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Springtime Tulips of the Netherlands

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Keukenhof gardens, Amsterdam, Netherlands Keukenhof gardens, Amsterdam, Netherlands

30 Apr 2026

Southampton

5 nights

Borealis

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Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have carefully crafted this five-night escape to the Netherlands to coincide with the world renowned tulip season. Amsterdam serves as an ideal gateway to the vibrant Keukenhof Gardens, which boasts a kaleidoscope of tulips in full bloom at this time of year. You can immerse yourself in Dutch culture, tasting local delights like stroopwafels and Gouda cheese, traversing Amsterdam’s winding network of picturesque canals by boat, and embracing the nation’s cycling culture by exploring on two wheels. You can gain an insight into the thriving art scenes of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, uncovering masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Bosch and Van Gogh.

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Highlights

Keukenhof

Witness Tulip Fields in Bloom

From mid-March to mid-May each year, the tulip fields burst into a vivid display of colour, with vibrant hues of red, yellow, pink, purple and orange creating a breathtaking spectacle across the Dutch countryside. In Amsterdam, you are perfectly placed to visit Keukenhof Gardens, an expansive landscape which is filled with millions of blooming tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses. Open for just two months each year, the meticulously landscaped estate and intricately designed displays celebrate the arrival of spring, and include themed gardens, pavilions and sculptures.

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Traditional Wooden Clogs

Experience the Dutch Culture

Due to the vast network of bike lanes crisscrossing the towns and cities, cycling is a common way of life in the Netherlands. Take a tour of Amsterdam's stunning tulip fields and see how the bulbs in Keukenhof Gardens are grown. Known as "klompen," traditional wooden clogs are an integral element of Dutch culture and are recognised as national symbols in many places rather than being used as shoes these days. Take the chance to participate in a clog-making workshop at a nearby farm, where you may make your own memento and see how they are manufactured. No trip to the Netherlands would be complete without indulging in delectable delicacies like stroopwaffels, and bitterballen, and Dutch cheeses such as Edam, Gouda and Leerdammer.

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Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
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Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 02:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 02:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £1,699 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £1,699 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £1,799 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £2,399 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £2,399 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £2,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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