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Berlin Pride To Amsterdam Pride Cruise

July 25 thru August 5, 2022

Come OUTbound with us and show your world pride twice as we experience both of Europe’s biggest and most fabulous pride events in one trip! Cruise Pride to Pride with us, starting in Berlin for Christopher Street Day (or simply CSD Berlin) before sailing through Northern Europe, arriving in Amsterdam in time for the world-famous Canal Parade! Experience the two biggest and best-known parties of the year in a single trip as we cruise in style from one of our favorite European cities to the other. You’ll have a front-row seat for two of the biggest, loudest and most OUTrageous celebrations of their kind anywhere in the world!

Bucket List Moments
  • Celebrate your pride by dancing under the Brandenburg Gate

  • Visit the grave of Frederick the great at Sanssouci Palace

  • Take a selfie in front of Dankwarderode Castle

  • Cheer during the medal ceremony at the Drag Queen Olympics

  • Watch the canal parade float by in Amsterdam

Cruise Berlin Pride to Amsterdam Pride

Book today and choose a payment plan that fits your budget! Choose from either convenient quarterly payments or spread your payments out over monthly installments. Either way, OUTbound has a payment plan designed for any budget!

All Included!!! All Inclusive!!!
  • All Meals & Alcoholic Drinks Included
  • All Shore Excursions Included
  • All Tips & Gratuities Included

MS Victor Hugo

90 Passengers / 45 Staterooms

The Victor Hugo is a smaller ship specifically designed for more intimate ports of call. A limited number of lucky guests ensures you can spend time enjoying a drink from the extensive bar, reading in the lounge, or relaxing on a lounge chair up on the Sun Deck, with abundant room to roam. All staterooms have twin beds that can be configured as a queen and full picture windows. Completely refurbished in 2019, the Victor Hugo is ready to offer our OUTbounders an unforgettable experience cruising Northern Europe. Mixed drinks, wine, beer, sodas, juices and coffee are all included anytime onboard.

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Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

Monday, July 25Berlin5:00pmovernight
Tuesday, July 26Berlin12:00pm
Potsdam2:00pm6:45pm
Wednesday, July 27Magdeburg1:30pm6:00pm
Thursday, July 28Brunswick8:30am12:00pm
Hanover2:00pm6:30pm
Minden7:00pmovernight
Friday, July 29Bremen6:00pmovernight
Saturday, July 30Bremen1:00pm
Sunday, July 31Groningen1:00pm5:30pm
Monday, August 1Amsterdam9:00pmovernight
Tuesday, August 2Amsterdamovernight
Wednesday, August 3Amsterdamovernight
Thursday, August 4Amsterdamovernight
Friday, August 5Amsterdam9:00amdisembark
Berlin, Germany

Die Begrüßung, Berlin! After boarding our ship and settling into your staterooms, come meet your hosts and fellow OUTbounders. This afternoon, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail party before heading out into the city to explore Germany’s capital city. After all, Berlin is one of Europe’s premier gay and party destinations, so would you expect anything less? Catch your breath after a full weekend of Berlin Pride wraps up. Our ship will remain docked overnight in the heart of the city, so come and go as you please. Enjoy all that Berlin has to offer however you want!

Potsdam, Germany

We’ll have one last morning to ourselves in Berlin before saying “auf wiedersehen” to Germany’s capital and setting sail at noon along the Havel River for Potsdam, a city full of history and culture dating back to the Prussian empire. Most of Potsdam’s many sights were built during the 18th and 19th centuries when the city was the residence of the Prussian kings. Frederick the Great chose Potsdam as the location of his summer residence, Sanssouci Palace, which ultimately became his favorite place and sanctuary in difficult times. Its breathtaking structures and wealth of greenery will transport you back to another era. We will rejoin our ship in Brandenbrug after our tour of Potsdam.

Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg was one of the most important medieval cities in Europe. It served as a more or less de facto “eastern capital” of the Ottonian dynasty in the 10th and 11th centuries and remained one of Germany’s most important cities until the early modern era. Magdeburg’s newest “must-see” architectural attraction is the whimsical Grüne Zitadelle (Green Citadel), the last building of eccentric artist-architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Green Citadel is an engaging complex of apartments, shops, cafés and hotel, all wrapped in an electric pink exterior (go figure!) that screams for attention. Our ship will continue to sail during our tour, and we will rejoin it this evening in Calvoerde.

