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Classic Rhine

August 3, 2018 | 8 Days | 8 Cities | 3 Countries

Summer’s End Family Friendly River Cruise!

From $1299 

including all taxes and port charges! 35% Off the Competition! (Suitable for all ages 8+)

Having 4 children ourselves (now grown), we loved to travel together for history, culture, and food! We have had many, many requests for a family friendly cruise. Now is your chance to let your kids experience much of what Europe has to offer- culture, history, the people, customs and again- cuisine! Jeff & Gina

Note: Passengers who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied and share a stateroom with a parent, legal guardian or another responsible adult over age 21. There are no connecting cabins on Teeming River Cruises. Children under 8 years of age are not allowed on any Teeming River Cruises.

Join the beautiful MS Royal Crown in Basel, Switzerland, for an unforgettable adventure on the mighty Rhine river – the single most important waterway for over 2000 years.  Sail from Basel, where Switzerland, France & Germany meet and visit stunning Strasbourg, home of the European Parliament and famous Alsatian wines.  Travel through history and fall in love with some of the most enchanting & historical German cities & towns such as Speyer with its amazing Technical museum, Mainz, the home of the world famous Gutenberg museum and gorgeous Rudesheim with its winding, cobbled lanes lined with beer gardens & wine taverns!  Spend time in Koblenz where the Rhine & Mosel rivers meet and enjoy Bonn, the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Finally, disembark the next day in Dusseldorf – another bustling metropolis!

Deck Plans


Room Availability

Royal Suite

Premium Cabin

PC15 ~ $2,059/$294 night
Booked
PC16 ~ $2,059/$294 night
Booked

Deluxe Cabin*

*Twin beds cannot be pushed together

Itinerary

Date
Port
Arrival
Depart
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Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, he city is known for its many internationally renowned museums, ranging from the Kunstmuseum, the first collection of art accessible to the public in Europe (1661) and the largest museum of art in the whole of Switzerland, to the Fondation Beyeler (located in Riehen). In the medieval old town known for its internationally renowned museums explore the collection of arts or tour Switzerland’s oldest university. Built between 1019 and 1500 the Basler Munster is a famous landmark of Basel. The Romantic and Gothic styles combined with the twin towers stretches across the skyline drawing visitors from across the world. At the Pfalz, sit and relax as you admire the views of the Old Town. For these and many other sites Basel calls itself the Cultural Capital of Switzerland.

