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Cruise Information

Your European river cruise explores breathtaking springtime scenery, as well as the amazing diversity of original beer styles in Belgium and the booming beer scene in Holland. This Tulip Time river cruise for beer enthusiasts begins in Amsterdam. This 700-year-old city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore. You’ll sail through Rotterdam’s harbor, said to be the world’s busiest port, visit the incredible Keukenhof garden—known as the “Garden of Europe.” If available, you may also choose an excursion to the city of Gouda, famous for its cheese and other specialties.

Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. Later, get to know the famous Belgian beer in a local brewery. In Ghent, Belgium take a canal boat tour which will take you to a local brewery to learn how the local beer is produced.

You’ll visit Middelburg, Holland—a historically important trading city—and see its gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the 6-mile-long Delta Works barrier, constructed after the floods of 1953.

This beautiful and historic springtime Holland river cruise vacation concludes with more time to explore Amsterdam, including a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes from Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” You’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious Dutch beers, and a knowledgeable Beer Expert will cruise with you to provide lectures, beer-tasting, and food and beer pairings for a memorable Holland and Belgium River cruise experience.

Pricing starts at 
Category D, E$2,348 per person
Category A, B, P$3,298 per person
Category Royal Suite$4,348 per person

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.

River cruise prices are river cruise only, port charges are $182 per person. The price listed does not include airfare, taxes, or fees. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional surcharges, and luggage fees may apply


Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):
Onboard welcome reception 


Day 2 Rotterdam:
Half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; harbor cruise in Rotterdam; onboard beer tasting 


Day 3 Antwerp:
Guided sightseeing with brewery visit 


Day 4 Ghent:
Canal boat tour with brewery visit 


Day 5 Middelburg–Veere:
Guided walk in Middelburg; excursion to the Delta Works; onboard food & beer pairing dinner 


Day 6 Willemstad:
Guided walking tour; beer & cheese tasting on board 


Day 7 Amsterdam:
Choice of guided visit to Flower Auction or canal cruise and beer experience 


Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
Your cruise ends this morning

Ship Information

Ship: Avalon Panorama

A brand new kind of ship, the Avalon Panorama set sail in 2011, taking inspired design to a whole new level. A unique 'Suite Ship', the Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry - with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. As you cruise along Europe's finest rivers - the Danube, Rhine, or Main - enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama Suite is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include an Internet corner and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, an expanded fitness center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Open-Air Bistro. There's no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.