Brunswick, Germany

Brunswick (known as Braunschweig in Germany) was the seat of the Braunschweig Princes from the 9th century until the 13th century. Stroll through the Burgplatz, home to Dankwarderode Castle and St. Blasii Cathedral, both built at the order of Henry the Lion. Pay your respects to the noble leader when you see the Brunswick Lion, cast in bronze in the 11th century and still standing proudly in Henry’s honor. And walk the cobblestone streets of Magniviertel, one of Braunschweig’s oldest quarters and home to authentic restaurants and shops. We will rejoin our ship in Hanover, as it will continue to sail during our tour.

Hanover, Germany

A city with a rich history, Hanover has a wealth of museums and cultural sites. See the Market Church, built in the 14th century and considered to be one of the most well-known examples of brick Gothic architectural style. Admire the Old Town Hall, with Romanesque style influences and Neo-Gothic architecture. Visit the Town Hall and climb to the top of its green dome for a breathtaking view of the city and a view of the Harz Mountain range. The Eilenriede park in the middle of Hanover is twice the size of New York’s Central Park, and Herrenhäusen Gardens continues to be the pride of the city from the days of the Kings of Hanover. We will rejoin our ship in Minden after our tour, where we will remain docked overnight.

Bremen, Germany

Bremen is one of the largest seaports and centers of seaborne trade in Germany. Some of the most memorable experiences include exploring the historic Old Town (Altstadt) and Bremen’s picturesque Marktplatz. Here, you’ll find the statue of Germany’s most famous knight, Roland. Erected in 1404, the statue remains a symbol of the city’s freedom and independence from the church. The more adventurous OUTbounders will take the challenge to climb the south tower of St. Peter’s Cathedral for an exhilarating view of the town down below.

Day of Sailing

Time to recharge. After the craziness that was CSD Berlin, and in anticipation of what awaits us in Amsterdam, today is your day to relax. Lay out and catch some rays on the Sun Deck, spend the afternoon soaking in one of the jacuzzis, play ship games with your hosts in the main lounge or just chill with friends and your fellow OUTbounders. Grab a seat up top and watch the stunning countryside of Germany pass by from your comfortable lounge chair, cocktail in hand. Today is yours, you do you! This evening we arrive at Groningen.

Groningen, Netherlands

Welcome to the Netherlands! Tonight we’ll tour Groningen, a university town filled with incredible cafés, restaurants and trendy shops. Like most cities in the Netherlands, Groningen’s town center is surrounded by a series of canals and is easy to explore on foot. Old town is home to two large market squares, The Grote Markt (great market) and the Vismarkt (fish market), both of which showcase the best of Dutch food and crafts. Groningen is also known as “Martinistad,” referring to its landmark tower the Martinitoren, built in the 15th century, and the highest building in Europe at the time of its construction.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arrive in Amsterdam during the height of Amsterdam Pride. Amsterdam Pride is one of the best known and exciting pride celebrations in the world. The festival attracts over half a million visitors each year and is one of the largest events in Europe. Amsterdam Pride includes unique exhibitions, cultural and sporting events along with countless street parties throughout the city. Today is yours to let your pride flag fly and dive headfirst into one of the largest parties on the planet! Our ship will stay docked near the Centraal Station for the rest of our stay in Amsterdam, so come and go as you please!

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Port

Arrive

Depart

Monday, July 25Berlin5:00pmovernight
Tuesday, July 26Berlin12:00pm
Potsdam2:00pm6:45pm
Wednesday, July 27Magdeburg1:30pm6:00pm
Thursday, July 28Brunswick8:30am12:00pm
Hanover2:00pm6:30pm
Minden7:00pmovernight
Friday, July 29Bremen6:00pmovernight
Saturday, July 30Bremen1:00pm
Sunday, July 31Groningen1:00pm5:30pm
Monday, August 1Amsterdam9:00pmovernight
Tuesday, August 2Amsterdamovernight
Wednesday, August 3Amsterdamovernight
Thursday, August 4Amsterdamovernight
Friday, August 5Amsterdam9:00amdisembark
Berlin, Germany

Welcome to Berlin, one of the most open and accepting cities in the world. You’ll find gay bars, clubs and parties in Berlin, and even a gay museum celebrating all the rich history of our LGBTQ+ community. After boarding our ship and settling into your stateroom, come meet your hosts and fellow OUTbounders. We’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail party before heading out into the city to explore Germany’s capital city. Our ship will remain docked overnight in the heart of the city, so come and go as you please. Enjoy all that Berlin has to offer however you want!

