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Rhine & Danube In The Fall

October 29, 2020 | 14 Days | 16 Cities | 3 Countries

Your cruise will take place on the MS Royal Emerald | 5 Star Luxury for Less with Teeming River Cruises. Learn more about your ship.

14 Days From $2,299 £1,786 $3,365AU

Itinerary Cologne to Vienna

8 Days From $1,496 £1,162 $2,190AU

Itinerary Cologne to Nuremberg

7 Days From $1,358 £1,055 $1,988AU

Itinerary Nuremberg to Vienna

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Itinerary

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Begin your Teeming River Cruise by awakening your senses in the 2,000 year-old city of Cologne. One of Germany’s largest cities and the capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is Gothic cathedral. Peer up at the soaring twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral (Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to really get your blood pumping climb the 533 steps of the south tower for a panoramic view of the city and the Rhine. Tantalize your taste buds at the Cologne’s most popular museum, Imhoff Chocolate Museum. Follow your nose to the quirky Farina Fragrance Museum (advance reservations recommended), smelling the scent that put Cologne on the map. You might also choose to spend your afternoon & evening exploring the Roman ruins and the Old Town abounding with shops, cafes & taverns (try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed for over a hundred years).

At the famous Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, where the Rhine and Moselle converge, lies one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns – Koblenz. Vineyards, forests and four mountain ranges form the backdrop to the city, whose 2,000-year history has given rise to beautiful churches and castles, palatial residences and grand town houses. French joie de vivre and German tradition have produced a truly unique cultural fusion in Koblenz, characterized by cozy wine taverns, a genuinely welcoming atmosphere and great food – from gourmet cuisine to hearty fare. People come to Koblenz from all over the world to soak up this charm amid the narrow lanes, tucked-away corners and delightful city squares.

Delight in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. It sits at the foot of the unexpected 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 its reputation for 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.

Frankfurt is a diverse & cosmopolitan city that lies on the banks of the Main river.  This mighty city is a mix of old and new sitting side by side.  Discover the countless, fascinating museums such as the House of Goethe, the Fine Arts Museum or the city museum or sit back and relax in the old town surrounded by beautiful old architecture and try the famous Apple wine.  Whatever your taste Frankfurt has something for everyone with its modern cityscape and charming old town and shopping streets.

Spend your day discovering the historic town of Miltenberg. This Bavarian village consists almost entirely of half-timbered houses which amazingly escaped both fire and war damage. As you meander along the cobble-stoned streets you feel as if you have entered your own storybook complete with a hilltop castle. Admire the enchanting Market Square with its Renaissance fountain. Visit one of if not the oldest inn in Europe, Giant’s Inn (Gasthaus zum Riesen).

Experience the charming fairy-tale town of Wertheim, where the Main meets the Tauber river. Admire the imposing ruins of the Wertheim Castle, perched on a hill overlooking the town. If you’re looking for something more active, consider hiking uphill to the castle, approximately a 15-minute walk from the village. The views from the castle ruins are spectacular and there’s even a restaurant and beer garden. For those desiring a more leisurely pace, shop in quaint boutiques and enjoy an enticing fresh baked pretzel at Fritz Frischmuth bakery (offering arguably the best pretzels in Wertheim). Search out the leaning Pointed Tower of Wertheim. Strike a pose beside this 13th-century tower, formerly a prison for drunkards and “quarrelsome wenches” and one of the most photographed landmarks of the city.

Taste Würzburg’s charm and discover first-hand why it is known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”. Although much of the city was destroyed by World War II (nearly 80%), a considerable amount has been restored to its former glory. This Franconian city is not only surrounded by lush hillside vineyards but also adorned with Baroque & Rococo architecture and steeped in history. Take in the wonder of the UNESCO-listed Residenz, an 18th-century Versailles-like palace built for Wurzburg’s prince-bishops. With one of the city’s enduring traditions being winemaking, consider enjoying a glass of Franconian wine (known for its dry, fruity flavor and distinctive rounded bottle).

