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Overview

Join us on this exclusive, fun and friendly cruise on board the MV Prinses Christina with entertainment 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.
We travel by rail to Amsterdam or alternatively fly from many regional airports direct to Amsterdam – see flight information and 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.
Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways. Some of the canal-side houses show how rich merchants once lived in opulence. The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch.

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 Flights tab
  • 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
  • Cup of coffee/tea each morning & afternoon
  • 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
08/04/19 – 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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Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways Cruise

5 days by Rail or Air, 8 April 2019 – from £599 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning by direct train to Amsterdam or via Brussels with a train/platform change – subject to Eurostar schedule confirmation. Alternatively, fly to Amsterdam from your chosen airport. On arrival we transfer to our exclusive ship, the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner.

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. Overnight in Enkhuizen.

Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
This morning we sail to Hoorn, a buzzing historic city with its 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. 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). These boats are powered by electric engines, are environmentally friendly and are almost silent as they sail through the beautiful Dutch landscape. We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. For those who do not wish to join the excursion to Keukenhof you may remain on board and relax on the cruise to Amsterdam. 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 £12pp
  • OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £12pp

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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