New Year's Cruise on the Rhine

8 days from Cologne to Cologne

on MS Amadeus PRINCESS

Dec 28, 2017 only 1 departure!

New Years cruise 2

Rhine New Years Eve cruise

Spend New Years Eve on the sun deck of  our deluxe river ship, the MS Amadeus Princess, looking out at all the bright lights of Basel and then dance the year away with our orchestra on board with popular European melodies. Start your cruise in in Cologne, sailing downstream to Switzerland among the impressive Rhine landscape of castles, ruins and historic towns of Germany and Switzerland stopping at one of Europe's most bi-cultural and beautiful city, Strasburg in Alsace. Celebrate new Years in Old World style!

ITINERARY

Day 1 COLOGNE
Individual arrival in Cologne, the former Roman stronghold famous for its world renowned Cathedral. Airport or railway station transfer can be requested. Embarkation starts from 3 pm, cruise departs from Cologne at 5pm. Enjoy Welcome cocktail on board before your Welcome dinner. Sail toward Ruedesheim during the night.
 
Day 2 RUDESHEIM - MAINZ
Early morning arrival in Ruedesheim, the lovely town, settled among vineyards, one of the main centers of Rhine wine production Take part of the optional city walk in the old town and also visit to the Music Museum. Depart at noon and the ship will arrive at Mainz located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers, an old tow of the Holy-Roman Electors and the Guttenberg Bible, the very first printed book from 1454. Optional city walk of Mainz including the Guttenberg Museum or relax on board. The ship will depart Mainz at 6pm and sail toward Strassburg.

Day 3 - STRASSBURG
Afternoon arrival at Strasbourg, the ancient capital of Alsace and one of Europe's most attractive cities with its Romantic looking half timbered houses and their reflections on the waters of the canal. After breakfast, take a guided tour See the European Parliament building (inside visit ) and the beautiful Christmas markets.  Strasbourg is definitely well worth visiting for the combination of its history, its cuisine and its unique German-French atmosphere. We depart Strasburg early evening sailing toward Switzerland.

Day 4 - BASEL
Early morning arrival in Basel. Optional city tour of Basel to visit all major sights included the gilded houses and the painted red Town Hall with its arcaded courtyard, a unique example of Burgundy Gothic style. This evening enjoy our special New Years Eve Gala dinner and program and dance into the New Year! .

Day 5 - BASEL
Enjoy a relaxing day on board in Switzerland or stroll around the lovely old town. 

Day 6 - SPEYER - MANHEIM or Heidelberg
Early morning arrival in Speyer, the old imperial city on the Rhine with impressive facades of various styles, winding alleys and romantic squares. The guided walk includes a visit to its impressive cathedral. The ship departs from Speyer at noon and during lunch we cruise on to Mannheim, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Neckar. 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. Join our Excursion to Heidelberg to visit this charming university town listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The ship will depart at 8pm and sail toward Boppard and Koblenz.

Day 7 OBERWESEL - KOBLENZ
Arrival at Oberwesel at 7am and optional city walk of the city . Leave at 11:30 sailing through Medieval castles and castle ruins passing by the legendary Lorelei rock with the enchanting maid of golden hair luring sailors to their early death. Arrive in Koblenz at 2pm. Enjoy an optional city walk of Koblenz. Evening Captain Gala dinner with entertainment on board.

Day 8 COLOGNE
Disembarkation after breakfast, end of program. Optional transfer to the airport or railway station.
   

 Program Includes:

         7-night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom

         Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise

         Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner and 24 hour coffee, tea and hot chocolate service.

         Free flow quality red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship

        Wwelcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Captains Gala Dinner, New Years Eve gala dinner

        Programs and features which are marked as included in the  itinerary

         New Years Eve Party

         Daily onboard music performances by the on-board musicians

         Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director

         Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)

         Port taxes and local taxes

         Modern wireless audio system

 Not Included:

     optional excursions: Please see our EXCURSION PACKAGES listed below. We kindly ask you to notify us of your excursion packages and single excursion booked in advance up to 14 days prior to departure.

         tips

         insurances

         personal expenses

 2017  Departure dates and prices in Euros per person 

CATEGORY

C-4 *)

C-1 or CEK

B-4

B-1

A-1

AMADEUS SUITE

Deck

Haydn

Haydn

Strauss

Strauss

Mozart

Mozart

Type of bed

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Deluxe

Twin/Double

Suite
Twin/Double

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

28.Dec 2017-4 Jan'18

1275

1550

1884

2072

2326

2799

Limited number of C-4 and B-4 cabins:

C-4
09, 111, 112, 114
B-4
233, 234

Single cabin supplement

DECK

HAYDN

 B-4 
STRAUSS

B-1
STRAUSS

MOZART

Dec 2016

15% 30% 50% 60%

No single cabin possible in the category Suite. 

Save on PREPAID EXCURSIONS!

EXCURSION PACKAGES 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

City walk Ruedesheim with Music Museum

23,00

23,00

City walk Mainz mit Gutenberg-Museum

16.00

City tour Strasburg

53,00 

 53,00 

City tour Basel

66,00

 66,00

City walk Speyer

 15.00

15.00

City tour Heidelberg

 

 46,00 

City walk Koblenz

15,00

 15,00

City tour Oberwesel

  15.00

RATE PER PERSON

172.00

249.00

 

 

 

Save  15%
146.00
212.00

The excursion package to be booked in advance!

Airport - Transfer in Cologne: Euro 35 per person per way

 

MS Amadeus ships description  view description of ships with pictures and deck plans