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Tulips and Windmills on River Princess


Cruise ID 10858
Book By 28Nov18
Embarkation Antwerp, Belgium
Disembarkation Amsterdam, Netherlands
Multiple Departures 30Mar19, 10Apr19, 17Apr19
Duration 9 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 08Apr19 to 26Apr19
Region Europe
Cruise Line Uniworld
Cruise Ship River Princess
Cruise Type River
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Antwerp, Ghent, Veere, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Nijmegen, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Haarlem, Amsterdam

See everything from tulips to windmills on this quintessential journey.

From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through colorful acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk to better understand how these mighty structures have been used to protect the Low Country from ever-rising water levels for hundreds of years.

Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee museum. Uncover the rich treasures at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of the postimpressionist master’s paintings, and take in the dazzling skyline of Rotterdam as you cruise through the bustling harbor. Drift along the canals of Bruges, or discover Belgium’s thriving flower culture as Ghent’s famous flower show takes to the streets for the first time ever, and then “Do as the Locals Do” in vibrant Antwerp.

All along the way, you’ll savor Dutch delights and Belgian treats as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water.


Highlights
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices for alternative departure dates and reverse direction may vary
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Classic
$7,099
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Deluxe
$7,899
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French Balcony
$8,699
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Suite
$11,499
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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON based on Twin Share in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable). 
Please note: Advertised rates are based on the lowest possible rate for each category based on the 17Apr19 departure from Amsterdam. Certain departure dates and embarkation points may be at an additional supplement. For more information please contact one of our Travel Specialists.
Reverse direction also available, please ask your First Class Travel Specialist.

 



Discover the Netherlands and Belgium with Uniworld

DAY 1: Antwerp (Embark)

Arrive at Brussels International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2: Antwerp

It may be the diamond capital of the world, but Antwerp is also known for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age art and Belgian beer, waffles and fries.   Diamond capital of the world, Belgium’s largest port, home to trendsetting fashion designers and a mecca for chocolate lovers, Antwerp is lively and historic, lovely and legend-filled. Visit Antwerp’s striking Cathedral of Our Lady, with its UNESCO-designated belfry and its historic surroundings, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, hop on the metro and experience the city like a local. A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 3: Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

Bruges or Ghent? Choosing just one may be a challenge today on your first foray in Belgium. Bruges is a place that seems frozen in time, where boats and swans float down canals and under stone bridges that gave the city its name. Ghent is home to the Ghent Altarpiece, a stunning 15th-century masterpiece said to be the world’s most stolen work of art.   Your first day in Belgium offers you the chance to visit one of two national gems: beautiful Bruges, the capital of West Flanders and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe; or fascinating Ghent, the capital city of East Flanders, whose long history does not weigh upon its vibrant present. Belgium’s second-largest city, Ghent abounds in beautifully restored medieval architecture, but there’s nothing museum-like about the city: It’s lively and brims with cutting-edge boutiques and galleries.

DAY 4: Veere

DAY 5: Rotterdam, Kinderdijk

Windmills are such an iconic symbol of Holland that it’s easy to overlook their marvelous engineering and their role in changing the course of Dutch history. You may never look at a windmill in quite the same way after today’s outing to historic Kinderdijk.   The second-largest city in the Netherlands and the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is thoroughly modern—much of its historic fabric was destroyed during WWII. As your ship cruises through the port, you’ll soon understand why it’s sometimes called “Manhattan on the Meuse”: The Maas Tower, the Montevideo, the Millennium Tower and the spectacular Erasmus Bridge make for a dazzling skyline. You’ll have some free time to explore this exciting modern city on your own. Take a look at the amazing cube houses, stop by Groos for unique pieces by Rotterdam designers, check out the new market hall or visit one of Rotterdam’s many museums.

DAY 6: Nijmegen

For your choice of excursions today, we searched for two museums as unlike each other as possible (and we think we succeeded). The National Liberation Museum offers a memorable taste of what life was like in The Netherlands before, during and after WWII. The Kröller-Müller Museum is home to 97 works by native son Vincent Van Gogh, as well as other notable artists and sculptors.   Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands (founded more than 2,000 years ago), is your gateway to one of two intriguing discoveries today. You can either learn more about the Netherlands’ WWII history during a guided tour of the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek or discover one of the world’s great Van Gogh collections at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

DAY 7: Hoorn, Enkhuizen

The tip of South America—Cape Horn—is actually a misspelling of “Hoorn,” which tells you a lot about the town of Hoorn and its seafaring past. The swash-buckling derring-do of Dutch explorers comes to life today on a guided walking tour of this historic locale. Later, leave the modern world far behind during a visit to a re-created 19th-century Dutch village.   Today offers you a chance to discover the Netherlands’ maritime history, with visits to two historic towns linked to the Dutch East India Company (which dominated Europe’s trade with Asia for centuries), and to learn a little about the daily lives of the seafaring Dutch in the 19th century.




Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies.

Other amenities include generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options, bottled water, and a safe. Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, and bathrobes and slippers.

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, robes and slippers, iPod® docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors, fully stocked mini bar, bottle of wine upon arrival, in-suite morning coffee and tea service, full breakfast menu, free shoe shine and laundry service, Hermés bath products, and one-per-person in-suite well-being treatment.



Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies.

Other amenities include generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options, bottled water, and a safe. Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, and bathrobes and slippers.

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, robes and slippers, iPod® docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas, bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors, fully stocked mini bar, bottle of wine upon arrival, in-suite morning coffee and tea service, full breakfast menu, free shoe shine and laundry service, Hermés bath products, and one-per-person in-suite well-being treatment.


River Princess

River Princess

The striking lobby of the stunning River Princess sets the tone for your journey. Throughout the River Princess, you will find inspiring art and fine furnishings. Rich jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and a blend of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance for you to enjoy while cruising onboard the River Princess.

On the River Princess, you’ll find beauty and comfort at every turn. Upon arrival, you’ll enter an impressive two-story lobby, just steps from the charming and spacious Europa Lounge. Travel from one exciting destination to the next in the comfort of exquisitely upholstered chairs and sofas, while you enjoy expansive views of the ever-changing scenery. Join friends in the Lounge for a cocktail from our full-service bar, dance the night away or enjoy our nightly entertainment.

The breathtaking Panorama Restaurant, lined with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, offers elegant dining during a single luxurious seating. For a more intimate setting, the cozy Club Lounge provides soft chairs, sofas and game tables.

The Patio Lounge offers a more casual area with rattan chairs and tables. Early morning coffee is served here. The Sky Lounge, on the top deck, offers a pleasant glass-sheltered area with tables and comfortable chairs.

On the Sun Deck, you can view the passing scenery regardless of the weather. With plenty of deck chairs and umbrellas, it’s a great place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing.


Features and Amenities:

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites
have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in highthread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European doonas, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies.

Stateroom and suite amenities include:
generous builtin wardrobes, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, infotainment centre with flat-screen TV and complimentary film and entertainment options, bottled water, and safe

Marble bathrooms include:
L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including:
daily fruit and biscuit plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; slippers; private DVD; iPod® docking station; Nespresso coffee machine; bathroom towel warmers; refrigerator; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; continental breakfast; shoe shine; and free laundry service.

Public areas include:
Main Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor, Captain’s Lounge with library and full-service bar, patio lounge, sky lounge, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness centre, sauna, Serenity River Spa, boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and lift

Additional ship amenities include:
24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage  
Star Rating  
Size/Style of Ship Small/River
Entered Service 2001 Refurbished – 2011
Registry  
Former Name N/A
Length 110 metres
Beam 11.4 metres
Draft 1.2 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers  
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 20
Passenger Capacity (twin) 132
Crew  
Nationality of Officers British/European
Nationality of Crew International
Total Cabins 66
Total Inside cabins  
Total Outside cabins 66
Suites 4
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins  
Passenger Decks 4
Cabin Electricity 220v
Elevators Yes
Self-Service Laundry Yes
Onboard Currency (subject to change) Euro


