New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine
8 Days
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New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine




8 Days

Treat yourself to a memorable year-end celebration with a special highlight: an exciting welcome to the New Year will be heralded on board.

Ring in the New Year in style in the river city of Basel, which beckons a grandiose firework display above the Rhine. Be there and enjoy the atmosphere when all the church bells in the city ring in the New Year. View the spectacular fireworks illuminating the sky from the Sun Deck. Next day, relax or explore the old town complete with a bright red Rathaus (Town Hall) building.


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 5:00pm

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 Ruedesheim

8:00am - 12:30pm


Stay Mainz

3:00pm - 6:00pm


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

12:00pm - 6:00pm


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 and ring in the New Year in style.

Stay Basel

Arrival at 8:00am


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 Basel

Departure at 9:00am

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

2:00am - 12:00pm


Stay Mannheim

2:00pm - 11:59pm


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. 

Stay Oberwesel

7:00am - 11:30am


Stay Koblenz

2:00pm - 10:00pm


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

Arrival at 3:00am

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

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Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard  
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Introductory Excursion Package | for only $ 234 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.

  • Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum
  • Strasbourg with canal boat tour
  • City tour of Basel
  • Speyer walking tour with visit to the Imperial Dome
  • Koblenz walking tour

Save up to $ 92 per person

Full Excursion Package | for only $ 337 per person

Pick from our selection of unforgettable shore excursions, plus enjoy a discounted rate when purchased in advance. 
Receive the best value when you book our full excursion package prior to departure. Create your own personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours in ports where we offer multiple options. Please note, a discounted excursion may not be exchanged for another during your cruise.

Cologne – Cologne

Unit Price

Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum

$ 36

OR Drosselgasse and tasting of Rüdesheimer coffee

$ 36

Mainz walking tour with Gutenberg Museum

$ 26

Strasbourg with canal boat tour

$ 82

OR Freiburg with visit to the Münster

$ 50

City tour of Basel

$ 99

Speyer walking tour with visit to the Imperial Dome

$ 32

Heidelberg with visit to the castle

$ 70

Oberwesel walking tour

$ 26

Koblenz walking tour

$ 26

OR Visit to the fortress Ehrenbreitstein

$ 57

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services


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 (Germany)

Train Station - Port $ 40

Airport - Port $ 50

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