• Summary
    Cologne

    Included Features

    • 8-day river cruise with large, outside river-view stateroom featuring French Balconies
    • 9 Cultural Enrichment shore excursions with local expert guides
    • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets
    • Services of an experienced and attentive Cruise Director
    • Services of an Onboard Concierge, dedicated to the individual experience seeker
    • Superb dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee & tea, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
    • Gourmet dining with all meals included – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners featuring fine local ingredients and regional specialties
    • Welcome Aboard cocktail party & dinner and Captain’s Farewell gala dinner
    • A featured off-ship meal and cultural event
    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's famous wine regions, with every dinner on board
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • All English language on board
    • All Port Charges included
    • All local taxes and entrance fees
    • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
    • Wi-Fi onboard – connection speeds may vary

    Included Excursions

    • City Tour Amsterdam with canal cruise
    • Excursion Holland Waterland
    • City tour Cologne
    • City walk Cochem with wine tasting
    • City Walk Koblenz
    • City tour Ruedesheim with Music Museum
    • City tour of Heidelberg
    • City walk Speyer
    • City tour Strasbourg

    Not Included Features

    • Tips
    • Insurance
    • Personal Expenses
    • Airport/ship transfers

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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY
    Amsterdam Canal 1
    Day 1: Amsterdam

    You embark in the late afternoon. There'll be a welcome cocktail party before dinner is served on board. The ship remains moored overnight in Amsterdam.

    Day 2: Amsterdam - Utrecht

    After breakfast you may join our "city tour Amsterdam and Holland Waterland" (optional) excursion. When we drive to the embarkation of the canal-tour you will see a little bit of the city but the highlight will of course be the cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. Afterwards we drive to the countryside of Volendam and visit a dairy specializing in local Dutch cheeses. In the meantime your vessel has sailed to Utrecht where the guests who joined the excursion board the vessel again.

    Cologne 2


    Day 3: Cologne

    We spend the day at leisure, cruising by some well known cities like Düsseldorf and Cologne before reaching St. Goarshausen in the evening. This evening you will be part of the spectacular event "Rhine in Flames". This show will be a real highlight of the cruise! After the show your vessel will set sail for Bonn.
     

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    Day 4: Cochem

    During breakfast you arrive in the German city of Bonn. From here you can start your excursion to Cologne (included). A comfortable coach brings you to Cologne where you will get to know this former settlement of Colonia during a guided walking tour. You'll see Cologne's most important sights, namely its central old quarter, the cathedral, the town hall, the Guerzenich, the city walls and gate, churches and historic squares. From the bank of the Rhine there's a fine view of the entire old quarter after which you visit the cathedral, which is Cologne's icon and Germany's largest cathedral (depends on the opening hours of the Cathedral and / or if a mass is celebrated etc.). Its art treasures include a shrine housing the relics of the 3 holy kings. After the tour the bus brings you back to Coblenz where your vessel already awaits you. After lunch a walking tour  (included) shows you the highlights of this 2000-year old city, surrounded by picturesque riverside scenery and backed by four low mountain ranges. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, its narrow lanes and alleyways, and the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make Coblenz a friendly place where tourists feel right at home. The vessel leaves Coblenz after dinner.
     

    Rudesheim


    Day 5: Koblenz - Ruedesheim

    Wake up in Cochem, a quaint small town through which a walking tour  (included) can be taken. This includes, among other sights, Cochem's fine medieval town gate and market place and a visit to a tavern for a wine tasting session. After the tour a bus brings you to Alken where your ship has sailed in the meantime. While you enjoy your lunch on board the vessel will sail to Coblenz again and in the afternoon your tour to Rüdesheim  (included) starts from here. The walking tour of the town of Rüdesheim includes a visit to Siegfried's Music Museum, where all kinds of mechanical musical instruments from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones are displayed. The ship arrives in Rüdesheim for dinner and you'll board again.
     

    Mannheim


    Day 6: Mannheim - Speyer

    This morning the vessel docks at Mannheim, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar. Unusually for Germany, the city's centre is laid out in a North-American grid pattern (called "Quadrate" in German), so it's sometimes referred to as the Quadratestadt. Its main street leads to an enormous 18th century palace, formerly the seat of the Electors of the Palatinate but now housing the University of Mannheim. This morning you can choose between a city tour of Mannheim  (included) and a city tour of Heidelberg (optional). Heidelberg, home to Germany's oldest university, was founded in 1386. Our guided tour features a visit to the city's imposing castle, a red sandstone ruin overlooking the Neckar River and a walking tour through the historic old quarter and the market place. We return to the ship for lunch and cruise on to Speyer during the afternoon. This old imperial city on the Rhine has had a rich and turbulent past. Religious architecture steeped in history, impressive facades of various styles, winding alleys and romantic squares characterize it. The guided walk  (included) includes a look at the old city gate and the Jewish baths. In the evening the vessel heads off towards France. On this penultimate evening of your cruise the captain welcomes all the passengers to a special dinner and the splendid ship's orchestra, which has been entertaining you in the bar throughout the cruise, will do its best to persuade you to take a turn on the dance floor.
     