Expanding over seven hills, each crowned by a church, Bamberg is often called “Franconian Rome”. Locals like to reverse the phrase, humorously claiming that Rome is the “Italian Bamberg” (It’s all a matter of perspective, right?) One thing is for certain, you will love your viewpoint as you spend your day sauntering along the cobbled lanes bordered by half-timbered buildings, blooming flowers, and waterways. Arched bridges add to the fairy-tale image of this medieval town. In fact, the entire Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While there you might also like to try Bamberg’s distinctive smoke-flavored beer first brewed in 1536 before returning to the ship.

Immerse yourself in history as you tour the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Explore its more recent history centered on the pre-war Nazi rallies and the Nuremberg Trials, visiting haunting sites related to the war. Although most of the city was destroyed by World War II bombing, many of the buildings, including the medieval Nuremberg Castle, have been restored to their former splendor using the original stones. Visit Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg’s large market square in the heart of the city, showcasing The Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the ornate Schoner Brunnen monument and Lebkuchen Schmidt (a gingerbread shop dating back to 1610). After feasting your eyes on historical landmarks, delight in some regional specialties such as its famous bratwurst, gingerbread, and dark beer.

Step into Regensburg and back in time. The history-drenched Bavarian city of Regensburg is often described as “Germany’s medieval miracle” and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. With more than 1,400 original historic buildings still standing, it is easy to envision what life would have been like centuries ago as you wind through the narrow streets lined with 13th and 14th-century patrician houses and cross old town squares. There is a myriad of treasures to uncover from Germany’s oldest surviving stone bridge, the imposing St. Peter’s Cathedral, the stunning interior of Old Chapel (Alte Kapelle), the enchanting Old Town clock tower, and Porta Pretoria (arched gate to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD) ~ just to name a few. If you worked up an appetite with all your exploring, treat yourself to a sausage at the Old Sausage Kitchen (Alte Würstküche), Germany’s oldest restaurant. You might also enjoy sampling some regional dishes and a cold mug of beer at a traditional Bavarian Beer Garden (such as Alte Linde or Bischofshof am Dom).

Dive into the 2,500 year-old town of Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers”, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. Meander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Old Town lined with pastel patrician houses and cafes. Take in the highlights of this picturesque town such as the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral (housing one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes offering a daily concert at noon), the New Bishop’s Residence, the Gothic Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), and the fortress Veste Oberhaus with its amazing views. This historic jewel will truly stir your imagination as you spend your day treading its well-worn cobblestone.

Docking right in the heart of town will allow you to easily explore Linz, Austria’s third largest city. First founded by the Romans, it is steeped in both history and culture. The Old Town is perfect for leisurely strolls past centuries-old architecture, or you can explore the riverside Lentos Kunstmuseum renowned for its modern art. The picturesque Hauptplatz (The Main Square) of Linz is one of the largest enclosed squares in Austria and ideal for meandering.

Experience the wonder of the imposing Melk Abbey perched high above the small Austrian village. This illustrious Benedictine monastery dates back 900 years and is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in all of Europe. View the library which includes around 80,000 volumes of priceless works, the library’s spiral staircase, the Abbey Church, the Abbot’s chambers and the Emperor’s Gallery (Kaisergang). After touring the Abbey, enjoy lacing your way down through the small town which boasts a 16th-century Town Hall (Rathaus) and House at the Rock (Haus am Stein), Melk’s oldest building built in the 15th century.

Sail on from Melk to the delightful village of Durnstein. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Wachau,” Dürnstein was first mentioned in 1192 when Richard the Lionheart was held captive in the town’s famous Keunringer castle. Although only ruins remain now, it was obviously once impressive enough to hold one of Europe’s most legendary rulers. Hike up to the castle and back into history. Use your imagination and you might also hear the enchanting secret song Richard’s servant used to locate the king. Among the oldest settlements in Austria, surrounded by stunning vineyards and a fairytale-like setting, this city is likely to hold you captive too. Wind down your day at an old stone wine cellar sipping on some of the region’s superb wine as you soak in the whimsical charm of Durnstein.

