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Tulips & Windmills

From £2,458 pp

Cruise the inland waters of the Netherlands and Belgium to discover the land of windmills, tulips and wooden shoes; marvel at the spectacular modern architecture of Rotterdam, the medieval charm of Ghent and the artistic masterpieces of Antwerp.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, All Suite, Butler serviced accommodation
  • Six star service on board
  • All Gratuities, Shipboard and shoreside
  • Michelin inspired, farm to table cuisine
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagne, soft drinks
  • 24 hour pantry, coffee, teas, soft beverages
  • 24 hour room service from waterside restaurant
  • Free Wifi
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment
  • Daily yoga and fitness
  • Daily electronic newspapers
  • Free self service laundry
  • Shore excursions
  • Use of eBikes 
  • Transfers to and from the ship
Landscape with tulips, traditional dutch windmills and houses near the canal in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands, Europe
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Bicycles lining a bridge over the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 1 - Amsterdam (|Embark)

Arrive in Amsterdam and be transferred to the ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam & Hoorn

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks.

For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

The harbour town of Hoorn embodies what makes the Netherlands so special: water, trade and architecture.

Located near the open sea on the largest lake in Western Europe, the Ijsselmeer, this city shines, still glinting with the prosperity brought by the great sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company, which delivered exotic spices and sprinkled the town with elegant touches. Explore cobbled streets to discover interesting museums, fine monuments, the graceful town square and timeless harbour.

Day 2 - Amsterdam & Hoorn

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Kinderdijk & Rotterdam

Kinderdijk, one of Netherland’s biggest tourist attractions, is world-renowned for the 19 eighteenth-century windmills that continue to operate today.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to enthrall tourists with its historic windmills (and the beloved folklore of “The Cat and the Cradle” that goes with it), a picturesque town and a community of friendly locals who eagerly welcome visitors from all over the world seeking a peek into old world Dutch living.

Much of Rotterdam’s edgy, sophisticated personality is a result of the destruction of much of the city by the WWII blitz, which left it to be rebuilt with a contemporary approach to design.

Modern, eye-catching buildings of concrete, glass and steel stand in stark contrast to the few remaining “old city” areas of Delfshaven, or Delft Harbor, and Oude Haven, or Old Harbor, and outstanding museums, hotels and restaurants consistently earn Rotterdam top rankings for best places to visit.

Day 3 - Kinderdijk & Rotterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Antwerp

What Milan is to Italy, Antwerp is to Belgium, a historic city that is on-trend with a finger on the pulse of fashion, art and entertainment. A dynamic energy fills Antwerp’s old squares, gorgeous with cobbled centers and edged, like a cake with decorative icing, by ornate buildings.

High-reaching church towers and fountains with cherubic sculptures add to the feeling of antiquity, while the port – the largest in Belgium and one of the largest in the world – brings a sense of purpose and prosperity.

Surely, you associate Antwerp with diamonds. More than 70 percent of all diamonds are traded through this sparkling city, one that also shines under the light of celebrated painter Peter Paul Rubens, who lived and worked in an Italianate city manse, now a museum.

Day 4 - Antwerp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Ghent

Buildings with stair-stepped gables, the meeting of the rivers Scheldt and Leie, intact and well-preserved medieval architecture, a brooding castle, the famed Ghent Altarpiece.

Ghent is a welcoming center of industry with a lively cultural scene. Walk along pretty canals, wander into stunning churches, and appreciate the flowers adorning squares and alleyways as you explore what was once one of Europe’s richest cities and continues to enrich travelers.

Day 5 - Ghent

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Middleberg

A key player in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology, Middelburg scientists are credited for the invention of the microscope and telescope.

Famed explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who discovered Easter Island, was also a resident.

Today, the city continues to thrive with its rich cultural and scientific history with gothic buildings, centuries-old canals, and the Delft Market Square where old and new worlds come together.

Day 6 - Middleberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks.

or others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. 

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Amsterdam

Your journey has come to an end, begin your journey home after breakfast today.

Breakfast

Renowned as one of The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, Crystal River Cruises has the largest and most spacious ship on Europe’s rivers, ushering in a new era of luxury in the river cruising industry.

With a focus on more overnight stays and longer days in port to maximize guests’ authentic experience in each destination, Crystal River Cruises showcases Europe’s most fascinating and fairytale locales. The Crystal fleet in has four identical ships, Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel, which offer voyages along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers. All-suite, All-Panoramic window balcony river ships in Europe, with every category of accommodations situated above the water line.

You can expect extraordinary personal attention, butler service for every suite and superb, farm-to-table cuisine are among the defining characteristics of Crystal River Cruises, as are plush onboard amenities, the largest luxury suites in river cruising, expansive social spaces crowned with skylights and glass roofs, and an ambience of boutique elegance.

An unparalleled range of all-inclusive amenities and services exceeds the expectations of the most discerning travelers. Crystal’s all-inclusive experience offers Michelin-inspired cuisine, unlimited pours of fine wines and premium spirits, all gratuities (shipboard and shoreside), daily fitness and yoga classes, unlimited Wi-Fi and use of Atlanta eBikes in select destinations.

