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Romance on the Main Nuremberg - Cologne 2023

Itinerary

Romance on the Main
Romance on the Main

There’s so much to say about Nuremberg – and this city in Franconia has so many attributes. It’s the city of Wagner’s Master-Singers, Dürer, the Christkindlmarket, gingerbread and bratwurst. This means that you can choose what you’d like to focus on. Interested in food and drink, or culture? Or both? You’re bound to find what you’re looking for here. On this cruise along the Rhine and Main, a stroll through Nuremberg will definitely be worth it.

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There’s so much to say about Nuremberg – and this city in Franconia has so many attributes. It’s the city of Wagner’s Master-Singers, Dürer, the Christkindlmarket, gingerbread and bratwurst. This means that you can choose what you’d like to focus on. Interested in food and drink, or culture? Or both? You’re bound to find what you’re looking for here. On this cruise along the Rhine and Main, a stroll through Nuremberg will definitely be worth it.

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Trips

€ 329

Get to know the most beautiful corners of Nuremberg with your private English-speaking guide. Discover the Kaiserburg, Nuremberg's landmark, the Old Town, which retains its character despite heavy destruction during the Second World War, or the medieval city fortifications. Your guide will be pleased to meet your wishes. We recommend booking a transfer, as the berth is about 5 kilometres from the old town.

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 399

Would you like to explore Nuremberg individually and get from A to B in comfort? Then book your private minivan for up to 4 people. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired. Whether alone, as a couple or with new-found friends, explore the corners of Nuremberg that you would like to see.

Price:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 359

Explore Nuremberg individually as a couple and get from A to B without stress? Your driver will take you comfortably to museums, shopping or to the city's landmark, the Kaiserburg. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired.

Price:

€ 359 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 1.499

Discover Nuremberg and its surroundings from a whole new perspective. On this private experience for up to two people, you will fly by helicopter over Nuremberg's romantic old town, past the Burggrafenburg and the Kaiserburg. Enjoy the bird's eye view and the adventure of helicopter flying.

Price:

€ 1.499 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Helicopter and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 49

The bus ride from the ship’s mooring point to the centre of Bavaria’s second-largest city takes a few minutes. Nuremberg’s principal landmark – the distinctive Imperial Castle – towers above the city, dominating its skyline. This castle, where all of the Holy Roman Emperors from 1050 to 1571 stayed at one time or another, is one of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages. Your tour will begin with a bus transfer into the centre of Nuremberg. The old town has retained its character despite having sustained heavy damage in World War Two. During a walking tour you’ll see sights such as the medieval city walls – one of the most important fortifications in Europe – plus the churches of Saint Lawrence and Saint Sebald. The Handwerkerhof (craftsmen’s courtyard) offers traditional handicrafts and Franconian hospitality against a charming backdrop.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 25

Would you like to explore Nuremberg’s historic city centre on your own? Then let’s go! Approximately five kilometres separate our berth from this enchanting city. Our bus will take you comfortably to the city centre and bring you back to the ship about three hours later.

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

€ 25

Would you like to explore Nuremberg’s historic city centre on your own? Then let’s go! Approximately five kilometres separate our berth from this enchanting city. Our bus will take you comfortably to the city centre and bring you back to the ship about three hours later.

Price:

€ 25 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

€ 45

As early as 1303, the Nuremberg City Council decided in a purity law that only barley malt could be used for brewing beer. This decree marks the beginning of Nuremberg's beer history as we know it, which also played a role in the historic rock tunnels. Over the course of many centuries, the citizens of Nuremberg dug vaults and passages into the light-coloured red sandstone beneath their city to store and mature their beer. Discover the labyrinthine passages that even withstood the Second World War and thus provided shelter for many Nurembergers. On your way, you will also taste a beer that was matured here.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

warm clothing recommended

Bamberg’s unmistakeable cityscape is an architectural masterpiece that took 1,000 years to create. Overlooked by its unique cathedral, Bamberg is a work of art in and of itself, with a wealth of listed buildings that bring together the Gothic and bourgeois baroque styles. This old Franconian seat of bishops and emperors dazzles visitors with its splendid cathedral, its churches and monasteries, its bridges, alleyways and squares, and its half-timbered houses and baroque facades.

