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Classic Rhine

August 3, 2018 | 8 Days | 9 Cities | 3 Countries

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Including all taxes and port charges! 50% Off the Competition! (Family Friendly)
Combine this cruise with the August 10th cruise and take 10% off total cruise fare. The only common port is Koblenz, where you can tour Marksburg Castle on first cruise and experience Koblenz by night with the Rhine in Flames Festival on the 2nd.
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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!

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Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, the 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 stretch 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.

After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, please join us to raise a glass to toast our voyage at the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

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 city’s 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. The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Stephen, is the town’s most prominent landmark. Laid out in the form of a Latin cross, it is one of Germany’s largest and most important Romanesque buildings and was intended to be no less than the largest church in the western world when building work began in 1030. Visit the popular Technik Museum with exhibits of aircrafts, railroads, fire engines, and ships or enjoy the beer gardens near 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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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Today you can get an evening 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.

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

 

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

 

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Delight in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim, famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. It sits at the foot of the unexpected and grand work of art, the Niederwald Monument, which commemorates the establishment of the German Empire after the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. 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 covered in vineyards, earning the reputation of the best wine growing region on the Rhine, and 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 is 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

 

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

 

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Bonn is much more than just the former capital of Germany. Previously known as the ‘federal village’, and now an internationally renowned hub of commerce and culture, Bonn comes across as assured and cosmopolitan as ever. The city of Bonn straddles the Rhine River and is the birthplace of Beethoven with a memorial and museum honoring the famous composer. Nearby are Bonn Minster, a church with a Romanesque cloister and Gothic elements, the pink-and-gold Altes Rathaus, or old city hall, and Poppelsdorf Palace with its endless botanical gardens. Take a stroll in the geographical heart of Bonn with 160 hectares of green oasis similar to New York’s Central Park. As our Classic Rhine Tour winds down, join the crew for good-byes and a final farewell toast at the Captain’s Farewell Reception, then dine like royalty at the Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 5-Course Farewell 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 the freedom to explore this world-class city on your own.

While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Classic Rhine Tour. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

 

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

Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, the 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 stretch 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.

After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, please join us to raise a glass to toast our voyage at the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

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 city’s 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. The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Stephen, is the town’s most prominent landmark. Laid out in the form of a Latin cross, it is one of Germany’s largest and most important Romanesque buildings and was intended to be no less than the largest church in the western world when building work began in 1030. Visit the popular Technik Museum with exhibits of aircrafts, railroads, fire engines, and ships or enjoy the beer gardens near the river.

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

 

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Arrival:
Depart: 4:00 AM

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

 

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Arrival: 10:00 AM
Depart: 6:30 PM

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

 

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Arrival: 7:30 PM
Depart:

Today you can get an evening 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.

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 in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim, famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. It sits at the foot of the unexpected and grand work of art, the Niederwald Monument, which commemorates the establishment of the German Empire after the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. 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 covered in vineyards, earning the reputation of the best wine growing region on the Rhine, and 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 is 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

Bonn is much more than just the former capital of Germany. Previously known as the ‘federal village’, and now an internationally renowned hub of commerce and culture, Bonn comes across as assured and cosmopolitan as ever. The city of Bonn straddles the Rhine River and is the birthplace of Beethoven with a memorial and museum honoring the famous composer. Nearby are Bonn Minster, a church with a Romanesque cloister and Gothic elements, the pink-and-gold Altes Rathaus, or old city hall, and Poppelsdorf Palace with its endless botanical gardens. Take a stroll in the geographical heart of Bonn with 160 hectares of green oasis similar to New York’s Central Park. As our Classic Rhine Tour winds down, join the crew for good-byes and a final farewell toast at the Captain’s Farewell Reception, then dine like royalty at the Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 5-Course Farewell Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival: 1:00 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 the freedom to explore this world-class city on your own.

While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Classic Rhine Tour. 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.

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*Twin beds cannot be pushed together

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 are delighted to welcome back Kate Barella who debuted on our inaugural cruise. She is sure to again entertain, captivate and direct with her cheeky Brit humor for all aboard.

Kate lives in Eastbourne – on the south 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 all those years in Normandy.

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

Kate trained professionally in London at a theater school, worked professionally as an actor and still does the odd bit of voice-over work. She 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 (onboard 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 house wine, beer, and sodas in the Restaurant.
    • Soda, Beer and House Wines with Lunch and Dinner is $99 per person for the cruise.
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost.
    • The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge.
  • 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 the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.

$999 Airfare Promotion

Airfare Terms and Conditions: All rates are per person (pp) in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. $999 airfare is valid on August 3 sailing for new double occupancy reservations booked and paid in full between June 14 – June 23, 2018. FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy-class airfare departing from Atlanta (or another gateway if the price is $999 or lower or guest chooses to pay the difference for increased airfare cost over $999) as published based on availability. Airfare promotion includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, and taxes. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Teeming River Cruises and departure and arrival dates can vary 1-2 days prior and after cruise. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by Teeming River Cruises and cannot be substituted. All charges associated with any changes or upgrades on booked itinerary become the responsibility of the guests and must be handled directly with the airline. Luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of your confirmation. $999 Airfare not combinable with Solo Traveler Program discount or Travel Agency bookings. Other restrictions apply. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice.