Cologne to Cologne
7 Night North Rhine Cruise

 

From Cologne to Ijsselmeer, Hoorn, Zaanstad, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Gent, Antwerp and Nijmegen to Cologne. The mighty Rhine’s final act is a stunning one. Before it joins the North Sea, it splits into five branches and spreads through the untouched countryside like a vast fan. It’s now in a rush to leave behind its famous cities with their people, culture, museums and incredible architecture. As you breathe in the incomparable air, you can understand why the river’s in such a hurry. Gusts of wind whistle around you – and are those seals you see? You are filled with an indescribable sense of freedom. And yet at the same time, you are pleased to spot one of the old Dutch fishing villages with its quaint stepped-gable roofs and colourful sailboats

 

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Cologne Germany)   5:00pm Embarkation 2:00pm
2 Cruising on the Ijssel Sea     Cruising on the Ijssel Sea
  Hoorn (Netherlands) 12:00pm 11:00pm  
3 Zaanstad (Netherlands) 6:00am 12:00pm  
  Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1:00pm 11:00pm Optional city tour of Amsterdam  with free time
4 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 8:00am 2:00pm  
  Rotterdam (Netherlands)       Afternoon Rotterdam harbor tour
5 Ghent (Belgium) 07:00am 6:30pm Optional city tour with free time
  Late evening cruise to Antwerp      
6 Antwerp (Belgium) 3:00am 6:00pm  
7 Nijmegen (Netherlands) 9:00am 1:00pm Optional tour
8 Cologne (Germany) 06:00am   Disembarkation 8:00am

- subject to changes -

 

 

DAY 1: Cologne, Germany (Embarkation)

Cologne, the old Cathedral city, is also one of the most important traffic hubs and commercial centres in Germany, with world famous trade fairs and a busy shipping traffic. Cologne developed out of a Roman colony and looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. In the Middle Ages it was one of the leading towns in Germany. The Second World War destroyed most of the inner city; these parts were rebuilt in a modern style. The landmark and emblem of the city is the Cathedral, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Other tourist attractions are the town hall, the Malakoff Tower, the St Martin Church and the old abbey.

DAY 2: Hoorn, Netherlands

The delightful little town of Hoorn lies on the Ijsselmeer, towards the northern Rhine. Back in the 16th century, Hoorn was one of the Netherlands’ most important ports. Today, many of its buildings still bear witness to this heyday. A visit to Hoorn during your Rhine cruise is an activity not be missed. Walking tour of this charming town. Free time to explore.

DAY 3:  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is located in the provinces of Noord-Holland. Including its ten outer suburbs, Amsterdam has a population of over one million inhabitants, forming the largest conurbation in what is known as "Randstad Holland". The city is the hub and cornerstone of the Dutch economy thanks mainly to its importance as a commercial centre and the country's second largest port. Amsterdam is unusual in many ways, i.e. it has more than 2000 architectural monuments, world-class museums and historic canals, but also its unique and liberal atmosphere makes it stand out

DAY 4: Rotterdam, Nerhterlands

Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is located on both banks of the Nieuwe Maas, the southern arm of the Rhine, joined by the little River Rotte. Since the opening of the Europoort in 1966, Rotterdam has been the largest port in the world, and in consequence has developed into a gigantic commercial and industrial centre whose full potential is still very far from being realised.

DAY 5:  Ghent, Netherlands

We will now head along the northern Rhine towards Ghent. Here you’ll find splendid architecture, artistic masterpieces, delightful landscapes and absolute tranquillity. The capital of East Flanders is part of a quartet of Flemish centres of art – the others being Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels. Discover Ghent’s treasures, including the baroque Saint Bavo’s Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen, a moated castle. And in the old town, you’re sure to find a nice place to sample a good cup of coffee and some Belgian delicacies.

DAY 6:  Antwerp, Belgium

Thanks to its port, Antwerp was an important centre of trade and commerce even before historical records began. In addition to its long established traditions in banking and insurance, the continual expansion and modernisation of the port has seen the emergence of a multitude of trades and industries. Today Greater Antwerp is the biggest industrial conurbation in Belgium. Antwerp's international reputation is partly due to the diamond industry and the special role the city plays in the diamond trade worldwide. The city's remarkable reputation does not just rest on its trade and industry, it is also the cultural capital of Flanders.

DAY 7:  Nijmegen, Netherlands

Did you know that Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands? You only need to cross the Waalburg arch bridge into the centre to understand why the 160,000 inhabitants are so proud of their city: the Waalkade wharf and the silhouette of the city-centre buildings combine to form a truly impressive sight. In this Hanseatic city, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. Discover this wonderful spot directly from your A-ROSA ship during your Rhine cruise.

DAY 8:  Cologne (Disembarkation)

Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.


2019 / 2020 Per Person Cruise Only Fares   

Departure Ship Cat (S) Deck 1
Back Deck
Cat (A)
Deck 1
Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors Cat (G)
Deck 1
Family Cabin
Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite with French Doors Cat (F) Deck 3 Balcony Suite
18-May-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
25-May-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
01-Jun-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
08-Jun-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
22-Jun-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
$4224
$5589
29-Jun-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
$4224
$5589
06-Jul-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
13-Jul-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
20-Jul-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
27-Jul-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
03-Aug-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
04-Aug-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
11-Aug-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
18-Jul-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
25-Jul-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
01-Aug-19 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
07-Sep-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
14-Sep-19 Silva
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
 
$4224
$5589
21-Sep-19 Silva
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
 
$3834
$5068
28-Sep-19 Silva
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
 
$3834
$5068
05-Oct-19 Silva
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
 
$3314
$4419
12-Oct-19 Silva
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
 
$3314
$4419
19-Oct-19 Silva
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
 
$3314
$4419
23-Oct-19 Aqua
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
     
                 
17-May-20 Aqua
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
24-May-20 Aqua
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
     
31-May-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
07-Jun-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
14-Jun-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
   
21-Jun-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
   
16-Aug-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
23-Aug-20 Aqua
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
     
30-Aug-20 Aqua
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
     
06-Sep-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
13-Sep-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
20-Sep-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
27-Sep-20 Aqua
$1689
$1948
$2404
$2534
     
04-Oct-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
11-Oct-20 Aqua
$1949
$2208
$2663
$2794
     
11-Oct-20 Silva
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
 
$3314
$4419
18-Oct-20 Aqua
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
     
18-Oct-20 Silva
$1429
$1688
$2079
$2208
 
$3314
$4419

* N0 Single Supplement

REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), 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.

 

3 Deck Ship

3 Deck  
Deck 3
Cabins are Cat D with
French Doors

Deck 2
Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors

Deck 1
4 back cabins 
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A

 

4 Deck Ship

Deck 4 Deck 4
Deck 3 Deck 3
Green Cabins are Cat D with
French doors, Lite blue is Jr Suite with French Doors and Dark blue are suites with balconies
Deck 2 Deck 2
Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors
Deck 1 Deck 1
2 yellow cabins 
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A