DPP Travel

DPP Travel

AMA Tulip Time 2023 - 40466

Apr 24, 2023 to May 1, 2023
Amsterdam

Celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive. Experience Amsterdam’s colorful canals, the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills, and the art of Rubens and Michelangelo. Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of Bruges, Middelburg, and Ghent. Throughout your journey indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles, and delicious cheeses—all while savoring the storybook atmosphere of the region.
COUNTRIES: BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
RIVERS: DUTCH AND BELGIAN WATERWAys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will be cruising on the AMASerena; you may view the deck plans and ship information HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Any bookings will receive a $250 per person discount.
All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. 
When you fill out the credit card authorization form, permit DPP Travel to charge your deposit for the cruise sailing. Your card will not automatically be charged; you are simply allowing the charge to take place. 
You will receive an additional invoice for our service fee mentioned below. 
 

 

What's included:

 
SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library, and English language TV stations
Mini-fridge, desk, and sitting area
Bottled water replenished daily
 
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both onboard and onshore.
Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
Internet and Wi-Fi access
Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
Fitness room, massage services, and hair salon
Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
 
AWARD-WINNING DINING
All onboard dining in a variety of venues
Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
Unlimited fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks
Tapas, snacks, and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
 
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Immersive tours in every destination
Gentle, regular, active, and late-riser tour options
Bike tours and hikes
Special Interest Tours
Knowledgeable guides
Personal headset for easy exploration
Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance (please accept or decline below)
  2. Pre or post-stay, but you may add those; please see the pricing page for details and costs.
  3. Airfare isn't included but may be purchased through AMA Waterways or on your own.
  4. Transfers, but may be purchased at an additional cost
  5. Gratuities, but may be added to your cruise fare
 

Itinerary:

  • 7-NIGHT CRUISE or
    7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS AMSTERDAM PRE-CRUISE
    AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM

    DAY 1
    ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION
    Embark your ship in Amsterdam for your 7-night cruise. (D)

    DAY 2
    AMSTERDAM – HOORN
    Enjoy a scenic cruise through the IJsselmeer to Hoorn, where you have a choice of four excursions. Visit a family-run tulip farm with over one million tulips, each in different phases of growth and in many species and colors. For those seeking to travel back in time, you can go on a walking tour in Hoorn or visit the Zuiderzee Museum, providing insight into the maritime culture and history of the lively Zuiderzee region. And for more active adventurers, go for a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside. (B,L,D)


    DAY 3
    MIDDELBURG
    After enjoying a scenic cruise through the Delta, you can explore medieval Middelburg, which was the second-largest trading city of the Dutch East India Company. Or, if you feel like exploring the city on two wheels, a guided bike ride is a perfect choice. Alternatively, you may discover the intriguing history of how the Delta Works, a unique storm surge barrier, came to be while visiting the Flood Museum. More than half of the Netherlands lies below sea level and the Delta Works were built to prevent a recurrence of the 1953 flood disaster. (B,L,D)


    DAY 4
    GHENT, BELGIUM
    There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. For those who wish to discover two medieval cities, Ghent and Bruges, you’ll wish to go on a highlights tour. Admire Ghent’s canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and Ghent Cathedral, and then visit Bruges, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Alternatively, you may go on a full-day excursion to Bruges, which includes a visit to the Church of Our Lady, home to the beautiful Carrara marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo. Those more inclined to learn about the art of Belgian chocolate making can join a master chocolatier as he shares his insights. And for those who wish to enjoy more free time, join a walking tour of Ghent, followed by leisure time. (B,L,D)


    DAY 5
    ANTWERP
    Explore this trendy city on a walking tour where you’ll see Antwerp’s Steen Castle, Grote Market, and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. For a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Or you can visit the Rubens House, the former home of the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque painter. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Foodies will want to go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles, and beer. Flower lovers and gardeners can roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)


    DAY 6
    ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – KINDERDIJK - SCHOONHOVEN
    During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the "Gateway to Europe,” and taste local specialties. Or visit Delfshaven, where, on August 1, 1620, the Pilgrim fathers departed on their epic journey aboard the Speedwell. Stopping in Southampton, many then boarded the Mayflower and concluded their journey at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. Alternatively, go on an excursion to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware, and the Royal House. While here, you’ll visit the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum. If you prefer a more active adventure, then go on a bike ride through Rotterdam and past some of its famous landmarks and architecture. In the afternoon, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. You may also pedal past the windmills from the seat of a bike. (B,L,D)


    DAY 7
    AMSTERDAM
    One of the most impressive public gardens in the world, Keukenhof, presents a spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips spread out over 70 acres. Spend time ambling through this legendary garden, open only nine weeks a year and sometimes referred to as the "Garden of Europe." Later in the day, admire Amsterdam’s historic harbor and canals, where you’ll see beautiful homes lining the water and the fabled Skinny Bridge. (B,L,D)


    DAY 8
    DISEMBARKATION – DEPART AMSTERDAM
    Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

 
**(B,L,D)= B-breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner included

Cancellation policy:

Deposit:
Each person traveling requires a deposit of $400 at the time of booking. The deposit is refundable within six days of a booking; after seven days, you will receive half the deposit back. 
**When you accept or decline travel insurance, we will review the cancellation terms with you; as each policy is different, we can't make a blanket statement on refunds.** See below Terms & Conditions
 
PLEASE NOTE:
There is a $250 per booking non-refundable planning fee charge; this will be invoiced separately from your deposit and must be paid before moving forward with any travel plans. This is a fee charged by DPP Travel; you can read more about our services here.
 
Terms & Conditions:
Prices are per person, U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room unless indicated otherwise. | Single rates are available for the cruise-only, at a supplement of plus-50% for standard rooms, plus-100% for other rooms, such as deluxe rooms and suites. | Single rates for land are available at a supplement. | Please see individual itineraries for the amount of the supplement. | Pricing accuracy is assured only at the time of printing. | If any of the cost factors increases, such as airfare, port or dock charges, fuel, insurance, taxes, surcharges, or others, we reserve the right to increase cruise or cruise tour prices without notice.
 
Cancellation Policy: For any cruise/land booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full, including air packages, the following travel agent or guest-requested situations are considered cancellations and penalties will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing. For all air-inclusive packages canceled after the issuance of an airline ticket, the air portion of the refund, if any, will be processed only after the return of the airline ticket. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received before departure up to the scheduled departure time.
 
Cancellation received | Following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure) 121 days or more is $200 per person | 120-90 days is $400 per person | 89-60 days is 35% of total fare | 59-30 days is 50% of total fare | 29-7 days is 80% of total fare | six days before sailing is 100% cancellation. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land, or air component purchased from AmaWaterways. All air purchased through AmaWaterways has a cancellation penalty of $350 per person for Economy and $600 per person for Business class. In the event you purchase a non-refundable ticket, the full Fare is under penalty.
 
*Certain airline tickets, including all intra-Asia Flights within 90 days of departure and published price tickets, are 100% non-refundable. Penalty rates shown are for flight arrangements deposited/booked from July 1, 2014, onward. Except as otherwise provided in your Passenger Ticket Contract, there is no refund for unused services or unused portions of cruise, cruise/tour, or airfare after travel begins.
 
 
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Available Packages

Category C-French Balcony- per person cost
Available until January 24, 2023

$4,808.00
Deposit: $400.00

  • Violin & Cello Deck, 170 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows, and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hairdryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies, and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Category BB-French & Outside Balcony- per person cost
Available until January 24, 2023

$5,308.00
Deposit: $400.00

  • Cello Deck, 210 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows, and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hairdryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies, and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Category BA-French & Outside Balcony- per person cost
Available until January 24, 2023

$5,608.00
Deposit: $400.00

  • Violin Deck, 210 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows, and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hairdryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies, and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Category AB-French & Outside Balcony- per person cost
Available until January 24, 2023

$5,808.00
Deposit: $400.00

  • Cello Deck, 235 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows, and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hairdryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies, and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Category AA- French & Outside Balcony-per person cost
Available until January 24, 2023

$6,008.00
Deposit: $400.00

  • Violin Deck, 235 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows, and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hairdryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies, and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Extra Options

Pre-Stay Option- per person double occupancy cost
Available until January 24, 2023

$750.00

DAY 1    Amsterdam    
Hotel check-in
Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.
 
DAY 2    Amsterdam    
Walking tour
Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges, and distinctive architecture. (B)
 
DAY 3    Amsterdam    
Haarlem canal cruise
EMBARKATION
Enjoy an enchanting cruise along the canal in Haarlem outside of Amsterdam, passing historic architecture, bridges, and even a windmill iconic of the region. Later in the day, transfer to your ship. (B,D)

Gratuities - per person charge
Available until September 6, 2023

$144.00

Gratuities for your time on the ship, this is a per person charge.