7
Nights
17 Mar
2020

Highlights of the Low Countries

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch

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Day 1 - Tue 17 Mar 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.

Cruise Details

What's included:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Most meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most entertainment aboard the vessel

What's not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Specialty restaurant fees
  • Some beverages
  • Photographs
  • Gratuities/service fees
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments

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  • Fully ABTA and ATOL Protected
  • Complete Financial Protection
  • Quality Cruise holidays at Exceptional Prices

Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1
17 Mar 2020
    Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.
2
18 Mar 2020
  12:00am Western Scheldt River, At Sea, Netherlands
Ship Deck
Located in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, the Western Scheldt River is an estuary of the Scheldt River, and is the only direct way to the North Sea.  An important shipping route for the port of Antwerp, the Western Scheldt River is formed in the east where the Schelde River enters the Netherlands from Belgium. An interesting route to cruise along, there are no bridges across the river, only a tunnel running from Ellewoutsdijk to Terneuzen, or foot ferries.
2
18 Mar 2020
  12:00am Antwerp, Belgium
As stunning as its diamonds, Antwerp's diverse architecture includes everything from Medieval to Art Nouveau making a walk around the city a real pleasure. Other attractions include Rubenshuis the former home of the great artist Ruben, then there's Steen Castle, Antwerp Zoo and the stunning Our Lady's Cathedral. Don't forget the famous chocolate shops either.
3
19 Mar 2020
  12:00am Antwerp, Belgium
4
20 Mar 2020
  12:00am Ghent, Netherlands
Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province. Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its centre is the largest car free area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour.
5
21 Mar 2020
  12:00am Rotterdam, Netherlands
The world's largest port of Rotterdam is the perfect starting point for excursions to the cities of Holland. Few cities rebounded as quickly as Rotterdam following the Nazi invasion, which levelled the medieval heart of town, burning down most of it. Today, some of Europe's most bold contemporary architecture can be found amid classic 18th- and 19th-century buildings in this gateway to the Netherlands.
6
22 Mar 2020
  12:00am Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch engineering-its dams, sea gates, and the 19-mile dyke walling out the Zuider Zee-prevent this low-lying country from being reclaimed by the North Sea. The marsh that originally surrounded Amsterdam has steadily disappeared beneath the expanding city, where many of the buildings are supported by an estimated five million wood caissons driven into the mire. Vibrant, fascinating and always alive, Amsterdam is imbued with the quality the Dutch call "gezelligheid." Explore the city's 700-year-old streets, marvel at its stepped-gable houses, cruise down its bustling canals, and browse its colourful flower markets.
7
23 Mar 2020
  12:00am Cruising North Sea Canal, At Sea, United Kingdom
Ship Deck
The North Sea Canal is a Dutch ship canal which flows from Amsterdam to the North Sea via IJmuiden. It was constructed in 1865 to enable seafarers to travel 16 miles North Holland towards the Dutch capital.
8
24 Mar 2020
  12:00am Southampton, United Kingdom
Southampton benefits from a sheltered location, unique "double tides". The port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK.