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Springtime Delights on Emerald Dawn 2021

Springtime Delights on Emerald Dawn 2021

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Dawn
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Thu, Apr 01, 2021
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sat, Apr 10, 2021


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For new bookings 2021 European river cruises. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due 6 months prior to departure for economy flights; $800 for premium economy. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $1000 savings on 8+ day itineraries. For 5-day itineraries, fly to Europe for $695, or save and $500 per person. Extended drink package: Splendours of Europe itineraries also receive a complimentary extended drink package including all house wines, beer and soft drinks daily, a maximum value of $225 per person. Drink packages are available until 11:00 p.m. daily or as dictated by the operating hours of the lounge/onboard facilities. Minibar is not included. Value of Deposit Protection Plan is $125/pp and is applicable if guest needs to cancel or change a cruise for whatever reason the plan allows them to reallocate their non-refundable deposit for use towards an alternative future sailing. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only covers the cruise. Air deposits are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees such as hotels will be subtracted from your deposit amount. Early payment offer: Additional savings for new bookings only applies to 2021 Emerald Waterways bookings when paid in full within 14 days of booking or by August 31, 2020 only. Full payment must be made by the specified dates to obtain the corresponding savings. Not combinable with future travel credits or other full payment offers.

These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER and referral vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.

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Countries Visited


Rivers Visited


River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Thu, Apr 01, 2021): Amsterdam

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your boutique Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Fri, Apr 02, 2021): Amsterdam

Touch on Holland’s traditional heart today with a visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Nestled in the middle of Holland’s tulip farm area, row-upon-row of colourful flowers run as far as the eye can see. Witness the incredible displays of millions of flowers and tulips, each assembled by an expert landscape architect.

Included Excursion
Visit to Keukenhof Gardens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Sat, Apr 03, 2021): Arnhem

Located within the Hoge Veluwe National Park, the Kröller-Müller Museum boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world, with almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The Van Gogh Gallery displays varying collections of about 40 works by the post-impressionist. Home to Europe’s largest sculpture garden, featuring over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe, wander its grounds, enjoying the art as well as the surrounding nature. 

Included Excursion
Hoge Veluwe National Park & Kröller Müller Museum 

A guided bike tour in Arhnem

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Sun, Apr 04, 2021): Maastricht

Today you will arrive in Maastricht, Holland’s oldest fortified city. Your city tour will provide you with the opportunity to pass by many museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and squares. You’ll be amazed by all the different architecture, ranging from Roman excavations to modern design. 

Included Excursion
Maastricht city tour

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Mon, Apr 05, 2021): Hasselt

Discover Belgium’s culinary delights during a guided walking tour with local tastings. While discovering daily life, your local expert will reveal the gastronomical secrets of the area. Culture, history and fascinating stories, combined with delicious food -especially waffles- will give you a real taste of Belgium. 

Guided city tour with tasting 

A guided bike tour in Hasselt

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Tue, Apr 06, 2021): Antwerp

This morning we’ll arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, home to the country’s biggest port. Positioned on the River Sheltz, with a large harbour linking to the sea, it has been pivotal in the country’s history. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts art lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Having been decimated during WWII, today the city is modern and organised, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre, passing by its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the unique Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the symbol of Antwerp. Then, pass through the Vlaeykensgang, a charming 16th century secret alley dating back to 1591.  

Included Excursion
A walking tour of Antwerp with tasting 

Rubens Museum and Cathedral visit (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Wed, Apr 07, 2021): Veere

Today, visit the Dutch Delta Works. Witness the sheer enormity of the world’s biggest storm surge barrier and be left awe-inspired by the immense feat of engineering. Those feeling active may choose to enjoy a guided bike tour of Veere, stopping to learn about how it encapsulates the opulence of a by-gone era.

A guided tour of the Delta Works 

A guided bike tour of Veere  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Thu, Apr 08, 2021): Rotterdam

Today, embark on a tour of Rotterdam’s architecture. After the war, instead of reconstructing the city as it once was, many talented architects worked to rebuild the skyline. The result? Something spectacular. Rotterdam has regenerated into a hub of innovative and impressive architecture, as well transforming into a centre for gourmet food and trendy cafes. Finish at the MarktHal, a unique combination of residential and office buildings, complete with a market hall underneath. Its impressive volume of artwork has given it the reputation as the Dutch version of the Sistine Chapel.  

Rotterdam architecture tour with MarktHal visit

A visit to a Delft Pottery factory (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Fri, Apr 09, 2021): Beverwijk

Explore quintessential Holland today as we take you to the heart of the charming medieval town of Haarlem. This vibrant community acts as the centre of the flower-growing district and is highly regarded for its exports of flower bulbs, with the famed Keukenhof Gardens only a short drive away. It comes as no surprise that Haarlem was once home to many a Dutch artist, including Frans Hals, famed painter of the 'Laughing Cavalier'. Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem, strolling down cobblestone streets adorned with postcard-worthy examples of ancient architecture. Your local guide will introduce you to its bustling social scene, which has been attracting visitors from around the world for years. 

Included Excursion
Haarlem walking tour with tasting

Guided bike tour in Haarlem

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Sat, Apr 10, 2021): Amsterdam

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and quintessential Holland as you disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of wooden windmills and spring-blooming flowers with you. 

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Emerald Dawn




Life on Board


Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

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