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Summer Dutch Delights

July 28, 2019 | 9 Days | 9 Cities | 1 Country

Your cruise will take place on the MS Royal Crown. Learn more about your ship.

1 Cabin Left $999

Including all taxes and port charges!
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Start your Dutch adventure in Amsterdam, the cultural capital of the Netherlands, on board the MS Royal Crown. Your journey will take you to towns and cities, old and new.  Discover beautiful old fishing villages such as Hoorn & Volendam across the IJsselmeer lake, with their picturesque quaysides and quaint restaurants and shops.

Enkhuizen will also delight with its 16th Century fortifications, historic harbor and the famous Zuiderzee Museum which takes you back in time and tells of the stories of the local people and culture of this region.  We will also visit the 13th Century Schoonhoven which lies on the river Lek. This charming town is best known for its silver industry dating back centuries and the stunning work of artisan gold and silversmiths.

Step back in time with the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Dordrecht, and Nijmegen.

Nijmegen takes us back to WWII, the occupation and the events of Operation Market Garden. Enjoy the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Some of these historic harbors have excellent water sports facilities if you are looking for action!

Our Summer Dutch Delights cruise finishes back in Old Amsterdam.

Rated 4/5 on Cruise Critic the MS Royal Crown is a luxury river cruise vessel with it’s on board ambiance “intended to compare with that of a private yacht” and the chef on board is generally regarded as one of the finest working on the rivers.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Amsterdam! Your Summer Dutch Delights Cruise begins here in the Netherlands’ capital. This modern city with old world charm and historic significance provides the perfect starting place for your Teeming River Cruises European tour. After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, a mandatory Safety and Information Briefing will be at 6 PM.

Enkhuizen was once one of the wealthiest cities of Holland due to membership of the VOC – The Dutch East India Company in the 17th Century.  Learn about its history by visiting the Zuiderzee Museum.  This beautiful town’s rich history is still evident today as you explore its picturesque lanes, canals, and harbor.  This characterful port of call is also full of great water sports facilities.

Explore the historic maritime city of Hoorn, lined with gable brick row houses and stylish shops. This seaport town was one of the trading cities that joined forces to create the Dutch East India Company, explaining Hoorn’s prominence as a center of trade during Holland’s Golden Age. Stroll the Rode Steen, the picturesque main square overlooked by the striking façade of the Westfries Museum and former cheese warehouses. Wander through the lively harbor area, still studded with sailing boats and centuries-old warehouses. Admire the imposing Hoofdtoren defensive tower, dating to the 16th century. Completely restored in the 1900s, this prominent landmark now houses a restaurant. Poise beside the three bronze cabin boys (representing heroes of the children’s books by Johan Fabricius) on the quay wall and listen with them to “the voice of the sea, which entices and intoxicates”. Later, join us to raise a glass to toast our voyage at the Welcome Reception.

Schoonhoven is a charming 13th Century town that is easy to get around by foot. Known as the “Silver City”, Schoonhoven will delight you with its history of artisan gold and silversmiths. Also known for its clocks and variety of shops and boutiques. Visit the Dutch Silver Museum or explore the old city walls of this gorgeous port.

Arrive early to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a charming village renowned for having the largest concentration of old-style windmills in the Netherlands. At one time, windmills were used to help control flooding in the Netherlands, pumping massive amounts of water out of the lowlands and creating arable land known as polders. Although most windmills have since been replaced by newer technology, a group of 19 impressive 18th century windmills still function in Kinderdijk. Ascend the steep stairs of a mill and look out over fields which would be nonexistent if it weren’t for this impressive Dutch ingenuity.

During the afternoon, you can visit the major port city of Rotterdam. As you cruise to the port with its impressive skyline, you will understand why it’s often referred to as the “Manhattan on the Meuse”. Although the city dates back to 1340, the city center was almost completely destroyed in world War II. The reconstructed cosmopolitan city is now known for its modern, unique architecture. Some of these architectural highlights are the Cube houses, Erasmus Bridge, Euromast, Van Nelle factory, and Kop van Zuid. For something more quaint head to Delfshaven, one of the most pleasant districts in Rotterdam. Since this area was spared during the WW II bombings, it is filled with historic buidings and exudes the charm of pre-war Rotterdam. Discover the Pilgrim Fathers’ Church where the pilgrims gathered before setting sail for America. Visit the city brewery (i.e. De Pelgrim) and a replica of an 18th-century warship (i.e. De Delft). If you’re up for something a little quirky try Rotterdam Streetgolft in historic Delfshaven through treacherous cobblestones, old bridges, and narrow alleys.  Alternatively, you could head to the delightful nearby Dutch town of Delft (12 minutes by train), home to the famous Delft porcelain factory and painter Johannes Vermeer. As our Summer Dutch Delights cruise winds to end, join the crew for good-byes and a final farewell toast at the Farewell Reception, then dine like royalty at the Farewell Dinner.

