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Experience the 2022 Floriade (port-to-port cruise)

The International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo will begin on April 14, 2022. The expo is a grand stage for local and international horticultural experts to exhibit solutions to making our cities healthier and more sustainable. Join CroisiEurope on an exceptional cruise through the Netherlands, and participate in this enlightening festival bursting with greenhouses and arboretums overflowing with flowers, plants, vegetables, and fruit. The spotlight will be on new technologies and products of the future, with special attention to global urbanization, food supply, health, and energy extraction.

Trip code : AFL_PP

Duration : 6 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

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

  • Take part in the Floriade 2022
  • Cruise on Lake Markermeer and the IJsselmeer
  • All excursions included:
    • Tour of Amsterdam and the trendy Jordaan district on an old-fashioned tram
    • The idyllic village of Giethoorn
    • Urk, a charming fishing village and historic Schokland, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Lively Haarlem
    • Aalsmeer and the Dutch flower auction
    • A visit to the Keukenhof Gardens
  • Onboard lecture

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After you’ve comfortably settled into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. Join us for a tour of Amsterdam’s famous canals and take in its iconic sites.

This morning’s tour will take us through Amsterdam on a tourist tramway to the Jordaan district. We’ll visit the city on an old-fashioned tram, which includes a stop at the Westerkerk, the biggest church in Amsterdam.

We’ll begin our cruise to Huizen this afternoon. Enjoy time on your own to explore the area. We'll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Spend the day at the FLORIADE 2020 EXPO (lunch not included).

The city of Almere will host the six-month International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo beginning on April 14, 2022. Enjoy the magnificent gardens, interesting symposiums and workshops, fun attractions, tasteful delights, and impressive exhibits.

We’ll return on board the ship in Almere or Lelystad and being to cruise to Lemmer.

This morning, join us for a tour of Giethoorn. This idyllic, mostly car-free village is surrounded by waterways, reed beds, and woods. We’ll enjoy a lovely boat tour on the Giethoorn canals.

The afternoon excursion will be to Urk and Schokland. Urk and Schokland are on the northeastern section of the Markermeer. The two areas are testimony to how the Dutch have struggled to live in harmony with the water for thousands of years.

We’ll return on board in Urk or Kampen and cruise the Ijsselmeer to the Markermeer.

DAY 5

This morning’s excursion is dedicated to Haarlem and the Dutch flower auction in Aalsmeer. We’ll leave very early in the morning for the largest flower auction in the world, followed by a tour of Haarlem.

This afternoon, join us for an excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens.(1) Enjoy a tour of the beautiful spring gardens and pavilions bursting with gorgeous hues and alluring scents.

During the off-season, we’ll visit Volendam and Zaanse Schans instead.

Enjoy a free evening to explore Amsterdam on your own.

DAY 6

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - visits and tours listed in program - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - emergency/repatriation insurance - baggage carrying services - all port fees.

1 TRIPS OF DAY
Excursion to Volendam and Zaanse-Schans

We'll leave by coach with our guide for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a c

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 80 AUD

On-board : 88 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden e

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 88 AUD

On-board : 98 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
Guided tour of Giethoorn

Imagine a town straight out of a fairytale with no pollution nor cars to be found: this is Giethoorn. We’ll leave from Lemmer by coach to reach Giethoorn, a charming lakeside town. Located ins

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 132 AUD

On-board : 148 AUD

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Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - lunch on D3 - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.