As bookings for AmaWaterways’ 2022 river cruise season have reached record levels, the cruise line has announced a limited number of staterooms remain to welcome guests during The Netherlands’ Floriade Expo – a world-renowned event that occurs once every 10 years. Between April 14 and October 9, 2022, AmaWaterways guests have the opportunity to visit the expo while enjoying a variety of river cruise itineraries sailing along the Rhine and Dutch and Belgian Waterways, including the new-for-2021 Best of Holland & Belgium and Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps itineraries.
“Appreciation for nature and sustainability have been part of AmaWaterways values since we founded the company 18 years ago, and this is a wonderful opportunity to take our passion for the outdoors to the next level, treating our guests to this remarkable event in 2022,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “We are delighted to offer an included excursion to Floriade on nine different river cruise itineraries with many visits planned to The Netherlands between April 14 and October 9, 2022. The event will allow our guests to discover ideas for their gardens at home and learn about the future of sustainability while immersing themselves in authentic Dutch culture. I personally cannot wait to attend the festivities!”
Located just outside Amsterdam, the flourishing city district of Almere will host The Netherlands’ largest public event as part of the International Horticultural Expo, with the theme "Growing Green Cities." This rare experience encourages visitors to “explore, touch and change” as part of their journey into Floriade – which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, talk shows, souvenirs, and food stalls.
AmaWaterways guests will enjoy a complimentary excursion to Floriade on the following itineraries, between April 14 and October 9, 2022:
- Best of Holland & Belgium – sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam
- Tulip Time – sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam
- Captivating Rhine and Enchanting Rhine – sailing between Amsterdam and Basel
- Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps – sailing from Amsterdam to Basel
- Rhine & Moselle Fairytales and Rhine & Moselle Delights – sailing between Amsterdam and Basel
- Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle – sailing from Amsterdam to Luxembourg
- Treasures of the Main & Rhine – sailing from Nuremberg to Amsterdam
Alternatively, guests can also experience an up-close-and-personal look at some of the most picturesque gardens of France with ample time to explore and photograph beautiful garden scenes on the Seine and Saône rivers. Impressions of the Seine & Paris includes excursions to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny and the Harcourt Arboretum in Lyons-la-Forêt, one of the largest tree gardens in France, while Essence of Burgundy & Provence, sails through one of the most renowned wine regions taking guests into the topiary garden at Château de Couches and the baroque garden style of Château de Cormatin. Travellers looking to extend their time in Europe have until February 28, 2021, to take advantage of complimentary pre-or post-cruise land packages in St. Malo, France and Barcelona, Spain available on select 2022 departure dates.
For information, visit AmaWaterways.ca