As one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Nijmegen will be sure to delight! It was once a fortified city and is full of interesting historic buildings and museums such as the Valkhof Museum, a fascinating museum with Roman antiquities and famous art pieces and once the sit of a Roman camp. The war memorials commemorate the residents of Nijmegen who were killed during World War II. It is also home to the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands, the Lange Hezelstraat. Nijmegen is full of delights!

Your cruise comes to an end in the picturesque city of Amsterdam. Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own. Like countless tourist before you, pose by or even climb on the iconic I amsterdam letters. Explore the 700-year-old city of Amsterdam with its maze of canals and teetering, gable-topped buildings dating back to the city’s 17th century “Golden Age”. The centuries old Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam is not only iconic of this bustling city, but also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. At your leisure, stroll the cobbled streets, soak up some culture at one of the world-class museums (such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art), visit the Anne Frank House, take a canal cruise, experience a lively outdoor market or shop along the Nine Streets with their charming boutiques. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Summer Dutch Delights cruise. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

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Date
Details

Arrival: Check-in 5:00 PM
Depart: ~

Welcome to Amsterdam! Your Summer Dutch Delights Cruise begins here in the Netherlands’ capital. This modern city with old world charm and historic significance provides the perfect starting place for your Teeming River Cruises European tour. After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, a mandatory Safety and Information Briefing will be at 6 PM.

Arrival: ~
Depart: 2:00 AM

Arrival: 6:00 AM
Depart: 7:00 PM

Arrival: 11:00 PM
Depart: ~

Arrival:
Depart:

Enkhuizen was once one of the wealthiest cities of Holland due to membership of the VOC – The Dutch East India Company in the 17th Century.  Learn about its history by visiting the Zuiderzee Museum.  This beautiful town’s rich history is still evident today as you explore its picturesque lanes, canals, and harbor.  This characterful port of call is also full of great water sports facilities.

Arrival: ~
Depart: 2:00 AM

Arrival: 8:00 AM
Depart: 11:00 PM

Explore the historic maritime city of Hoorn, lined with gable brick row houses and stylish shops. This seaport town was one of the trading cities that joined forces to create the Dutch East India Company, explaining Hoorn’s prominence as a center of trade during Holland’s Golden Age. Stroll the Rode Steen, the picturesque main square overlooked by the striking façade of the Westfries Museum and former cheese warehouses. Wander through the lively harbor area, still studded with sailing boats and centuries-old warehouses. Admire the imposing Hoofdtoren defensive tower, dating to the 16th century. Completely restored in the 1900s, this prominent landmark now houses a restaurant. Poise beside the three bronze cabin boys (representing heroes of the children’s books by Johan Fabricius) on the quay wall and listen with them to “the voice of the sea, which entices and intoxicates”. Later, join us to raise a glass to toast our voyage at the Welcome Reception.

Arrival: 9:00 AM
Depart: ~

Arrival: ~
Depart: 4:00 AM

Arrival: 8:00 AM
Depart: 12:00 PM

Schoonhoven is a charming 13th Century town that is easy to get around by foot. Known as the “Silver City”, Schoonhoven will delight you with its history of artisan gold and silversmiths. Also known for its clocks and variety of shops and boutiques. Visit the Dutch Silver Museum or explore the old city walls of this gorgeous port.

Arrival: 2:00 PM
Depart: 4:30 PM

Arrive early to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a charming village renowned for having the largest concentration of old-style windmills in the Netherlands. At one time, windmills were used to help control flooding in the Netherlands, pumping massive amounts of water out of the lowlands and creating arable land known as polders. Although most windmills have since been replaced by newer technology, a group of 19 impressive 18th century windmills still function in Kinderdijk. Ascend the steep stairs of a mill and look out over fields which would be nonexistent if it weren’t for this impressive Dutch ingenuity.

Arrival: 11:00 PM
Depart: ~

During the afternoon, you can visit the major port city of Rotterdam. As you cruise to the port with its impressive skyline, you will understand why it’s often referred to as the “Manhattan on the Meuse”. Although the city dates back to 1340, the city center was almost completely destroyed in world War II. The reconstructed cosmopolitan city is now known for its modern, unique architecture. Some of these architectural highlights are the Cube houses, Erasmus Bridge, Euromast, Van Nelle factory, and Kop van Zuid. For something more quaint head to Delfshaven, one of the most pleasant districts in Rotterdam. Since this area was spared during the WW II bombings, it is filled with historic buidings and exudes the charm of pre-war Rotterdam. Discover the Pilgrim Fathers’ Church where the pilgrims gathered before setting sail for America. Visit the city brewery (i.e. De Pelgrim) and a replica of an 18th-century warship (i.e. De Delft). If you’re up for something a little quirky try Rotterdam Streetgolft in historic Delfshaven through treacherous cobblestones, old bridges, and narrow alleys.  Alternatively, you could head to the delightful nearby Dutch town of Delft (12 minutes by train), home to the famous Delft porcelain factory and painter Johannes Vermeer. As our Summer Dutch Delights cruise winds to end, join the crew for good-byes and a final farewell toast at the Farewell Reception, then dine like royalty at the Farewell Dinner.

