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4 & 5-STAR LUXURY RIVER CRUISES ON THE RHONE, DOURO, SEINE, RHINE & MOSELLE CRUISE IN RIVER CRUISES CRUISE IN RIVER CRUISES Cruise In Limited • 8 Westmarch Business Centre River Way • Andover • Hampshire • SP10 1NS Tel 01264 350750 • Fax 01264 361222 www.cruiseinrivercruises.co.uk • www.cruisein.co.uk BROCHURE PUBLISHED APRIL 2011 The cruise holidays and flights advertised are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority and we act as agents for licensed operators. Our ATOL number is ATOL T7027

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4 & 5-STAR LUXURY RIVER CRUISES ON THE RHONE, DOURO, SEINE, RHINE & MOSELLE
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Cruise In Limited • 8 Westmarch Business Centre River Way • Andover • Hampshire • SP10 1NS
Tel 01264 350750 • Fax 01264 361222 www.cruiseinrivercruises.co.uk • www.cruisein.co.uk
BROCHURE PUBLISHED APRIL 2011
The cruise holidays and flights advertised are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority and we act as agents for licensed operators. Our ATOL number is ATOL T7027
You could sum it up in three words – value, experience and quality. We’re talking sheer jaw-dropping value, without any reduction in levels of luxury, or any corner-cutting. We only use 4 and 5-star ships. In fact, we use the same ships, with the same staff, the same menus, the same service, the same itineraries as companies who charge much higher rates. So how do we do it at the prices we offer? Well, for one thing, we offer optional tours. This gives you the choice of doing what you want to do. This brings the price down. We never forget that a river cruise is a river cruise. As you may know, many well-known river cruise companies charge over £2000 per person for a week on rivers such as the Rhône! For that money you could buy an ocean-going luxury cruise visiting several countries for two weeks! We offer, on all the cruises we sell, not just the best value, but often the lowest prices you can find anywhere. We work hard to do this. In fact we often go beyond the call of duty by seeking out all sorts of add-ons and other attractions to help you get the most from your time and money. We wouldn’t send you on a cruise we wouldn’t go on ourselves! Cruises that are not good enough for us are
not good enough for you. Value is in our blood. There’ll never ever be anything cheap about us. But there’ll always be something fantastically inexpensive. That’s why we say, our prices are the best kept secret in the cruising world! That brings us on to experience. We sail most of the major cruising rivers of Europe. The Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Danube, Moselle, Douro. Many of our cruises are exclusive charters. We accompany many of the cruises, often organising our own tours and providing our own evening musical entertainment. On many of our cruises we specialise in top UK entertainment onboard, with the Cruise In Band and guest musicians, something unheard of in the river cruise industry. Sometimes we even bring on speciality music from the region we’re sailing through - as if 4, 5, or 6 of the best UK musicians isn’t enough! What other river cruise line could dream of supplying all this? And all on 4 and 5-star ships. Value, experience, quality, and personal attention to detail. That’s why we call ourselves Your Personal Cruise Consultancy. Now, let’s direct you to some of the superb, unique and wonderful value river cruise offers you’ll find in the following pages.
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Dear Friends, Welcome to our new dedicated Cruise In River Cruise brochure for 2011/12. It gives me great pleasure to introduce many of you for the first time to our own world of river cruising. It’s not a stuffy world. It’s fun. You’re certain to go home from one of our river cruises having not only enjoyed the experience, but with a host of new-found friends for life! Of the cruises featured in this brochure, I have personally experienced many of the ships and many of the itineraries. Which itineraries are best, I hear you ask. There’s no straight answer. They’re all very different. Let me expand on those I have done. The Rhine is a long, working river and it is busy year round with commercial traffic. It flows through industrial areas especially on the river section between Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. The ultimate Rhine, for me, begins at Dusseldorf or Cologne and goes fully upstream to Basel
in Switzerland. I go time and time again! My favourite towns and villages are Bonn, Königswinter, Rudesheim, Braubach, Strasbourg and obviously Basel to name a few. Then there’s the Douro River, in Portugal. Peaceful, fascinating, interesting, hot and above all relaxing. I’ve cruised it twice, once on the beautiful new Douro Cruiser and once on Invicta, a smaller, homely, older vessel. There are highlights you’ll never forget: dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery; atmospheric Pinhao; the Vintage House Hotel. And of course the tours and excursions. A short cruise of 4-nights is perfect time to see the whole of the navigable river. That’s a bonus, because you can spend 3 nights in Porto or Lisbon to make a week of it. You’ll love every minute. To me, 7 nights overall is just a wonderful experience. Porto is superb. Lisbon is large and amazing. So what else? I’ve done Venice on city-breaks and sea cruises but never on a river vessel around the lagoon. If I stayed there in a hotel for 4 nights would I be able to do full board including wine with meals on £600 per person? No! When I do the Rhone in August 2011 I’ll tell you what it was like but I’m sure it will be marvellous! And what can I say about a Paris cruise at Christmas time? I’ll always go to Paris because every season tells a different story! While you enjoy taking one of our cruises, no doubt we will be looking for more exciting things to do later in 2012 and 2013! All of us at Cruise In look forward to greeting you onboard one of our charters in the near future. Welcome to the world of Cruise In! CLIff ReDgRAVe, DIReCTOR
5-STAR MV ELEGANT LADY
5-STAR MS DOURO CRUISER
THE BEAUTIFUL DOURO RIVER VALLEY 4 NIGHTS ON 5-STAR DOURO CRUISER
10, 17 JULY • 7 AUGUST 2011
PORTO • BITETOS • REGUA • PINHAO • BARCA d’ALVA REGUA • PORTO
Four nights on the River Douro is the perfect length of cruise for this river. The Douro rises near Madrid and flows westward across Spain and northern Portugal to the Atlantic. The river valley is exceptionally beautiful. Rambling vineyards and charming native farms called quintas, cling to the steep sides of the valley creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions. Though it is the third longest river of the Iberian Peninsula, the Douro is only navigable in Portugal between Peso da Régua and Porto. This means any cruise longer than four days, a conventional week for example, means you find yourself filling time. In fact, Porto, the beautiful ‘City of Bridges’ with its heritage-designated medieval city centre, is so fascinating that it repays a longer stay in the city itself – see the next page for more details. A word about the name Porto. There is often confusion between the names Porto and Oporto. In Portuguese, the city is written with a definite article as, ‘o Porto’. The English translation of this is, ‘the port’. As a result, the city became known in English as Oporto. But its proper name in English, is Porto. So, having travelled to Porto in the morning we check in at the Vila Nova de Gaia Quay and embark at 14.00 on
to the Douro Cruiser. There will be welcome drinks and we’ll sail to Bitetos, our first stop. In the evening we’ll dine on traditional local fare at the beautiful Alpendurada Monastery, with its breathtaking views of the valley below. We’ll no doubt taste some of the wonderful local wines from nearby vineyards. Including of course, port, ‘the world’s finest fortified wine’. Returning to the ship we overnight on board at Bitetos. The following day we sail to the peaceful town of Régua. Backed by the spectacular Serra do Marão mountains and overlooking the river valley, the town is the official centre of the port wine region. From here an optional tour may be taken to Lamego, a delightful baroque town with a central square laid out as a public garden and surrounded by elegant 17th-century buildings. In the afternoon we sail to Pinhao where we overnight. The following day there’s an optional tour to the Mateus Palace. We say optional, but it’s really a must! We sail on to Barca d’Alva for a Portuguese barbecue and live folk music. Next day we return to Regua where we’ll overnight. The following morning we return to Porto for disembarkation and to say farewell to the Douro, one of Europe’s most beautiful ‘secrets’.
