DAY 1: AMSTERDAM
Board our ship in Amsterdam between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll have dinner, and then set off on a boat tour to see Amsterdam at night. Overnight stop.
DAY 2: AMSTERDAM
Full board on board. Join us for a guided visit of Amsterdam and a visit to a diamond merchant. The city has been a major diamond center since the late 16th century, and since then it has been known as the City of Diamonds. In the afternoon, visit to the Van Gogh Museum. It houses the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters. It also has a few works by other renowned artists such as Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet. Enjoy a free evening or why not discover the famous Red Light District through an optional tour (book and pay on board)? Although the famous neighborhood leaves nothing to the imagination, it’s also one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city. Overnight stop.
DAY 3: AMSTERDAM - ROTTERDAM
Full board on board. We’ll spend the morning cruising towards Utrecht and arrive by midday. In the afternoon, visit of Delft and Rotterdam. Delft is a charming city dating back to the 13th century and is world-renowned for its blue and white Delft pottery. We’ll be able to admire the centuries-old techniques of this imitation porcelain. We’ll then visit Rotterdam, a city dominated by modern architecture. While we are enjoying our tour, the ship will cruise to Rotterdam, where we will board it at the end of the afternoon. The evening’s entertainment will be presented by the crew. Overnight stop.
DAY 4: ROTTERDAM - ANTWERP
Full board on board. We’ll begin our day with an early morning start cruising towards Antwerp. We’ll pass Dordrecht and enter the Holland Diep — crossing though the Volkerak and Kreekak locks. After crossing the Dutch-Belgian border, we’ll continue up the Scheldt River to Antwerp, the second largest harbor in the world after Rotterdam. In the afternoon, guided visit of Antwerp and its impressive Gothic cathedral. We’ll also visit the Diamondland. Over five centuries, Antwerp was the commercial heart of Europe and approximately 40% of world trade passed through its ports. The diamond industry naturally grew out of this favored position. Return on board and Gala evening. Overnight stop.
DAY 5: ANTWERP
Breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our services.