This scenery packed cruise allows you to experience two of Germany's most famous rivers. Marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery with fairy-tale castles, half-timbered houses and a multitude of vineyards. We stop at towns and villages along the way to explore the area in more depth.
Detailed Overview

MV Prinses Christina

This ship offers ultimate comfort. An elegant lounge offers panoramic views of the passing scenery, there is a bar/lounge, restaurant and large partially covered sun deck. All cabins have twin beds, shower and satellite TV. There is a stair lift between the main deck and the promenade deck and from the restaurant to the cabin deck.

Price includes

  • Return channel crossing

  • 7 nights full board (buffet breakfast, three-course set lunch & four-course dinner)

  • Welcome cocktail during welcome meeting

  • 4-course menu with choice of main course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Hot & cold buffet breakfast

  • Tea with biscuits each afternoon

  • Late night snacks each night

  • Visit to Cologne, Andernach, Cochem, Boppard, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Konigswinter (excursions can be booked on-board at additional cost)

  • 2 nights entertainment during your cruise

  • Captains farewell dinner on the final night (set menu)

  • Porterage from coach to cabins

Travel tips

Travel light as there is limited storage for big cases.

PLEASE NOTE

Not recommended for passengers with walking difficulty. The stairs between decks can be steeper than normal and getting on and off the boat may not be easy for those with mobility problems. Passengers may need to walk from the docks into towns or through other ships docked alongside. There is a stair lift between main deck to prom deck and the restaurant on lower deck.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

An early departure to Calais before continuing onto Germany to join our ship with time to settle aboard before dinner.

Day 2

Cologne - Andernach
We set sail early this morning, passing Remagen, famous as the site of a World War II battle for the town’s bridge. We then continue towards the pretty town of Andernach, one of the oldest towns in Germany, which is renowned for its impressive 13th century 'Liebfrauen' church. After lunch, we will have time to explore this historic town and its attractions before heading back to our ship in time for dinner.

Day 3

Andernach - Cochem
Today, we cruise along the picturesque Moselle river, fabulously set in the heart of the Moselle valley wine-growing region. By lunchtime, we will reach the enchanting medieval town of Cochem, overlooked by the colossal 11th century Reichsburg Castle perched high on a hill above the town and one of the most beautiful castles in the region. After lunch, we will disembark and spend time in this beautiful town, with its baroque styled architecture and spectacular scenery, nestled in the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley.

Day 4

Cochem - Boppard
This morning, we sail back along the Moselle and join the Rhine once more, passing some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes on the way. We arrive late afternoon into the charming town of Boppard where we will have some free time to explore this ancient town before dinner.

Day 5

Boppard - Rüdesheim
This morning, we cruise to Rüdesheim and marvel en route at some of the Rhine Valley’s most famous landmarks including the 130m high Lorelei Rock, named after the Rhine water siren, the legend of whom is as old as time itself, and the Mäuseturm, an ancient customs post now used as a beacon tower for shipping. We have the afternoon free to explore idyllic Rüdesheim, located at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. This picture-book town has a long tradition of wine growing and the town is renowned for its Riesling and Pinot Noir wines. Overlooked by the towers of the ruined Ehrenfels Castle, a stroll along the charming paved Drosselgasse is a must. This famous 144m long lane is lined with traditional taverns, cafés and intimate courtyards where there is live music and dancing every day.

Day 6

Rüdesheim - Koblenz
This morning, we depart and make our way along the breathtaking Middle Rhine to Koblenz, arriving in the early afternoon. The historic, 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz is located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and where the 'Deutsches Eck' headland proudly marks this spot. Koblenz prides itself on its friendliness and welcomes visitors from all over the world. Dating back to Roman times, it has an abundance of cultural monuments, historic buildings, cosy lanes and alleyways and its welcoming squares and river promenades make visitors feel right at home.

Day 7

Koblenz - Cologne
After an early morning departure, we arrive in Königswinter, an elegant resort at the foot of the Siebengebirge Mountains, where we can spend the morning at leisure exploring its attractions, including the Drachenfelsbahn funicular train which travels to the top of Drachenfels where the 'Dragon Castle' and spectacular views can be enjoyed. In the early afternoon we leave the town and cruise past the city of Bonn en route back to the city of Cologne for our last overnight stay. Arriving mid-afternoon, we can enjoy our last afternoon discovering historic
Cologne, one of Germany’s largest and liveliest cities, its river skyline dwarfed by the soaring twin steeples of its spectacular gothic cathedral, before returning to our ship for a farewell dinner with the Captain.

Day 8

Departure from Cologne
After breakfast, we disembark and make our way home from this beautiful region.

Other Information

MV Prinses Christina

Complete comfort is offered on the Prinses Christina, a fully air-conditioned ship.  Everything on board has been designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.  It can accommodate 107 passengers on three decks.  The cabins of the Prinses Christina has been complete renovated in the beginning of 2012.   The Prinses Christina has a stair lift between the main deck and the promenade deck and from the to the restaurant on the cabin deck.  The large sun deck is partially covered.

Cabins

All 54 outward facing cabins have:

  • Air-conditioning

  • Shower & toilet

  • Twin beds

  • Satellite TV

  • Continental electricity socket (220 volts)

Lounge / Bar

The Prinses Christina has an elegant lounge with picture windows offering  a panoramic view.  the lounge with bar is situated on the promenade deck.

Morning coffee and afternoon tea is offered each day in the lounge.

Restaurant

The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the cabin deck.

On all cruises on board the Prinses Christina you'll start the day with a buffet breakfast. On cruises in the summer you'll enjoy a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner with a choice in menu.

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