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Daily Overview

Day Destination Activities
1 Amsterdam EMBARKATION

Welcome dinner

2 Amsterdam City tour and canal cruise
3 Cologne

Koblenz

Guided old city walking tour and cathedral visit

Evening walk in Koblenz

4 Rhine Gorge

Rüdesheim

Scenic cruise past Rhine castles

Optional wine tasting, bike ride, OR museum visit

5 Speyer

Mannheim

Optional half-day excursion to Heidelberg

Heidelberg philosopher’s hike OR Speyer trip

6 Strasbourg City tour, Old Town bike tour, OR hike
7 Breisach Tour Riquewihr OR Breisach and Freiberg
8 Basel DISEMBARKATION (End of cruise portion)
9 Lucerne Walking tour and free afternoon in the city
10 Lucerne

Zurich

Scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne to Vitznau

Hotel check-in

11 Zurich City tour featuring Grossmünster Abbey

Afternoon at your leisure to explore Zurich

12 Zurich Hotel check-out

Note: This program is also available in the opposite direction.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 / AMSTERDAM / EMBARKATION* 

Arrive in the Dutch capital, where your luxurious ship awaits you. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

 

DAY 2 / AMSTERDAM 

Discover Amsterdam’s legendary canals. Starting with a scenic canal cruise, see the tall, narrow homes lining the water, the Skinny Bridge, and the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII. Next, walk to Begijnhof, which is known for its historic buildings, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. Here, you’ll enjoy some free time to explore. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour—see the Royal Palace and Westerkerk, and even pose for a photo next to a Dutch windmill before returning to the ship. In the afternoon, your ship departs for Germany.

 

DAY 3 / COLOGNE / KOBLENZ 

This morning, see Cologne’s Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the city’s majestic Gothic-style cathedral on a guided tour. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a charming café. This afternoon, the ship cruises to Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest towns. Upon arrival, enjoy the fresh air on an evening stroll. Mooring overnight.

 

DAY 4 / RÜDESHEIM 

Cruise through the awe-inspiring Rhine Gorge this morning. Arguably the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine, vineyards, castles, fortresses, and picturesque hamlets line its banks. At the narrowest part of the river, look for the Lorelei Rock, a source of inspiration for many German legends. This afternoon, arrive in the wine-making town of Rüdesheim where you may choose between three excursions: wine tasting with a local vintner, a gondola ride above the town to see the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, or a guided bike tour along the Rhine River to one of Germany’s best wine regions.

Later you’ll have free time to explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow passage lined with shops and taverns and the town’s most famous street. This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of 18th- to 20th-century robotic and self-playing musical instruments, or join us for some Rüdesheimer Coffee. The ship sails overnight.

 

DAY 5 / SPEYER / MANNHEIM / HEIDELBERG 

Arrive in Mannheim, where you have a choice of one of three excursions this afternoon. Your first option is a half-day excursion to the historic university town of Heidelberg, where you will visit the red-walled castle with its Great Heidelberg Tun, a 221,726-litre wine vat, and enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar Valley and the city below. Your second option is a hike up the Philosopher’s Path to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking Heidelberg. Finally, you may also choose to set off on a city tour of Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, which is known for its cathedral, numerous churches, and the medieval Altpörtel (Old Gate). This evening, the ship continues onward to Strasbourg, France.

 

DAY 6 / STRASBOURG 

Situated on the Rhine at the German border, Strasbourg is the capital of France’s Alsace region and widely known for its pretty, black-and-white timber-framed houses, covered bridges, and medieval watchtowers. Upon arrival in the morning, enjoy a panoramic tour or guided bike tour that will take you past the Orangery, the town’s oldest park, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, explore Strasbourg on foot during a walking tour of the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood, including the Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock. You also have the option to experience Strasbourg through a guided hike that begins at the Orangery and makes its way to the cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure before the ship departs in the evening.

 

DAY 7 / BREISACH 

Today, choose from three exciting excursion options. The first is a walking tour of Riquewihr, a picturesque town renowned for its architecture and Riesling wines. Your second option is an excursion to the beautiful towns of Breisach and Freiburg, seeing Breisach’s historic city centre and Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone. Your third choice is guided bike tour of Breisach which takes you through the Rheinau Woods. Tonight, the ship cruises towards Switzerland.

