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Cruise & Explore: Cologne to Amsterdam

Cruise & Explore Cologne to Amsterdam, your way

  • See the captivating cities and charming towns of Antwerp, Ghent, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Dordrecht and more
  • Spend seven nights aboard your luxury hotel ship
  • Many late stays to enjoy meals and drinks ashore
  • Enjoy half-board dining in the ship’s excellent restaurants
  • Choose to dine à la carte aboard, kick back with a cocktail and some relaxed entertainment or treat yourself to a pamper session on your floating boutique hotel
  • Choose how you like to explore – by bike, on a food tour, in museums and galleries, from an al fresco seat in a café to a Michelin star booking - the choice is yours!

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Choose how you travel

Our Cruise & Explore itineraries are sold on a "Cruise Only" basis, providing you with the choice to make travel arrangements that are best suited to you.

You're free to arrive early, or stay a day or two later to make the most of your destination, and book your preferred choice of departure airports and flights at a time to suit you.

At a Glance
7 nights on board your luxury hotel ship
Stops at Antwerp, Ghent, Rotterdam and more
Many late nights to dine ashore
Price per person based on sharing a twin or double cabin
Daily breakfast with lunch or dinner
Concierge and expert team at your service
Deposit: £250 per person


Immerse yourself in the sights, smells and sounds of the cities that border the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, as your floating boutique hotel cruises to new destinations each day. From historic Cologne and undiscovered Nijmegen, to the water cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, from lively flower markets to café culture and quirky architecture, to towering twin-spired cathedrals. Soak up the culture of three different countries in ways that suit you, whether you prefer to see new cities with a local expert, hire a bicycle like the locals, taste the cuisine on a foodie tour or simply see where your feet take you.

Your Itinerary

Make It Your Own

Bicycle in Amsterdam | Cruise & Explore

Experience Amsterdam by bike, arrange a fragrance tour of Cologne or book on one of the many food or beer tours with a local expert. There are hundreds of excursions to choose from – whether you book ahead or choose whilst you cruise.

You can browse and book experiences in advance via our partner site.

Wake up somewhere new on your luxury ship

Foyer of the MS Oscar Wilde | Cruise & Explore
Oscar Wilde Spa and Wellness Centre | Cruise & Explore
Cabin on board the MS Oscar Wilde | Cruise & Explore

MS Oscar Wilde

Built in 2017, the striking MS Oscar Wilde can carry 167 passengers and 44 crew, ready and waiting to make your luxury ship experience the best it can be.

Key Features

  • Lounge and bar to enjoy cocktails and the early risers' breakfast
  • Bistro with open kitchen, large panoramic windows and al fresco seating
  • Small splash pool and putting green on the Sun Deck
  • Stunning restaurant on the Main Deck
  • Spa and wellness area featuring Nail Salon and Hairdressing Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Thoroughly air conditioned public areas & cabins
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • 24hr self service station for complimentary tea & coffee
  • Lift between Emerald, Ruby and Diamond decks
  • Boutique gift shop for your holiday souvenirs
  • Reception area open 24hrs

Your sailing schedule

Cologne to Amsterdam

Sailing times are estimated

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Depart Cologne 18:00. Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Day 3 - Arrive Nijmegen 05:00, depart 22:30. Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Day 4 - Arrive Antwerp 15:00, depart 23:00. Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Day 5 - Arrive Ghent 07:30, depart 20:00. Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Day 6 - Arrive Dordrecht 08:30, depart 12:30. Arrive Rotterdam 14:00, depart 23:59. Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Day 7 - Arrive Amsterdam 08:00. Breakfast & Lunch.
  • Day 8 - Breakfast

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MS Oscar Wilde sailing on the river through mountainous areas
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