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- Flight time around 60 mins each way
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'The Dreamers' Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways Cruise
5 days by Rail or Air, 20 April 2020 – from £599 per person
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.
Please note: Order of itinerary subject to change depending on local conditions.
- Amsterdam canal cruise £15pp
- OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £15pp
Excursions must be booked prior to departure. All operate subject to minimum numbers.
MV Prinses Christina
GN Holidays & Voyages is delighted to offer a selection of cruises on-board the popular MV Prinses Christina. This 3-star ship accommodates just 107 guests offering a cosy and intimate experience as you relax while Europe’s most historic and romantic scenery slips quietly by. The ship’s crew are well-known for their friendliness and ability to make guests feel truly at home.
There will be time for your own sightseeing ashore, or choose from our great value range of optional excursions, as each day she moors at a different
Restaurant – The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the Cabin deck. All cruises on board the MV Prinses Christina start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Guests enjoy three-course lunches and four-course dinners with table service and a choice of menu. On the last night of the cruise guests are invited to a special five-course Captain’s dinner.
Leisure Facilities – The Prinses Christina has an elegant lounge with picture windows offering panoramic views. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served daily in the lounge. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort.
DECKS & CABINS
The cabins on the MV Prinses Christina were renovated at the beginning of 2012. All 54 river-view cabins have air-conditioning, shower and toilet, two single beds and satellite TV. Standard cabins are located on all three decks with deluxe cabins available on the main and promenade decks.
Please note: When docking ships can be moored side by side so views from the cabin may be obscured.
PROMENADE DECK DELUXE PLUS – These are the larger of the cabins on the upper deck which have all the standard facilities and also tea and coffee making facilities in the cabin. Average size of 12 sq metres.
PROMENADE DECK DELUXE – The second largest cabins on the upper deck which come with the same facilities as the deluxe plus and have an average size of 9 sq metres
PROMENADE DECK STANDARD – Situated on the upper deck with all the facilities as listed above. Average size 8sq metres.
MAIN DECK DELUXE PLUS – These are the larger of the cabins on the middle deck which have all facilities as per the promenade deck deluxe and an average size of 12 sq metres.
MAIN DECK DELUXE – The second largest cabins on the middle deck which come with the same facilities as the deluxe plus and have an average size of 9 sq metres
MAIN DECK STANDARD – Situated on the middle deck with all the facilities as listed above. Average size 8sq metres.
CABIN DECK STANDARD – Smallest of the cabins on the bottom deck come with all the standard facilities and have a small window which does not open. Average size 7sq metres.
Ship’s stats – Length: 70.6 metres • Breadth: 9.22 metres • Passenger Capacity: 107 • Officers & Crew: 24 • Passenger decks: 3 • Lifts: Stairlift between main deck and promenade deck & from main deck to the restaurant
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 “Bulbfields Waterways Cruise”