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Overview

Join us on this exclusive, fun and friendly cruise on board the 3 star MV Prinses Christina with a visit to Keukenhof gardens, entertainment every night – featuring two nights with renowned Tom Jones tribute and New Amen Corner lead singer Glen Leon – PLUS free drinks.

Holland in springtime is a mesmerising feast for the senses with gardens and fields bursting with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more. There is time to explore Amsterdam, an excursion to Keukenhof gardens, plus visits to Enkhuizen and Hoorn

Multi-talented Glen Leon played the guitar from the age of nine and became a professional musician and singer at the age of 16. In a career spanning 30 years he has appeared on TV, radio and in theatres. Currently with bands The Soul Survivors and New Amen Corner, Glen also performs solo as ‘The Voice of Tom Jones’, an uncanny and evocative tribute where it’s ‘not unusual’ for certain garments to be thrown on stage.

Highlights

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

Included

  • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras 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
19/04/21 – From £799pp – 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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3-star Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways Cruise

5 days by Rail or Air, 19 April 2021from £799 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam (Zaandam)
Mid-morning departure from St Pancras on the direct train to Amsterdam arriving mid-afternoon*. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival we transfer to the MV Prinses Christina which will be docked in Zaandam in the outskirts of Amsterdam. There is a train shuttle service into the centre every 10 minutes which takes 12 minutes.  Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Zaandam.

Day 2: Keukenhof
After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof. Packed lunches will be provided 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 Zaandam. For those who do not wish to join the excursion to Keukenhof you may remain on board.  Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Evening sailing to Enkuizen.

Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
Morning at leisure in 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. Midday 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. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Enkhuizen.

Day 4: Amsterdam
Early morning sailing to Amsterdam arriving approximately 11am. The rest of the day is at leisure, 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. 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 to take the direct train to London St Pancras. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

*Train note: The direct train from St Pancras to Amsterdam is offered subject to Eurostar 2021 schedule confirmation. The direct train does not stop at any other UK station en route. However fast trains operate to St Pancras from Ebbsfleet (19 minute journey) and from Ashford (40 minute journey). In the event the direct train is unavailable travel will be from St Pancras via Brussels with the opportunity to board at Ebbsfleet.

Order of itinerary subject to change depending on local conditions.

Optional Excursions
• Amsterdam canal cruise £20pp
• OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £20pp

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

Accommodation

MV Prinses Christina 

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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

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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 “Bulbfields Waterways Cruise”

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