Amsterdam to London cruise with Hamburg Christmas markets

Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Hamburg, Germany

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Columbus cruise ship


Ibis Amsterdam City West

Double room, Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel


Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel



Columbus cruise ship

Voyager Ocean View cabin, Columbus cruise ship

Columbus cruise ship



Columbus cruise ship

Voyager Inside cabin, Columbus cruise ship

Columbus cruise ship


Category Nine Superior Ocean View cabin, Columbus cruise ship

Columbus cruise ship


A scenic Amsterdam to London cruise with Hamburg Christmas market stop

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Up to 40% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with a one-night stay in a Double or Twin room at Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel or similar, on a room-only basis.

Then, you'll spend three nights in a Voyager Inside cabin on the Columbus cruise ship, on a full-board basis.

The board basis includes full-board cuisine, afternoon tea and late-night snacks, self-service tea and coffee (from 6am until midnight), big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, daytime activities and leisure facilities, porterage of luggage, port to cabin and port taxes.

Please note that some cabins may be subject to view restrictions.

This offer is available for departures on 14 December 2017 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Amsterdam Airport, Netherlands. A 5kg hang luggage allowance per person is included, as well as cruise from Amsterdam to London Tilbury, via Hamburg, Germany, and one-way coach transfers from London Tilbury to London Victoria, upon request. Please note that hold luggage and airport transfers are not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 40% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer, compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 14/12/2017, leaving from London Luton, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £219 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £367 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 40%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 10/11/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Fleetway with ATOL number 2748 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for Fleetway in your booking received email.

A festive Amsterdam stay and three-night, full-board cruise, with a Hamburg Christmas markets stop and flights

Kicking off in the Netherlands' capital, you’ll enjoy a night at the Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel (or similar) – staying within easy access of the city’s bicycle-crazed streets, 200-year-old canals, quirky one-off shops and showstopping museums. On day two, you’ll hop aboard the Columbus cruise ship – the flagship liner from Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet – and set sail for Hamburg.

After an overnight stay on board, you'll arrive in Hamburg in time for lunch and a chance to mooch around the city's festive markets, stocking up on artisanal gifts and feasting on freshly baked gingerbread, washed down with glühwein (mulled wine). Given that Hamburg is one of Europe's best destinations for festive markets, it comes as no surprise that the city transforms into an illuminated winter wonderland during the Christmas countdown.

Complete with thousands of twinkling lights reflected in the Alster and Elbe, this much-loved Free and Hanseatic City really does have it all: a flying Father Christmas (yes, really), lively street entertainment and traditional stalls piled high with festive goodies. Expect unique wares from woodcarvers from the Tyrol, gingerbread bakers from Aachen and Nuremberg, ceramic designers from Lausitz, and artisan food vendors from across Germany.

You'll then jump back on the Columbus for two nights, where you can make use of the ship's seven lounges and bars (plus a nightclub), library, crafts studio, fully equipped gym and lovely spa, as well as a superb day-to-night entertainment schedule. Touching down at London's Tilbury dock, you'll also be able to make the most of transfers to London Victoria station for your onward journey home.

Good to know

Most of the following Hamburg Christmas markets will be open during your visit: Spitalerstraße, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz, St.-Petri-Kirche, Rathausmarkt, Jungfernstieg, Gänsemarkt and Fleetinsel.

For locations and opening hours, visit the city’s official tourist site.

Please note that Wi-Fi is available in rooms on board the Columbus, but at an additional charge.


14 December:
Fly from UK to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. On arrival, make your way to Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel for an overnight stay.
15 December: Hop on board the Columbus cruise ship and set sail for Hamburg, with an overnight stay at sea.
16th December: Arrive in Hamburg and spend the day at leisure. Depart Hamburg at 10pm in time for an overnight stay on board.
17th December: Spend the day and final night at sea.
18th December: Arrive at London Tilbury (located on the River Thames).

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel (one night)

For those who like their lodgings funky and relatively central, this Amsterdam gem is all about the laid-back vibe and top-notch location. There’s a contemporary look in the 180 guest rooms, all of which come with an uber-comfy signature Ibis Sweet Bed and a smattering of mod-cons -– expect a flatscreen TV, speedy Wi-Fi and an en-suite bathroom. Elsewhere, there's the trendy Ibis Kitchen for bistro eats and the 24-hour Ibis Kitchen Bar for anytime drinks.

Columbus cruise ship (three nights)

A sparkling new addition to Cruise & Maritime Voyages' fleet (it’s been their flagship liner since June 2017), the mighty Columbus raises the bar with a slew of facilities, including seven different lounges and bars, two specialty coffee and tea shops and two deck bars. You’ll also find a library for free-to-borrow books, a new crafts studio for unleashing your creative juices, a fully equipped gym for daily workouts, a spa for blissful treatments and a fine selection of shops for retail therapy. Equally standout is the day-to-night entertainment at the three-decked central atrium, dome observatory and nightclub and the two-decked tiered Palladium Show Lounge.

Designed to accommodate 1,400 passengers, the 775 sleek cabins vary in size and position on the ship, but all come with flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi (at an additional cost), hairdryers, fridges, safes and ample hanging and storage space, plus an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Your stay on the Columbus Cruise Ship is on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in the Waterfront Restaurant. Please note that supplementary charges will apply for speciality restaurants and the Chef’s Table).

Ibis Amsterdam City West Hotel, Transformatorweg 36, 1014 AK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.


Flights are included from Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton and London Stansted to Amsterdam Airport, Netherlands.

A 5kg hang luggage allowance per person is included, as well as cruise from Amsterdam to London Tilbury, via Hamburg, Germany, and one-way coach transfers from London Tilbury to London Victoria, upon request.

Please note that hold luggage and airport transfers are not included.

From Birmingham, with Flybe:

  • Departing at 14.50, arriving at 17.10.

From Bristol, with easyJet:

  • Departing at 18.10, arriving at 20.30

From London Gatwick, with easyJet:

  • Departing at 16.30, arriving at 18.50

From London Luton, with Vueling:

  • Departing at 08.00, arriving at 10.15

From London Stansted, with easyJet:

  • Departing at 09.40, arriving at 12.00

Cruise departures are included from Amsterdam to London Tilbury via Hamburg, Germany

  • Leaving from Amsterdam at 15.00, arriving in Hamburg at 13.00 (the next day)
  • Leaving from Hamburg at 22.00, arriving in London Tilbury at 08.00 (the next day)

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Fleetway, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact cruise times confirmed for your specific reservation. The cruise time will be within the time parameters detailed in this offer.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Fleetway*** with ATOL number 2748 and your contract is with that company. Fleetway*** booking conditions are available from

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We like

  • Spending the night at a trendy bolthole in Amsterdam, close to the city’s key sights
  • Enjoying full board and comfy accommodation on the mighty Columbus cruise ship
  • Sampling plenty of mulled wine and gemütlichkeit (winter cheer) at Hamburg’s Christmas markets

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