4 NIGHT CRUISE IT INER ARY Day 1 Embarkation at Vila Nova Gaia Quay, Porto 14:00 Sail to Bitetos Dinner at Alpendurada Monastery Overnight at Bitetos
day 2 Sail to Regua Optional tour to Lamego Sail to Pinhao Overnight at Pinhao
Day 3 Optional tour to Mateus Palace Sail to Barca d’Alva Portuguese barbecue & live Portuguese folk music Overnight at Barca d’Alva
Day 4 Sail to Regua *09:00 brief stop in Pocinho to depart optional tour to Foz Coa Museum Portuguese folk music and Fado show Overnight at Regua Day 5 Sail to Porto Disembarkation at Porto 14:30
PRICES
10 JULY 2011
MAIN DECK £499pp UPPER DECK WITH BALCONY £549pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £200
17 JULY, 7 AUGUST 2011
MAIN DECK £579pp UPPER dECK WITH BALCONY £629pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £200
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and en-suite shower/wc Travel arrangements as detailed below All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel supplements where applicable Full board on Douro Cruiser from breakfast on day 2 to brunch on Day 5. This includes hot and cold buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and 3-course dinner Dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery on Day 1 Portuguese barbecue on Day 3 Entertainment, Portuguese folk music & Fado show
TR AVEL ARR ANGEMENTS Fly direct from London Gatwick or Stansted to Porto and return. Flights are subject to availability and possible supplement at time of booking due to peak travel dates. Transfers between the airport and Vila Nova Gaia Quay are not included. Regional airport departures available with pre/post cruise stay please refer to pages 7 and 8.
PORTO or LISBON AND THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY 3 NIGHTS LISBON OR PORTO & 4 NIGHTS ON 5-STAR DOURO CRUISER
7, 14 JULY • 4 AUGUST 2011
3 NIGHTS IN LISBON OR PORTO B&B PLUS
PORTO • BITETOS • REGUA • PINHAO • BARCA d’ALVA • REGUA • PORTO
Lisbon The alpha city of Lisbon is absolutely beautiful. An alpha, or global city, as you probably know is one deemed important to the global economy. Lisbon is the Barcelona of Portugal and tourism is central to its economy. Everywhere you look there are sights to delight. The mixture of old and new architecture is brilliant. The tiled buildings and the distinctive ‘tiled’ pavements are unique. The tourist buses are great value. And the trams are sensational – if you like trams! If you sit near the doors you can watch the local urchins hitching a ride on the boarding step, clinging on by their fingertips! Health and safety eat your heart out! The trains too, are cheap, cheerful, clean and punctual. You can take the train to nearby Estoril, with its beautiful beaches, and from there it’s a leisurely stroll along the promenade to the charming resort of Cascais. And, of course, everything is usually bathed in glorious sunshine. If your Portuguese is a little rusty, don’t worry, the locals will help you out. Lisbon, the perfect city break before a river cruise.
Porto Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, is full of endless charm. It’s like a ‘Lisbon in the North’ but a tenth of the size. There’s so much for visitors to see. The trams, again rather like in Lisbon, are just brilliant. As you can tell by now, we love the place. Just along the coast there are holiday resorts such as Espinho with its wonderful cosmopolitan beaches. There are busy ports like Matosinhos, where you can eat the splendid seafood. There are traditional fishing towns like Póvoa de Varzim. Inland, there’s the quaint charm of Amarante, with its 17th century mansions overlooking the river. Amarante is famous for a kind of sweet egg pastry called ‘papos de anjo’ - angel bellies - you simply have to try those! In Vila Nova de Gaia, you can visit and taste the different varieties of Port in the lodges where the wine is blended and aged. The whole Porto area is busy and prosperous, but you can also drive along many calm roads with wonderful views over the river and the rugged, unspoilt coastline.
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDESPRICES
PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 5 FOR FULL 4-NIGHT CRUISE IT INER ARY
You may require a specific itinerary that differs to the above; perhaps you would like to add a hotel stay in both Lisbon and Porto? Please call to discuss, we are happy to help tailor your ideal holiday around The Beautiful Douro River Valley Cruise.
3 nights bed and breakfast in a 4-Star hotel in Lisbon or Porto Standard rail travel between Lisbon & Porto if applicable Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and en-suite shower/wc for 4 nights on Douro Cruiser Travel arrangements as detailed below Full board on Douro Cruiser from breakfast on day 2 to brunch on Day 5. This includes hot and cold buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and 3-course dinner Dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery on Day 1 of cruise itinerary Portuguese barbecue on Day 3 of cruise itinerary Entertainment, Portuguese folk music & Fado show onboard Douro Cruiser
TR AVEL ARR ANGEMENTS 3 NIGHTS PRE-CRUISE IN PORTO
Fly direct from London Gatwick, Stansted or Liverpool to Porto and return. Transfers between the airport and Vila Nova Gaia Quay are not included.
