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Dutch Delights & Charms of Flanders


  • Overview


    • Stroll around historic Nijmegen
    • Spend time in vibrant Amsterdam
    • Explore stylish Ghent
    • Discover dazzling Antwerp

    Before reaching the North Sea the mighty Rhine splits and branches out into gentle waterways, passing traditional Dutch fishing villages and colourful sailboats. The bustling Dutch capital of Amsterdam is an unmissable contrast as is Flanders, known as a region of rich architectural heritage with a wealth of historic cities.

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Shopping
    • Great for - Walking

  • Itinerary



  • The Ship


    MS A-ROSA Aqua

    • MS A-ROSA
    Launched in 2009, the A-Rosa Aqua provides a welcome escape from everyday life. She currently sails on the scenic waterways of the Rhine. On board, you’ll find it so easy to relax, whether you’re simply lounging on the spacious sun deck, taking a dip in the whirlpool, challenging your fellow cruisers to a game of shuffleboard, a game of giant chess, or a round on the putting green. And with the casual dress code, there’s no pressure to get dressed up to the nines, creating a truly relaxed atmosphere in which you’re sure to feel right at home!
    • Length: 135m
    • Width: 11.4m
    • Passenger Capacity: 204
    • Passenger decks: 4


  • Gallery
  • Excursions & Extras


    Peaceful canal scene in Bruges

    Enjoy charming Bruges, which is an exquisitely preserved medieval city with winding cobbled streets, pretty gabled houses and charming tree-lined canals crossed by humpback bridges.

    Steam Railway
    Medemblick to Hoorn Steam Train
    Step back in time as we take to the tracks with a thrilling steam train journey through picturesque countryside from Medemblik to Hoorn. We explore charming Hoorn, located on the Northern bank of Ijsselmeer. 


    Canal Houses in Amsterdam
    Amsterdam Guided Walking Tour & Waterways
    Historic Nijmegen
    Mechelen & St Rumbold’s Tower
    Peaceful canal scene in Bruges
    Medieval Bruges Guided Walking Tour
    Delft pottery
    Royal Delft & William of Orange
    Zaanse Schans

Find your perfect getaway

What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by coach
  • 7 nights all inclusive cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • Two included excursions – Medemblick to Hoorn Steam Train and Bruges
  • Five optional excursions
  • FREE Home Connect Service
  • FREE drinks on board including beer, wine, selected spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, water and speciality coffee and teas


Launched in 2009, the A-Rosa Aqua provides a welcome escape from everyday life. She currently sails on the scenic waterways of the Rhine.

Learn more about the ship
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