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The best of Holland
Set sail on a tranquil, round-trip cruise from Amsterdam to witness the stunning colours of Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million spring-flowering bulbs light up the landscape. You'll also make calls at Hoorn, Lelystad and Zaandam as you navigate the waters of reclaimed Lake Markermeer, and have the chance to visit the former palace of the Dutch royal family.
Life on board Olympia
There's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.
What The Price Includes
- Return coach travel from Dover or Ashford
- Three nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
- Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea, coffee and cake, and late-night snacks
- Calls at Hoorn and Zaandam
- A half-day excursion to the renowned Keukenhof Gardens
- On-board English commentary
- On-board entertainment
- Luggage porterage
- The services of a friendly, professional crew
- The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager
All prices are per person and based on two sharing
Single cabins are available for a supplement
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.
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Join our coach at the port before boarding the ferry and crossing the Channel to Amsterdam. Embark Olympia in the Dutch capital and enjoy dinner and a leisurely evening on board, before she slips off early the following morning out into the shallow waters of the Markermeer.
Explore the delightful streets of Hoorn, a town packed with trading history dating back to the 17th Century. Continue to Lelystad, famous for its replica of Batavia, a merchant ship used by the Dutch East India Company. This afternoon, opt to join an excursion to Het Loo Palace, the grand former residence of the Dutch royal family, which boasts magnificent Dutch Baroque architecture.
Later, Olympia sails on to Zaandam, known for its painted houses and attractive windmills that became frequent subjects in a series of paintings by Claude Monet.
Today, witness the magnificent sight of seven million bulbs in bloom as you visit Keukenhof Gardens. This renowned floral display features a total of 800 varieties of tulip and spans 32 hectares. Enjoy a morning stroll through the multi-coloured gardens or a take boat ride along the waterway that winds through the grounds.
Rejoin the ship in Amsterdam, and choose to spend your final evening relaxing on board or joining the optional cheese and wine cruise as you drift along the city's famous canals.
Say goodbye to Olympia today, and begin your coach journey home.
Flexible joining options
Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.
Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.
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.
Pre-paid drinks package
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.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
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.
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.
Optional shore excursions
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.
*This offer applies to new bookings made between 24th February and 17th March 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.