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Dutch Bulbfields & Belgian Delight

Enjoy a relaxing springtime cruise through the gentle waterways of Holland and Belgium. See Holland’s delights including the famous Dutch Bulbfields of Keukenhof Gardens, windmills and traditional villages before we cruise to beautiful Brussels. Explore the vibrant city of Amsterdam and its myriad of canals and cobbled streets, discover traditional Volendam, museum-filled Hoorn, Enkhuizen with its spectacular oper air museum, bustling Rotterdam and stunning Antwerp.

Hoorn river view

Dutch Gardens Extravaganza

There really won’t be a better time to visit Holland. Join us for a very special garden-filled cruise taking in beautiful Brussels, historic Antwerp, former Roman fort Nijmegen and exciting Amsterdam. What’s more, we’ll enjoy a visit to Floriade 2012. Experience this 10 year event, created in 66 hectares featuring five themed worlds separated by wooded areas, a truly horticultural delight. Furthermore You’ll enjoy a visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens home to the most spectacular Dutch bulb displays and the largest flower gardens in the world. A floral extravaganza!

German & Swiss Rhine

This majestic cruise on the Rhine gives you the opportunity to explore more than the usual sights. You can relax and take in the views as your ship sails through some of the Rhine’s most stunning scenery in three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to take optional excursions to the stunningly beautiful Black Forest, romantic Heidelberg with its imposing sandstone castle or into Switzerland for more incredible vistas. Along the way, enjoy Strasbourg, the entire town centre of which is a World Heritage Site; bijou Speyer and vibrant Basel. There’s an endless list of sights to see and things to do!

Scenic Switzerland, Alsace and Rhine Valley

A wealth of cultural experience, history and stunning views await you on this relaxing cruise taking in three fascinating and very different countries bordering the Rhine: Switzerland, France and Germany. Explore the half-timbered houses of Strasbourg, see Basel’s stunning cathedral and wander the quaint lanes of Breisach. The best Europe has to offer on a relaxing river cruise – what could be better?

Rhine Valley Explorer

This cruise allows you to drink in the scenery as you explore colourful villages, gothic churches, medieval towns and ancient castles, as well as discovering the legends of the Loreley Rock. Explore the mountain resort of Konigswinter, the colourful half-timbered houses of Linz or the former Roman forts of Boppard and Mainz. After enjoying the views from the river, you can take the cable car from central Koblenz for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Rhine. A great cruise to explore the best of the Rhine Valley.

The Magical Moselle

The magical Moselle valley is renowned for its scenic beauty and charming villages. Experience the medieval Moselle bridge of Koblenz, Reichsberg Castle standing guard above Cochem, the historic architecture of Bernkastel, the ‘Old Crane’ of Andernach, Rüdesheim in the Rhine Gorge and Boppard with its unique riverside castle. This cruise through the heart of Germany’s wine producing country leaves behind the hustle and bustle of the big cities to ensure you stay as calm as the waters beneath you.

Moselle Valley Explorer

A beautiful cruise on the Moselle Valley is an experience you won’t forget. Join us on the elegant MPS Rotterdam to enjoy a relaxing cruise featuring central Europe’s most stunning scenery. Trier astounds with its Roman ruins; Bernkastel delights with its fountains; and Traben-Trarbach amazes with its French fort. You also enjoy Cochem, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Andernach – favourites of the Moselle and Rhine valleys.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle Melody

A relaxing trip through the spectacular Rhine and Moselle valleys is the perfect river cruise experience. Panoramic views and stunning landscapes slip quietly by as you sail. A cruise packed with ports of call to entice you including; Königswinter – home to Germany’s oldest cog-wheel railway, picture-perfect Cochem and its imposing castle, pretty town of Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle and Bonn famous for its gardens and palace – plus many more! This cruise combines the best of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers, offering you superb scenery all the way.

Rhine in Flames Extravaganza

Fire, water and light are the ingredients of this wonderful river cruise with a difference. Experience the aweinspiring ‘Rhine in Flames’ event, a dazzling display of fireworks that illuminates the night sky above the beautiful Rhine – a pyrotechnical wonder that must be seen to be believed. Choose from four fantastic itineraries, where you will witness this truly spectacular event up close and enjoy the Rhine in Flames 2012!

Colours of Autumn

Drink in the amazing autumn scenery, magnificent mountains and rolling vineyards from the comfort of your ship. The Rhine and Moselle’s most picturesque villages are made even more appealing with the addition of the
reds and golds of autumn. Enjoy the views in Cologne, Königswinter, Andernach, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cochem and Linz while you relax in style.

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