3 NIGHTS PRE-CRUISE IN LISBON Fly direct from London Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton to Lisbon and return. Travel by standard rail from Lisbon to/from Porto. Transfers are not included. Option available to fly from London Gatwick to Lisbon and return from Porto, please call to discuss. Direct Edinburgh flights to Lisbon available at a supplement.
ADDITIONAL FLIGHT ROUTES Flights are available direct from Bristol or Liverpool to Lisbon and from Dublin direct to Porto or Lisbon. Due to flight scheduling offered on these routes a different hotel duration pre/post will be required, please call to discuss costings and travel dates.
Due to peak travel dates ALL flights are subject to availability and possible supplements at time of booking
7 JULY 2011 3 NIGHTS PORTO + 4 NIGHT CRUISE
MAIN DECK £649pp UPPER DECK WITH BALCONY £699pp
7 JULY 2011 3 NIGHTS LISBON + 4 NIGHT CRUISE
MAIN DECK £699pp UPPER DECK WITH BALCONY £749pp
14 JULY, 4 AUGUST 2011 3 NIGHTS PORTO + 4 NIGHT CRUISE
MAIN dECK £729pp UPPER DECK WITH BALCONY £779pp
14 JULY, 4 AUGUST 2011 3 NIGHTS LISBON + 4 NIGHT CRUISE
MAIN DECK £779pp UPPER dECK WITH BALCONY £829pp
As if the prospect of four nights on a wonderful cruise wasn’t enough, you might like to add on an additional three nights in Lisbon or Porto to make a wonderful seven night trip! You may like to know the staff at Cruise In rate this one of the best ever river cruises!
LYON, THE MAGIC OF THE PROVENCAL RHONE, & THE CAMARGUE
2 NIGHTS LYON & 4 NIGHTS ON 4-STAR MS CAMARGUE
18 - 24 AUGUST 2011
LYON (2 NIGHTS B&B) + LYON • ARLES • AVIGNON • VIVIERS TAIN L’HERMITAGE • LYON
Days 1 & 2 Having arrived in Lyon we’ve two nights in a 4-star b&b with plenty of time to explore this marvellous city. The shops, the museums, the bars, the restaurants, the food markets - in modern times Lyon has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France! Then, after two hectic days of sightseeing, comes the welcome relaxation of the river cruise.
Day 3 We will board the 4-star MS Camargue, one of CroisiEurope’s prestigious ‘floating hotels’, from 4pm and the ship will depart at 5pm heading, of course, due south. There will be welcome cocktails, followed by dinner and an evening of entertainment. Cruising overnight.
Day 4 Enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the beautiful landscape of the south of France. We pass by Valence, overlooked by the Saint Apollinaire cathedral, and Montelimar, famous for its nougat. Then it’s through the great lock at Bollène. This has a water level variation of 20 metres and was one of the major engineering projects of the 1950s. Lunch will be served prior to arriving in Arles around 2pm. There will be an optional tour to the famous Camargue region. If you don’t fancy the tour, Arles, the largest city in France, is absolute magic. Set on the banks of the Rhône, it is exceptionally beautiful. It has
been described as ‘an open air museum’. We stop in Arles overnight, so time for an evening stroll and drink.
Day 5 Leave Arles early and arrive in Avignon soon after breakfast. Spend the morning strolling in town, admiring the famous bridge, before sailing at noon for Roquemaure. Lunch on board. Again, there will be an optional tour this time to the famous Ardeche Gorge. Perhaps you’d rather relax on a sun-lounger and enjoy the August sunshine. We meet those who have taken the coach tour at St-Etienne- des-Sorts around 5pm. We have an hour or two there, then leave for Viviers at 8pm. Dinner onboard. Arrive in Viviers around 9.30pm for an overnight stop.
Day 6 Depart Viviers early, breakfasting as we travel towards La Voulte, arriving in time for lunch on board. Once again, in the afternoon there is an optional coach tour, taking in wonderful panoramic views over the Vercors Plateau. While the tour takes place the ship will sail to rendezvous with the coach tour party at Tain l’Hermitage. There will be a Gala Dinner on board. We sail through the evening and overnight towards Lyon.
Day 7 Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9am in Lyon.
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES
MAIN DECK £699pp UPPER DECK £749pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £180pp
PRICES 2 nights bed and breakfast in Lyon 4-star hotel Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc for 4 nights on MS Camargue Travel arrangements as detailed below All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel supplements where applicable Full board on MS Camargue from dinner on day 3 to breakfast on day 7. This includes hot and cold buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch and 4-course dinner Drinks included with meals onboard MS Camargue: wine, water, beer, fruit juice, and one coffee Entertainment onboard MS Camargue
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TR AVEL?
EUROSTAR ANd TGV • 18 AUGUST TO 24 AUGUST 2011
Travel by standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet on Thursday 18 August. Sit back and relax on this one and a half hour journey to Lille Europe. On arrival join the TGV for your onward three hour train journey to Lyon. On Wednesday 24 August return by TGV from Lyon to Lille Europe to join the 14.06 return train, arriving St Pancras at 14.31. Transfers are not included.
FLY TO LYON • 18 AUGUST TO 24 AUGUST 2011
Fly direct from London Gatwick or Stansted direct to Lyon. All flights are subject to availability at time of booking. Transfers are not included.