Meals: 5-Course Welcome Aboard Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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The capital city of the Grand Est region, Strasbourg is located in northeastern France. The town has a beautiful blend of German and French architecture. The cities historical center, the Grande Ile, was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. Its Gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame  also known as The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg stands high above the skyline at 142 meters making it the 6th tallest church in the world. It features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its spire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Speyer is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the history of Speyer begins with the establishment of a Roman camp in 10 B.C. making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. Its name evolved from Spira. The Speyer Cathedral, or the Imperial Cathedral, has loomed large and powerful for 1000 years. It is the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe. Close by is the Technik Museum. Since 1991 exhibits of aircrafts, railroads, fire engines, and ships have had many admirers stop by. Additionally, there are a couple of beer gardens right close to the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Today you can get an early start exploring the splendidly restored Old Town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. The state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz is famous for Romanesque cathedrals (such as the Mainz Cathedral with its lavish interiors), the Gutenberg printing press and fine wines. Tour the Gutenberg Museum, housing a replica of the 15th century Gutenberg printing press as well as two original Gutenberg bibles.  This charming wine-growing district is officially the “Wine Capital of Germany”. Savor some “Spundekas” (a spicy creamed cheese) with a local wine before heading back to the boat. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and cruising along the picturesque river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Delight yourself in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim at the foot of the Niederwald, famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. Spend the morning sauntering down the renowned Drosselglasse, the narrow cobblestone lane in the heart of the Old Town. This pedestrian street is lined with charming shops, cozy wine taverns and inviting restaurants. Rüdesheim is enveloped with vineyards, earning it the reputation of the best wine growing region on the Rhine, some experts would argue the best in the world. It is especially well known for its Riesling wines. Visit the eclectic Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a museum of automated musical instruments. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and cruising along the picturesque river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Koblenz truly is a feast for the eyes with its backdrop of vineyards, forests and mountains. Snap a photo as you lean on the giant bronze thumb sculpture at Koblenz’s famous German Corner (Deutsches Eck), where the Rhine meets the Moselle River.  After leaning on the “thumb”, lean into history as you wind your way through the Old Town. Explore the French influence and ancient remnants of Roman walls. Stroll along the river promenade and roam the town’s romantic narrow streets, where you might encounter flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes or possibly a weinstube (wine tavern). Sample a Moselle Riesling while drinking in the amazing atmosphere of the oldest wine region in Germany.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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The home of Beethoven, Bonn is located spanning the Rhine River. The Beethoven house, on the west bank, is the birthplace and contains the largest Beethoven collection. The exhibits show in detail the life and compositions of the famous composer. In addition, view the digital collections and stage. The Rheinaue is Bonn’s most important leisure park. It has been compared to Central Park in New York. Created in 1979 for the National Horticultural Show, the park has become a city landmark. The University’s gardens and historical museum are both popular places to visit. The Munster Basilica, in Munster square, is the main shopping location with various local cafes and restaurants. Bonn was West Germany’s capital in 1949.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Your cruise comes to an end back in the incredible city of Dusseldorf. Dusseldorf is an engaging mix of ancient and modern, with medieval history and urban trendiness. As you take in the sites of this one-time small fishing village, you will understand why it is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. Begin your exploration on the waterfront street Rheinuferpromenade (“Rhine promenade”), which connects the historic Old Town with the MedianHafen (i.e. the modern harbor). Visit landmarks like the Rathaus (City Hall), Burgplatz, St. Lambertus Basilica and Rheinpark. Stroll the luxurious shops along the renowned Konigsallee, Germany’s most elegant avenue. With its beautifully restored houses, bridges, and fountains; the promenade is more than just a shoppers’ paradise but also an attraction itself. At the end of Konigsallee, you will find yourself in the tranquil Hofgarten, Dusseldorf’s version of New York’s Central Park. The park is home to the spectacular Schloss Jagerhof palace, a stunning reproduction of 18th century Rococo architecture. Complete the day in Old Town, locally nicknamed “the longest bar in the world”, with a glass of the local specialty Altbier.

Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own.

Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Port
Date
Details

Arrival: 3:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM

Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, he city is known for its many internationally renowned museums, ranging from the Kunstmuseum, the first collection of art accessible to the public in Europe (1661) and the largest museum of art in the whole of Switzerland, to the Fondation Beyeler (located in Riehen). In the medieval old town known for its internationally renowned museums explore the collection of arts or tour Switzerland’s oldest university. Built between 1019 and 1500 the Basler Munster is a famous landmark of Basel. The Romantic and Gothic styles combined with the twin towers stretches across the skyline drawing visitors from across the world. At the Pfalz, sit and relax as you admire the views of the Old Town. For these and many other sites Basel calls itself the Cultural Capital of Switzerland.

Meals: 5-Course Welcome Aboard Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 9:00 AM
Depart: 8:00 PM

The capital city of the Grand Est region, Strasbourg is located in northeastern France. The town has a beautiful blend of German and French architecture. The cities historical center, the Grande Ile, was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. Its Gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame  also known as The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg stands high above the skyline at 142 meters making it the 6th tallest church in the world. It features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its spire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 8:00 AM
Depart:

Speyer is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the history of Speyer begins with the establishment of a Roman camp in 10 B.C. making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. Its name evolved from Spira. The Speyer Cathedral, or the Imperial Cathedral, has loomed large and powerful for 1000 years. It is the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe. Close by is the Technik Museum. Since 1991 exhibits of aircrafts, railroads, fire engines, and ships have had many admirers stop by. Additionally, there are a couple of beer gardens right close to the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival:
Depart: 4:00 AM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 7:00 AM
Depart:

Today you can get an early start exploring the splendidly restored Old Town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. The state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz is famous for Romanesque cathedrals (such as the Mainz Cathedral with its lavish interiors), the Gutenberg printing press and fine wines. Tour the Gutenberg Museum, housing a replica of the 15th century Gutenberg printing press as well as two original Gutenberg bibles.  This charming wine-growing district is officially the “Wine Capital of Germany”. Savor some “Spundekas” (a spicy creamed cheese) with a local wine before heading back to the boat. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and cruising along the picturesque river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival:
Depart: 7:00 AM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 9:00 AM
Depart: 2:00 PM

