17 Night European River Explorer Cruise

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice, Italy

Cruise the picturesque Scheldt and Tagus rivers, and France’s pristine Gironde Estuary. Experience such iconic cities as Brussels, Lisbon and Rome, as well as sunny Croatia.

A stop in Amsterdam offers the chance to explore the sights of one of Europe’s most colorful, dynamic and historic cities—one with a well-earned reputation as a laid-back and inviting place for people of all stripes. Visitors are naturally drawn to the historic city center where you’ll find some of the world’s top art museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. And at Dam Square, the Amsterdam’s largest public square, you can tour the Royal Palace before continuing to the tourist attractions on the Canal Belt. The iconic network of waterways that surrounds the downtown area offers a picturesque backdrop for sightseeing by bike or canal boat.

Be sure to visit the floating Bloemenmarkt to peruse famed Dutch tulips, and take time to wander and window-shop among the narrow lanes of de Jordaan. And you won’t have to look far in Amsterdam to find delicious Dutch treats along the way. Just duck into a cozy brown café to sample a plate of bitterballen with mustard and a beer, and grab a gooey sweet stroopwafel from a street vendor as you stroll.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Scenic Cruising Scheldt River | Brussels (Antwerp), Belgium | Day at Sea | Brest, France | La Rochelle, France | Cruising Goronde Estuary | Bordeaux, France | Day at Sea | Leixoes (Porto), Portugal | Lisbon, Portugal | Scenic Cruising Tagus River | Gibraltar, British Territory | Malaga, Spain | Cartagena, Spain | Day at Sea | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Day at Sea | Dubrovnik, Croatia | Hvar, Croatia | Venice, Italy


Cruise ship: Veendam. Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at Microsoft Studio. Hone their culinary skills at regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming. Work out in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Or explore fine dining at our specialty restaurants.

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12 Nights

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Departure dates:
August 22nd, 2020

Inside Stateroom:
from $5279

Balcony Stateroom:
from $10557

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Scenic Cruising Scheldt River

Brussels (Antwerp), Belgium

Days At Sea

Brest, France

La Rochelle, France

Cruising Gironde Estuary

Bordeaux, France

Days At Sea

Leixoes (Porto), Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Scenic Cruising Tagus River

DAY 10
Gibraltar, British Territory

DAY 11
Malaga, Spain

DAY 12
Cartagena, Spain

DAY 13
Days At Sea

DAY 14
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

DAY 15
Days At Sea

DAY 16
Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 17
Hvar, Croatia

DAY 18
Venice, Italy

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