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Rhineland And Dutch Christmas

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Join this unique 5-day cruise aboard the MS L'Europe on the Rhine River from Strasbourg to Amsterdam and immerse yourself in Christmas magic! Discover the famous Christmas markets in Strasbourg and enjoy local crafts, mulled wine, and local treats. Christmas Eve dinner will be followed by a most memorable Christmas Mass in Cologne before continuing to the Netherlands, where you can explore the historic streets and canals of Amsterdam.
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  • Experience the magic of Christmas on a Rhine cruise
  • Explore the romantic Rhine Valley on Christmas Eve
  • Tour the city of Cologne
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Strasbourg, France | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 3:00 p.m. Set out to discover the Christmas markets in Strasbourg. After returning on board, you'll meet your crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Enjoy an animated evening on the theme of Christmas.

Day 2: Romantic Rhine River | Cologne, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising on the most beautiful section of the Rhine. Join a guided tour of Cologne or enjoy some free time in the city. Tonight is your Christmas Eve dinner and evening. Midnight mass will be celebrated in Cologne. The ship will sail through the night.

Day 3: Cologne, Germany | Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The whole day will be spent cruising towards Amsterdam. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening.

Day 4: Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion to Volendam and Zaanse Schans. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time or join a guided tour of Amsterdam.

Day 5: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.


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Main Deck
21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck
27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with a shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
42 cabins (40 twins, cabins with a double bed) equipped with a shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


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

This offer does not include
- Drinks on our special lists
- transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
- cancellation and baggage insurance
- any services not specifically mentioned in the program
- personal expenses.
- Possible fuel surcharges

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

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Elevator
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
  • Air-conditioning
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
  • Fuel Surcharge



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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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