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29. September - 6. October 2025 | River Cruise Edition

Since over 27 editions our boutique-style Smooth Jazz Festivals have been known for their cosmopolitan, familiar atmosphere at unique places: Good music. Good food. Good wine. Equal to a good time! But what about pushing this concept to the limit? More boutique-style. More familiar. More unique places. Equal to a more personal experience! What if the festival does not take place in a ‘5-star hotel on land’, but in a ‘5-star hotel (river cruise ship) cruising along the Waterways of Holland & Belgium’?

This week-long cruise aboard the AMADEUS Brilliant begins and ends in Amsterdam – 'the Venice of the North' and the capital city of the Netherlands. This popular river getaway on the canals between Ghent and the Ijsselmeer surprises and delights travelers from all over the world. Visit peaceful fishing villages where traditional costumes are still worn, observe old windmills that have given day-to-day life its rhythm for centuries, and of course, sample some delicious Edam cheese and world-famous Belgian chocolates. Cities such as Bruges, Maastricht, Rotterdam, and Antwerp, with their unique culture and architecture, may cause you to lose track of the day as you meander their charming streets and alleys.

Culinary and musically excellence: Revel in the stylish ambience of the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, breathtaking views of the shore’s landscape, and the high-level service of the AMADEUS staff while savoring our take on haute cuisine going paired with fine wines from regional winegrowers. Every day is rounded off with the most fascinating Smooth Jazz masters live on stage in the Panorama-Lounge.
A limited festival experience to max. 130 guests.

Week 1 Itinerary Week 2
Day 1 Amsterdam Day 8
Day 2 Arnheim Day 7
Day 3 Middelburg Day 6
Day 4 Ghent Day 5
Day 5 Antwerp Day 4
Day 6 Rotterdam Day 3
Day 7 Amsterdam Day 2
Day 8 Amsterdam Day 1
Week 1 Itinerary Week 2

Included benefits

Live Music
  • Live concerts every evening
  • On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene.
  • Festival poster
  • Festival T-shirt
Suites & Staterooms
  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with French balconies offering a wide-open view
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Choice of bed configuration in all cabins (double or twin beds)
Gourmet Dining
  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing softdrinks, beer and selected wines from Europe's best wine regions served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Cabin water 0,7l glas bottle per day per cabin
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
Voyage of Discovery:
  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations and local cultural performances
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent tours
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare
  • Free WiFi on board

MS AMADEUS Brilliant

The AMADEUS Brilliant, which departs from Amsterdam, allows guests to experience the charm of the waterways of Holland and Belgium in an unforgettable way. You will feel at home from the moment you board this stylish cruise ship, where contemporary design meets the highest levels of comfort, inviting you to relax and enjoy the exceptional ambience on board.
Further info, photo gallery, 360º panoramic tour, etc.

Payment plans with 6-12 instalments

A deposit payment of 20% of the total travel price is due with order. The remaining 80% of the total travel price are payable in equal instalments. The balance payment is at the latest due by 1. June 2025. The interim payments are due by the 1st of each month in between. You can choose your payment plan in the basket before check-out.

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