Legendary Rhine Cruise (Amsterdam - Mainz)

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One of the longest rivers in Europe, the Rhine is defined by it`s marvelous scenery as well as small cozy towns and modern big cities.

On our Rhine cruise from Amsterdam to Mainz you will enjoy fantastic landscapes mixed with fairy tales castles on the top of the hills, bright vineyards, beautiful cities and towns and, of course, the real pearl of the Romantic Valley: the famous Loreley.

On the way through three different countries (the Netherlands, Germany and France) we will have eight stops to get acquainted with local history, culture and traditions.

Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Strasbourg and Mainz - all these remarkable cities are in your to-do list on the Romantic Rhine cruise.

Our experienced chef cooks will offer a variety of traditional specialties for you to try delicious local cuisine – be prepared to gain some kilos by the end of the cruise!

Offering you comfortable and spacious cabins, stylish public areas and professional and friendly service onboard our ships we guaranty you to experience one of the most memorable journeys ever!

languages on board
Deutsch, English, Espagnol, Français, Italiano
Program8 days 7 nights

Day 1

/ April 23, 2020
Amsterdam

The arrival day, check-in starts at 16:00. However, if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage at the reception to explore the city on your own before the check-in.

Meals: welcome buffet and dinner.

* Transfer Schiphol airport - port is available for extra charge

Day 2

/ April 24, 2020
Amsterdam

This day is completely devoted to your acquaintance with the city of Amsterdam as we stay there for the whole day. With more than 800 years of history, Amsterdam is famous for its cozy houses on the canals, secret courtyards in the very heart of the city, colorful mixture of cultures and nationalities on the streets and of course the feeling of a true liberty. Moreover, it's a home to many of remarkable museums: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank museum, Rembrandt house, Banksy museum of street art and many more.

So, prepare your camera, pick up a map at the reception desk and don't forget an umbrella - Amsterdam is always unpredictable!

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

*Guided walking city-tour of Amsterdam is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

Day 3

/ April 25, 2020
Arnhem

All of the small Dutch cities have their own charm, and Arnhem is not an exception. Located on the right bank of the Lower Rhine, Arnhem is an ideal place to feel the beauty and the very atmosphere of the Netherlands.

Arriving early in the morning, you have a chance to see the city waking up and starting the daily routine. People on the bikes, children going to school, opening cafés and cozy souvenir shops. There is also a chance to find a local market on one of the main squares and to try the famous herring!

Second part of the day you will spend onboard, enjoying the landscapes of flat Holland with it's mills and cows!

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

!Don't forget to visit: The Netherlands Open Air Museum

Arrival06:00

Departure14:00

Day 4

/ April 26, 2020

After three beautiful days in the Netherlands, we finally arrive in Germany - in the city of Cologne!

Staying there from 06:00 to 22:00 you have a chance to feel the unique vibes of one of the most charming cities on the Rhine. After a delicious breakfast you will enjoy the city center: breathtaking Cathedral that survived both World Wars and cozy narrow streets with cafés and restaurants offering the famous “kölsch” beer.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

*Guided walking city-tour of Cologne is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

Arrival06:00

Departure22:00

Day 5

/ April 27, 2020
Koblenz + Rudesheim + Romantic Rhine Valley

This day is full of activities! In the morning you will visit Koblenz, a lovely German city situated on a confluence of two rivers – the Rhine and the Moselle.

The next port of call will be Rűdesheim, famous by its vineyards, delicious Rűdesheimer coffee and the Museum of mechanical musical instruments.

Between the stops you will enjoy the most important and certainly the most beautiful part of our itinerary – the Romantic Valley. Villages, towns, castles, vineyards and the fabulous Loreley with its legend – be sure to prepare your camera for the highlights of the cruise!

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Arrival07:00

Departure19:00

Day 6

/ April 28, 2020
Rudesheim + Mannheim

You will certainly be impressed by the well-planned city of Mannheim situated on two important rivers – the Rhine and the Neckar.

