Travel to Amsterdam via Brussels by high-speed Eurostar, then the efficient regional rail network, from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International station, and embark Olympia. This evening, enjoy dinner before the ship slips away from the dock and makes the short journey out into the Markermeer to her first stop - Hoorn.
Wander the pretty streets of Hoorn before Olympia crosses the inland sea again and stop at Lelystad. This afternoon's optional excursion takes in the garden city of Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, former Dutch royal residence.
Afterwards Olympia heads back across the Markermeer and past Amsterdam's ancient heart to stop in Zaandam, where Tsar Peter the Great once lived disguised as a humble ship-builder, and whose windmills and colourful houses were once subjects for impressionist Claude Monet.
This morning's unforgettable included excursion is to the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, where some seven-million flowers carpet the ground in a breathtaking display. Wander this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the restaurants and cafes, or take a boat ride (payable locally) through the stunning gardens.
Rejoin Olympia in Amsterdam, and spend a final afternoon and evening on board. Alternatively, join our optional Amsterdam canal cruise - perhaps the best way to see the sights of the city and round off your time in Holland.
Disembark in Amsterdam, leaving Olympia behind this morning, and transfer back to the station to begin your rail journey home.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.
Optional shore excursions
Spend just £17.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.
Pre-paid drinks package
Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.
The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.