IT INER ARY
LyonDay 1
16:00 Embark MS Camargue in Lyon Sail overnightDay 3
Pass through the great lock in Bollene 14:00 Arrival Arles Overnight Arles Day 4
08:00 – 12:00 Avignon 21:30 Arrival Viviers, overnightDay 5
Morning cruise towards La Voulte 12:00 – 13:30 La Voulte Afternoon cruise towards Tain L’Hermitage 18:00 – 19:30 Tain L’Hermitage Return cruise to Lyon, sail overnight
Day 6
Optional Tours will be available with French speaking guides only
ENCHANTING VENICE AND THE LAGOON 4 NIGHTS ON 4-STAR MS MICHELANGELO
9 - 13 OCTOBER 2011
VENICE • BURANO* • MURANO* • CHIOGGIA • PAdUA* • VENICE
DAY 1 Venice Board MS Michelangelo at St Basilio Quay, vaporetto station Santa Maria at 6pm. Enjoy a welcome pre-dinner cocktail reception to meet the crew. During dinner the ship will depart to re-position at the Seven Martyrs dock. Free evening in Venice. Overnight stop
DAY 2 Venice - Burano* - Murano* - Venice Following breakfast, enjoy the morning cruising on the lagoon before returning to Venice at midday for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy your first major taste of magical Venice. Take a walk through St. Mark’s Square, see the Rialto Bridge, ride the Number 1 water-bus on the tourist route. If you would prefer to book an optional excursion, set off from the ship on a private sightseeing trip by boat to the islands of Burano - famous for its lace-work, and Murano - known worldwide for its glassblowing. Following dinner, you can enjoy dancing in the lounge. Overnight stop
Day 3 Venice A full day in Venice to do what you want! Come back for lunch onboard or just find a sleepy, lazy pizzeria or cafe in
one of the back streets and alleys and relax with a bottle of wine. Alternatively, take an optional guided tour in the morning from MS Michelangelo to visit the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square. Don’t forget to come back for 7pm dinner though. You could even go out again in the evening and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Venice! Overnight stop
Day 4 Venice - Chioggia Area - Padua* - Venice Enjoy breakfast whilst cruising across the bay of Venice to Chioggia. Walk and discover the town at your own pace. Return for lunch, then choose to stay onboard and return to Venice, or join an optional excursion to Padua with its famous Basilica de Sant’Antonio. Padua is one of the prettiest cities in Europe, full of artistic treasures. Don’t forget to visit the Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the largest cafés in the world. While you’re in Padua, the ship returns to Venice where you will join it for a Gala Dinner and Evening onboard. Overnight stop
Day 5 Venice Following breakfast, disembarkation at the Venice Passenger Terminal
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES
MAIN DECK £599pp UPPER DECK £659pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Please Call
PRICES Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc Travel arrangements as detailed below. Some options carry a supplement All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel supplements where applicable Full board on MS Michelangelo from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5. This includes hot and cold buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch and 4-course dinner Drinks included with onboard meals: wine, water, beer, fruit juice, and one coffee Limited entertainment including gala evening
TR AVEL ARR ANGEMENTS
Fly from London Gatwick direct to Marco Polo, Venice airport. Direct flights from Leeds Bradford or Manchester to Venice airport also available at a flight supplement from £50 per person. Transfers between airport and shipside are not included. All flights are subject to availability at time of booking.
IT INER ARY
FREE DRINKS WITH ONBOARD MEALS
18.00 Embarkation at St. Basilio Quay Departure towards the 7 Martyrs dock. Overnight stop Venice
Full day in Venice *Optional guided tour of Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square Overnight stop Venice
Cruise Bay of Venice to Chioggia *Optional tour to Padua from Chioggia Afternoon cruise returning to Venice Overnight stop Venice
09.00 Disembarkation
Day 1
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Cruising the lagoon 12.00 Return to Venice *Optional tour to Burano and Murano Overnight stop Venice
Day 2
RHINE CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE 5 NIGHTS ON 5-STAR ELEGANT LADY
21 - 26 NOVEMBER 2011
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES
MAIN DECK £495pp UPPER DECK £555pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT +80% LILLE Add ON (Twin) £55pp
PRICES
Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc Travel arrangements as detailed below. Some options carry a supplement All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel surcharges where applicable Full board on MV Elegant Lady from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6. This includes early risers’ coffee, hot and cold buffet breakfast, morning coffee, 4-course lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course dinner and late evening snacks Entertainment nightly with the Cruise In Band One night bed and breakfast in a Lille 4-Star hotel on the 6-night itinerary
IT INER ARY
Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Market 12.30 - 14.30 Sailing to Rüdesheim Rüdesheim Christmas Market
08.00 - 1300 Sailing to Bonn Bonn Christmas Market
08.00 - 10.00 Sailing to Cologne Cologne Christmas Market
09.00 Disembark
Day 1
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 2
THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE IN 2011!
Come and join us on this fantastic 5 night Christmas Markets cruise on the luxurious MV Elegant Lady! This is a real ‘house party’ not to be missed and will include the renowned ‘Cruise In Christmas Party’ on the second night as we sail from Koblenz to Wiesbaden. The itinerary this year has not changed. It was so successful in 2010 we have kept everything the same, including our own Cruise In Band from the UK.
KOBLENZ
In 2010, the town was split to 3 different Market areas. This added a wonderful Christmas spirit to the main shopping streets. Pay a visit to the Koblenz Löhr-Centre. The centre piece Christmas decorations and tree are absolutely stunning! An optional coach excursion will visit Cochem on the Moselle for those that have been to Koblenz before.
WIESBADEN
‘The Twinkling Star Christmas Market’ is delightful. Set around the cathedral and market square, this could be described as the ‘locals’ own brand of Christmas. You’ll love the shopping streets around and you mustn’t leave town without having morning coffee in Maldaner!
RÜDESHEIM
The jewel in the crown! Such a beautiful place, even better with the stalls set in the lanes of Rudesheim, the Christmas lights bringing a glow of Christmas to everyone. In the evening, the chance to venture out for a drink and enjoy the entertainment of Lindenwirt hotel.
BONN
A superb array of stalls set around the cathedral and surrounding streets bring the city into fairytale life. You can even watch the ice skaters enjoying the chance of skating in the city on their own Christmas ice rink!
COLOGNE
24 hours to see any or all of the five Christmas markets that will be open! A chance to see the famous Dom Cathedral on an optional tour, shop till you drop in the pedestrianised centre and savour the wonderful Christmas atmosphere that is Cologne.
So there we are! One of the finest ships of the Rhine. The finest Christmas Markets. English entertainment onboard throughout. Come and join the party, one that we hope you’ll never forget!
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TR AVEL?
EUROSTAR ANd COACH • 21 NOVEMBER TO 26 NOVEMBER 2011
Travel by standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet on Monday 21 November. Sit back and relax on the hour and a half journey to Lille Europe. On arrival join our luxury coach to take you onward to shipside on the Rhine in Cologne. Our luxury coach will collect you from MV Elegant Lady on Saturday 26 November transferring you to Lille Europe for your 14:06 return train, arriving St Pancras 14:31.
