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Cruise on the Dutch Waterways, Rhine and Danube in 2019

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Fly from an airport near you – as much as possible, we’ll offer you the option of flying from whichever airport is most convenient for you. Below is a list of the entire airport with international flights available for each holiday, giving you the choice of up to 13 departure airports (all subject to availability and supplement). This includes locally flying options for all of our no-fly cruises – so you’ve got the flexibility to choose the travel option that best fits your need. Alternatively, where routes allow, we’ll arrange a connecting flight from your local airport to London to join your international flight, at no additional cost. 

Wherever you choose to fly from, we’ll still pick you up from home and drop you at the airport door. Plus, we’ll arrange complimentary transfers between the destination airport and hotel or ship on the first and last days of your holiday. Click here to find out more about your flight options.


What’s included


Whats included

Value for money is always at the forefront when we design our holidays. And because these cruises are exclusive to us, we’ve been able to wrap all kinds of fantastic extras (as well as our award-winning Titan touches) into our itineraries. 

For starts, we’ll include at least three handpicked excursions in every cruise (plus a whole host of optional ones, so you can tailor your trip to suit your interests). You’ll get an audio headset on each one too, so you’ll always be able to hear your guide or tour manager perfectly. 

We’ve really invested in the onboard cuisine, with fine dining experiences, four-course welcome lunches and a six-course gala dinner. Wine, beer and soft drinks during meals are all included, plus there’s complimentary tea and coffee available around the clock. 

As for where you’ll be sleeping, every cabin is recently renovated and features all the mod cons you’d expect. They’re nice and spacious too (cabins on MS Serenade 1 even have separate bath tubs and showers in the bathroom – something of a rarity on river cruises).


Life on the river


New to our river cruises? Here’s what you can expect on (and off) the ship…

Take it easy – our river cruises aren’t all about sightseeing and shore excursions, we’ve designed them so you’ll have plenty of time to relax, too. Onboard each ship, there’s an expansive sun deck with loungers perfectly positioned for the best vies. Step inside and you’ll find a peaceful reading room and a lounge, plus a sauna (and a whirlpool on MS Bellejour) to indulge in some me time. Some cruises will have onboard activities on the agenda too, so you could learn the waltz while moored up in Vienna or paint a miniature wooden clog with the help of an artist from Amsterdam. 


Cruise cuisine


The food we serve on board is all freshly prepared, with dishes inspired by the regions you’ll be sailing through. Breakfast is a buffet affair, with eggs cooked to order if you fancy. Come lunchtime, there’s a four course menu, plus a buffet of sandwiches and pasta dishes (and if you’re out and about, chef will prepare a packed lunch for you). As for dinner, you’ll start with an appetiser and soup of the day, before choosing between three main dishes. A selection of puddings and cheese round things off. Still peckish? You’ll find late-night snacks in the panorama lounge. There’s no strict dress code for dining. Smart casual is the norm, although many people like to don a suit or cocktail dress for the gala dinner on the last night. 


Don't just take our word for it...


Gary Bembridge  Travel and Cruise Writer

Where in the world – can’t decide where you’d like to go? Here’s some inspiration… 


SS5Turner

Best for art lovers

In the Footsteps of Turner

This one-off itinerary traces the path of the painter J. M. W. Turner down the Rhine Valley in the 19th century. Turner visited this part of the world a number of times, sketching and painting the sights and scenery. As we journey to the locations of some of his works, we'll be joined by art historian Gerald Deslandes. Gerald will be on hand to provide insight into Turner's experiences and the pieces he created while travelling here, hosting four specialist talks on board the ship. 


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SN6CastlesRhineMoselle

Best for fairy-tale castles

Castles of the Rhine & Moselle

The banks of the Rhine are speckled with castles that wouldn’t look out of place in Grimms’ Fair Tales, and this 10-night trip takes you to some of the most beautiful. Tour the immaculately restored rooms of Schloos Drachenburg; see the towers and turrets of hillside Eltz Castle; and admire Rheinstein Castle's medieval drawbridge and stained-glass windows. 

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SN1DutchTulips

Best for a spring escape

Dutch Tulips and Windmills

Experience the explosion of colour at the Netherlands’ Keukenhof Gardens on this week-long trip, timed to coincide with tulip season. Millions of flowers burst into bloom during April, carpeting the gardens in red, pink, yellow and orange. We'll welcome an expert gardener on board for a guest lecture about the tulips, too. It's a no-fly cruise - you'll travel from Dover to Amsterdam by coach and ferry or Eurotunnel. If you prefer to fly, we can arrange flights straight to Amsterdam from an airport near you. 




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BE9BlackSea

Best for off the beaten track

Voyage to the Black Sea

If you’re looking to discover somewhere a little different, this 12-night cruise is ideal. Starting in Budapest, we'll head south to sail a lesser-visited stretch on the Danube to Bucharest. Along the way, we'll tour cities rich in history and culture, glide through National Park scenery (including the dramatic Iron Gates gorge in Serbia) and explore the Black Sea city of Constanta. 




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BE3DanubeWaltz

Best for first timers

A Danube Waltz

New to river cruising? This is a brilliant introduction, covering off some of the highlights of the Danube. You'll start in Budapest and end in Vienna, with an overnight stay in both so you can really experience each city, In between, you'll enjoy a city tour of Bratislava, a trip to Melk Abbey and visits to Passau and Linz. Our favourite part comes on the final night, when you can opt for an evening concert of Mozart or Strauss at one of Vienna's impressive palaces.


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SN5Lucerne

Best for cruise & stay

Lucerne and the Legends of Germany

A number of our river cruises include a hotel stay (or offer the option of add one), and this is one of the most popular. The tour starts with two nights in Lucerne where you'll stay at the Wilden Mann, a character-packed hotel with 500 years' worth of history. You'll then sail along the Rhine, ticking off the likes off Cologne, Strasbourg and the Black Forest along the way.



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