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FRC-161116/155410 Dutch Waterways
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Explore the stunning Tulip bulb fields
  • Full day excursion to Bruges
  • See The Hague

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
Itinerary
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Day 1
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Regarded as the Venice of the north, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is made up of a series of 90 islands, which are connected by almost 1,200 bridges. Today, Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, with many people being attracted to this vibrant destination for its range of bars and night clubs. On the other hand, Amsterdam is home many renowned architectural structures, insightful museums and beautiful gardens.

The Royal Palace was originally built in the 17th century to serve as a town hall, but is now one of three palaces in the Netherlands to be under disposal of the monarchy. In the springtime, be sure to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million flower bulbs create a beautiful display of bold and bright colours.

2
Day 2
Volendam, Netherlands

The tourist town of Volendam can be found just outside Amsterdam and features a boat-filled harbour, tiny streets and traditional houses. The souvenir shops, boutiques, gift shops and restaurants draw visitors and even the locals create a special atmosphere by dressing in traditional costumes and demonstrate crafts such as diamond cutting and clog making.

This is a great base from which to visit the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, ablaze in the spring with flowering bulbs.

2
Day 2
Edam, Netherlands

Situated in northwest Netherlands, on Lake Ijssel, is a little town which has become renowned for its excellent cheese. The town of Edam is a labyrinth of canals, drawbridges, canal houses, gardens and cafes; but follow these paths and you are sure to find plenty of opportunities to taste the famous cheese, which formed into spherical shapes and encased in a red layer of wax.  The town is also home to some famous architecture which includes the 18th century Stadhuis (Town Hall); and the Edams Museum, which is based inside a sea captain’s house dating back to 1530.

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Day 2
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Regarded as the Venice of the north, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is made up of a series of 90 islands, which are connected by almost 1,200 bridges. Today, Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, with many people being attracted to this vibrant destination for its range of bars and night clubs. On the other hand, Amsterdam is home many renowned architectural structures, insightful museums and beautiful gardens.

The Royal Palace was originally built in the 17th century to serve as a town hall, but is now one of three palaces in the Netherlands to be under disposal of the monarchy. In the springtime, be sure to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million flower bulbs create a beautiful display of bold and bright colours.

3
Day 3
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Situated on the Waal River and close to the German border, lies the Dutch city of Nijmegen.  Home to the Netherlands only Catholic University, Nijmegen is brought to life by the 13,000 students at study there.  Nijmegen is also the oldest city in the country and so boasts a range of historic landmarks, remains and museums including the foundations of a Roman amphitheatre. Take a walk over the Waalbrug at sunset and wonder at the awe-inspiring views over the old town and the boats traversing the canal.

3
Day 3
Arnhem, Netherlands

Located 50 miles east of Amsterdam, the Dutch city of Arnhem was once the location of a WW2 battlefield site. Within the city, you can visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and the National Heritage Museum – where it is possible to trace Dutch history in exhibits from all over the country. A short 15-mile journey north of Arnhem will take you to Apeldoorn, which is home to Het Loo Palace. Built in 1685, this landmark was  home to Dutch royalty until 1975 and today it is a museum dedicated to the history of the House of Orange.

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Day 4
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp is Belgium’s second largest city and its port, which sits on the banks of the river Scheldt, is one of the largest in Europe. There are many significant landmarks and sights to discover in Antwerp including the system of boulevards - which replaced the former city walls – and the 14th/15th century Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame – the largest church in Belgium. Within this cathedral, you will be able to admire a series of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, who spent most of his life in Antwerp. Other landmarks include the 16th century town hall and Gothic church of St Paul.

5
Day 5
Ghent, Belgium

The Belgian city of Ghent offers a fine blend of charming architecture with cosmopolitan features. It is a city of history and was once one of the most powerful cities in Europe. Much of this history is still visible throughout the city today, with many churches and houses of rich traders still standing. The city’s Belfry was a symbol of the city’s autonomy and this municipal tower contains huge bells that have rung out across Ghent for centuries. Of course, no journey to this Belgian city would be complete without sampling two of the nation’s finest exports. There are plenty of beer and chocolate stores, each offering some of the finest quality products in the world.

6
Day 6
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

The Dutch village of Kinderdijk is located in the province of South Holland, 15km east of Rotterdam. Situated at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers, it is home to the largest concentration of windmills in the Netherlands, which have helped place the village on the UNESCO World Heritage list. These 19 windmills were built around 1740 for the purpose of draining water from the polders.

6
Day 6
Willemstad, Netherlands

The little-fortified town of Willemstad is situated near the point where the Hollands Diep divides into two arms. After William of Orange’s murder in 1584, his son Maurice named the town Willemstad in his honour.