River Princess


Uniworld

Whether you've visited Europe once or a dozen times, you haven't really experienced the best of Europe until you've sailed with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Uniworld offers an exceptional vacation experience free of the stresses associated with today's travel. It combines the pleasure of discovering the multitude of charms and landmarks of different destinations with the same exquisite accommodations, award-winning hospitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Uniworld, the pioneer in elegant river cruising, has been cruising the waterways of the world for more than 30 years. A Uniworld Boutique River Cruise combines the charms and landmarks of different des tinations with exquisite accommodation, award-winning hos pitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Cruise the historic waterways of Europe, Russia, Egypt, China and Vietnam & Cambodia.

Why Uniworld?

Uniworld offers the highest level of comfort, quality and service in river cruising with an unparalleled variety of vacation choices. You’ll cherish this world of benefits designed just for you. CHOICE  

  • Over 500 departures
  • More than 40 itineraries
  • Sail 12 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers
  • Choose from over 20 countries throughout Europe, China, Egypt and Russia

  QUALITY  

  • Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”
  • Condé Nast Traveller's “Gold List”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Cruise Poll Winner for “Top Small Cruise Ships”
  • Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Award for “World’s Top 10 Small Cruise Lines

  HOSPITALITY  

  • Over 98% guest service satisfaction rates
  • One crew member for every three guests
  • Professionally trained all English-speaking staff
  • Condé Nast “Gold List” winners with highest honours in hospitality
  • Meet and Greet transfers on arrival and departure days

  COMFORT  

  • Staterooms offer beautiful river views, modern amenities and luxury hotel-style beds
  • Meals prepared with the regions’ freshest ingredients by a gourmet culinary staff
  • Intimate ambiance of 130 guests on average
  • Local English-speaking experts leading shore excursions to the hidden treasures of each port

 

Six Star Experience

Uniworld’s “Six-Star Experience” represents our core value: delivering the highest standards of EXCELLENCE in the six most important aspects of luxury river cruising. EXPERTISE—As a luxury river cruise line, Uniworld handles all aspects of our onboard operations— nautical, hospitality, and culinary. And with the synergy Uniworld shares with their award-winning sister company Red Carnation Hotels, which has over 50 years of experience owning and operating luxury boutique hotels, they have created the world’s ONLY floating luxury boutique hotels. SERVICE—“No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo of the Uniworld staff, who go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for their guests. LUXURIOUS SHIPS UNIQUELY DESIGNED—Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed river cruise ships are each a work of art, designed to be as unique as our guests, and as inspiring as the destinations they visit. CULINARY—Uniworld has crafted a culinary experience for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest’s dining experience exceeds their expectations. With every meal onboard, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. CHOICE—Uniworld offers more European itineraries than any other river cruise line, and more options for guests to personalize their Uniworld river cruise with innovative onshore programs, including “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” and “Gentle Walking” options. TRULY ALL INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING—Uniworld’s true all-inclusive European river cruises are perfectly planned to create the ultimate, stress-free, luxury river cruise experience.

Dining Experience

Uniworld has crafted a culinary program for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest's river cruise dining experience exceeds expectations. Menus honour regional and seasonal specialties, in addition to offering old-fashioned comfort foods and lighter fare. You'll delight in the wonderful flavours of impeccably prepared meals on our river cruises by our culinary team using the freshest ingredients from farmers' markets and other local sources. And with every meal, be treated to a rich selection of craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers. EPICUREAN ADVENTURER PROGRAM™ Uniworld offers lovers of good food, craft beer, and wine the exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which is included at no extra charge in your cruise fare. This program is designed to take you deeper into the wonderful world of craft beer and wine, and expand your knowledge of its relationship with food. The Epicurean Adventurer Program is offered on 17 itineraries and includes a host of sumptuous treats.  

  • Savour different wines poured throughout the course of dinner during a special wine and food pairing event
  • Partake in an onboard culinary demonstration and tasting
  • Be treated to a private wine tasting onshore—only available to Uniworld guests