FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES – Tulips & Chocolates Cruise


FRED. OLSEN CRUISE LINES – Tulips & Chocolates Cruise

  • Destination: Belgium & Netherlands
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Departs: 09/04/2020
  • Price: £969

This indulgent itinerary offers you the chance to see Amsterdam’s beautiful tulip displays at Keukenhof Gardens and treating yourself to the finest Belgian chocolates in Antwerp or Ghent.

The Braemar
Braemar will capture your senses with her five-deck high atrium and cascading decks at the stern.  The ship has a number of restaurant and bar facilities, including Palms Café, Marquee Poolside Bar and the grand Thistle and Grampian restaurants.

Single cabin supplement: Please ask for details
Ocean view porthole window supplement from: £180 per person
Superior ocean view picture window from: £250 per person


  • Door to Door Service
  • Porterage
  • cabins are en-suite, air conditioned and have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer
  • All meals throughout the cruise from 5 course a la carte dining to casual buffets, afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • All Inclusive drinks package
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Evening entertainment including cabaret shows, live music & dancing
  • Use of leisure facilities and a wide range of daytime activities & lectures
  • Crew gratuities
  • Port taxes

Please note – we do not include shore excursions.  Full details will be sent in advance by Fred.Olsen.


Day 1
Your Door to Door service will transfer you to Southampton to board Braemar.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • Cruise the Nieuwe Mass, a 24km long distributary of the mighty River Rhine, passing lovely waterfront houses, the iconic Erasmusbrug Bridge and the soaring Rotterdam skyline.
  • Rotterdam, the major port city of South Holland.  The Netherlands’ second largest city has a diverse community, a captivating maritime history and an abundance of excellent museums.
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Here you’ll be able to unravel haunting history at Anne Frank House, delve into culture at the Museum Quarter, take a leisurely cruise along the canals or enjoy a unique perspective as you take in the city by bicycle!  The highlight is undoubtedly the chance to visit the historic Keukenhof Gardens at a great time for capturing colourful tulips in bloom.
  • Cruise the North Sea Canal.  Amsterdam’s direct link to the North Sea and one of Europe’s busiest and most important shipping lanes.
  • Antwerp, Belgium.  Here you have time to explore at our own pace, courtesy of the ship’s closer docking location and an overnight stay.  The likes of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the legendary diamond district are recommended for immersing yourself in the city’s most prized possessions. Elsewhere, after we’ve had the chance to sample some delicious Belgian chocolates, perhaps take a city walking tour which showcases all the revered landmarks that sit in the shadow of the mighty Cathedral of Our Lady.
  • Should you wish to venture further afield, an equally captivating tour includes the attractions and artisan chocolatiers of Ghent.
  • 1 day at sea.

Day 6
We cruise back into Southampton to meet your Door to Door service home.


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