April 14 - April 22, 2025

& Belgium

Escorted By: Donna Rombough

9 Days

21 Meals

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Lueftner Cruises • ms Amadeus Riva

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. Our carefully crafted itinerary allows for a leisurely pace, ensuring ample time to explore ports that encompass major cities, historic towns, and charming villages. Best of all, everything is included: sightseeing, meals, service charges, taxes, and gratuities.

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, and 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.
  • 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
  • Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum, renowned for proudly housing the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings. Marvel at evocative works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso.
  • Taste traditional Dutch specialties such as Bitterballen or Zeeuwse Oysters, complemented by fine wine.
  • Journey to Kinderdijk, home to the largest collection of 18th-century windmills.

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 Riva
  • Transfers between the airport and the ship, plus baggage handling shipside
  • All meals during the cruise and quality European wines with every dinner, plus coffee and tea available 24/7
  • 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 demonstrations, and music performances
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


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Lüftner Cruises

ms Amadeus Riva

The new ms Amadeus Riva, built in 2023, brings a new generation of luxury cruising, showcasing innovative and green designs that focus on sustainability, renewal, and well-being. You’ll find plenty of room to roam, from the River Terrace bar to the generous Sun Deck.

With 67 cabins (16m2) and 12 suites (26.4m2), the ms Amadeus Riva will carry passengers in spacious comfort. Purpose-built to sail the safe scenic waters of Europe’s rivers, it 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 beds, a private bathroom with a shower, telephone, TV, in-room safe, and individual climate control. Cabins on Haydn Deck (lowest) have a picture window while cabins on Strauss and Mozart Decks have drop-down panoramic windows, and suites have a walk-out exterior balcony. On the Haydn Deck, you will also find a massage area and fitness room.

On the Strauss Deck, you'll discover the Restaurant and onboard shop. Moving up to the Mozart Deck, you'll encounter the Panorama Bar, Reception, River Terrace, Café Vienna, and the Amadeus Club. Out on the open Sun Deck, guests can enjoy deck chairs, chessboards, and a shuffleboard. The ship is a non-smoking environment, except for some designated areas (subject to change). Additionally, there is a small elevator onboard serving the Strauss, Mozart, and Haydn Decks.

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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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Final payment is due on December 11, 2024. Deposit is $800 per person.

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat C4 outside cabin on Haydn 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 our Inclusive Features for details.

Stateroom categories are subject to availability at the time of booking. Book early for best choice. See deck plan for full details on the various categories available. Singles are extremely limited. Please ask for rates or visit our website.

Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective February 2024 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 $600 per person apply at the 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. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to the enrollment form for terms and conditions.

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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.