Tulip Time onboard AmaLea sailing from Amsterdam, 8 April 2018
The AmaWaterways ships are inspired by luxury yachts and designed specifically to maximise every aspect of your cruise experience. You will notice the difference the minute you step on board and are welcomed in the beautiful lobby. From then on, you will be treated to an array of unique and luxurious features as you journey along in your floating hotel. relax and delight in stunning views in the spacious staterooms, many of which feature twin balconies, a French balcony and an outside balcony. Enjoy exclusive amenities like massage services, a fitness room and a pool while on board. Indulge in award winning cuisine at a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant.
Included in the fares of AmaWaterways river cruises are
- Shore excursions in every port of call with gentle, active or late riser tour options
- Fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Sip & Sail daily Cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant;
- All on board dining in a variety or venues
- Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
- La Chaine des Rotisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Luxury accommodation in a stateroom with window or balcony/twin balcony
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Internet access and Wi-Fi
- Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join the guided bike tours
- Sun deck pool with swim up bar and walking track
- Fitness room
- Main Lounge with panoramic windows and bar
- Daily entertainment including cultural performances
An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. We invite you to take one of our European river cruises, and see the world in luxury and comfort. River cruising Europe with AmaWaterways is an excellent way to explore a destination. Discover local culture and sights on included tours, and then hop back on your luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town.
Your cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you will have an unforgettable river cruise.
Your River Cruise Vessel, the AmaLea
The AmaLea, set to debut in 2018, features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. The exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple on board dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried on board for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.
Award Winning Dining – Savor exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.
Public Spaces – With fewer passengers on board, guests can enjoy the luxury of space – the public areas, like lounges and restaurants, never get overcrowded.
Sun Deck Pool – Soak up the rays or take a dip in the refreshing pool with a swim-up bar as you pass by centuries-old castles, charming villages and other breathtaking scenery.
Twin Balconies – Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in the lavish twin balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony.
TULIP TIME CRUISE
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 travelers on board at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
This morning the ship cruises the Ijsselmeer River to Hoorn, where you have a choice of three activities. The first is a visit to a family-run tulip farm, where you will learn about growing these flowers, tour greenhouses and discover over one million tulips in different colors, species and phases of growth. The second option is a walking tour of Hoorn, where you will tour De Halve Maen, a replica of the Dutch East India Company’s most famous ship and then stroll through this town’s beautiful harbor. Those that are more active may choose to join a guided bike tour through West-Friesland, where windmills, tulip fields and fruit orchards abound. (B,L,D)
After cruising the Delta today, you can explore Middelburg, which boasts more than 1,000 city monuments, on a walking tour. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works storm surge barrier, which showcases steel doors that are 147 feet wide, an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering. Your last option is a guided bike tour through this historic city. (B,L,D)
This morning, you will have your choice of one of three different excursions. Your first option is a walking tour of Antwerp on which you will see Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city’s superb architecture. Your other options are a visit to Rubens House, the former home of the famous Flemish Baroque painter, or guided bike tour. This afternoon, choose between a Belgian chocolates and waffles tasting or a visit to Floralia, an annual spring flower show that spans over 34 acres and features approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)
Today, you can either choose a full day excursion to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or stay to explore Ghent. Bruges features many marvelous things to see, including Grote Market and the city’s historic center. Those that prefer Ghent will have a choice between a walking tour and chocolate tasting, with highlights like Belfry Hall, the Koornlei, the Graslei and the Castle of the Counts. (B,L,D)
This morning there are three ways you can discover Rotterdam. The first takes you to see The Hague and then visit Delft, known for its canals, historic town center and being the manufacturing base for Delftware, hand-painted blue pottery. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works, which showcase an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering, or join a guided bike tour. 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 you will have some free time as we moor overnight. (B,L,D)
We arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during your morning excursion to the world famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic cruise through the historic harbor 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. You can opt instead for an excursion to delightful Zaanse Schans, a small historic village just outside of Amsterdam, or stay in Amsterdam for a walking tour of the upscale Jordaan district. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)