Arrival: ~
Depart: 6:00 PM

Arrival: 2:00 AM
Depart: 6:00 PM

As one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Nijmegen will be sure to delight! It was once a fortified city and is full of interesting historic buildings and museums such as the Valkhof Museum, a fascinating museum with Roman antiquities and famous art pieces and once the sit of a Roman camp. The war memorials commemorate the residents of Nijmegen who were killed during World War II. It is also home to the oldest shopping street in the Netherlands, the Lange Hezelstraat. Nijmegen is full of delights!

Arrival: 2:00 AM
Depart: Disembark by 9:00 AM

Your cruise comes to an end in the picturesque city of Amsterdam. Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own. Like countless tourist before you, pose by or even climb on the iconic I amsterdam letters. Explore the 700-year-old city of Amsterdam with its maze of canals and teetering, gable-topped buildings dating back to the city’s 17th century “Golden Age”. The centuries old Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam is not only iconic of this bustling city, but also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. At your leisure, stroll the cobbled streets, soak up some culture at one of the world-class museums (such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art), visit the Anne Frank House, take a canal cruise, experience a lively outdoor market or shop along the Nine Streets with their charming boutiques. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Summer Dutch Delights cruise. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

Deck Plans


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*Twin beds cannot be pushed together

Meet Your Cruise Director

Granted this is the Royal Crown, not The Love Boat; but still that theme song is playing in my head ~ “…exciting and new. Come Aboard. We’re expecting you.” As noted in “Our Story”, the idea for founding Teeming River Cruises first emerged on a European river cruise owners Jeff and Gina Paglialonga took in the fall of 2016. “…Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.”

Cruise Director Kate Barella

We are delighted to welcome back Kate Barella who debuted on our inaugural cruise. She is sure to again entertain, captivate and direct with her cheeky Brit humor for all aboard. Kate lives in Eastbourne – on the south coast of England. She has worked as a Tour Director and Cruise Director (Ocean and River), for 17 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living all those years in Normandy. Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandinavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the UK. She has worked on the following rivers as Cruise director; Rhine, Rhone, Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, and the Danube. Kate trained professionally in London at a theater school, worked professionally as an actor and still does the odd bit of voice-over work. She just finished a drama documentary. Her hobbies include travel(of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

Guest Musician John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Multi-Grammy winning artist John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, brings the eclectic side of his band’s history and his own music to the river cruise. This highly influential and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin), winner of many and varied awards as an artist and producer (Grammys, Western Heritage Award, Best in the West performer award (from Folk Alliance), Emmy nominations, others) is considered by many to be to country music what Jerry Garcia was to rock. McEuen initiated the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s classic multi-platinum landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, recently inducted into Library of Congress as one of America’s most important recordings. McEuen’s show covers all the musical territory he has traversed in his 50 years in music (including being the first American band to go to Russia in 1977), and takes advantage of his storyteller renown, taking the audience on a time travel trip with music from the entire career, from pre-Mr. Bojangles ‘jug band days’ to current. John’s book – The Life I’ve Picked – is recently published by Chicago Review Press. Last September he was inducted into the American Bank Museum Hall of Fame. His current album, Made In Brooklyn, is nominated for best Americana album.

Guest Speaker Dr. Charles M. Stone, Jr

How To Take Care of Your Brain

As a published author he has published five books, all through traditional publishing houses. His blog posts have appeared over 250 times on various Christian leadership websites. He is currently working on a Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A pastor for 38 years, Charles Stone have served as a lead pastor, associate pastor, and church planter. Charles has three earned academic degrees in addition to an executive master’s degree. He is married with three adult children and has two grandchildren.
Charles’ passions are intersecting cognitive neuroscience with Biblical truth to help leaders maximize their leadership potential.

Published Books

  • Holy Noticing: The Bible, Your Brain, and the Mindful Space Between Moments (March, 2019, Moody Press).
    • It intersects Scripture and cognitive neuroscience as it relates to mindfulness (300 citations).
  • Brain-Savvy Leaders: The Science of Significant Ministry (2015, Abingdon Press).
    • It has also been published in the UK. Intersects Scripture and the latest neuroscience findings related to leadership.
  • People-Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership (2014, IVP).
    • Outreach, Inc. named it a 12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation in the leadership category. It has also been published in India and the Middle East. It intersects Bowen Family Theory, neuroscience, and Scripture.
  • 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them (2011, Bethany House Publishers).
    • It earned the 2012 Writer of the Year Award at the Write-to-Publish Conference held at Wheaton College. It reflects proprietary research done by Barna research for me.

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Midnight Snack
  • Complimentary Coffee & Hot Tea
  • Drink packages available for house wine, beer (draft beer only), and sodas in the restaurant.
    • Unlimited Soda, Beer and House Wines with Lunch and Dinner is $114 per person for the cruise.
      • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
      • If you are purchasing more than 2 drinks (beer, wine, and soda) a day in the restaurant, the drink package is a good valuel!
      • There is a Corking Fee on board of 8 euro for any alcohol enjoyed outside your cabin.
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost.
    • The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less!”
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.