Cologne to Cologne
7 Night Amsterdam and Rotterdam Cruise
Join us on the new A-ROSA SENA for a voyage on the Rhine, Dutch and Belgium waterways. The itinerary includes an overnight stay in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with more time to enjoy these culturally rich cities, depending on your interests. Amsterdam for art lovers, or simply the unique atmosphere and Rotterdam with its bold mixture of harbour flair and avant-garde architecture. We continue to Dordrecht, one of Hollands oldest cities with countless monuments and museums, ancient warehouses and the busy merchant streets to explore. Our final port of call is Antwerp, the capital of the diamond trade and rich in art. Spend a joyful day cruising the Rhine on your majestic new river ship as you return to Cologne.
|1||Cologne (Germany)||4:00pm||Embarkation 2:00pm|
|4||Rotterdam (Netherlands)||9:00am||Afternoon Rotterdam harbor tour|
|Dordrecht (Belgium)||09:00am||8:00pm||Optional city tour with free time|
|8||Cologne (Germany)||06:00am||Disembarkation 8:00am|
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DAY 1: Cologne, Germany (Embarkation)Lined with a bustling wide promenade and criss-crossed with bridges, your first glimpse of the mighty Rhine in Cologne is destined to be a memorable one. A major trading centre since the Roman times, this impressive city merges the old and the new perfectly. You'll find ancient walls and medieval churches rubbing shoulders with modern quarters, a fantastic selection of quality museums and, the calling card of the city, its famous cathedral, dominating the skyline.
Head into the charming Altstadt (Old Town) on the banks of the Rhine, and find yourself lost in narrow streets filled with traditional old houses, breweries, beer halls, cafes and shops. This is the place to come to experience a more traditional taste of Germany's fourth largest city, and the ideal way to kickstart your river cruise. Interested in exploring in detail? We'd recommend arranging an extra couple of days in the city at one of our partner hotels before you embark on your A-ROSA Rhine river cruise. That way, when you board your ship, you'll be relaxed, ready to go, and already have one fantastic city under your belt.
DAY 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Today you'll have another opportunity to discover what will undoubtedly be a highlight of your Northern Rhine river cruise, the colourful and historic Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Your docking location here will deliver you just footsteps from the city's iconic Centraal Station, gateway to the vibrant Damrak, the main road leading up to the centre of the city, Dam Square. The famous Canal Ring flows outwards from this area, and you'll soon find yourself lost in the city's pretty streets and 'gracht' (canals). Any tour of Amsterdam would not be complete without visiting its controversial Red Light District, but there's so much more to the country's capital too. With its famous and splendid wonky houses dating back to the Golden Age, the city has a huge amount of history under its belt. The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum shine a light on the city's arty side, while a poignant visit to Anne Frank Huis tells the personal tale of a life lost to the Holocaust.
You'll normally find numerous markets lining different suburbs of the city, and the shopping here is excellent too with everything from designer brands to quirky one-off boutiques.
DAY 3: Amsterdam, NetherlandsAnother full day in Amsterdam to explore on your own or sign up for one of our excursions.
DAY 4: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Long before you reach Rotterdam – Europe’s biggest port city – you’ll see its impressive skyline, featuring the Euromast tower and the Erasmusbrug bridge spread out before you. You won’t be surprised to learn that this is a centre of contemporary architecture, home to the famous cube houses with their Kijk-Kubus (show cube) and the Witte Huis (the White House), the first skyscraper in Europe. The home of the continent’s largest sea port is a thriving metropolis that doesn’t scrimp on cutting-edge buildings or show-stopping international flair. Over the past 20 years, a number of impressive new skyscrapers have sprung up – and there’s no sign of this trend stopping soon.
DAY 5: Rotterdam - Dordrecht, Netherlands
Discover the oldest city in Holland! Dordrecht, the city on the water, with its countless monuments and small city harbors. Here, the three rivers Merwede, Noord and Oude Maas flow together, which gives Dordrecht the flair of a city by the sea.
DAY 6: Antwerp, BelgiumPort city, capital of cool and a haven for culture-loving foodies, this unique stop offers you a treasure trove of delights to explore. Starting from its Medieval heart where cobbled lanes bustle with treat-filled cafes, the riverside fortress that looks as though it's been plucked from the pages of a fairy tale, and a truly remarkable cathedral, you'll quickly fall in love with the city's historic highlights. There's so much more to Antwerp though. Long renowned as a hotspot for the jet set and the epicentre of the diamond trade, this progressive place showcases a superb entertainment and arts scene, as well as world-class shopping (just remember your credit card!).
The old harbour area is a fantastic place to take a stroll. It is now a trendy, modern district, with lofts, theatres and night clubs occupying converted warehouse buildings, and luxury yachts from all corners of the world moored at the quay.
DAY 7: Cruising DayLet us look after you all day today. Wake up on board after a fantastic New Year's Eve, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast in our elegant restaurant. Our friendly staff are on hand to cater to your every need, whether you want to head to the tranquillity of Spa-Rosa, wrap up in a blanket on the Sun Deck with a speciality coffee, or enjoy a book and panoramic views from the cosy lounge of your A-Rosa ship. Later, we'll serve a fantastic brunch, seeing you into the New Year in style.
DAY 8: Cologne (Disembarkation)Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.
2022 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
|Departure||Ship||Cat (G) Deck 1 Family Cabin||Cat (B) Deck 2 Balcony||Cat (C) Deck 2 and 3 Balcony||Cat (D) Deck 3 Balcony||Cat (F) Deck 2 and 4 Balcony Suite|
REGULAR Rate includes: cruise, port tax, Wi-Fi, all meals and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.
With the Arosa Sena, you are in for a great experience.
The A-ROSA SENA features a hybrid propulsion system with electric and diesel engines, as well as a battery storage system that allows for virtually silent and emission-free city calls. It is a bigger ship than any other river cruise at 280 passengers; a dedicated children's area and pool; a deck for families with more space for the kids to spread out. All cabins feature a balcony except the famly cabins.
Guests can look forward to a whole new world of culinary pleasures and restaurant areas with gourmet buffets, served dinners and an à la carte restaurant. In addition, the A-ROSA SENA has several bars and elegant outdoor areas. There is even room service!!
5 Deck Ship