Lelystad is an IJsselmeer lake cruise port, municipality and the capital city of the Netherlands Flevoland province, with population around 80,000. The town was founded in 1967 (being built on reclaimed from the sealand) and is 3 m (10 ft) below sea level.
Lelystad is the country's biggest municipality by land area, but a large part of it is water (IJsselmeer and Markermeer). Oostvaardersplassen is a large nature park formed after draining the Zuidelijk Flevoland's polder area. The town is surrounded by parks, woodlands and farmlands. It has its own inland port, as well as several marinas and canals which also help to manage the polder's water levels.
IJsselmeer (IJssel lake) is an inland bay bordering 3 Dutch provinces (Flevoland, North Holland, Friesland) and having total area 1100 km2 (425 mi2) and average water depth 5,5 m (18 ft). IJssel River flows into the lake. Due to large amounts of water from Rhine River (flowing IJssel), IJsselmeer formed as a huge freshwater reservoir providing water for agriculture and drinking. The lake is also used for shipping (cargo and cruises) and fishing. Large riverboat cruises that visit Lelystad are operated by Avalon Waterways.
Port Lelystad cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lelystad, Netherlands Flevoland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|28 March, 2022|
|Avalon Tranquility II|