Uniworld River Empress
UNIWORLD RIVER EMPRESS

DUTCH DELIGHT
8 DAYS FROM AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM


Dive into Dutch history, culture and cuisine on a river cruise through the Netherlands.

Windmills, delicious cheeses, colorful flowers, a rich art history and more bikes than you can possibly imagine—the Netherlands is like nowhere else on earth. See the full spectrum of Dutch life, landscapes and customs on visits to bustling cities and small rural villages.

With an entire third of the country below sea level, it takes a complicated system of inland waterways and flood barriers to keep the Netherlands afloat, including the Delta Works architectural marvel that was named the 8th wonder of the world. It’s no wonder, then, that Dutch culture is so deeply tied to the water. Experience the many ways this plays out as you sail your own boat in a lakeside resort town, visit charming port towns, taste pickled herring and, of course, stroll through endless canal-lined streets.

On all 2022 sailings, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Netherlands’ World Horticultural Exhibition, Floriade. Happening once every 10 years, Floriade is an opportunity for Dutch cities to share their ideas for greener, healthier ways of life. Floriade 2022 is set to take place in Almere, just outside of Amsterdam, and construction is already underway! They’re building a demo “Green City of the Future” on the grounds that will eventually become a fully functional, entirely “green” new city. Stroll the expansive arboretum, sample healthful foods and learn about developments in sustainable architecture and energy.

Who will like this cruise?

This cruise is perfect for history buffs, sustainability-minded nature lovers, sailing enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a relaxing trip through a charmingly unique country.

INCLUSIONS

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

 

EXCURSIONS

  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

EXPERIENCES

  • 1 country: the Netherlands
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

 

DAY 1: Amsterdam (Embark)
Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Note: For Arrival, Departure, Transfer and Port Location details, please contact us for details. 

 

DAY 2: Amsterdam, Lemmer, Harlingen
We'll leave Amsterdam in the morning and head to the Province of Friesland in the northern corner of the Netherlands. Today we visit Lemmer, a resort town popular with Europe's yacht-owners and water sport enthusiasts.

Choice of Giethoorn, the "Little Venice" of the Netherlands or Lemmer walking tour
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

 

DAY 3: Harlingen
The only seaport left in Friesland, Harlingen is a bustling fishing center and the launch point for ferries to local islands. A quaint town, its canals are filled with sailboats and lined by traditional Dutch houses and historic buildings. Harlingen’s beaches are an excellent place to relax and breathe in the salted air of the Wadden Sea.

 

DAY 4: Nijmegen
Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, having begun as an old
Roman military camp over 2,000 years ago. Very close to the German border, its situation between the Meuse and Waal rivers renders its countryside particularly lush. In town, you’ll find hints of its Roman roots and Medieval castles. Notwithstanding its long history, Nijmegen is known for its upbeat and trendy atmosphere.

Featured Excursion:
Nijmegen "Village Day"

 

DAY 5: Veere
Once a wealthy city known for its role in Dutch-Scottish wool trade, the Zeeland town of Veere is full of rich, Gothic-style buildings and is known to be particularly pretty.

Featured Excursion:
Stroll into the artists’ village of Veere
Choice of Delta Works Museum or "Let’s Go" biking the beach

 

DAY 6: Rotterdam, Schoonhoven
Despite having been destroyed during World War II, Rotterdam is now the largest seaport in Europe. When plans began to rebuild the city, Rotterdam decided to look towards the future. Known for its contemporary style, this city is unique in the Netherlands for being full of skyscrapers and whimsical architecture.

Choice of The Hague with Mauritshuis visit or Delft walking tour with factory visit.

 

DAY 7: Schoonhoven, Zaandam, Amsterdam
We’ll start our journey for the day in Zaandam, where the Netherlands of yesteryear can be found in authentic wooden houses, windmills and craft shops. Then we return to Amsterdam, whose creative and unique local culture makes it one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe.

Featured Excursion:
Night Out: Amsterdam canal cruise at night
Choice of Zaanse Schans windmills or Floriade visit
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

 

DAY 8: Amsterdam (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

 

8 DAYS DUTCH DELIGHT

 

Cruise: River Empress
Port of Call: 
Amsterdam - Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Sailing Date: 23, 30 July 2022, 06, 13, 20, 27 August 2022
Excludes port tax: RM 900 per person

FROM RM
8,770
PER PERSON
(NP FROM RM 14,395)

Terms & Conditions:

  • Offers are valid for new bookings made by 10 June 2022.
  • Rates are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia based on per person twin sharing.
  • Prices shown above are after discount, applicable to sailins in 2022.
  • Ringgit Malaysia prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation. 
  • Non-refundable deposit RM 1000 per person is required upon booking and full payment by 30 June 202 or 4-months before sailing, whichever is earlier. 
  • The offers are not combinable with any other saving offers, except Uniworld & TTC Past Guests (USD100 per/person). 
  • Offers do not apply to Solo Travellers, Single-supplement applies at 80% for all staterooms and at 100% for all Suites. 
  • Uniworld brochure booking conditions apply. 
  • Confirmation is subject to cabin availability. 
  • Uniworld reserves the rights to withdraw or change offers at any time. 
  • Other Leisure Holidays, Holiday Tours and TTC's conditions may apply. 

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TRAVEL NOTE

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