Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
4:00 AM 17th October 2021

One Bloomin’ Good Sail To Holland

Holland’s once-in-a-decade horticultural display – Floriade Expo 2022 - begins in six months and luxury all-inclusive river cruise line, Scenic, are set to take you there.

Featuring an encyclopaedic array of exotic plants, innovative architecture and intriguing infrastructure from across the globe – cruisers, nature lovers and sustainability enthusiasts alike, can choose to experience the latest circular infrastructure essential for tomorrow’s green cities as they stroll the expansive arboretum, sample health-promoting foods and take in the stunning bird’s-eye view as they soar over the exhibition in a 850-metre cable car.

And Scenic is offering guests the opportunity to visit the iconic event on its eight-day Dutch sights and Belgian delights itinerary. Sailing a return journey from Amsterdam, guests will also enjoy a guided tour through the architectural capital of the Netherlands, Rotterdam, before visiting a local oyster farm for a tour and tasting and an exploration of the diamond-filled streets of Antwerp.

Set within the 17th century Dutch reformed church of Oosterkerk, guests will be treated to a special choir performance – an exclusive experience for guests travelling with Scenic.

Prices for the eight-day river cruise, including Floriade Expo, start from £2,195 per person based on 11 May 2022 departure on board Scenic Ruby. Alternatively, guests can add a visit to the expo to the beginning or end of selected European river cruises, including the 15-day Jewels of Europe itinerary.

Guests booking before 15 October 2021 will save up to £1,600 per couple, while also benefiting from complimentary private chauffeur-driven transfers.

An additional 10 per cent Early Payment Discount applies when paying in full before 30 November 2021.

For more information and to book, visit or call 0808 231 4901.