Christmas markets cruise (Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf) 2022

    about

    It is an unforgettable experience to cruise along the Rhine River during the New Year period and visit festive European cities and a great number of Christmas markets throughout Germany !

    Typically, the markets are set up about three weeks prior to Christmas in one or more locations around town, and we catch most of them during this cruise.

    Beautifully decorated cities, towns and villages, skate rinks on the main squares, mulled wine and extremely hot sausages served with potato salad, - it is all about New Year time on the Rhine.

    This period is perfect for shopping as well. Once the shopping’s complete you can sit back, relax and absorb the beautiful winter sceneries of picturesque snow-capped castles and frosted mountain peaks from the warmth of the ship.

    languages on board
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian
    Program5 days 4 nights

    Day 1

    / December 16
    Dusseldorf

    The arrival day, check-in starts at 16:00. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage at the reception and explore the city on your own before the check-in

    Meals: welcome buffet and dinner

    *The transfer Dusseldorf airport - port can be provided for extra cost

    Departure23:00

    Day 2

    / December 17
    Koblenz

    Enjoy the calm morning onboard taking your breakfast and viewing the passing scenery either from your cabin or from the lounge.

    After lunch we arrive in Koblenz. Situated at the point where the Rhine and Mosell Rivers meet, this city has a history dating back 2 thousand years starting from when it was a Roman settlement.

    The Christmas market, located in the old quarter, had more than 100 wooden huts and spead from the Church of Our Lady to various other squares. Dusk is one of the best times to visit these markets. The sky turns blue and all the lights come on in the booths illuminating merchants and customers in a warm glow.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Arrival11:00

    Departure19:00

    Day 3

    / December 18
    Mainz and Rudesheim

    Early in the morning the ship leaves for Mainz to be there at 04AM. Do not miss your chancer to visit Rűdesheim, famous by its vineyards, delicious Rűdesheimer coffee and the Museum of mechanical musical instruments.

    The next port of call will be Linz am Rein located on the both banks of the picturesque Rhine River.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Coffee-station with small cookies and snacks is available during the day.

    Arrival04:00

    Departure15:00

    Day 4

    / December 19
    Cologne and Dusseldorf

    You have a chance to feel the unique vibes of one of the most charming cities on the Rhine. After a delicious breakfast you will enjoy the city center: breathtaking Cathedral that survived both World Wars and cozy narrow streets with cafés and restaurants offering the famous “kölsch” beer.

    Cologne 14:00 - 20:00

    Dusseldorf 23:30

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Coffee-station with small cookies and snacks is available during the day.

    *Guided walking city-tour of Cologne is provided for extra cost (included in the excursion package)

    Arrival14:00

    Departure20:00

    Day 5

    / December 20
    Dusseldorf

    Check-out after breakfast

    If you have late flight, you can leave the luggage on board while wating for it in the city center.

    Meals: breakfast, coffee-station is available all the day

    Kindly note that this is a preliminary program
    The list and sequence of the proposed activities may slightly differ from one cruise to another.
    Choose cabin
    Your ship is MS Crucevita 5*
    promenade deck
    main deck
    Deluxe Promenade deck
    ▪︎  twin beds or double bed

    Located on the Promenade Deck these stylishly decorated Deluxe staterooms (12,3 sq.m.) feature a French balcony to ensure a great view. The cabins are spacious and fitted with 2 hotel beds that can be twin or double.

    Equipment: separate shower and toilet, a desk, a wardrobe, central air-conditioning/ heating, hairdryer, safety deposit boxes, telephone, and satellite TV

    Outlet: 2 sockets of 220V;

    *no sockets in the bathroom

    € 744 per person
    single occupation: +75%
    Take a virtual 360° walk on board
    MS Crucevita 5*
    Optional pastime
    Choose your activity
    Enrich your cruise experience with additional excursions.
    Excursion package
    • Bus tour to Heidelberg
    • Bus & walking city tour
    • Walking city tour
    people are going
    € 150 per person
    Services

    Our price includes:

    • accommodation in the cabin

    • live music at the bar every night

    • full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day):

    *breakfast is buffet-style with great choice of hotels and cold dishes, fruits and vegetables. Healthy corner with alternative milk and different types of granola and cereals are at your disposal;

    *lunch and dinner are à la carte with 3 main courses to choose (fish, meat or vegetarian);

    • early-riser breakfast every morning with small snacks and homemade cookies

    • afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and cake or late night snack

    • table tap water during meal services

    • tea/coffee for breakfast

    • coffee-station available from 06:00 till 22:00

    • welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person)

    • welcome and farewell captain’s dinner with special menu

    • luggage service pier – ship – pier

    • info-channel

    Our prices doesn't include:

    • transfers (on request and for extra payment) to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation

    • medical insurances

    • port tax (35 eur per person per cruise, will be added in the final invoice)

    • fuel adjustment surcharge (will be added in the final invoice)

    • excursions

    • any bottled water

    • soft and alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner

    • wi-fi

    • gratuities (recommended 7eur per person per day)

    • personal spendings

    • minibar

    • cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per cabin when booking

    Add optional extras to your trip:

    Excursion package that based on 3 tours:

    *Walking city-tour of Cologne, 2h

    *Walking city-tour of Heidelberg (with transfer from Mannheim), 3h

    *Bus&walking city-tour of Strasbourg, 4h

    Price per person is TBA

    Drink packages:

    1) All-inclusive bar/lounge and restaurant during bar opening hours (09:30 – 24:00): open wine, sparkling wine, draft beer, soft drinks, juices, coffee/tea.

    NOTE: the cappuccino, espresso etc. from the bar is excluded

    *this package can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    Price per person is 104€

    2) Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water (still/sparkling) during lunch and dinner service

    *this can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    Price per person is 64€

    Kindly, note:

    > any of 2 packages can only be booked for both guests in one cabin

    > prices are valid ON PRESALE ONLY and available up to 2 weeks before each cruise

    > packages are available for purchase onboard, the prices will be higher

    Transfers:

    Dusseldorf airport - port - car for 2 persons - TBA eur per 1 car per 1 way

    Special promo 20%OFF applies only in case full payment and non-refundable booking