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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, before a midday sailing to Enkhuizen, arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen you can see the traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by. Visit the Zuiderzee museum with all the traditions of its folklore culture. This is truly a romantic port of call that captures everything traditionally Dutch. 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.
• Amsterdam canal cruise £12pp
• OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £12pp
Excursions must be booked prior to departure. All operate subject to minimum numbers.
MV Prinses Christina
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.
All 54 outward facing cabins have: air-conditioning, a shower and toilet, satellite TV, and European electricity socket (220 volts).
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.
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.
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
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”