Discover Bratislava’s unique blend of modern and medieval. While one of the youngest European capitals, this historic gem boasts over a 2,000-year history. Wind through the labyrinth of cobblestone lanes lined with colorful 18th-century buildings and sidewalk cafes in the traffic-free Old Town, the historic heart of Bratislava. Take in seventeen centuries of Slovak history while exploring its 13th-century Old Town Hall, St. Martin’s Cathedral (coronation site of many of the Kings of Hungary), the Art Nouveau Little Blue Church and the Neoclassical Primatial Palace. The landmark Bratislava Castle majestically overlooking the city is truly postcard perfect.

In the early morning, arrive in Vienna, capital of Austria, known as both the “City of Dreams” (thanks to Sigmund Freud’s influence) and the “City of Music” (inspiring creative geniuses such as Strauss, Mozart, and Beethoven). The day is yours to begin your exploration of this enchanting imperial city. Soar to new heights in Vienna’s famous giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad), which has been turning high above the city and the Danube for over a century. The day is yours; the choice is yours.  While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Encore Royal European Tour. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

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Arrival: EMBARK - Check in 3 PM
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Begin your Teeming River Cruise by awakening your senses in the 2,000 year-old city of Cologne. One of Germany’s largest cities and the capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is Gothic cathedral. Peer up at the soaring twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral (Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to really get your blood pumping climb the 533 steps of the south tower for a panoramic view of the city and the Rhine. Tantalize your taste buds at the Cologne’s most popular museum, Imhoff Chocolate Museum. Follow your nose to the quirky Farina Fragrance Museum (advance reservations recommended), smelling the scent that put Cologne on the map. You might also choose to spend your afternoon & evening exploring the Roman ruins and the Old Town abounding with shops, cafes & taverns (try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed for over a hundred years).

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At the famous Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, where the Rhine and Moselle converge, lies one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns – Koblenz. Vineyards, forests and four mountain ranges form the backdrop to the city, whose 2,000-year history has given rise to beautiful churches and castles, palatial residences and grand town houses. French joie de vivre and German tradition have produced a truly unique cultural fusion in Koblenz, characterized by cozy wine taverns, a genuinely welcoming atmosphere and great food – from gourmet cuisine to hearty fare. People come to Koblenz from all over the world to soak up this charm amid the narrow lanes, tucked-away corners and delightful city squares.

Arrival:
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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 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 its reputation for 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.

Arrival:
Depart:

Frankfurt is a diverse & cosmopolitan city that lies on the banks of the Main river.  This mighty city is a mix of old and new sitting side by side.  Discover the countless, fascinating museums such as the House of Goethe, the Fine Arts Museum or the city museum or sit back and relax in the old town surrounded by beautiful old architecture and try the famous Apple wine.  Whatever your taste Frankfurt has something for everyone with its modern cityscape and charming old town and shopping streets.

Arrival:
Depart:

Spend your day discovering the historic town of Miltenberg. This Bavarian village consists almost entirely of half-timbered houses which amazingly escaped both fire and war damage. As you meander along the cobble-stoned streets you feel as if you have entered your own storybook complete with a hilltop castle. Admire the enchanting Market Square with its Renaissance fountain. Visit one of if not the oldest inn in Europe, Giant’s Inn (Gasthaus zum Riesen).

Arrival:
Depart:

Experience the charming fairy-tale town of Wertheim, where the Main meets the Tauber river. Admire the imposing ruins of the Wertheim Castle, perched on a hill overlooking the town. If you’re looking for something more active, consider hiking uphill to the castle, approximately a 15-minute walk from the village. The views from the castle ruins are spectacular and there’s even a restaurant and beer garden. For those desiring a more leisurely pace, shop in quaint boutiques and enjoy an enticing fresh baked pretzel at Fritz Frischmuth bakery (offering arguably the best pretzels in Wertheim). Search out the leaning Pointed Tower of Wertheim. Strike a pose beside this 13th-century tower, formerly a prison for drunkards and “quarrelsome wenches” and one of the most photographed landmarks of the city.

Taste Würzburg’s charm and discover first-hand why it is known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”. Although much of the city was destroyed by World War II (nearly 80%), a considerable amount has been restored to its former glory. This Franconian city is not only surrounded by lush hillside vineyards but also adorned with Baroque & Rococo architecture and steeped in history. Take in the wonder of the UNESCO-listed Residenz, an 18th-century Versailles-like palace built for Wurzburg’s prince-bishops. With one of the city’s enduring traditions being winemaking, consider enjoying a glass of Franconian wine (known for its dry, fruity flavor and distinctive rounded bottle).

