April 15 - April 23, 2024

Holland and Belgium

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Escorted By: Nancy Knox

9 Days

21 Meals


CT Rating

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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 for a waterways cruise. For centuries, this intricate network of river channels, canals, and man-made lakes has served as the primary mode of transportation throughout the region.

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.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the magic of Keukenhof Gardens, a paradise of colours and scents that showcases the world's largest flower garden
  • Glide through Amsterdam's enchanting canals on a scenic cruise, discovering the city's iconic landmarks along the way.
  • Step back in time at Kinderdijk, where a mesmerizing collection of 18th-century windmills transports you to a bygone era of Dutch innovation
  • Dive into the world of cheese-making with a visit to a local factory
  • Delve into the medieval charm of Ghent and Bruges, wandering through their historic squares adorned with quaint shops, and be captivated by St. Bavo Cathedral, Gravensteen Castle, and Belfry Tower

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 Imperial or similar
  • Transfers between airport and the ship plus baggage handling shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines with every dinner
  • Shore excursions in each port
  • Complementary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration
  • Welcome cocktail reception and dinner, plus the 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 journey leader and/or cruise director


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Lüftner Cruises

ms Amadeus Imperial

The elegant ms Amadeus Imperial fits perfectly with the traditional elegance of the Amadeus cruise line fleet for a delightful cruise through the waters of Holland and Belgium.
     With 68 cabins (108 - 161 sq. ft.) and 8 suites (237 sq. ft.), the ms Amadeus Brilliant will carry passengers in spacious comfort. Purpose-built to sail the safe scenic waters of Europe’s rivers, she has three 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. On the Haydn Deck you will also find a hair salon, massage area and fitness room.
     On the Strauss Deck is the Restaurant, Reception, 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.

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Stateroom Upgrades Available

Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

C4 Outside (Haydn - Panoramic Window)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

C1 Outside (Haydn - Panoramic Window)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

B4 Outside (Strauss - French Balcony)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

B1 Outside (Strauss - French Balcony)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

A1 Outside (Mozart - French Balcony)



Double / Twin


Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)

Suite Deluxe (Mozart - Walk-out Balcony)



Double / Twin


Cruise Cost in Canadian Dollars per person

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Deposit is $700 per person. Final payment is due December 12, 2023.


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 April 2023 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This river cruise will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers. Cancellation penalties of $300 per person 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.

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out some of our frequently asked questions before booking your journey.

What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.