Cruising on the Rhine River
Sit back with a glass of Riesling and compare travel stories with fellow passengers, breathe in the fresh countryside air from your cabin balcony, explore quaint villages and cobblestoned streets, and fall in love with the beautiful Rhine river on your next cruise holiday.
Limited passenger numbers, sleek vessel design and personalised service ensures an intimate atmosphere on board a river cruise. The picturesque backdrop is a constant feature of your cruising experience – a stark contrast to the miles and miles of open water found on many ocean cruise trips. This isn’t about sailing in and out of ports, cramming as much into a brief visit as possible – river cruising allows passengers to immerse themselves in the local culture and history of their surroundings.
Sailing down the romantic Rhine clears the mind and frees the spirit. Your only dilemma: which main to select for dinner this evening?
Food, glorious food
The first thing you’ll see mentioned in any online cruise ship review is the quality and variety of meals served. First-class carriers are renowned for exceptional dining options, right across the board. Riverboats might not possess the same number of eateries as larger ocean liners, but passengers demand that the same high standards are maintained. In the case of many cruise ships operating along the Rhine, the standards are not only maintained, but invariably surpassed.
Buffet breakfast and lunch options allow guests to sample a broad mix of regional and international cuisine, while sit-down dinners cater to more sophisticated tastes. The blend of formal and casual dining is a feature of Rhine River cruising, and perfectly complements the delicious local fare on offer at each port-of-call. Travelling can be hungry (and thirsty) work, so it’s important that your riverboat provider has your culinary interests at heart.
Accommodation options are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Modern furnishings, tech features and big beds contribute to that “home away from home” feeling. The warm and inviting atmosphere continues throughout the vessel – from the welcoming lobby to the friendly lounges and bar.
The Rhine is captivating at any time of year, but for the best Christmas markets in the world, it’s hard to go past a December travel excursion to Cologne. Hearty meals, mulled wine and handcrafted gifts make it a festive celebration not to be missed. The Swiss city of Basel also boasts a lively atmosphere, with the medieval old town drawing large crowds of locals and tourists, alike.
Discover the unique history of each town and city on your itinerary. Celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the region and embrace the warm hospitality of its people. One river, many countries - it’s the best of Europe in one leisurely cruise. For more information, call 1300 954 661 and chat with your friendly Cruiseabout consultant.
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