Waterways of Holland and Belgium April 2019 | Craig Travel

Waterways of Holland and Belgium April 2019

Waterways of Holland and Belgium
Including Keukenhof Gardens
Luftner Cruises
ms Amadeus Star
April 18, 2019 to April 26, 2019
9 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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Springtime in Holland, the air is clear, the fields are full of new growth and the flowers are ablaze with colour. Revel in colourful gardens, the picturesque countryside and the great cities of the Netherlands and Belgium. Spread across the delta region of the Rhine, the lowlands of Holland and Belgium are ideally suited to a leisurely waterways cruise. For centuries, this network of river channels, canals, and man-made lakes have been the primary means of transportation throughout the region. Our home for this special cruise will be the beautiful ms Amadeus Star, a brand new ship to be launched in 2019.
Specially designed for river cruising, it is the ideal and most comfortable way to explore these waters. This unique itinerary provides a leisurely pace with ample time in the ports, which range from major cities to picturesque towns and quaint villages. And everything is included, sightseeing, meals, service charges, taxes and all tipping. This is one of our most popular river cruises with annual departures for more than a decade. Each previous cruise has filled quickly. Our space is limited and we urge you to call today to reserve your place on this delightful itinerary.

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Alternate Departures

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to Wednesday, April 15, 2020
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, with some over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Inclusive Features
  • 7 night deluxe cruise in a comfortable outside cabin with hotel-style beds on the ms Amadeus Star
  • Transfers between airport and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • Port taxes and fees
  • Complete set of shore excursions with local guides
  • All 20 meals during the cruise
  • Single open seating dining including wine with dinner
  • Welcome cocktail reception and dinner
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • On board entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration and music performances
  • All gratuities including tips to guides and cruise staff
  • English language non-smoking cruise
  • Air Inclusive Rate also Includes: Return economy airfare to and from Amsterdam; All air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees; Services of your cruise escort and / or cruise director; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value
ms Amadeus Star

Luftner Cruises

The beautiful ms Amadeus Star will be launched in 2019 and will fit perfectly with the traditional elegance of the Amadeus cruise line fleet. Similar to the ms Amadeus Queen, it will cruise the delightful waters of Holland and Belgium. With 70 cabins (188 sq. ft.) and 12 suites (284 sq. ft.), the ms Amadeus Star will carry passengers in spacious comfort. Purpose-built to sail the safe scenic waters of Europe’s rivers, she will have three decks with cabins and public rooms plus a spacious Sun Deck for viewing the countryside. All cabins will be outside, each featuring twin beds which can convert to a large bed, a private bathroom with shower, telephone, TV and air conditioning (the ship operates on 220 volts). Cabins on Haydn Deck (lowest) have a picture window while cabins on Strauss and Mozart Decks have full height glass patio doors that open creating a French Balcony. On the Haydn Deck you will also find a hair salon and massage area. On the Strauss Deck is the Restaurant, Reception, fitness room and on board shop. On Mozart Deck you will find a Panorama Bar and Lounge area. The open Sun Deck features deck chairs, a Lido Bar, chessboards and a shuffleboard. The ship is a non-smoking environment, except for some areas on the Sun Deck (subject to change). There is a small elevator on the ship which serves Strauss, Mozart and Haydn Decks. 


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise Only
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat C4 Outside Twin on Haydn Deck.Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking. Book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited. Please ask for rates.
Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective March 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This river cruise will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat C4 Outside (Haydn Deck)
Cat C1 Outside (Haydn Deck)
Cat B4 Outside (Strauss Deck)
Cat B1 Outside (Strauss Deck)
Cat A1 Outside (Mozart Deck)
Suite Deluxe Outside (Mozart Deck)

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details


Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $211 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $177 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, December 10, 2018