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Cruises from Amsterdam: Deals and sailings in 2017-2018

Have a look at the incredible options you have for a cruise holiday from Amsterdam.

Peak season for European cruises is during the summer months from May to October. During this time, the weather is perfect for sailing across the ocean in the Northern Hemisphere or hopping from one European city to another if you're travelling via river cruise.

If you haven't booked your sail yet you still have plenty of time. We researched cruises from Amsterdam and came up with information that will help you to plan your cruising holiday easily.

Top deals on cruises from Amsterdam

Multi-day cruises from just £599

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Where do cruises sail to from Amsterdam?

Amsterdam offers a variety of cruises from luxury open-ocean cruises as far as Florida and New York to more local European river cruises down the River Rhine to France, Switzerland, Germany and more.

The most popular cruise destinations from Amsterdam are:

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Southampton, UK
  • Stockholm
  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Savona and Genoa, Italy
  • Athens
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Brussels and Antwerp (river cruise)
  • Nuremberg and Berlin, Germany (river cruise)
  • Marseilles, Paris and Strasbourg, France (river cruise)
  • Basel, Switzerland (river cruise)

Which cruise lines sail from Amsterdam?

  • Oceania Cruises
  • Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Uniworld River Cruises
  • Viking Cruises
  • Travelmarvel
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Tauck
  • Holland America Line


Our picks: Cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest

River cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest sail on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and traverse through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. The journey comprises outstanding vistas of the picturesque countryside, medieval castles and bustling towns.

All-inclusive Jewels of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest cruise with Scenic Cruises

All-inclusive Jewels of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest cruise with Scenic Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14 night sail on Scenic Amber
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Calls in at Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Freudenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Salzburg, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Budapest
  • Departs 8 November 2017

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Enchanting Central Europe on Avalon Waterways

Enchanting Central Europe on Avalon Waterways from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14 night sail on Scenic Amber
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Calls in at Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Freudenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Salzburg, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna and Budapest
  • Various departures from May - October 2018

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Grand European Tour to Budapest on Viking River Cruises

Grand European Tour to Budapest on Viking River Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14 night sail on Viking Ve
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Calls in at Kinderdijk, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Krems, Vienna and Budapest
  • Various departures from November 2017 - November 2018

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Our picks: Cruises from Amsterdam to Norway

Ocean cruises take the Viking route to Norway and offer wonderful views of Norway’s landscapes including fjords and high-rising cliffs.

Norwegian Fjords Amsterdam Roundtrip on Holland America Line

Norwegian Fjords Amsterdam Roundtrip on Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night sail on ms Koningsdam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam
  • Calls in at Eidfjord, Hardanger Fjord, Ålesund, Geiranger, Geiranger Fjord and Bergen
  • Various departures from July - September 2018

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Viking Sagas Amsterdam Roundtrip on Holland America Line

Viking Sagas Amsterdam Roundtrip on Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night sail on ms Koningsdam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam
  • Calls in at Oslo Fjord, Oslo, Stavanger, Flam, Sognefjord and Haugesund
  • 19 August 2018

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Norse Legends via Amsterdam Return on Holland America Line

Norse Legends via Amsterdam Return on Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night sail on ms Koningsdam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam
  • Calls in at Eidfjord, Hardanger Fjord, Ålesund, Geiranger and Bergen
  • Departs 3 June 2018

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Our picks: Cruises from Amsterdam to St Petersburg

The former imperial capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is packed with stunning historical architecture, iconic cathedrals, museums and shopping hubs. You have the option to take both one-way and round-trip ocean cruises from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg.

Explore Scandinavia and Russia on Celebrity Cruises

Explore Scandinavia and Russia on Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12 night sail on Celebrity Eclipse
  • Roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam
  • Calls in at Warnemünde (Berlin), Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Nynäshamn (Stockholm) and Copenhagen
  • Departs 25 July 2018

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An Idyllic Round Trip From Amsterdam on Royal Caribbean

An Idyllic Round Trip From Amsterdam on Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12 night sail on Brilliance of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam
  • Skagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen
  • Various departures from May to September 2018

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Scandinavia and Russia Exploration on Celebrity Cruises

Scandinavia and Russia Exploration on Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12 night sail on Celebrity Eclipse
  • Roundtrip cruise from Amsterdam
  • Calls in at Warnemünde (Berlin), Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm and Copenhagen
  • Departs 1 July 2018

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Our picks: Cruises from Amsterdam to Barcelona

Explore the colourful and sunny side of Europe on an ocean cruise to Barcelona. The itinerary usually includes stopovers in Bruges, Le Havre, Bordeaux and Lisbon.

All-inclusive Azure Atlantic Crossing on Regent Seven Seas Cruises

All-inclusive Azure Atlantic Crossing on Regent Seven Seas Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 28 night sail on Seven Seas Navigator
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to New York
  • Calls in at Zeebrugge (Bruges), Nantes, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Ferrol, Porto, Lisbon, Cádiz, Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena, Granada, Portimão, Madeira (Funchal), Ponta Delgada, Horta and St. George's Island.
  • Departs 21 August 2018

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All inclusive sail from Amsterdam to Catalonia on Viking Ocean Cruises

All inclusive sail from Amsterdam to Catalonia on Viking Ocean Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10 night sail on Viking Sky
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona
  • Calls in at Le Havre (Paris), Portsmouth, Vigo, Strait of Gibraltar, Málaga and Cartagena
  • Departs 6 October 2018

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Iberian Peninsula Voyage with Celebrity Cruises

Iberian Peninsula Voyage with Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 12 night sail on Celebrity Eclipse
  • ONe way cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona
  • Calls in at Zeebrugge (Bruges), Le Havre (Paris), Bilbao, Lisbon, Cádiz, Gibraltar and Cartagena
  • Departs 30 August 2018

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Our picks: Cruises from Amsterdam to Basel

River cruises depart from Amsterdam and travel across Germany on the Rhine to reach Basel, Switzerland. The cruise passes through beautiful landscapes dotted with old fortresses, towns and villages.

Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel with Avalon Waterways

Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel with Avalon Waterways from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night sail on Avalon Imagery II
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
  • Calls in at Cologne, Koblenz, Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Strasbourg and Breisach
  • Various departure dates from October 2017 - November 2018

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Rhine Getaway from Amsterdam to Basel on Viking River Cruises

Rhine Getaway from Amsterdam to Basel on Viking River Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7 night sail on Viking Hlin
  • One way cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
  • Calls in at Kinderdijk, Cologne, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach,
  • Various departures from October 2017 - November 2018

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Where do cruises depart from in Amsterdam?

Cruises from Amsterdam depart from two ports: Amsterdam Passenger Terminal and Felison Terminal.

While Amsterdam Passenger Terminal is located close to the city near the railway station, Felison Terminal is in the port city of IJmuiden which is 40km from Amsterdam.

To reach Amsterdam Passenger Terminal from Schiphol Airport by public transport, take the train from the airport to Centraal station. The train ride takes 15 minutes and is followed by a 15-minute walk to the terminal. Taxis from the airport take around 15-20 minutes, depending on the traffic.

There is no direct public transport from the airport to Felison Terminal. However, you can take a train from the airport to Amsterdam CBD then connect to a bus to the port.


Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Taxis, ubers and airport shuttles can save you time and hassle when making your way from the airport to the port. Private transfers can be booked through Viator starting from $23 per person.


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Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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