Arrival:
Depart:

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Depart:

Expanding over seven hills, each crowned by a church, Bamberg is often called “Franconian Rome”. Locals like to reverse the phrase, humorously claiming that Rome is the “Italian Bamberg” (It’s all a matter of perspective, right?) One thing is for certain, you will love your viewpoint as you spend your day sauntering along the cobbled lanes bordered by half-timbered buildings, blooming flowers, and waterways. Arched bridges add to the fairy-tale image of this medieval town. In fact, the entire Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While there you might also like to try Bamberg’s distinctive smoke-flavored beer first brewed in 1536 before returning to the ship.

Arrival:
Depart:

Immerse yourself in history as you tour the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Explore its more recent history centered on the pre-war Nazi rallies and the Nuremberg Trials, visiting haunting sites related to the war. Although most of the city was destroyed by World War II bombing, many of the buildings, including the medieval Nuremberg Castle, have been restored to their former splendor using the original stones. Visit Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg’s large market square in the heart of the city, showcasing The Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the ornate Schoner Brunnen monument and Lebkuchen Schmidt (a gingerbread shop dating back to 1610). After feasting your eyes on historical landmarks, delight in some regional specialties such as its famous bratwurst, gingerbread, and dark beer.

Arrival:
Depart:

Step into Regensburg and back in time. The history-drenched Bavarian city of Regensburg is often described as “Germany’s medieval miracle” and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. With more than 1,400 original historic buildings still standing, it is easy to envision what life would have been like centuries ago as you wind through the narrow streets lined with 13th and 14th-century patrician houses and cross old town squares. There is a myriad of treasures to uncover from Germany’s oldest surviving stone bridge, the imposing St. Peter’s Cathedral, the stunning interior of Old Chapel (Alte Kapelle), the enchanting Old Town clock tower, and Porta Pretoria (arched gate to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD) ~ just to name a few. If you worked up an appetite with all your exploring, treat yourself to a sausage at the Old Sausage Kitchen (Alte Würstküche), Germany’s oldest restaurant. You might also enjoy sampling some regional dishes and a cold mug of beer at a traditional Bavarian Beer Garden (such as Alte Linde or Bischofshof am Dom).

Arrival:
Depart:

Dive into the 2,500 year-old town of Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers”, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. Meander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Old Town lined with pastel patrician houses and cafes. Take in the highlights of this picturesque town such as the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral (housing one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes offering a daily concert at noon), the New Bishop’s Residence, the Gothic Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), and the fortress Veste Oberhaus with its amazing views. This historic jewel will truly stir your imagination as you spend your day treading its well-worn cobblestone.

Arrival:
Depart:

Docking right in the heart of town will allow you to easily explore Linz, Austria’s third largest city. First founded by the Romans, it is steeped in both history and culture. The Old Town is perfect for leisurely strolls past centuries-old architecture, or you can explore the riverside Lentos Kunstmuseum renowned for its modern art. The picturesque Hauptplatz (The Main Square) of Linz is one of the largest enclosed squares in Austria and ideal for meandering.

Arrival:
Depart:

Arrival:
Depart:

Experience the wonder of the imposing Melk Abbey perched high above the small Austrian village. This illustrious Benedictine monastery dates back 900 years and is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in all of Europe. View the library which includes around 80,000 volumes of priceless works, the library’s spiral staircase, the Abbey Church, the Abbot’s chambers and the Emperor’s Gallery (Kaisergang). After touring the Abbey, enjoy lacing your way down through the small town which boasts a 16th-century Town Hall (Rathaus) and House at the Rock (Haus am Stein), Melk’s oldest building built in the 15th century.

Arrival:
Depart:

Sail on from Melk to the delightful village of Durnstein. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Wachau,” Dürnstein was first mentioned in 1192 when Richard the Lionheart was held captive in the town’s famous Keunringer castle. Although only ruins remain now, it was obviously once impressive enough to hold one of Europe’s most legendary rulers. Hike up to the castle and back into history. Use your imagination and you might also hear the enchanting secret song Richard’s servant used to locate the king. Among the oldest settlements in Austria, surrounded by stunning vineyards and a fairytale-like setting, this city is likely to hold you captive too. Wind down your day at an old stone wine cellar sipping on some of the region’s superb wine as you soak in the whimsical charm of Durnstein.

