If you’re passionate about gardening, or you simply love nature, this special departure tulip season cruise is for you! Accompanying your cruise is a botany expert who shares fascinating facts about gardening and the world of plants. You’ll learn a lot with knowledgeable onboard lectures on your Garden & Nature Lover cruise. Begin your vacation in Holland your way before your cruise with an overnight stay in Amsterdam and enjoy a guided canal cruise past homes of a golden age and explore the shops of this vibrant and iconic city. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.Tour Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum commemorating the town’s brave battle of 1944. Join your ship in Nijmegen and sample Dutch desserts in‘s-Hertogenbosch. Visit a fruit and flower farm and 15th-century windmill, then take a carriage ride through a nature reserve for herons, storks, birds of prey, and wild horses. In Maastricht, tour the cobblestoned town, or visit a working mill to make Limburg pie. On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City,” and explore the city of Antwerp. See the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens. Explore Brussels with a guided tour of its landmarks. Visit “The Diamond of Flanders” in Ghent, for stunning Flemish artwork in St. Bavo’s Cathedral. In Bossuit, see the In Flanders Fields Museum and moving battlefield memorials and memorabilia. In Middelburg, explore its history in the Dutch East India Company, and see the remarkable Veere Delta Works. Continue through Kinderdijk—where windmills became a symbol of Holland. Visit Rotterdam, Zaandam, and Haarlem to see quintessential Dutch towns. Return to Amsterdam to conclude your cruise.