A very short little cruise from Amsterdam to Southampton, repositioning the ship before her Wine Cruise season. 2 nights long and just 250 miles travelled.
We used BA Avios airmiles to buy our flights to AMS for Â£13.50. Took off on time at 7:20 and landed in Amsterdam an hour later. By accident we bought 1st class train tickets for â‚¬6.50pp for the 15 minute ride into town. Exit the station by platform 15 (or you just follow the boat signs), cross the road to the water, look to your right and you should spot your ship just by the Movenpick Hotel. It is a simple easy 10 minute stroll to Amsterdam Cruise terminal, avoiding the cyclists. Within an hour of landing in Holland we were checking in to leave again. Nothing personal! We were on board by 11am and it looked like we were one of the first to arrive.
Having only taken s-class ships recently we were interested to see what a solsticized m-class ship looked like. Unfortunately she fell a little short of the real thing in our opinion. We found her a bit shabby in places, balustrades desperately needed varnishing, rust on balconies needed painting, bathrooms needed replacing, buttons in the elevators were worn. Strangely our oceanview room smelt of paint be we could not see what could have been painted. Perhaps it was outside. The ship was very clean though and we did like the general layout. Many wasted areas such as Cellar Masters (but hey, that is empty on s-class too).