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Dutch & Belgian Waterways

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Amsterdam 8 Days

Enjoy this cruise through the low countries in style on board the lovely 1930's style art deco Royal Crown

The Elegant Royal Crown
The Elegant Royal Crown

This cruise along the canals and rivers of the Netherlands will introduce you to the home of landscape painting - where tranquil landscapes are dotted with windmills and charming towns of gabled houses flank quaint harbours.

What's Included

  • 7-nights full board cruise on the Royal Crown
  • All meals on board - early bird breakfast, buffet breakfast with live cooking station, buffet or four course lunch, afternoon tea and a four course dinner
  • Complimentary house wine served with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Coffee and tea with all meals and self-service tea and coffee station available from 6am until dinner
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails
  • Performances by an onboard musician
  • Port & tourist taxes

Optional Excursions

A full complement of optional excursions are operated on this river cruise. These may be purchased in advance or during your cruise.

  • Amsterdam: City tour & canal cruise
  • Arnhem: Airborne museum
  • Gornichem: Guided walking tour
  • Bruges: Guided walking tour
  • Dordrecht: Guided walking tour
  • Hoorn: Guided walking tour

Getting There

If you would like us to arrange transport to the cruise please call us for a flight inclusive price.

Day 1: Amsterdam

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

Arrive in Amsterdam and board the Royal Crown this afternoon. Settle into your cabin and explore the onboard amenities at your leisure, before joining your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail, followed by your first dinner on board this evening.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Amsterdam

Today you have the opportunity to join an exceptional optional excursion to the Keukenhof. Located between Amsterdam and the Hague, the National Flower Exhibition Grounds cover no less than 70 acres and present a magnificent display which includes around 700 varieties of tulips. Lunch will be served back on board the Royal Crown and the afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the sights of Amsterdam.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Dordecht

After a leisurely cruise along the Dutch waterways, the Royal Crown docks in Dordrecht. From here you can take an optional excursion to Delft, the well-preserved medieval canal city where the famous painter Vermeer was born. Delft is known for its porcelain and today's optional excursion takes you to a factory to learn about how the porcelain is made. Re-board the Royal Crown at lunchtime as the ship makes her way to Antwerp.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Antwerp

Antwerp, the largest city in Flanders, is today's destination. Take some time to explore Antwerp's historic buildings and museums, containing art by Rubens and Van Dyck, independently. Alternatively you may wish to join an optional walking tour of the city including a visit to the cathedral, home of four paintings by Rubens.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Rotterdam

The Royal Crown will arrive into Rotterdam in the early hours and today you have the opportunity to explore this vibrant port. Rotterdam has been an important commercial centre since the 12th century - each year some 32000 freight ships sail into Europe via Rotterdam, the world's largest harbour. Today's optional tour includes a panoramic tour of the city and a cruise around the impressive harbour.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Gorinchem or Schoonhoven

This morning the Royal Crown drops anchor in either Schoonhoven or Gorinchem, where the rivers Lek (Rhine) and Vlist meet. An optional tour will introduce you to the town of Schoonhoven, known as Holland's 'Silver City', where silver and goldsmiths have been trading since the 14th century. Depart late afternoon and continue your journey to Hoorn.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Hoorn

Today's port of call is the picturesque Dutch town of Hoorn. Spend some time exploring the town at your leisure, stock up on some last-minute souvenirs or perhaps join an optional walking tour of the town, including the chance to taste some of the famous local cheeses.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Amsterdam

Bid farewell to your fellow passengers and the crew of the Royal Crown as your cruise comes to an end after breakfast.
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

The Royal Crown

Overview

The elegant 90 passenger Royal Crown recalls the sophistication and charm of 1930s travel. You can expect exceptional service, with 42 members of staff onboard. Dining is a particular pleasure with freshly prepared dishes made with local ingredients. Other amenities include the Lido Deck Restaurant for al-fresco dining, Lounge Bar, Sun Deck with fill Teak decking, and a small Spa

This is a bilingual (English / German) cruise with all announcements, menus and daily programmes provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with english speaking guides.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 45 outside staterooms with full height windows in the Royal Suites on the Upper Deck
  • Elegant Restaurant with crisp white linen, Silver cutlery and fine porcelain.
  • Sun deck with teak decking, steamer deckchairs, chairs & tables
  • Art-deco lounge bar with piano
  • Outdoor Lido bar on the Sun Deck
  • Spa with Fitness area, Sauna and massage
  • Signature Shop

Royal Crown - Deck Plan
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Beautiful Art Deco Cabins


All Cabins Feature

  • Private bathrooms with shower and WC
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, hairdryer, television & safety deposit box

Royal Suite - Promenade Deck

Royal Crown - Royal Suite

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 200 sq. ft.
  • King Size bed with individual mattresses
  • Full height arched windows
  • Spacious seating area with sofas, table and chair
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Premium Cabin - Cabin Deck

Royal Crown - Premium Cabin

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 150 sq. ft.
  • Queen size bed with individual mattresses
  • Twin porthole windows
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Deluxe Cabin - Cabin Deck

Royal Crown - Deluxe Cabin

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 145 sq. ft.
  • Twin beds
  • Twin porthole windows

Aft Deluxe Cabin - Cabin Deck

Royal Crown - Deluxe Cabin

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 145 sq. ft.
  • Twin beds
  • Twin porthole windows

Single Luxury Cabin - Cabin Deck

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 145 sq. ft.
  • Small double bed
  • Twin porthole windows
Please call for details of 2017 departures
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Prices are per person based on two sharing (except for the single cabins) and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.


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