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AMA WATERWAYS - 2015 Tulip Time River Cruise

 
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8 DAYS CRUISE THROUGH HOLLAND AND BELGIUM

2015 Departures and Prices Per Person in US Dollars
Ship Start City Start Cruise Cruise Cost
AmaLyra Amsterdam 24 March $2,499
AmaSonata Amsterdam 25 March $2.499
Amsterdam 01 April $2,599
Amsterdam 07 April $2,699
AmaSonata Amsterdam 08 April $2,799
AmaLyra Amsterdam 14 April $2,899
AmaSonata Amsterdam 15 April $2,899
AmaLyra Amsterdam 21 April $3,099
AmaCerto Amsterdam 27 April $3,199
AmaLyra Amsterdam 28 April $3,199
AmaSonata Amsterdam 29 April $3,199
AmaCerto Amsterdam 04 May $3,299
AmaSonata Amsterdam 06 May $3,299


Single Supplement price:
50% of Twin price.
A+, AA+ & Suites:
100% of Twin Price

Port charges of USD $168 per person are not included.

Bedding - Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking:
Option A: Two twin beds
Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Please Note: For Cabin Upgrades please ask us

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


  TULIP TIME CRUISE MAP



  Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful tulip carpets and flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijks’ lush green countryside dotted with the world-famous windmills, taste the local cheese and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire great medieval cities like Antwerp, Ghent and Brugges with their stunning architecture and traditions.

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • "Limited Edition Tours"
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Unlimited red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package
  • All local taxes

ITINERARY

Day 1  Arrive in Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. Stroll along the canals of this delightful 700 year old European capital with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, restaurants, lively marketplace and exciting nightlife. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D)

Day 2   Cruising: Amsterdam-Volendam-Edam - (Mon)
After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive and scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the Rembrandt Windmill and other great landmarks of Amsterdam. Return to the ship for a scenic lunch, while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbor to see the fish auction building, Old Quarter and famous churches. Continue by motor coach to the Village of Edam where you will sample some of its famous cheese. Another afternoon option is to enjoy a scenic bicycle ride through North Holland. (B, L, D)

Day 3   Arnheim - Nijmegen (Tue)
Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem Bridge featured in the classic film “A Bridge Too Far” during Operation Market Garden in World War II. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. Or, choose to visit the Het Loo Palace and see its amazing gardens, which was once home to the House of Orange-Nassau from the 17th century until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). After the tours, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen. From here, take a motor coach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurant, music, dance and theatrical performances. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through Holland, and on to Belgium.

Day 4   Antwerp, Belgium - (Wed)
This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Antwerp, one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. See the ‘Grote Markt’ with its beautiful city hall and the Church of Our Lady, and admire the city’s superb architecture. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own or take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels. After dinner your cruise departs for Ghent. (B,L,D)

Day 5   Ghent - (Thu)
Disembark after breakfast for a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. This city is the real diamond of Flanders. In a unique way, Ghent has managed to preserve its medieval charm and power, while keeping up with the times. The city center alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success. The afternoon is free to explore Ghent further or to take an optional excursion to Bruges, one of Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities. (B,L,D)

Day 6   Kinderdijk - Schoonhoven - (Fri)
This morning sail through the Dutch region of Zeeland. This region is home to one of the world's most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. Visit Kinderdijk this morning, which features the greatest concentration of windmills in the country. Cruise during lunch to Schoonhoven and visit Gouda and Delft this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a special music performance on the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7   Ultrecht - Keukenhof-Amsterdam - (Sat)
Cruise along the Amsterdam- Rhine Canal to Utrecht, where you disembark for a morning excursion to the famous Keukenhof Gardens to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom. Keukenhof also offers several ponds, sculpture gardens, greenhouses, a windmill open for inspection and several terraces to relax. Return to your ship in Amsterdam for lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 8   Depart Amsterdam - (Sun)
Your cruise has come to an end.

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