FLY TO COLOGNE OR DUSSELDORF
Fly from London Stansted, London Gatwick, Manchester or Edinburgh direct to Cologne or direct from London Heathrow to Düsseldorf. All flights are subject to 2011 winter schedules. Many routes are subject to supplements at time of booking and may require a hotel stay pre/post cruise. Transfers between airport and shipside not included.
EXTEND YOUR TRIP TO 6 NIGHTS AND INCLUDE ONE NIGHT IN THE COLOURFUL TOWN OF LILLE • 20 NOVEMBER TO 26 NOVEMBER 2011
Why not add a night pre-cruise in Lille at £55 per person bed and breakfast? Travel by standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet on Sunday 20 November to Lille Europe. You can enjoy the afternoon and evening in Lille at your leisure. Our luxury coach will collect you at 11am on Monday 21st November from your Lille hotel to take you onward to shipside on the Rhine in Cologne. On Saturday 26 November our luxury coach will transfer you between MV Elegant Lady and Lille Europe for your 14:06 return train, arriving St Pancras 14:31. Transfer between Lille station and hotel not included.
NO SMOKING CRUISE
PARIS & THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS CRUISE 3 NIGHTS ON 4-STAR CROISIEUROPE RENOIR
27 – 30 NOVEMBER 2011
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TR AVEL?
MAIN dECK £325pp UPPER DECK Twin cabin £375pp UPPER DECK Double Cabin £375pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £170 REIMS Add ON (Twin) £70pp
PRICES Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc Travel arrangements as detailed below. Some options carry a supplement All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel surcharges where applicable Full board on MS Renoir from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4. This includes hot and cold buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch and 4-course dinner Drinks included with onboard meals: wine, water, beer, fruit juice and 1 coffee Entertainment and cabaret show One night bed and breakfast in Reims on 4 night itinerary
DAY 1: PARIS
Board at 6pm on one of CroisiEurope’s prestigious “floating hotels,” 4-Star MS Renoir, at Quai de Grenelle in Paris, just 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. Our 4-course dinner onboard is followed by a cabaret show. You could even go for a walk along the Seine, or to the Champs-Elysees to see the Christmas lights.
DAY 2: THE SIGHTS, ATTRACTIONS & CHRISTMAS MARKETS
After breakfast onboard, why not join the optional panoramic visit of Paris by coach with an English speaking guide. Visit the renowned sights such as Bercy, the Francois Mitterrand National Library, Bastille, the Marais, Latin Quarter, St Germain, the Louvre, the Pyramide, Opera Garnier, Place Vendome, Concorde, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides and the Trocadero. After lunch onboard enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. Visit the museums. Go shopping at Galeries Lafayette. Just take a stroll. Best of all walk the avenue des Champs Elysees and enjoy their wonderful Christmas market against the back drop of Paris. Even more, why not go to the best Christmas Market in the region with over 350 stalls at La Defense. Return to MS Renoir for evening dinner followed by dancing, or even venture out again to enjoy the vibrant night-life of Paris! Be back by midnight though, as we cruise to Le Pecq to moor overnight.
DAY 3: OLD MONTMARTRE WITH A PARIS BY NIGHT CRUISE
Early morning, we will sail through the Suresnes lock and pass the famous La Defense neighbourhood before arriving back to Quai de Grenelle. After breakfast, a wonderful optional morning tour by coach takes us to Old Montmartre. The Basilica of Sacre-Coeur has a surprising Byzantine style. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was finally completed in 1914. Located in the centre of the 19th century village of Montmartre, the Sacre-Coeur has been a favourite subject for artists, sculptors and poets for generations. Montmartre hill (or Butte) is one of the highest points of the Capital, where there is a superb panoramic view of 50km (31 miles) around Paris. After lunch onboard, the afternoon is free. The mooring point is just ten minutes on foot from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero Gardens, with the Invalides just a little further away; it is easy to visit Paris at your leisure. Time also to do a second Christmas Market! In the evening enjoy a gala dinner onboard and a Paris by night cruise through the city. Paris is beautifully illuminated at night and looks particularly attractive when viewed from our vantage point on the Seine as we pass some of the most famous and romantic buildings and monuments in the whole of Europe.
DAY 4: PARIS
EUROSTAR • 27 NOVEMBER TO 30 NOVEMBER 2011
Travel by standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet on Sunday 27 November to Paris Gare du Nord, returning on Wednesday 30th November. The journey time is just over two hours. Choose train times to suit you. Transfers between Gare du Nord and Quai de Grenelle are not included.
FLY TO CHARLES DE GAULLE, PARIS
Fly direct from London Heathrow, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham or Belfast to Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. All flights will carry a supplement, from £40 per person. Direct flights from Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Luton and Newcastle may be available subject to supplements and require a hotel stay in Paris. All flight routes are subject to 2011 winter schedules. Transfers between Charles De Gaulle airport and Quai de Grenelle are not included.
EXTEND YOUR TRIP TO 4 NIGHTS & INCLUDE REIMS CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 26 NOVEMBER TO 30 NOVEMBER 2011
Why not add a night pre-cruise in Reims at £70 per person bed and breakfast? Travel by standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet on Saturday 26 November at 10:57. Sit back and relax on the hour and a half journey to Lille Europe. On arrival join our luxury coach to take you onwards to our Reims hotel. You will have almost twenty-four hours to delight in the Reims Christmas Village with over 125 stalls, visit the cathedral or other beautiful sights in this wonderful town. Our luxury coach will collect you at 3pm to continue your journey to join Ms Renoir at Quai de Grenelle, Paris. On Wednesday 30 November at 09:30 our luxury coach will transfer you from MS Renoir to Lille Europe for your 14:06 return train, arriving St Pancras at 14:31.
