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2023

The Great Musical Cruise. Masterpieces by Belgian composers and the great masters of Flemish painting (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - AMW_MUSPP
# Description

Cruise

AMSTERDAM - UTRECHT -  DORDRECHT - GHENT - Bruges - ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM - Delft - The Hague - AMSTERDAM

The vast expanse of Dutch and Belgian grasslands becomes a palette of colorful flowers in the spring. Join us as we navigate the canals alongside quintessential windmills—conjuring Vermeer and Van Gogh and indulging in Gouda and speculaas while enjoying music from one end of these northern plains to the other. These two countries have deep melodic heritages, so take advantage of this moment to (re)discover their composers and works, including the Sonata by Franck—one of the most prestigious Belgian composers—and the one by the Russian artist Myaskovsky. Delight in creations by  Hasselmans, Vieuxtemps, and Lekeu—three additional Belgian composers—as well as the virtuoso Rachmaninoff. And who can forget Die tote Stadt, the fascinating opera by Korngold that takes place in Bruges?

Alain Duault

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lectures by Alain Duault, French journalist, music connoisseur, and artistic director for our Grand Musical Cruise(1)
  • A selection of renowned international artists(1):
    • David Kadouch, piano
    • Clémence de Forceville, violin
    • Ophélie Gaillard, violoncello
    • Pierre Génisson, clarinet
    • Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, mezzo-soprano
  • With special attendance by writer Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt(1)
  • The Opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss in Amsterdam(2)
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Keukenhof Gardens(3)
    • The Windmills of Kinderdijk, the iconic reflection of the country
    • The romantic city of Bruges and Ghent, the best-kept secret in Europe
    • Delft, Holland's hidden gem
    • The Mauritshuis and its works by Dutch masters
    • The beautiful Flemish city of Antwerp
    • Amsterdam, center of the Dutch Golden Age
    • The Mauritshuis and its works by Dutch masters

Route

Day 1

AMSTERDAM

Boarding.

We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

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Day 2

AMSTERDAM -UTRECHT

Excursions included:

- The Rijksmuseum

- Keukenhof Gardens(3)

Our ship will cruise to Dordrecht overnight.

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Day 3

DORDRECHT

Excursion included: The Windmills of Kinderdijk.

We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Ghent.

Onboard lecture and concert.

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Day 4

GHENT - Bruges

Full-day excursion included: Bruges and Ghent.

Our ship will cruise to Antwerp.

Onboard lecture and concert.

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Day 5

ANTWERP

Excursion included: Antwerp.

We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Rotterdam.

Onboard lecture and concert.

Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 6

ROTTERDAM

Excursions included:

- Delft

- The Hague and the Mauritshuis

Onboard lecture and concert.

We'll cruise towards Amsterdam throughout the night.

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Day 7

AMSTERDAM

Excursion included: guided tour of Amsterdam.

Dutch National Opera(2).

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Day 8

AMSTERDAM

Disembarkation.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 17/04/2023
Arrival 24/04/2023
Ship : MS Lafayette Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special wine list or from the bar) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - excursions listed in the program - onboard concerts and lectures - an evening at the opera(2) - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance -  transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - airport taxes - service fees.

Shore Excursions

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. 2022 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM (subject to changes).

(1) Except in the event of force majeure. In this case, another artist or lecturer will replace the original.

(2) Program subject to change. Limited availability.

(3) Must be reserved ahead of time. Keukenhof Gardens are open from March 23 to May 14, 2023. Subject to change according to the dates the Keukenhof Gardens are open.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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