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.
A full complement of optional excursions are available and may be pre-purchased as discounted packages in advance or on an ad-hoc basis on board.
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. Depart 5pm
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
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. Depart 9am
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!
Launched in April 2020, the Amadeus Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience. The new ship offers 72 spacious deluxe cabins (17.5m2 / 188 sq.ft.) and 12 Amadeus suites (26.4m² / 284 sq.ft.) in total. As on all ships built since 2011, the Amadeus Imperial cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks also feature lowerable panoramic windows along the entire cabin width.
All deluxe cabins and suites are equipped with comfortable, spacious bathrooms, an infotainment system, a flat screen television, a telephone, a cabin safe, a minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning. The suites also have an accessible outdoor balcony with a seating area.
Explore this ship in a virtual 360 degree tour
• Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club • “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 • Lift
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 18 staterooms. The beautiful 172 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 54 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
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. Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
|Dec 28||Amadeus Imperial||Cologne - Cruise only||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1265|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1576|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1912|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2072|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2341|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2837|
|Dec 28||Amadeus Imperial||Cologne - Flight inc.||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1620|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1926|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£2262|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2422|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2691|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£3187|
Optional Excursions & Packages
|Rüdesheim walking tour incl. music cabinet museum||£21||•||•|
|Mainz walking tour with Gutenberg Museum||£15||•|
|City tour of Strasbourg||£49||•||•|
|City tour of Basel||£62||•||•|
|Speyer walking tour||£15||•||•|
|Excursion to Heidelberg||£42||•|
|Oberwesel walking tour||£15||•|
|Koblenz walking tour||£15||•||•|
|Pre-purchase Package Price||£137||£198|
Single Cabins: These Amadeus vessels do not have single cabins but sole occupancy is available at the following supplements to the cruise price excluding flights and transfers.
Solo Supplement: Cat C4 & C1 15%; B4 30%; B1 50%; A1 60%; Suite 100%.
Flights and transfers included, Prices based on direct flights from London. Other flight options are available, supplements may apply.
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
“Amadeus: New Year Cruise on The Rhine”
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.