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Launched in 2004 and lauded as the best European river ship, the five-star M.V. Heidelberg is one of the finest river vessels in Europe, distinguished by a combination of refined elegance and modern facilities. Providing an intimate and luxurious cruise experience, the M.V. Heidelberg is reminiscent of a deluxe "boutique" European hotel with rich wood paneling, the artful use of fabrics and original artwork placed throughout the ship.  The 56 deluxe cabins are a generous 190 square feet with two twin beds or one queen bed, and each is beautifully furnished with private bathroom facilities and shower, a built-in closet, desk, telephone, television and radio. Hair dryers and terry robes are also available upon request. Each stateroom offers a private view of the legendary scenery. Each meal - breakfast, morning bouillon, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and midnight snack - is served in a single seating in the ship's elegantly-appointed dining room. The acclaimed international cuisine is prepared fresh daily with local produce and ingredients. Guest facilities and services include a lounge, bar, beauty salon, boutique, laundry facilities, library, sun deck and fitness center with massage, sauna and steam room. The experienced international staff maintains the highest levels of excellence in service and hospitality. This ship meets the highest international safety and environmental standards.

Holland & Belgium


Waterways of Holland & Belgium
April 10 - 18, 2009

Celebrate the spirit and beauty of springtime in the Low Countries on this spectacular journey along the waterways of Holland and Belgium aboard the deluxe M.V. Heidelberg, one of the finest river ships in Europe. On this exclusive River Life itinerary, cruise past centuries-old windmills and charming canal-lined villages as Holland's tulips burst into full spring bloom. Discover picturesque Old Dutch towns like Volendam, Middelburg and Delft; explore the exceptionally well-preserved medieval Flemish cities of Bruges and Antwerp; and visit Holland's most famous windmills at Kinderdijk. Also included is a visit to the home of the great Flemish Master, Peter Paul Rubens, a private canal cruise in Amsterdam, and a tour of the extraordinary gardens of Keukenhof, where millions of tulips, daffodils and other flowers bloom each spring. Throughout the program enjoy specially arranged educational programs and cultural activities, including private beer and chocolate tastings in Belgium.







This comprehensive itinerary is an exclusive offering from Gohagan & Company, who has been operating exceptionally successful cruise programs in Holland & Belgium for more than 20 years.

Gain unique insight and a personal look into life in Holland & Belgium during our specially arranged Village Forum with local residents. 

Enjoy the best value on the market with travel aboard the exclusively charted five-star M.V. Heidelberg, the finest ship cruising the Dutch waterways.


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $2495 per person, plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901