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Trips

€ 39

You will reach the romantic Franconian metropolis in just a few minutes by bus from the berth, which is located a little distance outside of the city. During an extensive tour, you will experience just how unique Bamberg is. You can still feel the charm of the past in this historic town with its cathedral, churches and monasteries, bridges, narrow streets and squares, with half-timbered houses and baroque façades. The tour takes about two hours and after some free time, the bus will take you back to the ship.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Today your romantic river cruise will stop off in Würzburg. This old seat of bishops straddles the River Main. As a university city, Würzburg has an excellent reputation. A centre of Franconian winemaking, it is also the economic hub of Lower Franconia. The city is dominated by its medieval fortress, the Marienberg. A varied visit awaits you here!

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Trips

€ 359

You would like to discover Würzburg individually and not walk through the city with a group? Perhaps you have other interests, would like to visit the Residenz or the Marienberg Fortress? Your private tour guide will show you the most beautiful corners of the city according to your wishes.

Price:

€ 359 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 459

Would you like to explore Würzburg individually and get from A to B in comfort? Then book your private minivan for up to 4 people. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired. Whether alone, as a couple or with new-found friends, explore the corners of Würzburg that you would like to see.

Price:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 429

Explore Würzburg individually as a couple and get from A to B without stress? Your driver will take you comfortably to museums, shopping or to the city's landmark, the Marienberg Fortress. An expert tour guide can be booked at the same time if desired.

Price:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

ca. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 799

Join us on a Steinwein hike to Germany's largest contiguous single vineyard, the Würzburger Stein. Starting at a winery near the Löwenbrücke, you will walk along the vineyards. Learn interesting facts about viticulture and why the Würzburger Stein is inseparable from Würzburg's history. Enjoy the fantastic views over Würzburg, the exciting city stories and fortify yourself with a small hand snack and wine.

Price:

€ 799 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Transfer and walking

Level:

Sportlich

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 199

Come with us on a relaxing rickshaw tour through the historic residential city of Würzburg and let yourself be surprised by the charm of the small metropolis in Lower Franconia. You will pass the sights of the old town such as the Marienkapelle, the Würzburg Cathedral and the Main Bridge in comfort. Learn interesting facts about the history and life in Würzburg and enjoy the magic of Main Franconia on the streets.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

No rain protection. This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 49

On this excursion you will first discover the old town during a city walk. Afterwards a bus will take you up to the Marienberg Fortress, the widely visible and prominent landmark of Würzburg. Originally, the fortress served as a Celtic refuge castle which was built around 704. Later, the first church of Würzburg was built here and in the early 13th century the first fortified castle was added, which was rebuilt several times during the Renaissance and Baroque time.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

With its well-preserved city wall, narrow alleyways, richly decorated half-timbered houses and picturesque market square, Wertheim is quaint and relatively authentic. The ruined castle, perched on a hill, is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. In his 1862 account of the Main region, Karl Baedeker describes Wertheim as the high point of the entire trip. You can put this claim to the test yourself during your Rhine cruise.

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Trips

€ 19

High above the old town at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers are the ruins of Wertheim Castle. Our city express will take you comfortably to the most beautiful and largest ruins of a stone castle in southern Germany. On a tour you will discover the beautifully restored and stuccoed banqueting halls, as well as the keep and the Altane. You can also enjoy the wonderful view of the old town and the castle ruins themselves.

Price:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

City Express and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 65

About 15 minutes from Wertheim you'll find a museum of a special kind. The Kurtz Ersa Hammer Museum impresses not only with its historic building, but also with its show forge. Here you can see an impressive demonstration of how iron hammers are traditionally forged. The only iron hammer still in operation in the Spessart region has become part of industrial history. Afterwards, we'll drive to Homburg, 15 kilometres away, and visit another traditional craft there - a historic paper mill. Here, too, the building alone is impressive with its beautiful half-timbering. Inside, you will discover how interrelated living and working were in the production of paper and which work steps were involved.

Price:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Welcome to Goethe’s birthplace! Here’s another historical fact while we’re at it: this is where the first German national assembly met in 1848. Today, the metropolis on the Main is home to the headquarters of major banks and is also one of Germany’s most important centres of business and commerce. Frankfurt is also known for its many futuristic-looking high-rises. You’ll get a closer view of them when your Rhine cruise takes you along the Main river.

