It had been a fascinating time in the Netherlands and Belgium. AMAWaterways has developed a diverse tulip time itinerary packed with cities, towns, villages, and countryside. The excellent guides and audio VOX system enhanced our understanding of all we saw and experienced. The entire week was filled with activities and ports, and most of our sailing was done at night. Although we would have loved a day to do "nothing" but sail on the Amalegro and watch the scenery, I can't think of a port I would have sacrificed for a day on the water.
The next morning, we disembarked and took the Amalegro shuttle to the airport. Like most small ships, the disembarkation process was smooth and lacked the stress and "hurry up and wait" sometimes seen on large cruise ships. We didn't have to put our bags outside the door until 30 minutes before we were to leave for the airport, making packing easier. By the time we ate breakfast, our bags were on the bus and it was time to go home.
Thanks to AMAWaterways and the crew of the Amalegro for a memorable time on the rivers, canals, streets, and gardens of the Netherlands and Belgium.
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