Sights include The Arsenal, with two gates on the harbourside and on the ramparts of the town, the D'Oranje flour mill and the former Town Hall, which now houses the Ceramic Museum with pottery and other wares dating from the 17th to 20th centuries. Willemstad's octagonal Reformed church was the first church in the Netherlands to be built for a Protestant congregation. The original furnishings had to be replaced when the interior of the church was destroyed by fire in 1950.

Situated 2 miles west of Willemstad are the Volkenraksluizen - a train of locks which forms part of the Deltawerken.

6
Day 6
Schoonhoven, Netherlands

Along the banks of the River Lek and just south of Amsterdam is the centre of silversmithing in Holland, the small town of Schoonhoven. The only remaining medieval entrance gate of Schoonhoven is the Veerpoort which has protected Schoonhoven from the floods of the river Rhine and is still fully functional as a water barrier today. The long-standing tradition of silversmithing is still present in Schoonhoven and can be demonstrated with a trip to the Dutch Silver Museum.Another tradition in Schoonhoven is that of clock making and a beautiful example of large clockwork can be found on the medieval town hall which features the Van den Gheyn Beiaard.

7
Day 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Regarded as the Venice of the north, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is made up of a series of 90 islands, which are connected by almost 1,200 bridges. Today, Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, with many people being attracted to this vibrant destination for its range of bars and night clubs. On the other hand, Amsterdam is home many renowned architectural structures, insightful museums and beautiful gardens.

The Royal Palace was originally built in the 17th century to serve as a town hall, but is now one of three palaces in the Netherlands to be under disposal of the monarchy. In the springtime, be sure to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million flower bulbs create a beautiful display of bold and bright colours.

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Accommodation

Suite Stateroom

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room.  Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite AA+ Stateroom

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite AA+ Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room. Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite AA & AB Staterooms

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite AA & AB Staterooms offer luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite BA & BB Stateroom

Situated on the Violin & Cello Deck the Suite BA & BB Staterooms offer luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite C Stateroom

Situated on the Violin & Cello Decks the Suite C Staterooms offer accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities.  A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite D & E Staterooms

Situated on the Piano Deck the Suite D & E Staterooms offer accommodation featuring 2 fixed windows. A well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Entertainment

After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Main Lounge & Bar

This versatile space hosts a bar, dance floor, plenty of comfortable couches and big windows on three sides and is used for everything from the morning port talks, daytime reading and chatting to scenic cruising, afternoon tea and evening entertainment.

Complimentary Internet & Entertainment On-Demand

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore Europe with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Complimentary Bikes & Bike Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedalling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks. 

On-Shore Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalised attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in. 

Dining
  • Main Dining Restaurant - offering regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • Private Dining in Wine Room - perfect for celebrating a special occasion
  • Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace - open on select days for lunch
  • Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant - an intimate venue where guests can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees with every lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Main Restaurant

All the way forward on Cello Deck is the comfortable Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here in a relaxed, open-seating environment. Breakfast and dinner can be ordered off the menu or taken buffet-style, while dinners are a menu-driven affair, each offering their own, port-dependent local specialties.

The Chef's Table

Join a few of your fellow travellers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special, multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes paired with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner.

Seating at most 28 guests, it is an intimate, private venue secluded from the rest of the ship. With just you and a handful of other people, this is a fantastic atmosphere for meeting fellow travelers and making new friends over an exceptional dinner. There is no additional cost to dine at The Chef’s Table — all you have to do is make a reservation.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin & Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
HealthFitness

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? They have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre, our Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Fitness Centre

Located on the aft of the Violin Deck you will find a well equipped gym at your disposal.

Spa

Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board at the deluxe Spa. Choose from a variety of treatments using only the finest products available.

Swimming Pool

Take a dip in the swimming pool or bask in the Whirlpool - lie back, relax and take in the scenery. 

Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

Located on the Violin Deck amble on down and treat yourself to a makeover. Choose from a variety of beauty treatments using only the finest products available and our expert hair stylist and beauty therapist will have you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Walking Track

Situated on the Sun Deck take in the views as you stroll around the walking track.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants, but no responsibility will be undertaken for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and they will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Dress Code

It is recommended that country club casual wear be worn for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner. 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Lower Sun Deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Heated Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

 

Violin Deck

 

  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace
  • Observation Lounge
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Suite Staterooms 301, 303 & 304
  • Suite AA+ Stateroom 302
  • Suite AA Staterooms 305-314
  • Suite BA Staterooms 315-324
  • Suite C Staterooms 325-332

 

Cello Deck

 

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • Suite BB Staterooms 201-206 & 217-225
  • Suite AB Staterooms 207-216
  • Suite C Staterooms 226-233

 

Piano Deck

 

  • Suite D Staterooms 101-110
  • Suite E Staterooms 113-116
  • Crew Cabins

 

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