New Year Celebration Cruise in Holland 2019

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

5 days
per person
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Fireworks
  • Dordrecht
  • Erasmus Bridge
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

New Year Celebration Cruise in Holland

Step aboard the MPS Lady Anne for a glittering New Year’s Eve and an unforgettable way to end the year. We’ll cruise to the fascinating city of Amsterdam during its ‘Light Festival’ which will be illuminated in a feast of colours. See the impressive skyline, of Rotterdam with the option to enjoy some of its highlights, take a trip up the Euromast observation tower with views as far as Antwerp on a clear day, before our New Year celebrations on board our ship. We then cruise to Dordrecht to explore at leisure the beautifully preserved centre, its web of canals and harbours where you will spot many classic Dutch ships, beautifully decked out in thousands of lights.

Day 1: UK – Arnhem
We travel to Arnhem and board our ship for a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Arnhem – Amsterdam
Enjoy a leisurely morning as we cruise along the Lek river and the Amsterdam-Rhine canal, before arriving in the fascinating seasonally decorated city of Amsterdam. During December Amsterdam holds its ‘Light Festival’ and lights up with light sculptures, projections and art installations along the roads, squares and in the canals - you can join our optional city tour to see all the main sights and the city in a feast of colours. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore and soak up the atmosphere at leisure.

Day 3 New Year’s Eve: Amsterdam – Rotterdam
Rotterdam is known as ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ because of its impressive skyline, which showcases cutting-edge architecture. Join our optional excursion to enjoy some of the highlights: take a trip up the Euromast observation tower where you can see as far as Antwerp on a clear day, followed by a visit to the curious cube houses. This evening we can enjoy our onboard New Years Eve party and watch the fireworks at midnight on Erasmus Bridge.

Day 4 New Year’s Day: Rotterdam – Dordrecht
Happy New Year! Relax on board as we sail to Dordrecht passing the village of Kinderdijk, which is renowned for its 19 beautifully preserved windmills – the largest concentration in the Netherlands. We arrive in Dordrecht and enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the beautifully preserved centre which is filled with ancient buildings that huddle along a web of canals and harbours.

Day 5: Dordrecht – UK
We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.


• Spend New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam and enjoy the celebrations in the run up to midnight

• Enjoy a festive atmosphere on board our ship

• Experience the cultural and historical highlights of the Netherlands

• See the spectacular ‘Light Festival’ in Amsterdam as building, canals and sculptures light up the city cente

•  Relax and enjoy this special time of year


We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Coach via Dover

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Join a Ferry crossing at Dover

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices for Ashford start from £59 per person per night and for Dover for £65 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.




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29 December 2019
for 5 days
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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!


Amsterdam city tour


Our city tour is aboard a tourist bus with a fully transparent roof (which opens in good weather), offering panoramic views of the city, canals, squares and main attractions.


Rotterdam skyline


Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Brussels has the Atomium and Rotterdam has the Euromast! Take the superfast lift up to the viewing platform and enjoy the view – you can see as far as The Hague and Antwerp on a clear day. We also visit the curious cube houses, an architectural wonder in the heart of the city, one of which we have the chance to look around.

Excursion Package Price


Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!

At a glance

Length: 5 days

From: Arnhem

Ends: Dordrecht

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Join a Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
5 days
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together & party night
  • En suite cabin accommodation aboard the MPS Lady Anne
  • Four nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Arnhem, Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Dordrecht
  • New Year’s Eve gala dinner
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager


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