Potsdam, Germany

On today's tour we’re headed OUTbound to Potsdam, a city full of history and culture dating back to the Prussian empire. Most of Potsdam’s many sights were built during the 18th and 19th centuries. Frederick the Great chose Potsdam as the location of his summer residence, Sanssouci Palace, which ultimately became his favorite place and sanctuary in difficult times. Its breathtaking structures and wealth of greenery will transport you back to another era. Frederick named his new palace “Sanssouci”, which translates from the French “without a care”, for this was to be the place he would relax and escape the neighboring city of Berlin.

Magdeburg, Germany

Join us for a tour of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. Settled over 1,200 years ago, Magdeburg is one of the oldest cities in Germany. In the 10th century, Magdeburg was the residence of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I, whose tomb rests inside Magdeburg’s astonishing cathedral which took 300 years to complete. We’ll continue our tour with stops at The Green Citadel and the Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, a Romanesque monastery complex and sculpture park. Enjoy some free time this evening to explore the city on your own.

Brunswick, Germany

Walk with us on a tour through the Burgplatz, seat of the Braunschweig Princes from the 9th century, surrounded on all sides by a marvelous ensemble of historic buildings. We’ll tour St. Blasii Cathedral, constructed by Henry the Lion in 1173 and Dankwarderode Castle, the Romanesque palace that greets you on the Burgplatz. We’ll end our tour with time in Magniviertel, one of Braunschweig’s oldest quarters and home to quaint restaurants and independent shops. Here, the cobblestone streets open onto squares like Ackerhof and the churchyard of St. Magni.

Hanover, Germany

We’ll set off on an excursion to Hanover, a mosaic of regal parks and palaces, a university city and economic center that was once the seat of the royal House of Hanover. The Great Garden is fronted by a palace and enriched with sculptures, fountains and a box-hedge maze. Hanover’s resplendent New Town Hall, with its soaring dome, copper roof towers and location in front of the Maschteich pond, looks like a palace. We’ll tour the famed Herrenhäusen Gardens before spending time at the Marktkirche in the center of the Altstadt, with its distinguishing main tower and four-pointed gables completed in the 1360s.

Bremen, Germany

Join us for a walking tour of Bremen. We’ll see St. Peter’s Cathedral, whose 290-foot high towers dominate Bremen’s skyline, and City Hall, built in the 15th century. We’ll also visit the Marktplatz, surrounded by historic gabled houses, and see the Gothic Roland Statue, erected in 1404 that depicts a mythological knight who symbolizes Bremen’s free city status. In Medieval times, the Weser River brought Europe to Bremen’s door. Sea trade has always been in Bremen’s blood, and from the mid-1600s exotic products like coffee began arriving, with Germany’s first coffee house opening here in the 17th century.

Day Of Sailing

Enjoy a day of rest and relaxation as we continue to sail towards Amsterdam. Spend your time on the Sun Deck with your fellow OUTbounders playing a selection of fun-in-the-sun summer games and trivia challenges, or lay out and catch some rays soaking in one of the jacuzzis. Grab a seat up top and watch the stunning countryside of Germany pass by from your comfortable lounge chair, cocktail in hand. Today is yours, you do you! After dinner, enjoy a night of entertainment with us in the lounge. However, you spend your day, be sure to get plenty of rest and recharge your energy banks. You’re gonna need it!