One of the possibilities on this day is to visit Heidelberg, a historic university town that has survived since the 18th century. The ruins of a castle – the biggest ruin in Europe – have inspired generations of people, most famously the Romantics at the start of the 19th century.

Come and get inspired too!

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

*Guided walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim) is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

Arrival09:00

Departure17:00

Day 7

/ April 29, 2020
Strasbourg

We leave Germany to arrive in France for a full-day stop and to dive into colorful Alsace region.

The whole day is yours: take your camera, a city-map and go directly to the district in the very heart of the city called La Petite France – to admire traditional “gingerbread” houses and beautiful narrow canals.

Walking along the typical Alsace streets you will find yourself by the impressive Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. The city’s main landmark, the cathedral is constructed of dark pink sandstone, and built in the classic Gothic style.

Don't miss a canal cruise to see the city from a different angle!

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

*Guided bus&walking city-tour of Strasbourg is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

Arrival08:00

Departure18:00

Day 8

/ April 30, 2020
Mainz

Early arrival in Mainz, check-out after breakfast

Meals: breakfast

*The closest airport is Frankfurt Airport that is only 40 min by train or car from Mainz. The transfer port - airport can be provided for extra cost.

Kindly note that this is a preliminary program
The list and sequence of the proposed activities may slightly differ from one cruise to another.
Choose cabin

Your ship isMS Crucevita 5*

standard - main deck

▪︎ twin beds

Spacious riverview cabin of 12.3 sq. m with a clever layout and 2 panorama windows. Two twin beds are stowed away during the day to make room for 2 cosy armchairs.

Equipment: toilet & shower, a desk, a wardrobe, central air conditioning/ heating, hairdryer, safety deposit boxes, telephone, satellite TV.

Outlet: 2 220V sockets;

*no sockets in the bathroom.

€ 1490 per person
single occupation: +75%
Services

Our price includes:

  • accommodation in the cabin

  • live music at the bar every nightfull board

  • three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day)

    *breakfast is a buffet-style with hot and cold dishes, healthy corener is available

    *lunch and dinner is a set-menu with a choice of a main dish (meat, fish or vegetarian)

  • early-riser breakfast with cookies and snacks every morning

  • bottled water in cabin replenished daily

  • afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and cake or late night snack

  • welcome buffet

  • table tap water during meal services

  • tea/coffee for breakfast

  • 24-hour coffee-station

  • welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person)

  • welcome and farewell captain’s dinner with special menu

  • luggage service pier – ship – pier

  • refreshments and hand towels after excursions

  • info-channel

Our prices doesn't include:

  • transfers (on request and for extra payment) to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation

  • medical insurances

  • port tax (35 eur per person per cruise)

  • excursions (available on presale only)

  • extra bottled water

  • soft and alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner

  • wi-fi

  • gratuities (recommended, 7 eur per person per day)

  • personal spendings

  • minibar

  • cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per cabin when booking

Add optional extras to your trip:

Excursion package that based on 4 tours:

*Walking city-tour of Amsterdam, 2h

*Walking city-tour of Cologne, 2h

*Walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim), 3h

*Bus&walking city-tour of Strasbourg, 4h

Price per person is 190 eur

• Drink packages:

1) All-inclusive bar/lounge and restaurant during bar opening hours, ca. 09:30 – 24:00 midnight

Included: open wine, sparkling wine, draft beer, soft drinks, juices, coffee/tea

Price: 175 eur per person per cruise

2) Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water (still/sparkling) during lunch and dinner service

Price: 105 eur per person per cruise

3) 1 drink at lunch and 1 drink at dinner

Price: 52.50 eur per person per cruise

Kindly, note:

> any of 3 packages can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

> prices are valid ON PRESALE ONLY and available up to 2 weeks before each cruise

> packages are available for purchase onboard, the prices will be higher

• Transfers:

Schiphol airport - Amsterdam port - car for 2 persons - 80 eur per 1 car

Mainz port - Frankfurt airport - car for 2 persons - 100 eur per 1 car