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Springtime Gardens River Cruise EBU Congress

29 May 2022

This tour is currently sold out, but if you'd like to register your interest we can put you on a wait list in case we have any cancellations. Just fill in your details below and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
Join First for Bridge and the English Bridge Union on this springtime journey, cruising against a botanical backdrop through Holland and Belgium’s most beautiful gardens.
  • Spend six nights on board the recently renovated MS Arena
  • Exclusively chartered ship for Congress guests
  • Green and blue pointed event
  • Fantastic full board package with tea/coffee and evening snack
  • Enjoy the beauty of Floriade, a spectacular floral event which only takes place every 10 years
  • Explore the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk
  • Visit the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise) and the Plant Palace
  • Good allocation of sole occupancy cabins with low single supplement 

EBU Overseas Congress

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the EBU to provide carefully selected accommodation for their UK and overseas congresses. All overseas congresses have an exclusive Green and Blue pointed bridge programme, which can be booked directly with the EBU, once your accommodation is booked with First for Bridge. Please book via your EBU account, or call 01296 317203 to pay your Bridge fee and add participation in this Bridge programme to your package. For 2023 departures the EBU fee is NOW INCLUDED in the holiday cost. You no longer need to make a separate payment to the EBU for the Bridge services. The EBU will contact you to collect your entry details.
Join us for this celebration of colour as we experience one of the Netherlands most famed floral events on this very special EBU Congress River cruise. As we journey through Holland and Belgium, we will see the very best of springtime, but the focal point of the cruise will be the world’s ultimate flower show, the fabulous Floriade Expo which is only held every 10 years! Held in Almere, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the theme will be ‘growing green cities’, and here we’ll be treated to a cornucopia of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers and flower bulbs.

Your Accommodation

MS Arena


Our new 4-star ship has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything.

MS Arena is completely deserving of its place in our premier cruise collection! Whether you’re cruising the Dutch Waterways, the rivers Rhine, Moselle or Danube, all the way to the Black Sea, this elegant, 4-star ship promises everything you’d wish for – and more – making for an unforgettable river cruising experience.