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Tulip Time Cruise

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round trip from Amsterdam 8 Days

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Stunning Keunkenhof Gardens

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in the spring. Admire the spectacular tulip carpets in Keukenhof Gardens. Visit the lush green countryside of Kinderdijk, home to the country's greatest concentration of windmills, and experience Amsterdam's distinctive architecture and vibrant nightlife. A wonderful opportunity to admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent and to delve into the cultural traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people awaits you.

What's Included

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies available
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch & dinner onboard, sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Multiple dining options
  • Wide choice of included tours and excursions
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager

Flights & Transfers

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in flight choices AMA Waterways' prices are quoted on a cruise only basis. As a result there are no restrictions placed on which airport you can fly from and in which class. The choice is entirely up to you.

Please call us for a flight or rail inclusive price, based on your specific requirements.

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Embark Cruise

Map of the Dutch & Belgian Waterways
Map of the Dutch & Belgian Waterways

Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year old history. Explore its unique and elegant architecture, lively cafés and markets, and vibrant nightlife. This evening, meet your fellow passengers on board at the Welcome Dinner.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Amsterdam - Volendam (Edam Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the historic harbour and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank spent years in hiding during World War II. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour that includes a windmill and other iconic landmarks. Return to the ship for lunch while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbour and see the fishing fleet and fish auction building. Continue by motor coach to Edam, a picturesque town with a rich historic past. You will have a walking tour of the Old Quarter's beautiful houses, canals, bridges and churches, including one of the largest in Holland, the Grote Kerk (Great Church).
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Arnhem - Nijmegen

Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and choose from two tours today. Your first option is to see the monument commemorating the Battle of Arnhem Bridge made famous by the classic film "A Bridge Too Far." You'll also visit the Airborne Museum and learn more about the Battle of Arnhem, one of the major campaigns of World War II. Your second choice is a tour of the most stunning royal residence in Holland, Het Loo Palace, with lavishly furnished rooms and meticulously sculpted gardens. After your tour, return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Nijmegen for some free time. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through the Netherlands en route to Belgium.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Antwerp

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp and see Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city's superb architecture. Alternatively, visit the Rubens House, former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, the famous 17th century Flemish Baroque painter. You will also visit the Antwerp Cathedral, which houses two of Rubens' most important works, The Elevation of the Cross and The Descent from the Cross. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels, the capital of Belgium and site of NATO headquarters. After dinner, your ship departs for Ghent.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Ghent

After breakfast, take a guided walking tour of Ghent, which includes such highlights as the Belfry Hall, the Koornlei, the Graslei and the Castle of the Counts. This afternoon you may take an optional excursion to Bruges, one of Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Early this evening, cruise through the Dutch region of Zeeland, home to one of the world's most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Willemstad - Kinderdijk - Schoonhoven

This morning we will stop in the charming 400-year old town of Willemstad for a walking tour and special organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands. In the afternoon, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country's greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. Tonight the ship cruises to Schoonhoven, where we will moor overnight.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Amsterdam - Keukenhof

We arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during your morning excursion to the famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to delightful Zaanse Schans, a small historic village just outside of Amsterdam replete with traditional Dutch houses, working windmills and craftsmen workshops. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Basel

After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship and make your way home.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

AmaCerto, AmaPrima, AmaReina, AmaSonata, AmaSerena


Overview

With design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMA Waterways' revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience. Accommodating 164 passenger in spacious staterooms, many incorpoating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept.

Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.

The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 84 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

AMA Waterways MS AmaPrima and AmaCerto - deck plan
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Innovative Luxury Staterooms

AMA Waterways' new Concerto class vessels bring some fantastic innovative design features to the private guest spaces. Whilst almost all staterooms feature french balconies many also have an outside balcony as well with the exclusive Twin Balcony configuration pioneered on these ships.

All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways' exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Twin Balcony Suite

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Suite AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • mini-bar

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. AA+)

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 290 sq. ft.
    Modified Stateroom Layout
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. AA & AB)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat AA & AB Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat AA & AB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 235 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. BA & BB)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat BA & BB Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat BA & BB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 210 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. C)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat C French Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat C Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. D & E)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat D & E Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat D & E Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 160 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views

Overview

AmaVerde and AmaBella accommodate 161 passenger in spacious staterooms, many incorpoating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept.

Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.

The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 81 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

AMA Waterways MS AmaBella & AmaVerde - deck plan
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Innovative Luxury Staterooms

AMA Waterways' vessels bring some fantastic innovative design features to the private guest spaces. Whilst almost all staterooms feature french balconies many also have an outside balcony as well with the exclusive Twin Balcony configuration pioneered on these ships.

