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Classic
2018
FROM $ 1,400 per person

The Rhineland and a Dutch Christmas: To the Land of the Windmills

5 Days - NOB_XMASPP
# Description

Cruise

STRASBOURG - COLOGNE - THE ROMANTIC RHINE - AMSTERDAM - Strasbourg

Enjoy a unique cruise on the Rhine River from Strasbourg to Amsterdam and immerse yourself in Christmas magic! You will discover the famous Christmas market in Strasbourg with local crafts, mulled wine and much more. Christmas Eve dinner will be followed by a most memorable Christmas Mass in Cologne before continuing to Holland.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the Christmas market in Strasbourg, the romantic Rhine valley and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany
    • Volendam and the Zaanse Schans
    • Amsterdam, the "Venice of the North”
  • Midnight mass in Cologne
  • Christmas surprise
  • Christmas Eve dinner and wine

Cruise

Day 1

DECEMBER 23: STRASBOURG

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 3:00 p.m. We'll set out to discover one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, the market in Strasbourg. Back on board, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Enjoy a "Christmas Tales”-themed evening.

Day 2

DECEMBER 24: COLOGNE (and the Romantic Rhine)

The morning will be spent cruising on the most beautiful section of the Rhine, passing by the cities of Koblenz and Bonn to reach Cologne in the end of the afternoon. Join us for a guided tour in Cologne or enjoy some free time in the old city. Tonight is our Christmas Eve evening and dinner. Midnight mass will be celebrated in Cologne's cathedral (1).

Day 3

DECEMBER 25: COLOGNE - AMSTERDAM

The whole day will be spent cruising towards Amsterdam, crossing the border at Emmerich. We will cruise past the city of Utrecht and arrive in Amsterdam in the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 4

DECEMBER 26: AMSTERDAM

Join us for an excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us for a guided tour of Amsterdam.

Day 5

DECEMBER 27: AMSTERDAM

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

 

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 12/23/2018
Arrival 12/27/2018
FROM $ 1,400 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - Christmas present - Christmas Eve dinner with cocktail and wine - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Cologne Volendam and Zaanse Schans Amsterdam and its diamond merchants
pp $ 150.00 Before departure $ 189.00 On board
Classic

Guided walking tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and religious cen...

Duration 2h00

Excursion to Volendam and Zaanse-Schans

We'll leave by coach for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. Enjoy some free time on your own after we discover the city through a short film. Volendam is...

Duration 4h00

Amsterdam and its Diamonds merchants

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00

Old Strasbourg and Christmas markets

Departure with our hostess for a visit of Old Strasbourg. At this time of year, the entire city is covered in garlands and Christmas decorations, especially the streets and shops. Discover the Christmas Markets on the Place Broglie and in front of th...

Duration 4h00

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS L'Europe

STANDARD - 3 Decks

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Midnight Mass will be held in German and may take place at another location depending on availability. The transfer is only proposed when the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is only valid for a minimum of 25 persons.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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