Arc de Triomphe
Hotel Des Invalides
Eiel Tower
NO SMOKING CRUISE
EIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKETS SPECTACULAR 9 NIGHTS • 21 – 30 NOVEMBER 2011
BOTH CRUISES PLUS ONE NIGHT REIMS
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES
MAIN dECK £820pp UPPER dECK £920pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Please Call
PRICES Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc for 5 nights on MV Elegant Lady One night bed and breakfast twin room Reims hotel Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc for 3 nights on MS Renoir Full Eurostar and coach package direct to MV Elegant Lady and MS Renoir as detailed below All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel surcharges where applicable Full board on MV Elegant Lady from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6. This includes early risers’ coffee, hot and cold buffet breakfast, morning coffee, 4-course lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course dinner and late evening snacks Full board on MS Renoir from dinner on day 7 to breakfast on day 10. This includes hot and cold buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch and 4-course dinner Drinks included with onboard meals on MS Renoir: wine, water, beer, fruit juice and 1 coffee Entertainment nightly with the Cruise In Band on MV Elegant Lady French entertainment and cabaret show on MS Renoir
COLOGNE • KOBLENz • WEISBAdEN • RüdESHEIM • BONN • COLOGNE REIMS • PARIS
TR AVEL ARR ANGEMENTS
DAY ONE Travel by standard class Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet on Monday 21 November. Sit back and relax on the hour and a half journey to Lille Europe. On arrival join our luxury coach to take you onward to join MV Elegant Lady on the Rhine in Cologne.
DAY SIX Our luxury coach will collect you at 09.30 from MV Elegant Lady on Saturday 26 November transferring you to our Reims hotel. You will have almost twenty-four hours to delight in the Reims Christmas Village with over 125 stalls, visit the cathedral or other beautiful sights in this wonderful city
DAY SEVEN Our luxury coach will collect you at 3pm Sunday 27 November for your one hour journey to join Ms Renoir on the Seine, moored at Quai de Grenelle, Paris.
DAY TEN On Wednesday 30 November at 09:30 our luxury coach will transfer you from MS Renoir to Lille Europe for your 14:06 return train, arriving St Pancras at 14:31.
As with all our river cruises in Northern Europe, the coaches are supplied by Contiki Holland. Vehicles are of the highest standard and luxury and stay with us for the total duration, with the same drivers. This way we ensure Continental coaches with left hand drive plus drivers who also speak English. Half hour stops are taken at regular intervals on journeys of 1.5 hours or longer. Each coach has toilet facilities.
OUR COACHES
This promises to be not just Cruise In's best Christmas Markets trip ever, but also the best to be offered by any cruise or travel agent in the UK! We're proud, in fact we're over the moon, to be presenting a trip that's so special it has little chance of being repeated! In cruising terms, this is a 'back-to-back', joining two perfect cruise experiences together, one after the other, and adding a wonderful night in Reims - actually a 24-hour break - between cruises. Think about it. One moment you're cruising on the Rhine for five nights, then changing countries to experience one of the finest northern cities of France and finishing with three superb nights in magical Paris, no less! You get to try two different types of river vessels, including a line new to us, CroisiEurope. CroisiEurope is one of France's major river cruise lines. They have a fleet of 27 'Prestige' category recently-built vessels, all with Veritas certification, and all maintained and renovated each year. The ships are spacious, light, welcoming and refined. They operate on the most beautiful rivers and coastal waters in Europe. Before we get to Paris, there's another treat. Every year, the vibrant city of Reims holds one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. The locals really know how to celebrate. So they should.
Reims reputedly was the site, in the year 496, of the very first French Christmas celebration! Since then, apart from a few intervals for world wars and what not, Reims has laid on a huge Christmas party. Reims' Christmas Village market combines street entertainment, magicians, carol singers, and decorated wooden chalet stalls selling everything you can think of: presents and gifts of every kind, tree decorations, cards, wrapping papers, baubles, bangles and beads, more reindeers than you can shake a stick at, and a vast selection of wonderful, mouth-watering foods and drinks. The market is held in the tree-lined, pedestrianised streets of the city centre, complete with open-air skating rink, all lit with thousands of lights. Naturally Santa will be well in evidence with no doubt the usual fireworks, chef demonstrations and other delights. Unmissable! It will seem a shame to leave, but leave we must by 3pm. Yet we're only an hour from magical Paris, with your CroisiEurope cruise ship moored right by the Eiffel Tower! Here you will have the chance to unwind with two days in Paris at your leisure, or shop 'til you drop including yet more Christmas markets. What more could you ask for? It wouldn't surprise us if you're not coming home for a rest. Don’t delay, book today!
IT INER ARY
Day 3 Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Market Rudesheim Christmas Market
Day 4 Bonn Christmas Market
Day 5 Cologne Christmas Market
Day 6 Reims Christmas Market
Day 7 Paris
Day 10 Depart for UK
5-STAR MV ELEGANT LADY 4-STAR MS RENOIR
THE ULTIMATE RHINE ANd SWITzERLANd 8 NIGHTS 4-STAR MPS STATENDAM
16 - 24 APRIL 2012
COLOGNE • KÖNIGSWINTER • ANdERNACH • KOBLENz • RUdESHEIM MAINz • WORMS • SPEYER • STRASBOURG • BREISACH • BASEL
A superb Cologne to Basel river cruise on the elegant 4-Star MPS Statendam, one of the largest ships sailing on the European rivers. The carefully chosen itinerary is magical, based on our experience of the Rhine and the bewitching charm of Switzerland. Boarding Statendam in the afternoon, we sail south, passing Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven, to Königswinter where we overnight. The town is overlooked by the famous 1,053 ft Drachenfels, with its striking silhouette and ruined castle at the summit. Legend has it that Siegfried - the hero of the Nibelungenlied - killed a dragon living in a cave in the mountain, then bathed in its blood to become invulnerable. Hence, the mountain’s name ‘Dragon’s Rock’ - Drachenfels. The next day we move on to spend a morning in Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. From Koblenz we sail in the afternoon, past the famous Lorelei Rock, to overnight in Rudesheim, one of the most picturesque towns on the Rhine. The following day we make an early start for Mainz, with its old town full of fascinating shops. It’s also the starting point of an optional morning tour to the wonderful, spectacular Heidelberg. We’ll visit the fabulous castle overlooking the Neckar river valley, and on to the beautiful old town with its famed town gates and market place. Worms, home to the renowned Leibfraumilch wine and its famous Nibelungen
Bridge, is equally fascinating. The following morning we spend in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities. Here we get the chance of an optional tour to Bad Dürkheim, a health resort and old wine-growing town. Then it’s on to spend a full morning in Strasbourg giving time to visit the magnificent cathedral and square. In Strasbourg we can visit the magnificent cathedral and square, or take a leisurely guided canal cruise. Our optional afternoon tour gives us a wonderful chance to visit the Alsace region as well as visiting Colmar before rejoining Statendam at Breisach. And the finale? Two full days in Basel, Switzerland! A chance to visit so many places, many just an hour away such as Lake Lucerne, Zurich or a little further, Lake Thun, Interlaken and the mountain railways. We mustn’t forget Basel however. You will delight in this lovely city if you want to relax and unwind. All too soon, it’s over. A memorable holiday and a cruise to remember forever! And so to Basel where Statendam will become your floating hotel for the next two days. After we arrive, the remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy the delights of the city at your leisure. If you want to take it easy and relax on board, feel free. As in any city, what you do is up to you. And in Basel it’s bound to be brilliant.
