On select 2022 sailings only, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade. This once-a-decade event is an opportunity for Dutch cities to share their ideas for greener, healthier ways of life. Your all-inclusive cruise/tour will also offer a deep dive into the Netherland's history, culture and cuisine.
With an entire third of the country below sea level, it takes a complicated system of inland waterways and flood barriers to keep the Netherlands afloat, including the Delta Works architectural marvel that was named the 8th wonder of the world. It’s no wonder, then, that Dutch culture is so deeply tied to the water. Experience the many ways this plays out as you sail your own boat in a lakeside resort town, visit charming port towns, taste pickled herring and, of course, stroll through endless canal-lined streets.
The International Horticultural show - Floriade Expo 2022 is on from 14 April - 09 October 2022. Select sailings will provide you with the opportunity to visit the show. Ask your travel advisor for details.
The cosmopolitan style of River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, is certain to captivate you. Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant—reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club—or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there is no better or more relaxing way to travel through the scenic heartland of Europe.
Limited availability for the 2022 summer season - call now to secure your cabin and SAVE ON THE FOLLOWING DEPARTURES:
30 July 2022
06 August 2022,13 August 2022, 20 August 2022
27 August 2022
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DAY 1: Amsterdam (Embark)
Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
DAY 2: Amsterdam, Lemmer, Harlingen
Leaving Amsterdam this morning and head to the Province of Friesland in the northern corner of the Netherlands. Today we visit Lemmer, a resort town popular with Europe's yacht-owners and water sport enthusiasts.
Choice of Giethoorn, the "Little Venice" of the Netherlands or Lemmer walking tour
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
DAY 3: Harlingen
The only seaport left in Friesland, Harlingen is a bustling fishing centre and the launch point for ferries to local islands. A quaint town, its canals are filled with sailboats and lined by traditional Dutch houses and historic buildings. Harlingen’s beaches are an excellent place to relax and breathe in the salted air of the Wadden Sea.
DAY 4: Nijmegen
Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, having begun as an old Roman military camp over 2,000 years ago. Very close to the German border, its situation between the Meuse and Waal rivers renders its countryside particularly lush. In town, you’ll find hints of its Roman roots and Medieval castles. Notwithstanding its long history, Nijmegen is known for its upbeat and trendy atmosphere.
Featured Excursion: Nijmegen "Village Day"
DAY 5: Veere
Once a wealthy city known for its role in Dutch-Scottish wool trade, the Zeeland town of Veere is full of rich, Gothic-style buildings and is known to be particularly pretty.
Featured Excursion:Stroll into the artists’ village of Veere
Choice of Delta Works Museum or "Let’s Go" biking the beach
DAY 6: Rotterdam, Schoonhoven
Despite having been destroyed during World War II, Rotterdam is now the largest seaport in Europe. When plans began to rebuild the city, Rotterdam decided to look towards the future. Known for its contemporary style, this city is unique in the Netherlands for being full of skyscrapers and whimsical architecture.
Choice of The Hague with Mauritshuis visit or Delft walking tour with factory visit
DAY 7: Schoonhoven, Zaandam, Amsterdam
We’ll start our journey for the day in Zaandam, where the Netherlands of yesteryear can be found in authentic wooden houses, windmills and craft shops. Then we return to Amsterdam, whose creative and unique local culture makes it one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe.
Featured Excursion:Amsterdam canal cruise at night
Choice of Zaanse Schans windmills or Floriade visit
In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
DAY 8: Amsterdam (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.
Will I need to have had the COVID -19 vaccination to be allowed to travel with Uniworld?
Yes, all guests on Uniworld cruises or cruise/tours through 31 December 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.
The health and well-being of our guests and crew is our number one priority. In keeping with our duty of care towards both, we have made the decision to require proof of full vaccination upon embarkation until further notice.
Additionally, many onshore venues in the countries we travel to, such as museums, restaurants and historical sites are now requiring proof of full vaccination in order to enter.
Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however, they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation.
How can I show you that I have been vaccinated?
Upon embarkation, guests will be asked to present their original COVID-19 vaccination record to show full vaccination, with the final dose administered no less than two weeks prior to embarkation.
As individual cities, countries and onshore venues may also require proof of vaccination at any point during the trip, we highly recommend taking a picture of any paper vaccination record in case of loss of the original and bring any digital records that you may have been issued.
Please note that guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or governments, which may differ from the vaccine requirements listed above and may include proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. There are several resources available to help find this information, including the official government website for each country and the Travel Requirements section of the Uniworld website.
Have a question? ask our team for assistance.