New for 2018

Tulip Time

Cruise the tranquil landscapes of Holland and Belgium, and marvel at Keukenhof's magnificent spring flowers and the wooden windmills of Kinderdijk on this memorable river cruise. Enjoy an orientation walk in Veere, a canal cruise in cosmopolitan Amsterdam, and see the sights of Antwerp, Ghent and Middelburg.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Amsterdam canals
    • Discover the treasures of this iconic city on a canal cruise along its elegant grachten.
  • Rotterdam
    • Choose between guided excursions to Gouda, famous for its cheese, and the colourful gardens of Keukenhof.
  • Antwerp
    • Visit the famous Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century houses and the Church of Our Lady, started in 1352.
  • Ghent
    • Enjoy guided sightseeing of the city and visit St. Baaf's Cathedral, home to the most important work in Flemish art.

Tulips

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Amsterdam (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your ship.

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding. 

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

Day 2 Rotterdam

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Windmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime Marvel

This morning cruise through Rotterdam harbour.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Join a full— or half-day guided tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—known as the “Garden of Europe”—for its 70 acres of lush parkland, lakes, and the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year, OR:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Gouda. You’ll join a guided tour of the town famous for the Dutch yellow cheese that bears its name—as well as stroopwafels (syrup waffles), Gouda candles, and the beautiful city centre.

Take some free time to relax on the harbour-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink of half coffee, half milk. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

Day 3 Antwerp

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gothic Cathedral, Crêpes, and Waffles in Artful Antwerp

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Take a guided tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.

You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels—considered home to the European Union, and admire its magnificent palaces and cathedrals.

You might prefer to take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes—or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

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CHOICE

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Prices & cabin details

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