Celebrate New Year in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated AMADEUS cruise ship.
Treat yourself to a memorable year end celebration with a special highlight: our New Year’s party on board. After a 5-course gala dinner we invite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.
Optional excursions are available from £13pp. Pre-book in the UK for a 15% discount.
Welcome to your New Year’s cruise, which starts in Cologne. After you have explored your floating premium hotel, the cruise director invites you to a Welcome Cocktail on board. In the evening, the chef will present you with a special and diverse Welcome Dinner, while your ship starts its journey towards Rüdesheim.
Day 2 - Rüdesheim & Mainz
You get to know two particularly attractive Rhine towns today, starting in Rüdesheim, which you can explore during the course of a morning sightseeing walk. At midday, your ship continues its journey. During this section of your cruise, you pass the myth-enshrouded Lorelei statue, and shortly thereafter you reach the cultural town of Mainz. You can end the day here with a leisurely stroll and a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. Later in the evening, your ship leaves Mainz.
Rudesheim walking tour including music cabinet museum
Mainz walking tour including Gutenberg museum
Day 3 - Strasbourg/Kehl
At lunch time, you reach the next stop of your trip in the French Alsace region, where your ship docks in wintery Strasbourg. A visit to the picturesque old town is highly recommended, for example as part of an extended city sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour bus, which will take you to the most beautiful sights of Strasbourg. In the early evening, your ship weighs anchor and continues its journey upriver, towards Switzerland.
City tour of Strasbourg
Day 4 - Basel (New Year's Eve)
On the morning of Old Year’s Day you arrive in Basel. You can make use of the opportunity to join us for a morning city sightseeing tour, which will take you to the most beautiful sights in Basel, the third-largest city in Switzerland. In the evening, we will spoil you on board with an elegant New Year’s dinner, and at midnight we will pop champagne bottles, watch the spectacular fireworks illuminating the sky from the sun deck and ring in the New Year in style. Happy New Year 2019!
City tour of Basel
Day 5 - Basel (New Year's Day)
Spend New Year’s Day relaxing on board your 5-star luxury ship, which leaves Basel in the morning and travels downriver. Recover from last night’s New Year’s celebrations and allow us to spoil you with culinary delights, while you enjoy the restful atmosphere in the Panorama Bar or the AMADEUS Club, where you can sit back, relax and admire the passing wintery riverscapes.
Day 6 - Speyer & Mannheim
During the night, your ship docks in the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Speyer which played an important role in the Holy Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. Your ship remains here until midday, allowing you to explore the city with a sightseeing walk in the morning, whereafter your ship travels to Mannheim. After lunch, you can make a detour to the nearby city of Heidelberg, which is famous for its castle and historic old town. At midnight your ship departs and heads towards Oberwesel.
Speyer walking tour
Excursion to Heidelberg
Day 7 - Oberwesel & Koblenz
Before breakfast, you arrive in Oberwesel, which is situated in the Middle Rhine Valley. The town is particularly well-known for its many towers, which you can view during the course of a morning sightseeing walk. Thereafter, your ship weighs anchor and passes the imposing Lorelei Rock again for the second time on this trip. After lunch, you reach Koblenz, where you can explore the beautiful old town during a guided walking tour in the course of the afternoon. In the evening, the captain will invite you to an elegant Gala Dinner on board, while your ship continues its journey to Cologne.
Oberwesel walking tour
Koblenz walking tour
Day 8 - Cologne
The end of your journey has dawned. After a generous breakfast, you disembark and take leave of your floating hotel. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Designed in stylish greys and berry tones, AMADEUS SILVER II combines modern innovation with comfort, ensuring that you feel at home on board. The ship accommodates a maximum of 168 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french panorama windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies.
The extensive Sun Deck and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace offer plenty of room for mental and spiritual relaxation. Your culinary needs and desires will be taken care of by the elegant Panorama Bar, the Panorama Restaurant and the relaxed Café Vienna, which offer refreshing drinks and lovingly crafted culinary delights from the kitchen, and which will ensure that your every wish is met, around the clock.
Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• Wi-Fi available
Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.
Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 72 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.
Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.
These 12 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.
Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.
We urge everyone to try New Year away this year. The Rhine is beautiful and uncrowded at this time of year. Combine this with onboard festivities and New Year’s Eve celebrations on your luxury ship with fantastic staff and like-minded travelers. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before?
This cruise also works really well with Eurostar and onwards from Brussels.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.
|Dec 28||Amadeus Silver II||Cologne||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1461|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1684|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1955|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2112|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2309|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2688|
|Dec 29||Amadeus Silver III||Cologne||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1339|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1599|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1849|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1979|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2199|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2629|
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
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