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Floriade Mini-Cruise

  • Greenhouse at Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - Courtesy of

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 4. Floriade_Greenhouse - Courtesy of
  • Flowers at Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - Courtesy of

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 14f. Flowers - Courtesy of
  • Aeres College entrance to Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands © BDG Architecten - Courtesy of

    Floriade, Amsterdam, Almere, Netherlands - 5a. Aeres College - Entrance © BDG Architecten
3 day tour
From £139 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Beginning in 2022, Floriade Horticultural Expo, will once again be showcasing the best Flora and Fauna in the most highly anticipated horticultural event in Europe. The theme of this year’s decennial Floriade Expo will be ‘growing green cities’, focusing on the sustainability of our cities of the future illustrating the most innovative verdure exhibits for following 6 months. Opening in the spring of 2022 in the spacious Almere, a city located a short distance away from Amsterdam, will transform into a living laboratory showcasing fascinating and ingenious horticultural exhibitions provided by many countries, cities and innovative businesses.

This expo will also be the start of a new city district close to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Almost everything that will be built for the exhibition will become part of the legacy of Almere. The structures will remain and become part of the community. As part of this innovative exhibition concept, Floriade Expo 2022 will stimulate innovation and the development of solutions that can benefit us all. It will be a living laboratory and a platform for smart solutions.

Departing from the port of Hull embark on a relaxing overnight cruise to Rotterdam with P&O Ferries. On board, why not enjoy an extensive buffet dinner and breakfast? Furthermore, the journey across is complete with evening entertainment with a great atmosphere in the café and bar. The following day, transfer from the port in Rotterdam to Floriade. Here you will have until mid afternoon to explore the charming gardens and flower displays.  In the evening, board the return overnight sailing back to Hull.

Treat yourself to a splash of colour and embrace nature’s beauty. Whether you are a novice or green-fingered gardening God, this is a wonderful trip. The vibrant gardens are a delight to behold. A visit is a lovely way to celebrate nature and welcome the coming summer.


April - October 2022

Suggested itineray

Day 1

Cruise from Newcastle/Hull/Harwich

Upon arrival in Board our cruise ship for our overnight cruise to Holland. Whilst on board, why not enj enjoy a 5 course buffet dinner in The Kitchen restaurant? After dinner, why not settle down in the Sunset Show Lounge or the Piano Bar to take in the night’s entertainment.

Day 2


Spend a full day exploring the living laboratory that is Floriade. Discover new developments and be touched by what you see and see the many attractions, lots of art and culture, and with a unique collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Floriade Expo 2022 will be an extraordinary expo. For six months the attention to the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ will be focused on the cities of the future. Visitors will have a unique and meaningful experience: while visiting the expo they will be invited to ‘explore, touch and change’.

The expo site will be developed as a Green City Arboretum, serving as a model for green structure development in cities. This arboretum will consist of a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Around 3000 species have been selected that contribute to the green city in terms of biodiversity, air purification, food production and city climate management.

The arboretum will be planted in alphabetical order. Each lot within the grounds will be allocated a letter of the alphabet. A four-meter wide strip around each lot will contain plants and trees, the Latin names of which starts with the letter allocated to the lot. We invite participants to choose planting that bears a relationship to their exhibit, country or city of origin.

Day 3

Disembark and return home

Disembark early morning in the UK and continue on your journey home.

Your ship

Your ship will be the Pride of Rotterdam or The Pride of Hull with facilities including The Kitchen restaurant and the Sunset Show Lounge. There is also a bar to meet and socialise with fellow passengers. All cabins include en-suite shower room and WC. Upgrades to low berth and outside cabins are available on request.

The ship is accessible for passengers with mobility issues. If you do have any mobility issues, please contact us as soon as possible.

Half twin

(based on low berth cabin)

2022 dates from £139.00 per person

Supplements apply for single cabin occupancy. Upgrades available for low berth inside and outside cabins.

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.102. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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