The year is 1912. It’s an age of steamships, trains and exploration. A voyage by sea is a luxurious experience for first class passengers and an excuse for lavish parties and regular changes of clothing to suit the time of day.
Hugh Edwards, the famous novelist and third cousin of the Earl of Rochester, is travelling to Amsterdam with his newly wedded wife and former secretary, Florence Archdeacon. Their recent marriage created something of a scandal in the press, given the 40 year age difference involved. Love, it seems, knows no barriers. Unfortunately, it seems death also knows no barriers as their honeymoon plans are far from the expected marital bliss.
Just as the ship leaves port, an unknown man is found dead in a steward’s cupboard. With the boilers stoked and the great ship already underway, there is little to be done but telegraph the police, who ask that the body be put into the cold storage until they return.
Questions abound. Who was the dead man? Why was he killed? And, with it likely that his murderer is still on board, are any of the passengers safe?
If a murder isn’t enough for you, the ship’s facilities will ensure your weekend break starts as soon as you step on board.
We have several modern bars and live music as well. For thrill-seekers, head to the casino!
Alternatively, catch the latest Hollywood films at our cinema. After all that fun, you can return to your comfy en suite cabin.
Amsterdam is a hub of culture, history and art. There’s a museum at every turn, from the renowned Van Gogh museum to the diamond museum. There are art galleries, canal tours, cycle tours and a myriad of small cafes and unique shops. Cycle through Vondelpaark, stop for a tipple in the chic bars or wander through the art district of Jordaan.
People choose to sail to Amsterdam time and again because of its vibrant, inviting atmosphere.
We arrange coach travel directly to the city centre, so you can explore the Netherland’s vibrant yet compact capital as soon as possible.
The murder mystery experience begins on boarding, where you’ll be handed all the information you’ll need to know during the voyage.
During the welcome drink, expect a shocking revelation! You’ll then be given time to enjoy a meal before meeting all the suspects who will be located in different places around the ship. Take your time getting to know them, their eccentricities and their evaluation of events so far. You can then relax in the bar and enjoy all the other on board entertainment available.
Overnight, expect a surprise delivery through your cabin door which will elaborate on the plot.
Saturday is a day for you! Enjoy breakfast in peace and explore the delights of Amsterdam before returning back to the ship. The murder mystery now takes on a whole new twist for the homeward journey!
Do you have what it takes to solve ‘Murder on the High Seas’ and name the killer? Will you be able to break into the mysterious case left behind by the unknown stranger and find out what it contains?
Our cosy standard cabins offer great value for money and are equipped with everything you need for your voyage. These inside cabins feature an en suite bathroom with a shower and toilet, plus air conditioning and a desk. Inside cabins sleep 2 to 4 people.
These sea view cabins feature an en suite bathroom with a shower and toilet, plus air conditioning, a desk and an electrical outlet (European standard).
Enjoy all the comforts of Premium Class in our large Commodore and Commodore De Luxe cabins. All Commodore cabins are en suite with beautiful sea views, allowing you to relax in the privacy of your cabin.
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