Christmas Sights of Amsterdam

Overview

Christmas Sights of Amsterdam

Kick off the festive season with a cruise to the Netherlands and enjoy a two-night stay in its lively capital where a variety of seasonal events will get you in the mood for Christmas. Visit famous museums such as the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum with its collection of 17th-century Dutch masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. While at Museum

Square you may like to hire some skates and make shapes in the ice before treating yourself to a warming brew and some traditional Dutch pancakes known as poffertjes from one of the surrounding stalls. In the evening a guided tour of the city will reveal some of its highlights such as the old Stock Exchange building, the Royal Palace on Dam Square and the Central Railway Station. Don’t miss out on sampling some of Amsterdam’s locally brewed beer in one of the city’s many bars, or perhaps you’d rather a glass of jenever, a Dutch gin-like spirit. Your trip also coincides with the splendid Amsterdam Festival of Light, during which magnificent light sculptures are installed around the city.

Whats Included:

  • All meals on board, including 24-hour room service
  • A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Chauffeur service up to 250 miles
  • Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
  • All port taxes and visas

Hand Picked By

Mandy Shilling

Saga is totally committed to offering the very best in small-ship cruising to the over 50s. With it's own fleet of ships, on of which I was fortunate to visit recently, Saga is able to offer a 'boutique' cruise experience and fares that include everything from a chauffeur to the port to on-board tips and wine with lunch and dinner. Guests enjoy extremely high levels of service and exceptional cruise experiences in destinations from Canada to the Baltic, Norway to the Med.

Mandy Shilling

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 16th December 2020
  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Highlights: Kick off the festive season with a cruise to the Netherlands and enjoy a two-night stay in its lively capital where a variety of seasonal events will get you in the mood for Christmas.

Ship Overview

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure's maiden season is now on sale. Taking to the oceans in the Summer of 2020, our second new ship is being built by the same expert team at the Meyer Werft shipyard.

She's a beautiful sister to Spirit of Discovery, but with a host of surprises all her own, including two new speciality restaurants and vibrant new cabins, all with a private balcony for every guest.

Spirit of Adventure Profile

  • Gross register tonnage: 58,250
  • Passengers: 999 Guest capacity (double occupancy)
  • Crew: 517
  • Length: 774.3ft
  • Beam: 102.4ft
  • Year built: 2020
Spirit of Adventure Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Southampton, England

Embark Spirit of Adventure.

Days 2 - 4: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Like an advent calendar, Amsterdam has many treats for you to discover. If you enjoy fine art, the Rijksmuseum is well worth a visit with its excellent collection of 17th-century Dutch masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Alternatively, visit the Van Gogh Museum to see the world’s largest collection of work by one of Holland’s most famous artists.

For an ideal way to see the sights, such as the Skinny Bridge and Oudeschans, as well as the city’s Christmas lights and the warm glow that emanates from the pretty gabled houses, perhaps join a canal cruise. If you head to Museum Square you’re in for a slippery experience as the site is transformed every year into a skating rink lined with stalls selling delicious, warming treats. In the evening perhaps join a guided stroll through the city and see the old Stock Exchange building, the Red Light district and the Central Railway Station. You’ll also call at a couple of bars to sample Dutch beer.

Day 5: Southampton, England

Disembark Spirit of Adventure after breakfast.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 16th December 2020
  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Highlights: Kick off the festive season with a cruise to the Netherlands and enjoy a two-night stay in its lively capital where a variety of seasonal events will get you in the mood for Christmas.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Standard TwinFrom £748ppIncludes welcome cocktail party and Captain's dinnerView Cabin

Standard Twin

215sq. ft

This cabin features complimentary WiFi, 24- hour room service, turndown service, ensuite, balcony, fresh fruit, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers

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View Cabin

Standard Twin

215sq. ft

This cabin features complimentary WiFi, 24- hour room service, turndown service, ensuite, balcony, fresh fruit, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers

Enquire Now