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Enjoy five nights on board the sleek ship Borealis, exploring two culture-packed cities and enjoying onboard talks and activities

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands and discover Amsterdam's cultural highlights on this five-night cruise.

You'll set sail from Newcastle and cruise along the Noordzeekanaal, Amsterdam's direct link to the North Sea. Along the banks of this important waterway you'll spot fascinating fortifications from World War Two, huge power plants, serene beaches and sprawling nature reserves.

At the end of the Noordzeekanaal you'll arrive in Amsterdam, the Netherland's vibrant capital. Explore this much loved city, renowned for its peaceful canals, perfect for exploring by boat. Alternatively, you might choose to take in the sights of the city and its surrounding countryside by bike.

You'll spend two days in Amsterdam, giving you plenty of time to enjoy its world-famous museums, including Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank's House.

In Rotterdam, you'll find yourself perfectly positioned to visit Kinderdijk, famous for its iconic windmills designed to protect the land from flooding.

Indulge in local delicacies such as Stroopwafels, Bitterballen, and the celebrated cheeses of Gouda and Edam. Each destination offers a deep dive into the local art scene, from admiring the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh to touring the Royal Delft pottery factory, where you can watch artists demonstrate their hand-painting techniques.

You'll be sailing on the stylish and well-equipped Borealis, a modern ship with everything you'll need for a relaxing few days at sea. There'll be plenty of time to enjoy the onboard facilities, including an all-season pool, a spa, a stunning viewing observatory, and a selecting of elegant lounges, bars, elegant restaurants.

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Price includes

  • £75pp onboard spend, exclusively for our readers
  • Five nights onboard Borealis
  • All meals on board with a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as casual dining options
  • Late night Supper Club and Afternoon Tea
  • Self-service tea and coffee and In-cabin dining and snacks
  • Evening shows including live music and dancing
  • Onboard activities including dance classes, lectures and talks, cookery demonstrations, games and quizzes
  • Use of the onboard swimming pools, Jacuzzis, fitness centre

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, May 2, 2025
To
Wed, Wed, May 7, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£749*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing an interior cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Fred. Olsen Cruises.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Newcastle, UK
    Newcastle, United Kingdom

    Today you'll make your way to Newcastle, where you'll board your home-from-home for the next five nights, the stylish ship Borealis.

    You'll depart from Newcastle in the early evening and set sail for the Netherlands. While at sea, take some time to get to know your ship's facilities, which include several lounges, bars, restaurants and wide-open deck spaces as well as a swimming pool and two Jacuzzis.

  2. Day
    2
    The North Sea Canal
    North Sea, United Kingdom

    Today you'll cruise into the North Sea Canal, or Noordzeekanaal, Amsterdam's direct link to the North Sea and one of the country's busiest and most important shipping lanes.

    Despite its industrial importance, there's a lot more to this winding waterway than just container ships.

    Along the banks of the 16-mile-long canal - from the mouth at Ijmuiden, to the end in Amsterdam - you'll spot several interesting fortifications from World War Two, huge power plants, beaches and nature reserves.

  3. Day
    3
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Today you'll explore Amsterdam, the famous city of canals and bikes.

    Historic Amsterdam is a network of waterways lined with elegant merchant homes, museums and friendly cafés.

    The iconic Canal Ring is best explored by glass-topped boat, passing significant monuments and seeing the city from a different perspective.

    You may also choose to visit the poignant Anne Frank House, where Anne and her family hid from the Germans during the Second World War.

  4. Day
    4
    Rotterdam
    Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Today you'll sail into Rotterdam, the Netherlands' second largest city. Rotterdam has a diverse community, a captivating maritime history, and an abundance of excellent museums to explore.

    When you arrive, you will find the city is an open air exhibition of fantastic futuristic architecture. This modern architecture is a result of the destruction of large parts of the city during World War II.

  5. Day
    5
    Day at sea
    North Sea, United Kingdom

    Today you'll spend a full day at sea, giving you plenty of opportunity to make the most of the fabulous facilities on board Borealis.

    Perhaps you'll head to the Observatory, to hear commentary from onboard experts, or kick back in the Atlantis Spa, where there's a range of luxurious treatments to choose from.

    In the evening, enjoy your final dinner on board with your fellow travellers, a good chance to reflect on the adventures of the previous few days.

  6. Day
    6
    Newcastle
    Newcastle, United Kingdom

    You'll arrive back in Newcastle early this morning, where your Dutch adventure comes to an end.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, May 2, 2025
To
Wed, Wed, May 7, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£749*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing an interior cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Fred. Olsen Cruises.

Call now to book 02039934304
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