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    Day 7: Strasbourg

    This morning your ship will have reached Strasbourg, the ancient capital of Alsace and one of Europe's most attractive cities. After breakfast, take a guided tour  (included) of the city. See the European Parliament building and enjoy a guided tour of the inside of the vast and famous cathedral (which features carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework). The richness and sheer density of Strasbourg's historic buildings have led to the entire city centre being adopted as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Strasbourg is definitely well worth visiting for the combination of its history, its cuisine and its unique atmosphere. During lunch the ship casts off for the last time on this cruise, heading upstream to Basel.

    Day 8: Basel

    Arrival in Basel in the morning. Disembarkation after breakfast. End of the cruise.

  • Map
    Rhine Castles1
  • Dates & Prices 2015

    Date:
     

    Vessel:

    C-4*Haydn

    C-1*Haydn

    B-4** Strauss

    B-1 Strauss

    A-1 Mozart

    Suite Mozart

    23 - 30 April

    Silver II

    $2298

    $2638

    $3278

    $3395

    $3758

    $4429

    07 - 14 May

    Silver II

    $2899

    $3245

    $3529

    $3669

    $3998

    $4695

    30 May - 06 June

    Princess

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    04 - 11 June

    Silver II

    $2899

    $3245

    $3529

    $3669

    $3998

    $4695

    13 - 20 June

    Princess

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    18 - 25 June

    Silver II

    $2899

    $3245

    $3529

    $3669

    $3998

    $4695

    25 June - 02 July

    Brilliant

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    17 - 24 July

    Princess

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    31 July - 07 Aug

    Princess

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    11 - 18 September

    Princess

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    25 Sep - 02 Oct

    Princess

    $2685

    $2978

    -

    $3369

    $3669

    $4298

    15 - 22 October

    Princess

    $2188

    $2428

    -

    $3118

    $3449

    $4058

    Prices per Person twin share

    * C-4 Amadeus Silver II: 116, 117, 118, 119 / Amadeus Brilliant: 107, 108, 109, 110 /
    Amadeus Princess: 109, 111, 112, 114
    **) Single cabins: available on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins
    ***) B-4 Amadeus Silver II: 233, 234, 235, 236
    + special cruise date with spectacular firework event "Rhine in Flames"

    C-4/C-1: 15%, B-4: 30%, B-1: 50%, A-1: 60%, Suite: 100%
    No single cabin possible in the category Suite. All cabins are outside  facing and equipped with shower and have two beds that can be linked  together or set up separately, as you wish.

    Cruise  prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions  apply. Subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to  currency fluctuations

  • Dates & Prices 2014

    Departure Date:
     

    Vessel:

    C-4*Haydn

    C-1*Haydn

    B-4** Strauss

    B-1 Strauss

    A-1 Mozart

    Suite Mozart

    March

    22

    Princess

    $1948

    $2287

    -

    $2977

    $3295

    $3880

    April

    12

    Princess

    $2024

    $2342

    -

    $3032

    $3372

    $3935

    May

    02, 16

    Elegant

    $2594

    $2890

    -

    $3295

    $3591

    $4187

    June

    12

    Princess

    $2594

    $2890

    -

    $3295

    $3591

    $4187

    July

    07

    Princess

    $2594

    $2890

    -

    $3295

    $3591

    $4187

    23

    Silver

    $2790

    $3060

    $3415

    $3558

    $3625

    $4526

    August

    06

    Silver

    $2790

    $3060

    $3415

    $3558

    $3625

    $4526

    September

    18

    Princess

    $2594

    $2890

    -

    $3295

    $3591

    $4187

    October

    02, 16

    Princess

    $2024

    $2342

    -

    $3032

    $3372

    $3935

    23

    Diamond

    $2024

    $2342

    -

    $3032

    $3372

    $3935

    30

    Princess

    $1758

    $2134

    -

    $2682

    $2957

    $3541

    Prices per Person twin share

    * Amadeus Princess: 109, 111, 112, 114 / Amadeus Elegant & Diamond: 107, 108, 109, 110
    Amadeus Silver: 116, 118, 121, 123
    ** C-EK single cabins on Amadeus Elegant & Diamond are available at the same price as C-1 cabin
    *** Amadeus Silver: 235, 236, 237, 238
    + special cruise date with spectacular firework event "Rhine in Flames"

    Single Cabin Supplement: C-4/C-1: 15%, B-4: 30%, B-1: 50%, A-1: 60% of cruise price
    No single cabin possible in the category Suite. All cabins are outside  facing and equipped with shower and have two beds that can be linked  together or set up separately, as you wish.

    Cruise  prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions  apply. Subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to  currency fluctuations

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