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Lüftner Cruises presents its preliminary programme for 2012

In good time for the ITB Lüftner Cruises presents its cruise programme for 2012 and allows glimpses of the coming season's new features. Austria's long-established river cruise specialist will be deploying a total of 10 vessels on the rivers Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhine, Rhône and Saône and on the Belgian and Dutch waterways. Lüftner Cruises is, moreover, offering no fewer than 500 river cruises for sale activities by their partners worldwide. 

In addition to its popular classic Danube and Rhine cruises the 2012 programme has some special new recommendations for cruise enthusiasts. The 8-day "tulip cruise on the Dutch and Belgian canals and rivers highlighting a visit to the unique FLORIADE Living Nature exhibition in the Dutch town of Venlo is an absolute must for garden lovers, who will find there not only impressive landscape gardening with masses of enchanting flowers but also music, dancing, literature and theatre - adding up to a cultural programme from across the globe.    

Not new but much in demand are the trips to France on the Rhône and Saône, the number of which have been much extended for next year: passengers aboard the AMADEUS Symphony can see such world famous cultural splendours as the Pont du Gard, the Ardèche gorges, the Camargue and the Beaujolais region and can choose from a total of 26 departures of the 8-day voyage of discovery from Lyon to Avignon and Arles.  

In 2012 the spectacular "Rhine in flames fireworks event will once again be a central feature of the 8-day Rhine cruises between Amsterdam and Basel. It's difficult to get a better view of the impressive fireworks and hear the accompanying music better than aboard the AMADEUS Princess as it plies along the Rhine. 

Next year lovers of classical music can choose from four cruise schedules incorporating selected programmes of opera ashore and musical entertainment on board; while sports enthusiasts can speed along the most scenic cycle tracks between Passau and Budapest on our special Danube cruises incorporating guided cycle tours.  

All preliminary programs for 2012 can be requested here: lueftner(at)lueftner-cruises(dot)com

The Cruise-Program 2012 at a glance:

Rhine - Main - Moselle

  • Classical Rhine: 8 days Amsterdam-Basel and Basel-Amsterdam with AMADEUS Princess from € 868.- (selective dates with "Rhine in Flames")
  • Tulip Cruise: 8 days Amsterdam-Maastricht-Antwerp-Amsterdam with AMADEUS Brilliant, AMADEUS Elegant and AMADEUS Diamond from € 987.-
  • Across Europe: 15 days Amsterdam-Nuremberg-Budapest and Budapest-Nuremberg-Amsterdam with AMADEUS Brilliant and AMADEUS Elegant from € 1.736.-
  • Classical Music Cruise on the Rhine: 8 days Amsterdam-Basel incl. special music program with AMADEUS Princess from 1.050.-


  • Danube Rhapsody: 8 days Passau-Budapest-Passau with AMADEUS Royal from € 868.-
  • Beautiful Blue Danube: 15 days Passau-Black Sea-Passau with AMADEUS Royal from € 2.058.-
  • Best of Europe: 5 days Land Program Berlin-Dresden-Prague und 8 days cruise Nuremberg-Budapest with AMADEUS Brilliant and AMADEUS Diamond from € 2.145.-
  • Danube & Prague: 3 days Land Program Prague and 8 days cruise Nuremberg-Budapest with AMADEUS Brilliant and AMADEUS Diamond from € 1.666.-
  • Classical Music Cruise on the Danube: 8 days Passau-Budapest-Passau incl. special music program with AMADEUS Royal from € 1.050.-
  • Bike Cruise along the Danube: 8 Tage Passau-Budapest-Passau incl. bike tours with AMADEUS Royal

Rhône - Saône

  • Experience French Rivers: 8 days Lyon-Arles-Avignon-Lyon with AMADEUS Symphony from € 917.-

Winter Cruises

  • 4-7 days cruise Magic of Advent on Rhine and Danube from € 330.-
  • 6-7 days Christmas Cruise on Rhine and Danube from € 550.-
  • 7-8 days New Year's Eve Cruise on Rhine and Danube from € 882.-

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