Groningen, Netherlands

Explore Groningen on your own with free time this morning to stretch your legs, do a little shopping and get your first taste of the Netherlands at one of the cute little cafés near the city center. Groningen is a university town filled with incredible cafés, restaurants and trendy shops. Like most cities in the Netherlands, Groningen’s town center is surrounded by a series of canals and is easy to explore on foot. Old town is home to two large market squares, The Grote Markt (great market) and the Vismarkt (fish market), both of which showcase the best of Dutch food and crafts.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Spend the rest of your time onboard basking in all that Pride Amsterdam has to offer. From street parties to film festivals, the city is alive with pride all week, so make the most of it! There’s Gay Movie Night at the Pathé de Munt, a cinema house on the Vijzelstraat that shows a special classic LGBTQ+ film during pride week, a Senior Pride concert, and of course, it’s Pride Night all week at the bars, clubs and saunas in Amsterdam. The bars on Amstel and Reguliersdwarsstraat will be packed until the early hours of the morning. We’re docked for the rest of the week, so come and go as you please all night, every night!

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Panoramic Lounge

The Panoramic Lounge is the social hub of our ship. Spacious and exceedingly modern, this contemporary and comfortable haven is one of the most popular areas of our vessel day or night. After ordering a drink from the fully stocked bar or trying a specialty tea, relax in the plush and spacious sofas and chairs to catch up with friends and unwind. Each evening before dinner, we’ll gather for a look back on the day’s events and a fascinating talk about our upcoming ports of call. When the evening arrives, we have a medley of entertainment planned especially for you and your fellow OUTbounders.

Main Bar

Enjoy a cocktail at the main bar with us while spending time together. Located inside the Panoramic Lounge, the Main Bar is the place where, time and again, you’ll spend an enjoyable evening nursing a cocktail with great friends, old and new! Whether you’re a mixed drink or wine aficionado, we invite you to join us and enjoy one of the best bars on the river with your fellow OUTbounders. Of course, mixed drinks, wine, beer, sodas, fruit juices, bottled water and coffee are all included anytime onboard.

Restaurant

The restaurant provides a comfortable space to enjoy a daily breakfast and lunch buffet, as well as our evening dinners. You’ll be treated to excellent cuisine as the beauty of this magnificent landscape passes by your window. You’ll have plenty of local specialties to choose from. Expect hearty and delicious German recipes from schnitzel to sauerbrauten. Of course, no cruise through Germany is complete without a taste of apfelkuchen (apple cake). As we sail closer to Amsterdam, sample traditional Dutch recipes like hachee stew, stamppot and everyone’s favorite, Dutch apple pie!

Sun Deck

The Sun Deck is much more than a place to savor a cocktail or catch some rays. For the perfect start to your day, head up to the top deck and watch the sunrise with your morning tea or coffee. It’s also a fantastic way to spend your afternoon, enjoying a panoramic view of the magnificent landscapes. The Sun Deck is ringed by comfortable lounges for a breathtaking view of the passing countryside A gorgeous outdoor living area also has a huge canopy, perfect for OUTbounders who prefer a little shade mixed in with their fun in the sun. And you’re never far from a place to grab a drink up top.

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Upper Deck Staterooms

Starting at $4,997 per person. Every stateroom located on the Upper Deck measures 140sqft and features a large panoramic window. Your bathroom is designed to rejuvenate you after an exciting day exploring. Enjoy a shower complete with indulgent toiletries before settling into your queen or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luscious linens, as you enjoy your flat-screen TV and infotainment system. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with room for hanging clothes on one side and shelves and a cabinet (with a safe) on the other, and there’s extra room under the bed for suitcases.

Main Deck Staterooms

Starting at $4,597 per person. Staterooms located on the Main Deck all have a full picture window that provides unspoiled panoramic vistas of the river and breathtaking landscapes beyond. Lay back in your 110sqft stateroom and watch a film on your retractable flat-screen TV and infotainment system, or enjoy the space as you ponder an exciting day ahead. Your luxurious bathroom features a shower complete with decadent toiletries, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound. Your queen-size bed can convert to two twin hotel-style beds, draped in high-quality linens.

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optional pre cruise package

BERLIN PRIDE

JULY 22 thru 25, 2022

CSD Berlin & Berlin Pride Festival

optional post cruise package

AMSTERDAM PRIDE

AUGUST 5 thru 8, 2022

Pride Amsterdam & Canal Parade

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