RIVER CRUISES / TULIP TIME CRUISE
Tulip Time Cruise
7 night Holland and Belgium cruise
Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime, when spectacular carpets of colorful tulips are in full bloom. Stroll through the lush green countryside of Kinderdijk , home to the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, taste delicious local cheeses, and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent .
Depending on the departure dates, the cruise is available on the following river boats:
Enjoy the finest river cruise experience in Europe aboard the award-winning AmaLyra , AmaSonata vessels. These custom-designed, premium vessels carry only 148/150 passengers and introduced a new standard of cruising on the great waterways of Europe by offering amenities not found on other lines. Those amenities include: spacious 170 square feet staterooms and 255 sq . ft. suites; French balconies on 82% of all staterooms; Wi-Fi throughout the ship; nightly entertainment; small group shore excursions, guided bicycle tours. The ship also feature a fitness area and sauna, sun deck with walking track and whirlpool, plus elevator that reach two passengers decks restaurant and reception area.
The crew is a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.
Inside your exquisitely decorated stateroom, you'll find all the amenities of a fine hotel with white-on-white plush bedding, a cozy sitting area, Infotainment System, hair dryer, safe, terry bathrobes, individually controlled air-conditioning and ample closet space. All staterooms and Jr . Suites are outside; over 82% feature large French balconies, which are a true delight when relaxing in your stateroom.
Although rarely found on European river cruise ships, Junior Suites aboard our ships are extra spacious at 255 square feet. They feature a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and two chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies and luxurious, extra spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers. The suites sell quickly, so early reservations are recommended.
Each ship has plenty of bicycles onboard which can be used by passengers, free of charge, to explore the small towns. Most regions offer well-maintained bicycle paths along the river.
Located in the aft area of the Violin Deck, this generously designed space includes a glassed-in fitness room, massage and beauty salon; the aft lounge with modern wicker furniture and French doors to enjoy the fresh river air.
Each ship has an elevator, which very few river cruise ships feature. The elevator reaches four different levels: the Restaurant level (1), the Staterooms on the Cello Deck (2), the Lobby and Panorama Lounge (3) and the Staterooms on the Violin Deck (4).
Every stateroom is equipped with monitor, keyboard with Internet access, English language TV stations, a large movie selection and numerous music programs. Our satellite telephone system allows you to call home for a nominal fee.
Start your day with a lavish gourmet champagne breakfast buffet. Choose from a rich assortment of breads, croissants and pastries, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, and smoked salmon. Sample the delicious cheeses, cold cuts and local sausages, as well as our daily regional specials. An array of traditional breakfast items is also available from the menu.
Our onboard culinary staff offers sophisticated menus comprised of wonderful soups, fresh produces, hight quality choice cut meat and fresh fish and sea food. Your Maitre always welcome you to the restaurant with a bright smile.
Return from your shore excursion to a delicious lunch. Start with mouth-watering hot or cold appetizers, homemade soups, then choose from a selection of great entrees, finish off with a delectable dessert and complimentary cappuccino.
In the evening, be our honored guest for an elegant dinner or a traditional theme night with a feast of regional specialties. Enjoy delicious cuisine and complimentary free-flowing wines from the local vintners. Our kitchen crew knows how to orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience.
This deluxe 164-passengers vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring twin balconies, a heated swimming-pool, multiple dining venues and complimentary Internet access and different exterior equipments new to the great rivers of Europe. It will transport you on the river cruise of a lifetime .
Staterooms include spacious French Balcony Suites at 170 square feet, Twin Balcony Suites at 210 or 235 square feet and Twin Balcony Owner’s Suites at 255 square feet. The most deluxe category, the 350-square foot Owner’s Suite “plus” category, features a sitting area and couch, large bathroom with separate bathtub, as well as both an Outside and a French balcony. All Twin Balcony stateroom categories feature a mini-bar. Every stateroom aboard features AmaWAterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, which includes complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies, plus complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel .
Public areas aboard include a spacious Main Lounge, a relaxing fireside library and Observation Lounge at the forward section of the vessels. You’ll also find an elevator, 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station; Fitness Center and Sauna, plus a Massage, Hair and Beauty salon.
The ship also features multiple outdoor decks. Offering unimpeded panoramic views, the Sun Decks feature teak lounge chairs, a walking track, putting green and retractable roofing as well as a giant chess board. There is a heated pool for the ultimate in relaxation. The vessels also feature a Lower Sun Deck and a Teak Front Deck, offering unique vantage points for enjoying spectacular river side scenery.