i was slightly worried having read some of the reviews on Cruise Critic but actually we were very pleasanatly surprised by how good it was. We arranged to go to the airport a day early to avoid the ridiculously early pick ups some people had. we paid for the hotel and transfer to the terminal but felt that was much better than being collected at 0500. the transport to and fro was good, clean and on time. Flight to Amsterdam is very short and we flew with KLM which was fine. WE were gahered at the airport and then escorted to our coach. We were taken on a short tour of Amsterdam, mostly so we did not arrive too early. We were allowed on the dboat in tinme for lunch, though not immediately to the cabins. Our luggage was delivered to the cabins. The cabins are quite small but very well planned. Ensuite showere had plenty of hat water and was reasonably powerful bed linens good. we had a 'french balcony' but honestly had very little opportunity to use it. Either we were moored right next to another boat or we were travelling through the night. The cabins with window only were considerably smaller and would have been a bit cramped. The food in the main dining room was excellent with a good menu which changed every night. The speciality Rheinfels restaurant had the same menu for the week but we loved eating there as it was smaller and quieter. we managed to get in twice (no charge). For our cruise drinks were included and there was a good choice, although not premium whisky or brandy.
The best thing of all about the cruise was the excellent staff. Erna, Goshka, Elvis Kathy and lots more were cheerful, friendly, helpful and efficient. The entertainer Norman was brilliant, a good singer and a good quizmaster.
main purpose was to visit the bulbfields at Kirkenhof