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Captivating Rhine Cruise Only Forward

From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Feb 23, 2025
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Departure
Feb 23, 2025
Arrival
Mar 02, 2025

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All prices are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in category E stateroom and are inclusive of port charges (2024: $224 for 7-night, $320 for 10-night, $352 for 11-night, $448 for 14-night; 2025: $240 for 7-night, $340 for 10-night, $363 for 11-night, $462 for 14-night). Offer valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between July 1 – September 30, 2024, and applies to select 2024 and 2025 sailings. Up to 20% Cruise Savings applies to total cruise fare, excluding port charges; and applies to all stateroom categories. Up to 20% Cruise Savings is applied after any eligible monetary discounts or discount credits are applied to the reservation. Solo travelers must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Offer is combinable with AirPlus Rates and Loyalty Benefits. Offer not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Stateroom upgrades, land packages, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, 2 nights in Lake Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

  1. Day 1
    Sun, Feb 23, 2025
    AMSTERDAM ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Captivating Rhine cruise.
  2. Day 2
    Mon, Feb 24, 2025
    AMSTERDAM. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'''ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Tue, Feb 25, 2025
    D''SSELDORF. As a leading hub for German culture, commerce, and architecture, D''sseldorf is a must-visit city for any travelers on the Rhine. Here, you will have multiple options for the day'''s excursion. Explore this grand city on the Rhine by joining a walking tour, concluding with a tasting of Altbier, a local specialty brewed using traditional techniques. Alternatively, cover more ground with an active bike tour of the city. If you'''re feeling adventurous, take a brief trip to the nearby city of Cologne. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town, where you will see sites such as the Cologne Rathaus, Germany'''s oldest town hall; the Fishmarkt, which dates back to the 12th century and the Great St. Martin Church. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Wed, Feb 26, 2025
    RHINE GORGE - R''DESHEIM*. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of R''desheim*. Join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town'''s iconic vineyards. Or drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal. For a more active adventure, hike through the town'''s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried'''s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)*Cruises departing in February will dock in Mainz in place of R''desheim on this day, and a selection of alternative excursions will be made available.
  5. Day 5
    Thu, Feb 27, 2025
    LUDWIGSHAFEN. Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit Heidelberg, the perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany'''s Castle Road. Discover the iconic red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century, 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher'''s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany'''s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe'''a UNESCO World Heritage Site'''and the medieval Old Gate, Altp''rtel. Or join a guided bike tour along the shores of the river Neckar and enjoy a cycling break to explore the picturesque medieval town of Ladenburg. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Fri, Feb 28, 2025
    STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l'''Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la R''publique before walking through its iconic '''La Petite France''' district, lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through charming streets past the Cath''drale de N''tre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l'''Orangerie. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Sat, Mar 01, 2025
    BREISACH, GERMANY. Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Colmar, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture and perhaps get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, a small replica of the famous version in New York, to commemorate the sculptor'''s Colmar birthplace. Alternatively, head to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg'''s M''nster, a Gothic cathedral said to have '''the most beautiful spire on earth.''' Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the countryside, or hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sun, Mar 02, 2025
    BASEL, SWITZERLAND ''' DISEMBARKATION. After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Germany

Rivers Visited

Rhine, Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land packages
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun Deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special interest tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Barbizon Palace or Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Hotels (or similar), including walking tour, Zaanse Schans visit and daily breakfast.
  • Transfer from the ship in Basel to Lucerne withBasel city tour en route
  • 2 nights hotel in Lucerne at the Hotel SchweizerhofLucerne (or similar), including walking tour, LionMonument and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Lucerne to Zurich withscenic Lake Lucerne cruise
  • 2 nights hotel in Zurich at the Hotel Marriott Zurich(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

This was the first cruise after lockdown, there were quite a few greenhorns among the service staff but the experienced ones did a terrific job of training the newbies. Arrival was smooth and our room was waiting even though we arrived at 7 a.m. The Tour Manager arranged for transfer to our hotel after the cruise.

AMA went above and beyond! Traveling during Covid had multiple new paperwork and tests and restrictions due to covid along with last minute closures of markets. Our wonderful tour guide was so helpful with literally tours canceling on us the day prior to new restrictions such as having to get a covid test at the last minute She was Superwoman! She always found something else to entertain us with and where to get tested. The food was wonderful and the ship was so beautiful loved the decorations the service was amazing! My daughter has celiacs and she was able to enjoy every meal as they made sure she had a selection to choose from this is a major concern of mine. I can't count the times we have had to search for a place to eat and failed. Thank You AMA for making our holiday special! We really needed it this year due to losing several friends and family you made us forget our sadness.

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