Celebrator’s AMSTERDAM BREWS CRUISE – April 1–8, 2019
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursions on every Europe cruise.
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests – from cooking classes to painting workshops to immersing yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam to biking, paddling and hiking your way through scenic locales.
PLUS, independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.
DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to jokn a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
(D) EVENING / OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM
DAY 2 – ROTTERDAM
Windmills and skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime Marvel this morning cruise through Rotterdam harbor.
Classic – Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof-known as the “Garden of Europe” OR:
Classic – Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Gouda
Discovery – Onboard lecture presented by your Beer Expert
Take some free time to relax on the harbor-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie) and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink of half coffee, half milk. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
(B, L, D) EVENING / OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP
DAY 3 – ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Gothic Cathedral, Crêpes and Waffles in Artful Antwerp
Discovery – Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Market, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. Your sightseeing will end at a brewery where you will learn something more about the world famous Belgian beers.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels – considered home to the European Union. You might prefer to take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes – or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
(B, L, D) EVENING / OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT
DAY 4 – GHENT
Ghent’s Cobblestones, Canals and Cosmopolitan Charisma
You’ll have time for an early-morning walk (or jog) to explore the architecture and canals of Ghent – “Belgium’s best-kept secret”
Classic – Explore Ghent “The Diamond of Flanders” OR:
Discovery – Take a canal boat that will take you through the town of Ghent to one of the very special breweries where you will find how to brew the local Gruut beer.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. You’ll see its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square and charming patrician houses.
(B, L, D) EVENING CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG
DAY 5 – MIDDELBURG, HOLLAND
A Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town
Classic – Join a Guided Walking Tour of the historic merchant city of Middelburg
Spend some free time biking or walking through Middelburg to sample Babbelaar cookies, fries or beer before cruising to Veere this afternoon.
VEERE – The Delta Works Stand Strong as a Technical Marvel
Discovery – Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world and a miracle of modern technology
Discovery – This evening, enjoy an onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
(B, L, D) EVENING / OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WILLEMSTAD
DAY 6 – WILLEMSTAD
Willemstad’s Windmills and Historic Harbor
Enjoy a free morning on your own to explore the well-preserved fortifications of this historic town.
Active – Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early running in Willemstad
Discovery – Later, enjoy a Beer & Cheese Tasting onboard hosted by your Beer Expert as you prepare to sail to Amsterdam.
(B, L, D) AFTERNOON / OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
DAY 7 – AMSTERDAM
Colorful Amsterdam with its Canals, Crooked Houses and Cuisine of a Golden Age
Discovery – Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”, followed by a real Dutch beer experience.
Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries and shops.
(B, L, D) OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
DAY 8 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning.
Starting at $2,599 per person, based on two sharing a Stateroom. Port taxes of $182 are additional. Our group will receive complimentary gratuities, valued at $200 per person.
A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required to secure your Stateroom reservation.
RESERVATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
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The Avalon Impression is part of Avalon’s cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships. This ship features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery.
Panorama Suites start at an additional $1,149 per person.
All of the Beer Events mentioned above are included in the cost of the cruise!
SPECIAL SALE UNTIL APRIL 19, 2018
SAVE $750 PER PERSON OR $1,500 PER COUPLE IF DEPOSITED BY 4/19/18.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IS WAIVED IN LIEU OF THE SAVINGS, IF A SINGLE.
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A French Balcony Panorama Suite during this sale is ONLY $3,230 per person plus airfare in and out of Amsterdam.