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Tulips Cruise in the Netherlands (from Cologne)

The river cruiser Alemannia offers luxury cruises on the Rhine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With a large Sun Deck, complete with pool and outdoor chess, and an enclosed Aft Deck, this river cruiser can ensure an appreciation of the Rhine views whatever the weather. The Alemannia provides accommodation for just 184 passengers in standard or deluxe cabins, all with air-conditioning and en suite facilities and the professional crew offer high levels of service as you take in the sights of the mighty Rhine.





Embark the ship in Cologne.

Day 1: Cologne

Arrive in Cologne and board your luxury Amethyst cruise ship from 15:30hrs. Settle into your cabin and explore the range of onboard amenities. Join your fellow guests for a Welcome Cocktail before your Welcome Dinner is served in the restaurant.

Day 2: Zaandam

In the morning the ship arrives in Zaandam located close to Amsterdam. From here you can choose to join a number of optional excursions including a city tour and canal ride in Amsterdam. You can also join an optional excursion to the famous flower park Keukenhof, home to millions flower bulbs of every variety planted annually. The park covers some 32 hectares and you will be able to enjoy inspiring gardens, unique artworks and spectacular flower shows. In the evening enjoy a canal ride.

Day 3: Enkhuizen

Arrive in the small dutch port town of Enkhuizen where your may explore the picturesque harbour and perhaps join an optional excursion 'Windmills and delicacies'. In Zaanstad you will visit the outdoor museum and Zaanse Schans, which reflects a typical village from the 17th and 18th century. Visit various old houses and souvenir shops, the windmills, the cheese dairy, the shipyard and the wooden shoe factory.

Day 4: Rotterdam - Dordrecht

Arrive in the dynamic port city of Rotterdam at 09:00hrs. Explore at leisure or join an optional excursion visiting the main attractions including the city hall, the Cube hours and Erasmus Bridge. The excursion continues to the city of Delft in South Holland, known for its blue porcelain.

Day 5: Arnhem

Arrive in Arnhem in the morning where you may join an optional city tour through the historical centre visiting St. Eusebius church, the Duivelshuis (devil‘s house), the Sabelspoort and the Presickhaeffs Huys. The ship departs Arnhem mid afternoon and in the evening enjoy a wonderful gala dinner with Ice Parade a la MS Alemannia.

Day 6: Cologne

Disembark in Cologne this morning after enjoying your final breakfast on board.


Disembark the ship in Cologne.


  • 5 Nights' accommodation on board Alemannia
  • Full board, including buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • afternoon tea/coffee/cake alternating with
  • midnight snack
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Soup at embarkation
  • Welcome by the captain and his crew show cooking
  • Gala evening with Ice Parade a la MS Alemannia
  • Entertainment
  • Daily music program in the Panorama Bar
  • Port Taxes
  • Porterage


  • International flights and transfers
  • Optional excursions (please ask for details of pre-bookable excursion packages to complement your cruise itinerary)
  • Gratuities
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Insurance and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses and onboard purchases
  • Beverages other than those mentioned above

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