AMSTERDAM MINI CRUISE BREAK FEATURING
THEA GILMORE, TRACK DOGS
& STEVE KNIGHTLEY
29 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2024
Thea Gilmore is a British female singer-songwriter and has been described as the “most coherent, literate and charged British songwriter of her generation” by Mojo Magazine. Having released more than twenty albums, with three top 40 entries on the UK Album Chart and one on the UK Singles Chart. Her first album as 'Afterlight' was released on 15 October 2021.
Following her first appearance with Harmony Voyages on our Danube cruise in 2022 Thea has since written and performed the acclaimed song "She Speaks in Colours" for BBC radio2's 21st Century Folk project and we are delighted to welcome her back for another performance, this time in Amsterdam.
Steve is taking a breather from the Show of Hands ‘Full Circle’ tour with Phil Beer, to join the Harmony Voyages gang in Amsterdam. Expect musical fireworks as he reunites with his longtime friends, the Track Dogs. During his solo show, Steve will also be accompanied by the exceptional Berlin-based American fiddle virtuoso, Bennet Cerven.Irish American roots quartet Track Dogs will bring their incredible voices along with cajon, banjo, guitar, trumpet and mandolin creating a unique and dynamic fusion of folk, Latin, Americana and bluegrass which will definitely get you up dancing.
4 nights onboard the 5 star MS Amadeus Imperial
- Evening sailing to Rotterdam
Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view
Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner onboard
Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options*), afternoon tea and late-night snack *
- Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
Welcome Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Farewell Dinner
Services of your onboard Harmony Voyages Tour Manager and an experienced English-speaking Cruise Director
In-stateroom infotainment center
On board fitness centre
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout including cabins
Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for use on optional excursions
All local taxes & port charges
*All dietary requirements can be catered for, however please do let us know in advance of your cruise
Friday 29 March
Check in from 3pm and relax aboard the Amadeus Imperial. Passengers arriving by coach, enjoy an included canal boat tour and city tour. Spend the afternoon at your leisure settling into your cabin or taking in the sights of Amsterdam. After settling in to your cabin, join us in the bar for a introduction from your Harmony Voyages Tour Manager.
Dinner on board is at 7pm, with wine, beer & soft drinks included. After dinner relax in the lounge or explore Amsterdam by night.
Saturday 30 March
Following a delicious breakfast on board you can enjoy free time in Amsterdam visiting the many and varied places of interest, or join our excursions: A Dutch trip to Waterland and an Amsterdam City Tour with canal cruise.
A Dutch Trip To Waterland
Depart Amsterdam and take a drive through the Dutch Polder landscape to the old fishing village of Volendam, built on the shore of the former Zuiderzee. The Volendam houses are built very close together, forming the typical neighbourhoods of the town. Take a stroll through the old village and see people still dressed in traditional costumes. Board your coach and drive out of Volendam and into the countryside to visit a local cheese farm. Learn how Dutch cheese is made and sample the local product. On your way back to the ship, enjoy a short walk through the quaint village of Edam (if the time allows), famous for its cheese. Given the narrow streets of the village, the tour continues on foot to see the Carillon tower, once part of a church that was destroyed in the 19th century. Walk to the cheese-weighing house and the Dam with its 18th century town hall.
Duration: approx. 5 hrs
Founded as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age as a result of its innovative developments in trade. Today, the city has one of the largest historic centres in Europe, with about 7,500 registered historic buildings. The street pattern is largely unchanged since the 19th century and the centre consists of 90 islands, linked by 400 bridges. On the city tour through the Dutch metropolis, you will see the Royal Palace, numerous canals and the Museum Quarter. The tour is by coach, with a stop to stroll along the flower market. As there is no better way to see the city than cruising on the water, the tour will end by a canal cruise boat trip.
Duration approx. 4 hours
By 7pm it's all aboard for dinner followed by the first concert in the lounge after dinner. We will remain in Amsterdam overnight.
Sunday 31 March
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board followed by a day at leisure in Amsterdam or an optional excursion - a trip to Keukenhof Gardens. Once again dinner will be at 7pm followed by the second concert of this trip. During the evening we depart Amsterdam and sail for Rotterdam.
Visit To The Keukenhof Flower GardensDuring this excursion you will see one of Europe's largest garden displays, the Keukenhof Gardens, which is located close to Amsterdam. This park, with its art, royal flair and creative diversity attracts over a million visitors each year. Seven million tulips, narcissi and hyacinths form a colourful carpet of blooms. Numerous sculpture also lurk between the flower beds as harmony between art and nature is a major feature of this park.
Duration approx. 5 hours
Monday 1 April
Take today to explore Rotterdam at your leisure or take adventage of two excursions we have planned for today: Walking tour of Delft and landmarks and a Rotterdam Harbour Cruise. Evening brings your final concert of this trip. During the evening we depart Rotterdam and sail for Amsterdam.
Duration approx. 4 hours
Tuesday 2 April
Following a leisurely breakfast on board all passengers should disembark by 10am
The AMADEUS Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience. This ship has retained the popular concept of spaciousness, sophisticated design and first-class interiors for which the AMADEUS fleet is renowned. The AMADEUS Imperial offers its 168 passengers a total of 72 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS suites in total. The highlight of this ship is the newly designed atrium on board with its sunning reception and large staircase.
