Rhine & Moselle Delights (Christmas Cruise)
FRC-797328/789609 Dutch Waterways
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£3,075
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Itinerary
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Day 1
Basel, Switzerland

The city of Basel, in northern Switzerland, sits along the Rhine at the mouths of the Birs and Wiese rivers. It is divided into two parts – Kleinbasel (industrial section to the north) and Grossbasel (the older commercial and cultural centre). The latter is dominated by the Romanesque and Gothic-style Munster, which was Basel’s protestant cathedral until 1528 and houses a monumental slab to Erasmus, who is entombed there. Other notable buildings include the late Gothic-Rathaus (Town Hall), the Church of St. Martin (Basel’s oldest religious foundation), and the 14th-century Franciscan church – which now houses a historical museum.

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Day 2
Breisach, Germany

Located on the right bank of the Rhine, opposite the French town of Neuf-Brisach, sits the south-western German town of Breisach. This town is home to the 11th century Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral of St Stephan – which features a Renaissance pulpit, silver shrine, a high altar made from carved wood, and a wonderful terrace which offers spectacular views over the Rhine into France. Elsewhere in Breisach, you will find a museum on municipal history – which is home to an impressive collection of artefacts dating back to the Stone Age.

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Day 3
Strasbourg, France

Located along the banks of the Rhine River close to the border with Germany, is the capital city and largest city of the Grand Est region, Strasbourg. The historic Grande Île city centre of Strasbourg has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is immersed is Franco-German culture.

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Day 4
Heidelberg, Germany

Located in the Rhein-Neckar region of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, is the popular city of Heidelberg. It is home to many historical sites, including Germany’s oldest university, which was established in 1386. There is also a Castle, which is open to the general public; and remnants of a city wall built by Celts to prevent Germanic tribes from entering. There are as many as eight theatres in Heidelberg including: Stadttheater, a large state-run venue; and Zimmertheater, which is Germany’s oldest private theatre. For those seeking a spot of retail therapy, there is the Hauptstraße shopping street – which is approximately one mile in length and is thought to be the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe.

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Day 4
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
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Day 6
Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Bernkastel-Kues, situated north-east of Trier, on the Moselle River, is made up of two former towns – each of which retains a distinctive feel and character. Above the town sits the ruins of Landshut Castle, built in the 9th century and offers fantastic views of the Moselle and surrounding area. Bernkastel is home to a renowned market and is filled with romantic half-timbered houses and beautifully designed gables. This part of the town is also home to the 14th century Pfarrkirche St Michael, which has a tower and was historically part of the fortification wall. Kues is home to a hospice, which was founded by Nikolaus Cusanus and contains a chapel, library, courtyard and cloisters. Hidden within the hospice are a series of vaulted cellars, where you can sample regional sparkling Moselle wines.

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Day 7
Trier, Germany

The city of Trier is a popular destination during Moselle River cruises due to its rich history and position within the Moselle Wine Region. Many believe it is the oldest city in Germany, dating back to the 4th century BC when it was settled by the Celts.

Modern day Trier has much to offer its visitors, including Roman and Medieval buildings, like the Porta Nigra and the cathedral, which are extremely well-preserved. There are also museums dedicated to the history of Karl Marx and Roman artefacts found in and around the city, along with the ever-popular toy museum. Additionally, there is a vibrant Christmas market held on the streets throughout December.

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Day 8
Cochem, Germany

The small but popular village of Cochem sits on the banks of the Moselle River, southwest of Koblenz. Located on both sides of the Moselle, most of the main part of the village lies under the Reichsburg Castle. It is necessary to cross a bridge from the other side of the river, after docking, to visit Cochem’s narrow alleyways, half-timbered medieval houses, and town gates. Situated on the hilltop that dominates the town, Reichsburg Castle, which was originally built in 1294, was destroyed by the French in 1689 and later rebuilt in the late 19th century.

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Day 8
Lahnstein, Germany
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Day 9
Cologne, Germany

As the fourth largest city in Germany and the largest city on the Rhine River, Cologne is regarded as the historic, cultural and economic capital of the Rhineland. It is highly regarded for its trade fairs, cathedral, perfume, and Koelsch beer. It was also once a significant part of the Roman Empire, and the remains of many Roman buildings and town walls are still visible today. There is a range of Roman artefacts on display in the Roemisches Germanisches Museum, which is well worth a visit.