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Trips

€ 329

Frankfurt am Main is known as a financial and banking metropolis. The Frankfurt skyline is graced by skyscrapers, but Frankfurt has much more to offer. Explore the old town with your English-speaking tour guide, past the Römer and the Paulskirche. Or stroll along the Museum Riverbank and discover Frankfurt's museums. You determine the programme and we implement it for you!

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 459

Let the skyline of Frankfurt with its skyscrapers pass by and experience the financial and banking metropolis. Enjoy a fantastic view over Frankfurt from the approx. 200 metre high Main Tower or discover the old town. We will take you to the highlights of the city in a relaxed atmosphere and according to your wishes!

Price:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 429

Known as a financial and banking metropolis, with a beautiful old town and the old opera house, Frankfurt has more to offer than skyscrapers. Explore the centre of Frankfurt at the Römer and the Paulskirche or drive to Alt-Sachsenhausen, where apple wine and historic half-timbered houses await you. Get to know the city in cosy togetherness!

Price:

€ 429 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 1.699

We take you on a private culinary excursion in Frankfurt am Main. The name La Fleur is reminiscent of the famous Château Lafleur vineyard in Pomerol. In this gourmet restaurant, you will get to enjoy a 5-course menu of international standard with wine accompaniment, combined with Mediterranean aspects and regional products. An evening of high-quality dishes prepared by star chef Andreas Krolik, as well as vistas of the Siesmayer flower parterre await you.

Price:

€ 1.699 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Private car and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 599

Discover the highlights of Frankfurt with the fast and manoeuvrable Segways. After a short walk and an introduction, you will ride along the Main into the old town, past Römerplatz and the Main Tower. Without a strenuous walk, you will comfortably pass the sights of Frankfurt and learn interesting facts about the financial and banking city.

Price:

€ 599 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Segway and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 299

Join us on a private Ebblewoi tour through Frankfurt's old town and get to know Frankfurt's national drink and other specialities. For over 250 years, cider has been considered Frankfurt's national drink. On a walking tour you will pass the city's sights and three tastings of Frankfurt specialities await you at different corners. Try Frankfurter Dunkelbrot with Grüner Sosse, delicious apple wine and a piece of Frankfurter Kranz.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 199

Let the Frankfurt skyline pass by without much effort and marvel at the mighty bank skyscrapers and the quaint old town. Enjoy a relaxed rickshaw ride past Frankfurt's sights and learn interesting facts about the old opera house, St. Paul's Church and life in Frankfurt am Main.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

No rain protection. This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 45

The skyline, its old town, apple cider - Frankfurt does not fit into any one category. And that's great, because contrasts are exciting. This combination of a city walk and a bus tour takes you to modern boulevards and along the mighty bank skyscrapers, to the quaint district of Sachsenhausen with its apple wine taverns and the historic Römerberg (Roman Mountain). The eponymous 'Roman' has been the city hall since the 15th century. No less impressive is the Baroque Hauptwache (Main Guard House), the Old Opera and the magnificent neoclassical rotunda of St. Paul's Church.

This excursion does not take place on the following cruise:
15 Nov 2023 A-ROSA SILVA Rhine Mini Cruise Main & Lorelei

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Leicht

€ 69

The Taunus counts as a local recreation area for one of Germany's largest metropolises. On a tranquil panoramic drive, the route takes you past places like Kronberg and Königstein and along the Taunus High Road to the Feldberg, the highest peak in the region. You will then drive through picturesque climatic health resorts to the romantic Weintal valley and the Hessenpark, where you will briefly stop to visit a reconstructed historic market square. The journey continues towards the Saalburg Roman fort and Bad Homburg before returning to Frankfurt.

Price:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Frankfurt

Dep 02:00 am

Welcome to Goethe’s birthplace! Here’s another historical fact while we’re at it: this is where the first German national assembly met in 1848. Today, the metropolis on the Main is home to the headquarters of major banks and is also one of Germany’s most important centres of business and commerce. Frankfurt is also known for its many futuristic-looking high-rises. You’ll get a closer view of them when your Rhine cruise takes you along the Main river.

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Koblenz

Arr 03:00 pm Dep 09:30 pm

Discover Koblenz during your Rhine cruise. Its history dates back over 2,000 years, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities – and one of its most picturesque, with a wealth of sights and cultural attractions. Marvel at Koblenz’s palaces, stately homes, grand townhouses, narrow lanes and romantic corners. And watch as our A-ROSA ship sails close to the famous Deutsches Eck headland.