All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways' exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Twin Balcony Suite

AMA Waterways AmaBella & AmaVerde - Suite AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 350 sq. ft.
    Suite 302 has a modified layout
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • mini-bar

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. AA & AB)

AmaBella & AmaVerde - Cat AA & AB Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat AA & AB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 235 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. BA & BB)

maBella & AmaVerde - Cat BA & BB Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat BA & BB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 210 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. C)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat C French Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat C Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. D & E)

AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat D & E Stateroom AMA Waterways Concerto Class - Cat D & E Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views

Sister Ships AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante



Overview

AmaWaterways' custom-built ships have set new standards in european river cruising and offer a number of exclusive features such as French balconies in most staterooms; complimentary in-room Internet and first-run Hollywood hit movies; exquisite cuisine with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary Wi-Fi; free guided bicycle tours and much more

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant - offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track, heated pool & fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

AMA Waterways MS AmaLyra, AmaDolce AmaDante - deck plan
Click image to zoom


All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways' exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Jr. Suite

AMA Waterways AmaDolce - Suite AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 255 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. A, B & C)

AMA Waterways AmaLyra Cat A, B & C Stateroom AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante Cat A, B & C Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. D & E)

AMA Waterways AmaLyra Cat D & E Stateroom AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante Cat D & E Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Fixed window with river views

Single Stateroom

AMA Waterways AmaDolce Single Stateroom AMA Waterways AmaLyra, AmaDolce & AmaDante Single Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony

Fine dining

Gourmet Dining onboard an AmaWaterways Ship

Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result - an outstanding dining experience.

Our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces that highlight regional cultures and traditions. Guests aboard these Concerto class vessels may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef's table with a tasting menu and a delightful al fresco dining terrace on the AmaCerto.

Gold Medal Menus

Primus Perchtold, AmaWaterways' Executive Chef and winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg, designs exquisite menus for guests' enjoyment in Europe.

La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Every AmaWaterways vessel cruising in Europe is an official member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.

AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line invited to join one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations founded in 1950 in Paris.

Multiple Dining Venues

Main Restaurant, Erlebnis Chef's Table & Wine Room

Guests aboard the AmaCerto, AmaVerde and AmaBella may choose from multiple dining venues, including a Wine Bar, an intimate chef's table restaurant with a tasting menu and a delightful Al Fresco dining terrace - AmaWaterways' latest dining innovation.

A Variety of Dining Options

Early risers enjoy breakfast in the main lounge while a full buffet breakfast with made-to-order specialties, accompanied by freshly-baked breads and pastries is served from 7am daily.

At lunch, you'll find an enticing buffet laden with fresh salads, pasta dishes, hot entrees, and desserts, as well as meals to order from the menu; a light lunch option is also available in the main lounge.

In the afternoon, stop by the main lounge for tea or complimentary espresso, as well as sandwiches, pastries and cookies.

Dinner is a multi-course affair, accompanied by free-flowing wines and beer.

Complimentary Drinks

Every dinner on board includes free-flowing regional wines as well as complimentary beer and soft drinks.

Complimentary sparkling wine is also served with breakfast.

Bottled water, specialty teas and coffees are always available free of charge.

Culinary Delights, Bites & Sights Tours

New for 2012, these specially-crafted guided walking tours provide a delectable taste of Europe in select destinations. Tours include visits to cooking schools, stops at culinary specialty shops, chocolatiers and charcuteries and perhaps a bistro or biergarten and more.


Onboard Entertainment

After dinner, you are invited 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.

Small Group Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions and the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you're treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. The complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class tour in every destination using the very best local guides. You'll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you're visiting.

Onboard bicycles, Massage & Beauty Treatments and Fitness room

To cater for different preferences AmaWarterways offer a Gentle Walkers group, for those who'd like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, an Active Walkers group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a Late Starter group for those who prefer to sleep in is also on offer.

Complimentary Bicycles & 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 pedaling. There are more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets on board 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.

Health & Beauty

As you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are 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 Center, the 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.

AmaWaterways Staff


The AmaWaterways Standard

Excellent Service from AmaWaterways Staff

With AmaWaterways, you'll find an exceptional vacation experience. In addition you'll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. After ten years in business, we believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is superior service and attention.

Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us. Passengers aboard every AmaWaterways ship complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise, and we diligently read every single one of them. It provides continuous feedback on our passengers' experience, and enables us to guide our onboard staff. We can praise the staff for a job well done, and make quick adjustments before the start of the next cruise.

At AmaWaterways, customer service is our top priority.

Cruise Only

Please call for a flight inclusive price to meet your specific requirements.

Free Flights - Book by 31st August 2017
DepartShipCat ECat DCat CCat BBCat BACat ABCat AASuite
Mar 25AmaLea£1778£1977£2377£2711£2844£2977£3111£3977
Mar 26AmaKristina£1778£1977£2377£2711£2844£2977£3111£3977
Apr 1AmaLea£1911£2110£2510£2844£2977£3110£3244£4110
Apr 2AmaKristina£1911£2110£2510£2844£2977£3110£3244£4110
Apr 7AmaPrima£1978£2177£2577£2911£3044£3177£3311£4177
Apr 8AmaLea£1978£2177£2577£2911£3044£3177£3311£4177
Apr 9AmaKristina£1978£2177£2577£2911£3044£3177£3311£4177
Apr 14AmaPrima£2045£2244£2644£2978£3111£3244£3378£4244
Apr 15AmaLea£2111£2310£2710£3044£3177£3310£3444£4310
Apr 16AmaKristina£2111£2310£2710£3044£3177£3310£3444£4310
Apr 21AmaPrima£2178£2377£2777£3111£3244£3377£3511£4377
Apr 22AmaLea£2178£2377£2777£3111£3244£3377£3511£4377
Apr 23AmaKristina£2178£2377£2777£3111£3244£3377£3511£4377
Apr 28AmaPrima£2245£2444£2844£3178£3311£3444£3578£4444
Apr 29AmaLea£2245£2444£2844£3178£3311£3444£3578£4444

Please call for latest prices and availability or Request a Callback ...

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat E to AA: 50%, Suite: 100%


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