Christmas Markets on the Rhine

CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE RHINE

7-NIGHT CRUISE
Or 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE

CRUISE YEAR

2017 | 2018

CRUISE FROM : AMSTERDAM TO BASEL
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the “Capital of Noël,” Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town; are all timeless traditions handed down through the centuries. Cherish all the glory of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine.


COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND
RIVERS: RHINE

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

AT A GLANCE

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Limited Edition tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

EMBARK

November 24

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaPrima

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 20
Please call for details

EMBARK

November 26

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaStella

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 22
Please call for details

EMBARK

November 26

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaKristina

ADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 1

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $750 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaPrima

AADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 3

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaKristina

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN November 29
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 3

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaStella

ADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 8

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaPrima

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 4
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 10

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $250 PER PERSON
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaStella

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 6
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 10

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $250 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaKristina

ADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 15

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaPrima

ADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 17

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $250 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaKristina

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 13
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 17

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $250 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,649

Ship AmaStella

ADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 24

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Basel Amsterdam

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaStella

ADD 2 NIGHTS ZURICH, 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE PRE-CRUISE
CHECK-IN December 20
Please call for details

EMBARK

December 24

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Amsterdam Basel

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaKristina

ADD 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Please call for details
NOTES:

Christmas Markets Notice Note: Most Christmas Markets open during the last week of November and remain open until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information.

Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price $168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for Land $640 per person.

Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

DAY 1
ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – EMBARKATION

Arrive in Amsterdam and board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)

DAY 2
AMSTERDAM

Begin your discovery of Amsterdam with a scenic canal cruise, followed by a walking tour to the Begijnhof, known for its historic Middle Ages building and concluding with a panoramic city tour that includes the Royal Palace and Westerkerk. Later in the day, set sail. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
COLOGNE, GERMANY

Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town. Explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral and then visit one of Europe’s largest and most renowned Christmas Markets located in front of the cathedral. Alternatively, ride a bike along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten; or visit a local tavern to taste Cologne’s traditional Kölsch beer and Reibekuchen—potato pancakes served with apple sauce. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
RHINE GORGE – RÜDESHEIM

Cruise through the castle-laden Rhine River Gorge before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Once in Rüdesheim, you will have three choices of morning excursions. Wine connoisseurs will want to go to a wine cellar for a wine tasting. Those who wish to soar high above the vineyards can take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. Or, for a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour through the town and along the Rhine River. Later in the day, you have two more options. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to a remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee. You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy Christmas traditions from all over the world at Rüdesheim Christmas Market. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
MANNHEIM

You have the choice to explore two of Germany’s historically rich cities, along with their festive Christmas Markets. Visit Heidelberg, a city that will capture your heart with its mighty castle and historic university. While here, wander along one of Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping streets, the Hauptstrasse, soaking up the Yuletide celebrations at the town’s Christmas Markets. Alternatively, you can explore one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also have time to visit its Christmas Market in front of the “Old Mint” (Alten Münze) in the famous Maximilianstrasse, with a view of the romantic imperial cathedral (Kaiserdom). (B,L,D)

DAY 6
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Strasbourg is even more alluring during the season of Advent. The Christkindelsmärik dates back to 1570, making it the oldest Christmas Market in France. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour that takes you past the Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la Republique. Afterwards, walk through the historic town center on the Grande Île, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and through the lovely “La Petite France” district, where you will see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock and then visit the town’s famous Christmas Market. You can also choose to explore Strasbourg’s different districts by bicycle. During the afternoon, visit Gengenbach Christmas Market where every year the locals countdown to Christmas with a 24-day, larger-than-life Advent calendar. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
BREISACH, GERMANY

Visit the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr beautifully dressed in her holiday finery with twinkling decorations and a lively Christmas Market. On your walking tour, admire historical architecture, as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to two other gems. Visit Freiburg, founded in 1120, and home to Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral constructed of red sandstone, as well as an enchanting Christmas Market. Those wishing a more active excursion will want to cycle through the scenic countryside. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
BASEL – DISEMBARKATION

Disembark your cruise in Basel. (B)

AmaKristina

This 158-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaKristina, our newest addition in 2017 – is a sister ship to the AmaViola & AmaStella and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and Entertainment-On-Demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

AmaPrima

This 164-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaPrima provides the most distinctive river cruise experience. A magnificent glass elevator is one of the unique design elements found onboard, as well as our exclusive “Twin Balconies”. The beautifully-decorated and spacious accommodations range in size up to 300 sq. ft. Relax in a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a “swim-up” bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations. The ship also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

AmaStella

This 158-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaStella – set to debut in 2016 – is a sister ship to the AmaSerena and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

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