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Joyful Holidays on the Rhine: Amsterdam Roundtrip

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Experience a journey along the river less traveled and the fairytale sites of Germany and the Netherlands. Discover UNESCO treasures abound on this holiday river cruise, from Cologne’s soaring cathedral and Strasbourg’s Grand Île to the picturesque beauty of the Middle Rhine Valley. New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam crowns the experience with fireworks and festivities.
Explore beautiful AmsterdamEnjoy time in DusseldorfVisit charming towns on the Moselle RiverEnjoy the parks of AmsterdamStop to explore MannheimWander the streets of RudesheimCologne, Germany
Highlights
  • Explore historical Düsseldorf, whose past can be traced to the 8th century
  • View the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral
  • Explore the world’s most photogenic towns, such as Strasbourg
  • Visit the world’s largest Reformation monument in Worms, Germany
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Amsterdam | Embark

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still, others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

Day 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
People have been fighting over Arnhem for centuries. It’s no mystery, given its natural beauty, abundant parks and bicycle pathways, and lively scene of cafés and creative hubs. Its darkest hour came during World War II, when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, occupying the whole country within one week. In resistance, Arnhem became the site of the largest airborne military operation in history. Today, this prosperous town is known as a center of fashion and design.

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Germany’s most visited landmark – the UNESCO-listed Cologne Cathedral – dominates the skyline here, its magnificent Gothic twin-spires reaching toward the heavens. Peel your eyes away from the Kölner Dom, its local name, to see the space needle-like Rhine Tower, ancient Roman ruins, a modern museum, cozy beerhalls and the arches of the Hohenzollern Bridge, reconstructed after the war.

Day 4: Manheim, Germany

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The name Benz is synonymous with automotive innovation, and here is where this legacy began. Also born here was the “man-powered running machine” (or bicycle), the Lanz Bulldog tractor and the first rocket-powered aircraft, firmly establishing the city as the place for innovation and industry. The university town is also alive with hubs of diverse food, drink and shopping, as well as a thriving art and musical culture.

Day 5: Strasbourg, France

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg is one of the world’s most photogenic towns. It boasts a breathtaking Gothic cathedral and a remarkable charm that oozes from virtually every cozy corner of Grande Île, or “Large Island,” the first city center to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6: Worms, Germany | Rudesheim, Germany

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Worms was the capital of the short-lived Burgundian Kingdom in the early 5th century and the scene of medieval legends – notably the anonymously-penned, UNESCO-inscribed Nibelungenlied, an epic 12th-century poem that tells of princesses, kings and the warrior-queen Brünhild. Its history includes rule under the Huns, the Alemans and Frankish leader Charlemagne. It’s also where Martin Luther refused to recant his Protestant teachings, and the world’s largest Reformation monument stands here.

Day 7: Rudesheim, Germany | Crusing Rhine Valley | Koblenz

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rüdesheim’s scenic location on the UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge doesn’t sweep you off your feet, then the town’s medieval Old Town with its half-timbered buildings and narrow lanes, especially the Drosselgasse overflowing with charming shops and taverns, surely will. The region’s renowned Rieslings, produced here for centuries from vineyards dating to Roman times, promise to delight, too.

Located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers and three mountain ranges meet, Koblenz’ scenery is unmatched. Add to that the city’s 2,000-year-old history, hilltop fortress and squares lined by classic Germanic architecture and you have a place ready-made for photos. Ambling along the town’s narrow lanes and river promenade, you might encounter medieval churches, flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes and perhaps a weinstube, or wine tavern, ideal for sipping Riesling and drinking in the atmosphere.
 

Day 8: Dusseldorf, Germany

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
For a city whose history can be traced to the 7th and 8th centuries, Düsseldorf's edgy art culture and innovative business landscape is all the more impressive. The capital city of the North is decidedly posh, pushing the boundaries of high fashion and high-rise design, and a culinary and nightlife scene caters to the international elite who populate the city. Banking and tech industries have brought the city great wealth, making Dusseldorf one of the world’s most livable cities.

Day 9-10: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work and, as frequently, to meet friends for drinks. For others, it’s gabled buildings leaning, seemingly precariously, over cobbled streets and cozy taverns illuminated by candles. Still others imagine tulips in bloom and the paintings Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Each vision is even more beguiling when experienced in person.

Day 11: Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the Crystal Debussy, disembark at your final destination - Amsterdam.

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A wide selection of specially curated and optional shore excursions are available on every itinerary. In each port visited, there will be at least two complimentary adventures to choose from, other excursions will be available at an additional cost.

Cruise Fares Include:
  • Beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks, and specialty coffees
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • 24-hour self-service coffee tea, soft drinks, wines
  • 24-hour room service
  • Personal Butler service
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Complimentary shore excursion in each port
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your voyage. 
Cruise Fares Exclude:
  • Airfare
  • Cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges 
  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
  • Sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities,
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry or valet service or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hairstyling for which separate charges may be imposed. 
  • Transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation
Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hair styling for which separate charges may be imposed. 

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