 

DAY 8 / BASEL / DISEMBARKATION / LUCERNE

Disembark after breakfast** for a tour of cosmopolitan Basel. A long-time centre for banking, commerce and trade, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval Town Hall and exquisite, 18th-century patrician homes. Enjoy lunch at your leisure in the city before departing for the picture-perfect lakeside city of Lucerne. En route, visit the Lion Monument, a dramatic sculpture that honours the Swiss Guards who once protected the French kings. Arrive in Lucerne mid-afternoon and check into your hotel.

 

DAY 9 / LUCERNE 

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this former medieval metropolis. Stroll along the city’s lovely cobblestone streets and see monuments, fountains, public squares, covered bridges, and colorful frescoes. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to shop for world-renowned Swiss-made watches and jewelry, or sample the cheese and mouth-watering chocolates.

 

DAY 10 / LUCERNE / ZURICH 

This morning, enjoy a leisurely cruise across the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, where you will board a motor coach for a scenic drive through the countryside, passing alpine lakes and quaint villages. Stop in Brunnen, where you will have a chance to explore the town and taste local cuisine. Later, arrive in Zurich, check into your hotel, and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

 

DAY 11 / ZURICH 

Your morning tour of Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, includes Grossmünster Abbey, which offers exceptional 360-degree views, and St. Peter, a church which boasts the world’s largest clock face. See the Old Town, Town Hall, and Fraumünster Abbey, home to five world-famous Chagall windows. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the town on your own.

 

DAY 12 / ZURICH 

After breakfast, bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your onward journey.

 

*Note: This program is also available in the opposite direction.

**For cruise-only guests, the program ends here (or begins here if travelling in the opposite direction)

Dates & Prices

Itinerary Code (Name of Itinerary)  Itinerary Start Date Embark Date  Ship name  Route (Start/Embark/Disembark/End Locations) # of Nights (Cruise, Cruise + Land) Category – Cruise & Land Pricing PP
E D C BB BA AB AA AA+ Suite
RREU-21
(Enchanting Rhine)
25/03/2017 25/03/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,440 $5,810 $6,560 $7,190 $7,440 $7,690 $7,940 $8,690 $9,440
28/03/2017 01/04/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $5,560 $5,940 $6,690 $7,310 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,810 $9,560
08/04/2017 08/04/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,690 $6,060 $6,810 $7,440 $7,690 $7,940 $8,190 $8,940 $9,690
11/04/2017 15/04/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $5,940 $6,310 $7,060 $7,690 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $9,190 $9,940
22/04/2017 22/04/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,190 $6,560 $7,310 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $9,440 $10,190
25/04/2017 29/04/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,310 $6,690 $7,440 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,560 $10,310
04/05/2017 04/05/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,310 $6,690 $7,440 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,560 $10,310
06/05/2017 06/05/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,310 $6,690 $7,440 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,560 $10,310
09/05/2017 13/05/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
20/05/2017 20/05/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
23/05/2017 27/05/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
06/06/2017 10/06/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
15/06/2017 15/06/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
18/06/2017 22/06/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
20/06/2017 24/06/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
29/06/2017 29/06/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
02/07/2017 06/07/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
04/07/2017 08/07/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
13/07/2017 13/07/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
15/07/2017 15/07/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
16/07/2017 20/07/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
18/07/2017 22/07/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
27/07/2017 27/07/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
29/07/2017 29/07/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
30/07/2017 03/08/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
01/08/2017 05/08/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
10/08/2017 10/08/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
12/08/2017 12/08/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,690 $10,440
13/08/2017 17/08/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
15/08/2017 19/08/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
26/08/2017 26/08/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,690 $7,060 $7,810 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,190 $9,940 $10,690
29/08/2017 02/09/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
09/09/2017 09/09/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
12/09/2017 16/09/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
21/09/2017 21/09/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
23/09/2017 23/09/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
24/09/2017 28/09/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
26/09/2017 30/09/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
05/10/2017 05/10/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,060 $10,810
07/10/2017 07/10/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,690 $7,060 $7,810 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,190 $9,940 $10,690
08/10/2017 12/10/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
10/10/2017 14/10/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,810 $10,560
21/10/2017 21/10/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,310 $6,690 $7,440 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,560 $10,310
22/10/2017 26/10/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,190 $6,560 $7,310 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $9,440 $10,190
24/10/2017 28/10/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,190 $6,560 $7,310 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $9,440 $10,190
02/11/2017 02/11/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,060 $6,440 $7,190 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $9,310 $10,060
04/11/2017 04/11/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,060 $6,440 $7,190 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $9,310 $10,060
05/11/2017 09/11/2017 MS AmaPrima Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $5,810 $6,190 $6,940 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $9,060 $9,810
07/11/2017 11/11/2017 MS AmaSonata Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $5,810 $6,190 $6,940 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $9,060 $9,810
16/11/2017 16/11/2017 MS AmaPrima Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,810 $6,190 $6,940 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $9,060 $9,810
18/11/2017 18/11/2017 MS AmaSonata Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,810 $6,190 $6,940 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $9,060 $9,810