Delight yourself in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim at the foot of the Niederwald, famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. Spend the morning sauntering down the renowned Drosselglasse, the narrow cobblestone lane in the heart of the Old Town. This pedestrian street is lined with charming shops, cozy wine taverns and inviting restaurants. Rüdesheim is enveloped with vineyards, earning it the reputation of the best wine growing region on the Rhine, some experts would argue the best in the world. It is especially well known for its Riesling wines. Visit the eclectic Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a museum of automated musical instruments. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and cruising along the picturesque river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 8:00 PM
Depart:

Koblenz truly is a feast for the eyes with its backdrop of vineyards, forests and mountains. Snap a photo as you lean on the giant bronze thumb sculpture at Koblenz’s famous German Corner (Deutsches Eck), where the Rhine meets the Moselle River.  After leaning on the “thumb”, lean into history as you wind your way through the Old Town. Explore the French influence and ancient remnants of Roman walls. Stroll along the river promenade and roam the town’s romantic narrow streets, where you might encounter flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes or possibly a weinstube (wine tavern). Sample a Moselle Riesling while drinking in the amazing atmosphere of the oldest wine region in Germany.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival:
Depart: 7:00 PM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 12:00 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM

The home of Beethoven, Bonn is located spanning the Rhine River. The Beethoven house, on the west bank, is the birthplace and contains the largest Beethoven collection. The exhibits show in detail the life and compositions of the famous composer. In addition, view the digital collections and stage. The Rheinaue is Bonn’s most important leisure park. It has been compared to Central Park in New York. Created in 1979 for the National Horticultural Show, the park has become a city landmark. The University’s gardens and historical museum are both popular places to visit. The Munster Basilica, in Munster square, is the main shopping location with various local cafes and restaurants. Bonn was West Germany’s capital in 1949.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 4:00 AM
Depart:

Your cruise comes to an end back in the incredible city of Dusseldorf. Dusseldorf is an engaging mix of ancient and modern, with medieval history and urban trendiness. As you take in the sites of this one-time small fishing village, you will understand why it is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. Begin your exploration on the waterfront street Rheinuferpromenade (“Rhine promenade”), which connects the historic Old Town with the MedianHafen (i.e. the modern harbor). Visit landmarks like the Rathaus (City Hall), Burgplatz, St. Lambertus Basilica and Rheinpark. Stroll the luxurious shops along the renowned Konigsallee, Germany’s most elegant avenue. With its beautifully restored houses, bridges, and fountains; the promenade is more than just a shoppers’ paradise but also an attraction itself. At the end of Konigsallee, you will find yourself in the tranquil Hofgarten, Dusseldorf’s version of New York’s Central Park. The park is home to the spectacular Schloss Jagerhof palace, a stunning reproduction of 18th century Rococo architecture. Complete the day in Old Town, locally nicknamed “the longest bar in the world”, with a glass of the local specialty Altbier.

Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own.

Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

Meet Your Cruise Director

Granted this is the Royal Crown, not The Love Boat; but still that theme song is playing in my head ~ “…exciting and new. Come Aboard. We’re expecting you.”

As noted in “Our Story”, the idea for founding Teeming River Cruises first emerged on a European river cruise owners Jeff and Gina Paglialonga took in the fall of 2016. “…Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.”

Kate Barella

We welcome back Kate as she will again be a treat for Teeming River Cruises and for all aboard!

Kate lives in Eastbourne – south on the coast of England. She has worked as a Tour director and Cruise director (Ocean and River), for 17 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living in Normandy for 4 years.

Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandanavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and UK. She has worked on following rivers as Cruise director; Rhine, Rhone, Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, Danube.

Kate trained professionally in London at a theater school and worked professionally as an actor and still does the odd bit of voice over work and just finished a drama documentary. Her hobbies include – travel(of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • 8-Day Cruise visiting 8 Cities & 3 Countries
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (on board your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Midnight Snack
  • Complimentary Coffee & Tea
  • Drink packages available for this cruise
    • Soda, Beer and House Wines with Lunch & Dinner is $99 for the cruise (both occupants of cabin must purchase, so $198 per cabin)
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • Teeming/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in most ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or data
    • Photography With Your Smartphone- Leave Your Big Camera Behind
      • How to edit your photos with your Smartphone as well
  • Nightly Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less”!
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Onboard Fitness Center
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur.
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from airport are not included in tour package.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in tour package. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.