Waterways of Holland and Belgium April 2022 | Craig Travel
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Waterways of Holland and Belgium April 2022

Waterways of Holland and Belgium
Including Keukenhof Gardens and Floriade Garden Show
Amadeus River Cruises
ms Amadeus Star
April 10, 2022 to April 18, 2022
9 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Email specialist Jennifer Craig to discuss your travel plans

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. 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 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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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

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
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Amsterdam with Air Canada
  • 7 night deluxe cruise in a comfortable outside cabin with hotel-style beds on the ms Amadeus Star (or similar)
  • Transfers between airport and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines with every dinner
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • Welcome cocktail reception, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration and music performances
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of your cruise escorts and / or cruise director
ms Amadeus Star

Amadeus River Cruises

The elegant ms Amadeus Star fits perfectly with the traditional elegance of the Amadeus cruise line fleet for a delightful cruise through the waters of Holland and Belgium.
With 70 cabins (172 - 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 has four decks with cabins and public rooms plus a spacious Sun Deck for viewing the countryside.
All cabins are outside, each featuring either double or twin sized 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 or walk-out balcony (suites). On the Haydn Deck you will 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, Lounge area and the Amadeus Club. 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 cabin 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. 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 January 2020 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 - Panoramic Window)
Cat C1 Outside (Haydn - Panoramic Window)
Cat B4 Outside (Strauss - French Balcony)
Cat B1 Outside (Strauss - French Balcony)
Cat A1 Outside (Mozart - French Balcony)
Suite Deluxe Outside (Mozart - Walk-out Balcony)

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Pricing Details

Cancellation penalties of $300pp apply at time of booking for this cruise. Please discuss this and your insurance needs with a Craig Travel Sales Specialist when making your reservation.

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 the enrollment form for general information and conditions.

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 $245 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $427 to $714 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:
$700 per person
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021