 

Itinerary Code (Name of Itinerary)  Itinerary Start Date Embark Date  Ship name  Route (Start/Embark/Disembark/End Locations) # of Nights (Cruise, Cruise + Land) Category – Cruise & Land Pricing PP
E D CB CA BB BA AB AA Suite
RREU-21
(Enchanting Rhine)
4/1/2017 4/1/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,560 $5,940 $6,310 $6,690 $7,310 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $9,560
4/15/2017 4/15/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,940 $6,310 $6,690 $7,060 $7,690 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $9,940
4/18/2017 4/22/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,190 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $10,190
4/29/2017 4/29/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,310 $6,690 $7,060 $7,440 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $10,310
5/2/2017 5/6/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,310 $6,690 $7,060 $7,440 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $10,310
5/13/2017 5/13/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
5/16/2017 5/20/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
5/27/2017 5/27/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
5/30/2017 6/3/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
6/24/2017 6/24/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
7/22/2017 7/22/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $10,440
8/5/2017 8/5/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $10,440
8/8/2017 8/12/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,440 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $10,440
8/19/2017 8/19/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
8/22/2017 8/26/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,690 $7,060 $7,440 $7,810 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,190 $10,690
9/2/2017 9/2/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,810
9/5/2017 9/9/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,810
9/16/2017 9/16/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,810
9/19/2017 9/23/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,810
9/30/2017 9/30/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,810 $7,190 $7,560 $7,940 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $9,310 $10,810
10/3/2017 10/7/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,690 $7,060 $7,440 $7,810 $8,440 $8,690 $8,940 $9,190 $10,690
10/14/2017 10/14/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,690 $8,310 $8,560 $8,810 $9,060 $10,560
10/28/2017 10/28/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $6,190 $6,560 $6,940 $7,310 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $8,690 $10,190
10/31/2017 11/4/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $6,060 $6,440 $6,810 $7,190 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $8,560 $10,060
11/11/2017 11/11/2017 MS AmaKristina Amsterdam/Amsterdam/Basel/Zurich 7, 11 $5,810 $6,190 $6,560 $6,940 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $9,810
11/14/2017 11/18/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $5,810 $6,190 $6,560 $6,940 $7,560 $7,810 $8,060 $8,310 $9,810
12/26/2017 12/30/2017 MS AmaKristina Zurich/Basel/Amsterdam/Amsterdam 7, 11 $5,940 $6,310 $6,690 $7,060 $7,690 $7,940 $8,190 $8,440 $9,940

RREU-21 Single Supplement:

  • Cruise Portion: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites are 100% of twin price
  • Land Portion: $800 PP

Inclusions

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Unlimited red and white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from Basel to Lucerne
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Lucerne at the Radisson Blu including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Zürich Hotel Continental including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes

Ship Details

MS AmaSonata

BuiltLengthDecksCabinsPassengersCabin Size
2014135m48216419.5 - 28m²More Details

MS AmaPrima

BuiltLengthDecksCabinsPassengersCabin Size
2013135m48216419.5 - 28m²More Details

MS AmaKristina

BuiltLengthDecksCabinsPassengersCabin Size
Debut in 2017135m47915819.5 - 32.5m²More Details

Travel Tips

The Rhine

Travel Documents / Visas

1. Passport

Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the last date of travel in Europe.

Citizens of other countries should consult with their travel agent or our office.

2. Visa

No visa is required for citizens of Canada travelling in the EU for leisure stays of up to 90 days.

