Sailing the Romantic Rhine

    Sailing the Romantic Rhine | June 24- July 1, 2023. | Secure your space Today!


    June 24, 2023 – July 1, 2023

    8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Basel

    One of Europe’s most legendary rivers takes you across Germany and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent Rhine River cruise begins in the ever popular, modern city of Amsterdam, Holland. Cruise on its famous canals along the elegant grachten--the best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city dating back to the “Golden Age.” Visit Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture—and see its famous twin-spired cathedral and Old Town with many shops, cafés, and taverns.

    Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Cruise to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue your Rhine River cruise to Mainz for a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum or take an excursion to Heidelberg to visit the ruins of its red-walled castle. In Strasbourg, France, marvel at the red-sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. Here, find unrivaled natural beauty in the area best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock.


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    June 24, 2023 – July 1, 2023



    • Netherlands
    • Germany
    • France
    • Switzerland

    ·         CRUISE

    ·         AT-A-GLANCE

          Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Onboard welcome reception

    Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

    Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host

    Day 4 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge with breathtaking views of ancient castles, towering cliffs, and the legendary Rock of the Lorelei; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim or hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host

    Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: Choice of guided walk in Mainz with a visit to the Gutenberg Museum-or a guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or a hike up Philosophers' Way

    Day 6 Strasbourg: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host

    Day 7 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach

    Day 8 Basel (Disembarkation):Your cruise ends this morning

    Included Amenities:

    Suite Fleet

    o    Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

    o    Panoramic windows throughout the ship

    o    Elegant, contemporary design & decor

    o    Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director

    o    Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges

    o    Covered Observation Lounge

    o    Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

    o    Elevator

    o    Non-smoking interior and staterooms

    Fitness & Wellness

    • Active shore excursions, both included and optional
    • Fitness Center
    • Avalon Adventure Center
      Your place for active gear* and activities through your Avalon Adventure HostSM, including:
      • Bikes
      • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
      • Canoe and kayak excursions
      • Fitbits®
      • Walking Sticks
      • Binoculars
      • Daypacks
      • Yoga Mats
      • Fitness bands

    Avalon Suites & Deluxe Staterooms

    • Open–Air BalconiesSM and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama SuitesSM
    • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
    • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
    • Bathrobes & slippers
    • Premium L'Occitane® bath products & hairdryer
    • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
    • Wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe
    • Full-size closet and mirror
    • Additional under-bed storage
    • Well-stocked mini-bar


    • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favorites
    • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
    • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
    • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
    • Daily breakfast buffet with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily a la carte specials
    • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
    • Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, classic dishes, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and rotating chef’s features including carving & pasta stations. Alternatively, you may dine al fresco at our Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather and itinerary permitting) or enjoy a light lunch in the Panorama Lounge.
    • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
    • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
    • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
    • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options 
    • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections
    • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
    • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
    • New in 2023 - included Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
    • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
    • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and be Well Essence flavored and infused water available throughout each day