Arrival:
Depart:

Discover Bratislava’s unique blend of modern and medieval. While one of the youngest European capitals, this historic gem boasts over a 2,000-year history. Wind through the labyrinth of cobblestone lanes lined with colorful 18th-century buildings and sidewalk cafes in the traffic-free Old Town, the historic heart of Bratislava. Take in seventeen centuries of Slovak history while exploring its 13th-century Old Town Hall, St. Martin’s Cathedral (coronation site of many of the Kings of Hungary), the Art Nouveau Little Blue Church and the Neoclassical Primatial Palace. The landmark Bratislava Castle majestically overlooking the city is truly postcard perfect.

Arrival:
Depart: DISEMBARK - 9 AM

In the early morning, arrive in Vienna, capital of Austria, known as both the “City of Dreams” (thanks to Sigmund Freud’s influence) and the “City of Music” (inspiring creative geniuses such as Strauss, Mozart, and Beethoven). The day is yours to begin your exploration of this enchanting imperial city. Soar to new heights in Vienna’s famous giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad), which has been turning high above the city and the Danube for over a century. The day is yours; the choice is yours.  While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Encore Royal European Tour. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

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.

Deck Plans


Room Availability

Standard Suite -

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SS104 ~ $2,347/$181 night
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SS105 ~ $2,347/$181 night
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SS108 ~ $2,347/$181 night
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SS111 ~ $2,399/$185 night
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SS112 ~ $2,399/$185 night
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Royal Balcony Suite -

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RBS314 ~ $4,102/$316 night
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RBS315 ~ $4,102/$316 night
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Panorama Suite -

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PS337 ~ $4,102/$316 night
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Junior Balcony Suite -

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Deluxe Balcony Suite -

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DBS206 ~ $3,302/$254 night
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DBS207 ~ $3,302/$254 night
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DBS209 ~ $3,302/$254 night
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DBS303 ~ $3,497/$269 night
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DBS304 ~ $3,497/$269 night
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DBS309 ~ $3,497/$269 night
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DBS310 ~ $3,497/$269 night
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Balcony Suites -

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BS224-SGL ~ $2,399/$185 night
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BS234 ~ $2,750/$212 night
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BS235 ~ $2,750/$212 night
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BS228 ~ $2,802/$216 night
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BS220 ~ $2,899/$223 night
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BS222 ~ $2,899/$223 night
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BS214 ~ $2,997/$231 night
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BS217 ~ $2,997/$231 night
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BS332 ~ $3,146/$242 night
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BS333 ~ $3,146/$242 night
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BS326 ~ $3,198/$246 night
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BS327 ~ $3,198/$246 night
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BS322 ~ $3,302/$254 night
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BS323 ~ $3,302/$254 night
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Meet Your Cruise Director

Cruise Director 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 20 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, Garonne – Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, and the Danube. Kate trained professionally at a theatre school in London, worked professionally as an actor and still does the occasional voice-over work. She also dabbles as a stand-up comedian. 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:

  • 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 & Hot Tea
  • Drink packages available
    • The Basic Drink Package includes house wine, beer (draft beer only), and sodas for lunch and dinner in the restaurant. The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge. ($13.25 per day)
      • 14 day cruise: $172.25 per person 
      • 8 day cruise: $92.75 per person
      • 7 day cruise: $79.50 per person
    • The Premium Drink Package includes house wine, beer (draft beer only), soft drinks, juices, bottles of mineral water (sparkling and still) and long drinks (house whiskey, gin and vodka). This package is available all day. ($23 per day)
      • 14 day cruise: $299 per person
      • 8 day cruise: $161 per person
      • 7 day cruise: $138 per person
    • There is a Corking Fee on board of 8 euro for any alcohol enjoyed outside your cabin.
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost.
    • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
  • 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)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily 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 On board
  • Room Steward and Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turn-down Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Tax and Port charges are not included in cruise fare.
  • 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.
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.