 

Packing List

A handy checklist of what to bring on your trip can be downloaded here.

 

Insurance

We very strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate travel insurance for any trip outside of Canada. Information on travel insurance options can be found here.

           

Smoking

Not permitted anywhere indoors. There are designated areas on the outside decks.

 

Weather

March-April: Cool with occasional rain. Weather is typically in the mid to high 10s

May-June: Warm days and dryer. Low to mid 20s. Night time in the high 10s.

July-August: Daytime usually in the mid to high 20s, sometimes warmer.

September-October: Typically in the mid 20s during the day. Often cooler into the mid to high 10s at night

November – December: Cool with occasional precipitation. Mid 10s during the day and in the single digits at night.

 

Arrival / Departure

Upon booking, we will provide detail instructions on how to meet your ship on embarkation day. If you have not made any pre or post tour arrangements with us, you will have to arrange your own transportation to and from the port of embarkation. We are happy to provide advice or to assist in arranging transfers.

The ship will not be ready for check-in before mid-afternoon. If you have luggage that you need to deposit so you can enjoy some free time in port, the purser may be able to accommodate you provided we know in advance.

The cruise will finish in the morning (usually around 8-9am) on the final day. It is necessary to have settled your onboard account and to have disembarked by this time as instructed by the cruise director on the day before.

 

Money

The currency is the Euro except in Switzerland where it is the Swiss Franc.

Credit cards are acceptable for larger purchases in retail shops, but often not in restaurants or cafés.

ATM’s accepting most international debit and credit cards can be found in abundance.

Gratuities (Tipping)

Gratuities suggested by the cruise line are:

EUR 3.00 per guest per day for the cruise director

EUR 12.00 per guest per day to be divided amongst the entire crew.

Laundry

Laundry service is available for a small fee. Regrettably, dry cleaning is not available.

Excursions

Most of our programs include a full complement of excursions. Some additional excursions may be available on board at an extra cost. Please check with us or consult the purser onboard for additional information.

Excursions will usually involve a lot of walking, often on cobblestone streets. If you have difficulty walking any distance, please let us know in advance and we will advise how best we can accommodate you.

Regrettably, most of our excursions are not suitable for guests in a wheelchair.

 

Activity Level / Strenuousness

Light – At most, participation in the shore excursions requires the ability to walk reasonable distances and some stairs.

Food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in your cruise fare so you shouldn’t be too hungry. It is worthwhile to sample the local cuisine though.

Switzerland is known for its cheese. If you have the opportunity, try the real cheese fondue or raclette.

Germany has of course fantastic sausages. Try a bratwurst or a ‘Augsburger’ which are mini sausages that are very delicious. Of course while passing through the Black Forest, the cake named after this region is not to miss.

When in the Netherlands, you must try the cheese for which they are so famous. You could give the local ‘Pannenkoeken’ a try. Basically they are pancakes filled with either sweet or savoury ingredients like bacon, cheese or apple sauce and vanilla.

Language

Your shipboard staff all speak English of course, but when you are wandering through the shops in small villages, the local folk may have little English so some phrase books will come in handy, specifically German and French. In the Netherlands most people speak very good English.

Medical Facilities

There are no medical personnel onboard the ship. However, the purser can contact onshore medical people for emergency and non-emergency situations and rapid evacuation can easily be facilitated in the most urgent cases.

Phone & Internet

There is a phone in each cabin. As is typical, the charges for overseas calls are relatively high.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the main public areas of the ship but not necessarily in all cabins. As internet is provided through a mobile network, bandwidth (speed) will vary depending on the number of concurrent users, the proximity to a cell tower and other factors.

If you would like to have regular data and phone connection, we suggest either arranging an overseas roaming plan with your mobile operator, or pick up a local SIM card if you have an unlocked phone.

 

Health / Vaccinations

There are no vaccinations required to travel to these European destinations . As always, we recommend being in good health prior to any long distance travel. Consult your physician with any specific concerns in regard to this program.

Safety & Security

Despite recent events in Europe it is considered a safe and secure place to visit. This being said, being constantly aware of your surroundings and not taking unnecessary valuables with you is always recommended. Leave your passport, extra money and any other belongings you do not need during the day in the safe in your cabin.

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/

Suggested Reading

The Rhine: Europe’s River Highway

A Time of Gifts

All Along the Rhine