Amsterdam Cruise on The MS Olympia

Experience a unique view of the Netherlands from the comfort of the cruise ship, MS Olympia. All meals on board are included and during our relaxing 5 day trip we will visit some of the quaint, lesser known, harbours of Holland as well as enjoying free time in the capital city of Amsterdam itself. Spaces on this cruise have been offered to us by The John Lewis Partnership. Just let us know if you would like to enjoy this unique holiday and we’ll make the arrangements for you.

Date

18/03/2020 - 22/03/2020

Amsterdam Cruise on The MS Olympia

About this excursion

£659 per person (sharing a twin/double cabin)

This trip has been arranged by one of our favourite suppliers, Success Tours, so we know we will be looked after well.

Overview:

Experience a unique view of the Netherlands from the comfort of the cruise ship, MS Olympia.Amsterdam 1 All meals on board are included and during our relaxing 5 day trip we will visit some of the quaint, lesser known, harbours of Holland as well as enjoying free time in the capital city of Amsterdam itself. Amsterdam offers many world-class museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the poignant exhibit at Anne Frank’s house. There is also a great selection of theatres, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants.

MS Olympia

The MS Olympia was completely renovated in 2015/2016, and offers a spacious lounge with a cosy bar. Here you can enjoy the beautiful and changing scenery whilst sailing, or a nice drink with some live piano music in the background. The inviting restaurant with picture windows, offers ample space for all passengers. Thanks to the recent renovation the ambiance on board is warm, modern and bright, so you will feel at home soon and easily. All cabins have one or two separated beds, a flat-screen TV, modern private facilities, an individual regulated AC and a compact but comfortable seating area. Upper deck supplement: £60 per person

Costs:

Single Supplement of £70 per person for the duration of the tour (either true single upper deck or twin for sole use lower deck, subject to availability)

Upper Deck supplement of £60 per person for the duration of the tour.

Deposit – £150 to secure your place.  

Inclusions:

Included

  • Services of a Success Tours representative throughout
  • Return rail journeys from St Pancras to Amsterdam (Eurostar from/to UK, includes a change on return from Amsterdam)
  • Return assisted coach transfers from Amsterdam station to cruise ship as required (should the ship be able to dock by the station then transfers will not be required as walking route from the ship is less distance than walking route from the coach drop off point).
  • 4 nights accommodation on board the MS Olympia
  • Welcome reception with welcome drinkAmsterdam 2
  • 5 course dinner (Hors d’oeuvre, Soup, Salad, Choice of 3 main course and Dessert) each evening
  • Tea/coffee after dinner each evening
  • Late night snacks such as bread and cheese or canapés each evening
  • Buffet style breakfast each morning
  • 4 course lunch (Soup, Salad, Choice of 3 main course, Dessert) daily excluding arrival and departure days
  • Tea/coffee after lunch daily excluding arrival and departure days
  • Tea/coffee with pastries is served daily in the afternoon excluding arrival and departure days
  • Cocktail at the bar on the night of the Captain’s Dinner
  • Live entertainment each night such as keyboard player and singer
  • In-house activities on some nights such as quiz and/or bingo by the Cruise Director
  • Time at leisure in Hoorn
  • Time at leisure in Lelystad
  • Time at leisure in Amsterdam

Not included

  • Tips & gratuities
  • Drink on board the MS Olympia
  • Coaching during free time
  • Return journey from home to St Pancras, but arrangements may be made if sufficient people apply.

Itinerary:

  • Outbound train 18th March 2020: Eurostar departs St Pancras, London at 11:04 and arrives Hoorn NertherlandsAmsterdam Central at 16:11 (local time).
  • Return trains 22nd March 2020: Connecting train departs Amsterdam Central at 15:15 and arrives Brussels Midi at 17:08, there will be a comfort stop here and Eurostar check in. Eurostar departs Brussels Midi at 18:56 and arrives St Pancras, London at 19:57 (local time).
  • It will not be possible to join the trains at any other station than those shown above.
  •  Day 1 – We depart London by Eurostar for the journey to Amsterdam. On arrival in Amsterdam we will be met by a local guide who will assist us on the walk either directly to the ship, or to the coach meeting point for transfer to the ship (dependant on the dock available for the cruise ship on the day). We spend the evening on board the cruise ship, the MS Olympia, docked in Amsterdam overnight.
  • Day 2 – The morning will be spent cruising to Hoorn with lunch served on board, we arrive early afternoon for time at leisure. Visitors can stroll around Hoorn’s quaint harbour and along canals and see the many redbrick, gabled row houses; the oldest of which date from the late 16th century. Return to the ship for dinner, the ship will remain docked in Hoorn overnight.
  • Day 3 – Following a mornings sailing we arrive in Lelystad around midday. Attractions in Lelystad include The Batavia, a replica of a 17th century ship, The Seven Provinces ship, The National Aviation Museum and more. Lelystad is also home to a wide range of shopping opportunities, although a spread out city there are many public transport options available for us to use as desired (at own cost). Return to the ship for dinner and the ship will remain docked in Lelystad overnight.
  • Day 4 – The morning is at leisure in Lelystad with our departure set for around lunch time. We enjoy our final lunch on board the ship during our cruise back to Amsterdam arriving during the afternoon for some free time before dinner. The ship remains docked in Amsterdam overnight.
  • Day 5 – We say goodbye to our ship this morning and have some time at leisure to explore Amsterdam before returning to the station for our onward rail journey home with a change of train in Brussels en route. An optional walking tour of Amsterdam is available this morning, which must be pre-booked.

 Optional Extras:Lock in Lelystad

  • Upper Deck cabin supplement – £60 per person (based on two sharing a cabin)
  • 2 hour guided walking tour of Amsterdam – £10 per person

Further information:

  • Prices are based on two sharing a twin or double room. A single supplement may apply.
  • We accept the following payment methods; Visa/Mastercard Debit, Visa/Mastercard Credit, Switch/Maestro Debit
  • It is a condition of booking with Success Tours that you take out appropriate travel insurance. Success Tours will not be held responsible for any expenses, either direct or indirect, arising from the cancellation of your holiday or any other costs incurred in emergency assistance or repatriation as a result of failure to have adequate travel insurance cover. You must ensure that your insurer is aware of the type and location of travel to be undertaken.
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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket £659.00
Standard Ticket £659.00