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc Travel arrangements as detailed below. Some options may carry a supplement All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel supplements where applicable Full board on MPS Statendam from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 9 excluding lunch on days 7 and 8. This includes early risers’ coffee, hot and cold buffet breakfast, morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, 4-course dinner, late evening snacks Welcome Cocktail Party Cruise In Gala Night with wine included for dinner Captains Farewell Dinner on final night Entertainment nightly with the Cruise In Band
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TR AVEL?
EUROSTAR - LUXURY COACH - TGV TRAIN - EUROSTAR • 16 APRIL TO 24 APRIL One of the best routes you could possibly use! Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Lille Europe and onward by luxury coach to Cologne shipside to join MPS Statendam mid-afternoon. Your return journey will depart from shipside in Basel at 10.30 by luxury coach to Strasbourg Station taking just over an hour. Here you will join the luxury TGV train to Lille Europe where you will connect to your Eurostar for the return to Ebbsfleet or St. Pancras arriving at 17.00.
Add A NIGHT IN LILLE • 15 APRIL 2012 Add a night in Lille pre-cruise for £60pp bed and breakfast to enable you an easy journey from anywhere in the UK to connect with a choice of Eurostar trains throughout the day. Cost of travel to London and transfer to Lille hotel is not included. Our luxury coach will collect you from the hotel.
FLIGHTS • 16 APRIL TO 24 APRIL 2012 Fly direct from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester to Cologne or Dusseldorf and return from Basel or Zurich. All flight routes are subject to 2012 schedules and may carry supplements. Transfers to and from airports are not included but may be purchased at a later date.
OUR COACHES We use left-hand drive Continental coaches for tours and transport supplied by Contiki Holland. These are of the highest standard. They stay with us for the total duration, with the same English-speaking drivers. Each coach has toilet facilities.
IT INER ARY
MAIN DECK A £675pp MAIN dECK B £725pp UPPER DECK £795pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £100
PRICES
16:00 Embarkation in Cologne 17:00 - 21:00 Cologne to KönigswinterDay 1
12.00 - 17.00 Koblenz to RudesheimDay 3
06.00 - 08.00 Rudesheim to Mainz 12.00 - 17:00 Mainz to Worms 06.00 - 08.00 Worms to Speyer Day 4
13:00 - 24.00 Speyer to StrasbourgDay 5
13:00 - 20:00 Strasbourg to BreisachDay 6
05.00 - 10:00 Breisach to Basel Day 7
Basel, Switzerland OvernightDay 8
08.00 Disembarkation BaselDay 8
13.00 - 16:00 Königswinter to Andernach 19.00 - 24:00 Andernach to Koblenz Day 2
Itinerary subject to change
NO SMOKING CRUISE
SWITzERLANd ANd THE RHINE VALLEY 8 NIGHTS ON 4-STAR MPS STATENDAM
24 APRIL - 2 MAY 2012 BASEL • BREISACH • STRASBOURG • MANNHEIM • WIESBAdEN
RUdESHEIM • BRAUBACH • COCHEM • KÖNIGSWINTER • COLOGNE DAYS 1, 2 & 3 Three wonderful nights in Switzerland. After embarkation mid-afternoon, enjoy the delights of Statendam or take time to get to know Basel. On your two full days, why not take optional tours to visit Interlaken and Lake Thun. Or beautiful Lucerne, a photographer’s delight steeped in history. Or how about a visit to the Jungfrau and a full-day tour to the mountain railways? This is a magical time to enjoy the mountains and the delights of Switzerland. DAY 4 Our first day of sailing and a 09.30 stop at Breisach to despatch optional tours to fabulous Colmar, followed by lunch, a tour of the Alsace countryside or a visit to one of the finest castles in France, the mighty Koenigsbourg. Towering at almost 800 metres, the castle has panoramic views over the Alsace plain, the Vosges Mountains, the Black Forest and even as far as the Alps. We’ll also visit a delightful Alsatian village, Obernai. For those who wish to cruise on to Strasbourg, it’s very simple. Stay onboard! Late afternoon, those taking the tours will rejoin the ship at Strasbourg. Take an optional canal tour after dinner. DAY 5 A morning in Strasbourg to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of this vibrant town. It has been described as ‘neither too big or too small…where walking is a real pleasure… and where everything you need is close at hand…’ Book an optional walking tour or a trip on the canal. Then maybe you can shop and sightsee. We cruise the
afternoon to Mannheim and enjoy the Cruise In Gala dinner. DAY 6 For many of us the highlight is an optional tour to Heidelberg. Our tour guides will firstly take us through the imposing Heidelberg Castle, a magnificent red sandstone ruin that overlooks the Neckar River Valley. We then continue with a walking tour through the picturesque old town and market place to the famed gates of Heidelberg. We return to our ship at Wiesbaden and enjoy lunch as we sail to Rudesheim. This is one of the most picturesque towns on the Rhine. Visit one of the excellent hostelries. Go wine tasting. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy! DAY 7 We leave Rudesheim early for some magical cruising past the Lorelei Rock, the narrowest and deepest point of the Rhine, the place where the legendary siren bewitched the hearts of sailors. In Braubach enjoy a visit to Marksburg Castle, virtually unchanged from medieval times. It has been lived in for over 700 years and towers above the town. In the afternoon we sail to Cochem where we overnight. DAY 8 A morning in Cochem, the pearl of the Moselle! It’s a maze of narrow streets and twisting alleyways, with lovingly restored half-timbered houses, churches and medieval gates and walls. Magnificent Reichsberg Castle, dominates the landscape. During the afternoon we sail from Cochem to Königswinter where we overnight. DAY 9 All good things come to an end. We leave Königswinter early for disembarkation in Cologne.
