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Rhine Christmas City Experience 2023

Itinerary

Rhine cruise
Route der Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Rhein

Here we start the contemplative Christmas cruise on the Rhine. But you should also get to know the cathedral city with its many buildings and attractions. The best way is to arrive already relaxed one day before your cruise or simply extend your stay after the cruise.

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On Christmas Eve, Christmas-lit houseboats bob along the canals in Amsterdam, the city of 1539 bridges. The creative Dutch outdo each other when it comes to Christmas decorations. The brighter it shines, the better it is. In addition to ice rinks for skating and Dutch-style Christmas markets, many museums are mostly open for those who crave a contrast to angel choirs and tinsel.

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On Christmas Day, Christmas-lit houseboats bob along the canals in Amsterdam, the city of 1539 bridges. The creative Dutch outdo each other when it comes to Christmas decorations. The brighter it shines, the better it is. In addition to ice rinks for skating and Dutch-style Christmas markets, many museums are mostly open for those who crave a contrast to angel choirs and tinsel.

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You will spend Boxing Day in the second largest city of the Netherlands. The "Manhattan on the Meuse" exudes more urban and international atmosphere than any other place in the Netherlands. In recent years Rotterdam has become the architectural capital. Large architectural buildings are hallmarks of the modern age. With a bit of luck, you will also see other cruise ships on your day in Rotterdam, because the largest seaport in Europe is a huge transportation hub.

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Rotterdam

Dep 06:00 am

On your Christmas cruise you will visit the second largest city in the Netherlands. The "Manhattan on the Meuse" exudes more urban and international atmosphere than any other place in the Netherlands. In recent years, Rotterdam has become the architectural capital. Large architectural buildings are hallmarks of the modern age. With a bit of luck, you will also see other cruise ships on your day in Rotterdam, because the largest seaport in Europe is a huge transportation hub.

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Dordrecht

Arr 09:00 am Dep 08:00 pm

Discover the oldest city in Holland on your Christmas cruise! Dordrecht, the city on the water, with its countless monuments and small city harbors. Here the three rivers Merwede, Noord and Oude Maas flow together, which give Dordrecht the flair of a city by the sea.

When your Rhine cruise calls at Antwerp, you’ll quickly realise that this small Flemish port is no stranger to festive sparkle. In fact, sparkle was virtually invented there: this time-honoured commercial city is a major diamond centre, where precious stones are polished until they twinkle like stars. Antwerp itself is also a jewel – from the ship, you’ll have a wonderful view of its grand houses with their decorated stepped gables.

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Enjoy the passing landscape on this day with a hot drink. Tip: You can enjoy some real relaxation in the SPA-ROSA.

Shortly before New Year's Eve, your Christmas cruise on the Rhine ends in Cologne. However, before you start your journey home with a thousand memories of your trip, why not use the day to look around further in North Rhine-Westphalia or explore the cathedral city. Once in "Kölle", you should also have visited the cathedral. A Happy New Year, see you soon and Ahoy!

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A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus all transfers and many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • Full boardPlus: Breakfast and lunch from the gourmet buffet, dinner either from the gourmet buffet or served at the table, with live cooking and regional specialities, other additional culinary activities on board.
  • High-quality premium drinks - all day included
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance (booking until 30 Nov 2022)
  • One half-day excursion and culinary dinner event on board (cruises from 7 nights)
  • High-quality live entertainment on board (cruises from 5 nights)
  • New service promise: e.g. new host concept and much more
  • Unique destination scouts for individual experiences ashore
  • Theme cruises in the early and late season
  • Free room service for every cabin category
  • German and English-speaking hotel and tour guides
  • Use of on-board facilities such as sauna, pool and fitness areas
  • Additional 15% discount on wellness and beauty treatments
  • Bicycles / e-bikes can be rented free of charge on board (except A-ROSA SENA)
  • Bathrobe, bath articles and mineral water in the cabin
  • 24/7 coffee, tea and water station
  • Free WLAN in all public areas and in the cabins
  • One touch: the A-ROSA APP - before, during and after the cruise
  • All port charges

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 30 Nov 2022 and you will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • A wine list adapted to the region
  • Indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as barbecue buffet on the sun deck of selected ships

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight to/from Cologne, e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Swiss

From various German airports, Vienna or Zurich incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 349 per person

By train to Cologne - Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Cologne, Regensburg or Engelhartszell.

You will find the departure point in the respective cruise.

Train to departure point from € 159 per person (without BahnCard 2nd Class)

Arrive on your own - and park safely!

If you plan your arrival individually, we offer you a parking space in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

Price from € 72 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 81 per car (roofed parking space

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA SENA

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A-ROSA SENA