WW1 Battlefields of France & Belgium

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 18 Mar 2020
  • Sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ship MS AmaVenita
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1425707‍
  • Voyage code ‍20031881101‍

Your Itinerary

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Wed 18 Mar 2020

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury river ship for your 14 night all-inclusive river cruise (D)

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Thu 19 Mar 2020

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Freedom of Choice - Admire the canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th century homes, churches and merchant houses. Or, for gourmet lovers enjoy a culinary journey through Jordaan and visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner (B,L,D)

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Rotterdam, Netherlands Fri 20 Mar 2020

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Freedom of Choice - Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building & the Peace Palace. Or, visit the cheese mecca of Gouda to sample the regions finest Afterwards, discover Rotterdam on a guided tour (B,L,D)

Windmills at Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Kinderdijk - Willemstad, Netherlands Sat 21 Mar 2020

Windmills at Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for its concentration of 18th century windmills

Signature Experience - Stop in Willemstad for an incredible private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands (B,L,D)

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Bruinisse - Delta Works, Netherlands Sun 22 Mar 2020

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Cruise into the region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, a series of flood protection systems including storm surge barriers that took more than 30 years to complete (B,L,D)

Center of Ghent, embankment Graslei at night

Ghent, Belgium Mon 23 Mar 2020

Center of Ghent, embankment Graslei at night

Freedom of Choice - Explore the Somme Battlefields, including Thiepval Memorial and John Monash Centre. Alternatively, enjoy a guided discovery of Ghent, including a canal cruise (B,L,D)

Center of Ghent, embankment Graslei at night

Ghent, Belgium Tue 24 Mar 2020

Center of Ghent, embankment Graslei at night

Freedom of Choice - Experience a full day visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. You will also have the opportunity to view The Last Post at Menin Gate. Alternatively, enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including Markt Plaza and Belfry (B,L,D)

Center of Ghent, embankment Graslei at night

Ghent, Belgium Wed 25 Mar 2020

Center of Ghent, embankment Graslei at night

The canal-side architecture offers numerous medieval and classical wonders. Take one of the on board bikes out and explore the town (B,L,D)

Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium Thu 26 Mar 2020

Antwerp

Join a culinary walk to sample Belgium’s renowned waffles and chocolate

★Anzac Day Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux★

On 17 April departure, you have the incredible opportunity to attend the very moving Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers- Bretonneux. This day commemorates the anniversary of the victory at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux (B,L,D)

Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium Fri 27 Mar 2020

Antwerp

A visit to the Belgium battlefields takes you to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele (B,L,D)

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Maastricht, Netherlands Sat 28 Mar 2020

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Signature Experience - Savour a Michelinstarred lunch at Château Neercanne, which commands impressive vistas across the Jeker Valley from its terraces

Later, tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture (B,L,D)

Nijmegen

Nijmegen, Netherlands Sun 29 Mar 2020

Nijmegen

Freedom of Choice - Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum showcasing masterpieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Alternatively, pay your respects at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, where more than 1,500 Commonwealth World War II soldiers are buried (B,L,D)

Dutch windmill, Arnhem

Arnhem, Netherlands Mon 30 Mar 2020

Dutch windmill, Arnhem

Freedom of Choice - Visit the Airborne Museum, which depicts the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Or, discover the Netherlands Open Air Museum where a number of Dutch houses, farms and windmills have been expertly recreated to appear as they were centuries ago (B,L,D)

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Tue 31 Mar 2020

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Visit the Keukenhof Gardens and admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips. Tonight, sit down to the captain’s farewell dinner (B,L,D)

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Disembark the ship Wed 01 Apr 2020

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

After breakfast, disembark the ship (B)

What's included *

  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 22nd July 2019 and receive a FREE M&S Gift Card worth up to £150

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Twin Window

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Twin Window Suites are among the largest entry-level suite categories on Europe's rivers. Featuring twin windows, they offer the comfort, size, amenities and sophistication of Panoramic Balcony Suites.

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Twin Balcony Suite

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Twin Balcony Suites feature both a Panoramic Balcony and an Outside Balcony. With enhanced floor space, the style and design of these exclusive suites cannot be equaled.

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Royal Suite

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These suites are the perfect choice for those seeking the next level in cruising style and elegance, with two private balconies; a Panoramic Balcony and an Outside Balcony.

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Owner's Suite +

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Retreat to unimaginable luxury in your Owner’s Suite+. Measuring a huge 350 square feet, they present both a Panoramic Balcony and a large Outside Balcony.

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Panoramic Balcony Suite

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Featured in almost all of our suites, our Panoramic Balcony Suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open. This transforms your indoor seating area into an enclosed balcony, offering fresh air and unimpeded views of Europe’s waterways.

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The Ship - MS AmaVenita

Leading the way in luxury and comfort, Concerto River Ships represent a revolution in ship design. They are the grandest ships on Europe’s rivers and present a wealth of exclusive facilities and suites. Concerto River Ships are the only ships in Europe that present Twin Balcony Suites, featuring a large Outside Balcony and a Panoramic Balcony. The high staff-to-guest ratio onboard means you will experience incredible standards of service from APT.

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