A river cruise between Belgium and Holland for LGBTQ+

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European river cruise specialist VIVA Cruises has launched its first LGBTQ+ & Friends cruise in Belgium and Holland. This does not prevent the French from participating…

It will take place from February 28 to March 3, 2024 and the 4-night itinerary includes the cities of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, all in a relaxed and friendly environment. The new cruise can already be booked online.

Viva Cruises

Behind the VIVA Cruises brand is the famous Swiss shipping company Scylla AG, which currently has a fleet of 40 ships. VIVA Cruises wishes to establish itself as an international river cruise operator.

One ship for 176 clients

The five-day journey will take place aboard the Viva Moments, a modern ship with a capacity of 176 passengers. The cruise will start and end in Antwerp. On the second day, guests will explore the Dutch city of Rotterdam, known for its modern architecture and creative scene. A city walk will allow passengers to experience the atmosphere of the city, which offers a wide variety of museums and art galleries.

On days three and four, Viva Moments will dock overnight in Amsterdam, with a city canal cruise included.

The largest LGBTQ+ library

The lucky ones will also have the opportunity to visit the IHLIA LGBTI Heritage – the world’s largest archive of LGBTQ+ history – before exploring the nightlife of Amsterdam, famous for its LGBTQ+ bars and clubs. Popular neighborhoods include Reguliersdwarsstraat, Zeedijk and Warmoesstraat.

On the way back to Rotterdam, guests will have the opportunity to relax in the Viva Moments wellness area, or continue to have a good time on board, as there will be DJ entertainment every evening.

Cruise prices start from 795 euros per person, and include VIVA Cruises’ signature VIVA All Inclusive product, which includes full board, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, minibar, branded beauty products luxury cosmetics, Wi-Fi and full gratuities.


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