus cruise on the MV Prinses Christina sharing a twin-bed outside cabin on Cabin Deck – upgrades available
• Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar
• Entertainment
• Welcome cocktail on arrival
• Morning coffee & afternoon tea
• Captain’s dinner
• Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens
• Transfers in Amsterdam on arrival and departure days
• Services of our Cruise Director on board

Departures

By RAIL or AIR
Dates – Prices from – Tour Code
20/04/20 – From £599pp – BD4

Travel

By Rail – Need to Know read more
By Air – See ‘Flights’ section
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Flights

Flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh are possible with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

  • Flight time around 60 mins each way
  • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions.
  • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.
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Dreamers Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways Cruise

5 days by Rail or Air, 20 April 2020from £599 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Depart from St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Amsterdam on an escorted morning train via Brussels, or un-escorted from St Pancras on an early morning *direct train. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival we transfer to the MV Prinses Christina. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.
*Direct, un-escorted train from St Pancras to Amsterdam has an estimated check-in time of 7am arriving Amsterdam around 1pm -where you may not be able to board the ship until 3pm. Joining at Ebbsfleet not available on this route. Return train is indirect via Brussels with an escort.

Day 2: Amsterdam to Enkhuizen
Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise. Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways, distinctive architecture and cafe culture. With the world’s highest museum density the city is home to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world- famous Nightwatch. Midday sailing with lunch to Enkhuizen, arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen see the traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by and perhaps visit the Zuiderzee folklore culture museum. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Enkhuizen.

Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
This morning we sail to Hoorn, a buzzing historic city with a unique waterside location. Hoorn’s atmospheric and diverse shopping centre attracts thousands of visitors each year. This afternoon there is an optional coach excursion to the quaint port of Volendam where the harbour is still busy with working boats. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Hoorn.

Day 4: Keukenhof & Amsterdam
After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof departing from Hoorn and returning to Amsterdam. Lunch is not included on this excursion. These world famous gardens are where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. You can even sail around Keukenhof through the bulbfields in so-called ‘whisper boats’ (not included). Powered by electric engines, they are environmentally friendly and almost silent. We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. For those who do not wish to join the excursion to Keukenhof you may remain on board and cruise to Amsterdam. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 5: Amsterdam to UK
After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Central station where we take a morning train to Brussels Midi. Here we connect with Eurostar to Ebbsfleet and St Pancras where we expect to arrive late afternoon. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for a return flight to the UK.

Optional Excursions

  • Amsterdam canal cruise £15pp
  • OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £15pp

Excursions must be booked prior to departure. All operate subject to minimum numbers.

Accommodation

MV Prinses Christina 

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The Prinses Christina is a comfortable, fully air-conditioned ship where everything on board has been designed to make guests as comfortable as possible. It can accommodate 107 passengers on three decks in cabins which were completely renovated in 2012. A stair lift operates between the main and promenade decks and to the restaurant on the cabin deck. The large sun deck is partially covered.

Cabins: 
All 54 outward facing cabins have: air-conditioning, a shower and toilet, satellite TV, and European electricity socket (220 volts).

Lounge⁄Bar: 
The elegant lounge and bar – situated on the promenade deck – has picture windows offering a panoramic view. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served each day in the lounge.

Restaurant:
On board the Prinses Christina you’ll start the day with a buffet breakfast. In the summer you’ll enjoy a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner with a choice of menu.

Ship’s stats
Length: 70.6 metres • Breadth: 9.22 metres • Passenger Capacity: 107 • Officers & Crew: 24 • Passenger decks: 3 • Standard cabin area: 8 sq m • Deluxe cabin area: 9 – 12 sq m • Lifts: Stairlift between main deck and promenade deck & from main deck to the restaurant

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What Our Customers Say

We enjoyed the ports of call which lived up to expectation. The Prinses Christina, although smaller than some cruisers, has a nice, comfortable atmosphere and the crew are very hard working and pleasant. Read more “Dutch Bulbfields”

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