WHAT THE TRIP INCLUDES Twin cabin with television, air con/heating and ensuite shower/wc Travel arrangements as detailed below. Some options may carry a supplement All mooring fees, air taxes and fuel supplements where applicable Full board on MPS Statendam from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 9 excluding lunch on days 2 and 3. This includes early risers’ coffee, hot and cold buffet breakfast, morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, 4-course dinner, late evening snacks Welcome Cocktail Party Cruise In Gala Night with wine included for dinner Captains Farewell Dinner on final night Entertainment nightly with the Cruise In Band
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO TR AVEL?
EUROSTAR - TGV TRAIN - LUXURY COACH - EUROSTAR • 24 APRIL TO 2 MAY One of the best routes you could possibly use! Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Lille Europe and onward by luxury TGV train to Strasbourg. Here you will join our luxury coach for transfer to shipside in Basel arriving mid-afternoon. Your return journey will depart from shipside in Cologne at 08.30 by luxury coach to Lille Europe where you will join your Eurostar for the return to Ebbsfleet or St. Pancras arriving at 15.00.
Add A NIGHT IN LILLE • 23 APRIL 2012 Add a night in Lille pre-cruise for £60pp bed and breakfast to enable you an easy journey from anywhere in the UK to connect with a choice of Eurostar trains throughout the day. Join your TGV to Strasbourg the following morning. Cost of travel to London and transfers in Lille are not included.
FLIGHTS • 24 APRIL TO 2 MAY 2012 Fly direct from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester to Basel or Zurich and return from Cologne or Dusseldorf. All flight routes are subject to 2012 schedules and may carry supplements. Transfers to and from airports are not included but may be purchased at a later date.
OUR COACHES We use left-hand drive Continental coaches for tours and transport supplied by Contiki Holland. These are of the highest standard. They stay with us for the total duration, with the same English-speaking drivers. Each coach has toilet facilities.
MAIN DECK A £695pp MAIN DECK B £745pp UPPER dECK £825pp SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £100
PRICES
Basel, Switzerland OvernightDay 3
06:30 - 09:30 Basel to Breisach 11:00 - 16:30 Breisach to StrasbourgDay 4
13:00 – 20:00 Strasbourg to MannheimDay 5
08:00 – 12:00 Mannheim to Wiesbaden 13:00 – 15:00 Wiesbaden to RudesheimDay 6
06:30 – 09:30 Rudesheim to Braubach 12.00 – 14.00 Braubach to CochemDay 7
13:00 – 19:00 Cochem to KönigswinterDay 8
05:30 – 08:00 Königswinter to Cologne 08.30 Disembarkation in CologneDay 9
Basel, Switzerland Overnight Day 2
Itinerary subject to change
5-STAR MV ELEGANT LADY
Built: 2003 Accommodation: 128 Passengers. Upper Deck: 34 Two Berth Cabins. Main Deck: 30 Two Berth Cabins.
Dimensions: Length 110 metres. Width 11.4 metres. Draught 1.4 metres.
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4-STAR MS RENOIR / MS CAMARGUE / MS MICHELANGELO
Built: 2001 Accommodation: 154 Passengers. Upper Deck: 28 Two Berth Cabins. Main Deck: 49 Two Berth Cabins.
Dimensions: Length 110 metres. Width 11.4 metres. (Deck plan shown is for MS Renoir)
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4-STAR MPS STATENDAM
Accommodation: 128 Passengers. Upper Deck: 34 Two Berth Cabins. Main Deck: 30 Two Berth Cabins.
Dimensions: Length 104.3 metres. Width 11.6 metres. Draught 1.55 metres.
5-STAR DOURO CRUISER
Built: 2004 Accommodation: 130 Passengers. Upper Deck: 38 Two Berth Cabins. Main Deck: 27 Two Berth Cabins.
Dimensions: Length 78.1 metres. Width 11.4 metres.
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HOW TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE IN RIVER CRUISE. TELEPHONE 01264 350750 FOR AVAILABILITY TRAVEL: Please refer to ‘How would you like to travel’ section for each itinerary featured.
TRANSFERS: Please refer to travel options for each itinerary offered. Luxury coach transfers included where specified.
GRATUITIES: Tipping is a matter of personal choice. The tips are pooled. Amounts recommended differ due to the star rating of river vessels and can range from 6 to 10 Euros per person per day.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: All clients must have travel insurance. For advice, please ring.
followed. Smoking is normally allowed only on the forward part of the sun deck and no smoking is allowed within the ship. If in doubt please ask us for confirmation.
PLEASE NOTE: We regret that the cruises featured are not suitable for disabled persons.
CRUISE CANCELLATION: In the event of a cruise being cancelled, you will get a full refund. There is a ‘no compensation’ clause, because river cruising can be affected by such conditions
OPTIONAL TOURS: These will be available on many of the cruises. Tour leaflets are sent out two months before travel or available to view online. DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, CANCELLATION: For 3, 4 and 5 night itineraries a deposit of £200 per person is due on the booking. For durations of 6 nights or more, a deposit of £300 per person is required. All balances are payable 90 days prior to the cruise. Cancellation charges: Up to 90 days: loss of deposit. Less than 90 days: 100%.
SMOKING POLICY: Where Cruise In charter a ship, a no smoking policy is enforced including smoking on the top deck. On group bookings for non chartered ships the cruise line policy is
as ‘no water’, flooding etc which means that the cruise would have to be cancelled.
Cruise In, on behalf of Dunav Tours, Feenstra, CroisiEurope, DouroAzul and Contiki Holland reserve the right to change itineraries without prior notification due to river conditions, mooring problems etc. We can, however, assure you that this will not affect your enjoyment of our hand-picked cruises.
While every care has been taken in the production of this brochure, cruise in accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.
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