New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine
8 Days from 1.257,15
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New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

2025

2024


CologneCologne

8 Days

From the splendour of Cologne through the legendary Rhine Gorge to magical Rüdesheim and historic Koblenz, treat yourself to a memorable year-end celebration with a special highlight: Ring in the New Year in style in the river city of Basel and indulge in a festive gala dinner on board. Raise a glass, revel in the best party of the yea and spend quality time toasting and dining with family and new friends. 

Itinerary

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.

Stay Cologne

Departure at 5:00pm

You get to know one particularly attractive Rhine town today: In the morning, you reach the cultural town of Mainz. You can start the day here with a leisurely stroll and a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. In the afternoon, join us for a visit to a local bakery. Later in the evening, your ship leaves Mainz.

Stay Mainz

10:00am - 6:00pm

Excursions

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.

Stay Strasbourg

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Excursions

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 and ring in the New Year in style.

Stay Basel

Arrival at 8:00am

Excursions

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.

Stay Basel

Departure at 9:00am

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.

Stay Speyer

2:00am - 12:00pm

Excursions

Stay Mannheim

2:00pm - 11:59pm

Excursions

During breakfast, you arrive in Rüdesheim, which you can explore during the course of a morning sightseeing walk. Thereafter, your ship weighs anchor and passes the imposing Lorelei Rock. 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. 

Stay Ruedesheim

7:00am - 11:30am

Excursions

Stay Koblenz

2:00pm - 10:00pm

Excursions

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!

Stay Cologne

3:00am - 12:00pm

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

15% Early Booking Discount

Book now and save 15% for all bookings made until 30 November 2024.

Dates & Prices

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), 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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inclusions

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions of Europe served with dinner on board 
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only € 257 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Strasbourg with canal boat tour
  • Basel - Where three countries meet
  • Romantic Heidelberg with castle ruins
  • Drosselgasse & tasting of Rüdesheimer coffee
  • Koblenz walking tour

Package B | for only € 320 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Mainz walking tour with Gutenberg Museum
  • AMADEUS Taste: Visit of local bakery with tasting
  • Strasbourg with canal boat tour
  • Basel - Where three countries meet
  • Speyer walking tour
  • Romantic Heidelberg with castle ruins
  • Drosselgasse & tasting of Rüdesheimer coffee
  • Koblenz walking tour

Cologne – Cologne

Unit Price

Mainz walking tour with Gutenberg Museum

€ 25

AMADEUS Taste: Visit of local bakery with tasting

€ 20

Strasbourg with canal boat tour

€ 79

Basel - Where three countries meet

€ 96

"Dance into the New Year" - Party on board

Included

Speyer walking tour

€ 30

Romantic Heidelberg with castle ruins

€ 67

Drosselgasse & tasting of Rüdesheimer coffee

€ 35

Koblenz walking tour

€ 25

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Cologne (Germany)

Train Station - Port € 40

Airport - Port € 50

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