Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.
Antwerp is Belgium’s second largest city and its port, which sits on the banks of the river Scheldt, is one of the largest in Europe. There are many significant landmarks and sights to discover in Antwerp including the system of boulevards - which replaced the former city walls – and the 14th/15th century Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame – the largest church in Belgium. Within this cathedral, you will be able to admire a series of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, who spent most of his life in Antwerp. Other landmarks include the 16th century town hall and Gothic church of St Paul.
Regarded as the Venice of the north, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is made up of a series of 90 islands, which are connected by almost 1,200 bridges. Today, Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, with many people being attracted to this vibrant destination for its range of bars and night clubs. On the other hand, Amsterdam is home many renowned architectural structures, insightful museums and beautiful gardens.
The Royal Palace was originally built in the 17th century to serve as a town hall, but is now one of three palaces in the Netherlands to be under disposal of the monarchy. In the springtime, be sure to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million flower bulbs create a beautiful display of bold and bright colours.
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Subject to availability. Based on two people sharing an inside cabin.