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New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

Cologne → Cologne

8 Days

Treat yourself to a memorable year end celebration with a special highlight: our New Year’s party on board. After a 5-course gala dinner we invite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.

Itinerary

Welcome to your New Year’s cruise, which starts in Cologne. After you have explored your floating premium hotel, the cruise director invites you to a Welcome Cocktail on board. In the evening, the chef will present you with a special and diverse Welcome Dinner, while your ship starts its journey towards Rüdesheim.

Stay Cologne
Departure at 5pm

You get to know two particularly attractive Rhine towns today, starting in Rüdesheim, which you can explore during the course of a morning sightseeing walk. At midday, your ship continues its journey. During this section of your cruise, you pass the myth-enshrouded Lorelei statue, and shortly thereafter you reach the cultural town of Mainz. You can end the day here with a leisurely stroll and a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. Later in the evening, your ship leaves Mainz.

Stay Rüdesheim
8am - 12.30pm
Stay Mainz
3pm - 6pm

At lunch time, you reach the next stop of your trip in the French Alsace region, where your ship docks in wintery Strasbourg. A visit to the picturesque old town is highly recommended, for example as part of an extended city sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour bus, which will take you to the most beautiful sights of Strasbourg. In the early evening, your ship weighs anchor and continues its journey upriver, towards Switzerland.

Stay Strasbourg/Kehl
12:00 noon - 6pm

On the morning of Old Year’s Day you arrive in Basel. You can make use of the opportunity to join us for a morning city sightseeing tour, which will take you to the most beautiful sights in Basel, the third-largest city in Switzerland. In the evening, we will spoil you on board with an elegant New Year’s dinner, and at midnight we will pop champagne bottles, watch the spectacular fireworks illuminating the sky from the sun deck and ring in the New Year in style. Happy New Year 2018!

Stay Basel
Arrival at 8am
Excursions

Spend New Year’s Day relaxing on board your 5-star luxury ship, which leaves Basel in the morning and travels downriver. Recover from last night’s New Year’s celebrations and allow us to spoil you with culinary delights, while you enjoy the restful atmosphere in the Panorama Bar or the AMADEUS Club, where you can sit back, relax and admire the passing wintery riverscapes.

Stay
Departure at 9am

During the night, your ship docks in the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Speyer which played an important role in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. Your ship remains here until midday, allowing you to explore the city with a sightseeing walk in the morning, whereafter your ship travels to Mannheim. After lunch, you can make a detour to the nearby city of Heidelberg, which is famous for its castle and historic old town. At midnight your ship departs and heads towards Oberwesel.

Stay Speyer
2am - 12pm
Stay Mannheim
2pm - 11.45pm
Excursions

Before breakfast, you arrive in Oberwesel, which is situated in the Middle Rhine Valley. The town is particularly well-known for its many towers, which you can view during the course of a morning sightseeing walk. Thereafter, your ship weighs anchor and passes the imposing Lorelei Rock again for the second time on this trip. After lunch, you reach Koblenz, where you can explore the beautiful old town during a guided walking tour in the course of the afternoon.  In the evening, the captain will invite you to an elegant Gala Dinner on board, while your ship continues its journey to Cologne. 

Aufenthalt Oberwesel
7am - 11:30am
Stay Koblenz
2pm - 10pm

The end of your journey has dawned. After a generous breakfast, you disembark and take leave of your floating hotel. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Cologne
Departure 3am

Dates & Prices


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Inclusions

  • Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks
    with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard 
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Excursion Packages

Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them - so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.

Cruise Highlights Unit Price A B
Rüdesheim walking tour incl. music cabinet museum $ 26.00
Mainz walking tour incl. Gutenberg Museum $ 19.00
City Tour of Strasbourg $ 62.00
City tour of Basel $ 76.00
Speyer walking tour $ 18.00
Excursion to Heidelberg $ 53.00
Oberwesel walking tour $ 18.00
Koblenz walking tour $ 18.00
Onboard Booking Price $ 200.00 $ 290.00
Prices for packages booked in advance $ 169.00 $ 245.00

Arrival & Hotel

Arrival & Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer.

COLOGNE (DE)
Port – Airport $40
Train Station – Port $31