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Trips

€ 299

Stroll along Koblenz's kilometre-long riverside promenade and discover the city's landmark, the Deutsches Eck with Kaiser Wilhelm I. There you can also see the beautiful confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and not far from the Deutsches Eck, the cable car takes you to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Discover the beautiful corners of Koblenz together with your private English-speaking guide!

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 629

Discover one of the oldest cities in Germany and one of the most many-sided. Your private people carrier will take you comfortably from A to B, whether to the old town or to the cable car to visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. A visit to Stolzenfels Castle is also recommended. You decide the programme and we will implement it according to your wishes!

Price:

€ 629 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 599

Experience the romance of the Rhine in Koblenz in the cosiness of your private car. Whether at the Deutsches Eck, in the old town or at the Electoral Palace. We design the programme according to your wishes. To get even closer to the history and life in Koblenz, we recommend an English-speaking guide. This can be booked on request.

Price:

€ 599 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

Private car

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 299

On this private culinary excursion, you will walk through the alleys of Koblenz's old town and learn exciting anecdotes about life in the historic city. Learn interesting facts about popular recipes around "Debbekoche", "Dunkes" and "kalde Ent" while strolling past the fascinating and historically well-preserved half-timbered houses. Experience the modern city and its architectural masterpieces and and stop off at various places to sample typical Koblenz specialities and small appetisers.

Price:

€ 299 per reservation for max. 7 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 199

Discover Koblenz's old town in a relaxed and effortless way on this exclusive rickshaw tour. In Koblenz, modern rationality mixes with southern nonchalance. Passing the Schängel fountain and the romantic alleys, you will learn exciting information about the city's history. Of course, the city's landmark is also on the programme: the monumental Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at the Deutsches Eck. Enjoy the flowing together of the Rhine and Moselle and look up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Price:

€ 199 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

Rickshaw and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

No rain protection.This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

included

When modern rationality mixes with southern German nonchalance, something wonderful is created. Koblenz itself is the best example! The excursion begins with the landmark of the city: the monumental Kaiser Wilhelm monument at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner). The second landmark is the Schängel Fountain, which depicts a cheeky boy. Stroll through the romantic lanes between the Basilica St. Kastor and the Church of Our Lady, both feature impressive Romanesque two-tower façades. You will hear exciting details about the city's history along the way.

This excursion is not included in the Basic rate. You can add it for € 19 per person.

Price:

included

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included in the Premium rate. Please register for this excursion anyway so that we can register the number of participants.

Your exciting Rhine and Main cruise ends in Cologne, but your wonderful memories will last forever. Before you start your journey home, use the day to take a further look around North Rhine-Westphalia or explore the city. The magnificent cathedral of Cologne is an absolute must-see. 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.

  • Indulge all day, every day: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation refreshment and daily teatime snack
    NEW: The choice between à la carte dining and buffet-style dinner, as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, specialty coffees, water, soft drinks, beers, wines as well as a wide selection of sparkling wines, cocktails, and long drinks (also available outside dining hours)
  • NEW: Culinary treats such as midnight snacks and regional delicacies included on many journeys
  • NEW: An included half-day excursion with regional highlights during the day and a special culinary experience onboard in the evening (cruises of 7-nights+)
  • NEW: Room service for all cabin grades
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1**
  • Free change of reservation until 30 days prior to departure
  • NEW: Our Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations
  • Varied onboard entertainment program
  • NEW: Special & Event Cruises in the off-peak seasons
  • 15 % discount on wellness and beauty treatments at SPA-ROSA
  • NEW: A-ROSA App & free e-bikes for independent exploration (first come, first served basis)
  • Ship transfers
  • Free Wi-Fi (excluding streaming services)

* Upon registration. A-ROSA SENA: An à la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA: served main course at dinner
** Up to 15 years of age: kids travel for free on deck 1, if accompanied by one full fare paying adult (G-grade cabins 2 adults). Deck 2 and above 30% child discount. For the A-ROSA ALVA (Douro) and A-ROSA SENA (Rhine) other children’s discounts may apply.
*** A-ROSA ALVA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package. You will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount on selected dates (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, Air France, Swiss

From Munich, Berlin, Vienna or Zurich incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 339 per person

By train to Cologne - Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Cologne.

Train from € 179 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 € 78 per car (fenced parking lot)
Price from € 81 per car (roofed parking space

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA SILVA

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A-ROSA SILVA