Cologne is also home to the French Gothic style Kolner Dom Cathedral, for which construction began in 1248 but remained unfinished for 600 years. The structure - which can still be visited today - is made up of two 157 metre-high spires, buttresses, pillars and arches – which collectively support the central nave. The remains of the kings who followed the star to Bethlehem are believed to have been contained within the south tower.

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Day 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Regarded as the Venice of the north, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is made up of a series of 90 islands, which are connected by almost 1,200 bridges. Today, Amsterdam is a city of contrasts, with many people being attracted to this vibrant destination for its range of bars and night clubs. On the other hand, Amsterdam is home many renowned architectural structures, insightful museums and beautiful gardens.

The Royal Palace was originally built in the 17th century to serve as a town hall, but is now one of three palaces in the Netherlands to be under disposal of the monarchy. In the springtime, be sure to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million flower bulbs create a beautiful display of bold and bright colours.

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Accommodation

Suite Stateroom

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room.  Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite AA+ Stateroom

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite AA+ Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room. Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite AA & AB Staterooms

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite AA & AB Staterooms offer luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite BA & BB Stateroom

Situated on the Violin & Cello Deck the Suite BA & BB Staterooms offer luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite C Stateroom

Situated on the Violin & Cello Decks the Suite C Staterooms offer accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities.  A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite D & E Staterooms

Situated on the Piano Deck the Suite D & E Staterooms offer accommodation featuring 2 fixed windows. A well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Entertainment

After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Main Lounge & Bar

This versatile space hosts a bar, dance floor, plenty of comfortable couches and big windows on three sides and is used for everything from the morning port talks, daytime reading and chatting to scenic cruising, afternoon tea and evening entertainment.

Complimentary Internet & Entertainment On-Demand

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore Europe with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Complimentary Bikes & Bike Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedalling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks. 

On-Shore Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalised attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in. 

Dining
  • Main Dining Restaurant - offering regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • Private Dining in Wine Room - perfect for celebrating a special occasion
  • Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace - open on select days for lunch
  • Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant - an intimate venue where guests can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees with every lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Main Restaurant

All the way forward on Cello Deck is the comfortable Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here in a relaxed, open-seating environment. Breakfast and dinner can be ordered off the menu or taken buffet-style, while dinners are a menu-driven affair, each offering their own, port-dependent local specialties.

The Chef's Table

Join a few of your fellow travellers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special, multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes paired with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner.

Seating at most 28 guests, it is an intimate, private venue secluded from the rest of the ship. With just you and a handful of other people, this is a fantastic atmosphere for meeting fellow travelers and making new friends over an exceptional dinner. There is no additional cost to dine at The Chef’s Table — all you have to do is make a reservation.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin & Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
HealthFitness

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? They have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre, our Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Fitness Centre

Located on the aft of the Violin Deck you will find a well equipped gym at your disposal.

Spa

Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board at the deluxe Spa. Choose from a variety of treatments using only the finest products available.

Swimming Pool

Take a dip in the swimming pool or bask in the Whirlpool - lie back, relax and take in the scenery. 

Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

Located on the Violin Deck amble on down and treat yourself to a makeover. Choose from a variety of beauty treatments using only the finest products available and our expert hair stylist and beauty therapist will have you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Walking Track

Situated on the Sun Deck take in the views as you stroll around the walking track.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants, but no responsibility will be undertaken for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and they will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Dress Code

It is recommended that country club casual wear be worn for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner. 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Lower Sun Deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Heated Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

 

Violin Deck

 

  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace
  • Observation Lounge
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Suite Staterooms 301, 303 & 304
  • Suite AA+ Stateroom 302
  • Suite AA Staterooms 305-314
  • Suite BA Staterooms 315-324
  • Suite C Staterooms 325-332

 

Cello Deck

 

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • Suite BB Staterooms 201-206 & 217-225
  • Suite AB Staterooms 207-216
  • Suite C Staterooms 226-233

 

Piano Deck

 

  • Suite D Staterooms 101-110
  • Suite E Staterooms 113-116
  • Crew Cabins

 

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