AMADEUS Suite (284.2ft²) with walk-out exterior balconyComfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Cabin A-1 (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic windowSpacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Cabin B-1 (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic windowSpacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Cabin B-4 (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic windowSpacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Cabin C-1 (172.2ft²) with panoramic windowSpacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Cabin C-4 (172.2ft²) with panoramic windowSpacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Prices are per person and do not include transport to/from Amsterdam. The ship will be moored close to Central station in Amsterdam, which is very easily accessed from the airport by train. If you require a transfer from the airport to the ship please contact us for a personal quotation. The Harmony Voyages coach will operate from various locations in the UK to the ship including one overnight in Bruges enroute. (see 'getting there') Coach option add on - £209 / £259 (solo occupancy)
A deposit of £100pp is required to secure your booking.
|Cabin Grade||Deck||Price per person|
|B1 - Solo occupancy||Strauss Deck||£1,849|
|B4||Strauss Deck||£1,089 - SOLD OUT|
|C1 - Solo occupancy||Haydn Deck||£1,269|
Enhance your Amsterdam cruise holiday with a choice of carefully curated selection of inspiring excursions and adventures! Our excursions can be booked with us in advance to ensure your place, or on board if you would rather keep your itinerary flexible. Booked excursions include a packed lunch. Excursions are subject to a minimum number of bookings and may be cancelled if there is not enough interest.
|EXCURSION||PRICE PER PERSON|
|A Dutch trip to Waterland||£50|
|Amsterdam with canal trip and flower market||£59|
|Visit to the Keufenhof Flower Gardens||£87|
|Walking tour of Delft and landmarks||£44|
|Rotterdam Harbour Cruise||£62|
|Package Booking Discount 15%||£225 (save £45)|
There a few different options to consider when planning your journey to Amsterdam.
You can fly from most major UK airports, rail options available from London to Amsterdam, you can self-drive, or if you're looking for something a little different, why not enhance your holiday with a Coach to Cruise transfer?
COACH TO CRUISE WITH HARMONY VOYAGES
Hostess service on board
Regular, off-motorway comfort breaks
Comfortable 4* hotels
1 overnight B&B stay pre-cruise in Bruges
Outbound journey – visit to Ypres
Additional sightseeing opportunities to enhance your cruise holiday
Forget about long queues at the airport, pulling heavy suitcases, frustrating flight delays - why not extend your cruise holiday, sit back and unwind on board our luxury coach and take in some of the most sought-after sights, enjoying many beautiful towns along the route.
Once your suitcase is loaded, no need to remove liquids, electrical items or empty your pockets, board the coach, relax and enjoy your land tour to the ship. Let your driver do the hard work whilst you sit back with a cuppa or a glass of something cold, as you travel through the beautiful French countryside. Please note times given below are approximate.
Thursday 28 March
Depart Manchester Airport 06:00 /Birmingham Airport *09:00 /London Heathrow *11:00 with motorway service pick-ups on request.
Arrive in Dover for a lunchtime channel crossing to France. Once on the continent we cross into Belgium and make our way to the Flemish town of Bruges and stay there overnight. Time to explore Bruges and understand why it is referred to as Venice of the North.
Friday 29 March
Departing after 09:00 we travel to Amsterdam for an included canal boat tour of the city and visit to a diamond polishing house. We re-board the coach at the diamond house to make the short journey to the cruise terminal and embarkation of your ship. Once on-board, get settled in and meet your fellow travellers in the lounge bar before dinner.
Tuesday 2 April
After we disembark this morning we will make a short visit to Ypres before we head back home. Ypres is known for the fierce battles that were fought in WW1 and the many souls lost. British soldiers once marched through the Menin Gate to defend the Ypres Salient and it is now dedicated to their memory. There will be time for lunch before our late-afternoon sailing as we then continue back to our original pick up points where we are due to arrive later this evening.
Price per person sharing a twin/double: £209.00
Price per person sole occupancy: £259.00
TRAVEL BY TRAIN
Embark on an incredible journey with our Eurostar and Cruise package, offering you the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation. Discover the captivating city of Amsterdam, indulge in an amazing river cruise experience, and return to London in style. Travel comfortably to Amsterdam where you will stay overnight in a well-appointed 4* hotel. Enjoy a a day of leisure in Amsterdam before making your way to your cruise ship. On return make your way to Centraal station to embark your Eurostar back to London. Ask for more information and prices.
To get to the port from Centraal station simply take a local taxi to the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, take a 15 minute walk or take tramcar 26 direction ljburg and get off at Muziekgebouw Bimhui. Walk four minutes to cruise port.
We look after you every step of the way
We are a small experienced team who look after you from first enquiry, right through to the end of your holiday. The same people who help you with your booking, will be in the resort or on the cruise to look after you. We are extremely proud of the personal service that we provide and when you need to get in touch, there are no call centres or chatbots, just the same people you've always being dealing with. Need help with flights, care hire or extra nights? ...we are just a phone call away.