Ashore, a curated “Crystal Collection” of complimentary experiences offers unmatched options for cultural enrichment and active adventure.

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  • 53 lavishly decorated outside staterooms and suites, with Panoramic Balcony Window
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Canopied Sundeck with sun-shades, chairs & loungers
  • Swimming pool
  • Michelin level cuisine
  • Flexible dining options
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagne, spirits & beers
  • Afternoon tea, aperitifs, cocktails
  • 24 hour pantry with teas, coffee, wines and a selection of non alcoholic beverages
  • 24 hour room service
  • Piano Bar
  • Pop up Vista Bar on the open air top deck
  • Crystal Life Spa
  • Daily Yoga, Pilates or one on one fitness
  • Daily international newspapers via in suite ipad
  • Shore excursions
  • Complimentary ebikes
  • Complimentary self service laundry

 

All Suite accommodation

Your luxurious Crystal home away from home affords virtually every amenity and service one could wish for and even a few that defy imagination.  Generously appointed suites have been designed with exacting attention to details large and small, from sweeping views and plush beds that deliver a perfect night’s sleep to dedicated butler service, 24 hour room service, the latest state of the art technologies and conveniences, and even spacious wardrobes.

All Staterooms Feature

  • All suites
  • European Butler service in all room categories
  • Plush king size beds, Egyptian cotton lines and pillow menu
  • Panoramic Balcony Window
  • Spacious walk in wardrobes
  • Bedside ipad directory
  • Interactive TV system, movies on demand, music library, lighting and temperature controls
  • ETRO in suite amenities
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne & two bottles of wine
  • Stocked mini Bar
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Nespresso or Inspresso Coffee Machine
  • Marble bathrooms with TOTO toilet & Double vanity
  • 24 our room service

Crystal Suite

759 ft² –  Deck 3

  • 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom connecting suites
  • Separate living/Dining area
  • Suite wide triple Panoramic balcony window
  • Marble fireplace with ambient fire
  • Writing desk
  • 40″ flat screen HD TV
  • Inspresso coffee machine
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes
  • Safe, Hairdryer, ETRO Bathrobes
  • Complimentary laundry and pressing service
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Penthouse Suite

506 ft² –  Deck 3

  • King size Bed (3rd bed available on sofa bed in Lounge)
  • Separate living/Dining area
  • Suite wide triple Panoramic balcony window
  • Marble fireplace with ambient fire
  • Writing desk
  • Flat screen HD TV
  • Inspresso coffee machine
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes
  • Safe, Hairdryer, ETRO Bathrobes
  • Complimentary laundry and pressing service

S1 & S2 Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window

253 ft² – Decks 2 & 3

  • King size bed facing panoramic window
  • Arm Chair
  • Height adjustable dining/coffee table
  • Inspresso coffee maker
  • Safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes
  • 40″ HD flatscreen TV
  • Ipad
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes

S3 Deluxe Suite with Panoramic Balcony Window

237 ft² – Deck 2

  • King size bed facing panoramic window
  • Arm Chair
  • Height adjustable dining/coffee table
  • Inspresso coffee maker
  • Safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes
  • 40″ HD flatscreen TV
  • Ipad
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes

S4 & S5 Petite Suite

188 ft² – Deck 2 & 3

  • King size bed facing panoramic window
  • Arm Chair
  • Height adjustable dining/coffee table
  • Inspresso coffee maker
  • Safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes
  • 40″ HD flatscreen TV
  • Ipad
  • Butler service
  • In-Suite Hors d’oeuvres & daily canapes

 

 

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 27DebussyAmsterdam£2458Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£2458 Was £3227 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £3381 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£2958 Was £3727 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£3228 Was £3997 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£3573 Was £4342 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £7227 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £10650 
Apr 3DebussyAmsterdam£3112Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£3112 Was £3458 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£3265 Was £3612 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£3651 Was £3997 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£3919 Was £4265 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£4304 Was £4650 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French Balconies£7458 Was £7804 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French Balconies£11151 Was £11497 
Apr 10DebussyAmsterdam£3881Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£3881 Was £4381 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£4035 Was £4535 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£4574 Was £5074 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£4920 Was £5450 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5458 Was £5958 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £10035 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £14881 
Apr 17DebussyAmsterdam£4689Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £4381 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French BalconyPlease Call Was £4535 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£4689 Was £5074 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5035 Was £5450 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5573 Was £5958 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £10035 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £14881 
Apr 24DebussyAmsterdam£3881Cabin Upgrades
Cat S5Middle Deck188 ft², French Balcony£3881 Was £4265 
Cat S4Upper Deck188 ft², French Balcony£4035 Was £4420 
Cat S3Middle Deck237 ft², French Balcony£4535 Was £4920 
Cat S2Middle Deck253 ft², French Balcony£4881 Was £5265 
Cat S1Upper Deck253 ft², French Balcony£5381 Was £5765 
Cat CPUpper Deck506 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £9765 
Cat CSUpper Deck759 ft², French BalconiesPlease Call Was £14458 


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