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Overview

Celebrate New Year in style on board the 4-star MS Verdi. We have two nights in the famous city of Amsterdam, a cruise past Kinderdijk with it’s 19 windmills – a landscape straight from a Rembrandt masterpiece, and New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam where we count down to 2022 with a New Year party on board and a spectacular fireworks display over the city’s Erasmus Bridge. New Year’s day is spent with a gentle morning sailing to Dordrecht before spending our last night in Rotterdam.

Entertainment

Steve Simone is soul singer with a dynamic stage presence, specialising in Motown classics as well as Jazz and R&B. Steve has been performing his extensive repertoire for many years where his velvety voice had wowed audiences around the world.

Highlights

  • Free Drinks
  • Live Entertainment every evening
  • Exclusive Charter
  • Full board
  • Over 40s only

Included

• Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras or return flights with luggage – see below
• 4-nights full board plus cruise on the MS Verdi in a single lower deck cabin or sharing a front mid-deck double/twin-bed cabin – upgrades available for twin/double cabins
• Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar (to 2am on New Years day)
• Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries
• Buffet breakfasts
• Lunches – 4 courses
• Dinners served at your table – 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
Dates – Prices from – Tour Code
29/12/21 – From £999pp – NY12

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

Travel

By Rail – Need to Know read more
By Air – See ‘Flights’ section
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Flights

Flights are currently possible from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Stansted, Bristol, Newcastle, Edinburgh Airports to Amsterdam 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 to ship around 40 mins.

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

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        New Year Party Cruise - Amsterdam to Rotterdam

        5 days by Rail or Air, 29 December 2021, from £999 per person

        Itinerary

        Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
        Morning departure from St Pancras on the direct train to Amsterdam*. Or fly from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival transfer to the MS Verdi. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

        Day 2: Amsterdam
        Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or join the optional guided walking tour. Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways, distinctive architecture and cafe culture. The city is home to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world- famous Nightwatch. Afternoon free in Amsterdam or enjoy an optional canal cruise. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

        Day 3: NEW YEARS EVE
        Amsterdam to Kinderdijk & Rotterdam
        We depart Amsterdam during the morning and sail via Kinderdijk arriving at Rotterdam late afternoon. Overnight in Rotterdam with free drinks, Captain’s Dinner, entertainment and countdown to the New Year. The New Year is welcomed in with spectacular fireworks over the Erasmus Bridge and of course our party on board.

        Day 4: NEW YEARS DAY
        Rotterdam < > Dordrecht ..
        Happy New Year! We enjoy a relaxing cruise to Dordrecht with New Year’s day brunch served all morning in the restaurant. Free time in Dordrecht before we sail back to Rotterdam and enjoy a Candle Light dinner and Harbour Cruise. Overnight in Rotterdam.

        Day 5: Rotterdam to UK
        After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Rotterdam station to take the direct train to London St Pancras. Alternatively, transfer to Amsterdam Airport for your flight to the UK.

        *Train note: The direct train from St Pancras to Amsterdam/Rotterdam 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.

        Order of itinerary subject to change depending on local conditions.

        OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

        • Amsterdam Walking tour – £20pp
        • Amsterdam Canal Cruise – £20pp

        Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 10% excursion discount when you pre-book both. All operate subject to minimum numbers.

        Accommodation

        MS Verdi

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        GN Holidays & Voyages is chartering the elegant four-star sister ships, MS Carmen and Ms Verdi for some exclusive cruises in 2021. Both ships – identical in everything but name – were fully renovated to a high standard in 2016. They accommodate 136 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, all freshly renovated with double and twin hotel style beds.
        The impressive Reception on Upper deck includes a hotel style lift which goes from the upper deck to the lower deck. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. There is also a Sun deck with sun loungers, chairs and covered areas with wind protection so suitable for all weathers.
        Restaurant – The restaurant on the Upper Deck features large picture windows and is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous breakfasts, plus four course lunches and dinners.
        Leisure facilities – In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library and seating area. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort.
        Decks & Cabins
        Cabins all have window, TV, safe, hair dryer, individually, controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC. They have double/twin hotel style beds, except the singles which have a single bed and sofa. Cabins are situated over three decks with a choice of A-grade French Balcony, B&C grade 1/2 French Balcony, D-grade Fixed window or E-grade singles with small window.
        Please note: When docking ships can be moored side by side so views from the cabin may be obscured.
        UPPER DECK WITH FRENCH BALCONY – The upper deck is split-level with all A-grade *French Balcony cabins situated in the highest part of the ship. The restaurant, at the rear of the ship, is accessed directly from here down 3 small steps. The reception, bar and lounge at the front of the ship are also accessed directly from here down 8 steps or via elevator.
        *French Balconies look and act like a regular balcony, with the only exception being that there is a railing placed directly behind the glass, meaning you cannot step out onto a separate space. The glass is almost full cabin width and height like a sliding patio door.
        MIDDLE DECK ½ FRENCH BALCONY cabins situated between the restaurant and reception are accessed directly from here up 12 steps, or you can take the elevator from reception and enter via the upper deck. The reception, bar and lounge at the front of the ship are also accessed directly from here up 7 steps or via elevator.
        ** 1/2 French Balconies have a cabin width sliding window from waist height up with an external guard rail at chest height.
        MIDDLE DECK STANDARD D-grade cabins with fixed picture window (does not open) are at the front of the ship below the bar/lounge with access from the reception via 15 steps or elevator.
        LOWER DECK SINGLE – The lower deck has 10 E-grade single cabins (no supplement) situated mid-ships below the reception with access via 15 steps or elevator.
        Ship’s stats
        Length: 114 metres • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 136 • Passengers decks: 4
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