The Maas River on the Langres Plateau in France, flows through Belgium and the Netherlands, and is the perfect spring vacation cruise, since colorful flowers are blooming all throughout the area. The river is the frontier between Belgium and the Netherlands between Liege and Maastricht. When visiting Europe, a Maas River Cruise is the chance to experience famous artworks, museums, and various European cultures. It's the perfect cruise for travelers who want to experience a river cruise while staying within their budget. See the famous windmills of the Netherlands, cruise scenic waterways that have existed for centuries, visit famous art museums, and taste delicious local foods, including some of the best cheese you'll ever eat, and of course, Dutch Chocolate.
Maas River Cruise Itineraries
Maas River Cruise packages are all inclusive with accommodations, meals, taxes, transfers, and applicable charges. Some cruise lines plan dinners in local restaurants as part of the package. Itineraries for various river cruises may vary, but typically include the major cities in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dock at a different location each day, and spend the evenings cruising the river.
Maas River Tour Operators
River Cruise Tours offers Maas River Cruises on its three sister ships, the ms Swiss emerald, the ms Swiss Sapphire, and the ms Swiss Jewel. The custom designed riverboats; each with 3 decks, carry 118 passengers. Guests are treated to panoramic views of the scenery throughout the ships. A variety of entrees are offered in the main dining room. The Lido Bar offers bistro dining. Passengers may also dine outdoors. Tea, coffee, and snacks are also served in the Lido Bar during the day. Each ship is equipped with free Wi-Fi. Happy Hour is available in the lounge with nightly piano music. A Fitness Center and whirlpool on the sun deck of each ship is open 24 hours a day. Other features include a boutique and library.
Attractions on a Maas River Cruise
In Amsterdam, visit Keukenhof Gardens to view beautiful tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths that number in the millions. Cruise the canals built in the 17th-century. Art enthusiasts must visit the Rijksmuseum to see the famous works of the Dutch masters. Windmills and old villages are a special part of the Netherlands culture, and the Alkmaar region offers the opportunity to visit the Zeezicht cheese farm. The Zuiderzee Museum is a 19th-century fishing village that's been reconstructed; complete with guides in traditional costume. The largest nature reserve in the Netherlands, De Hoge Veluwe National Park, is located in Arnhem. The Kroller-Muller Museum in the park contains many of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. Bruges, in Belgium, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with artifacts from the 12th to 15th centuries. The Grote Markt in Antwerp, has streets lined with Guild houses built centuries ago. Be sure to book your Maas River Cruise in advance since this is one of most popular European river cruises.