Maas River Cruises - culture and nature
The Maas River Cruise blends natural spectacle with urban cultural heritage. The homely river boats offer the high levels of comfort and service needed to provide the perfect finishing touch to a Maas River Cruise.
The Maas River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go
The Maas rises on the French Plateau de Langres and discharges after a journey of some 925 kilometres through France, Belgium and the Netherlands into the Dutch tributary "Hollands Diep". The best time for a Maas River Cruise is in the months of April to September.
Maas River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions
The Dutch capital, Amsterdam, is on the itinerary of the Maas River Cruise. The highlights here include the waxworks museum, Madame TussaudÂ´s, and the royal palace. The cityscape with its famous canals is also worth experiencing.
The city of Gouda, best known for its cheese, can also be discovered on a Maas River Cruise. For it isn't only the cheese which is of interest here, but also other sights such as the imposing City Hall and the longest church in the Netherlands with its famous stained-glass windows.
If your Maas River Cruise should take you to the Dutch town of Veere, you will be astonished by the sights this popular tourist destination has to offer, including the 15th century defensive tower and the picturesque gable-ended houses on the market square.
Bruges lies on the Belgian section of the Maas. The regional capital of the province of Western Flanders boasts many museums, which will give you an insight into Belgian history. The medieval city centre has been declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The beautiful parks are also recommended for time to chill out.
The Belgian city of Ghent has numerous historic monuments, such as the Grafenburg and the church of St. Nicholas.
Take a Maas River Cruise and get to know the city of Antwerp, the world centre of the diamond trade, which is also home to other attractions such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the 17th century Rubens House. This city presents a vivid contrast between tradition and modernity.
The Maas River Cruise - a voyage of many faces
The Maas River Cruise will show you the most varied faces of the Low Countries: flowering fields and verdant pastureland alongside historic cultural monuments.
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.