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Amsterdam
Holland tulips windmills
Keukenhof
Bruges
Keith Slater
Amsterdam
Antwerp
Hoorn
Ghent canalside
Amsterdam Market
Keukenhof
Bruges
Ypres Great War Monument
Nancy Ann Lee as Little Miss 60s
Keukenhof
Amsterdam
Keith Slater
Keukenhof
Bruges
Antwerp City Hall
Ypres Old Town
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Holland tulips windmills
Keukenhof
Bruges
Keith Slater
Amsterdam
Antwerp
Hoorn
Ghent canalside
Amsterdam Market
Keukenhof
Bruges
Ypres Great War Monument
Nancy Ann Lee as Little Miss 60s
Keukenhof
Amsterdam
Keith Slater
Keukenhof
Bruges
Antwerp City Hall
Ypres Old Town
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Overview

Join us on this exclusive, fun and friendly cruise on board the 4 star MS Nabucco. Ports of call include 2 nights in Amsterdam, stops with time to explore in Hoorn, Arnhem, Antwerp and Ghent. As well as this we enjoy included excursions to Keukenhof Gardens and Bruges plus the opportunity to visit Ypres. Entertainment every night with GN favourites Keith Slater and Little Miss 60s (Nancy Ann Lee).

Highlights

  • Free Drinks
  • Live Entertainment every night
  • Included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens
  • Full-board cruise on the 4-star MS Nabucco

Included

  • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras to Amsterdam* or return flights with luggage to Amsterdam (supplement may apply) – see below
  • 7 nights full board plus cruise on the MS Nabucco sharing a Lower deck cabin – single cabins and upgrades available
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks served at lunch and dinner and from 6pm to Midnight at the bar
  • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches – 3 courses
  • Dinners – 4 courses
  • Late night snacks
  • Captain’s dinner – 5 courses
  • Entertainment
  • Transfers abroad
  • Services of our Cruise Director and Host on Board

Departures

By RAIL or AIR
Date – Price from – Tour Code
18/04/2025 – from £1999pp – AM4

£75pp deposit if travelling by rail
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£200pp deposit if travelling by air
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Balance payment 12 weeks before departure.

Travel

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Flights

Flights are currently possible from Heathrow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Stansted, Gatwick & Edinburgh airports subject to availability at time of booking the flights, and a supplement may apply. Alternative UK departure airports may become available, we will look at all options when you book.

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight/size subject to airline rules.

• Flight duration around 1 hour.

• Transfer time Amsterdam Airport to ship around 30 mins each way subject to traffic.

Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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Dutch Bulbfields & Highlights of Holland & Belgium Cruise

8 days by Rail or Air, April 28th 2025, from £1999 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Mid-morning, escorted departure from St Pancras on the direct train* to Amsterdam arriving mid-afternoon. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival transfer to the MS Nabucco. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 2: Keukenhof & Hoorn
After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof – departing from Amsterdam and returning to the ship in  Hoorn. A packed lunch is 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 cruise through the bulbfields in electric powered ‘whisper boats’ (not included). We rejoin the ship in Hoorn mid-afternoon. Those who do not want to visit Keukenhof can cruise from Amsterdam to Hoorn on MS Nabucco. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Ship sets sail during dinner for overnight sailing to Arnhem.

Day 3: Arnhem
This morning we dock early in Arnhem, nestled along the banks of the majestic Rhine River Arnhem is famously known for the pivotal Battle of Arnhem during World War II, a story immortalized in the book and film, “A Bridge Too Far”. Morning at leisure or you may like to join the optional tour by coach and with a guide along the fields where the paratroopers landed to the Airborne Museum and cemetery at Oosterbeek on our return we will make a brief stop at the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem. Lunch on board as we set sail for Antwerp. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board.

Day 4: Antwerp
This morning we wake up in Belgium and dock in Antwerp, once a major trading hub of the 16th Century Golden Age and known as the Diamond Capital of the World. Today is free to stroll into town and visit the main market square, see the imposing Renaissance-style Town Hall, flanked on both sides by a row of 16th-century guild houses or you make like to join the optional city walking tour which includes a visit to a Diamond Museum. Lunch, dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Antwerp.

Day 5: Bruges & Ghent
Morning included excursion by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage Medieval City of Bruges. Here you are free to enjoy the labyrinth of stunning alleyways and streets intertwined with the picturesque canal network or you may like to join the optional city walking tour and Canal cruise. We return to the ship for lunch on board and set sail for Ghent arriving after dinner. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board.

Day 6: Ghent (optional excursion to Ypres)
Morning is free in one of Belgium’s oldest cities, Ghent, once an industrial city and now said to be one of Europe’s best kept secrets and a heritage treasure trove, or you may like to join the optional walking tour.  Alternatively, join the optional guided excursion to Ypres the “City of Peace” site of numerous battles during WWI, here we visit the In Flanders Fields Museum and have free time to visit the town and the famous Menin Gate. Return to the ship for lunch on board. Late afternoon set sail for Amsterdam. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board.

Day 7: Amsterdam
Arrive Amsterdam during Breakfast. Enjoy a full day 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. Lunch, dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board.

Day 8: 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.

Optional Excursions

• Excursion to Airbourne Museum and cemetery at Oosterbeek near Arnhem 2hrs £27pp

• Antwerp Walking tour & Diamond Museum 2hrs £28pp

• Bruges Canal Cruise and guided walking tour 2.5hr £37pp

• Ghent Walking tour 1.5hrs £20pp
OR • Ypres excursion by coach 5hrs £38pp

• Amsterdam Canal Cruise  1hr £30pp
OR • Amsterdam Walking tour 2hrs £24pp

Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 20% excursion discount when you pre-book 1 in every town above. All operate subject to minimum numbers.

Note: Order and times of events and excursions may be subject to change.

*Eurostar has stated that from June 2024 until early 2025 they won’t be running any direct trains from London to Amsterdam & Rotterdam due to major track works at Amsterdam Central Station. Whilst we hope that these will be completed by April 2025 it may be that the route will be via Brussels with one change.​

Entertainment

Nancy Ann Lee is best known as “Little Miss Sixties” where she has received rave reviews for being one of the liveliest tributes to the 60s divas including Lulu whose songs make a huge contribution to the show. Remember Shout, Relight My Fire, Teardrops, The Man Who Sold the World, To Sir With Love and more.

Multi-talented Keith Slater has been a professional musician since 1981 and sings hits from the 60s to present day. He has performed with well known artistes Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean and in award winning bands Inheritance and Vivo.

Accommodation

Note: MS Nabucco in 2024 is sailing as the MS Monarch Empress and will be renamed in early 2025 as the MS Nabucco.

MS Monarch Empress
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MS Nabucco

New for 2025 GN Holidays & Voyages is chartering the four-star MS Nabucco. Built in 2015 and formally known as The MS Monarch Empress, she accommodates up to 122 guests in 70 spacious cabins 56 of which have French Balconies.

The impressive Reception on the Upper Deck gives access to the welcoming lounge and bar, with easy chairs, great views from large picture windows, and a dance floor. At the rear of the deck there is a second smaller lounge and library.  The Sun deck has sun loungers, chairs and an area which is partly covered with wind protection so suitable for all weathers.

The restaurant is on the Middle Deck features large picture windows and is light and airy with modern decor, furnishings and a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, three course lunches and four course dinners.

Facilities – Wifi is available throughout the ship, there is a coffee station available to guests 24/7 and a shop on board.

Decks & Cabins

 

MS Nabucco deckplan Upper Deck 2024
MS Nabucco deckplan Mid & Lower Deck 2024 2
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MS Nabucco deckplan Upper Deck 2024
MS Nabucco deckplan Mid & Lower Deck 2024 2
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On the Upper Deck you’ll find suites (210 sq ft), standard rear cabins (150 sq ft) or the more spacious 170 sq ft standard cabins. All standard cabins are available as double, twin or single. On this deck all cabins have French Balconies**.

On the Middle Deck available are rear standard (150 sq ft), larger (170 sq ft) standard cabins and (210 sq ft) suites. All standard cabins are available as double, twin or single. On this deck all cabins have French Balconies**.

On the Lower Deck you find double and single (140 sq ft cabins) all with double or twin beds. All cabins on this deck have picture windows.

The ship has a lift between the passenger decks and public areas on the Upper and Middle Decks but it does not go up to the sun deck or down to the Lower Deck cabins, both of which have to be accessed by stairs.

Cabins all have a double hotel style bed, TV, Wifi, safe, hair dryer, individually controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC.

**’French Balcony’ is a sliding patio door with a railing at waist height placed directly behind the glass – there isn’t a separate space/balcony you can walk out onto.

Please note: When docking ships can be moored side by side so views from the cabin may be obscured.

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