European Waterways Passengers Eager to ‘Tiptoe Through The Tulips’ in Holland For Spring 2016

Published on : Monday, December 21, 2015

European Waterways - Panache Tulip Cruise (sm)The winter outside is frightful, but European Waterways bookings are all delightful, with its “tulip cruises” in Holland for Spring 2016 an especial standout. According to Managing Director Derek Banks, “We’ve already sold out more than 80% of all our cruises on the Panache for Spring, which offer a unique opportunity to experience the legendary tulip season of Holland.”

Spring departures aboard the stylish 12-passenger Panache begin March 27, with six-night cruises every week through May 8. European Waterways is also waiving single supplements for the April 3 and April 24 departures. In addition to the fields of flowering bulbs which cover Holland at this time of year, excursions include the Keukenhof Gardens, which treats visitors to 100 acres of flowering bulbs that have earned it the designation of “the Garden of Europe.” In 2016, Keukenhof will be celebrating its 67th year with the theme of “Golden Age,” reflecting the park’s growth into a world famous attraction.

Cruises aboard Panache also include a visit to the Aalsmeer flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers are traded every day. Guests can also tour the Royal Delft factory to see porcelain being handmade and painted. Other cruise highlights include the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, where guests will see its unique collection of Old Dutch Masters, and a visit to the historic city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace.

“The Panache is an ideal hotel barge for Holland, with panoramic windows and a large sundeck that are perfect for experiencing the colorful tulip season in the Netherlands,” said Banks.

Prices include all gourmet meals, fine wines, a champagne welcome, an open bar, all escorted excursions and admittance fees, opportunities for independent bicycle exploration and the use of other hotel barge facilities such as a spa pool.


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